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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Do you ever...

Do you ever get so excited to try a new technique or idea that you push other projects out of the way to start this new project and then another shiny object comes your way and the new project just doesn't get finished either?  

I consider myself a scrapbooker.  I have two scrapbook layouts all laid out and ready to be taped down with just some finishing touches to be added... but it seemed like "work" (haha) so I have them stacked on the corner of my desk.  I've been trying out new techniques on my scrapbook layouts - whether design ideas inspired by Noell Hyman at Paperclipping (www.paperclipping.com), or story ideas from Stacy Julian at Big Picture classes, or technique ideas from May Flaum (www.craftwithmay.com) but I got distracted.  By card making.

I'm kind of on a card making roll.  I have been taking all of these classes (online and in person, too) and have been filling my brain with all sorts of new techniques and ideas.  Even reinforcing old techniques and ideas too.  My brain is overflowing with ideas.  This is, of course, reflected in the massive amount of clutter in my scrapbooking room.  There are a lot of ideas and projects happening.  Really.  

The blog is motivating me to get projects finished.  It makes me feel like they have to get done.  I think sending my first child to college (and the other two to High School) may be bothering me more than I realized.  Adjustments.  But on the positive side, more time to craft!

Here is a scrapbook layout inspired by Noell Hyman:

I think it may need a title, but I've got nothing, so for now, it is being considered done.

And here are some cards I've been working on.  The first is based on my Richele Christensen class (www.californiaartgirl.blogspot.com) and the rest are my interpretation of that!



This was an unfinished card that has been on my desk for weeks (ok, maybe months), but it is now finished!

 This is inspired by May Flaum's Distress Ink class.  Stamping with water.  Brilliant.  Can't believe I had never thought of it before!  Told you I have been taking a lot of classes.


That's it for today!  Thanks for visiting.  Hope you have a crafty day!

Leslie




3 comments:

Chary Deiling said...

I love, love, love the wonderful card!! They are all gorgeous

Elise (lil gik) said...

I can totally relate to having more ideas than time! Your layout and cards are so pretty, love the look you achieved with the ink!

Izzy Anderson said...

That's a great picture of your daughter and I love the way you used orange accents on the layout to draw us in. Your cards are beautiful!

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