Saturday, May 24, 2014

a day in the life of the creatively uninspired

A friend of mine is expecting a baby in August, and I'm helping with her shower.  I volunteered to be in charge of the games and thought it would be fun to make the prizes instead of buying something.  Three weeks ago this seemed like a brilliant plan.  I went to a stamping party with my BFF, ordered lots of new supplies, and left feeling creatively inspired.  My plan was to make note cards with five cards in each forward to present day.  We're now T-minus two weeks to the shower, I just got the supplies, and I pretty much have no time to make the note cards!  In typical fashion, I way over planned my three-day weekend, leave next Friday for a 4-day trip to NorCal for my cousin's wedding, and literally every night this week is booked. :-/ In an effort to make every minute count, I took a few minutes this morning to start planning the cards and later in the day managed to get 4 cards done in an hour-and-a-half.  Not my greatest track record ever, but it's a start.  Here's a look at what I've done so far.

I seem to craft best on the floor...and can make quite the mess!  
I like to watch TV while I work, and this go around I'm watching one of my 
favorite British series, Inspector Lewis. 

I'm a sucker for detail, and nothing says 'finishing touch' like an envelope liner.

I'm going for a variation on a theme.  Pansies, hearts, and chevrons are in!

Four down...6 more to go.  Now that I have a few established designs, 
I'm hoping to use the same pattern but change the colors.