Wednesday, June 27, 2007


(Art card inspired by Kal)

(My take on the Love at first sight Dare)

It's back. WOOO HOOO! I thought I lost it - my creativity that is. I wasn't really feeling it with my art cards and I was having trouble coming up with ideas. But, I've been inspired. This morning it was by Kal Barteski and her amazing art work and art lessons! (Thanks Kal!)

This evening it was by the tv show - So you think you can dance. And while I watched it, I skimmed through Rebecca Sower's Scrapbooking Life's Little Moments book. She is the featured designer this month on Scrap In Style TV's website (for which I am totally addicted - what a fun little community of scrappers - so much positive encouragement there!)

Here's a little overview on Rebecca's style and her book that I'm interested in exploring:
She loves: tags, leaves, vintage, buttons, fabric, quotes, collages, wings, sewing, stamping, paint, and frames
Ideas I gleaned for journalling;
- What does your heart value?
- What does it mean to you? ie) to curl up with your little one each evening and read a bedtime story?
- scrapbook reality - less of what I see, more of what I feel
- To be a friend one must show himself friendly (cool quote - could go many places with this)
- scrapbook from the heart
- decide what you want to say - plan your layout around that
- give details about the story behind the picture
- write down at least one memory for each family member every other day (or once a week)
- details define life!

Some more ideas:
- use visual lines for journalling (try sewing them)
- how can I add texture to this?
- use those markers!


nicole said...

Glad to hear you got your creativity back...although I must say I didn't realize it was missing - you have been posting so many amazing pieces lately!! Again love the two today...I really need to start trying out the pencils...and try the 6x12 format! As always thanks for the inspiration.

Jude said...

Oh my word, I have had that same book out EVERY night for the past week, just reading and re-reading the cool stuff she shares! How funny. I love your new LO and art card. I am hoping to find my mojo TONIGHT... i have been falling asleep too early lately!!

Lynn said...

Love your card and your layout! awesome! Glad you got your creativity back!

Corey said...

seems like there's several of us in the same spot creativly. I'm trying to find my JO too. You know, as long as I've been scrapping, I don't have this book?! Can you believe it? It's like a staple in the SB world. I think I'm gonna see if I can pick it up somewhere. Good stuff Kim. Thanks so much for sharing!

Toya said...

I really love this layout Kim, you did a great job!!!

dana said...

Luv all this stuff. Thanx 4 the tip (Kal)--a great "step by step" on there!!

jessi said...

glad you found it again!!! you're stuff has been very inspiring lately!!!

love the card and the the 6x12 size very cool!!

camport said...

All caught up!

Love all your cards and pages. Glad to be back!


Melissa said...

Didn't realize you had lost any creativity. It's funny how we criticize ourselves when it comes to our scrapping.

Love your stuff and I have to get over to this SIS website. Just haven't had the energy to do it yet...

Keep it up girl!


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