Friday, May 19, 2017

Midway through May Inspiration

Hi guys! I've been a little preoccupied over here with our 4 month old Schnauzer Gus Gus and just life. Not a whole lot of time for scrapbooking lately. Which is ok :)

I wanted to pop in quickly to give a little inspiration and share about a new class I'm taking. I just started Studio Calico's newest class - Summer of Sketches 2017.  I love sketches! They really do have the ability to drag you out of a scrapbooking rut, if you've been in one. I like sketches because they are a blank slate full of inspiration. They are simple and allow you to use whatever colour palette and products you choose. There is no theme to follow. Just plain and simple, a sketch. I could easily come up with 5 layouts for one sketch! *I am promoting this class completely on my own because I really do think it's a great deal - free awesome stamp set with class while they last - and because I think it's FULL of inspiration. Below image from Studio Calico showing the stamp set you receive with class (while supplies last).

Here is one layout I made up after creating a few layouts for the week one sketch inspiration. My last post talks about the more you create the more the ideas flow and the better they get. It's so true. Once I get started I can scrapbook for days on end! It's true. The ideas just come flowing!

This layout was inspired by the colour palette from an older A Beautiful Mess Messy Box (found in their shop) that I bought from a Studio Calico friend. I had been looking for the kit since it was sold out and she graciously sold hers to me! It arrived yesterday and I immediately took it to my studio to make something quickly with it. That washi tape!!! In. Love. (sidenote: I booked our babysitter yesterday to get some spring cleaning done but sneaked in some self love time instead. Much more important than cleaning!)

Everything used on this layout, with the exception of that fabulous orange/lavender washi tape, was sitting on my desk. It took me 15 minutes to make. Simple, pretty and done. I did have to print out the photo too, which didn't take any time. My phone is connected to my computer via wifi. Super fast to print through the canon app. My printer is the Canon Pixma MG7720 (I also have the 7100 - the short of it is it won't print photos larger than 4x6 without having lines through the image. It's old though. So I bought the new version on sale for $100 and use both now).

The little flower illustration is from my doodling on scrap paper. I had tried to take part in the #100daysof ... project but I failed miserably haha! I just can't do challenges like that. Too many people need my attention in our house in this season of my life. Down the road I can't wait to try to make it to 100! I think I made it to 11? haha

I matted the 8.5x11 layout on a Studio Calico grid paper that I trimmed to 9x12. I plan on including it into my 9x12 Project Life album. I try to plan pages with an album in mind. Thinking about where I want to ultimately have a layout live. This one was just a fun one about me. Perfect for my PL album. Which I am so not up to date on btw! But that's ok. :) 

Happy May Long Weekend! 

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