Monday, May 19, 2014

Inspiration from Inspiration

Inspiration breeds inspiration, right? The second 2014 [inter]National Scrapbook Month challenge at Club Scrap Creates is to be inspired by something posted on the blog to create a new piece of art.

I have to tell you, the wealth of inspiration on that blog is phenomenal!! I did some blog surfing and found a bunch of techniques I hope to try, but one entry just grabbed me. HERE is Karen's entry. She was inspired by a card she found on Splitcoaststampers. (Sources in captions below pics.)
Inspiration source #1 . . . Jennae . . . Splitcoaststampers
Inspiration source #2 . . . Karen . . . Club Scrap Creates

And here are the cards I created. The "I Miss You." cards were created with Club Scrap's Nature's Wonders collection (now extinct). Sentiment stamp from Fire & Ice (November 2013). These cards will be sent to Operation Write Home.

I turned the design sideways to create these cards to send to my mom and mother-in-law. The mother stamps are from Close to My Heart, papers are Club Scrap's English Garden collection, the fiber is CS's Color in Black & White, and paisley stamps are CS's Paisley (all these CS collections are extinct).
What have you been inspired by lately? Check out the challenge at Club Scrap Creates and enter your inspired artwork! Last day to enter is May 30. Can't wait to see what YOU make!

Until next time,

Lisa Kay

Friday, May 16, 2014

Disney Autographs Mini Album

"Best laid plans of mice and men" . . . you know the saying. There is just not enough energy to be creative and blog about it lately. Good news, though, I've been more creative in the last week than I have in the last month!

To celebrate [inter]National Scrapbooking Month, Club Scrap is hosting some challenges. The first one (deadline is tonight!) is to create a Passport to Fun mini album. You can find the challenge and submissions HERE

This album is a lot of fun. It's made with envelopes for 5x7 cards, plus some cardstock mattes, two booklets, and some pages tucked into the envelopes.
I pulled out my kit and assembled the mini album, which took less than an hour--my kind of project! As I'm putting it together, I realize that the primary colors will go perfectly with pictures from our trip to Disney World back in '09 (which still haven't made it into an album!)
I decided to focus only on pics of my daughter with the characters we met. It was her first time to WDW, and we went to a lot of character meals. She was all smiles that week--what a blast!!
I had made her an autograph booklet that she carried around. You can see it in the photo of her and Eeyore. For this album, though, I decided to pull the pages out of the autograph book and include them in the mini album with the pictures. I think having the pictures and autographs together make them all more meaningful.
No time/energy right now to complete the book, but I hope to soon. My daughter will enjoy looking through it and reliving memories of our special trip.

Until next time,

Lisa Kay :-)