I know I can always trust one of my favorite bloggers, Kristina Werner, to inspire me to create something new. Last weeks MACM was no different. The project for this video was a little card sketch book – what a great idea. Since I became a blogger myself, and an avid blurfer ("blog surfer") I have seen how other paper crafters use sketches as a part of their creative process. It's sort of what a recipe is to cooking, it makes things a little bit quicker and easier when you feel like you can't come up with something totally original.
However, I never had a good way to keep track of card ideas or sketches that I liked. I doodled on whatever was closest to me at the time of inspiration, on little pieces of paper that were never to be found again…=(
But no more, check this out! My very own sketchbook.
I used the PDF that Kristina so graciously shared on her blog for the interior pages. Then I made a simple cover for the book using SU! Pink Flamingo DSP. The frame (inkadinkado) was stamped on a piece of Tempting Turqoise using Versa Mark ink and SU! White Embossing powder. I love how the frame looks.
My handwriting messed it all up a bit though. However, sometimes it's good to not be too picky about how things turn out. This book is supposed to be used, so it doesn't really matter if the staples are slightly messy (yes, I messed those up too. Blaming my old stapler on that one), or the handwriting is not as beautiful as you wanted it to be. I am still thrilled to have my own little sketch book. A place to jot down inspiration when it strikes me.
Thank you for stopping by,