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Showing posts from January, 2019

Baby on board

I have to admit I find it easier to be creative when I have a purpose. If it's someone's birthday, a wedding, Christmas time or a baby. It's just so much easier to try and kick off a crafting session when you have someone in mind for the card.  

A good friend of mine is having her first baby in March and I was attending the baby shower on the weekend.  I used the A Little Wild stamp set to make this card. Along with Swirls and Curls embossing folder on the base card stock.  I also used a Layering Circle Framelit to cut out the circle that the cute little bear is peaking out from.

I completely forgot to take photos the day I made it so these were snapped on my phone before heading out.  My forgetfulness means I forgot to take a photo from the inside. If I had you would have seen that I had stamped another image of the back of the bear and layered it so you could see it on the inside from the back.  Oh and I water coloured it all in using Stampin Blends. They are super easy…

How to build creativity into your life

After a big year in 2018 I took some time off over the New Year and as I usually do, and spent some time reflecting. Reflecting on the year that was, and thinking about the year that is to come. Over the past few years I've been setting intentions for my life as an alternative to New Year's Resolutions. Rather than focus on a goal around health or specific achievements I've focused on words that reflect traits or attitudes I want to bring into my life. Studies show that by setting positively framed intentions and being mindful of them you are able to program your subconscious mind to help you make decisions to help you achieve those intentions. I've found this incredibly helpful the past few years and have carried it forward to 2019 where my word for the year is INTENTIONAL. What does that have to do with creativity and this blog? Great question. I'm glad you asked it.

My blog turns 10 this year. In fact it turned 10 on Saturday. Something I didn't realise unt…