Saturday, February 11, 2017
Poop! There It Is
That sentiment brings a smile to my face. I could not resist purchasing this stamp from The Paper Forest in Washington, Illinois. I was invited there to come for a visit. It had been a long time since I had stepped into a scrapbook store. Our local one closed a while back. All we have here are the big box stores. I walked around the store several times to make sure that I didn't miss a thing.
When I sat down to make something, I was at a loss as to where to begin. Inspiration was an arms length away. On the shelf next to me are books of sketches that I hadn't picked up in a long time.
As I looked through the sketches, I found one that would fit the stamp I wanted to use. Then I looked through my box of 6x6 paper and found paper from a while back. It really felt good to use supplies in my stash from long ago. I did manage to find a store that still had the paper pad.
When I get in a rut, sometimes I just pull out a kit and make the exact things others have made. I find it relaxing to just make something and follow the directions than to think of something new and original.
I hope that you don't mind that I pulled out old supplies to use with new stamps and used a sketch. As crafters we go for the latest and greatest and we don't have time to use all our supplies. Sometimes, with a little help (like a sketch) we can make a dent on our abundance of products that we have saved with 'some day' in mind.
Where do you go for inspiration when you get in a rut?
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