Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Don't even ask...

...that question! The time question! As in "where has the time gone?"!

Another week arrived and is already halfway done. And it's the 25th of November {gasP}. Just one more month to Christmas.  My list of to-do's is still very fresh, as in nothing has been ticked off. I have those gifts to do, those cards I so proudly spoke of, my December Daily album to take care of too!  Hmmm... seriously...where has the time gone?

I can leave you with some wise words on this crazy, busy Wednesday as I get to that list!

I'll be back with some inspiration.

Monday, November 16, 2009

A brand new week

It's Monday again, too soon these Monday's roll around. I've just done a quick count and there are a mere 6 more Mondays left this year. If you placed all those Mondays side-by-side, there would be less than one week of Mondays - scary, I know! Moral of the story... make the most of your Monday!

So this Monday I have a clean desk (finally). I do have a few exciting things on it, some designing, some creating, some just for fun - oh and the odd bit that still shouldn't be on it, but I have no idea where to store it for now.

This Monday also starts some SERIOUS planning for Christmas. I have gifts to make, some to send off in the post across land and sea. Oh, and Christmas cards. I have a "Christmas Card List" this year - so official of me - I have my usuals but then quite a few more who have touched my life since the arrival of our little soul and need to be added.

First on my to-do list is designing for this fabulous Home Studio Kit. I'm loving the vintagey colour scheme which will be just perfect for Christmas photos of all types. The kits go on sale the first week in December so don't delay, contact The Scrapping Studio to reserve yours. This is the perfect way to fast track your Christmas scrapbooking - make the page and then add photos - perfect.

Included in the kit is a sheet of these Creative Souls Christmas doodles.
If you saw them launch then you'll know they were a 'once-off'. But, by special request, these gorgeous Christmas doodle rub-ons are available... HOWEVER... they are ONLY available in the above Home Kit and then when they're gone, they really are gone (for good).

I have loved using them again on my layout - they rub-on really well, don't crack or tear and there's so much more you can do with them (see back of pack for more info).

And then, because it's Christmas, there's a little *sprinkle of goodness* from me - with a little love of course.

My creating this week will be finishing up one of these. It's been so much fun to create pages and add photos - calendar done, and gift done! Check out some fun downloadables here  or this one for something different or take a look at these options.

You'll need to print the calendar page, but other than that you're sure to have a stack of goodies in your stash you could use to decorate the pages. How about using some of those completed pages from various events that haven't found a home in an album yet.

Once I get through my list of must do's, I might just create a couple more of them...

Happy week to you.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

1 +1 = 2

My love of reading, using and creating with quotes is followed a close second by my enjoyment of words themselves and their meanings!

I'm a great fan of this fabulous online dictionary and thesaurus and as the editor of Time & About magazine (another scrapbook mag no longer around) I spent many hours word hunting.

And today, just for fun, and because it's weekend inspiration time, I want to share 2 very special words with you straight from the dictionary...

cre·a·tive (krē-ā'tĭv) [kree-ey-tiv] –adj.

1. Having the ability or power to create
2. Productive; creating
3. Characterized by originality and expressiveness; imaginative

Related Forms:
cre⋅a⋅tive⋅ly, (adverb); cre'a·tiv'i·ty; cre⋅a⋅tive⋅ness, noun

soul  [sohl] –noun

1. the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans,
2. the emotional part of human nature; the seat of the feelings or sentiments
3. a human being; person
4. high-mindedness; noble warmth of feeling, spirit or courage, etc.
5. the inspirer or moving spirit of some action, movement, etc
6. deeply felt emotion, as conveyed or expressed by a performer or artist.

spirit. heart. essence, core

Put those 2 words together and what do you get...?

Yes, and about time there was a reawakening too! Check out our Creative Souls blog with some new updates, and a quest to continue to inspire all you creative souls out there.

This really is a busy time of year for all of us and it takes on a whole new dimension for me with the addition of my little soul. But it's also the time of year when we need to exercise our creativity - with our resources, with our time, with gifts, with celebrations.

We hope you'll join us as we create and inspire. Come share shortcuts and hot tips for creating during this time.

Fill me in - what inspires you, who inspires you?

One of my greatest sources of inspiration in this industry is this incredible woman who I am privileged to call a friend. I love her pursuit of happiness, the way she embraces colour, and her continual inspiration that spreads throughout the scrapbooking community.

She is a creative soul who has *sprinkled* my life with much joy.

Be inspired this weekend and know that you too, are a creative soul.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

somewhere.... my mess is my desk, in fact under my mess there might even be carpet. My inspiration is ALL around me, because all my STUFF is e v e r y w h e r e!!!!

Somewhere I will find THE storage solution. What a mission as I still try to contain the stuff I have accumulated, clear it, repack it. I change my mind about storage solutions all the time and it causes mayhem when I think I have found a better one. Interested to see how her new storage ideas work out. Some more cute ideas here.

And somewhere... I am going to use this stuff.

Love, love it!!

You can find it here. Check out the cutest Christmas ideas. They have sweet dispensers too. And there's a "translate" button if you don't understand Japanese :)

Enjoying a little technology break this week as I pursue my tidying, storage goals.