Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Food for Thought

Hi all!! I know its been super quiet here on the old blog, and I just want to say thank you to those of you that are still hanging on for me. I always get so excited when one of leaves me a little note, so thank you...I truly appreciate all of you!

Now, with that being said, I still don't have a project to share with you...I have tons of ideas floating in my mind, just need to sit down and put them to paper. I did do a layout the other day, using the sketch that Gossamer Blue had up, and I just wasn't happy with it, at all, in fact, I dislike it so much, I'm not even going to share it here...I will probably redo it, because the pictures are of my beautifully round preggo belly, and I want those to be in Colten's album. So as I was looking at that layout trying to figure out exactly what I disliked about it so much, really there is nothing wrong with it, its a perfectly fine layout, it just struck me as so blah, so not me....which got me wondering what is "me", do I really know my style, what makes me happy/not happy with a layout.
So I started scrolling through a bunch of oldies and I discovered that the ones I like the best were the ones I just had fun with, no pressures, no has to be this, has to be I need to find that again, and quit getting caught up in what I "think" my layouts should be.
Does that make sense?? Any of you ever gone through anything similar?? Please share if so!!

Hope to be back soon!
Have a great day, and take time to create something you love!

Monday, January 14, 2013

CHA Faves

Happy, happy Monday!! :) Thought I'd hop on today and share some of my favorite new lines coming out! I think all the companies really knocked it out of the park this go round!

First up is Glitz! While they always have beautiful collections, it usually doesn't mesh well with my style, but I am loving everything they put out this time! I will definitely pick up bits and pieces of all the collections, but my favorite of theirs, and the one I *need* all of is "Color Me Happy"

Another surprise for me was Amy Tan's line, Yes, Please. Again, while her collections have always been super cute and fun, they just didn't mesh with me...however, love this line and will be scooping up tons of it!


Next, is the Maggie Holmes line with Crate Paper! Can we say GORGEOUS!! Love it all!! I'm especially excited about her mini album!

Love Lily Bee, especially the "b" sides of all their Destination paper! Woodgrain and white!
Simple Stories...always a fave!
3100-01 copy
My Mind's Eye!! Love every single line!!

Just s few of my faves, if listed everything this post would never end! lol. What are you loving??
Have a great day, and take time to create something you love!!