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Inspiration Corner

"People frequently say to me 'Your such a free spirit' Aren't spirits made to be free?"
                                       Sark

I have to be honest I had fallen into a creative rut.  I was avoiding my little craft table,wasn't looking at any
pattern paper I mean none of that.  I just didn't feel like making anything not even if you paid me to!
Then I came to the realization that I would have to actively seek out inspiration instead of just waiting on
"it" to fall on me.  so I got the Creative companion By Sark  and for me it's just what I needed .  Something
bright and colorful I love the spirit in whis this book was written.  I love the playfulness.  When we were kids I didn't have to search for something you had. So it was nice to revisit that same feeling you had
when you where in the art area playing with playdoh.  I feel like another layout
I really enjoyed this book and she has easy affordable shortcuts
that even a busy mommy can do ,however i would recommend if you
buy it used make sure it's "like new" because what some people
call good is questionable!

a layout finally

like finally a layout!I love this one I got everything from http://www.hobbylobby.com/ mostly the paper studio line of paper. you know they really should pay me!  My son thought he was the next american idol.  To us he sounded like that fish from Nemo
who thought she could speak whale! Just had to share that one.

Clean and Simple Scrapbooking the Sequel by Cathy Zielske

This book is like drinking ice cold lemonade on a hot,humid summer day!I't's a much needed book in the
scrapbooking industry because it teaches and inspires. The book is divided into 5 sections
Think
Share
Design
Make
and Enjoy
very similar to how the former magazine was set up.  What I really enjoy is that you don't have to be
make layouts like Mrs.Zielske in order to benefit from this book.  Whether your style is Vintge, Romantic,Shabby Chic or whatever it doesn't  matter you can still benefit from the design tips.  I strongly
recommend this book.If you can't find it at Hobby Lobby or Micheal's then you can definitely get it from
http://www.amazon.com/ it was only 3.50 plus shipping and handling (used but  you can see it' in great condition)

the scrapbooker's creativity kit by Claudine Hellmuth

Boy was I excited to get this baby in the mail! I got it for $2.45 on Amazon and even with the
shipping and handling was still a fraction of the retail cost.
Until I opened it.  The book that had the layouts done using the prompts was smaller than your child's
composition notebook!There are two decks of cards 30 word prompt cards and 30 color cards
both decks were double sided but didn't seem like alot.The layout were done by people already in the industry but the author didn't do not one layout herself and that was disappointing.(she does collage work
and had a few examples of her work) I think it would have been even more inspiring had she
took the time to do a few layouts herself.  Is this product useful .yes.  Is it vital? no.  I think 20 dollars
could be better spent on subscription to Creating Keepsaks or Scrapbooks Etc..