Being off work for a bit each summer usually gives me just enough time to travel somewhere and rush to get done a few of those tasks I've put off the rest of the year. This year I didn't plan any vacations, so I'm really feeling like I have more time, which is a very strange feeling, indeed!
However, it's been wonderful for my creative spirit, as I've had lots of extra time in my craft room, as well as to pore over the loads of emails from manufacturers showcasing their new holiday goodies. I even got to pop into a LSS Friday evening and just hang out with other crafty folks, which was an inspiring treat!
I met a nice lady at The Stamp Addict. She's from Sacramento, but is working here in San Diego for a couple weeks. She was working on some cards using Graphic 45's Cafe Parisian and I was totally inspired. She fussy cut the designs just right for my taste and used some extra embellishments, but not too many. I'm starting to sound a little like Goldilocks here! I made five cards using Cafe Parisian and her inspiration -- here are a couple:
Would anyone else want to make these cards?! I hope so because I'm putting together a workshop very soon, so watch our CLASSES tab above for dates, times, and locations.
I also got a sneak peek at Simple Stories brand new Christmas line called Very Merry. While I can't show you any photos of the line just yet, I'll describe it as rustic farmhouse meets hometown holidays with a touch of brush script thrown in for a modern touch. I'm creating a new Christmas pocket album workshop this fall using Very Merry and I'll keep you posted in the coming weeks.
Don't forget to join me over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog. That's where I'll be for my weekly dose of outstanding inspiration!