I am so excited to share that On My Desk, the scrapbook collection I designed for Gossamer Blue, is now available for purchase! My team just got their kits in the mail last week. I asked them to snap a few images of their stash and this is what they sent in.
photo by Kelly Schmidt
It’s still a bit surreal to see everything in print!
Look for more projects in the coming weeks featuring the kit from creative team members Kelly Schmidt, Jamaica Edgell, Carly Robertson, Caylee Grey and Amy Martin.
Happy weekending friends! It’s going to be a low key one for us – watching the USC football game saturday night and going to a birthday party on Sunday. What are your plans for the weekend?
Caylee here. Sup.
I am not a scrap hoarder. But I hoarded this acrylic album from my fellow Paislee Press CT member, Jamaica. I was so intimidated by its awesomeness that I felt like nothing that I could put in would be worthy. I eventually realised that I did have something that matched the level of awesome. My husband. With pink being just as manly as any other colours nowadays, I took the opportunity to mix the “her” part of the His & Hers kit, and the very manly Hey There Handsome kit. As always, I kept things super simple.
Have a wonderful October.
I’ve got a thing for coffee. A good morning always begins with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. I know, it’s not everyone’s thing. There’s also bits and pieces in the kit devoted to tea drinkers. Good Morning is the newest collection in my shop and it’s on sale thru October, 5, 2014!
There’s also a special 50% OFF listing for presslisters, check the newsletter that went out yesterday for details!
INSPIRATION FROM THE CREATIVE TEAM
Lots of new products in the shop this week so let’s get right to it! I originally planned to release the 2015 Calendars next month but after getting lots of “when will they be available?” requests from customers, I moved “get 2015 Calendars ready” to the top of my to do list. Three 2015 Calendar sets are now available, with more to come (like the 3×4 Calendar Cards) next month.
This extra large 20×30 Poster Board format is a personal favorite! In years past, I’ve used it to showcase my daughter’s artwork. This one from 2012 is still up in her room. When the year is up, just cut off the Calendar portion. I do have plans of making new posters featuring more recent artwork soon.
Also, presslisters save an additional 10% OFF any 2015 Calendar Order. Be on the lookout for the coupon code in the latest Presslist newsletter that went out yesterday! If you’re not a subscriber, you can sign up HERE to take advantage of the extra subscriber savings this weekend.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PRODUCT LISTINGS
This dropdown window is at the bottom of each 2015 Calendar listing. Select your desired format (Sunday – Saturday or Monday – Sunday) by scrolling down to the dropdown window at the bottom of each 2015 Calendar listing.
Also new this week is a collaboration between myself and Peppermint of One Little Bird. Sm(art) Mouth No. 2 is a cheeky little package of sassy word art. No one does snarky as well as Peppermint, she makes me laugh all day long. Working on this set with her was SO fun. This set is 20% OFF thru the weekend!
Hello there! It’s Carly here today with a bit of a different share. This week I was tagged by Liz in a blog hop tour and some of the questions asked really got me thinking about my creative process. I can easily get stuck in a creative rut if I spend too much time online. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Pinterest, Instagram and visiting blogs for inspiration, but you know what they say, “too much of a good thing can be just too much.”:) For me those places can often make me feel overwhelmed and the next thing I know I’ve spent way too much time online and nothing real gets done.
It’s great to gather creative inspiration from places like Pinterest, blogs or magazines, but when it comes down to actually creating something I need to unplug. After turning everything off I will write down my creative goals in a to do list format. To me nothing feels better than putting checkmarks to a task once completed. For example my checklist might look something like this: Print project life photos – checkmark; write out journal cards – checkmark; gather embellishments – checkmark; and so on. I love lists!
I will also be the first to admit that my creative process might not sound like the most creative and free spirited approach, but for me it works. I like to keep things very simple so that I don’t become overwhelmed, or worse start to procrastinate and then nothing gets done. I’m a list girl and totally okay with it.
All that being said I truly believe that finding a creative process that works with your own unique style can really help you stay on top of your creative projects and be very productive. For example, I don’t think I would have been able to stick with Project Life for as long as I have if I didn’t have some system in place for getting the job done. My creative process has definitely evolved over the years, just like my creative style has, but the one thing that has remained the same is that I’ve always put processes in place that aid me in getting the job done.
Now how about you, do you have a creative process that you follow when creating anything from a scrapbooking layout or a project life page? If so, please share! I love to hear about other peoples approach to creating and of course, if you have any questions for me about my process please don’t hesitate to ask them in the comments.
Have a great day!