March Creative Type

Good morning, all! Team B's layouts are now up at The Creative Type! The challenge this month: take inspiration from a magazine cover. I chose this lovely little cover:
I adored the colors...and liked the random splattering of rings. Here is what I created:

Not my best work...but I'm getting back in the "scrappy saddle," so there will be a few misses here and there. :o)

Go play along with this month's challenge at The Creative Type!

Happy Thursday!!

Layout: Patterned Paper: K & Company, Basic Grey; Alphas: American Crafts, Sassafras, Jenni Bowlin Studios; Bling: Recollections; Punch: Martha Stewart


Pinterest inspired art...

Hi, everyone!!! As you well know, I just recently moved across country. And while moving can sometimes be hassle, there are some positives, too: getting rid of stuff you don't need anymore, getting organized, and re-decorating! I do love the re-decorating part a little bit more than the throwing-a-bunch-of-crap-away part. :o)

In my re-decorating quest, I turned to my beloved
Pinterest account, of course. This is one of my recent pins, and I knew I had to try it out:
I knew that I was nowhere near talented enough to create the complex herringbone pattern, so I stuck to a more simple chevron pattern. Taping off the canvas in the pattern I wanted was the longest phase of the project. It would probably be a lot easier if you decided to tape off stripes or a random geometric pattern.
After my canvas was taped off, I just began randomly painting it in the colors of my choice. I'm not gonna lie...at this phase I was concerned. I thought my color choices were terrible and the whole thing was going to look awful.
However, after I pulled off all the tape, I was pretty happy with the results. And now my bathroom has one-of-a-kind artwork that didn't cost a billion dollars.
God bless Pinterest and all of its wonderful ideas. :o)

Have you created anything inspired by Pinterest lately? Leave me the link...I'd love to see!



This past weekend, E not-so-politely (ahem) informed me that my blog had gotten "weak." And, unfortunately, he's absolutely right. Yes, I've been busy (moving across country, figuring out new job, planning wedding to the super-polite one...and the list goes on). However, I love to create...and it makes me sad that I haven't done much of it recently...so I sat down and threw something together quickly....like super quick...like, I made this layout in 10 minutes. But at least I made something :o)

Hopefully, I can get back to creating on a regular basis again soon...because I really do miss it...What have all of you been up to recently?

Layout: Cardstock: Recollections; Alphas: American Crafts; Tags: Elle's Studio; Plastic Flower: Jenni Bowlin; Brad, Stamp: American Crafts; Patterned Paper, Twine: My Mind's Eye; Punch: Martha Stewart; Mist: Tattered Angels