Friday, September 23, 2011

Creative Inspiration


Hello friends!
You may remember a horrifying photo shown last Friday of my messy craft table. Now, as you scroll down and look at these new horrifying photos, I just want to admit that I did clean my desk. Really I did! On Sunday! But alas, I started a new project and it quickly turned into this scary sight.




This is my favorite paper cutter, it is always a main tool on my table. A Tonic Guillotine cutter. I love it!



What project has messed up my work area, you ask? Well, a Halloween paper bag album. It's been awhile since I've made a mini book using paper bags, but I really enjoy it! It's so fun! This is the cover so far. None of it is glued down yet, so that I can continue to rearrange things until I am happy.




For inspiration I turned to this 2009 October issue of Somerset Studio.
I love flipping through Somerset magazines to get my crafty mojo started!



I also turn to my Halloween album from last year to get inspiration.


I love being able to see techniques that I forgot I had used!
It helps to renew my creativity!


Blogs are also a must when I need a creative pick me up to get inspiration!
How do you get inspired?


Have a lovely day, Lindsey

14 comments:

A Vintage Chic said...

Your table doesn't look that bad to me...you should see mine right now! Just finishing a big project & it's a wreck up there! Oh, well...!

I love reaching for Somerset when I need inspiration, too--always works!

Love your Halloween projects--perfect! I need to get mine going, too!

Wishing you a wonderful night, my friends!

(p.s. I goofed and left this on yesterday's post...so here it is again!)

Julie

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Isn't that how a craft table SHOULD look....lol...? When I have a clean-up, I can never find anything!!! Happy crafting, Jenny

Jane said...

Oh, I love your Halloween album from last year! Looks like this year's will be exciting too. Messy craft tables are signs of inspiring work in progress :)
Jane-Jacksonville

Theresa said...

My craft table is clean... I would rather have a messy one if I could create such beauty like you! Have a blessed day dear Lindsey, HUGS!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh! It's a pumpkin snowman! How cute! I cleaned off my craft table after your messy table post so ! guess I was "inspired" by you! :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

A pile of crafting supplies can never look horrible! Just proves that you are having loads of fun. I love making paper bag albums. Yours is turning out great. Hope your day is fabulous. Best wishes, Tammy

Leaping Frog Design's said...

I Think it looks like a table chock full of inspiration..lol Love your little book!!!

SueLovesCherries said...

What's that saying about a messy [craft room] is the sign of a creative mind? ;)

Come see the accordion book on my blog that I made! Happy Autumn!

Zora said...

In Sweden we said that a messy workplace is a creative brain. A clean workplace is an empty brain. So creative YES clean desk NO. Love the card :O)

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Hey, you're crafty..dshould we expect yp to be neat too? I think not :-) Darling cards!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

and should you expect me to type well? Ah..no :-)

Betsy said...

I had a good chuckle when I saw your table. Last night I was in a flurry to get a blog post done and my table looked just like that, only worse! Things were falling off onto the floor!

Thanks for commenting on my blog and joining me as a follower! I just joined you and look forward to reading more.

Kathryn Ross said...

What I say is that a messy art table makes for a happy crafter - crafting. Good place to be.

Joy!
Kathy

Patti Willey said...

Wow! Look at those pages! I don't scrap book, but love layers on my cards and your pages look fantastic! I love to sit and look at all the elements people use on a project! Eye candy for me without the calories!