Things I'm Loving Right Now

I spend at least part of every single day looking at what other creative people are making or doing. It inspires me. It encourages me to push my own creativity. It makes me want to spend the day making craft things with them.

Today I wanted to share some things I'm loving right now from my crafty friends.

I love this "Scrap Your Stash" video from my Garden Girl buddy, Jen Kinkade on how you can use a collection to create a layout. We all have collections we've purchased, and she shares some lovely, creative ways for incorporating these items on your layouts:

I'm also loving antique shopping right now. This is my latest score from our local antique mall. When I go to England (and hopefully Paris) this fall for a teaching event, I'm hoping to hit a few antique dealers. I've always wanted something from someplace older with more history:

I love a designer that can journal. And Jill Sprott is the queen of clever and real journaling. This layout just speaks to my heart. What a beautiful way to document someone's life:

Some of you that have friended me on Facebook know of my agonizing journey to pick a paint color for our newly refreshed living room. I settled on Abalone from Benjamin Moore paints after a rather bumpy paint-picking road. That was largely due in part to Jen Allyson Nugent's amazing house transformation on her The Project Girl blog. I mean look at this place. Wowsers, right?

And finally, I love classes that speak to the "now" and what's going on in real life right now. If I had a "smarter" phone, I would so be taking this class from Big Picture Classes called "The Phone Photography Project" which helps you take better photos with your Android and iphone cameras. One of my buddies, Lisa Dickinson, is a contributor to this class:

What are you loving right now? What's making you smile? Share a link with me so I can see what's making your world brighter right now.


  1. Anonymous11:47 AM

    Love to read your blog. A very nice mix of scrapbook and personal information. Thank you!

  2. It's funny how you talk about finding inspiration watching what others create. The past week ever since I did your Tool School class, I have been devouring your You Tube videos (while I treadmill!). You are awesome to watch on video and your ideas are just totally inspiring me to be more creative with my Project Life.

  3. I am really into using full collections right now. It takes so much guess work out of it for me and really just lets me enjoy the process. Echo Park has been at the top of my list these days.

    My Silhouette is right up there too. I have been trying to get more creative with it and use some of those 13,ooo (yes thirteen thousand) Files I have. ;)

    I am also digging deep into my soul for my journaling right now. I did a layout (posted on my blog today) that I had to dig deep for. I was so saddened by the picture and the story that I needed to turn it around and I am so happy that I did. It really made me remember why I love scrapbooking so much. It's to tell my children stories. Real life, every day things I want them to know from deep down in my heart.

    I read your blog daily and you are such an huge inspiration to me. :)

  4. Love this concept! There are some great ideas like this on Pinterest

  5. Anonymous3:22 AM

    Love everything on your blog whenever I get to catch up. But felt I needed to say that the phone photography class is from Big Picture Classes not Studio Calico. Thanks


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