Thursday, May 15, 2014

Drop Everything

No matter what you like to create inspiration is ALL around you. This morning I wrote a note on this card that was given to me by another CTMH consultant. Isn't it pretty? Right above my signature I wrote ... "love you more than this card I'm going to copy". I took a photo of the card and got up to move forward with the rest of the day. 

Would I ever go back to the photo and really copy it? I have a giant collection of inspiring photos. It's actually overwhelming to have too many ideas. SO ... I changed my plans and tracked down my scissors. OK, I was going to be cleaning the bathroom so it wasn't all that difficult to put on hold.

All good cards start with scraps in my opinion. The idea of making one card with several full sized pieces of paper is overwhelming (and not in the least bit frugal). I have a box full of beautiful scraps. 
(OK, I have three boxes full ... maybe more, but I'm working on it!!)

What do you think? It's certainly not a straight up copy even though I have scraps of the paper used for the original. I was looking to "make it my own". I like the bike version so I copied it again. You'll have to pop over to the Pretty Pieces CafĂ© and see what this card turned into. You'll be able to come and make that card on May 30th. 


  1. I have scraps and scraps of paper and I never throw anything away. I even try and start most of my cards from my scrap piles.

    Di, always has a fun challenge each Sunday where you can link up your "snippet" cards. It just encourages you to use your scrap pieces. It's for fun. The gals are all sweet and comment on each other's cards when they can. Here is this weeks link:

  2. Love this bike card and the mix of papers!