Sunday, January 20, 2008

Play Along!

I've never really been one to conform. It's not that I'm against being a team player or anything like's more that when I can...I like to march to the beat of my own drum. With that said...I think - like anyone - inspiration is sometimes difficult to find within yourself.

I like to think that I'm good at color selection and pattern matching - or as I like to call it 'mismatching'. But I'm still learning about layouts and how to best arrange a card or scrapbook page. I attend 2 different stamp clubs monthly to learn, learn and learn!! (and to hang out with my girlfriends and drink wine) And I've seen the sketch challenges all over the place and I think I was just a little too intimidated or thought that I haven't done a good enough job if I use another person's idea. But I just had to get over it because the layouts that are out there are just so fabulous - especially from Beate! - that it was silly not to take inspiration from others and run with it.

So here's what I've come up with by using the sketch that she put forth. I actually found it and became inspired to participate by my friend Joanne. And thanks Jo for the really cute trick using the corner rounder!!!

This particular card is for my SIL to give to her parents (my in-laws) for their upcoming 40th wedding anniversary!!! Can you imagine...40 years! It's just so wonderful.

I hope that everyone is having a creative weekend!!


Unknown said...

Great job Meri! I used to feel that way about sketches too, that it wasn't really mine if I used someone elses layout, but I've since decided that it helps me to move more quickly, and that it requires creative energy to figure out how to take that sketch and make it "your own" which you certainly did here. I love the brown and red combo, I wouldn't have though of that, but I loveeee it.

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