Friday, January 4, 2008

A Dose Of Creative Organization.....

One question I seem to get quite a bit because I teach is... "How do you come up with your card designs?" Well, this is a snapshot into my disorganized thought process!

I will stare at a stamp set for what seems like an eternity and try to think up color combos and sketch ideas. I grab the nearest legal pad or really anything I can find.... and I scribble! Nine times out of ten, I will wonder, "Now, where did I put that scribble on the back of that junk mail?" Seriously, it's that bad.

So, I decided today, wouldn't it be fun to have a funky little box to put my sketches in? Instead of a legal pad (or worse yet, junk mail) I would buy some index cards and when I was done, I would put them in the little box. I went searching for the box (I envisioned a recipe type box) but, found THIS instead! This fun little wooden basket! It was only $2.99!


As you can see, I grabbed some patterned paper and embellishments that all match my stamp room. I think, in the end, whatever I come up with will sit on my desk. Need a little creative inspiration- dig in the box!

Now, if only I knew where those index cards were....

Well, it's Friday night and I promised the kiddos I would take them for a little ice cream! YUM!

Enjoy your weekend!

8 comments:

Lesli said...

Great idea Julie - I love anything and everything that helps me stay organized. I love the colors of you room - absolutely beautiful!

Belas Creating Place said...

Hello Julie: Great cards you have posted since Christmas...I enjoy each one of them.

You are very talented.....
Best wishes, from Bela SBS 05

Cheryl said...

That is a fabulous idea! I love it!

Carolyn King said...

This is hysterical....exactly how i work too....and definitely have lost lots of my ideas because they were on the back of envies! lol!

Cannot wait to see what you do with this!

dd2njoy said...

Check under your dp maybe that's where your index cards are,lol.
Can't wait to see that finished project,please show us the finish product!!!

Hope said...

Love the ladybug! I thought "HUH? hello heart ladybug?" and then "OH!" I am not a number cruncher I knew what you were saying. hehe

great card
Hope sbs5

Janine said...

Sounds like you are getting yourself organized .. I keep starting but keep finding something else to distract me.
Good idea though. I have all the idea sheets, templates etc, in little folders and a pad of paper beside me all the time to map out a card.

Juliann said...

This is an A+ idea seriously! I cant wait to see your little "kit" all finished! Have a great weekend!