I had a moment. A need for creativity. And it all started at Target! They had this fun sparkly paper...yes, the inevitable 'shiny object' moment. I wasn't looking for this paper. I think we were actually looking for a lamp. How we ended up all the way on the other side of the store and in front of their little scrapbook section...well, I have no idea!
All I know is that the pull of this paper was strong. Then when I saw it was only $.99 a package...I got all four colors! I knew its purpose right away. The colors for my daughter's cheer team are pink, black and white...and well they had all three! I am seeing some great layouts in my head as I hug the sparkly stuff close...because of course you don't grab a cart at Target when all you were planning to buy was a lamp!
Oh, did I say the fourth color was blue? Well their team doesn't use blue in their color scheme, but hey, it's blue! The color of the sky (except for this past week), the color of water (when we don't have a layer of ice over it), and well...it's blue...my second favorite color...and did I say it was only $.99!?!
So, I only have a couple pictures from the first competition on the laptop, not quite enough to fill a full layout yet...but Q needed a card for her 'little sister' on the junior team.
So, as usual, I just get an idea in my head. Usually it starts with one element. This time it was the pink sparkly paper and my cricut machine! I wanted stars. Then I pulled out my heart punch from my newly organized punch drawer. Then of course there was the pretty sparkly white ribbon attached with a pink staple. You can't tell, but the words are also punched with the sparkly papers as well.
I put it on the dining room table and Q was so surprised when she saw it in the morning.
I can't wait to have time to play some more....it will have to be after the taxes are done...oh and probably that pile of Christmas cards on the desk too. Good news! I found my address books!! Now I just need to print out my holiday letter...it will be the Valentine...well maybe, the St. Patrick Day version this year!