Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Save it or use it?

A good friend of mine gave me the best tip once! She is a great crafter in many ways. She sews, scrapbooks, paints..... Well, she had been holding back the good stuff. You know, those pretty buttons, or that beautiful ribbon not wanting to use it because she felt that she should save it for some bigger or more important project in the future. Then one day someone told her "use your best and you'll do your best!" Well, she passed that advice along to me and I realized that I was doing the same thing. I'm bad about saving pretty paper for that ultimate project somewhere in the future. Since I took her great advice I'm much happier with my cards and scrapbook pages because I don't let my creativity be hindered by the need to save something. So, if your projects need a little more of something, don't hold back the good stuff! Use your best and you'll do your best!

I framed the above layout and gave it to my mother-in-law for Christmas. The little picture is of her when she was about five and the big one is my daughter, Grace. Everyone says that Gracie looks just like Grandma and this layout celebrates that.

I used the Veranda Level 2 paper packet, So Sweet MyAcrylix stamp set, Authentic MyAcrylix stamp set, Filigree Charms, and Just Blooms Spring Blossom Paper Flowers. All products from the new 2010 Spring Idea Book.

She must have really liked it, she showed it to everyone!