I mentioned a while back that I was taking Holly + Leslie's course 'Blogging Your Way'. I have thoroughly enjoyed it thus far even though my time has been very limited because I work like a slave. On the bright side? At least I am still working! Our homework for week three was to create an inspiration board (no computer generation allowed) that would best represent how you would like your blog to be (okay totally paraphrasing, maybe that wasn't even the assignment, as usual I saw something shiny and got distracted). I have mentioned for months that the Blahg will be going under the knife soon, it's going to make Heidi Montag's makeover look like chopped liver. What she only had 50 surgeries in 24hours? Well, the Blahg has been on the operating table for months now--watch out world!.
The above is a fair representation more or less (more less, meaning there's much more). The new 'theme' will be very school centric, passing notes in class will be totally de rigeur, go ahead chew gum, talk to your bestie, I won't stop you, heck I may even join in. The Polaroids and their subject represent that I will have a photo focus, that's right Souvenir Foto, School of Creative Captures, will be in session soon. The twine? It is always my aim to help you see the extraordinary in the ordinary. If even one person see's the sublime in the every day I have succeeded. I will be introducing more D.I.Y. and of course I will be doing a boat load of D.I.Y. with the new products in our Besotted Brand arsenal, because having the right tools and introduction to a new skill or new project may open the doors to all sorts of creative possibilities. The postcard of the bear represents that I will not be taking away the cute baby animals (never), and will continue to showcase new talent (the artist realm, not the dancing bear). The most exciting part will be the guest lecturers and subs! You don't have to just have me talk your eyeballs off, there will be others joining in. Lucky you (and me!). I plan on printing this photo out and adding it to my gridded notebook (it's an accounting ledger I got at Staples) via photo corners. I use the ledger a lot to house my inspiration and I always scan and print out my tears, scraps etc. on Staples matte photo paper. It looks great and it prevents my inspiration from getting wonky. There is nothing I detest more than wonky inspiration, you?
P.S. Some extras (just in case you haven't had enough of me):
These are mini glassine bags, I like most anything that comes in glassine. I even love the word glassine, it sounds like a pretty French girl- 'this is mon amie Glassine...'. The label is from Besotted Brand, this is our 'archive' label (a personal fave) and we made a sheet of multi-sizes so you can use for anything from your tiny glassine bags to large packages but doesn't everything look cuter when it's made in its tiniest version? The vintage library card is from Paper Valise, it's in French because it seems I am a Franco-phile. I made a version of these for free download in bookplate size. The hand typed luggage tag is from my business partner/bestie Jules, I have begged her to pull out her 'old big blue' typewriter and add these to the shop. I love everything about it.
Below is what I couldn't fit in the inspiration board photo, trust me I tried! We'll consider this photo an out take, k?...