Yes, that’s right… it’s everywhere you go.
Day 6 of the KICKSTART Online Card Class and we are talking about inspiration and all the different places you can find it. We’ve also been talking a lot about shopping… shopping from your own stash and shopping smart. Inspiration can also be found while shopping. So, I decided I would go out shopping today and find a little inspiration.
I started the journey at one of the big box stores, thinking I would find all kinds of inspiration! I wasn’t there to REALLY shop. I was just shopping for inspiration. Uh… instead I found some really great Washi tape and oh… some really great embossing folders. :/
Then I decided to check out the OTHER big box store in my area – sure I would find some inspiration there. Yeah right. You guessed it. Found some really good stuff there. Some Rangers Perfect Pearls, a cute little cloud punch and several Hampton Art‘s stamps on clearance!
I must have known I was going to fail at the “window shopping” for inspiration because I made sure I had my coupons. LOL!
So, I came home and decided to do a little more “window shopping”. I started out at Simon Says Stamp and well, let’s just say I was no more successful there than I was at those big box stores. *sigh* Let’s just face facts… I suck at this!
So, I sat down at my craft table as I did have a few ideas I wanted to try out. I decided to pull out my Martha Stewart glitter and had these grand visions of making a fall card. I didn’t have any of the Be Creative Sheets, so I decided that I would improvise and hope that it worked. I took out my Xyron and ran some cardstock through it. I unpeeled one piece, covered it with glitter, burnished it and hoped that I could stamp on top of it. Nope!
Another Epic Fail!
I think several things went wrong.
- Not sure if the Xyron was really holding the glitter like the Sookwang would.
- I think the MS Glitter was perhaps a little too coarse
- For whatever reason, unbeknownst to me… it didn’t like any of my ink, either that or the glitter was just too dark. *shrug*
- Oh and glitter, EVERYWHERE!
Ok… next idea. Hmm… inspiration. Found it, right here:
- Unity Stamp Co Red Rubber Stamps
- Memento Ink – Rich Cocoa
- Copics Markers – YR09, E33, E35, BG18,
- Tombow Mono Multi Glue
- Fiskar’s Trimmer
- EK Success Punch Edger
- Glitz Stickles – Champagne
- Stickles – Lagoon
- 3D Dots
- Diamond Glaze