Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Checking my List

Are you a person that likes to write LISTS?  I don't. Well, I didn't.  Recently I jumped on the listers bandwagon.  Over on Instagram there is a listers challenge titled, "ListersGottaList".  So each day there is a prompt that helps you to reflect on things that happened or is happening in your life.  All you have to do is write your answers down in a list format.  The fun part is that you can add some flair to the page by adding simple or lots of embellishments.  In other words, you can just make a simple list or you can really spice it up.  The challenge started April 1st.  Some of the listers bought journals or other books to house their creation but I made my own.  For the cover, I used "The Denim Stack" and added some alpha letters for the title.

For the inside pages, I used craft cardstick.  Below are a few of the pages, prompts I did:

Another fun thing about this challenge is that you can do the prompts at your own pace, you don't have to do it everyday.  (But it is so much fun that you will want to) You can just double up the next day or the next.  So if you think you don't like lists, try this challenge and you may change your attitude about making a list.  Then, go over to Instagram and look for #ListersGottaList and start your own list and also see what lists other creative people are sharing.  It's really a lot of fun!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Different Kind of Paper Bag Album

Last weekend I was inspired to create a different kind of mini album.  It was inspired by  Shellye McDaniel at Papered Cottage.  I had so much fun putting this little gem together.  I used some manila envelopes and regular lunch paper bags.  Then I layered on the embellishments.  I also used my trusty sewing machine to bind it all together.