I started this great mini paper bag album several months ago after viewing Marion's Madeleine album. The basic construction of this mini went great. I absolutely love the basic album. My mojo flew right out the window when it came to embellishing the pages. I set it on the side of my work table and kept thinking, "the inspiration will come, oh, yes it will." Nothing happened and I put it on the shelf with my other "starter" projects.
Yesterday, I viewed Hope Simpson's 2008 American mini and, voila, I couldn't wait to take it off the shelf and start embellishing. Her America mini is dramatically gorgeous. I plan to use so many of her ideas. Thank you Hope.
I've taken some pix of the album without embellies (I'm going to attempt one of those neat slide shows the GGS girls post.) and will post a vid when I have it completed (hopefully by Friday anyway). Usually once the R & D is complete, I move pretty rapidly to completion. (Sometimes I do R & D while I sleep - geez -and hope I remember my ideas when I wake up. It seems anal to keep a notepad beside the bed with an Itty Bitty Booklite to jot these things down!) My family insists that I continue with my daily mundane tasks, i.e. cooking, laundry, etc. even though creative genius is at work here. Do you suppose Monet or Cezanne had that problem? Back to the Craft Cave. To use an old phrase my mama used, gotta make hay while the sun shines. GGS Sistahs are the best.
Live long & prosper,