Tuesday, April 24, 2012



I've been reading a book called Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer. It's really made me think not just about cardmaking, but about how I approach other things in life as well, like school work and what I'm actually teaching my kids. Super book.

Also, I've been thinking about style. I have no idea what mine is, but after today's Make it Monday attempts (note:plural), I've come to the conclusion that graphic it is not. Although it was a practice in failing.Stinkin' glitter.  Lehrer says that the most creative people have learned how to fail early so they can fix it. For the longest time, I've been trying to get stuff right the first time, thinking that was the most efficient way.

The challenge this week was to use die cuts and glitter. The glitter goes against my neat-freakish tendencies and it was one of the hardsest things I've done lately NOT to add more. I'm still not convinced :)

Papertrey Ink cardstock, adhesive sheets and letter dies
Stampin' Up blue cardstock
MFT speech bubble dies
Doodlebug Designs glitter
foam dots


Marybeth said...

I like your clean and simple card! I like glitter too, good for you going messy for one day :) The book sounds very interesting. TFS

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Your card certainly works for me! Like you, I'm not a CASE sort of gal and that book sounds great! Heard a conversation on NPR and then forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love it! So simple and cute!

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