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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Project Inspiration

Hey Crafters!

I wanted to give you a little bit more information regarding my Project Inspiration project.  Many, many moons ago I created the flower pots below.  Inside the pots I made 'flowers' for products and techniques I wanted to use.  They were reminders of what supplies I had and techniques I wanted to use.  For new projects I will pull 2 or 3 flowers to work from.  It really helped to limit my choices.  Unfortunately the posts were broken in a move.

So enter Project Inspiration, Part 2.  I actually started the project a couple of years ago....but just ran out of time.  Now we are settled into our new home and I have a perfect home for theses ATC holders.  I have a wall in my craft room that I can line up 6 to 8 of these holders.  So I will be creating an ATC card for each topic this year and adding them to my inspiration wall. :)

Why do this project?  How often do we say....if I can't see something I won't use it.  Which means we often have a hard time putting things away.  Unfortunately it is hard to work in a room when everything is 'out'.  This was a happy middle ground for me.

I will be talking more about Project Inspiration in the My Creative Life 2014 class.  Be sure to join us for this free class.

See you in the classroom,
Jeri Parks


  1. I remember your flowerpots - seems like a long time ago! I have a 3 ring notebook filled with inspiration and even some directions on how to create certain techniques, probably would be a good thing to open it now and again - LOL.

  2. Penny,

    That is why mine is going up on the wall. Otherwise it just becomes out of sight, out of mind. :)

  3. I love these ideas for inspiration. I think I will make some flower tops and drop them into a container and pick out 3 random ones when i am struggling with what to do :)

    1. There is a good deal of research that suggests limiting our options increases our creativity. I find this to be very true. We will be talking more about this in the class.