don’t you feel sometimes that you would just like a 3 day LOCKDOWN? where you are in your craft room like a mad woman creating non stop.. no knocks on the doors.. no making dinner.. no “MUMMMMMMMMYYY”…s? LOL.. well I am having one of those moments right now..
I have discovered Patty Van Dorin’s BLOG.. and am in LOVE.. I found a project that she has been doing over the years and it just sang my name.. Don’t you love how powerful our craft network is.. how pinterest works.. how blogs work? I love it and I don’t. I love it because I can keep myself constantly inspired.. and I don’t love it because I can keep myself constantly inspired. LOL.
So when I discovered her SCRAPODEX PROJECT, I instantly emailed her and asked for her blessing to re post her images and her project and maybe “play” around with my sistahs and she said yes!
Here is a picture of her scrapodex.. *WARNING… YOU MAY NOT SLEEP TONIGHT, AND YOU MAY JUST LOCK YOURSELF IN YOUR CRAFT ROOM*.. don’t say I didn’t warn you….
K does all of this make sense to you? NOW do you see why I am inspired??? hmmmm???
So I went to staples, bought myself a ROLODEX and got to work. Now there are so many uses for this little treasure… First of all the surface is so small that whatever you put on it will look cute .. if you are working on a card or layout or collage, instead of having your table covered in scraps, just stick the little pieces on these cards!! If the cards are too Flimsy you can make your own cards out of watercolor paper, scrap paper.. whatever.. the sky is the limit! You can use your scrapodex just as daily inspiration, papers, paint, color combos and whenever you are in a rut, you just flip through this magical little place…
The scrapodex can also be “functional” (some people need to justify this baby.. I understand.. I do it too ).. so you can use it as a “catalog” of your stamps.. stamp them out.. write their name out.. pick a piece of paper you would ultimately like to use in a layout or card and staple a piece.. decorate it.. color it in and write down what colours you used.. this can be your reference guide! You can slap on paint on it to catalog the colors you have.. so if you would like to look at what a color looks like in the future.. just take a peek at your scrapodex! If you are already smearing a swatch of paint, why not finish it off with a piece of washi tape and book text? Have a little collage while you are at it.. you can do the same thing with your ink colors, paper colors, markers, pencils etc. What about if you are a quilter? glue your fabric scraps, ribbon, even thread in there.. YUM! It’s kind of like a journal but on a smaller scale.
Patty has a post on her blog where she explains how she does it.. it’s very simple.. and so much fun.. and once it’s full! well.. need I say more?
Jayden and I started working on our “CARD THINGIES”..LOL that’s what she calls the inserts.. and we had a blast.. here are mine..
And here are Jayden’s.. I think she did a GREAT job on her “card thingies” don’t you? and she was so focused with brads and buttons and papers.. her tongue was actually sticking out and I think I spotted some drool..
So I was thinking that maybe we can incorporate a scrapodex card with art journaling TOOSDAYS… or maybe it can merit it’s own day? Whaddya think?
Mwah to da sistahs who lovey da ideaR