Inspiration is Everywhere

Happy Monday Stampers!

It's shaping up to be a lovely week here in Virginia!  WooHOO!  I woke up this morning and I could hear the birds singing.  Ahhhhh.  I love it.  Well, I love it until that darn mockingbird returns to the tree outside out bedroom window.  That bird makes the weirdest sounds!  One morning we woke up thinking we heard a car was the mockingbird!  Oh well....spring is "springing"!

I had someone ask me the other day where I get inspiration from when I'm creating new projects.  It's funny because I've found inspiration from places like the candy aisle at WalMart to magazines to Pinterest to the grocery store.  You never know.....but it's out there.
Saturday Linz and I went shopping and we were in the Hanes Outlet....  Yep, we were bra shopping!!  (Just keeping it real...)  While I was walking through all the racks and displays something colorful caught my eye.  It was a small table with a fun display of packets of tissues.  Yep, in those Kleenex sort of things.
They were in the most adorable colors and patterns!  Lots of spring designs!  Woot!
I started looking through them and I found not one but TWO packs that just screamed "NEW PROJECT" to me.   I designed a little "Tissue Holder" (and made the tutorial for it) some months back so I knew exactly what I wanted to create with them.  Here's the first one....

Now doesn't that just scream, "SPRING!"?  Now, if you're a Stampin' Up! fan you might find yourself thinking in Stampin' Up! colors.  Well, I definitely do that a LOT.  So, when I saw these tissues my "PAS" or "Project Alert System" started dinging pretty loudly.  I was thinking...."MELON MAMBO, RICH RAZZLEBERRY, DAFFODIL DELIGHT, TANGERINE TANGO AND TEMPTING TURQUOISE"!!!  I was just giddy!  I also found another pack that had the PAS dinging too but I haven't completed that project yet.  I'll be sharing that one soon.

For those of you who would like to make one of these for yourself, I'm attaching the tutorial here.  It was previously posted here on my blog.  

These would be really fun to do for so many different occasions.  And let me tell you...there are some stinkin' cute tissues out there!  Hahaha  Pardon the pun.  Just have fun!

Don't forget....SALE A BRATION is quickly coming to an end and so is the opportunity to get the FREE stamps and accessories that are being offered.  Visit my ONLINE STAMPIN' UP! STORE to shop to your heart's content.  Be sure while you're there to click on the CLEARANCE RACK for all kinds of deeply discounted items.  You'll be glad you did!

I'm off to open all the windows and let a bit of that spring air in.  I hope you can enjoy the day too.

Make it a magical day!


  1. WOW...too cute for words! I need 2 inexpensive gifts for Easter, so I think you've inspired me to make these; TFS & can't wait for another share!

  2. Sooo cute! Love the Bunny.

    Ter ;)

  3. Wow, this is an awesome idea, I just had to case this! Thanks so much for sharing!


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