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Friday, February 1, 2008

For the Love of Paper ~ Kimberly Crawford

It's Friday! You know what that means? Besides that I have a physical therapy appt in about 15 min with Helga..........but maybe I'll get a little bit of scrapping in this weekend.
I have not scrapped for at least 2 months. GASP!
But Kimberly's creations on her FOR THE LOVE OF PAPER are just the trick to get me inspired.

Maybe you need to make your valentine's day cards?
Gawd, I hope you're not one of those mom's that makes your children's cards for their school party. Seriously.........the kids don't care and you're making all us other mom's look bad............because I COULD make them if I wanted.........but..but...but..........I don't want to.
Anyhooooo.............Kimberly. Love her layouts, love her cards. Go take a quick peek at what's she got goin on.......
Surely you'll grab a few ideas.
Just in time for Valentines day for your lovie. I love to see unpainted chipboard. That has to be the biggest reason I never use mine........besides that I haven't scrapped lately........but I hate painting it....not because I don't like it painted........because I'm lazy.I think these kind of layouts are so! What a great way to chart your "normal" day to show your family in years to come.
Even if you don't scrapbook, you can still do this. I would love to see what my day was like when I was 4 or 5.
More cards. What I think is so nice about her cards........because it makes it easy to scraplift..........her cards have that high "WOW" factor, but actually do-able for most paper people. No fancy paper folding, no fancy pop ups.........She really knows how to work with color and where to place her elements. If you're not a scrapper, or a card maker, then you probably don't think that's that big of a deal, my best Kramer voice ...."oh it's a big deal!"This card could easily swing both ways.........for a guy or for a girl. It's always hard to make a card for a man.
Are these colors perfect or what? I LOVE these colors together........yes, I want to marry them.
And let's say you have a blank wall and you can't figure out what to put on it? Or the piece of art you want is way too expensive? Tah Dah!!! Just grab your favorite designer scrapbook paper, a few 12x12 frames and you are set. I did something similar in college. We didn't have anything on the walls. I bought an old framed painting at a garage sale for .50cents, bought some really cool fabric and stapled it over the frame. Hung it up. Her idea looks WAY better. No art for the playroom, or your childs bedroom? Never fear.........grab a few frames from IKEA, a few more pieces of you favorite paper..........and you've got yourself a cute, colorful wall arrangment. Great Idea!
Thanks Kimberly! I love your ideas! OK TCB blog people..........GO!
and what is up with the spell check on blogger not working? Sorry people...........I'm in Fitness, not Writing.


Simply Stork said...

ahhh wonderful for my love affair with paper...:o)


Blogging Molly said...

I love this idea. I'm not a scrapbooker, but I love scrapbook paper.

Sherry said...

These are great ideas -- I've done this before with beautiful paper or a beautiful piece of fabric. Sometimes I just can't bring myself to "use" a paper or fabric I've bought because I love it so much and this is the ideal thing to do -- there are times I just like to "look" at the colours/designs.

LOL at the comment about homemade Valentines for kids' classes -- you are quite funny!! But 'tis true -- the kids like the characters they know from tv, and they toss them in the trash after awhile -- it's a shame to do that with handmade cards for any occasion.

Carol A. said...

This is my first time checking out your blog and I have to say, it's wonderful. I espcially like your entrys of Kim Crawfords work as she has been in inspiration to me in my scrapping for quite some time. I am so glad that you are getting back to your scrapping, and if anyone can get your mojo flowing, it's Kim!

Jen r. said...

Great blog Kim!~ Love her site!
Jen R

Tam, I am said...

Kim just totally rocks. I have work with her on a design team and she is truly an inspiring and incredibly talented lady!!

Crockpot Lady said...

what an interesting idea to use the fabric in picture frames. I have fabric.