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Since getting back from holiday……did I tell you I went to Egypt?!!…..

Am.az.ing place…..

this last week or two has really been about chucking myself back in and getting all inspired once again!

And trust me, been blessed to work within such a creative field, this is so damn easy!

I remember around Christmas I posted a video…..something I’m planning to do some more off 😉 …

on what inspires me…. and you know what, I’d almost forgotten all about Pinterest!!

I gotta admit I love, love, love, love, love….what more can I say?!!!

I tried to to keep away from Pinterest due to the concerns and issues I kept reading people have surrounding the use of this site,

but I just happened to land upon it again within the last couple of weeks and I can’t believe I kept away for so long!!

For me, it’s like window shopping, passing by sooooooo many shops looking at what they have to offer before going in….

it just offers me so much goodness and inspiration all in one hit.

 I could literally spend hours and hours looking through all the beautiful, creative pictures and reading the very wise quotes.

It allows me to find places that I never knew existed, little treasures that I couldn’t even ever imagine trying to look for.

Are you on Pinterest? If you are, hook me up…I’d love to follow your boards and see what inspires you!


Creative Jumpstart!

Have you seen the Creative Jumpstart Summit from Nathalie Kalbach? It is a fabulous series of some of the most inspirational scrapbookers and mixed media artists, telling you how they Jump Start their Creativity. I’ve loved the videos these inspirational woman have shared with us and it prompted me to think about things that help Jumpstart my Creativity and made you this little video……

Untitled from Claire Smillie on Vimeo.

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday 136


Lots of things on my desk this morning, but I thought I share with you this sneak of a scrapbook page I am creating 🙂 I have cut up some of my favorite papers and sewn them into a little patchwork scrapbook page! A while back I’d found an amazing quote on Pinterest, “You are You, that is truer than true, there is noone else more you’er than you!”, which I really wanted to use and had the *crazy* idea to use different letter stickers to create it!!! It took me so long!! But hopefully I will make a fabulous page to make all the tweezer pinching worth while!

Make sure you pop over to Julia’s Stamping Ground to see whats on lots of other workdesks this Wednesday.

10 things rockin’ my world right now…

This post was actually meant to post on the 7th however for some reason or another ended up been today!! Which must have been fate as co-incidentally Shimelle is hosting a ’10 things on the tenth’ today so head on over to her blog…..