Are you like me and there are times when you feel like your mojo had taking a vacation without you? Whenever I get in a funk like that, I have found what breaks the ice to allow my creativity to start flowing again is to do a quick and easy layout. Layouts are like the "warm up" jogs before my mini album marathons! If I ever get to a point where I am stuck, I will do 2-3 layouts and I find that my mini album creating goes a lot faster.
Here is a layout I did the other evening at 3 in the morning; it has been a while since I have gotten a chance to be creative so in the silence of my house, I was able to create this layout in less than 30 mins:
I am loving all of our new items - especially the mini kraft tags, brown leaf pins and vintage brown trim (all coming soon to a store near you)! These embellishments are the perfect accents to almost all types of papers! I made the tags stand out by using pop dots behind them. I made the leaf pins a bit more special by adding some self adhesive bling to it. The cute baby of course is the best part of this layout ;).
Next time you find yourself in a rut, grab a photo, some simple papers and embellishments and spend 30 minutes putting something together. You will find that the warm up will make your creative process go a lot faster and smoother!