If your desk is messy, cluttered, then make a project that has lots of layers of embellishments, stamping, misting...STUFF! If your desk is neat and tidy, then minimal is the way to go!
You may NOT do anything special to your desk now that you know what the challenge is...be honest about what the state of it is NOW.
Well, lucky for me with Calvinball going on, I have been scrapping faster than usual and doing quick tidy ups more frequently than usual. Don't worry, it won't last past Calvinball. But high speed scrapping almost necessitates it. In fact, I have kept my kit confined to its square containers pretty well – excepting of course that stray letter “O” which I found stuck to the bottom of a sock in the laundry room. My kit is down to dribs and drabs. On top there is the last piece of memorabilia I want to scrap from our Savannah trip. How can one be inspired by this desk – basically just scraps in squares? Then it hit me:
Voila – a pocket page protector that works beautifully for the menu and our seating card in the center column. In order to dress it up, I had to grab a few things outside the kit. But they could have been included because some were even included in the inspiration kit – like part of a large doily from which I salvaged the 2 diagonal corners – bringing to mind a tablecloth, don’t you think? Also I grabbed heart washi tape, 2 banner die-cuts and the heart and stars chipboard that didn’t make the cut when the kit was chosen (although many voted for breaking the rules to include it).
After this last pocket page, I decided to use the paper scraps up for some quick cards. I got inspiration from an old Big Pictures class and dug out some old American Crafts card bases. A couple of cards into it, I had to reach for an ancient pack of chipboard – from Melody Ross, A.D. 2009.
Now my March kit is truly exhausted. I have cleared the containers and started fresh on some unfinished crop pages. In no time, I will want to start a new kit. Luckily Bethany @ CKC has already chosen the April inspiration kit. It’s going to be a fun one! A bit messy, me thinks; but I will be ready for that.