Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My Sketchbook

Oh wow, I almost started typing "Happy Monday" when I realized that it was, in fact, Tuesday. This is probably because we got up at 4:30 yesterday morning to return home to VA after visiting MI for my  brother-in-law's wedding. I passed out on the plane and then again for about two hours when we finally got home, so all in all, yesterday was a bit of a blur!

Anyhow, I thought I would share with you how I capture ideas for all things creative, whether it be card layouts, scrapbook layouts, changes I want to make on the blog or things I want to do about the house. I bought a sketchbook from the Bargain aisle at Barnes & Noble and decorated it with some Dear Lizzy thickers and washi tape. In the sketchbook, I keep sketches ;) as well as printouts of scrapbook layouts that I printed out from the computer.

I don't really have any organization to the book; I kinda just doodle or tape ideas as they come or as I find them. (which is weird, as I am incredibly organized usually, but in this case, I found I could be more creative if I wasn't worried about making sure that I had everything sectioned out and organized in a system.) Now, an artist I am not, but I don't really worry about that. I just put the ideas down on paper, and even though the pictures are not perfect, I know what I meant when I drew it, so it works for me.

So, are there any ways that you keep your creative ideas? I'd love to hear about it!


  1. I keep pictures of all my creations, but not really a folder to jot down ideas. I think mostly because I copy other people's ideas or buy patterns for things I make. Love seeing your drawings - looks like a great way to organize things. I know you're good at organizing too!