Tuesday, August 26, 2008

2 peas Challenge

The 2 peas challenge for today was to answer why creativity is so important. While I think about this question, I think that there are 2 ways to look at this question. I hear from people that they don't think they are creative at all. What does that mean? I guess I think they can't think of good ideas for a project. I don't think that's the only definition. I think of being creative as the process of making something too.

Sometimes I don't feel like thinking of a creative way to make something, so I'll rely on past projects or a magazine for inspiration. Most of the time though, I feel like I NEED to be creative. It's relaxing for me, and it gives me joy to see what I have come up with. I think I am pretty creative when it comes to crafts. Even at work I think about ways I can be creative. The trouble is I am asked many times for a creative idea for something they need to do, but put me on the spot and I can't think that fast. I have to think for quite a while with little to no distractions.

So basically, I do think being creative is important. I strive on it. It's rewarding, and fun. When it seems like it's too much work, sometimes that's when my best work comes out!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Well, I haven't had a chance to scrap and put stuff on my etsy shop (www.paperika.etsy.com) because I made a scrap album for my cousin's wedding!

I did spend all day today reorganizing my stash. I redid my paper so it was more organized by theme and wasn't so weighed down on my little cart by Scrapbook Solutions. I also reorganized my ribbon, eyelets, brads and buttons. I bought some little shelf things in the back to school section so I could get better use of my limited space. Things are a little better there too!

That's about it. I am in the process of working out some ideas for bookmarks to post on my shop. I also want to post some cards too and some notecards. I hope you take a peek!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Learning to upload pictures!

Not much has happened over one day, but I am going to stretch out a little and upload some pictures of my work that I am selling on Etsy. Here are some pictures of my Halloween items...lots of tins and a scrapbook album. I hope you enjoy looking!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Welcome to my World!

Hi! This is my first time ever blogging. I hope you enjoy what you see. For the most part, the purpose of this blog is to show my work. I am a scrapbooker, and recently opened a shop on Etsy.com. The site hosts a venue for people who enjoy making handmade crafts and they want to sell them. My address for my business is this : www.paperika.etsy.com. Currently I have cards, gift tags, altered tins, and mini scrapbook albums for sale. I've recently jumped on the hot trend of making acrylic albums!

I take custom orders too for invitations, albums, or anything related to paper. All you have to do is contact me via the conversation feature and I'll be happy to work with you!

Thanks for reading so far. I will be posting some of my work in the near future, so keep checking back!