Martha Stewart

Today I’m inspired by…Martha Stewart. After yesterday’s super-cute collage art, I found myself digging in to Martha’s website. Here are some fabulous things I found (direct links to the projects/ideas are under the photos):

Add-On Envelope Books

Add-On Envelope Books Inspiration point: I LOVE these! They are meant to store collections of coins, stamps, stickers, whatever…but I think I could use them for a special daily note or for my students’ story ideas.

Baby Wooden Blocks

Baby Wooden Blocks Inspiration point: I love how these baby blocks are rock ‘n’ roll. You could use any type of patterned paper to coordinate with a baby’s room or use up scraps.

Chalkboard Wall Calendar Inspiration point: I love the shades of gray here…gray is SO the new black. 😉

Clip Artistry

Clip Artistry Inspiration point: I think the idea of hanging decorative clipboards like these in my scraproom is a great idea. I could put up inspiration or layouts or leave them plain. Someone on Martha’s website suggested using a large photo instead, which would be really cool, too!

Storytelling Tape

Storytelling Tape Inspiration point: I love the colors and papers used in this project. I also think it’s a sweet idea for a far-away relative to record themselves reading a book for a child. Maybe you could have a family member dictate memories from old photos for you to use in your scrapbook.

Handmade Tote Bags Inspiration point: Everytime I see this ad in a magazine I cut it out. I just love the letters, patterns, and colors…oh, and I am addicted to tote bags!

Here are some other links- I couldn’t decide which projects were best!

Martha’s Best Clip Art

Back-to-School Crafts


August 18, 2009. Tags: , , . Martha Stewart, Office Supplies, Projects. Leave a comment.

Office Supplies

Today I’m inspired by…office supplies. It’s hard not to be now that the school supply sales are in full-swing. I always love looking at all of the different folders and notebooks, might be the teacher in me. 😉 Here are some fun supplies I found on the web:

Day of the Week Clips from See Jane Work Inspiration point: First of all, I could totally make these. Print out the labels, glue them to a clothespin- no problem. Second of all, I need these. For home and work.

Day of the Week Clips from Suzy Jack collection at

Basics Composition books from See Jane Work Inspiration point: I love anything with letters and numbers (

See Jane Work Basics Composition Books

Large Clipboard by See Jane Work Inspiration point: I love the color combinations on these clipboards, though I wouldn’t have thought of them on my own. It would be easy to cut or punch colored circles for a backround on a layout or card.

WhoMi Modern Notebook from See Jane Work Inspiration point: The graphics on these notebooks are so cool! Each one has a different kind of paper in them and they labeled them accordingly. I like how the letters are set off the page- would be cool for a title or card.

WhoMi Modern Notebooks at

Moonstrips Notecards by Eduardo Paolozzi from Inspiration point: The patterns and colors are great on these! I’m going to break out some scraps to lift this idea!

Moonstrips Note Cards by Eduardo Paolozzi from momastore.comSticky Journal from Inspiration point: Brilliant! This combines two of my most favorite things- sticky notes and little books. I think this would be easy to re-create…especially now that I have a Bind-It-All!

Sticky Journal from momastore

Tower of Clips by Barbara Flanagan at Inspiration point: I think I could make this, too, right? I’ve seen clamps like those…regardless I need one. I could clip coupons, business cards, photos, messages…

Tower of Clips by Barbara Flanagan at

Pixel Colored Pencils at Fred Flare Inspiration point: The square pattern and color mix are eye-catching…maybe for a square-punched border or background.

Pixel Colored Pencils from Fred Flare

Dragonfly Paperclips at Fred Flare Inspiration point: I know butterflies are trendy in scrapbooking now, but I find that my boy pages don’t quite lend themselves to butterflies. Voila- the masculine version of the butterfly…the dragonfly!

Dragonfly Paper Clips from Fred Flare

July 28, 2009. Tags: , . Alphabet, Colors, Numbers, Office Supplies, Patterns. Leave a comment.