Daily Archives: January 12, 2011


I’m unique. I admit it and honestly, I like it that way.

Imagine a world where we were all cookie cutter carbon copies. Boring.

Embrace those quirks and be yourself. There is just one you.

You’re like a snowflake.


It’s freeing too.

We all see creative people we wish we could be like. I have quite a few. I have days where I hate my style and wish I could be so-and-so. How’s that for honesty?

So now and then I have to stop and remind myself. That I am me. I am unique and that’s OK.

There’s nothing wrong with being inspired by others as long as we don’t fall into the trap that we are not just as creative because our work doesn’t look like theirs. And truly, it shouldn’t. It should look unique.

Explore your own creativity. Find your style. Experiment. Drop your guard and just create for the joy of it.

Don’t be afraid to be…


This layout is of my unique and wonderful daughter. In some ways she’s so like me but in many ways, she’s not. She’s herself and she’s growing up and finding her way. I couldn’t be more proud of the young woman she is becoming.

I’ve created this layout with January’s Up the Street Scrapbooking Kit. I’m totally into the beautiful colors and prints Tara has combined. She has such a knack for putting a fabulous kit together. It makes creating easy.

I loved creating these snowflake details. They are die cut with the Basic Grey Snowflake Bigz die from Sizzix. Natural light was poor the day I took this photo but the die cut cardstock is a beautiful glittered cardstock that comes in the kit. It makes fabulous die cut embellishments. The rosettes are also die cut using a Sizzlets die.

Do you struggle with being unique? I hope this post inspires you to be your own creative person and enjoy the process.

Have a creative day!