Use a book as your inspiration ! A title, a theme, or even a book cover.
I never make anything for myself. But this week, I am keeping this book to remind me of where I have been, and where I am going. I based it on the book "Around the World in 80 Days", including air balloons and stamps, integral parts of the story. All the balloon images come from Rilly at theHouseAcrosstheBay.
In my 30's I was a mom. In my 40's I found a whole new world in competitive golf. In my 50's I became an adjunct at a local college. And now, in my 60's I find myself at the helm of Papercraft Star ! All these things surprised me.
I don't have a complete list of everything I used as much of it was scraps, and little things lying about. But here goes for what I can remember ....
All balloon images, world map, pocket "watch" - theHouseAcrosstheBay etsy shop
Design paper - My Mind's Eye, Bo Bunny, Graphic 45, gcd studios
Brads - Bo Bunny, stash
Stamps - Tim Holtz, Inkadinkado, 7 Gypsies
Stickers - Tim Holtz, stash
Rub ons - Michaels $1 bin, stash, 7 Gypsies
Clips, charms, beads, key, ribbon - Tim Holtz, K & Co, stash
Fiber and ribbons - stash
Ink - Ranger, Versafine
Frames - K & Co
If there is something in particular you are dying to know about, please ask and I will try to track it down !