Sunday, April 3, 2016

Inspired by L. Katherine Roberts

The spring issue of Somerset Life magazine has some amazing inspiration in it for us crafty folks. On page 18, we see a really creative tag idea from L. Katherine Roberts. She uses two tags together--one with a name and the other with "enjoy!" These hang from a bag of coffee, artfully decorated in gold and kraft and cream and white. Simply gorgeous packaging...and it's for coffee. Yum.

Somerset Life Spring 2016, p. 18

The direction I took this inspiration piece deviates pretty far from the original, but you can still see the influence. My "tags" are now strips of notebook-stamped paper. There are no holes or eyelets, and everything's oriented horizontally rather than vertically. And of course (it's me, after all) the earthy tones are replaced with crisp white and some happy colors inspired by this pin.

No way would I ever have come up with this layout or concept without having seen Ms. Roberts' pretty packaging!

I hope this demonstrates how inspiration can spark our own creativity and personal style. Don't be afraid to look for inspiration outside your own specific style. Take an idea and run with it. See where it takes you.

Sometimes, the destination is sweet!

stamps: Stampin'Up (sentiment), Hero Arts (flowers), Cornish Heritage Farms (notebook paper)
ink: Hero Arts, Memento Luxe tuxedo black
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: rhinestones, craft foam


  1. What a fabulous card. I just really do love the simplicity of it. Great work x

  2. Love your take on the inspiration photo. Truly wonderful!

  3. this is so fresh and fun and clever

  4. I love how it is like a handwritten note with doodles. So cute!


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