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Helmar - Enjoy the Moment

There are days where I just need to record the moment, quickly. Like the time when I was following my husband and son home. He was in his car and I was in mine. Have you ever been at a stop light where your child is waving at you from the car ahead? Yeah, you have to wave right? I was excitedly waving back. Then, I looked over in the opposite lane to me. There was a police officer waving hysterically at me, apparently mimicking me. It was so funny that I laughed out loud which then made him laugh. A police officer! I couldn't believe it. Those are the moments that we need to write about because they are quickly forgotten.

Sometimes I create in my journal or Smash book so that I can go back and write in it later. I don't usually think of inspiring things while I am crafting. I just create. So, I leave lots of space to jot things down later. This way, I can throw my book in my bag on my way out the door for an appointment and I can write in it when the ideas come to me. Or, when funny things need to be recorded quickly they can.

This is also a good way to prepare for a trip. You can have your pages ready to go with envelopes or pockets and all you need to do is collect items from your trip and record the memories while they are fresh in your mind.

Pink smash-2

Pink smash


I almost always use magazine clippings of items that inspire me. These are from the Anthropologie catalog.There has been many times where I need ideas for my next layout or project and I have been inspired by a color, pattern, or even word on a page in my journal.

In the video below, I give detailed instructions on how I created the pages above in only 3 minutes. ;)




I used Helmar's Premium Craft Glue for my base layers. I then use Helmar's Zapdots for lift on some elements of the page.

In the video you can also see me adding Helmar's Premium Craft Glue on the back of some stickers. I tend to change my mind after adding something to a project. I end up pulling it off and putting it back in the packaging. Sometimes, the adhesive has worn off. No worries about wasting product with Helmar. I just add some adhesive to the back and use it for another project.

Also, my mother emailed me and said, "I might be a little 'monkish' [referring to the television series] but why did you change the card from a five to a nine?" Just in case you might be wondering the same thing, my son turns five this month. I might want to use that on another project. But, hey, playing cards might not be my thing when he becomes nine. ;)

Create Well: Enjoy the moment!

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  1. Jen, I absolutely love this you definitely make me want to go out and smash. Congrats on all your recent success it is definitely deserved. You are the best and I miss your creativity and spunk on the Craft Warehouse DT. I hope to be working with you again soon. Jenifer

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