A Surprise from A Creative Mint

Nov 2011

I have just finished a wonderful course  Blogging Your Way {I have an upcoming post about this}  taught by Holly Becker of Decor8 fame and the incredibly talented Leslie Shewring from A Creative Mint. My head is filled with creative ideas for my blog; it’s almost overwhelming. You will see them come to fruition over the next few months. Anyway, a friend recently gave me a copy of Somerset Life {everything the folks over there seem to touch is something I like!}. There isn’t a page they produce that’s not dripping with creativity and inspiration.

I was delighted to open the magazine and find one of my teachers-Leslie’s work featured in the issue. Oh Happy Days! Creative wrapping while incorporating recycling is a favorite project of mine.



There seems to be a theme this holiday season of getting off the crazy train and taking the time to enjoy family and friends. Leslie’s philosophy of using this time of year to express your creativity, while simplifying, is advice we could all use a little more of.  And then there’s the fact that she is recycling common everyday paper bags and office supplies into beautiful wrapping ideas.  A nice theme that I could get all wrapped up in!