But while I was sitting here, listening to the gentle tick-tock of the clock on the wall, I realised that this is what we need to have as our prompt this week.
I'd like you to be inspired by flags.
Now, I'm sure you're wondering how I got from clocks to flags?
You see, I have a bit of a "thing" for items with the Union Jack on it and looking around me, there are several flags to be seen...
And in preparation for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in a few weeks, there are few flags hanging around outside too...
Now, you could feature a flag on your layout, you could take the colours, you could even lift the design, use a photo of a flag or what about featuring flags as embellishments? So many ways to take this.
Here are two layouts that feature Germany and I've used tones of the colours from the German flag to reinforce the culture I'm talking about in the journalling:
Of course, there was my Diamond Jubilee layout featuring the flag in the form of paper, but also colour combination and in the photos. And my Royal Wedding layout - subtle red, white and blue alongside the strong central photo of my flags proudly flying out on my balcony:
And this is a WM layout from way back when that has touches of the colours of the Philippine flag as well as some star embroidery to match those found on the flag.
How will you incorporate inspiration from flags onto your layout this week?
We really hope you'll share your creations over at our Flickr gallery (here) using the tag WM#134.