I wanted to share some of the places I get inspiration. Like every scrapbooker, I get stuck creatively all the time..believe it or not! Lisa from Scrappin Good Times and I were just discussing this phenomenon last night--we can always use a little inspiration from other places to complement our personal styles. I use the "normal" ways of getting ideas, like books and mags, but they aren't very fun and they seem rather stale to me, especialyl since they take so long between creation time and when they are printed. I get the best ideas from galleries, blogs, and other stores'/scrappers' websites.
Today I checked out the following (links for all of these are in my links section to the left):
- Tina Keyner's blog--check out the cute donut holes she decorated for her dd's birthday! Very summery. And the cute page she made for her other dd's bedroom door--so Elsie, love the doodly drawings she did!
- Elena Etcheverry's blog--her card kits are so fun and she always has great ideas. Check out her book club she is offering at Pink Pineapple! I feel inspired already.
- Tara Young--her pages are always so fresh and fun--love her page with the "Love. Elsie" line. Plus her self portraits are always whinsical and fun. Love her take on scrapbooking.
- Cindy Farbach's blog--she shares some pics of a special dinner presented to the Design Team at SGT. She has this pic of choclate covered starwberries which just made me thnk of doing a page with those colors--hot pink, white, brown, red, and a little green--what a challenge that would be!! But I gotta try it...
- Scrapbook.com's gallery and challenges area. I love the challenges--anyone can participate too. It is fun checking out different scrappers' interpretations of the challenge guidelines. Better yet, it is fun to take part in the challenges. Some of my bet pages have come from particpating in challenges or checking out other people's designs.
- Pink Pineapple's blog--they have the silliest pic of Michelle Hill eating a big piece of cake-so funny! Just reminds me this hobby is so fun!
- NON-Scrapbooking Magazines--I check out the advertisements. A great way to get new inspiration is to copy the layout of an ad; the same techniques used to make advertisements visually appealing, such as balance and color, totally apply to scrapbooking.