Hi!!! Thanks for joining me for Inspiration Wednesday!! I would like to share with you, what inspires me! We all know that inspiration is around us. The internet, magazines, photo galleries, and other scrapbookers, may play a role, in how we draw our inspiration. However, for me, most of the time, it is quite simple.
I tend to draw inspiration for my pages or projects, through my children, my photographs, new scrapbooking product, and my scrapbooking studio. Of course, I love looking at magazines, surfing the web for new ideas, and finding new color combos! However, I tend to draw my inspiration from the reason I began this hobby. I wanted to be able to document my family's memories. I love this hobby! Not only do I get the opportunity to scrapbook my photographs, I get to play with all the beautiful paper!
These special little people are the reasons why I scrapbook:
My daughter, Gabriela
My daughter, Macie, and
My son, Roman!
New product, also can inspire me to create a project. Yes, I will admit, that sometimes, new product will be the first thing I choose!
Sometimes the beautiful paper, and embellishments will help me convey the memory I want to document. And, you know what, that is okay! LOL
Finally, it is simply my scrapbooking studio. I love to surround myself with little splashes of color throughout my room. I like to utilize small glass jars for two reasons. One is that they are pretty, and second, I am able to see the beautiful product. For instance, across my desk I see this:
Who would not be inspired by all this color goodness?? Well, it makes me happy to see it, every time I look up!
I also have this tray on my desk, that I call, "My inspiration tray." Sometimes it is full of small piles of fun product that I want to use. Sometimes, it is things that I hope will inspire me to complete a project. It is simply a tray of my happy things!
Another favorite corner of my room, sits on my desk, too! I love wood stamps, and have my favorite word stamps in one large jar. I love dumping the contents, and sifting through all of them! At times, a word or phrase will become the starting point for a project. I have a couple of favorite loose stamps on here too. Of course, sometimes I need some music to help me get going. My little, pink Ipod shuffle, is never far away!
So finally, it is my photographs, new product, and all the bits of color, in my scrapbooking studio, that I draw my inspiration. Even the colors of my wall, make me happy! I am very thankful to have a space of my own. However, what if you do not, have your own scrapbooking haven? It is still, quite simple! For an entire year, I shared my kitchen with my scrapbooking supplies! It was not perfect, but I made it work. Again, apply the same principles of adding color, in pretty jars or containers. Surround yourself with the things that make you the happiest! I promise, it will inspire you!
I would love to know what inspires you! Thanks for letting me share, and have a Happy Wednesday!!