Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Fun - Finding Inspiration

It happens to all of us - sometimes we get into a rut and need a little external prodding to get that scrappy mojo flowing again. And for today's Friday Fun, I'm going to share with you a few of my favorite sources of inspiration! :)

Are you inspired by ads? I love to peruse the site Ads of the World where you can view creative print ads from all over the fact, this ad below...:

...served as the jumping point for this layout I created with the June LRS kit: :)

Some of the things that inspired me about the ad was the grouping of elements in the middle of the page, the use of white space, and the bit of text or journaling off to one corner. :)

Design Seeds is an amazing site for color inspiration! They showcase beautiful palettes, and you can even search out different color schemes by color or theme (i.e. season.) This is just one example of the *gorgeous* colors to be found on this site:

Music (or other types of media such as books) can also be another wonderful source of inspiration - and it doesn't necessarily have to be a specific song...maybe just inspired by one. ;) In this older layout of my Sophie, you can see that the photo, combined with the journaling, focuses simply on the one song that shall remain forever lost in her memory bank... :)

And who says you have to scrap only your *best* photos? Even the most imperfect of photos has a story just waiting to be this case, kids who are disgruntled about being too small to ride the "big kid rides" at the fair (is Sophie's expression priceless or what?!?! :-P), or toddlers who absolutely refuse to wear their shoes outside. :)

So now that I've shared with you some of my favorite sources of inspiration, I would love to hear (and see!) some of yours! :) Please share with me what things pull you out of a mojo rut by commenting here on this post or over on the LRS message boards.

Happy Friday all! :)

1 comment:

Tammy Wilson said...

What a great post!! Thanks for sharing such great photos!