Wednesday, July 13, 2011

You are my....Inspiration

I am really literal when it comes to inspiration.  I am a huge "scrap lifter" and a lot of my creations are copies of some form of direct artwork.  I like to keep a journal/scrapbook (nothing pretty) of ideas and sketches I come across.  I steal from magazines, blogs, card stores etc.    Tip of the Day:  Keep a journal of ideas you can flip through, when you need inspiration.  Cut out pictures from magazines, sketch ideas for cards and layouts, draw ideas for embellishment clusters etc.  Don't rely on your memory to help you when you lack ideas.  Flip through your idea journal and you will be inspired instantly. 

This weeks Heart 2 Heart Challenge is to create something and share your inspiration for it.  For this card, I was inspired by the cover of Scrapbooks Etc., July/August Edition.  Can you guess what the inspiration was?  

You guessed it the cute paper pieced sunshine on the layout. 



Jody Gustafson said...

Amy, I with you. I get inspiration everywhere I can. Your card is absolutely darling. I may have to "lift" this. Thank you so much for sharing with us at H2H.

Haley D. said...

Your card is precious! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at H2H!

The Paper Princess. . . Michelle Auten said...

I love the bright and cheery colors! The sun is too cute. :-) Thanks for playing along at H2H this week!

Brenda said...

Very cheery! What a great interpretation of your inspiration!! Thanks for playing at H2H and I hope we see you again!

Enchanting Stamping said...

Cute, you did a great job of making it your own:)

FLEUR de Lo said...

What a smart idea! I do a similar thing using a private blog, but I rarely look back at the older stuff. I could see the flipping of a book offering all sorts of renewed inspiration!

I love your sun, too. The red really adds dimension!