Monthly Inspiration

This month I am inspired by Junk Mail. :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Weekly inspiration

I realize I've been somewhat MIA lately. I am working on being better...and getting a couple inquiries and people using the inspiration on this site was just enough to light a fire under me and get this going again!

Inspiration for this week (I chose nice fallish colors so the color schemes should work with the pictures you're taking right now!):


Friday, September 14, 2007

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Weekly inspiration

My life has gone a bit insane. For the next few weeks I will post inspiration, but most likely no layouts to go with it! Please have fun, and keep checking back!


Monday, August 6, 2007

On vacation (again)

Taking another hiatus to spend in NYC.

Hope to find lots of inspiration there.

Be back in a week!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Artist: Layout inspired by Art (how apropo!)

The inspiration:


How I was inspired:

Design: Loved the blocks of color and the black strips running through the piece.

Color Combo: Speaks for itself

Typography: Loved the random letters included in the artwork...how some of them were turned upside down, so I incorporated that into my title.

The End Result:

Monday, July 30, 2007

Weekly inspiration

I'm back....sorry for the hiatus!

This month I'm inspired by art.

Here are a couple pieces to get you going for the week:


Monday, July 16, 2007

On vacation

No posts this week! Please look through the rest of the website and be inspired, and I'll be back next week with more inspiration!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Friday Challenge!!!

Again, haven't had a chance to scrap even though I'm so inspired by these websites. I hope to get a chance soon, but I'll be in San Francisco all next week.

Meanwhile, here's a Friday Challenge for you. Love the use of the "Golden Mean/Ratio" here. Can't wait to see what you do with it!


See it full size at brucefuller.com

Monday, July 9, 2007

Weekly inspiration

Just one for now:
Check out the entire website at http://www.metmuseum.org/.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Friday Challenge!!!

Yeah, I know I'm late, but like I said, I'm on vacation. I love this challenge, though, so I hope to add my take on it this weekend. Have fun with it!!!
You can check it out at MarcJennings.net.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Weekly Inspiration

Note for July: I will be on vacation a lot this month and so will not be using a guest designer. I will still be posting inspiration but you will probably see a few less layouts from me. Have fun anyway, and still link up your projects because I'd love to see them!

The two websites I chose for this week have similar designs for their logos, but I loved them. You can be inspired by the logos posted here or go to the actual websites and be inspired by the products for sale or other aspects of the website. I actually recommend you go to the actual websites because there is so much more inspiration for you than I could ever post here!

Link to Shabby Apple website


Link to Ann Wood handmade website

Friday, June 29, 2007

Friday Challenge!!!

This weekend challenge is brought to you by Alacey. Love this CD cover she found. Make a layout inspired by it and link it up here for all of us to see!

Alacey's take on this challenge:
"I got the new Toby line from Elsie and it came with a doodled page! SCORE! I loved the doodling on the cd cover! Reminds me of high school. I tried and tried to find a picture of me and Chris when we were in high school but I couldn't!! This picture works too! "


Have fun!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

first grade faves: Layout inspired by music

The inspiration:


How I was inspired:

Design: I absolutely loved the way the picture was tilted on this album cover. So I took that part of the design and used it on my layout.

The End Result:

How does it inspire you?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A little birdie told me: Layout inspired by music

The inspiration:


How I was inspired:

Design: Loved the semi circles. Used them slightly differently, but my semi circles were totally inspired by the CD cover.

Color Combination: Loved the colors, so I found some patterned paper that had a similar color theme. I also used it in my letter stickers...fun way to use up a lot of different letters!

The End Result:


How does it inspire you?

Monday, June 25, 2007

Weekly inspiration

We're back to CD covers:


Friday, June 22, 2007

Friday Challenge!!!

The challenge: Make a layout based on the above inspiration. Link it here in the comments section, I'd love to see!

My take on this challenge:

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Little mother: Guest designer Layout inspired by music

The inspiration:

How she was inspired:

Design: "My eyes immediately focused on the curves between the 2 witches....I put my title in the same place but instead of doing another title down at the bottom, I used that space for my journaling. "

The End Result:

How does it inspire you?

Monday, June 18, 2007

06: Layout inspired by music

The inspiration:

How I was inspired:

Design: I loved the way pictures made up the letters on this poster. So, I took that idea and made huge numbers to fill with pictures. I was able to get 16 pictures on a 2 page 8.5x11 layout. All of them started out as 4x6 prints and I cropped them down according to my needs.

The End Result:


How does it inspire you?

Weekly inspiration

This week we are going into the realm of musical theater for our inspiration. Have fun!!



Thursday, June 14, 2007

Friday Challenge!!!


The challenge: Create a layout inspired by the above CD cover. When you are finished post it to an online photo or scrapbook gallery and then link it to this post. If you don't want to post it online you can email me at lalakme at yahoo dot com. So get inspired and go scrap!

My take on this week's challenge:


Lacey's take on this week's challenge:(Don't you love how she outlined her thickers? I do!!!)


And another layout I did 2.5 years ago using this same inspiration:

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Layout inspired by music

The inspiration:


How I was inspired:

Design: I really liked the design, but unfortunately didn't have any pictures on hand small enough to do it exactly. Instead I took inspiration from the general design and went with it from there.

Theme/Topic: I really wanted to do a layout about my daughter's violin. Again, I didn't have the pictures to do so and couldn't get them quickly enough to post this week. I am tucking the idea away, however.

The End Result:


How does it inspire you?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Christmas PJ's: Guest Designer Layout inspired by music

The inspiration:

How Lacey was inspired:

Design:
"I too didn't have anything to match these colors so I used the dimensions of the cover for my inspiration. I used only my own stash for this layout and that always feels good! And I pulled out those outdated stencils..I love mine and actually use them often!"

The End Result:

Monday, June 11, 2007

Swing: Layout inspired by music

The inspiration:


How I was inspired:

Design: As much as I liked the color combo on this one, I couldn't find the right pictures/supplies, so I went with the design only. I replaced one of the solid blocks with patterned paper to create more interest.

The End Result:


How does it inspire you?

Weekly inspiration

Tbis week our music inspiration comes from music books I found on my own bookshelf! Have fun with it!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Friday Challenge!!!


The challenge: Create a layout inspired by the above CD cover. When you are finished post it to an online photo or scrapbook gallery and then link it to this post. If you don't want to post it online you can email me at lalakme at yahoo dot com. So get inspired and go scrap!

My take on this week's challenge:
(excuse the shadows on the scan.)

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Simply You: Guest designer layout inspired by music

The inspiration:


How Lacey was inspired:

Design: She used the 3 rectangular blocks of color on the CD cover as the background for her layout.

Color Combination: Again, the 3 rectangular blocks of color provided her background as well as the basis for the colors she chose for the rest of her layout.

The End Result:

How does it inspire you?

Rays of light: Layout inspired by music

The inspiration:


How I was inspired:

Design: When I saw this I immediately thought of getting some use out of my huge ribbon stash! I had a lot of fun stapling ribbon to my paper. I sort of rotated everything around to look right with the picture I chose, but my page was definitely heavily inspired by the design on the CD cover!

Topic/theme: The Sun and the Moon, along with the design, reminded me of rays of light. So I used that as my title, referring to my daughters.

The End Result:

How does it inspire you?

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Why we love: Layout inspired by music

The inspiration:


How I was inspired:

Design: I liked the simple design, so I incorporated the entire square CD cover into the larger design of my rectangular layout.

Color Combination: I love doing these inspiration challenges because it forces me to look for paper and embellishments I might not otherwise use. I found some patterned paper that is pretty old that used the colors on the CD cover. It's always exciting to be able to use old stuff!

Typography: I did my best to mimic the way the little tickets were printed out. It took some major text box usage and since my girls all have different lengths of names, I used the option to expand the text with the shorter names so it still looks uniform.

Topic: The "We all Love Ella" morphed a bit into "Why we Love _________".

The End Result:

How does it inspire you?