Where do you find scrapbook design inspiration? In this post, the beginning of a series that will be featured on Wednesdays, I’ll share some of the best resources that inspire my scrapbook pages.
Many of these you’ll expect, but I’m sure there’s a few places you probably haven’t mined for their scrappy goodness!
Warning. This post has a lot of links! I wanted to share as many of my favourite sources of design inspiration all in one place. Be prepared to be inspired!
TIP! Bookmark this page! Make it easy to refer back to this list of resources by bookmarking this page.
We’ll get the easy one out of the way first, just like when you take a test. Don’t worry! There’s no pop quiz at the end.
I separate my Pinterest board into several different categories and I create new ones all of the time. I want my pin boards to reflect my current interests and I want them to useful! I don’t want to just pin something and forget about it.
Bonus: Pinterest Tip!
Most people I know aren’t doing this but it makes your boards so much easier to use. You can pin something into more than one category! You just have to pin it onto both boards. It’s a two step process, but in the end you will have that cool idea in a couple of categories if it applies to more than one.
How do you use this? Find a great idea for a Christmas page? Pin it to ‘Scrapbooking’ AND ‘Christmas’ pin boards, that way you’ll be more likely to come across it when you need it.
Here’s a few of my scrappy related pin boards:
- Scrapbook Wonderland (all of these pins link back to cool things I’ve shared here!)
- Scrapbook Organization
- Scrapbooking Sketches
- Scrapbooking Christmas
- Art Journaling
- Colour Palettes
- Pictures To Take/Photography
I sign up for email lists to get inspiration right in my inbox! Here’s a few websites that have emails I can’t wait for. Usually you sign up in a box in the column on the side to get the emails and often there’s a fantastic bonus for signing up too!
Layout A Day: Lain Ehmann has the best emails ever! She’s funny and is always sharing great tips in her emails!
Creative Scrappers: GREAT source of sketches!
Paperclipping: Noell Hyman packs a lot of actionable and useful tips into her emails.
I also have a few friends that share fabulous scrappy tips!
Melissa Shanhun of Digital Scrapbooking HQ: Great source of useful tips to learn digi techniques.
Kristie Sloan of Artful Adventures: Kristie is great at inspiring me to get messy!
Heather Dubarry of No Excuse Scrapbooking: I love Heather’s witty personality and ability to think outside the box!
Oh… and I share all kinds of scrappy goodness too! You can sign up for Scrapbook Wonderland emails here. I have a special gift for you too!
Are you still missing Simple Scrapbooks and Creating Keepsakes Magazine? I sure am! Luckily, in Canada we have The Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and it’s awesome! I’m pretty sure you don’t have to live in Canada to order it if you’re interested.
If you know of any other scrapbook magazines that are still in print please share them in the comments!
If you are looking for inspiration a scrapbooking forum is an excellent place to go! I was a sporadic poster at best on the Two Peas forums, they just had so many rules and I love to share good ideas. I’m LOVING the Paperclipping forum! Noell and Izzy understand that forums are a place for sharing ideas so there are not as many rules about linking. It is a great place to get your scrappy questions answered too!
As you know blogs are a great source of scrapbook design info.
Simple Stories: I love their products and their blog is full of useful ideas since I buy their stuff!
Jennifer Grace Creates: I love Jennifer’s style of scrapbooking. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a page I didn’t LOVE!
Use It Scrapbooking: I love Kelli’s style of writing and the way she breaks down the scrapping process. (Confession: I’m on her email list too!)
Did you know? On the Scrapbook Wonderland blog there’s a tab just for DESIGN!
You can click the tab at the top of the page or this link: DESIGN
Non Scrappy Blogs
Yes, there’s good stuff that inspires my scrapbooking that is not ‘about’ scrapbooking! I find inspiration in so many things, you’ll be seeing more posts about them in this series.
To get you started looking for design inspiration in some non-scrappy blogs you’ll want to visit these two:
A Beautiful Mess: Elsie Flannigan (now Larson) was a big name in scrapbooking. Now she shares all kinds of creative ideas, I don’t even know how to describe it, except for, ‘so much fun’!
I Heart Organizing: Organizing and gorgeous design are what you’ll find here. Jen has one of the prettiest blogs I’ve seen! (Her organizer/planner is absolutely adorable too!)
The Scrap Gals podcast is fairly new and it is hilarious! Tiffany and Tracie are a couple of southern gals who love scrapping as much as I do! You can download them on iTunes or check out their site:
I love to listen to their podcast while I scrapbook. It’s like having friends over for a crop!
Inspiration is Everywhere
Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing more in the Scrapbooking Design Inspiration series about using books, art, architecture and more, to inspire your scrapbook layouts. Don’t miss it!
What are your best scrapbook design inspiration resources? I’d love know! Share them in the comments below.
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Let your creativity shine and get scrapping!