Monday, June 7, 2010
Hi all, SP here :o) Monday’s are generally reserved for some sort of beauty/fashion inspiration…so I thought I’d go along those lines, but with something a little different! I’m sure many of you have seen (or participated in) AD INSPIRATION scraps before! They used to be a favorite of mine…I loved having that little bit of a jump start to a layout…and I really enjoyed interpreting an ad in my own way. Not to mention, it sure was fun to see how everyone else ‘saw’ it, too :o) I find it difficult anymore to look through a magazine without seeing all of the similarities with scrapbooking, lol! Fonts, page design, colors – they all catch my eye and bring my brain right back to scrapping and how well they would translate to a scrapbook page lol!
So, with that said – here we have a great ad…ready to inspire you! I’m sure this will be the first of many ad inspiration/challenge posts – so I really hope you enjoy them, LOL!
When I saw this ad…I knew that it would be perfect for a scrapbook page! All of the dedicated squares (with rounded corners, no less lol)…the clean, crisp text…and the opportunity for a fun title – perfect! I decided to follow the ad quite literally, as I knew what I wanted to do the second I saw it lol! I was so excited to scrap these adorable pics of my niece (taken by my SIL)…and had BUNCHES to choose from! At some point, I will also make a coordinating second page with one large photo on it! But, this was the perfect way to fit lots of pics on the page…and really focus on the gorgeous colors of her sweet little outfit…and just some of the precious moments captured on our holiday weekend walk!
You do not have to be so ‘literal’ with your interpretation! Perhaps you are inspired by the colors – or maybe the ad makes you want to try your hand at photo extraction – or, you could just like the idea of the rounded corner squares :o) Be creative and have fun! My layout came together faster than just about any I have ever done…and I owe that ALL to the wonderful AD INSPIRATION :o) I love having just a little direction sometimes lol!
Finally, I thought I’d share the super sweet template with you :o) It is a simple 12×12 page, all ready to inspire you! To download, click HERE, or simply click the image below!
I hope this post has truly inspired you…if nothing else, to look at your magazines in a new way LOL!
Finally – I wanted to announce our first RECIPE CHALLENGE winner….
YAY…sarah_13′s “A day at the Beach” layout was the winner of our first recipe challenge :o) THANK YOU soooooo much to all who joined in the challenge, we look forward to more! CONGRATS, sarah_13 – you should have received an email with a $10 gift card to the Shabby Shoppe :o) Have fun shoppe-ing!
OK, I think that does it for me today :o) Have a great Monday…and I’d LOVE to see any layouts you create in the Shoppe’s Gallery :o)