Thursday, February 9, 2012
Hi all…it’s me Casharina, and I am here to share a little about what inspires my digital scrapping.
Inspiration…well it can come from all over. Most of the time, if I’m being completely honest, I get inspiration from others. I love to look at other layouts that have themes similar to something I’d like to scrap about, or the colors I’d like to use. I love to use our very own inspiration gallery here at the Shabby Shoppe ~ there are so many fantastic scrappers who post their finished projects! I also like to search the internet. I’ve even been attempting to use Pinterest lately to find new inspiration for digital scrapbook layouts.
One of the best ideas I have ever come across was finding a layout about the “EVERYDAY”. This layout meant a lot to me because I seem to only scrap the big events in our life, however I want to remember the everyday moments…the way my girls dress up and have their hair a mess, or how on other days they’ll lounge around in jammies all day but Kaytlynn will work for twenty minutes to fix her hair, other times they’ll play all day with their baby dolls – carrying them around in their shirts or pushing their strollers to the store or church! LOL…these are the memories I never want to forget. These are the memories I really need to remember to “catch” on camera and then scrap. Little things that I know I’ll forget.
Some of the ideas I’ve found through the gallery and online that have inspired my everyday scrapping include:
making a page with baby’s first words…there are words that my kids have pronounced so cute and I never want to forget them
another idea is doing a layout about my daughters “binky” (our cuddle blanket that she’s had since she was only 6 months old and she has slept without him twice in the past month at the age of 6.)
I want to remember the way that Khylea Ray will dance to any tune and sing at the top of her lungs in the living room, but ONLY after someone has “introduced” her as: “Princess Khylea Ray.”
These are the important things that I really need to focus on more…things I need to remember. I hope this little post sparks some creativity and challenges you to create a layout, NOT about a big event, but about a small important memory that you never want to forget! Here’s my first layout focused on the “small” stuff…it’s a picture of my girls after a full day of playing together like best friends. Sadly, that doesn’t happen a whole lot around here and I thought it would be one of the best memories to start with!
Thanks for reading! Join me again tomorrow for some Valentine’s Day hybrid projects…I can’t wait to share!