|Peek inside my head...|
It's been an interesting scrapbooking week. I've been spotting a word I haven't seen around for quite a while: "inspiration". It can't be coincidence that it has been reappearing in the week Shimeele and her (I think I'll say it) inspirational band of designers have announced their intentions to stir up our creative thinking. Inspiration: encouragement, spur, stimulus...
When I first started blogging I used to keep a list of intriguing ideas I'd come across, links to pass on and posts to point you to. Maybe the advent of Pinterest stopped me, maybe I'm not even sure how many of you are interested in scrapbookng anymore; but over the last couple of weeks I've spotted a few things which made me stop and say Good Idea! and I thought I'd offer them up in case one or two grabbed you. More personal than Pinterest, don't you think?
- First up I have a new blogging friend I've been getting to know. Alexandra of Art Scrap & More makes some of the loveliest round up pages I've seen in a long time. it's a Life Project, weekly digest she calls 2016 in 52 Pages and it's such a neat plan I wish I'd started weeks ago. If you don't Project Life, you'll enjoy following along with this one
- When I saw two of my favourite bloggers designing for the same challenge site with such beautiful results I thought I should check it out. The Kraft Plus Challenge asks you to..work with Kraft (and some other things besides: this month's postage stamp suggestion brought gorgeous pages from both Lizzy and Mardi). I'm going to be keeping my eye on this one.
- I'm sure many of you will already have seen Julie's post about her new blog (and instagram) feature Private Patterns. It's by Julie, so it'll be fun and a good read and certainly worth a think. You might have a pattern or two of your own to reveal.
- Or if photos are your thing, what about Helena's Snap! Every Wednesday you can join the other photographers to post " a visually linked set of between 2 and 4 images". There have been some fiendish Snaps! ( and some thoughtful ones) already and I'm getting pulled in by the thought of how much fun it would be to scrapbook a few sets of pictures. I just need to get out there and take some.
I've been inspired by all four of these, though if you follow me on instagram you'll know that I have some desk tidying to do before I can even think of joining in. I posted my first very very quick video yesterday. It's a horror movie. So maybe before I start I'll put my feet up with a good book..
..which I found through a book review on Melissa's blog.
And that's what's going on in my head today. Have a good weekend and I'll see you on Monday?