finding the inspiration...

Two Peas is Closing
Click here to visit our final product sale. Click here to visit our FAQ page regarding the closing of Two Peas.

Posted 9/28/2012 by Becky Novacek in General Scrappin'

Becky Novacek
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 61,202
January 2003
Posts: 8,411
Layouts: 365
Loc: Nebraska

Posted: 9/28/2012 9:14:08 AM
So this afternoon, I am planning to spend a little time scrapping, but I'm not sure that I have the inspiration. I'll pull out my trusty magazines and notebooks that I've sketched in and that usually does the trick. Window shopping is a good trick for finding inspiration for me too. What do you do to find inspiration?

Don't shop...Adopt.

PeaNut 263,696
June 2006
Posts: 5,365
Layouts: 0
Loc: Home Sweet Home

Posted: 9/28/2012 9:27:09 AM
I usually look in the gallery here or some of my magazines. Sometimes I will check out youtube.

I hate when my mojo goes missing.


PeaNut 147,074
May 2004
Posts: 25,947
Layouts: 521

Posted: 9/28/2012 10:14:28 AM

What do you do to find inspiration?

I start with a sketch. I have a list of what SB supplies I own and I choose just 1 thing to use. It gets me started and I end up using more than one product. The last two pages I made, I used sizzlit and sizzix alphas! It reminds me to use the old stuff.

I also have a list of techniques to try I'll sometimes pick from.

likes shiny things

PeaNut 114,614
November 2003
Posts: 22,668
Layouts: 499
Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 9/28/2012 10:21:36 AM
I look on my Pinterest boards, especially "art and collage", "scrapbooking" and "inspiration". Usually after a few minutes of browsing I can find a bit of inspiration! Some coffee and maybe good music help, too.

See things that shine on Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.


PeaNut 106,912
September 2003
Posts: 2,024
Layouts: 37
Loc: Tucson, AZ

Posted: 9/28/2012 11:03:41 AM
I blog hop a lot lately. I got the rss feed app and loaded only scrapbook websites. From Shimmelle to Ella publishings blog I hop. When I see something I love. I do a print screen an load it in Evernote with my writings of what I want to do. That is getting me going big time!!! (And I don't mean the bathroom)
Sorry had to go there!!! C'mon it's funny!!!!

Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 480,334
September 2010
Posts: 530
Layouts: 6

Posted: 9/28/2012 11:32:34 AM
I usually my bookmarked layouts both here and at studio calico, my scrapbooking pin board and a whole bunch of instagram photos I've saved to my phone of scrappy things I've seen and liked.
Uploaded with iPhone client


PeaNut 101,686
August 2003
Posts: 1,126
Layouts: 12
Loc: Massachusetts

Posted: 9/28/2012 11:46:38 AM
I turn on a Glitter Girl video, or other video, or podcast (like Paperclipping roundtable). Usually the videos inspire me to try something, or I'll glance through photos listening to a podcast.

Boom! I'm ready to create.

Yes, I can spell. No, my Kindle can't.
Just my humble opinion. And no, I wasn't being mean.

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 31,617
March 2002
Posts: 9,964
Layouts: 59
Loc: southern new mexico

Posted: 9/28/2012 12:12:46 PM
I usually have an unfinished project sitting around...and getting back to that, to add one or two "finishing touches" is usually enough to jump start my mojo.

I also use scraplifting, starting from a sketch, or picking a product and then challenging myself to use it as creativity prompts.

Marilyn (now in New Mexico!!)
SCUBA diving and SCRAPPING Mom of two


PeaNut 297,771
February 2007
Posts: 854
Layouts: 8
Loc: With my own Mr. Darcy...

Posted: 9/28/2012 12:14:34 PM
This post is very timely for me...can't find my mo jo lately. Thanks for all the ideas!!

You will eventually lose someone you love - and love someone you never thought you'd find. People are going to hate you, love you, love to hate you, and hate to love you, but the ones who mean the most will always be there...Sex & the City.

Paisleys Garden

PeaNut 464,263
April 2010
Posts: 2,872
Layouts: 8
Loc: MinneSNOWta

Posted: 9/28/2012 12:20:06 PM
I get out the photos I want to scrap and look at sketches based on the number of photos I have for the layout.

I never scrap a single photo though. That would be very hard for me.


PeaNut 530,208
November 2011
Posts: 48
Layouts: 0

Posted: 9/28/2012 3:11:32 PM
I like to look through the gallery and pinterest for ideas
Uploaded with iPhone client
Show/Hide Icons . Show/Hide Signatures
{{ title }}
{{ icon }}
{{ body }}
{{ footer }}