Here's how Lana explains it on the blog
Hey hey scrappers!I got this crazy fun idea and thought it might make a cool inspiration blog that we can all participate in! The idea is simple; I inspire me & you inspire you! Thus the title "I INSPIRE ME". Not enough description? What if I said it like this: we get our page ideas from ourselves by looking around at what we already love and have chosen to have in our lives. You see I've recently been in a creative rut (aka "crut") and today realized I could really benefit from lifting my own ideas that I'd already thought of!! These creative ideas are in how I decorate my home, how I dress, how I organize my cupboards... literal translations from a 3D home to a 12x12 page.So this "I Inspire Me" blog is as much a photo challenge as it is a scrapping challenge. Look around your home in new ways.If you like how your pictures sit on the mantel - use it as a page design!If you like how your shiny jewelry sparkles off the dresser - make some metallic embellishments!If you love cords in the fall - make a corduroy fabric background!Large scale, big walls or detailed finishes - whatever you love - translate it to scraps.
********************************* How fun huh?.... You can check out the new blog
here at "I inspire me" ( the blog)
So...here goes my inspiration and the layout I created from it..
** The inspiration for this layout came from my kitchen. I guess actually the inspiration comes from a number of things. The colors .. vintage things, and from the "homey" feel I get from these things. I used the colors on the layout , and a vintage photo. The photo is of my Grandma with her Extension club group.
Here is my layout -
Here is my inspiration-
I had decided I wanted to use a page out of this old embroidery book, and when I looked through it and saw this title at the top of the page.. I KNEW it was the page I was going to use.
I wanted to incorporate stitching, (hand and machine), vintage buttons,trims and fabric.
I love to embroider.. just don't seem to find the time to do it anymore. I decided I was going to do a little on this page. This was the actual page pattern from the book. I just stitched it onto the layout.
I decided I would share a few other photos of "color" inspiration from my kitchen , for this page.
Some things on top of my cupboards.
Some "vintage" bowls.. and some from "Target". lol
Hope you cant enlarge these photos...you might see some dust. eeek lol
I had so much fun with this " inspiration" .. I cant wait to do the next one!
Be sure to go over to the "inspiration blog" and see what everyone has done. It's defiantly INSPIRING! We'd love to have you play along!