Do you sometimes struggle to find inspiration for your scrapbook layout designs? I find it helps heaps when looking for inspiration for creating a new scrapbook layout to browse through some layouts that others have created and see what grabs my attention.
Sometimes it can be a color scheme, or maybe the arrangement of the photos, or maybe the way the title has been set out. That can often be just what I need to inspire how I want to create my own layout.
This is called ‘scraplifting’. It is perfectly acceptable to use this method to kick off your own inspiration. You might even like a layout you see so much that you want to use the entire design as the basis for your own layout. Just a note though; it is good scrapbooking etiquette to credit the original layout with your inspiration if you should publish your own in an on-line gallery.
And speaking of on-line galleries, they are another great source of scrapbooking inspiration. Web sites like Flickr and Photobucket abound with great scrapbook layouts that you can browse through until you find something that pushes your buttons.
If you’re anything like me, it usually just needs the spark to get you started and then the mojo is back and your creativity starts to flow.
So if you want to kick start your own inspiration, check out my gallery on Flickr at www (dot) flickr.com/photos/26041127@N07/. There are a variety of different digital scrapbook layouts there that might be just what you need to inspire your own creativity. I find it so much easier to be creative with digital scrapbooking. It’s so forgiving. You can try anything and if it doesn’t work, you just reverse out of it and you haven’t ruined any precious supplies. I find that tends to make me a little bit more adventurous than when I’m scrapbooking the traditional way.
So when your mojo has left you and you can’t find inspiration anywhere, get on the scraplifting trail and just watch that scrapbooking creativity start to flow.