Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Inspire Me Tuesday

Inspiration....it comes from EVERYWHERE. As a crafter, I've been asked many times, "where do you get your inspiration?" The answer is very simple, really. I'm inspired by everything around me in one way or another. It's kind of like the saying, "use it or lose it". The more you use your creative thinking, the more you'll be inspired. Take a look at your junk mail one day...sometimes the way the ads are placed on the page, or the colors on a magazine cover might spark an idea for a card layout. Sometimes a commercial on tv will lead to a scrapbook page. Today's layout for example, was inspired by scrolling through pinterest (happens all the time LOL), and the title inspired by THIS--one of my favorite games.  I LOVE word games! The other night I scored one of my all time high scoring words....zooms for 144 points. {Sorry Gia! ;)}

Using My Creative Time dies and stamps, I borrowed the game design for my title. Love it! This huge fish, 31 inch King salmon, was caught by my son, and netted by his daughter, Courtney, pictured here with a grin almost as big as this fish. LOL Of course, Logan had to help hold the fish for the photo op. These kids love fishing as much as their dad and grampa do.

The die cut letters are the Snowday mini font by Quickutz.

Die cuts are so much fun to use for embellishments. I've used MCT hexies, hearts, speech bubble, file folder and more. Love the versatility offered by Emma's fabulous products.

Ok crafty peeps. Go out there and be inspired! :) Thanks for joining us to see what inspiration brought to the design team this week.

Product List:
My Creative Time, Just Simply Live stamp set
My Creative Time, More Chocolate Greetings stamp set
My Creative Time, Label Font stamp set
My Creative Time, Build a Banner kit
My Creative Time, File Folder die
My Creative Time, Index Tab die
My Creative Time, Chocolate Greetings flag die
My Creative Time, Mini Frame and Arrow die
My Creative Time, Speech Bubble, round die
My Creative Time, Layering hearts die
My Creative Time, Hexagons die
Burlap background stamp, nesting circle die, nesting fishtail flag dies, brad
Quickutz Snowday mini alpha die set
October Afternoon, 8x8 Schoolhouse and Thrift Shop papers


  1. OMG your LO is so awesome and your daughter had to be proud as can be wow wht a fish and yummmmm Salmon. Great photo and love how you did do you LO you captured it all in grand style and always love the stories you share.
    YOU ROCK!!

  2. GREAT layout and photo Shar, Have a SUPER day my friend!!!:)

  3. Shar ~ I couldn't agree with our post more! inspiration is everywhere and if you don't use it you will loose it! I just ADORE your LO's! All the details, papers and of course those cuties are just PERFECTION! Holy crap HUGE fish! Awesome job as always!

  4. another fabulous layout Miss Shar!! Love it! That is one heck of a catch too!!

  5. Love this LO, Shar!! I'm absolutely hooked on hexagons lately, so I love seeing them on you page and inspiring me to use them in a new way. Great job as always, Angel!!

  6. So true that Emma's products are fun to use...they are fabulous! Your layout is fabulous too. I like how your inspiration logo worked so well in your layout. Great job.
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