Thursday, February 02, 2006


Inspiration is one of the hardest parts of scrapbooking. Usually, scrapbooking is done in the few spare minutes you set aside for yourself in the evening, or those two spare minutes at lunch. Whenever you have the chance to sit down, you open up your box of photos and think, "where do I start?"

How can you expect yourself to have those creative juices flowing at all times? It starts to feel intimidating; whenever you get a moment to scrapbook, it seems like you get scrapper's block.

I know the feeling.

Some of my tips to keep your layouts looking fresh is to check out what other scrappers are doing. Look through your friend's scrapbooks. Maybe flip through a magazine or search online.

Sometimes, the most inspiring ideas can come from seeing a new technique or element that would be perfect for one of your pages.

You can also try taking a class or attending a workshop. There are so many people out there that you can learn from, why not utilize these resources?

Check with your instructor, sometimes they let you bring some layouts in and they can give you feedback.

There are numerous sources on the internet that are great at inspiring.

One of my favourites is

This is a great place to find layout ideas and all the sketches are free. I promise, this site will get your creative juices flowing.

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