Saturday, April 4, 2009

Inspiration Sunday! #1

Hi all- hope you are having a great weekend! It's time to introduce a new feature called Inspiration Sunday. If you are anything like me, it can be difficult to come up with ideas for layouts, color combinations and titles. One of the things I started doing was to start looking around in magazines and pictures for ideas. It's amazing how differently you look at ads and pics when you are looking through a scrapbooker's eye.
So here's the deal: Every Sunday (early this week so I can tell you all about it!) , I will post a picture from a magazine that I found inspiring for some reason. Then I will post a sample layout that I made using the picture as a starting point.
So, what's in it for you? Well, every person who creates a layout based loosely on the picture will be entered to win that week's Challenge. Prizes will vary from a "B" sized stamp set to the SOTM to some great tools or inks/markers. All you have to do to enter is to leave a post in the comments section directing me to your blog where you have posted your picture with the title: Jean's Sunday Inspiration Challenge. If you don't have a blog, simply e-mail me your picture to
Every person who submits a layout is entered to win. As an extra opportunity to be entered, if you send someone to my blog either by telling them about it or through your own blog, and they leave me a comment telling me you sent them, your name will be entered again!
So, this week's inspiration is from the Living Magazine by Martha Stewart-
Here is the layout I came up with:
Here they are side by side:
Remember, your layout doesn't have to be the same as the picture, it is really just a starting point. I liked this picture because I liked the color blocking. You can always change the color scheme or the layout to make it your own!
I'd love some feedback about this Challenge, the magazine picture or my layout!!
Thanks for taking the time to read and peek at my blog!


  1. Brilliant idea! Gorgeous and clever way you used it for a layout!...I will have to put my thinking cap on...I am no expert on LO's

  2. My first time visiting your blog. I was drawn by the blog title. Very creative idea. I wish you and your blog readers well on this new project...

  3. Great photo Jean, love the colors. I host Easter so no playing for me this week. :( When's the deadline (did I miss that info in the post?)

  4. I love the layout and I'm very excited that Aprils Layout will look something like it. I doubt I'll get to attempting your challenge but I'd love to see what everyone does!

  5. Jean I love this idea will try to put something together this weekend had loads of the last week!