Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's all about the mojo!

Hi there! I'm Amy, and thrilled to be posting for the first time on the blog. If you're like me, sometimes you sit down ready to create something fabulous, and you realize you;ve got nothing'! I can stare at my supplies for what seems like hours, and if there's still not much coming to me, I know I have to go somewhere for help. Here are a few things that I find work for me. I hope they can help some of you out there.

Of course, there's the old standby of magazines. The scrapbook magazines out there do a great job of offering up some serious eye candy. Looking through a mag or two usually gets the ideas flowing for me.

There are several scrapbook sites out there for inspiration. A few of them that are full of ideas and definitely worth taking a cruise through the gallery are:

Two Peas in a Bucket
Lifetime Moments

I also find that blogs inspire me immensely. I can spend hours just reading blogs. Here are some of my personal faves that just inspire me to create:

Lisa Dickinson I just love, LOVE her style. Her LO's always inspire me to create like crazy.
Leslie Ashe It doesn't get any 'sparklier' than this gal. Her LO's just POP off the computer.
Nicole Samuels Her creations are show such diversity to me. I can always find something in each project that I just love.
Jamie Waters OK, I'm not just saying this because she's the guest designer this month, she really IS amazing. Her LO's blow me away. I just love everything that she creates.

There are also several challenge blogs out there that can get the mojo flowing. Here are my personal favs:

Sketch This! I'm not listing this one because I'm on the DT, I really get inspired by Janelle. Her sketches blow me away, and when I have her sketch to begin with, I've created a page that I love in no time at all.
The Design Experiment Yep, I'm on the DT here as well, but I love this blog because it challenges you to scrap something usually about yourself, or something you wouldn't normally scrap. I've created some projects here that I just really love.
How Much is too Much This is an oldie, but such a goodie. This blog challenges you to scrap uand totally helps you use up some of your supplies that you have laying around, which ALL of us have.
Inspire Me, Inspire You This is a newer challenge blog, and I picked it because it's like a breath of fresh air to me. I am usually awed by the wonderful work posted here.

The good thing about the challenge blogs, is that you usually have a chance at winning some great scrapping goodies for completing the challenge. We could all use more scrap goodies, right???

I hope that this post gets your mojo flowing and inspires you to go grab your WIP kit and create something you love.


Lisa DIckinson said...

amy, thanks for putting a big siles on my face! you are so sweet for mentioning me, and amongst all those other talented ladies, no less!

Lisa DIckinson said...

Ok, i meant "SMILE" on my face! doh!

jamie said...

i might have to link this post on my blog...great links here for all the reasons you mentioned. thanks for taking the time to put that together.
have a fab day!

Jana Eubank said...

I LOVE reading blogs and challenge sites! There's some new ones here I have yet to explore! Thanks!

Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

this was a super cute idea amy. thx for the new blog info to get my mojo going! :) m-

Ryzmomplus2 said...

great post! some familiar places, some I must check out!

Lana Rappette, Owner & Artist said...
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Lana said...

Thank Amy for listing & enjoying the I Inspire Me blog! I agree, it is a fresh breath of air! :)