Thursday, February 19, 2009

So Inspired

You already know I'm a BIG, huge fan of Big Picture Scrapbooking, right? I'm always taking a class, spouting all the wonderful knowledge that I gain under the guidance of the likes of Stacy Julian or Cathy Zielske.

Currently I'm enrolled in Get Organised & Inspired with Wendy Smedley.

My new path of enlightenment involves this:

an ever growing pile of magazine cut outs.

Part of the class suggests clipping the layouts and themes from magazines that inspire you.
I was very very reluctant to do this. And yet somehow I picked up my scissors and began to clip without a backward glance. One magazine down and I was hooked. Several magazines down and my binder was beginning to take shape.

One thing I have learned? I have a love of blue and red - it can be almost any shade of blue or red but I love in particular a shade of blue I've come to call Tiffany blue and the red? Cherry red. It makes me happy.

I thought at first I would have to, no need, to have very structured sections within this binder, but I have even managed to let go of that.

I started out sticking everything to white cardstock - and soon got tired of that. Now I simply rip the store lists and other "white" pages from the magazines and stick my clippings to them instead!

Now, whenever I look through this binder (or it may very soon end up as several binders) I am just itching and tingling and bursting with ideas and can't wait to go to my room and play!

Now, please excuse me, I need to go through Simple Scrapbooks 2008!


Aspergertopia said...

Loving it right along with you my friend. I'm itching to buy a few new mags, just so I can cut them up. Ooops did I say that out loud :)

jkddz said...

I have to get doing this! I thought about it when I read through the book before the class started.... just need the time to sit down and clip...

I think I will just staple them to the card stock I never intend on using... or your page idea works too Karen....

I am also going to do this with the photography mags I have... with photos I love.... and possibly go online and print out the photos I love to take too...

just need a sick day from work maybe?!?!