Tuesday, June 11, 2013


 Well, it's been feeling like summer these last couple days! We've even been out camping once already :) For some reason June seems busier than the rest of the year, maybe trying to fit in trips to the park while the weather is nice along with play dates, after school activities and end of the year school events. Anyway, I just wanted to share some sources of inspiration for me when I get too busy to actually sit down to play on a regular basis.

Paperclipping Roundtable free podcast available through iTunes or the paperclipping.com website. This is a weekly podcast featuring Scrapbookers and papercrafters who work in the industry and speak on a different topic each week. Tim Holtz has been on as well as Ali Edwards, Shimelle Lane, and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, to name a few. I love this podcast! You can also sign up for a membership to view scrapbooking videos from the site. Noelle even has a free video you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PaBzSCdzFiY

Two Peas In A Bucket has lots of amazing designers who put out weekly videos featuring different techniques for scrapbooking and cardmaking. The blog itself is a wealth of inspiration.

Scrapbook Page by Glitter Girl- click to see her video tutorial!

Simon Says Stamp blog has a group of talented designers, as well, who put out great videos and they have a fabulous blog full of ideas and a great challenge blog to get you started on a project.

Card by Jennifer MacGuire-click to see her video tutorial!

I'm also loving the magazine Country Homes and Interiors. Great pictures and beautiful homes featured in a laid back country style.

Country Homes & Interiors magazine subscriptions

Northridge Publishing puts out several terrific books each month on everything from scrapbooking, cards, sewing, Cricut projects and featured designer projects to name a few. If you sign up for an online subscription you can view every publication plus all back issues for $10/ month! These are beautifully designed with so many ideas!

Well, these are just a few of my fav's to give me motivation to start a project or just to give me a creative, happy boost when I don't have a lot of time!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!