From Where Do You Draw Your Inspiration/Red Album Project

Last weekend, National Scrapbooking Day, I help The Scrap Kitchen (Facebook) celebrate NSD by following along a trail of incredible, inspirational blogs.  I get comfortable at times in my own little circle of blog or places to draw inspiration and I see my layouts begin to take on some of the same features.  That's okay and matter-of-fact it's great at times.  But it is also great to shake it up with learning something new. 

I was inspired by a layout I found on the Basic Grey blog that I was lead to by one of the blogs I hopped to.  Although I did not use Basic Grey (whom I love as well) I did find inspiration in Pamela Young's layout The Difference.  I knew this layout would be cool with my Red Album Project.

About the layout...What I learned:  don't use printable transparency for your journaling unless you have a creative way to use it.  I knew better but I did not want to use my handwriting, so I did not get the same feel as Pamela's.  But I did love making the squares.

About the Red Album Project....What I learned:  fuzzy photos are much better than no photos!  Use them.

Products:  Bo Bunny's Flower Child; Ali Edwards' rub-on title; antique buttons; Graphic 45 chipboard buttons; Tattered Angels stamp for clock face; impression Obsession background stamp Corduroy; Rangers Archival Black and Coffee inks.

I know this is a long list but I wanted to share with you the blogs I hopped to last weekend.  They are all different styles, personalities, tutorials, etc. within this list of blogs.  I highly encourage you to check out the blogs, follow where you can, leave comments to encourage (let them know you came from would just be a nice thing...thanks); bookmark a few, etc.  Have some fun.  Be Inspired!

Leave a comment and let me know about that something special that you find.

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Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  Ruth
2.  inspiration from Connie to go antiquing often
3.  God's grace and certain mercy each moment of my life
4.  God's hand of love and protection on my grandchildren and children alike
5.  beautiful weather


  1. Love the blocks and great pictures!

  2. love it, and I agree any picture is better than no picture.

  3. Beautiful layout!!!

  4. awesome! look at all the great inspo too :)

  5. i love all of the blocks of paper on here, debby! history is history, even if it's not perfect or blurry, right? :)

  6. Love the page - blocks rock... And blurry is better than nothing. I sometimes retake the photo and use watercolor in photo shop before printing and if you look at it faraway it sort of takes away the blurry.

  7. Love the blocks in that layout. Pamela is so inspirational! And I love your gratitude list. Some of those are mine too. :)

  8. Sometimes a blurry picture can work too! Gorgeous layout!

  9. Neat take on the grid! Scrap the blurry ones! Life is not always focused ;)

  10. Hi there. Thanks for hopping along
    LOVE this page and I love the old pictures, they are treasures from the past, and you did an awesome job showcasing them

    I sometimes print on the wrong side of the transparency (remember to print mirror imaged) and use it as a rub-on (there is lots of nice "handwritten" fonts out there

    Have a wonderful Sunday

    1. great idea Gine. I'll give it a try!


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