Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Three Questions

I thought I'd take a minute and answer just three questions.  These are the questions I am asked 99% of the time I'm working on a project or scrapping with my friends.

Q:  Where do I get my inspiration?

A:  Everywhere.  I view my life, my family, my friends, my experiences, my feelings, my thoughts, and my surroundings through my scrapbook lenses. 

I soak in everything (I have a steel trap that way).  I read blogs.  I follow designers and companies, and I subscribe to the major scrapbooks mags.  I print ads, photos, and tear out things I see in print.  They all get tossed into an Inspiration file.  With pinterest, anything I love on the internet gets "pinned".  (If you want to get started, leave me a comment below, and I'll send you an invite.)

Q:  What are my favorite scrapbook internet sites?

A:  I love several:
  1. Two Peas in a Bucket
  2. Let's Scrap
They have amazing galleries.  You can sit for hours and hours looking through layouts. Two Peas alone has over 1,100,000 layouts posted.  If you're more of a "show-me-how-to-do-that" person,  Let's Scrap has an arsenal of sketches you can print & adapt to your style. has a cool feature that connects the layout to the product.  Couldn't be easier.

Q:  Where did I get that? Or this?

A:  I don't remember (exactly).  I shop at the big two in my town: Michaels and Hobby Lobby.  There are coupons in our newspaper every Sunday.  I vowed (with my hand over my heart and with my three fingers held up) a long time ago to never waste a 40% off coupon.  Just won't do it.  We also have an Archivers store here in Westminster.  I like that store as well, but I always use a coupon there too.  Scrapbook supplies are plentiful and costly.  I like a deal.

In addition to "touch and feel" stores (and when I want to shop at odd hours), here are my top three go-to internet shopping sites (make sure to look on the site for coupons and discounted shipping offers):
  1. Two Peas
  2. Superstore
  3. A Cherry on Top
Just for fun, if you'd like to see "me" at any of these places I've mentioned above, you can find me here:

1.  Pinterest
2.  Let's Scrap
3.  Two Peas

There you have it!  If you want to know something else about me, just ask.


  1. Congratulations on being named one of the new members of the Let's Scrap Design Team for the upcoming term (April 1 - July 31)!

    1. Thanks Kay! I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it!

  2. Congrads Judy!! I look forward to working with you on the Let's Scrap Design Team!