As the calendar turns to May, the flowers bloom, the warm days begin, and the glory of Spring begins to unfold. As our gardens beckon and our children call to be pushed on the swings, our time is stretched thinner than ever and our moments to sit to scrapbook seem to be fewer and harder to find.
One quick and easy way to streamline your process is to scraplift. To be inspired by the creativity of another, allowing it to blossom, bloom and in turn, inspire your own creativity. To help you get the most out of your scraplifting, here is our
* Ooooh, it's May 1st! You know what that means! CLICK HERE! A whole new gallery for your love and adoration!
The best lifts come from the best layouts. And where are the best layouts? Well, here of course. We offer small portions for the faint of heart, in our daily entries, and the mac daddy portion in our monthly galleries.
* If you still need more, may we recommend our Flickr group
And for those still seeking more, we recommend another terrific resource, the Write. Click. Scrapbook. Flickr site. 450 members (and growing) strong, our Flickr community currently boasts nearly 1800 current projects, and the group pool grows daily. Grab a cuppa, schedule yourself into your busy calendar, and click through.
* You may want to start with one of our five top posters:
* Look at the most recent posts
* Find someone you love, click on their name, then below their name look for the "profile" button. Click that. Now check to see if this person has any favorites listed. Chances are good if you are drawn to their style, that their ideas of favorites may well coincide with yours! Don't forget to set up your own favorites or create an album for them so that you will be able to find them. It's easy to lose your breadcrumbs when you travel in down the path of all things beautiful in Flickrland! (Or you could add them to your Tumblr bulletin board! Ooh, such fun!)
It's time. You have been inspired. Now we must harness your newfound energy and direct it to your scrapbook page.
* Determine what inspired you.
* the photo
* the color scheme
* the journaling
* an embellishment
* a design element
* the overall page
* Find a photo, a story, and some supplies and get cracking!
Your layout has something to offer. Share it with us and let us grow from you. Let us feel your love and happiness, or share your trials. Let us see new color combinations, new trends, new efforts. Or remind us that the old standbys are still good standbys. A lift doesn't expire after one use. We encourage lifting lifts (lift squared) or lifting lifted lifts (lifts to the third). [I lift you infinity! Ha! I win!!]
To help you get started we created a whole gallery of lifts. This month, each of our designers selected a reader post in our Flickr gallery to lift. Our team made good use of the amazing talent in the Write. Click. Scrapbook. Flickr group, creating a gallery that is fresh, new, and yet, began somewhere else by someone else.
And, because today is
we want to celebrate! As you scrapbook your day away, pick a gallery layout to scraplift, post it by 11:59 pm PST Saturday to the Flickr group, then leave us a comment telling us who you lifted and where to find your layout. All comments will be considered for a special little box of scrapbooking goodies brought to you by your favorite Writers. Clickers. and Scrapbookers.
To help you get started, we first bring you
Five journaling prompts to help inspire a page or two...
* I remember the smell of my mother being . . .
* High and Low for yesterday
* I like to go ______ because . . .
* My standard daily uniform is . . .
* When I was 15 I thought that . . .
* Go outside. Look around. Find something that catches your attention. Zoom in. Really close. Now click!
* Find a photo that has been giving you trouble. Crop it in a way that is most unlike you. Now scrapbook it.
* Make a page with uncropped photos.
* In one hour, take a photo of whatever you are doing right then. The hour is to tidy the background if you are the kind that needs that!
* Think of a childhood story that has no accompanying photo. Take a photo that will help you be inspired to preserve the memory.
Five scrapbooking starters to help inspire a page or two...
* Create a page using only cardstock, a photograph, and your journaling.
* Create a page using your three happy colors.
* Create a page using a technique that you have never tried.
* Create a page that embodies your favorite design elements.
* Create a page to help you remember who and what you today! on National Scrapbooking Day 2010.
Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us! We look forward to seeing your projects!
Happy Writing! Happy Clicking! Happy Scrapbooking!