Friday, July 25, 2008

Where Do You Get Your Inspiration To Create?

Hey everyone, it's Robyn!
It's always interesting for me to learn where people get their inspiration to create. I've heard of some being inspired by viewing others art, some are inspired by nature, while others are inspired by advertisements, shapes, and colors. The way I see it is one can be inspired by anything!

I found this past issue of Real Simple magazine and thought it was quite inspiring because it immediately inspired me to create. I shared it with a few of my fabulous friends and here's how they were inspired!

4U Card by Teri Anderson- Teri was inspired by the colors in the photo when creating this beautiful card!
Play by Dee Gallimore-Perry- Here's how Dee says she was inspired,"I was obviously inspired by the orange and green! Those colors just screamed out at me! I loved using this photo as inspiration, even if it was just to pull out the colors. That gave me exactly what I needed to get my mojo flowing to create this layout!"
Time Card by Jen Nichols- Jen says, "I was inspired by the shapes on the pillows. The black center design is one of my Cricut cut files."

Love You by Me, Robyn Weatherspoon- I was immediately inspired by all the rich colors in this photo and by the design shapes on the pillows!

Wave Board-Rip Stick by Natalie Goward- Natalie said, " I was inspired by the lines of the hammock, then the colors. Wavy lines and relaxation go hand and hand, so I wanted to incorporate some waviness. The white of the hammock against the green with a splash of orange, brown, and blue helped dictate how I used the colors."

Smile- by Shellie Hubbartt- Shellie just got back from Vacation, and loved this picture of her and her dh. She pulled the colors from the inspiration photo, but used a more muted version. These are papers and embellishments from Little Yellow Bicycle, cute stuff!

So tell me, where do you get your inspiration? I'll randomly draw a name from the comments to this post to win a cool RAK 7 days from now!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Make Your Own Invitations

My girlfriend was getting married and needed invitations for her reception quickly. I offered to make them for her as my contribution. These are a layered invitation with the information printed right on the bottom layer. I made the top layer out of velum. I embossed and scalloped the edges and tied it all together with a ribbon. I made multiple flowers with my Cricut machine and then covered them with some white glitter. I finished up 25 of these in one day and she was able to get them out in the mail right away! Thanks for looking! Jen