Welcome Sasha & Ranie!

In your best I Inspired way, please welcome our 2 newest regulars!! [[yips, yays & applause!!]]

Sasha Farina, bright, fun & eclectic. Her style is unique and versatile; she does layouts, cards, minis, one-photo, multi-photo... girl's got some great ideas in that creative mind! Check out her gallery here and her blog here!

Ranie O'dell, whimsical, delightful & digi. Her style is light-hearted and full of surprise touches that make me marvel in all the pages' details. You can find her gallery here or visit Catscrap.com, where you can also check out the digi store she runs. I know Catscrap is one my faves, check the IIM banner. ;)

We are going to miss Tessa & Suzanne who both have become so busy this summer with booming businesses. Visit Tessa's Etsy shop to see her adorable works. And be sure to catch up with Suzanne's cooking on her blog.

Thank you to the two regulars leaving us, for your time and GORGEOUS layouts. And THANK YOU to the two regulars joining us!! We are so excited to see what inspires you!

Summer Time!

It is here indeed and we have another hot layout to inspire us. It's about midway through our Clothing-Inspired set and we hope you have been seeing your outfits in new ways and will share with us what you've come up with! Participation could mean goodies, you never know!

By Cindy
The title idea from this butterfly design is so unique but add to it the way she incorporated the photos - it's fabulous! Cindy shows how we can combine a large elaborate title if we pair with it a simple line of matted photos. The two elements meet 2/3 down the page for a pleasing, flowing design.


Gooo00OOO0oooood Post-CHA-Wednesday Morning to you!!

This has been a busy few weeks for much of the scrapping world with the Summer CHA show happnin' in Chicago last week. If you went to the show, drop us a comment and share how it was! Many of the I Inspire Me girls were there doing their 'booth time' for various manufacturers and it certainly shows because the scrappy mojo is flowing as per usual this round! So without further yackity-yack we'll get this Clothing Themed Inspired post started!

Our Guest this week is Michelle Filo!

She hails from Canberra Australia and has a blazing hot blog filled with hybrid projects & how-to's that make my jaw drop. Her latest angel album is whimsical genius at its best! Thank you so SO much Michelle for sharing your work with I Inspire Me!!

By Michelle:

* Tattoo-Chic Pattern * Rich Colors * Overlay Details *

By Aime

* Funky Printed Font (recreated in PS, genius ;) * Hip Pink & White Colors *

By Suzanne

* Energetic Pink Colors * Confection-esque Font * Bold Left Alignment *

By Jaime

* Soft Purple Color Scheme *Floral Accents * Dotted Circle Details *

By Vicki

* Black & White Mixed Patterns * Single Pops of Pink * White Stitching Detail *

By Delaney

* Linen Fabric Texture * Layered Shabby-Chic Floral * Polka-Dot Accent *

By Donna

* Blue & Green Colors * Horizon Line Balance * Pink Accents *

By Christine

* Clean Linear Lines * Bold Simple Title * Muted Soft Background *

This Train!

Needs a final caboose! Our IIM3 post isn't over quite yet. Not without Jaime's layout, check it out! She pulled the colors in the fruit, the reds & greens, and paired them against the deep brown background. Adorably juicy!


What a post we have today! Layouts, a RAK and TWO, yes TWO

featured guests: Doris Sander & Danielle Layton !!

We all send you girls a big cyber >hug< for your added eye candy. With all these layouts, the recent long weekend, and CHA releases I'm feeling veeerrry inspired! And so are all you scrappers! Check out the the fun everyone's been having with their I Inspired ideas.
And who's the winner of the Crafty Secrets Stamps & Journaling Notes you ask?

Yay Raquites!!

Email iinspireme@hotmail.com with your addy and let the mail-stalking begin. :)

Enjoy the layouts this week and I hope you're inspired to play along again!
The theme for next week: your Cloths/Shoes/Outfit.

We have two wonderful girls guesting this week. I've been seeing their faces and admiring their work for a number of years at a small website you might know called 2Peas In a Bucket? Not familiar? Kidding, of course we know 2Peas! :) These girls are both super talented, super sweet and super published I might add! They both have wonderful blogs so be sure to click on their banners below and catch up with them!

By Doris:

In her words (I couldn't describe it any better ;) "My inspiration was a pair of white plates I have. One is vintage milkglass my mother gave me and the other is one I picked up at Pier One a few years ago. I've always wanted to do a white-on-white layout and this challenge was the perfect opportunity. I used the raised stripe and floral patterns as a jumping off place to add lots of texture to my tone on tone creation." Texture indeed, and its gorgeous Doris!

Speaking of 2Peas, Danielle can we have a quick Q&A before checking out your pages?

Question: I see you are a big 2Peas girl - why do you feel so at home there? Did the website help you begin scrapping? Danielle: It's complicated! I started scrapbooking 5 years ago, and I was lucky enough to be on a design team for a store called My Daughters Wish. I was befriended, mentored, and inspired by the other members of that team (Erica Hernandaz, Shannon Montez, Joanna Bolick, Melodee Langworthy, Joy Bohon) As those girls went on to bigger things, I followed them to 2 peas. But I didn't really start posting my work until the last 6 months though. In Oct 2005 my husband was badly injured and nearly killed in Iraq. Add to that a pregnancy, new baby, and 3 moves later, I finally found 2 peas again.
My favorite thing about 2 peas is that even though it is a huge site, it really is just a small community passionate about scrapbooking. And it doesn't matter whether you create and post everyday or only on Tuesdays ending in 7, you will find someone who does the same thing and they get it. I love that it's an international community and I meet people from all over the world. Wonderful, talented, inspiring people. Yep, I love 2peas.

Question: Describe one life scenario where you instantly thought to yourself "this will make a great page!"
Danielle: I was a new mom, and my son (then 2 months old) was sound asleep. I laid him gently on the couch to get some water, and my pug dog Sami immediately curled up next to him. I reached for the camera instead of the water. It was the moment I knew that everything was going to be ok, that our little family would work just fine. I still haven't scrapped that page, I've got big expectations for it that I can't meet yet.

By Danielle:

What a rich & whimsical layout this turned out to be! Danielle choose a full texture patterned paper to make this 'smile' page that was inspired by her bedroom throw pillows. The texture, the way the pattern is overlayed and full of depth... it's as beautiful as her little one!

The pool layout was inspired by her bathroom towel. Dirty laundry you're thinking? Nope! Not for Danielle, she saw the bright summery colors against the bright white that laid out the sketch of the page. Adorable take Danielle!

By Donna:

Isn't her kitchen citrus heaven?! It is a beautiful, cheery vision, even if her layout's subject matter isn't. I can 100% appreciate a dig-deep, journal-driven page and Donna framed these important words beautifully with the colors in her kitchen.

By Vicki

Notice how Vicki pulled in even the red accent color of the bottom plate into her layout in the far corners, design can be found anywhere and these colors meld like butta'. She even incorporated the straight lines of the stripes with the curves of the shapes!

By Delaney:

Delaney's mug is a perfect example that we buy & already own what we love. The pink & black swirl is so much her style and lends itself wonderfully to this clean lined page about her mom... a graphic designer in training for sure!

By Christine:

White dishes are hot this week! Christine adores this unique plate and happened upon a stamp with the same motif! She used it as inspiration for party invites. The white oval shape is represented in the scallop die cut even!

By Amie:

Unique shape= unique design. The angles in the lines of her faucet laid the sketch work for Amie's page. Even the beveled edges were inspiration for her photo rounded corners!

By Cat:

The cool colors of this package against Cat's counter top inspired her Spring layout. Very modern, very cool and very "Cat"!

By Cindy:

The color, texture and pattern for Cindy's layout were all inspired from a single storage basket. Genius!

By Jill:
A combination of these two items and their elements inspired Jill's puppy page. Totally interesting details and materials that would appeal to me too, great page Jill!

By Lana:
This goofy but oh so adorable creation by my daughter Lucy ,inspired me to get in the stick figure spirit. A fun experiment to represent children! I have a few places around the house that are ever-changing. They are spaces on bookshelves, or photo clips or frame arrangements that are always open for interchanging things like my daughter's artwork; this is one of those spots. You can see the frame is only resting against the paper.