I Inspire Me - Wrapping Up

Hello dear readers and creative scrappers! The Inspire Me blog will no longer post updates. We aren't removing the blog but there will be no more posts. I am thrilled that we went through the summer to see so many amazing layouts to inspire us but when it's time, it's time. As our previous post shared, we were planning on 2 more holiday posts and I am sorry to let down a commitment but I felt we needed to stop now. It is election day, a new day in many ways. And the same is true for me and I Inspire Me. Thank you for the good run!!! See you in the galleries!

Holiday Note!

Check out these layouts from last week's post! From Mica (pictured below) and Leanne. Lovely stuff girls!! :)

IIM 9 - Metal & Wire Inspired

We welcome in October with a delightful guest feature today! Rita Weiss! Yay Rita! Thank you for joining us this beautiful October! Rita is a Prima Flower Girl, Jenni Bowlin DTer, Details store owner and I'm certain you've seen her amazing pages in the online galleries, she's been scrapping for years and was also once on the fabulous Scrapologie DT. She has a unique 3D, textural quality to her styles that is well worth gawking at! Her page below was inspired by this colander! Foil, People, she used foil! And I love the impact it has on this water-themed page. Other supplies in the page provided by Prima and American Crafts.

Before we get rolling further into the post we still need to hand out our Awesome ScrapMuse Kit, don't we?! Yes? Yes. I'm excited because I LOVE the SCRAPMUSE kits!! And the kit goes to MICA!! CONGRATS girl!! Email iinspireme@hotmail.com with your addy. Mica shared this layout below, be sure to visit her blog and show some love! Some other great Linen Inspired layouts came from Aude, Leanne & Noel
Mica above, is the winner of the kit but I also need share this layout by Jennie. I adore the vintage lacey texture and colors in her layout! Jennie, it's amazing! Thank you (and everyone!) for playing along. :)

So if Rita's colander inspiration wasn't a clear hint to this post's theme, Ranie's layout should do the trick! These amazing layouts are all Metal or Wire Inspired!! We hope you enjoy the girls' designs this week because they'll also be featured in the October Issue of ScrapStreet.com Magazine!! Look on page 20 of their latest October issue! We thank ScrapStreet for noticing the fun we're having here at I Inspire Me and in turn have been noticing the great work YOU do!! Thank you ScrapStreet.com! :)

By Ranie: The gorgeous metal scrolls of this mirror inspired Ranie's frame, layers and deep colors in her layout. A very rich and modern heritage looking page!

By Amie: Amie always finds some of the most unique details to pull into her layouts and this simple wire vase design makes a very cool page design!

By Sasha: The beautiful colors, wood grain & chain texture inspired Sasha's digi page. The subtle greens & browns in her photo make a pleasing palette.

By Vicki: The grid of her antique metal cage makes an awesome journaling block design! The flowers included add alittle color & outdoor theme!

By Jill: Get ready to be amazed! Every post from Jill amazes me and this is no different that I need to let her share in her own words what it was that inspired her page. From Jill: "I found my inspiration in the wires of my husband's new Alienware computer. He opens that thing all the time just to show me how cool it is. Boys and their toys, you know. As I was looking through some of the photos that I have been taking lately of Rob and his computer, the wires within the computer caught my eye. The way the wires were threaded vertically across a set of black tiered "shelves" gave me the idea for the pp and photo "shelves" on this page. I used embroidery thread for my "wire." I also loved the way that multicolored wires were looped together horizontally within the computer, so I added horizontal "wires" to my page as well. The 7gypsies "1001" paper reminded me of binary code, so I added that as well under my photos; in fact, all of the papers that I chose reminded me of electronic gadgetry or wiring"

By Cat: Those swervy (is that a word?) curves in her wire basket inspired the border in Cat's self portrait layout. The border itself curves slightly to give it her signature 'handmade' look. Cat always reminds me that I can be more free-spirited with my pages!

By Christine: How creative is this!? Her bathroom caddy is a fruit stand that she put bowls into to contain her 'pretties'. She mimicked the scroll shape with Making Memories paper and even used vellum for the soft cotton elements.

By Lana: The elements of the piggy that inspired my minibook are the same of those why I loved him in the first place - his adorable piggy nose, his weird wire body and fun green color! This seafoam green mini is of my daughter's First Day of Kindergarten.

By Donna: Her leaf motif candle holder inspired Donna to create her own digital patterned paper. She drew and hand cut the design, used it as a mask with paint, then scanned it into Photoshop and edited the different colors to use in a block pattern. Very cool & creative Donna!

By Jaime: Each little leafy sprout on this votive holder gives big inspiration! Jaime tucked in leaves behind her photo to frame it with 3D texture and the pretty warm colors are picked up in her butterfly accent.

IIM 8 - Linen & Textiles

Stephanie Howell is our beautiful Guest Gig this morning for our IIM 8 - Linen & Textile Themed Post and we totally appreciate it Stephanie, Thank you!! Her style is bright, peppy and super sweet with little Harper (hence her 2Pea-Name "harpersmama") gracing the pages of many of her layouts. The layouts below have all been inspired by some piece of linen, bedding or textile & we hope you're inspired to look closely at your own fabrics!

From Stephanie:

What's this?! It's the fabulous & now sold out Scrapmuse Butterfly Dreams kit that will go to one lucky Linen-Inspired Participant! Comment on this post with your Linen-Inspired layout and we will randomly pick a winner in two weeks! Click here for the full kit contents (way cute!)

By Donna:

Inspired by the "I'm so there" commercials, Donna created an amazing design with heartfelt journaling about her "place".

By Cat:

Check out the texture! Popsheet painting never looks so cool!

By Amie:

Bold graphics make a simple but BIG impression!

By Christine:

Simple & elegant

By Vicki:

Her quilted pillow inspired Vicki's adorable vintage-inspired fabric floral mini album. For a full aray of photos of the album visit Vicki's blog!

By Jill:

Block patterns make a striking (and great uni-sex) border!

By Jaime:

Modern Retro pattern & colors inspired Jaime's textured background!

By Lana:
Soft colors & patchwork patterns inspired this digi page. All elements from CatScrap.com