This Tuesday I'm sharing with you one of my favorite scrapbooking tools. My Inspiration Binder (aka the brain)
I created this binder a couple of years ago after seeing a friend create an inspiration album. I thought about what exactly I wanted and need to organize my ideas and I came up with this. I seriously rarely scrap without it.
I have several sections in my book such as sketches
Quotes. Titles & Poems
I also have sections on Tips, Tricks, & Techniques, Projects and cards, scraprooms, and digital scrapbooking.
Much of my inspiration comes from scrapbooking magazines. As an avid suscriber to many magazines over the years I just decided I no longer had the space for them all. So as I look through my magazines when I find something that inspires me (being a LO, color scheme, quote, techniqe photography idea...) I cut it out and paste it into my binder under the appropriate tab. This has made it SOOO much easier for me to find ideas, cut down on space, and have a portable idea file to take with me anywhere (and belive me my book is passed around quite a bit at the crops!)
This is a LO by Ali Edwards from Creating Keepsakes magazine. I put this LO in my inspiration bider becasue I liked how she incorperated a lot of photos yet kept clean and simple lines.
This is the LO I created using the inspiration from Ali's LO. Although my LO has a completly different look and feel to it, Ali's LO gave me a jumping point to start my LO.
Want to create a Inspiration Binder of your own? You're in luck! Coming to an ICE Escape near you, is a class on this very subject...yep its even going to be taught by yours truley! The class and details will be up on the website http://www.iceescape.net/ by the end of the week!!