Inspired Book Series: Prompt 2

Inspiration Book Series

Want to feel more inspired and creative every day?

Want to find your inspiration?

My new free Inspiration Book Series will help you!

Each week get a creatively inspiring prompt right here on my website.  Do the prompt in your Inspiration book and feel more inspired!

Get all of the prompts here:  Inspiration Book Series

Prompt 2:  I Feel Happiest When . . .

Video:

Inspiration Book Series Prompt 2

Steps:

  • Use the prompt “I’m happiest when __________” and fill in the blank.
  • Respond in any way you like.  I used photos and a list or you can use just a list, make a collage, draw or anything you think of!

Inspiration Book Series Prompt 2

Inspiration Book Series Prompt 2

Reflection:

How can you bring more of these things into your life?


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Inspiration Book Series: Prompt 1

Inspiration Book Series

Want to feel more inspired and creative every day?

Want to find your inspiration?

My new free Inspiration Book Series will help you!

Each week get a creatively inspiring prompt right here on my website.  Do the prompt in your Inspiration book and feel more inspired!

(For an introduction to the Inspiration Book Series, click here.)

Prompt #1:  Color Collage

Watch the video:

Inspiration Book Series Prompt 1

Prompt 1 is all about color.

Steps:

  • Go through old magazines and pull out pictures where you are really attracted to the colors.  (There’s a tip for finding old magazines in the Inspiration Book Series Introduction.)
  • If you like it, cut it out even if it’s colors that you normally aren’t attracted to.
  • Make a collage in your Inspiration Book
  • Look at your collage.  Is there anything interesting or revealing?

Collage:

  • Just cut out the pictures or even pieces of pictures that you like the best.  Remember, we’re just thinking about color here, so the actual picture doesn’t necessarily matter, but just the colors in it.
  • Glue down the pictures in your Inspiration Book using a glue stick.
  • You can arrange things first before you glue them down or just go for it.
  • I want to remind you to let go of perfection.  This book is for you.  The most important thing is to make your Inspiration Book and use it.  (Sometimes perfection can be a great procrastination tool!)

Inspiration Book Series Prompt 1

Reflection:

Are there any surprises in your color choices?

Or maybe this just reinforced what you already know to be your favorite colors.

Any colors that are used together in ways that you hadn’t tried before?

I don’t normally love the color yellow, but yellow showed up a lot in my color collage.  So I’m going to think about yellow when I’m choosing colors for my jewelry designs in the future. I also love how the light pink and yellow look together, so I’ll try that combination in the future as well.

You may want to write down your findings in your Inspiration Book.

Inspiration Book Series Prompt 1


I use my Inspiration Book to help inspire my creativity in jewelry making.  If you want to learn how to make wire wrapped jewelry, get my Free Intro to Wire Wrapping eCourse.  You’ll learn everything you need to know to start making wire jewelry and you’ll even get a few simple jewelry projects!

Get started today:

Get the Free Intro to Wire Wrapping eCourse:

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Inspiration Book Series: Introduction

 

Inspiration Book Series

Want to feel more inspired every day?

Want to find your inspiration?

My new free Inspiration Book Series will help you!

Each week get a creatively inspiring prompt right here on my website.  Do the prompt in your Inspiration book and feel more inspired!

Here’s a video to explain the Inspiration Book:

Journals

What you need now:

  • A sketch book, journal or notebook of any kind!
  • Your favorite pen(s).

Writing implements

Additional supplies we’ll use:

  • Markers, crayons, watercolors or colored pencils (whatever your favorite is!  You don’t need anything new. Just use what you already have.)
  • Old magazines – some of the prompts will involve making collages from magazines.  If you don’t subscribe to any (or you don’t want to cut them up!) then:
    • Check your local library.  My library has shelves of their free old magazines that you can just take.
    • Ask your friends or neighbors to save their old magazines for you.
    • Ask at offices you visit if they’re getting rid of their old magazines.
    • Note:  you won’t need a ton of magazines. It’s just good to think about ahead of time.
  • Camera or phone with camera – this is really optional, but I love photos in my Inspiration Book.

Let go of perfection:

I want you to use your book, so don’t worry about getting things perfect.  Stick anything in there that inspires you:  drawings, things you clip out from magazines, photos that you take of things that inspire you, favorite quotes, ideas, jewelry sketches.  Get it in your Inspiration Book for future reference!

So even though I’ll be providing weekly prompts, please use your Inspiration Book to add anything that inspires you every day.

I mention in the video that I’m using a smaller journal for my Inspiration Book so I can carry it with me.  When something catches your attention, put it in your Inspiration Book right away.  Don’t worry about making a beautiful page.  That’s not what the Inspiration Book is about.  The Inspiration Book is to capture inspiration and ideas.

(If you want to make a beautiful page then you can do that.  Just make sure to capture your idea or inspiration right away so you don’t lose it first.)

Coming up next:

Get ready!  We start next week.  Find a journal to use and maybe gather up a few supplies so you’re ready.

My Daily Bullet Journal

My Bullet Journal

I’ve been sharing some of my other creative projects each Friday here on my blog.  I’ve shared my art journal, my nature journal and a mini album that I’m putting together for Week in the Life (I’m in the week right now!  Hopefully I’ll have an update with the completed project soon!)

And today I’m sharing my bullet journal.  Or that’s what I’m calling it for lack of another term.  It is done in the bullet fashion, but it’s my everyday journal, my to do list book, where I put quotes and ideas, do my planning and so much more.

If you’re interested in more information (and the correct information) about what a bullet journal is, click here to see a really useful video and get loads of information.  You can use absolutely any notebook or journal you like.

Here’s a video of me flipping through my bullet journal:

I have actually since making that video completed that journal and started on a new one.  In it, like I mentioned I messed up in this first bullet journal, I have 2 indexes in my new journal.  One is by date and then one is by category.  It’s working great so far.

Here are some more photos of my journal:

My Bullet Journal

I love how chunky it is.  I use washi tape to make tabs and paperclips with ribbon and staple in Project Life journaling cards.  I also add in photos and sometimes memorabilia (although I mostly save that for my scrapbook.)

I am very much a to-do-list-person, but if you aren’t you might find it more fun if it’s colorful and full of stickers and embellishments.

I used to think I had to “save” all that stuff for more important things like my scrapbook, but what better way to use these things than to be able to see them every single day?  And let’s be honest, if you are a scrapbooker, you probably have more supplies than you ever could use anyway, right?

My Bullet Journal

I like to staple in journaling cards (this one is from the Dreamy edition of Project Life) and just put them off to the side to create a little tab.  When the journal is closed, it sticks out a little.

My Bullet Journal

My Bullet Journal

The photos that end up in this journal are usually extra photos that I had printed that I didn’t end up using in my scrapbook.  I have my photos printed at a lab and I don’t always know exactly what photos I will use or not use, so I always have extra.

In the case of the beach photo, I did the journaling but left spaces for photos throughout.  As I mentioned in the video, I like to journal about trips or events right away and I don’t always get to scrapbooking them until later.  It’s great to be able to refer back to this journal to see what I wrote when my memory was fresh.

My Bullet Journal

This is the front inside cover and first page.  I have a couple inspiring quotes that I can refer to anytime I like.  It gives the journal a really inspiring feeling.

I also put my daily to do lists in this journal.  They’re in there right with everything else.  I just put it on the next page.  If I want to journal, it could be the page right after a to do list or whatever I was writing the day before.

My very organized brain couldn’t really get this at first.  I had separate journals for everything.  But it’s actually so much less confusing with everything together.  Plus there is the index at the beginning to keep everything organized.

I hope you enjoyed and maybe were inspired by my bullet journal!

Getting Started With Scrapbooks: Traditional & Digital

Getting Started with Scrapbooks Round Up!
Scrapbook

Traditional Scrapbooking

I did a Simple Guide for creating a traditional scrapbook.  Here are the steps:

Photos

Step #1 Organizing Photos

Scrapbook Step 2

Step #2 Getting Supplies Together

Scrapbook Cover page Layout

Step #3 Cover Page Creating a Great Cover Page

Traditional Scrapbook Tutorial

Step #4 Creating Layouts

Alternative Scrapbook Materials

Learn about Alternative Scrapbook Materials

Paper Clip Embellishment Tutorial

 

DIY Scrapbook Embellishment tutorials:

Embellished Brads Tutorial

Paper Clip Embellishments

Button Brad Video Tutorial

Tag Video Tutorial

Cute Flower Tutorial

Wedding

Journaling:

Journaling (general)

Journal Prompts – Travel

100 Journal Prompts – Yourself

Journal Prompts – Wedding

Woodward Cave Digital Scrapbook Page

Digital Scrapbooking:

I have My Memories Suite and LOVE it!  I use it mostly for making things for my blog and to create cute images to add to my videos, too.  However, I am currently working on a wedding book with it.  Why am I making 2 different books – one traditional and one digital?  Because once the digital book is done, I can have it printed multiple times for our family members!

Here’s How to Make the Most out of the MyMemories software

Benefits of Digital Scrapbooking:

1.  You don’t have to keep supplies on hand.  All of your supplies are on your computer.

2.  You don’t have to wait to get your photos printed or remember to print your photos, you use them digitally and they are on your computer just like your digital scrapbooking software is!

3.  If you get started and realize you need something, you can instantly download it.  You don’t have to go to the store!

4.  I think it’s quicker, but you can get pretty complex with it.

5.  You can use your digital scrapbook software to make other things, too!

Want to give it a try?  Get $10 off the MyMemories software plus an additional $10 off to use in the store with this code: STMMMS70060