As a rubber stamper and demonstrator, I always get asked, "where do you come up with your ideas?" This is the one question I get asked the most. Most of my ideas come from Stampin' Up!'s annual convention--being able to attend is a demonstrator perk. Between the swaps and displays, I see more than enough to carry me through the entire year. I must take at least 1000 pictures when I'm there--so glad they invented digital cameras! Our demonstrator magazine and online community have soooooo many ideas, pics, tutorials (yes, another perk, wanna sign up?). So many ideas, so little time!
Paper-crafting magazines (there are still a few of them around), blogs, websites, Pinterest, and even google, are great places to get ideas. The Stampin' Up! catalogs have tons of samples. Feel free to CASE--that's copy and share everything! When something flashes across our screen, we "pin it!" What did we ever do before Pinterest?! But, what do you do with a magazine clipping, or an old post card that inspires you? How about placing these items in an Inspiration Journal?
Inspiration and ideas can come from lots of places--think outside of the crafting/stamping world. Think about your favorite things, places and stores. What is about it that you love so much ? Is it the color, textures, graphics, color combos? Jot those down in your journal. When you're stuck for an idea, pull out your journal. Those ideas can be a spring board in your card-making and scrapbooking.
Where do you look for inspiration? Bye for now, Maria