July 12, 2009

Desperately Seeking Inspiration...

I don't know about you, but summer is wearing me out!! Don't get me wrong, I love, love, LOVE summertime...
  • happy colors of the kids' swimsuits
  • bright blue sky
  • lush green grass
  • straw bags
  • yellow beach umbrellas
I just can't seem to keep it all organized. I see inspiration everywhere (have you seen the last few weeks worth of blog posts?) and somehow can't seem to harness it into my own scrapping.
It's almost as overwhelming as swim lessons, dance classes, art camp and quick weekend trips. I'm guessing many of you can relate, although judging by the member gallery lately you all aren't having any mojo problems!!

One of the best things I can do for myself when things get hectic and I need to focus is to follow a "map". My map for today is a sketch. I'm going to share it with you in hopes you feel like using it as a jumping off point for a layout of your own. Tina and I will be back throughout the week offering you more plans, maps and layouts based on today's sketch. Let us know if you end up using it so we can show your layouts off, too!!

13 comments:

Erika said...

ohhh I like this sketch! Thanks for the inspiration!

Coconuts said...

I love it !!
Thanks.

Chris said...

great sketch! going to try it out! i am definitley lacking in the mojo area, oh yeah and i need some time too...LOL

Linda Barber said...

Oh cute! This is really really cool sketch. Going to work on it.

Meredith Treloar said...

Great sketch ... might have to give this one a go soon!!

penny said...

I just posted mine in the gallery:

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/12641

Sandi said...

Wow! What a great sketch! I'm going to try this one!!!

Ella said...

I love the sketch! and your blog. This is the first time I've really looked around! Great stuff! Here's my take:
http://jackappsouffle.blogspot.com/2009/07/sweet-like-candy-to-my-soul.html

Allison W (jade135) said...

Thanks for the sketch! I loved it. Here's mine

http://allisonwaken.squarespace.com/allison-wakens-blog/2009/7/16/new-layout.html

micheleomega said...

i did, too! thanks, jenn!!

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/12742

XXOO AMY said...

love working with sketches, this one was awesome THANKS! I posted mine in the gallery.....
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/user/galleries/2742

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I love the sketch!! I just finished my layout!

http://crazyforcrafting.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-love-my-camera.html

It's on my blog and I uploaded my layout to the gallery! Thanks for the inspiration! I finally scrapbooked a photo I've been wanting to scrapbook for a while now!

HL0517 said...

I'm a little late but here is mine
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/12837