Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Taking a Breather

With the holiday season upon us, Daily Inspirations is going to be taking a bit of a breather...there will still be some posts throughout December, but with all the busyness it will be a quiet month.  Look for us to return in the New Year!!

Wishing you & yours a happy & healthy holiday season and best wishes for 2010!

'Tis the Season!!

Wow!  December is upon us!! 

In the spirit of the holiday season, let's see lots of projects using Red & Green!! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Inspiration Challenge

Use this image as inspiration for your project or LO!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Finish the sentence

Finish this sentence - Do a layout or project finishing the following sentence: I am ____________.

Ideas for this
...thankful for ____.
...so happy because____.
...loving this_____.
....amazed everyday of ____.
...blessed because of ______.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Trends & Techniques - Sewing & Embossing

Sewing is a major trend these days...add sewing to your LO or project and throw in some embossing as your technique

Here's a fabulous LO by Lydia!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day / Remembrance Day

Use RED, WHITE & BLUE in your LO or project..

(For you Canadians...with Remembrance Day...use Red & White for yours)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Primary Colors

Use 2 primary colors on your lo

Here is one by Katie

(scraplifted from Helen Croft at http://www.scrapbook.com/)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Supply List

Use Brads, Ribbon & Circle on your layout/project..
Others can be added, but these items must be on your layout.

Here is a project by Erica

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Picture Inspiration

I'm participating in Mandie's LOAD Challenge this month...she challenged us to use this picture to get inspired.  I struggled with it...what can you do with it??

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Color Challenge

Use this color palette on your layout:

Here is Lydia's take

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mix & Match

Use different manufacturers/brands on your layout/project. No 2 items from the same manufacturer can be used, they must all be different!

Here is the DT take on this challenge

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trends & Techniques - Monsters & Paper Piecing

Little monsters and big monsters and monsters under the bed, everyone knows 'em, everyone has 'em and they've been turning up on LOs from coast to coast! Let those little monsters out of their closet and bring them to your LO or project!

Also use the technique of paper piecing on this challenge, it doesn't have to be the monster that's pieced, it could be any element on your page!
Here's a super layout by Lucy!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Supply Challenge

Let's see these items all on one LO or project...

knotted string
a border

Here's a Card by Shanna
Border punch, Ivy leaves on pp, knotted ribbon

Monday, October 26, 2009

52 Sketches 52 Weeks

Loved the sketch at 52 sketches this week...so I'm sending you all there to do it!! I have loved Julie's sketches forever, and they tend to get used several times...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

We Scrap

We Scrap is having an online crop this weekend. Head over there and do one of their challenges!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Here's another awesome sketch by the amazingly talented Becky Fleck at pagemaps.com!

http://www.pagemaps.com/june09maps.htm (5th one down)

Here are a couple super layouts from the DT




Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Color Challenge

Falltime! What colors mean fall to you? Here it's green/brown/yellow and in a rare dry autumn orange. Use this pic to inspire you, and throw in some brown for the wet west coast leaves!
Here is the DT's interpretation

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Let's use up some Pink Paislee from our stash!!

Here is Lisa's take...

Friday, October 16, 2009


Today, I would like to see you use up all those scraps that are collecting on your scrapdesk!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Color Challenge

In light of the weather in my neck of the woods, I would love to see some LO's that use WHITE as the primary color...you can use a bit of other color, but I wanna see clean, crisp white!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Recipe Challenge

Use the following to come up with a layout
1 - 12 x 12 PP
1 - 8 x 9.5 cs
1 - 7 x 8.5 pp
2 - 2 x 4 paper (can be cs or pp)
2 - 4 embellishments

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sketch Challenge

Head over to Creative Scrappers blog and do this weeks sketch #73. Creative Scrappers always has great sketches, and their Design Team has been able to inspire me. Don't forget to link back to Creative Scrappers if you do the sketch!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Supply List

Make a LO or project that includes paint, stars and something clear

Lucy took on this challenge

So did Ashley!

Friday, October 9, 2009

One Word - Blessings

With Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, I will pause to be thankful for the many blessings in my life...use the word BLESSINGS on your layout - can be your title, in your journaling, etc..

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Stack It Up

Use stacked letters for your title, stacked shapes for embellishments, anything goes as long as it is stacked!!

Take a peek at the DT layouts:




Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Journaling Challenge

Journal a story. I want to see at least a paragraph!

Here is Lucy's interpretation

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Trends & Techniques - Cherries & Sanding

Cherries are everywhere and while the season for them is passing, the papers linger in our stashes, so dig out - our should I say pluck - some cherries from your stash and use them on a LO or project.

Also include the technique of sanding on the LO somewhere!

Here's a great card from Shanna

Monday, October 5, 2009

Cardstock Only!

Use only cardstock on your LO, and I want to see three techniques used on your cs, embossing, sanding, painting, inking, cutting, stamping.... just no patterned paper.

Here's a great example by Lydia

Friday, October 2, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Color Challenge

Take your color inspiration from this summer pic!




Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Lift this adorable LO by Shawnamee at scrapbook.com. I love the clustery sort of old fashioned messy style of it!


Here's a great one from Ashley..

Monday, September 21, 2009

Journaling - Strip!!

Journal on strips - use at least 5 strips on your page!

Here are some great LO's from the DT

Friday, September 18, 2009


Make a LO or project that uses the following supplies (feel free to add to them as well)

1 full sized pp or cardstock
1 paper circle at least 3x3
1 cardstock 3x4
a punch of some sort
9 round embellies
pop dots

Be sure to link back and share your LOs with us! We'd love to see them!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Be they yours, your kids or even your families, let's see a LO about the things you like to play with!!



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

One Word

Use the word WARM on your LO or project somewhere!

Here is a fabulous lo from Katie

Monday, September 14, 2009

Poker Challenge

Draw five cards from a deck and use the corresponding items from this list to make your LO or project!

more red than black - more patterns than cardstock
more black than red - more cardstock than patterns
2 - buttons
3 - ribbon
4 - ric rac
5 - fiber
6 - glitter
7 - chipboard
8 - brads
9 - eyelets
10 - a punch of some sort
J - gems
Q - hearts
K - flourishes
A - stamps

Here is what Lisa came up with:

A - stamps
K - flourish
J - gems
10 - punch
2 - buttons

Friday, September 11, 2009

Color Challenge

Here's a nice mellow end of summer palette to inspire you.

Here is a card by Shanna....

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sketch Challenge

Use this cool sketch by Kaori Watanabe at pencil lines to inspire your LO!


And here is what the DT has done:




Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Education Quote

With September being Back to School month for most...I found this challenge from Lets Capture Our Memories to be fitting:

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." ~Albert Einstein

Please use this quote on a layout.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Trends & Techniques - Photo Series

I am seeing lots of LOs with a series of photos. I want you to make a LO using at least 3 pics in a series and use the technique of pop dotting some of your elements!

Here is a great example by Lucy

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Make a LO or project that uses the technique of color blocking. Scrapjazz has a good explanation of what the technique is and how to use it.

Here's one from Lucy