Inspiration found on the internet

Hello! Leslie here again today to share my technique which highlights the use of inspiration found on the internet to spark your creative energy. I recently have become a big fan of Pinterest. Soon after I joined, I found this fun and totally hip image in a home decor pin.

I originally pinned this image because I thought it was such an innovative take on a gallery wall. Later, I thought this design would be fun to interpret into a scrapbook page. Here's what I came up with.

Close up you can see that I decided to just rub ink on the chipboard pieces, so that they would be black but still show up on the black cardstock. I added some great chipboard and brad embellishments, also from the Soul Food line for some color and added interest.

I also had a pin for this illustration on my board.

I thought using this as a title was a perfect play on words for the story I was telling. The story starts with the photograph of our daughter looking great in her new glasses, so obviously, she is seeing more clearly now. The heartfelt journaling goes on to remind her that her true beauty comes from the inside, not what people can't see at first glance.

I hope this encourages you to poke around Pinterest, if you haven't already, to find and collect, beautiful, inspiring things that might give you that creative boost you need next time you sit down to scrapbook.


  1. I signed up for Pininterest, but haven't had the time to surf or post to it yet. I love what you did with your page here based on the wall.

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh wow wow wow!! This is JUST GORGEOUS! LOVING the photos and the frames! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. gorgeous layout and wonderful inspiration too.