I hardly ever lift, but I should do more often, because it's a great way to learn new tecniques etc. Example: I still struggle with using flowers, I have no idea how to cluster them and make them look good, so if I really want to learn, I should pick a layout from one of the girls who really knows how to use them (oh, no - you don't get me to mention YOU here, even if you are one of the best *lol*)and copy the design and placement. I bet I will learn tons from it.
Looking at other's work is also a great source for getting my brain start working - I find myself beeing inspired by design, colors, details etc ad the spin off effect is great. A tiny bow can make an idea pop up, then I get a new one, a third one etc etc
One of the challenges at last weekend's crop at MyScrapbookNook, was to be inspired by one spesific member layout. We picked this layout by Hippy-Chick/Pinkalishious/Sarah and asked the participants to make a layout with inspiration from the layout. In my example I used the design as my start point, but I could have used the colors, theme etc too - there were plenty to chose from.
My layout show DS8 with some of the local goats - the advantage of living on the country side is that there is plenty of cute creatures to visit and pet!
All materials from MyScrapbookNook May kit, except felt flowers.
So tell me, what inspires you? How do you get new ideas and keep up the mojo?