Thursday, December 11, 2008

Okay....

I'm behind the times yet again!

I have several assignments due soon, including something I am VERY excited about but can't quite share yet... and I have to get my act together. My Studio Calico kit arrived today and I really need to dig into it too.
I am also headed out of town next Tuesday. We rent a house with my side of the family to celebrate Christmas. The great big bummer? I didn't realize it would coincide with Morgan's Christmas party. Such a big bummer. Did I mention it was a bummer? Her teacher almost cried. How much of a bummer is that!? They've been making top secret presents and ornaments and who know's what for several weeks now, and because I wasn't thinking when the dates were scheduled, she'll now miss it. If her party was Wednesday or Friday we'd either head to the beach late or come home early, but her party is on Thursday. The one day we can't do. Bum. Mer. I'll have to do something fun for her at the beach...

Anyway, with so much to do I have neglected the blog.

That said, I have a little something up my sleeves. It's Christmas time. It's the holiday season. And I am so grateful for all the wonderful things that you have said and the support you have given that I have a little Christmas present for one of you.

I don't want to give it all away, because Christmas is a time for surprises. But when I was a girl I was known to lift the tape here or there and get a peek every once in a while, so I'll give you a little hint or two.

One of my sources of inspiration is Gooseberry Patch. I have several Christmas cookbooks and catalogs on Country decor that is so inspiring for crafty projects and how I decorate my house. I wanted to share a little bit of that country love with a 2009 desk planner. I am so excited because I got one for me too.
I'm only going to give a little hint about something else I'm going to give away. Let's just say it involves a manufacturer I work for, and the last class I taught at my lss.

There's more, but that's for you to find out, lol.

To enter just leave me a comment and let me know where you look for inspiration. I'm hoping to find some new spots! I'll leave the comments open until Monday. I'm hoping to then get the address of the winner before I leave Tuesday morning and put the package in the mail in time for Christmas. :)

Before I go I did want to share a layout I did the other day. I ran across these photos of Morgan which coincided with organizing some butterfly chipboard pieces, and I just had to put the two together.



Have a great day!
P.S. .... How's the December daily going? I've been doing things and taking photos, but alas, I am behind!



32 comments:

  1. Jennifer.T10:45 PM

    I look at blogs for inspiration! For eg: you've just inspired me to do a layout of a photo of my DD about her first face painting which coincidentally was of a butterfly! I've been putting it off for so long...So thanks Davinie!

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  2. Tottally wonderful!!!
    LOve it!
    xoxo

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  3. I mostly look at blogs for inspiration. I especially like Tim Holtz, Ali Edwards, Tracie Hudson, and Pencil Lines blogs.

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  4. I love Stephanie Howell and Jennifer McGuire's blog for inspiration.

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  5. Well of course I love your blog as inspiration and I loved making the snowball bucket. I do love to look at other blogs to see what everyone is up to. I also look through magazines, Country Living, Target Ads, Ikea Idea Book, because I love the colors and textures that I see and then I take them to a page! Your LO is STUNNING! Hoping you have a wonderful time away!

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  6. I love looking at junk mail for inspo - sometimes there are some great graphics! And ReadyMade magazine always has tons of ideas, in both the editorials and ads!

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  7. Tara Piper7:07 AM

    I look at a lot of blogs but I enjoy the Work in Progress blog and then all the designers personal blogs.

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  8. I check out kit club websites. I really like A Million Memories. Not only is their design team great but the ladies that make up that community are so talented!

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  9. Ooooo I like that layout - the colours are so girly and the chipboard butterflies work really well. Gorgeous :D

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  10. I also look at the blogs for inspiration! I also look at my mags and the SC gallery! Since I am just about 9 mths into scrapbooking, I still feel there is much to learn! That is a Bummer about Morgan's party. I am sure she will have a great time with all the family though!

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  11. I love internet surfing for inspiration, also catalogs like Anthropologie and Toast. I'm a big fan of magazine ads for inspiration too. Oh and I'm so behind on my December Daily, it's not even funny!

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  12. i have a long list of blogs...cottage living magazine...toy catalogs :) greeting cards...fabric stores!

    and as for my dec. daily, i'm like you...pictures and ideas--check. assembly--way behind! (maybe this weekend!) hope you have a great trip!

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  13. Well, I get my inspiration everywhere, here, other blogs, mags, web sites like SC, 2 peas, etc.

    Have a safe trip

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  14. Love blogs for inspiration too! I love Ali and Christine Middlecamp. I check those two often :)

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  15. I'm a blog hopper for inspiration as well as galleries :D

    Gorgeous page Davinie! Love that butterfly girl!! :D Have a happy weekend!!

    Leslie

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  16. I just got caught up with my Decmeber daily yesterday-- well caught up to day 10, that is.
    Love the layout--I'm loving that line from BG!
    Where do I look for inspiration??? Here, of course! LOL! The gallery and blog links at CMK. Not sure if I have anything new for you...
    Sorry about your dd's party. Big Bummer.
    Take care!

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  17. Gorgeous layout! Love those colors.

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  18. i check out lots of blogs and a few scrapbook web site including SC for inspiration....my dec daily is still going strong. i have done a blog post every day...no album yet but i do have all the supplies now. maybe this weekend....

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  19. i have a bunch of blogs that i subscribe to! your blog included. Love the LO too, so cute!

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  20. Hey Davinie!
    what a gorgeous butterfly layout! LOVE it! Sounds like you guys are going to have a wonderful trip. Sorry about the Christmas party, but the beach sounds wonderful, too.
    I get a lot of inspiration from different blogs. there are so many to choose from. I'm also a big fan of Webster's Pages community blog site, inspireME. It does use WP products, but there are so many members from all over the world that it's chock full of inspiration to me.
    Hope you have a wonderful trip.

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  21. This is beautiful! I love that LO!! As for inspiration I go blog hopping. Whether its a photography blog or just a friends blog to see what is going on in their neck o the woods. Fun stuff. Oh an as for the locker I would paint it and leave some doors on and take some off.

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  22. I love the butterfly layout... I come here and other blogs for ideas (Jennifer McGuire, Tim Holz, Ali Edwards, etc). I also visit Studio Calico and Two Peas galleries and I know those are not new to you. I also get lots of ideas from Scarpbook etc. I am all over the palce it really depends on my mood.

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  23. stormye2:53 PM

    Love that LO! I'm not sure I have any new spurces of inspiration, I mainly go to SC, 2 Peas, and I blog hop!

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  24. Anonymous10:33 PM

    Lovely lay out. I look at blogs for inspiration at specialy Studio
    Calico designer blogs and the Pink paislee ones. Thanks for the give away! Moon69

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  25. I come here for inspiration. What do you mean look elsewhere.

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  26. I go to the library for inspiration. I look at art books, decor books and book covers in the fiction section. Some of the covers are really interesting and creative. Or I go window shopping...the visual displays can be pretty inspiring...

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  27. Me? Look for inspiration? But, I'm so creative! *ROFL*
    I love looking at others' blogs - what a wonderful gift the 'net is to be able to see so many extremely talented, gifted individuals' creations!
    I love Mary Engelbreit's magazine & website, Country Living, a number of Somerset's mags and visiting local stores who have beautiful settings. Maybe one day, I'll have my log house & having won the lottery I never play, I'll have the funds to do all I yearn to do.

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  28. I find a great deal of inspiration from Soulemamma, her photography and love of everything vintage is such a spring board for me. Not to mention the creative projects she does with her children. Tim Holtz is another go to for me as well as you ;-)

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  29. I see inspiration EVERYWHERE I look. I love magazines, blogs, 2Peas...you could get overloaded with inspiration! :) Kathy

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  30. I love looking around the blogs and in magazines like Domino and Real Simple.

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  31. Love the layout. The embelishments are perfect for that paper.

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  32. I find inspiration everywhere, including your blog! A couple non-scrappy places I look is Glamour and Domino magazines.

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