Saturday, November 6, 2010

Celebrating Blog Friendships

A big Howdy from Texas to all of you joining us on the Celebrating Blog Friendships Blog Hop Party! I've been blogging for nine months and truly appreciate and enjoy the friendships I've made with other bloggers.
One of my favorite things about blogs (along with new friendships) is the inspiration they provide. I enjoy seeing what others are creating and often scraplift ideas for my own projects.

To celebrate, I have a prize pack of scrapping goodness to give away. To be eligible for the prize, leave a comment below telling me where you find the most inspiration for scrapbooking layouts. Comments received by noon (CST) on Monday, November 8, will be eligible for the prize.

If you are collecting letters for the prize, the letter for my blog is : "E"

Your next stop is Xnomad's blog. If you arrived here by chance and would like to start by reading about this party, visit Lizzie's blog first.

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a packet of scrapping goodness! Please check back Monday afternoon to see if you're the lucky winner.

32 comments:

Stephanie Joanna said...

A Blogging Friendship Blog Hop Party - what a great idea! :)

I actually find most of my inspiration for scrapbook layouts from music. Song lyrics often become a part of my journaling and sometimes I steal a really great song title for my page title. And, of course, there's lots of great inspiration on blogs too. I love seeing other people's layouts.

K said...

Hmmm, my biggest inspiration is the photo itself & the story behind it ... I take from them cliches, colours & images of what I want to include.

JO SOWERBY said...

i love the colours in the photo and a phrase which seems to describe the story behind it
Jo xxxx

nancy said...

I find the most inspiration for my layouts in magazines like Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks Etc, and Scrapbook Trends. xo! :)

Lee Currie said...

Outside of the actual photo inspiring the colours and sometimes (though not always) the story, I'm inspired by the many blogs I visit, and Ella, of course ;) Great to get to know you, Melissa!

Amy said...

I'm inspired by the story a photo can evoke - for me it is usually many stories. Great to meet you Melissa :-)

Rachel B said...

Hi Melissa, it's so nice meeting even more people on this blog hop. Hope to stop by again soon :)

Sian said...

Blogs! I'm definitely inspired by blogs! It's been a pleasure starting to get to know you recently Melissa and I hope to keep coming on back for many many more posts to come x

furrypig said...

Oooh good question! I think I am inspired by other peoples blogs but also the photograph and the memories xxx

Deb said...

Lovely post, Melissa ~ and it's nice to meet you. I find inspiration from a few very talented blog friends. That's just one of the many reasons I love blogging so much! Enjoy your hop!

Lizzie said...

Hello Melissa, I'm glad to meet you! Another person I have met on our blog hop!

I agree that blogging does provide me with loads of inspiration - everyone has a different way of doing things, different ideas and a different way to present their projects. I wouldn't have learned so many things, had I not found them through the various blogs I visit.

So glad you joined our Party - thanks for your great post!

The Scrappy Tree said...

I love looking at people's blogs for inspiration! And I enjoy scrapbook.com, their gallery is great :)
Gayle xx

Liberty :) said...

my biggest inspiration is from blogs, shimelles's forum and 2peas gallery!

humel said...

Lovely post, Melissa :-) Me, I find most of my inspiration on blogs, too - I get inspired by all kinds of things, but the layouts I see on other people's blogs are definitely the biggest single creative input! x

jennifer said...

I find most of my inspiration from blogs, from other crafter's blogs, but also a few sketch or challenge sites like The Paper Variety, Sketchy Thursdays, or The Studio Challenges. I just love reading blogs! x

Lesley said...

I get my inspiration from everywhere, books, clothes, food, being outside, my two cats, adverts, tv, and of course all the lovely blogs I have discovered, and new ones discovered on this great blog hop

Enjoy the Ride Today! said...

Hi! Glad to have hopped by today. I love your background on your blog... it's so pretty! I'll be hopping back, I'm sure. :)

melissa said...

I am with you about the inspiration, it is a wonderful thing :)

Amanda said...

I love your background! I get my inspiration from sketches either at Sassy Sketches or random sites.

Maya said...

I agree with you about the inspiration. My google reader provides me tons of inspiration, sometimes too much LOL I am often inspired by the challenges blogs - they always push me to try something different.

Amy said...

I always find inspiration from my google reader (I follw a ton!) and studio calico's gallery...their design team and members! (www.studiocalico.com)
Your blog is lovely, glad I stopped by!

scrappyjacky said...

I constantly find all sorts of inspiration from blogs....but for scrapping I love Cosmo Cricket's blog.

scrappysue said...

What a pretty blog; just popping in to say Hi from he blog party! I get a lot of inspiration from classes and what class mates post, blogs, magazines, gosh everywhere!

S said...

Oh now that's a good question - right now I'm struggling with inspiration overload - blogs, kit club sites, sketch sites. But if I'm honest it is probably in online scrapbooking classes - where I have to focus and actually act on that inspiration. Still I won't be giving up too much of my web surfing - one can't be practical all the time, can one?

Lisa said...

I am totally inspired by the blogs I read, the time of year and by entering challenges - specifically LOAD. I have so much inspiration, I agree with S that I am almost at the point of inspiration overload!

Nat said...

This is the first time I've visited your blog & i'm so glad I found it.
I find inspiration in lots of places - alot of the time i'll pick a favourite pretty paper and start from there. I definitely get lots of inspiration from all the bloggers out there, whether they're scrapbookers or not :)
Nat x

Cheryl said...

Hi Melissa nice to meet you, I get my inspiration from all sorts of places but must admit I get a lot of inspiration from blogs it is great to share so much with like minded people like yourself x

Miss Smith said...

At the moment I'm really taking inspiration from old photos that I took maybe ten years ago when I was young. The photos have been sparking old memories which I then feel inspired to scrap!

Great blog!

Becky said...

Lovely post :) I find most of my inspiration from magazines and also blogs. The person who seems to inspire me most though is Anna Bowkis - just love her work.

Cal said...

Hmmm, I get most of my inspiration from looking at other people's layouts in magazines and on blogs. From there I make a sketch and create!

Denise said...

Hi Melissa, I missed the blog hop and wanted to pop over to say hello. I love the colour scheme on yopur blog by the way.Inspiration, well normally a bit of blog hopping can inspire me !

Tracy said...

Hi Melissa, I love this blog hop. My inspriation comes from my photos, but I also love sketch sites and of course the blogs!