Friday, March 2, 2012

Practical Scrappers Link with Love Blog Hop

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers "Linking with Love" Blog Hop!  We believe it is important to always give credit when it is due to another crafter.  For this unique hop all of our design team members used the same inspiration piece to create their project.  Each of them will make an example of themselves as to how to properly "Link with Love" and credit the inspiration.  We'll be running the hop thru Noon EST on Sunday - so you have plenty of time to get thru it!


Liz Qualman created this beautiful layout and we have all used it for inspiration.  Each of us will tell what part we took our inspiration from.  The whole hop will culminate at Liz's blog where she'll provide us with a new sketch for inspiration.


Many of the designers are providing prizes at their stop and Practical Scrappers is providing a prize for one person who becomes a follower at each stop (for all the details head over to Practical Scrappers). 
Blog Hop List 
 
You should be arriving from: Kerri Yarus' blog
Your next stop is Christa Uttley's blog

Pablo Picasso is credited with this quote " good artists borrow, great artists steal".
Inspiration comes from everywhere. Sometimes, it gets all mashed up with other forms of inspiration in your head, and when it comes out in a physical form, it has been changed so much, or internalized in a way that the idea(s) are now your own. when this happens, it is difficult to give credit to the original sources of ideas. There are times however, that we all directly take, or "borrow" ideas in order to create our work, and in this case, it is so important to give credit to the original artist.

My inspiration for the following layout was probably a million little things subconsciously, but 2 sources were obvious.  I loved the contrast of the white background on Liz Qualman 's layout (above) with the brightly coloured patterned circles she used to frame her page. I  also drew from my favorite Starbucks coffee mugs, one of which was in my hand, and on my desk as I worked.



Materials: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. BBP Edges
pp: Jillibean Soup, American Crafts, October Afternoon, Scenic Route, Rose Moka, Doodlebug Design Inc., My Mind's Eye, Momenta, 
Letters: American Crafts, October Afternoon
Buttons: Basic Grey, American Crafts, unknown

So next time you find yourself borrowing ideas, remember to link back to the original source if possible, whether it's a sketch, an ad, something you saw on Pinterest, or on another blog. Check out the Link with Love initiative for more food for thought.


Thanks for stopping by, 
Erin

24 comments:

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

Love your circles all over your layout - they give such a fun, playful feel to it!

Liz said...

What a fun page Erin! I love how you layered all of the circles on your page instead of the borders and the coffee mug colors are brilliant.

Shaunery said...

WOW I love this! Thanks for letting us play along.

Ann said...

I appreciate what a well-written post this is, Erin! Your coffee mug inspiration combined with Liz's layout yielded a wonderfully funky layout - love those circles going into the layout instead of on the periphery!
- Ann
www.lovestnpaper

Me-Ma Kim said...

I am hopping along today!I am a new follower and just LOVE your take on Liz's layout! WONDERFUL! TFS and have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim
kimnsammy at gmail dot com

Carolina said...

Oh, just gorgeous!!! Love how you used the circles!!!! I LOVE Starbucks mugs, and those are so cute!

Christa said...

Erin this is very powerful! I love those falling circles.....

Donna said...

Oh, adore what you've done here!

AmyJ said...

Your very right inspirations comes from everywhere. It can be something you see, hear or even feel. Your layout is wonderful and so full of color. I love it. Thanks for sharing it with us. I am now following your blog for more of that great inspiration..

Michelle said...

I love the circles everywhere!

Audrey Yeager said...

W.O.W. this is amazing! I love the white outlines. That quote is just perfect for the focus of this hop, too!

Joan A. said...

love your layout!

Cathy said...

I adore this...it is just amazing!

Stephanie U said...

Love all of the polka dots on this!

Caroline said...

fabulous page girl :)

Teresa Jaye said...

ooooooooo I just love all those circles and how they mimic the candies on the roof of the house - so cute! I am a new follower!

Christine said...

Love the way you combined both inspirations!

Sherri said...

great layout. love all the circles.
I am now a follower

Sarah said...

Wow - first up I love your little blog monster! Second, your layout is just darling - love the circles and the white loops!

Patricia said...

I love your mix of the two inspirations! Thanks for sharing!

scrappin_mom3 said...

Erin LOVE your double inspiration! Awesome idea!

hugs,
KErri

Liz Chidester said...

I love that each of your circles are matted in white. Genious!

KellyG said...

Awesome layout! Love that title!

Renuka said...

Amazing layout and respect the though behind the hop.