How Do You Store Your Inspiration?
Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:16 PM
When I read the newsletter I open the layouts I like and copy them into OneNote (I've now started including url so I can provide reference in the gallery). I have a tab for how many pictures are included so when I've got my photos sorted I can look at the relevant tab and scroll through the images for ideas.
However, as I use Pinterest I've started a scrapbooking board and I've got several books with layouts marked. It is starting to feel a bit dispersed.
I'm also curious whether you like layouts that are relevant to your scrapping, for instance I've noticed I've been saving a lot of 1 photo layouts recently, but I have rarely used just one picture. Is this something I aspire to or is it a hint I should give it a go?
Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:20 PM
now i have a board on pinterest called scrapbooking and i save them there... again, not that i always look thru it ..but sometimes i do and this way i know if i am not inspired i have that to look thru...also all the things in the pinterest have links ..which i love so you can go to the original source...
the only other scrapping board i have is heritage specific layouts...other than that my board is just general
interested to see what others do
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:48 PM
As for my own ideas, i will make a note in my Notes app...
I also use my Favourites In SG :-) have you found that function yet?? In the box on the top right of the SG page is the option to mark as a favourite :-)
Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:01 AM
Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:37 AM
If I see a layout in the Boutique/Newsletter that inspires me, I'll save it as a JPG to a folder on my computer called "scraplift ideas"
I've recently started using Pinterest to collect layouts that inspire me too.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:44 AM
Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:14 PM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:05 PM
I love pinterest, but I haven't found it very useful to store LOs, perhaps because I've just got one board. I've got boards for hair, makeup, food, house though and it is wonderful for those.
I hadn't found the favourites button in SG before. I've found it now and saved a few things, although of course that is now an extra location to remember to look
I'm wondering if Evernote would be a good solution because you can tag posts so could tag it for collection, colour, number of pictures etc.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:13 AM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:16 AM
I use both for different things. Evernote has my task list because I can sort and filter it. I use Onenote for storing the layouts I like as I just scroll through it for inspiration.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:19 AM
Who designed it
The URL (I'm trying to get better at remembering that!)
The supply list if available, and I mark those I already have
What I liked about it, and how I might adapt it
I save the file as a jpg with a title that I hope will make sense to me later.
When I load the LOs into iPhoto, I add keywords (tags): number of photos, season or holiday, masculine or feminine, adult or child, travel, nature, and so forth.
Then I sort the files into "events" - iPhoto folders - with names similar to some of the keywords. But the keywords let me find LOs that might fit in more than one event. I can search for LOs about travel in the fall, or children's birthdays, or heritage pages for women, although the file is in only one of those events. AND I can see the LO and its information at full screen size. Mac's desktop icons are nowhere near large enough - which is why I use a different iPhoto library for all my purchased products.
Organizing the LOs or products takes time, but saves me a lot of time when searching. And since I'm retired, I have lots of time to organize, search and scrap.
My minimal understanding of Picassa leads me to believe it can do similar categorizing and sorting.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:57 PM
Oh my goodness, I so love your system. That is so what I was looking for when I started this thread. I love the idea of saving the supply list and your initial thoughts on how you may use it with the image.
So now I need to tag my photographs, my supplies and my inspiration ... when am I due to retire???
Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:56 PM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:11 PM
I'm guessing another 30 years ...