Hey, howdy, hey, let’s bring on May! I don’t know about you, but the old saying “April showers bring May flowers” certainly rang true for my little corner of Louisiana this year. I can count on one hand the number of times we were able to take the kiddos out for recess. Makes for an interesting month! And now, all my irises are in bloom, and even some of my roses, and I have to say, I always feel inspired when things start growing and blooming around me. So let’s see if we can muster up some mojo to carry us through May, what’ya say? (Okay, I’m done with the corny rhymes – onto the prompts!)

Color Scheme

Color Scheme

I am in LOVE with this combination of colors, even though they’re not the pastel hues I usually think of for Spring. It was the photo of the raspberries that helped me make the final decision on the color scheme, and, as so many have before, this one comes to us from Design Seeds.

Sketch

Sketch

This easy, breezy sketch lends itself to lots of layers and cute embellishments. If you’re trying to use up some scraps, this would be an excellent starting off point. It’s from the Sketches in Thyme blog.

Embellishment

Embellishment

For some reason, when I spotted this embellishment idea, I could picture it, maybe a bit smaller, fitting right in with the sketch. You could make it any shape at all – circle, star, tag, butterfly, flower, and simply ink it up, stamp it, and voila! Easy custom embellishment. The idea is from Monica Zuniga’s blog.

 

TechniqueTechnique

So it seems we’re getting two techniques for the price of one this month (the embellishment idea also incorporates artsy ideas). I’m imagining using this technique to create a custom background for a layout or card. I love the way all the colors of the rainbow are represented here, but it would also be gorgeous just using the ones in the color scheme prompt. This technique is from the My scrappin’ life blog.

Topics

Topic Prompts

There’s something for everyone in this month’s topic list. From scrapping about self-awareness to what you love about your “mum,” you’ll find something to spark an idea for a page or journal entry. Maybe even a whole album! These prompts are from Break of Light.

So much fun and inspiration this month! I can’t wait to get into each of these prompts! What about you? I’d love to hear about your favorite(s). Leave a comment below or come join the conversation in our Facebook group.

See you next week!

 

Monday Mojo Graphic

Monday Mojo is a weekly series bringing you ideas and inspiration for your scrapbooking and papercrafting projects. On the first Monday of each month, I will post a roundup of some of my favorite Pinterest finds. Included will be  a color scheme, page or card sketch, handmade embellishment idea, artsy technique, and topic prompt. Use as many as you like to inspire your month of crafting!

Hello, and welcome to a WHOLE NEW month of Monday Mojo prompts! Wow, can you believe it’s March already? In like a lion, out like a lamb? I don’ tknow about that, but I do know that around here, March is coming in with some awesome inspiration.  So let’s get to it, shall we?

1. Color Scheme

Color Scheme

March’s color scheme is a fresh, bright one from Design Seeds. The bright greens mixed with shades of navy put me in mind of St. Patty’s Day and the fact that spring is just right around the corner.

2. Sketch

Sketch

This month’s sketch is from Inspired Blueprints, and it will play very well, I think, with this month’s technique.

3. EmbellishmentEmbellishmentOur embellishment inspiration comes from the Scrapbook.com gallery, and is a reminder that sometimes the simplest ideas, like layering together several die-cut shapes, can have a big impact on a project.

4. Technique

Technique

This month’s technique – creating adorable doodles for your page – comes from Tracy Weinzapfel Studios. As mentioned earlier, I think this technique would fit perfectly into one of the square spaces on March’s sketch.

5. Topic Prompt(s)

Topic Prompt

And, finally, the prompts for this month are from the Scrap Takeout blog. There’s a prompt for every day of the month, and these would be great to use for a journal or a photo-a-day, not to mention as topics for scrapbook pages.

That’s it for this month. I hope you’ve found some inspiration, and maybe discovered a new website or two. I’d love to see your creations using any of the prompts. Just head on over to our Facebook group and say hi. While you’re there, link us up to your projects, or upload them right into the gallery. See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

Topic Prompt

http://sideofawesomesauce.com/this-months-photo-journal-prompts/

 

Monday Mojo Graphic

Hello again, and happy Monday! Here in northwest Louisiana, it’s finally fall – the temperature has dropped below 70, and the leaves are starting to think about turning. Fall is an elusive season in our area. It can tend to feel like summer right up until the first freeze sometimes, and it seems like we only get a week or two of that cool, crisp “autumness” that makes us want to play outside, carve pumpkins, and sip warm apple cider.

So all that to say, how’s about some Fall inspiration? I’ve combed my Pinterest boards and found some awesome Autumn prompts. Let’s dig in, shall we?

Color Scheme

Color Scheme

October’s color scheme is from the beautiful In Color Balance website. I love the unexpected blue mixed in with the warmer orange, yellow, and brown tones. I can’t wait to see how these translate into papercrafting projects.

Sketch

Sketch

This PageMaps sketch was featured on the Let’s Capture Our Memories blog as their August sketch challenge. I love the different components grouped together in the center of the layout, and can envision both the handmade embellishment and the technique fitting perfectly in this layout.

Embellishment

Embellishment

This adorable handmade embellishment idea comes from the My Creative Scrapbook blog. I love the look of the layered bits and pieces all stitched together. This idea will be so much fun to play around with!

Technique

Technique

This fun technique idea comes from the Balzer Designs website, where guest poster M. Carmen Sanchez shows you how to create a water-stamped background. You can easily adapt the colors to fit in with the color scheme of the month and create a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind background element for a page or card.

Topic

Topic Prompt

Finally, this month’s topic prompt is for the Halloween-minded. Write a spooky story telling about the most creeped out you’ve ever been. What were the circumstances? Was it all in your head? Or have you truly experienced a brush with the paranormal?

There you have it – a whole month’s worth of inspiration all in one post! Be sure to link me up to your projects based on any or all of the above prompts, and you’ll be entered to win this set of BoBunny Double Dot jewels:

Prize

Can’t wait to see what you create! Go mojo!