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 GraphicHello again, and happy Labor Day Monday! I hope you are able to enjoy a day *free* of labor, and that you might even find a little scrappy time for yourself today.

September’s Monday Mojo prompts are all about fall. Hopefully you’ll find something here that inspires you to scrap those back-to-school photos or even finish up a few vacation layouts that are still hanging around from summertime before the hectic holiday season sets in. Whatever the case may be, if you create a project based on any of the prompts throughout the month, be sure to link them up here to have your name go into a drawing for a scrappy prize from me (photo at the end of this post)! So let’s get started:

1. Color SchemeColor Combo

This month’s color combo, “Pastoral,” is from the Color World blog. The jewel are the perfect shades for showcasing fall photos of turning leaves, visits to the apple orchard, and even pumpkin patch portraits.

2. SketchSketch

This month’s sketch is from the Sketch Savvy blog. It’s great for showing off a special photo with lots of little details and layers.

3. EmbellishmentEmbellishment

Our embellishment inspiration is from Aly Dosdall, featured on Scrapbook.com. Aly has used sequins and confetti to create a pocket tag that would be a knockout on a card or scrapbook page. Also great for using up little scraps, in the form of punchies!

4. Technique

Technique

I just adore this month’s technique, which was pinned from Flickr user Alyscraps’ photostream. The photo is simply titled “Dylusions Spray and Stencils,” which seems fairly self-explanatory. I plan to play with this technique myself, and will post any tips or techniques I discover along the way.

5. Topic PromptTopic Prompt

And, finally, our topic prompt for the month is to scrap about your favorite song title or lyrics. For me, it will be hard to pick just one – I could maybe even squeeze out an entire mini album centered around this one topic!

As always, I love to see what you create based on these Pinterest finds. Please be sure to link your projects in the comments of any September Monday Mojo post, and you’ll be entered to win this set of gems from BoBunny’s Double Dot Jewels line. Don’t hesitate! September will be over before you know it!

Prize

 

 

Technique https://www.flickr.com/photos/20248515%40N03/7506270148/in/photostream/?rb=1

 

Monday Mojo Graphic

Hello again, and happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a good start and that you’ve got some time scheduled sometime soon to scrapbook. Just in case you’re in need (or want) of a little inspiration, here are some of my latest and greatest Pinterest finds.

1. Color Scheme

Color Scheme

This gorgeous summery wedding color scheme is from the Knots Villa website. It evokes thoughts of sunshine and Popsicle, and would make a fantastic palette for a scrapbook page.

2. Sketch

SketchThis Project Life inspired sketch is from PageMaps. What’s really cool about it is that you can use it to help plan for pocket-style scrapbooking or just create a traditional 12 x 12 layout with the sketch itself. You can also use the 4×6 sketches of the individual “pockets” to help you create embellishments for other pages. Super versatile. And, wowie wow wow! Becky Fleck actually puts out a whole new set of sketches each and every month.

3. Technique

TechniqueThis week’s technique shows a great way to use up small patterned paper scraps to create a background page. Felicity Wilson at the Kreative Koncepts blog shows you step-by-step how to create this look.

4. Embellishment

Embellishment

These embellishments come from the Lou’s World blog. Another quick, easy, and fun way to use up paper scraps, this little pinwheel and butterfly really dress up plain paper clips. These little darlings would look adorable on any page or card.

5. Topic Prompt

Topic Prompt

And for this week’s topic – have you ever really thought about what your favorite book or movie is, and what makes it your favorite? Wouldn’t it be fun to document this on a scrapbook or journal page? This could even become a yearly project, as tastes change and different thing affect us differently throughout the seasons of our lives.

I hope you’ve found something here that revs your motor. I’d love to see what you create based on any of these prompts. Be sure to leave a link in the comments so we can see your creations! Got a great sketch, technique, or embellishment idea you’d like to see on Monday Mojo? Drop me a line at kwitekreative at aol dot com, and let’s see what you’ve got!

Till next time, go mojo!