Friday, February 20, 2009

He Said What???

A couple weeks ago, Mr. Groundhog or Billy Balzac in Alberta said there would be 6 more weeks of winter! I said, "What? 6 mooooore weeks?" At this time of year, I am start feeling that winter should be over; don't you? Yes, I realize that we have 4 distinct seasons but in Alberta, it often feels like 2 weeks of summer, 3 weeks of spring, 3 weeks of fall and...10 months of winter! We can put money on the fact that it will snow around Mother's Day (and that's in May!!!) So hearing that there will be 6 more weeks of winter puts me in a bit of funk...and I sometimes also get into a creative funk. Do you?

To break out of my creative funk, I travel in blog-o-sphere for some inspiration and wait for the creative bolt to hit me! The best places to bring on the creativity are challenge and sketch sites - there is something for everyone, whether you are a card maker or a scrapbooker. Challenge and sketch sites are awesome because they often encourage you to try something that you might normally think of - and being a rebel is thrilling with often fantastic results!

So here are a few of my favorite sites -

Cardalicious - Their cards are DELISH!
2 Sketches 4 You - Their cards are pure eye candy!
Basic Grey Challenges - What else can you say about BG???
Cupcake Challenges - Even if you don't alter, you'll be tempted after looking at these!
Color Throwdown - Bobby Flay isn't the only one that issues throwdowns! LOL
Method Playground - Love the fun techniques and challenges here!

I hope these give you some inspiration and get you creating! If you have other sites to share, please leave me a comment here or in the forum!

-vw

5 comments:

Jen said...

Excellent site suggestions, V. These are bound to get the juices flowing, and yes I have certainly had my share of experience with the creative funk you described.

Patti said...

http://sketchisms.blogspot.com/

Laura said...

Thanks for all the great links V! I'm going to be a busy and hopefully inspired girl after checking them all out!!

Cari said...

Those are great places for inspiration!!

Jess said...

Wow what a whole lot of inspiration! Great sites V! I love winter but only for the snow! Mind you... it's OK by me when it's too cold to go out and I have to stay in my nice warm scrap room! LOL