Sunday, March 07, 2010

something from almost nothing - giveaway!!

have y'all heard about shimelle's fabulous new class, "something from almost nothing"?



in shimelle's words -

"Throughout this class we’ll be focusing on getting more from the stash we have already acquired, no matter what your personal product of choice may be. We’ll go through a range of products you already have on hand and put them to use in new ways. We’ll step away from just gluing or stitching on a button and build something new. Plus it’s not just buttons we’ll be moving from stash to completed pages; we’ll also put stickers, ribbons, transparencies, papers, page protectors, chipboard and other supplies to work too. You won’t need to have specific supplies to follow along: we’ll focus on what you do have and offer plenty of alternatives along the way.

During the three weeks of class prompts, you’re invited to follow along and build an album entitled Celebrate Life. You can create this book in any page size you like with supplies you have on hand, and each prompt includes a page sketch and technique to help build the page as well as photography and journaling pointers to help with the complete album. But the class doesn’t end with just this album: each prompt includes a range of other techniques to try and projects to make. You can take inspiration from these at any time, just like a book or magazine."


you can read more about the class (like what you'll be getting as part of the class, or sneaks of some of the projects) or sign up head right over here!

anyways, shimelle asked 'lil old me if i wanted to contribute a layout to her class, and i said yes of course! here's a little sneaky peakie of my project...


she also gave me one spot to give away here :) to enter, leave a comment about something that's been inspiring you lately. i'm looking for some things to get me going creatively :) i'll leave comments open until tuesday afternoon until about 2pm PST, and draw a winner soon after that!

88 comments:

Quietangelsb said...

oh wow- what an awesome class. I'm totally inspired by the new releases from CHA-W that have been arriving in stores lately. I want to buy them all!

Latharia said...

What's been inspiring me lately is memorabilia. Just the random stuff I save & then realize later -- hey, that totally belongs on a page! :D

Susan said...

Sounds like a great class! Here are a couple of blogs that I'm loving right now:

Penelope Loves Lists
(http://penelopeloveslists.com/)

Gina's Weight Watchers Recipes
(http://www.skinnytaste.com/)

I'm not doing WW, but all her recipes look so yummy!

Have a great Sunday! =)

MissKoolAid said...

First time visitor. Followed the link from Shimelle's Tweet. One of my resolutions this year was to save money so I try to win my way into the online classes I like.

Lately, I'm very inspired by Elsie Flannigan. She does such cute stuff.
Cheers,
Sophie

Superwoman Scrapper said...

I'm inspired by the interior design world. Loving the color combos and mixture of patterns and textures in various room layouts all over blogland or magazines.

Gemma* said...

paying more attention to tv adverts recently - often lots of cool graphics/colours and quirky catchphrases. :)

Claire Smillie said...

Ohh goodness! Something to inspire you?!? That's probably why I need to take this class! Lol ;-)

I am absolutly loving playing with fabrics at the moment-making my own flowers and adding beautiful ruffles and frills to project. So gorgeous!

Tiffany said...

anthropologie's catalogues have been instant inspiration!

Chrystabel said...

I'm inspired by nature right now! The fact that it is staying lighter longer and allowing me to get outside makes me feel more creative.

Christine said...

sounds like another awesome class!

lately, i've been getting inspiration from advertisements sent via email :)

Meg said...

Thank you for the chance to win a spot in Shimelle's new class! Looks great!

I've been inspired by vintage stuff, whatever it is -- from old wooden clock to old-school stationery :) And I've been inspired by people who make lovely and simply looking stuff from paper, especially little journals -- like LA from FreckledNest, Kara Haupt or Jamaica Edgell.

Gioconda said...

I would have to say gray. I love it as a neutral instead of black, or white. So many colors look beautiful next to it. But it's also pretty just by itself. Looking forward to this class.

DebW said...

I think what is inspiring me the most lately is reading all of the blogs posted in the 2peas blog threads every day. I get lost for hours!! I love seeing everyone's work!

Lee i. said...

Lately I've been getting inspiration from younger people. They have such energy, optimism and unbridled enthusiasm.

gleestormont said...

i have been inspired by the olympics. i loved all those MOM centered commercials and it really made me think about things my mom did for me and things i do for my kids. i have some pages in the works on both these subjects.

gleestormont said...

i have been inspired by the olympics. i loved all those MOM centered commercials and it really made me think about things my mom did for me and things i do for my kids. i have some pages in the works on both these subjects.

Joy said...

I am inspired by fabric and buttons at the moment.
I would love to do the Something for Nothing class for nothing please!

Lou Collins said...

What a great offering. Would love a chance to take part in this class!
What inspires me? Just lately I have found an evening of playing with editing my photos on the computer inspires me. I take a whole bunch of pics that I guessed would never work for a scrapbook page and zoom in, crop and alter contrast etc til I am happy. Then I am ready to go with a whole bunch of new photos (in all shapes and sizes!) and full of fresh inspiration!
Lou X

Sally said...

hey there

Fab chance indeed, well i have been stuck in a rut of late and i found this lovely blog with a link to sketches too that i find really inspiring
http://frommyfeatherednest.blogspot.com/

http://janaeubanksketch.blogspot.com/

hope these help you hun

hugs

sally :O)

Gloria Gomez said...

Lately I've been inspired by my niece's books and coloring books - I remember when the books we read had more pictures than words, and now, well it's the total opposite! I'm still a very visual person so I miss the colorful pictures in kids' books. I'm actually working on a layout to follow a page from a Dr. Seuss book! Having so much fun with it.

jo said...

Inspiration lately? The Pioneer Woman's website and Bakerella's blogs. So much yummy goodness and the photography is awesome. :)

Stephanie Baxter said...

I just signed up to receive the weekly emails from Anthropologie...they're super inspiring! Very pretty!

Ginny said...

Shimelle is actually inspiring me this year with her document 2010! I've been in a total slump, but have started pulling out supplies & even scrapped a few pages after reading her article. I'm also inspired by Alice in Wonderland & Tim Burton right now!

Julie said...

Blogs inspire me everyday. I would love to win a spot in this class. Her classes are wonderful!

Cheri said...

LOVE Shimelle's classes - thanks for the chance to win!

Cheri said...

oops! And I'm inspired by all the wonderful blogs in my Google Reader. It's my daily "me" time.

scrappyjacky said...

Shimelle's classes are always brilliant....and at present am really inspired by all the new Tim Holtz stuff....especially his book.

Nicola said...

De-cluttering and spring cleaning my home has rejuvenated my creativity , now to win a place on Smilles class and use up some stash !!

jediflame said...

I'd love to win a spot!

I seem to get most of my inspiration from blogs these days, though the longer days and the approach of spring are helping, too.

Nancy said...

I have been so caught up with the Olympics that I have to say that it has been inspirational in so many levels. The energy has increased my levels of passion for whatever I put my heart into.

Elisa said...

thanks for the chance, love Shimelle works
xoxo
elisa

Jade said...

Inspired by some of the gorgeous work I see on blogs which is how I happened across this
Would love to win!

jenney said...

Going back and looking through my old magazines has been very inspirational for me lately. I started flipping through so I could toss them out but then I found all these awesome pages of inspiration I'd forgotten all about. =)

Emily said...

The Ikea catalogue I picked up there the other day is inspiring me at the moment!!!! Also the change of season & seeing the sun & spring flowers is inspiring me, refreshing & revitalising me & stirring up creativity within me!

Thanks for the giveaway. good to read your blog.

Emily :o)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I'm loving banners and handmade flowers!! Thanks for the chance to play along!

Avital said...

I've been inspired by my lonely scrap basket who gets lots of donations but not the opportunity to give back...

connie said...

I would love a spot in this class! thanks for the chance!

Meghann said...

Love the flowers you created on your project! I would love to take this class!

penuttpie said...

how exciting! this totally looks like something i need to get the creative juices flowing. i haven't scrapbooked in AGES. literally.

something that's been inspiring?? lately i've been checking out wedding websites. such pretty pretty stuff out there. i heart "classic bride". really. :)

Amy Coose said...

Woohoo, hope I win! I've been totally inspired by all the new products out there.

kmb.designer said...

I recently stumbled across this website. I love the color combination inspirations!

http://acreativemint.typepad.com/

Laura said...

Would love some new inspiration for my stash, and this would be my first online class!

Karen said...

I'd love to win a spot in this class. Thoughts of spring are inspiring me right now--looking at brighter colors and pretty pastels.

sylv said...

Since I'm decorating my new place, my scrapbooking has become inspired by all the decorating magazines and furniture stores!

lolafalola said...

I know it sounds commercial but... the Pottery Barn catalog always inspires me...I love the colors and textures of the textiles.

Cindy said...

I'm being inspired by thoughts of spring. It'll be a while before it arrives here, but it's in the air this week!

Ruth said...

looks like we are in for fun time...my new distress inks have been inspiring me

TamiV said...

Lately I've been inspired by all the paper flowers I've been seeing like those on your layout! I NEED this class! :)

Katie said...

What a great class!

I've been inspired lately by colourful embroidery thread and using simple one line journalling - back to the basics :)

Wendy said...

Lately I've been inspired by retail catalogs - J. Crew, Pottery Barn, etc. I try to imagine making a scrapbook page or card based on the colors/layouts of the magazine pages.

Ashley said...

Cool! Sounds like a great class.

Inspired by: http://kristinacontes.tumblr.com/page/16

http://www.kimmithylaine.typepad.com/

http://www.stephaniehowell.typepad.com/

Liza said...

that is a great class!
i've totally inspired by bright colors and all those handmade flowers i've been seeing a lot of lately.

lynmcf said...

I am inspired by the new greenery poking thru the previously frozen soil ... spring is on its way!

Kathy said...

I'm being inspired by all the spring colours...blue skies, bright sunshine, green grass, and the colours of spring flowers. I love opening my windows to let the fresh air in. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway - the class looks exciting!

Lucy :) said...

I think the thing that has been inspiring me lately has been an empty craft table - I almost emptied my craft space (don't try to get to the bathroom in the middle of the night, the hallway is an assault course!) and I am only letting things I truly love back in! Yes it's a pain when I try to scrap & I want a specific stamp or sticker that's in the heap somewhere, but I have been so inspired so far by NOT having clutter around!

scrapbookprintables said...

De cluttering, my stash is all old, I haven't really bought anything new in over a year, SHOCKER, but I was brutal and I went through my stash and got rid (sold and gave away) everything that I hadn't used or didn't think I was going to use.

It is empowering me to do stuff now !

Miranda said...

Watching the Oscar's red carpet has definitely inspired me in a new way. Love all the colors and the "vintagey" look of all the styles.

becslb said...

I would love a chance to win a place on this class! It sounds fab and perfect for the current financial climate - we all need to use up our stash and I know dh would be thrilled if I could use mine!!

Jacqueline said...

Shimelle's class in September "Learning something new everday" was very inspiring. Would love to follow along this new class!
And in case somebody wants to declutter their supplies... You can always send it to me :-)

Jacqueline

Helen said...

I am taking my inspiration from my surroundings. Wherever I go, I am trying to pay closer attention and look for colour combinations and design ideas. Would love to win a chance to use up my stash!

Zeffy said...

I have decided to scrap and write stories from the photos just lying around the house...ie those not in albums,beleive me they are many

Scrappi Sandi said...

I am sooo looking forward to tomorrow!! I can't wait to see what you all have in store for us!! To win back the class fee would be the icing on the cupcake!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Smeepee said...

This class looks amazing - I'd love to win a place!

My current inspiration is from other people's clothing. We got married last month, and looking through the photos, I noticed some guests had the most amazing outfits and the colour combinations of different guests together looks fantastic. I always tend to stick to monotones of the same colour, but I've been inspired to mix and match now!

cristina said...

love the idea of this class...my craft room is overflowing! I'm inspired by spring finally showing it's face. :)
xoxo

Scrap Happy Mommy said...

That class sounds awesome. I am inspired by everything spring...butterflies....flowers....ladybugs...sunshine
Its been a long winter here in Michigan.

karennarelle said...

Well I am always inspired by my children but you cant have my children sooooo I always find my way to
scrapperlicious.blogspot.com

she always blows me away with the things she creates

Anonymous said...

I am so inspired by all of the gorgeous Spring lines that are making their way out now! Ready for the warmer weather & days outside!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Stephanie Eaken

Keitha said...

The sunshine has which been lifting my spirits, and the warm (relatively speaking) breeze are inpiring me this week. A promise of spring for sure!

celeste said...

would love to take this class!

s said...

I would love to win a place on shimelles class,
my latest inspiration has got to be on this blog.
http://chowchowscraps.blogspot.com/2010/01/ffc-altered-lantern.html#links

tape said...

Cathy Zielske has definitely been inspiring me lately with her Design Your Life class and the free tag book download I found on her blog (I'm making a mini album out of it featuring all my Tweets from February). Fun!

jacquisj said...

blogs really inspire me but then i read instead of scrap, but i am so inspired by the 3d-ness of some layouts at the mo and love the idea of raised and interactive layouts and minibooks

tammy p said...

T would love to win this! - I signed up 2 weeks ago - I am so excited and anxious for it start!

Starr said...

Sounds like a brilliant class & your sneak looks great, can't wait to see more.

Lately I've been finding inspiration in all the spring adverts that are in magazines & stores, full of cute animals and fresh colors :)

Linda E said...

I'd love the chance to win. Thanks.

Lani L. said...

For me - I love Texture! Texture! And more TEXTURE! Love flowers, sanding, tearing, embossing powders, etc. Basically - hands-on scrapbooking therapy! Your sneak peak looks amazing already! Can't wait to see the rest!!! :o)

Lois said...

So excited about this class and love your sneek peek!

Nance said...

Love Shimelle's classes. Hope to win one this time. Thanks for the chance to win.

erin m said...

I always like to look at kids clothing, because the colors are so bright and patterns & designs are very fun and whimsical.

Shoogles said...
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Shoogles said...

The class sounds really inspirational. I really enjoy Shimelle's classes. Thanks for the chance to win.

ConnieC said...

I love Shimelle's classes. I really need this one. My stash is out of control. And colors in nature and in magazines have been inspiring me lately.
ConnieC

dawnhallybone said...

would love a place on this class as i'm really strapped for cash with my wedding coming up, Would love to gain some inspiration for using up supplies before the big day so that i've got loads of fab techniques to scrap the photos.
I'm inspired by Shimelle's talent and the fact that she comes up with so many great ides

abbeyviolet said...

The arrival of spring is inspiring me these days.

Annie M. said...

The warm weather has been inspiring me lately--I've been able to get outside and take some pictures of the signs of spring. VERY inspiring after a long, cold winter! Thanks for the chance to win!

alyssa said...

Sounds like a wonderful class!! My inspiration right now is looking for any sign of spring I can find. And the fun spring clothes (green & blue & pink, yay!) I just bought for a vacation coming up very soon. :)

Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathy K said...

I would love to win a spot in Shimelle's class. I've been inspired by the banners I have seen lately in layout. What a great idea! Thanks for a chance to win :)

Gina said...

That would be glitter! I just got my first pedicure of the season, and we added a layer of glitter polish on top. I'm loving it!