Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ten Things


I'm starting something new this month. A couple of months ago I took the Beyond Blogging for Scrapbookers class by Shimelle. It was very informative with lots of little tips and tricks for me to keep working on making my blog the type of place I want it to be. One of the things the class alumni are doing each month with Shimelle, is doing a "10 Things on the 10th of the Month" post. I'm excited for this! Sometimes I'll share my top ten projects. Sometimes I'll share my top ten websites for the month. Sometimes it will be random things. I hope you enjoy and feel free to join us!

So here are my TOP TEN inspiring websites for card making. These are the one's I've found myself repeatedly going to for a good mojo refill. If you are a card maker, I hope you find these just as inspiring.

1. Kristina Werner's blog. I love her style. I usually leave her blog feeling like I'm invincible and I can do whatever I want with my stash. (Thanks Kristina!)

2. Card Positioning System blog. A weekly card sketch is given and most deliciously talented design team gives their samples. If it's not the sketch, it's definitely the designers that give me new and innovative ideas.

3. Audrey Pettit. I recently invited her to be a regular contributor to my Card Corner article. When you visit her blog you'll understand why.

4. SRM Press blog. Not only do I absolutely adore these stickers AND use them on most of my cards, but their designers are brilliant.

5. Pinterest. Well duh. Who doesn't come away (after being sucked in for hours) from Pinterest feeling some type of mojo. I love looking for the colorful items.

6. Paper Crafts Magazine. Love this magazine! Always, always, always look through these. Even my old issues. I've got about five of those magazine racks filled and there's more coming. My super old ones I give away. :)

7. Lily Bee Design blog. It's not just cards that get posted but this is my favorite manufacturer. The patterns are so perfect for card making!

8. Two Peas Gallery. If it's not a manufacturer or retail design team, it's the Peas. When it comes down to it, the card gallery always has something amazing in it!

9. The Color Room. While it's a site dedicated to layouts, I still like to go for new and inspiring color combinations. This is a great fall back when nothing else is working. Sometimes I just need to see a visual of color to get a kick in the booty!

10. Sideoats & Scribbles has put up tutorials on taking photos of your cards. This inspires me to create and try all the tips now. It's a unique mode of inspiration but doesn't inspiration come from all kinds of avenues?

To see some more 10 Things on the Tenth click here. Have fun!

hugs,
Melissa

20 comments:

Connie said...
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Connie said...

will have to check these out~your link on shimelle only pulls up your header.

Melissa Elsner said...

Connie I've since fixed it. My name should show up twice. I noticed it right away. Ugh. LOL! It's late!

Sam Wright said...

Awesome list!!

JennL said...

good inspiration tips!

scrappyjacky said...

Will check some of these out.

JO SOWERBY said...

what a brilliant list. thanx melissa
jo xxx

Ruth said...

I don't make cards, but maybe these websites will inspire me!

Tracy said...

This sounds like fun.
Ohhh what is your list going to be next month?

Tracy said...

Some great inspiration there. I had forgotten about Card positioning systems, thanks for reminding me.

scrappysue said...

These are so helpful, thanks so much for sharing. Hope to check them all out at some stage!

The Constant Scrapper said...

Thanks for sharing these, Melissa. There were a few I had not heard of, so I'll be checking them out later! :-)

Rebekah said...

Great links, love to see what others find inspiring. Your last link sounded very interesting, I've subscribed to their blog now!

furrypig said...

thanks for those links there are some really great websites out there that I have yet to discover!

photosglitterglue said...

Thanks for sharing some great links for inspiration. I'm gonna check a few of them I haven't tried yet out.

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, what a great post, Melissa! You've got an awesome list of inspiration going here....some of my absolute faves, too. Thank you, thank you for including me. What a sweet and happy surprise. :)

Sara G. said...

I also loves Kristina Werner's blog and Pintrest! I am not familiar with your entire list, so I will have to check out those links :)

ScrappnBee said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing your 10 on the 10th.

Pam Wendt said...

Terrific list! :o) i've not been to some of those sites yet, so thanks for sharing them!

Rachel Holaday said...

Thanks for an inspiration list! It's great to have ten places to search all compiled in one place.