DIY: From Inspiration to Creation

April 23, 2015

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Markus and I have a new game that we play. It’s called “magazines.” We love to play magazines. The game goes a little like this: I hold him in my lap and hold a magazine in my hands. He grabs, rips and crumples up the pages. Riveting stuff people. He loves it so bad. The game will go on for as long as I let it. Magazines is the awesomest. There is just one rule. We do not play magazines with momma’s free catalogs. You know? Those catalogs that show up in the mail for absolutely no reason, because you haven’t bought anything at that store in years…and there are some places you’ve never shopped atΒ in your life. Well, I love those catalogs. They are the best. First, they are free and free is my favorite. Next, they are full of inspiration, cool color combinations, great home decor ideas. And did I mention they are free? We don’t play magazine with those treasures. We mostly play magazine with GQ and ESPN. Those are daddy’s magazines. He won’t miss em.

Free catalogs aren’t my only source of inspiration but instead of telling you, just watch…

Well, I guess I have a thing for being inspired by food because I created a really cute iron-on backpack inspired by Ms. Bunnie Cakes, a vegan cupcake shop just minutes from my house. The side of their shop has a huge cupcake mural…so this is what I came up with:

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ClickHEreI’m not sure there could be a better proof of how easy “inspiration to creation” really is. I literally pulled up the cupcake image while I was looking at the mural. Love that!

I’d love to hear about where you find your creative inspiration…and then head over HERE to enter today’s contest where the prize in an iPad mini! What?! What?! I told you that the prizes were major. Today’s contest will open at noon MST and end tomorrow, Friday, April 24 at noon MST.

13 thoughts on “From Inspiration to Creation”

  1. Wow! This came out soooo cah-ute! My only whoa is not being able to Design On the Go! No mula for Ipad πŸ™ …soon the universe will answer my whoa or constantly get annoyed by me. lol

  2. There are many things around me that inspire me but to name a few, I find inspiration on pinterest, Domino Magazine and craft blogs. The tote is too cute!

    1. HA! You are the best and so so kind. Let me tell you – two months after having a baby – the LAST thing I was prepared for was getting on camera! Thanks for all your encouragement. You are so awesome.

  3. Super CUTE, Amber! Love the short videos! πŸ˜‰
    I’m kind of on the same lines of you…I find tons of inspiration from interior design books/magazines, clothing/fabrics, nature, etc. The list could go on and on, but I’ll spare you from all that! lol πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi. Oh my gosh, I too have a spinning head when I go to lay down thinking of what I’m going to make next. I have a 45 minute (sometimes longer if it’s snowing) drive to and from work, and during that drive my eyes are constantly looking for inspiration, whether it’s a new house being built and the colors they have chosen or someone repainting their house, I never know what I’ll see.
    Love to read your blog!

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