Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What's going on in May?

Hey you guys! Happy Tuesday. I am sure you are wondering, what's going on in May. Well, personally, Taylor and I have a pretty booked month. Taylor is graduating!!! I hope you are all applauding there at home. So, she has a month packed full of events. I am in a wedding out of town, have showers and parties to attend almost every weekend, and I am also looking forward to a week in Jamaica with my family and my boo. The reason that I am telling all of you this is because when you see that we are closed a couple of random days this month, it is because we are both busy and there was no one else available to work the store. So sorry for this inconvenience but life is sure to slow down a bit after May.

Also, I usually make our calendars in scrapblog and now they no longer exist. They have joined with another company and you have to pay for everything. C'mon i just wanna make the calendars for free. If anyone knows of websites similar to Scrapblog, please share.

So, with all of that nonsense said, here are the things going on in May.

Sunday, May 1st: Happy Birthday Taylor!!

Saturday, May 7th:
Yay! Happy National Scrapbook Day! In honor of our little holiday we are going to have a few things happening at the store. Join us from 10am-till to crop. We will be doing challenges and giveaways the whole day. There will also be some yummy goodies to eat and drinks to sip on. We will also have lots of little discounts every hour for our croppers. You know what to do. Call (985-227-9970) or email us (inspirescrapboutique@gmail.com) to sign up. The cost of the all day crop is $12. However, if you spend $25 in the store, your crop is free.

On Saturday, May 7th, we will also be having a Layout Madness Class. The cost of the class is $30. The class will be held from 6-8:30pm. You will complete 4 layouts in 2 1/2 hours. Each layout will feature a different scrapping style. You will also get to learn a few fun techniques with mists and other mediums. (Pictures coming soon)

Saturday, May 21st: Store Closed

Tuesday, May 24th: Store Closed. Taylor graduates! Congratulations!

That's what May looks like here at Inspire. I know I promised a Cupcake and Make n Take party but we just couldn't make it fit this month. We have already begun working on everything and we are looking forward to having one in June.

We are hoping to be able to have a few more crops and classes for the month of June. We look forward to you all making time to come out to the store and crop. We had such a blast at our crop this month. It is always the best when we get to spend time with such amazing people.

I hope that you all had a blessed Easter and were able to spend lots of time with family and friends.

Keep your eyes peeled. I will be posting the pics of the layouts for the Layout Madness Class very soon.

Hope you have an awesome week!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


hey you people. if you read my personal blog, you know that i have been a scrapping fool lately. i have just been feeling quite inspired. i think it's because i have had a little down time at the store lately and i have actually had time to scour the net and look at lots of creative blogs. there are some OOBER talented people out there. i have found like a million layouts that i love love love.

i feel like my creative style is morphing a bit right now. isn't that one of the best things about scrapbooking. you can go back through all of your layouts and they all form kind of a pattern. you can look back and tell when your style was changing. well i think i am at that place right now. usually i am a tons of paper layers very busy kind of gal. lately, i have been using tons of embellishments and trying to keep it a little simpler. i am always drawn to messy though and rarely ever like things very symmetrical.

anyways enough mumbo jumbo. you came here to get inspire-d right. well here are tons of layouts that i have been stuffing into my inspiration folder on the computer. enjoy!

i could so scraplift this. i love that sticker from sassafras and have been wanting to use it. i love the misting too. i am such a scaredy cat when it comes to misting though. i think it's a commitment problem. hehe.

been wanting to use the be our guest collection but i find it hard to make it fit my style. this layout rocks though.

love the mess of this. it just works.

umm this color combo..2 words..da bomb.

love how this is spread out over the whole page.

another one that i just really wanna scraplift.

gotta love some corrugated cardboard.

ahhh. this is so the style that i love lately. simple but messy. and of course the misting adds so much. i gotta learn how to commit to misting.

this is the only non-layout. you gotta love this though. i wanna make one for lu's room. she would love it.

love all the little pieces and strips around the edges.

really simple. really pretty.

really like the way it looks like the layout was done on the white cardstock and then put on top of all those layered papers. great effect.

saw this one in october afternoon's booth at CHA. loved it then. love it now.

love how this one has a grid but it doesn't look too symmetrical.

like how the picture is the focus and you don't need much else.

another one of those messy and pretty ones.

okay when i saw this one on the sassafras blog i went take out those number cards and have been trying like a fool to find a pic to use. i will be scraplifting this and i will not be apologizing for it. i really like this layout. a lot.

love the colors.

another one that i like because it is so spread out.

really like all the little hearts.

the next few layouts are from a designer jen jockish. she is definately one of my faves. she has a very messy style. i can pick out her work from anywhere. she throws things on the page and it never ends up looking busy. it is always so visually perfect. she designs for two peas and studio calico and i think october afternoon. anyways here are some of her layouts. you needa check her out if you like her style.

love love love the huge heart. i would never put a big ole heart on my layout but this one rocks.

love how she used stars, hearts, circles, and clouds. i usually stick to one shape on a layout but i needa get outta my box i guess.

oh god be still my heart. i just really really love this. so much going on but, to me, it doesn't look too busy and some how the picture still pops.

love the layering of all of the glitz stuff. love the ribbon bow too.

so there ya go. lots of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. anyone else wanna go make something now? i know i do.

we have lots of new stuff here in the store so come in and get some stuff and get busy creating.

hope u have a very inspire-d wednesday.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Hey peeps! it was an awesome weekend here at inspire. why? you may ask. well, because we had a great crop with some amazing ladies. definately, one of my favorite parts of this job is to be able to be around so many inspiring and awesome people. on saturday, we cropped till we dropped here at the store. we had so many awesome people come out to crop and i had a blast. we did some challenges. gave away some goodies and savings. and we chatted lots. i was even able to get lots of layouts done which you can check out on my blog www.ashmarie23.blogspot.com.

anyways, we got a few things in today. the rest of october afternoon's 5&dime is here. here's what else came in:


tin pins:

rubber charms:

miscellany pack which is full of lots of good junk:

sticky keys (some really cool letters):

we also got in a little shipment from hambly.

we got their new washi tape. this is the only pic i could find but we got two different packs of it. each pack comes with 3 different rolls:

if you go check out their blog http://hamblyscreenprints.typepad.com/ they do tons of cool stuff with this washi tape.

some paper:

some rub ons:

so there ya go. some new goodies to get your hands on. please come by the store soon to get lots of the new stuff.

hope your tuesday is blessed.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lookey Here!

Yes, yes, yes, it is here. Well, most of it. We now have 5 and Dime from October Afternoon. Here's what we got:


















scallop paper*


rub ons*

buttons (50 pack)*

we are still waiting on the chip n stick, miscellany packs, tin pins, and rubber charms for this collection. i called today and was told that they were on their way to us. will let you all know when those come in.

we have spots left to crop on Saturday night. it starts at 6 and ends when you can't go anymore. please call us (985-227-9970) or e-mail us (inspirescrapboutique@gmail.com) to sign up.

happy thursday.