Sunday Bloggers #11

Stumbled a new thread on UKS called Sunday Bloggers, which led me to Scrappyfairy's blog, which kept me entertained for quite awhile, although all the cool bits on her blog clogged up my poor old laptop for  awhile! Then that led me to the Scrapitude board which led to... me not getting any school reports written!

Somewhere in all that I found out about Quickutz new machine Revolution which uses your old dies and allows you to cut bigger letters too. Woot!

So back to the Sunday Bloggers, Scrappy Fairy asks:
Where do you find your inspiration? Especially when going through a dry spell?
If I am inspired by a subject, I am never short of ideas, but sometimes it takes awhile to figure out what I want to scrap. The whole reason I got into scrapbooking was that I am a terrible hoarder and a sentamentalist to boot (I bet none of you have your first packet of The Pill saved in a memory box :D)! So for me, the whole purpose of scrapbooking is to reduce that stack of mementos and use them to let the photos tell their own story. No more "So this is Brian and Daphne by the waterfall. And here they are in front of the restaurant. That was the best restaurant... Teddy and June's wasn't it? No Tommy and Jane's... hold on." Actually it doesn't seem to be working out that way, I have more than ever, I suspect.

Do you remember a specific moment when a light bulb went on "click" and you knew you had to get home to scrap!!
Our entire trip on the cross-Canada train and during our stay in Vancouver! But have I finished scrapping it? Em, no.

What common day objects do you now view with a scrappers eye?
Art-journalling has had more of an effect on my magpie-packrat tendencies than scrapbooking. To answer the question directly though... coasters and bottle caps. I'm a menace in pubs. Actually I did get barred in a pub once in Dublin for tearing up beer mats. Not many, just two!