You can find inspiration for your scrapbook layouts just about anywhere. My favorite source of inspiration is mail order catalogs. Sometimes I'll see a color combination that strikes my eye, or a design pattern, or a neat concept that can otherwise be translated onto paper using scrapbooking products or embellishments. When I receive a new catalog, I peruse it looking for unique design elements, cut them out and put them in an idea binder. Then, when I'm stumped, I just open up my binder and have hundreds of fresh ideas at my fingertips!

Christine Brown