Yes let’s all thank Pinterest it is Friday!
Now the first few days are over and done with at least we get a weekend before we get back into some kind of routine and … Dare I say it …. Normality! Ha ha! Me and normality do not mix so well so I doubt it! Anyways … On with the blog post!
I was thinking the other day … When I lost an hour of my life to perusing the wonder that is Pinterest…. How I rarely use the stuff I see on Pinterest once I’ve pinned it! I rarely copy what’s there or use it deliberately to create anything at all!
Now I am sure I am not the only one. I know I probably do things as a result of seeing pins … But it is more subconscious than through conscious choice to use Pinterest to inspire my creations. And I basically have over 5000 pins, most of which are craft based, being pretty much ignored, but added to, on an almost daily basis! So time for that to change!
No I am not setting up a new challenge … I have plenty of those keeping me going this year … But I am going to pledge to use Pinterest in a more productive way and see what happens! And the badge I am using is …
Well the first thing I need to do is sort out Pinterest! Before they handily updated it to tell you that you had already pinned something before you pressed Pin it I had managed to accrue a fair number of duplicates … Think the most I have found so far is six postings of the same idea! Doh! How of course I was meant to remember thousands of pins I’ll never know … So I first of all have to do some filing!
When I started on Pinterest I only had a few generic boards … Such as Christmas card ideas and craft ideas… So it was time to sort those out first into the stamp set specific folders, or into technique boards etc.
This was a truly fulfilling idea … And incredibly timeconsuming … and a real work in progress! But whilst I was doing this I had a look in the Scrapbook layouts folder and wondered what to do with all that inspiration. And I decided the best idea was use them as sketches first and maybe do some digi-scrapping. So I took three pages and made three digi pages using them as the starting point, and now it is time to share them with you as a Friday feast!
I used the easy to use CraftArtist Pro software and created the pages by looking at the original and then picking a digikit. I have so many digikits as I got so many when I first started using this software, it was good to look through them again, and start playing with them!
The inspiration for this came from this blog post which I pinned.
I then moved into this page …
The inspiration for this one came from this blog post.
Finally … This page was inspired by a pin that led to CreativeScrappers website although I couldn’t find the original post … But I did end up bookmarking the site as the inspiration on the page is brilliant!
So not bad for finally remembering to use Pinterest rather than just pinning nonstop!!! I wonder what will happen next time I decide to do something with the fun that is Pinterest!