Monday, April 30, 2012

I think many of us have discovered Pinterest by now. I think it is a great place to find and organize inspiration!

At this time I have 45 boards and 566 pins, but I really do not spend large amounts of time on there.
I might check in once a day to see what my friends have pinned, but that takes about five minutes.
So for me, I try to limit the amount of time I spend there, and I rarely do searches to look for items so I don't get sucked in that way either.

I have pinned ideas on what to wear, recipes, house decorating tips, ideas for future classrooms, things I think my kids will enjoy, photography, music and even a board on Lego love.
But my top two boards that have the most pins (with over 100 each) are Scrapbook Inspiration and Words of Wisdom.

So today, I thought I would share a few layouts by fellow scrapbookers that I have pinned which deal with family and parenting!

You never know. You just might see something that will inspire you! :)

Look at this amazing layout by Briana Johnson! First I love that she used an enlarged, fun family portrait across the bottom of her page. But then those tags at the top! I have those tags, and know exactly how I am going to use a few of them now :) Such great tag inspiration.

And this beautiful layout by Patricia Roebuck! Such a sweet photo and heartfelt journaling to go with it. In fact, I noticed I had quite a few "mommy wisdom" layouts pinned.
Like this one from my friend Marie Taylor...
Look at those gorgeous photos of her kids! But what caught me most about this layout was her journaling. So nice to know as a mom myself that I am not the only one who feels that way. And has learned that despite all the hardships of parenting, above all else I am grateful!!
This layout by Kelly Noel, struck a chord with me because of her title. And she references it to parenting, which isn't how I thought of it at first. But her journaling really tells the story. On top of that, such a great design!
And lastly, this one by Amy Soto. So much about this one I love. That sweet photo that makes me sigh. The great song she used for her title. And such an amazing design. This just isn't something I could recreate because to me it is perfect just like this. But it still inspires me in so many ways!

If you would like to see more from my Scrapbook Inspiration board, you can find it here.

Are you a pinner? Would love to know about some of your favorite scrapbook pins :)


  1. what wonderful inspiration!

    i have to say i am not into pinterest- i have signed up and i have a couple of boards- mostly recipes. the recipes that i have tried are awesome!!

  2. LOVE this post! Since I am a number cruncher by trade, I really NEED inspiration and to SEE what others do. I don't have an innate artistic ability but I do have a gift for being able to see something and do it myself. So Pinterest has been a godsend for me! I don't spend a whole lot of time there. I check in a couple times a week and I will search for something occasionally. At this point, I'd hate to ever do without it! :)

  3. You found some fabulous inspiration!

  4. These are great! I need to use Pinterest...I signed up but never used it! LOL! It's always about the time but sounds like you have a great plan! TFS :)

  5. Love this post!! Great choices for inspiration!

  6. what wonderful LOs! thanks for sharing them!

  7. Haha, I have 700 pins just in my main scrapbook board alone. I don't spend that much time on pinterest either. I just browse a lot of blogs and pin a lot.

    I have a scrapbook-related board that's a little different. They're not layouts, but inspirations, like beautiful packaging, ads, artwork, anything that has great color combos or interesting shapes. I browse that board more than the layout board to draw ideas.

  8. You just reminded me that I haven't been on Pinterest in several weeks! Ha! Such great inspiration here :) I don't have a board for scrapbooking, but I do have one for cards.

  9. I don't pin, but I love seeing the inspiration you have here! Awesome!

  10. I am crazy about Pinterest!! I do pin a lot because there is so much eye candy to see there! I don't do a lot of searching because I realized how much of a time drain it is though...I have the most pins on my card creations/sketches board. Thanks for sharing these cool LOs!

  11. All great pics MJ! I stalk Pinterest but havent taken the time to pin or upload anything yet! LOL!

  12. I love Pinterest! I can really get sucked in there. LOL Thanks for stopping by my blog - I always enjoy it when you do!

  13. I use Pinterest like you do. I check it out once or twice a day. I don't do searches either.
    I can see how we could get caught on there all day though.
    I did do a bit of organizing on my boards. And learned how to move pins to other boards, I was so proud of myself, lol.
    I am now following you ;)

  14. I don't really "get" pinterest. But it took me a while to get Facebook. I guess I'm just behind everyone else. LOL. The layouts you posted are great, though.

  15. I am a wee bit embarassed to say that I have around 2600 plus pins and lots of boards!
    I haven't been pinning lately...too busy with my husbands health issues....
    Here are a couple of links to some of my scrapbook boards.
    Thanks for your kind comments on my recent post. Seems hard to believe that it has been over a month since I last had time to post.
    I was just too afraid to leave him alone while I went downstairs to my scraproom and computer.

  16. WOW! Those Lo's are all amazing!!
    Really love all the fun journaling and title!
    I have not been on there yet because I know I would probably spend to much time so for now Im staying away! LOL!