Saturday, August 11, 2012

Gathering up the inspiration...and the ketchup!

I peruse the internet...a lot.  I enjoy many sites and blogs and file away lots of scrappy ideas for future layouts...sometimes on pinterest, sometimes bookmarked on my computer and sometimes just in my head.  Today's layout, "Please Pass the Ketchup!" was inspired from a few different places.

1.  The inspiration kit.  When I saw the splash of ketchup on the page with the food paper piecings, it reminded me of these photos and experience we had at Disney World.

2.  The October Afternoon blog.  I recently saw this tutorial highlighting these simple arrows.  These prominent symbols would definitively indicate the star of the layout...the ketchup.

3.  My scrap buddy, Pam (aka Whimsical Nature) as seen here.

Three times a arrows and ketchup it is!

It always amazes me how some willy-nilly stitching and paint splatters add so much interest.

If you've ever been to the Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, you'll understand the joke here.  The good thing is my family does really LOVE ketchup!

Be sure to keep your eyes open to all the ketchup (oops!) I mean inspiration around you!


  1. sooo cool. you really rocked those arrows. you went the fussy route and not the lazy route like i did and the effort shows. but totally worth it. love the layout with the mixed alphas. and such a funny photo. well done and thanks for the mention ;), buddy!

  2. This is so FUN & graphic - I loved those arrows/chevrons of Pam's, too. Easy peasy with a square punch! Love how you acknowledged that the inspiration comes from such a variety of sources.

    1. And I didn't even use the square punch...just winged it with one and then used to to cut the others.

  3. How cute is that page - love it all - and I will be trying those triangles.

  4. That is so funny! I loove the stitching through the arrows!

  5. LOVE this layout! The whimsy-ness of it fits perfectly with the pictures!

  6. Love the arrows! Love your stitching and the splashes.

  7. Soooo funny i actually went to the Whispering Canyon Cafe a few weeks ago. And One time we got 10 bottles of Ketchup!!!

  8. I can't believe I've hardly dropped by this month - I obviously need to make more time available (ha! don't know where from!) to come and say hello! love how all the different bits of inspiration are found right here but on a page that is so you! love it. super strong colour scheme. I don't seem to have any time at all for blog reading right now :-(