From Post #1
Your Smash book looks fabulous!
From Post #2
I can't imagine how much time I would spend if I spent time looking at Pinterest, too many cool things! I already spend a lot of time looking at galleries and blogs which is mostly where I get my inspiration!
I noticed a lot of you mentioned you were scared of Pinterest because it might eat up even more time. Here's the good part. Yes, you can find a million and one great ideas on Pinterest that others have pinned but you can pin your own ideas. I can't tell you how many times I visit someone's blog and get excited over a really cool card, layout or project.
I have their blog in my reader so of course I'll remember to come back later and try my own version of their project right? Wrong. By the time I get around to it, I'm searching 6 months of blog entries to find the original post. I could print it out but I hate wasting the ink sometimes.
Pinterest allows me to 'pin' the original post on that blog to one of my boards. So next Christmas when I'm looking for the recipe I saw last year, I can hit up my food board and find it. The link takes me back to the original blog post. Its a time saver actually. So while I run through my list of updated blogs each morning I pin as I go.
So for anyone that gets their ideas from blogs and doesn't want to give Pinterest a try, take a second look. I didn't want another site either but this one helps me organize the ideas. I'm actually doing more crafting because of Pinterest. I planned an entire baby shower with ideas from Pinterest. My next big project is the Second Annual Halloween party this October. Those Halloween lines are shipping soon and I can't want to get my hands on them to start making things for the party.
Also, I'll be following those of you who left your Pinterest name in the comments. I love new ideas!