Friday, July 29, 2011

Follow up on Pinterest and some winners

I promised the 2 winners today.

From Post #1

Jenny said...

Your Smash book looks fabulous!

From Post #2

KellyG said...

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!


  1. Yeah - that's me :) I emailed you my info! Thanks so much!

  2. Excited I won! Thanks for the info on Pinterest, I will have to try it. I like the idea of being more organized and I have had to search for things and waste time like you indicated!