31 Days #29: When Does Inspiration Become Copying?

by Lain Ehmann on July 29, 2012

As you know, I’m a big believer in scraplifting. But sometimes there’s a fine line between scraplifting and copying, which brings us to today’s question:

When does inspiration become copying?

Watch today’s video, then tell me what you think: Where is the line between finding inspiration and imitating someone else?

Links and resources (some may be affiliate links):

Define Your Style from A to Z (a great self-paced class to determine YOUR scrapbooking style!)

Very cool book by Austin Kleon called “Steal Like an Artist” (less than $8.50 on Amazon)

simple scrapbooking layouts

P.S. My ankle is fine. Haha!

  • Sheri

    Love this series! I have a question kind of linked. I have seen people use the word CASE when talking about this sort of thing and have know idea what it stands for. Help expand my vocabulary please!

  • Luniegirls

    I am a big “scraplifter” and use it as an inspirtation and then tweak it to my style, which is a simple style.  Seeing other layouts helps me get started since I not very creative in designing the page. 

  • Knitter Pam

    Great video, great information! You’ve answered such a wide variety of questions this month! I often scraplift, or even copy exactly cards off of Pinterest (using whatever stamps I have on hand, so maybe it’s not “exactly” a copy). These are for my private use, so I haven’t worried too much about it. But if I were to submit one or sell it locally, I would want to make mine a bit different, for sure. 

  • Knitter Pam

    Sheri, CASE to me has always Copy And Steal Exactly. It’s a joke and a bit of flattery – if you tell someone you are CASEing them, you mean that you love their work so much you totally want to copy every bit of it. :)

  • http://amandas-scrapbook-pages.blogspot.co.uk/ Amanda

    I understood CASE to stand for Copy And Share with Everyone

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