My mom always talks about how she wishes that Pinterest was around when she was my age. She would have loved to have had access to all of the projects, recipes, organization, etc. Pinterest is a great tool for developing creative juices. I am excited to tell you that there are many more sites like Pinterest that will spark new ideas and captivate your creative side. Let me tell you about a few sites that I have discovered recently.
1. The Gawker Sites
Beware. The gawker sites will become your new time sucking addiction. It is Pinterest, but more refined. Everything on the site has been approved by a committee before appearing on the site. Consequently, everything is well done and all of the photos lead to clear tutorials. The gawker sites are also pretty amazing because bloggers can apply to have their projects or spaces on the site to promote blog traffic. Checking these sites out is a must! - Craft Gawker, Dwelling Gawker (my favorite), Style Gawker, Wedding Gawker, and Food Gawker.
Recite This is a a phenomenal resource for those who love quotes and the ability to customize their own designs. You can enter in any quote and choose a background to make personalized artwork.
Whimsey box consists of a variety of crafty ideas and projects (like Pinterest) as well as access the corresponding supplies needed for every project. Basically, if you find a project you want to do, you can order all of the supplies from one place.
8Tracks in not necessarily a "crafty" website but it's a great site to use while you are crafting. It's similar to Pandora but instead of matching music to an existing artist or song, you enter a mood and the site shuffles music according to your mood. When I am trying to muster creativity, I enter "Creative" or "Create" into the search bar. Good music is one of the purest forms of art. It will not fail to bring out the "creative" person within you.
5. A Beautiful Mess
A Beautiful Mess is a blog. It is my favorite blog. They have a myriad of posts on crafts, home decor, and even blogging/business tips. They are so talented.
Do you know of any sites that I may be missing out on?