Saturday, June 15, 2013

Inspiration Elevator | Challenge 14

Welcome to another month of Inspiration Elevator!

You may recall that the purpose of this challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow.  You can view all of the challenges on my blog by clicking here, or check out our new Inspiration Elevator blog.

This month's challenge is issued by me! Here's the challenge that I gave to the girls:

"I have all of my parents' photos stored at my place.  Shortly after I began scrapbooking,  my mom and I spent hours removing her photos from those dreadful magnetic albums and documenting dates on the back of them all.  So I will often sift through them and marvel at how much things change - and yet, they also seem to stay the same.

This month, I'd like to challenge you all to create a comparison layout or project - THEN and NOW.  It can be any topic; just document the parallels and differences between an event/person/place from the past and a modern likeness.  REMEMBER TO JOURNAL!! :)

Can't wait to see what you all create!"

Here's my layout:

Supplies:  Bazzill cardstock; KaiserCraft patterned paper; Silhouette Cameo, Arial font, Ampersand, &, and collection by Kolette Hall Studio; Stampin' Up! and miscellaneous buttons; unknown chipboard hearts; Stampin' Up!, American Crafts and Bazzill brads; Karen Foster twine; KI Memories icicle tag; Recollections washi tape.

Sifting through older photos, I came across this photo of Connor, taken when he was about seven months old.  I was struck by the uncanny resemblance to one of Gary's baby photos!  I had always maintained that Connor was "all Puglia", meaning that he looked like my side of the family - full lips, dark brown eyes, olive complexion.  However, these photos prove that there is a little bit of Dad in him too!  The journaling, yet uncomplete, will go on the little washi-taped tags that I made, under the photos, and talk about how they are similar in so many ways, not just physically.

I have noticed a trend in what I like to call "sprinkles" on layouts nowadays and have never tried it - so I dug through my dusty collection of brads and just randomly poked holes in my layout wherever the mood struck!  Eek - nerve wracking!  Not sure if I pulled it off, but I will definitely keep trying this look, as I love the random sprinkles! :)

Please stop by and see what our other designers on this adventure have created:


P/S:  Don't forget about the other challenges on my blog for a chance to win:
Sketchy Challenge:  June 2013 (deadline June 30/13)
Leave Your Legacy:  Pet Peeves (deadline Aug 31/13)


  1. Wow, look at that resemblance! Great layout, love the sprinkles!

  2. oh my gosh this is darling!

  3. I really like the sprinkles, hadn't put a name to that yet but I had noticed it as a trend. Can't wait to try it myself. And they really DO look alike! Wow.

  4. Very Cute!!!!! LOVE the resemblance too!

  5. Such a cute layout, and love that you tried a new (to you) totally pulled it off!!

  6. amazing resemblance! Love the colors and I adore the sprinkles!

  7. i love that both babes have the same expression, definitely more than a little resemblance there! i also love your sprinkles, they are just perfect!

  8. LOVE how you incorporated the brads! GREAT Layout!

  9. I love doing a confetti spray of brads and what not - yours is great! What adorable photos. Thanks for this month's challenge!

  10. Love your layout Sue! It is uncanny how similar the photos are! I adore the sprinkles you added (I had fun with that concept this month also!).
    Joanne xo

  11. Sue! GAry and Connor are so amazingly similar! I love your title. The yellow is so subtle but really makes it pop! And the brads, they act as paint would and really add movement to your page. Love this.


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