Monday, July 15, 2013

Inspiration Elevator | Challenge 15

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 our new Inspiration Elevator Blog, here.  My individual challenges are found on my blog here.

This month's challenge is issued by the super talented, Lisa Moen. Here's what she had to say in her very own words:
"I have been thinking lately, that I have only done one layout of my childhood and realized that maybe some day, my kids or grandkids would enjoy looking at a few more pages and learning about my siblings, my parents and I. 
So my challenge for you this month is to create a page about a childhood memory of yours. It can be a good, a bad, a funny, a photoless or whatever you choose kind of layout.  Just remember to add journaling to tell the story behind your childhood memory.
Can't wait to see your projects!"
I had several photos to choose for this challenge but decided to choose a photo of me from my first day of pre-school.  I was only four years old so the memory has faded over the years, but one moment stands out in my mind because it was the moment I made my first friend - and we are still friends 42 years later!

Here's my layout:

Supplies used:  Bo Bunny and Bazzill card stock; Magenta and Glitz Designs patterned papers; Silhouette Cameo, Lori Whitlock cut file and Jamie Koay cut file; Martha Stewart Crafts, EK Success and Marvy Uchida punches; Creative Imaginations velvet trim; Fancy Pants alpha and word stickers; Scenic Route chipboard circle; Happy Tape and Recollections washi tape; My Mind's Eye bracket die cut; Making Memories, Stampin' Up! and American Crafts brads; Stampin' Up! and miscellaneous buttons; American Craft pen; unknown safety pin, rhinestone, twine, ric rac, paper bag and tag.

I started this layout, thinking that it would be a simple one with lots of white space and minimal embellishments.

As you can see from my supply list, I lost that battle with my creative self. :)

The photo mat was cut with my Cameo using Lori Whitlock's cut files.  I layered it with trim and washi tape.  The journaling is a simple card in a kraft bag that was covered in strips of washi tape and then trimmed to follow the tape's pattern.  Under this, I cut a small doily using a Jamie Koay cut file (so pretty!)

I then mimicked this in a smaller version in the top right corner and along the side.

I'm not sure I was as successful this time with my "sprinkles" but at least it's another layout done.

Journaling talks about how I met Catherine on the first day of Mrs. Tippett's preschool daycare.  She was crying and unconsolable.  My mom and I had arrived at the same time as she and her mom.  I remember grabbing her hand and leading her over to the toys to play.  We've been close friends ever since... despite the distance that separates us now.  She is living with Ireland and comes home every summer for 5 weeks and we try to see each other every year.

I hope you will stop by and see what the rest of the team has created:


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


  1. I hope your back is better. I look forward to seeing the rest of the page.

  2. Looking forward to the rest of the page and to hear that you are feeling better!

  3. Sorry about your back, hope you are feeling better soon! Looking forward to seeing your layout.

  4. Aw such a sweet pic, hope your back feels better soon... i love the little tease shot and look forward to seeing the whole thing soon!

  5. hope you feel better soon, yike! can't wait to see the rest and you were adorable! too cute!

  6. Feel better soon!!

    Loving your page! The colours are fantastic!!

  7. Sue! This is quite CAS for you! And I love it. I hope you back feels better and it would appear your mojo was not hurt in the accident..NOT ONE LITTLE BIT!!! I think the colour combo channels that time period perfectly ad your confetti of buttons adds flow. That is so hard to achieve so effortlessly!

  8. yup, just as I suspected it is fab! I love the pop of green and yellow!

  9. What a sweet photo and great page - you do CAS well! Love the echo of embellishments in the upper right.

  10. This was worth the wait, incredible! So sorry you aren't feeling well!


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