Friday, June 15, 2012

Inspiration Elevator Challenge #2

Welcome to our second Inspiration Elevator challenge. You may recall from last month`s challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was 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. This month`s challenge was issued by the very talented Laura Whitaker. Here`s a sampling of what Laura asked us to do:

``For my challenge I wanted to get back to the root of scrapbooking a little bit, back to the preserving of memories; to encourage you to look at your photos a little more closely.  We all have cute photos of the sweet-faced children and beautiful family members, in our lives, that we can scrapbook.  But I want to challenge you to choose a photo that tells a story or evokes an emotion, something a little different than our children playing or family members posing.   We all have heard that a picture speaks a thousand words. Chose a photo that was taken from behind the subject, preferably one in which you cannot see their face.  Maybe you have chosen not to scrap a particular photo in past because you couldn’t see the subject’s face very well, this is the perfect time to use that photo. Then the story will be the focus and not the face.   Then tell the story that goes with the photo via your journaling.  This way when our families look back at this page years from now, they will truly be reminded of the moment.``

What an incredible challenge!

Looking through my photos, I came across a photo  my dear husband had taken from behind me and the curtain that stood in front of my abdomen. It is from my C-section when Austin was born. I realized I never scrapped this "special" photo because it wasn't the best quality and this was the perfect time to scrap it!



Looking back now I can still feel the fear from that day... Was my precious son going to be okay? or were we going to facing our greatest challenge yet?
I am so thankful the Lord gave us his greatest gift ever! After a few weeks in the neo-natal center our precious baby boy was allowed to go home and to this day is healthy and very active!


My fellow group of artists have been working all month to create gorgeous and inspiring designs. Here`s the list of my IE friends and I hope you`ll pop by and see what they have created and perhaps take a moment to say a word or two.


16 comments :

  1. It's really a cool photo - it gives the view from your vantage point, and your husband's, and when you can't see a lot, it adds to the uncertainty you would have been feeling.
    Your design is lovely and I adore that free flow of twine!
    - Ann
    www.lovestnpaper.com

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  2. Great use of a less than perfect photo, capturing an important moment!! Love the paper choice and splatters!

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  3. Oh Lisa! What a perfect photo to scrapbook! Your story behind it is so heartfelt and how wonderful to have preserved this moment in time! I love the papers you chose and all the little details you added!
    Joanne xo

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  4. I adore the photo too. Your paint splatter are a fav too. Great colour palette and that banner work. Thank for being with us Lisa!

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  5. The photo is amazing, what a wonderful shot. Love the colors and depth!

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  6. ohhhh I LOVE that photo Lisa and how special!!!! did u know I had a csection with my austin too??? love the colors, the twine, the splatter!! everything!! wonderful page

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  7. OMG Lisa.. that is an amazing story and fabulous page with fun splatter, great colouring and the accents are great.. TFS

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  8. So very sp0ecial Lisa, love that whole creation, you did an amazing job!

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  9. Lisa, super great work. The photo and the page have such special meaning.

    You won my prize from the blog hop for Berry71Blue....jennifer Snyder ( Scrap Escape). please contact me and your prize will be sent.

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  10. such a lovely way to count your blessings Lisa! your layout is so pretty, love the paint, the banners and the twine!

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  11. What a fantastic layout! Love the sweet design and pretty papers.

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  12. What a wonderful photo for this challenge, Lisa! Gorgeous layout with some beautiful colors!

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  13. I am so moved by your photo!!! I love that you chose to scrap about this and get some journaling out!!! Beautiful page Lisa!!!

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  14. What a terrific photo to document. Love how you placed your twine and banners along with the perfect color scheme!

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