Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Inspiration Elevator October

Our main purpose here at IE is to challenge ourselves, each other and YOU to take the creative process to the next level;  to inspire growth and change in our scrapbooking beyond the mundane.
You can catch us on Facebook  and share your creations there; we'd love to see how we have inspired you!

This month we are thrilled to welcome back as a guest designer with our team, the artistic and genteel, Scarlett Salomone. Her creative works are as lovely as she is!

This month's challenge is issued by the talented Wendi Robinson. Her first time to issue a challenge for IE and it's a great one! Here is her challenge in her own words:

LOSS... One thing we as scrapbookers do is post about lots of happy things, wonderful moments, things that make us smile, and things we want to remember. Too many times we avoid scrapping the not so memorable, or sad times. Most of us have experienced a loss of some kind, whether is be a loved one- sometimes it's expected, sometimes the loss comes too soon and unexpected. Other times we lose a pet, a job, feel like we've failed at a situation, or loss of a friendship. This time, let's scrap those harder moments that come into our lives. Scrap about a LOSS of some kind.

I knew right away what or should I say who my subject was going to be- our very good friend, Ron, who died from pancreatic cancer a year ago last month. I have lost other loved ones, but this loss has been the hardest for me. I bawled as I created this page and am bawling now typing up this post.  Ron was too young and always lived life to the fullest!
Last month Greg and I were visiting my sister and BIL on a weekend and decided to go visit Ron's grave. It just so happened it was one year ago that day that he passed away. This was the first time we seen his head stone and of coarse, I had to take pics. This photo was perfect for this challenge.
In honor of Ron, who we all miss dearly, here is the page I created:

 
I used Glitz Finnley collection along with a Studio Calico wood veneer word, some Little Yellow Bicycle stickers and a few different alphas. I also added some Concrete Shimmerz Mist and Fancy Pants Sequins.
Here are a few close ups:



 
I used this fun sketch at LGS:
 
 


                                                                     Wendi Robinson
Lisa Moen (I'm so glad you are here!)
Guest Designer: Scarlett Salamone

I would love to see what you do with this challenge! Just leave me a link and I will be sure to visit and leave a comment.  Now off you go to the lovely Ann Jobes Blog to see her beautiful work!

18 comments :

  1. what a fabulous memory page.. hopefully your remember all those wonderful times with Ron every time you view this page. hugs to you all

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  2. gorgeous page Lisa and such a great tribute!!!! amazing work... and I know he has a special place in your heart forever!!! {{HUGS}}

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  3. Your page is a wonderful tribute to your friend! I love the earthy feel with the burlap and tree, and there is a peacefulness about this page. I hope your memories will comfort you. Hugs!

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  4. I love all the little details on your page - the sequins and trees....it's a beautiful page - and it is so hard to scrap some of those painful memories.

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  5. Stephanie B's Creative Designs here. Just stopping by to leave a little BLOGGIE LOVE!! Hope your week is going GREAT!! BL

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  6. great inspiration.. thanks for playing at BL

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  7. Oh my dear friend, I know how hard this was for you going through it and I know how hard this had to have been scrapping. This is an absolutely beautiful, uplifting tribute page to Ron. It's a sweet way to help you remember all the joyous times you all had together and to know he is in a better place now. I pray you take comfort in that. Big hugs to you!

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  8. Beautiful tribute Lisa. Love all the small details and colors.

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  9. Great page. Sorry for your loss.

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  10. Wow Lisa. This is so powerful.

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  11. Lisa, what lovely page. A sweet memory, I too teared reading this {{hugs}}

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  12. Wonderful page and tribute Lisa! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

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  13. EEEKKk! Love that canvas acorn!!!! SOOOO awesome!

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  14. Awesome page! Love the sequins...and that bird is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

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