Monday, July 15, 2013

Inspiration Elevator July Challenge

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 our new Inspiration Elevator Blog, here.

This month at Inspiration Elevator, it was my turn to come up with a challenge. I thought long and hard on this. I haven't scrapped many layouts about me, much less my childhood, so I decided this would be a great challenge for everyone:

"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 choose to do a layout about farm life. I grew up on a dairy farm and we milked 40 some cows. I swore when I grew up, I would never marry a farmer- it's way too much work!
Here is my layout:

I used an older October Afternoon line, Sasparilla for my layout. I added some paint and stitching.
Here is a close up:

My journaling reads:
Growing up on a farm was hard work. Getting up at 5:00 a.m. every morning to milk was so hard as a kid. Farm life taught me so much, especially that hard work really pays off!
I can remember being about 7 or 8 years old and we loved playing hide and seek. One day Laurie, Mark and I decided to play hide and seek in the oats field. Well we found out later that day, that the oats field was not a great place to play hide and seek according to my Dad. We knocked down a heck of a lot of oats and my Dad was not a happy camper! Needless to say, we never played in the oats field again.

I would love to see what you do with this challenge, just leave a link to your layout here or on the Inspiration Elevator Blog.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will stop by and see what the other Inspiration                 Elevator designers have created:


  1. Well now I have the Green Acres song going through my head. ;-)
    What a great shot of the farm, and love the paint on this!
    You gave us a great, but tough, challenge this month! Thanks!
    - Ann Jobes

  2. Ha! I have the green acres song in my head, too! Love this line of paper and embellishments for this's just perfect!! Thanks for a great challenge!

  3. Lisa, this is awesome! It's like chocolate milk dripping down.What a great piece of journalling and a great photo of that time in your life. It's amazing how those things really shape us.

  4. I should add: Thanks for a great challenging challenge this month. Whew! It was awesome.

  5. It was a great challenge this month... I too also LOVE the chocolate milk dripping down! Awesome job!

  6. LOVE LOVE your page and the paint!!!! super cool and great photo!!!

  7. What an awesome idea, Lisa!! LOVE your layout and how you used this paper line!

  8. wow Lisa, i love how you blended in a mixed media look with your layout, and great farm accents!

  9. Love this, so fun, one of my favorite lines of paper ever!

  10. This is gorgeous, Lisa! I love the touches of paint and that paper line is great!

  11. What a fun and fabulous layout, Lisa! You totally captured a farm feel with your design and all the little details! Thanks for such an awesome challenge this month :)
    Joanne xo

  12. This is just fabulous Lisa!! The paint is a great touch!


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