Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Inspiration Elevator January

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.

Our challenge this month comes from the very talented Jodi Wilton . Here's what she had to say in her very own words: "My challenge for January. The New Year is always about bettering ourselves; looking into the future, and making goals (some attainable, some not so much). Scrapbooking is about recording the story and most of these stories are in the past, so we don't forget the memories we created. For this challenge I would like you to scrapbook yourself, your family, or a particular family member and where you (or them) would like to be in ten years time. The focus for this challenge is on the journaling. Your layout or art journal may be in the form of a letter to your future self. Your layout may or may not have any photo at all and be all about the journaling. Dip deep! Really think about what you can (or they can) accomplish! What are your dreams? What are your goals? Good luck ladies!"

I decided to write my teen age daughter, Sierra, a letter.  Last year was pretty rough on her and my DH and I, as parents.  So I wanted to keep the journaling private, but I will tell you that it has a lot of my feelings and my hopes and dreams for her in 10 years. The letter is almost 2 pages long. And yes, I did shed a few tears while writing it.

Here is my layout using American Crafts Cut & Paste along with the Heart Frame Set by Creative Embellishments and Scarlett's Friday Inspiration Challenge over at Turtle Soup:

I used a stencil to add light modeling paste. I then added Gelatos and mist:

I added some Cut & Paste chipboard and BoBunny alphas:

After it was dry, I put my letter in an envelope and taped it to the back of the layout:

Thanks Jodi for a fun challenge!
I hope you will hop on over to see with the rest of the girls did with this challenge:

                                                                 Jodi Wilton
                                                           Michelle Hernandez
                                                                Ann Jobes
                                                             Laura Whitaker
                                                         Lisa Moen (You are here)
                                                            Christa Uttley
                                                            Lisa Spiegel
                                                          Joanne Burton

                                                    Have a wonderful day!


  1. Awesome job on the challenge! I love how you used the triangles and stitched around them! beautiful Layout!

  2. You know I felt the same way about what I wrote! I just didn't want it to be public! Then my MIL grabbed the page when she saw me taking photos and read it- it was excruciating! But she hugged me in the end so that was awesome. :) Beautiful page- I hope the letter inspires joyful tears to the reader as well.

  3. what a cool page and such a great idea for the journaling!!!!! I'm sure she will treasure the letter!!!

  4. Such a pretty page, loving the on trend triangles. And such a fantastic way to handle your journaling, love that!

  5. Love your background!! Such a pretty page!!

  6. Lovely layout! I like your use of the paste and the gelatos and mist! Very pretty!
    Joanne xo

  7. Oh artsy! I understand about not wanting to share...dealing with our teens is very difficult isn't it?? :) great job on the page!!

  8. love everything about this..and I understand about sharing...but your idea of taping it to the back is brilliant!

  9. Boy am I a sucker for yellow...LOVE THIS!

  10. Wow! Amazing layout. Love the stencil and the gelatos.

  11. Stunning! I love the triangles creating the foal point and the lovely smiling photo. I love it!


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