Friday, June 15, 2012

Best Things in Life



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.``


For my layout, I used my Echo Park Note to Self along with a couple of journaling cards from the Monsieur collection by Pretty Little Studio.  This photo is a bit out of focus but I love how it tells the story.  Jason and my dad get along so well and even before we were dating, my dad had met Jason once and later on, he told me he liked 'that goofball, what is his name?'.  We started going out shortly after and my dad and Jason have gotten along really well ever since - camping, fishing and hanging out buddies.  I love it.


I used this sketch from Studio Calico:


What an incredible challenge! 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.





Also you don't want to miss the fabulous sale going on at StopAndScrap, lots of deals on clearance items and some great prices on new stuff!!!

25 comments:

~amy~ said...

What an awesome layout and challenge...it's fabulous that your hubby and Dad are buddies:)

dstandard said...

Awesome photo and page!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AMAZING!! I loveeeeeeee that photo and your totally rocked the EP line!!!!!

Ann said...

Great layering of papers here and I love that you took this photo and this opportunity to tell the story about this fabulous relationship!
- Ann Jobes
www.lovestnpaper.com

Annette said...

wow great page...what a sweet moment to capture...

Angi said...

What a fabulous page!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! Really fabulous layout, Laurel! You so rock the patterned paper, my friend!

Sue Sykes said...

Great work with the challenge and sketch! Love the little touches on your layout...

Joanne said...

I love your page Laurel! The photo is perfect and you used one of my favorite paper lines!
Joanne xo

Christa said...

Beautiful work Laurel. You really did a great job with this sketch and used a great photo with a great story. Your layer are great.

Brenda said...

Beautiful - this is really a touching layout!

Cathy said...

wonderful layout..perfect photo and journaling, love it!

Tonya said...

Your page turned out so great. What a FUN challenge. I love it!

Carolyn King said...

I love your beautiful page Laurel!

~jan said...

What a wonderful challenge! Love the photo of the men in your life! How great that they get on so well!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh I LOVE that Studio Calico sketch and your page! Love the background paper and that View Finder disc. :)

Laura said...

Fabulous layout Laurel. it is so amazing that even a less than perfect photo can tell such a wonderful story. What a wonderful relationship your husd and father have, how lucky you all are.

Karen Pedersen said...

What a special layout!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous layout & great challenge Laurel :)

Dora said...

Amazing lo, and love the picture!

Audrey Yeager said...

Laurel I love how you used the strip paper for your background!! And what a cute story for your photo!

Lisa Spiegel said...

What a great story and page...love all your layering, too!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Gorgeous page, that pic is perfect and works so well with the papers!

bonnie said...

Aww super cute layout of you dad and hubs lovely little story! Hugs x

Scarlett said...

Love the story you've told with this page and picture! The mix of colors and patterns you used are a great compliment!

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