Friday, February 15, 2013

Choose the right




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, our challenger was the super talented Lisa Spiegel. Lisa lives in California with her family and this month she asks us to think about our growth in 2013. This is what she wrote:

"Create a layout about your One Little Word. You know, the word that we scrappers choose in January upon which to reflect for the year. This word should have special meaning to
you and be selected for it's potential to help you reach and grow...the only hard part..you must use a photo of yourself and add journalling to the layout explaining the significance of the word..."


My word is Choices.   There are always so many choices to make (health, family, fitness, financial....) and I hope to really think about them and make good ones - the right ones.  I created my layout to reflect these choices by going along a 'path' or 'journey' and to always be aware of the direction I should go.

I used The Sweetest Thing papers and such by My Mind's Eye, along with some Silhouette cuts, Jillibean Kraft, a button from A Flair for Buttons and a couple of Unity Stamps.  I am also playing along with the Friends With Flair - haven't done that in awhile.  Finally, it is also for the My Mind's Eye Groundhog Day challenge - I went with shadows.  I am also entering this into the My Mind's Eye and Gossamer Blue Guest Designer challenge.



I hope you will join the rest of our Inspiration Elevator team to see what word best reflects their plans for change and growth in 2013.


32 comments:

Christa said...

What a great idea Laurel. This layout is stunning! I love the right hand column of little bits and your photos are a great representation of your word. I really wish you luck in the MME contest. Thanks so much for this fabulous design.

Audrey Pettit said...

Gorgeous page, and I love your topic! Those photos of your shadows work perfectly here! Love!

Angel said...

What a beautiful layout! Love every details on it!

Ruby said...

Beautiful layout Laurel.

Rose said...

this is loaded with goodness!! fab layout girl :)

Lisa Spiegel said...

GOrGeOus! I love the use of the shadows and arrows...WTG on entering the contest!

1CardCreator said...

Awesome layout, powerful words too! ~Diane

Jen said...

Awesome layout!

Laura said...

So pretty, I love the stacked embellies and stamps on the right, and your photos are just perfect for your word!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

great layout... I love all these papers & the embelishments with this stamp!

Tracy said...

Great layout and fab title..loving all the details you added!
Hugs
xoxo

Jennifer said...

Great layout!!! LOVE the colors and all the fun details!!! (=

Karen (karey2005) said...

Great LO! Love the colors!

Cathy said...

love the word..it is such an important one! gorgeous layout!

Julie Odil said...

I love the layout and the inspiration behind it. What a great idea to have a group to inspire you to grow as scrappers. I am so intrigued by that. Open to anyone? I'd love to be a part of something like that!

FeistyCrafter said...

Very cool page!! Great layout!!

Gaylynn said...

Very appropriate lo. Such creative artwork.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Wonderful layout! TFS!

LisaM said...

Wonderful layout! Love all the details and fun photo!

Joanne said...

Great layout Laurel! I love all the awesome details and embellies you added to your page! Such a great word also and so perfectly depicted on your page :)
Joanne xo

Juliana said...

Great take on the challenge! Love the design!!!

Karen Pedersen said...

LOVE it!

Sue Sykes said...

Great photos, Laurel, and the asymmetrical value of this layout is perfect for the topic of choice!

Ann said...

Great photos to communicate your theme, Laurel. I love how you work with embellishments - that portion of frame going off the edge of the page is my fave! And I admire how many birds you took care of with one stone, utilizing this layout for so many challenges.

Ann said...

Great photos to communicate your theme, Laurel. I love how you work with embellishments - that portion of frame going off the edge of the page is my fave! And I admire how many birds you took care of with one stone, utilizing this layout for so many challenges.

Ann said...

Great photos to communicate your theme, Laurel. I love how you work with embellishments - that portion of frame going off the edge of the page is my fave! And I admire how many birds you took care of with one stone, utilizing this layout for so many challenges.

Michelle said...

Great layout! Love the colors!

Scrapper Myra said...

So cool. :)

Meredith Adolf said...

Lovely layout and colors...great thoughts too!

Miwa said...

Beautiful layout! I love your style!

Miwa said...

Beautiful layout! I love your style!

Audrey Yeager said...

Laurel, this is such a great page! I LOVE the photo that you CHOSE to use! (great CHOICE!) I really like how your layout left some space at the top and left...very cool design!