Tuesday, October 15, 2013

An old book, some good memories



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.

We are also pleased to welcome Denise Morrison and her stunning artistic style back to Inspiration Elevator. Our challenge this month comes from the very talented Lisa Spiegel . Here's what she had to say in her very own words: "October is my favorite month of the year. Hands down. The temperatures here in Southern California finally start to drop, we wear a light sweater, maybe even a little boot. We pull out the scarves and the jeggings and put away the capris and tank tops. Leaves begin to change and we prepare for Halloween! My whole house is decorated, from top to bottom, and it is no small feat. I even swap out my dishes and serving ware in preparation for Fall and Halloween and I love to just keep the festivities going all the way through the Thanksgiving and then holiday season. My house will not return to "normal" until January. So, Lisa, tell us, how does this relate to a scrapbooking challenge? Well, what I've found over the years is my
scrapping even changes over the holidays. I layer more. Reach for the bling and really dig deep to embellish with meaningful objects. Journal my thoughts and stories and feelings. Fall just make me nostalgic. So
here is the challenge. Create a layout that is nostalgic...the feeling should be evident from the title, the visible journaling and the embellishments you choose. Choose deliberately and with purpose to tell your nostalgic story. I can't wait to see how you interpret this challenge!"

When I saw this old book in a Thrift Shop I had to have it.  It was one of my favorite books when I was a kid and I read it over and over.  Seeing the book brought up a bunch of memories and feelings of that time in my life and that is what I wrote about in my journaling.  It is amazing to me how an item, song, smell... can evoke such vivid memories and make it seem like it was just yesterday.  I used my Reflections Fall collection by Echo Park along with some Unity stamps and May Arts Twine.





I hope you will stop by and see what the rest of the incredible Inspiration Elevator designers have created:

                           Laurel Seabrook <----you are here

Guest Designer Denise Morrison

If you feel inspired to play along with my challenge this month, please share it using the linky tool on our Inspiration Elevator blog and/or our Inspiration Elevator Facebook page. We'd LOVE to see what you made!

13 comments:

Michelle Hernandez said...

Love the layering on this Laurel- the dark blue really works well with the rest of the colors and all the textures and the border distressing are fantastic. Love the topic you chose for this as well and that it's almost Project Life looking with the boxes across the page.

Karen Pedersen said...

What a priceless treasure...the book, the layout and the journaling! This is what scrapbooking is all about.

Lisa Spiegel said...

Oh I love that you found this book and it took you back and you took the time to create this page for it...these kinds of memories are priceless!! xoxo And the layout? AMaze-balls..love the vintagy feel!

Jodi said...

I love the rustic feel of you layout! I can't believe you found that old book in a thriftshop! Awesome job!

Ann said...

I like the way you photographed the book - it pops off the page, almost. And as Michelle mentioned, I like the horizontal alignment of the 2 blocks and your book - such great balance.

Laura said...

Beautiful page, and such a great story. I have a few books I am nostalgic about so I know exactly what you mean, they can totally take you back to a specific time and place!

Annette Allen said...

love this layout Laurel..

Bananastamper said...

Such a fun and nostalgic layout! Love the distressing and all the fun details.

Joanne said...

Laurel, your page is a delight! I love the flow of your layout and this paper line works perfectly with your photo and journaling!
Joanne xo

Denise said...

What a wonderful layout and so perfect for this challenge. I really like the distressing and so fun that you were able to find the book.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! I love love love love the colors and the distressing!!!

Ashley Horton said...

Great page, Laurel! The EP looks awesome!!

LisaM said...

How awesome that you found this book and created a scrappy page because of it!