Sunday, January 31, 2010

book challenge

If you know me by now, or if you have been reading & listening for the past 60-ish posts, I LOVE PATTERN PAPER. And one of my favourite companies that supply the coolest & funkiest pp is American Crafts. Love everything that this company produces and I'm always on the look-out for some new & unique things from them. Someone recently asked me what my dream scrapbooking-related job would be. Top on my list? Designing pages for American Crafts...........definitely!!!

And did you know (fyi) that one of my mostest favouritest scrapbook designers, the one and only Lizzie Kartchner has a fabulous new line {just out!!!!} that she debuted at CHA just last week. It is going to be so necessary to get my hands on all these products and create, Create, CREATE!!!!! They are so cute & inspiring. Cannot wait.................!

So... I, of course, follow the Studio blog (almost everyday) and one of their last posts was a challenge:
Cool, eh?!? So... I started looking through both my photos and my kids' books to see what I wanted to be inspired by. This is what caught my eye:

Now, naturally the title of the book is the story of my life right now. I am knee-deep in children -- in school, out of school, at home, running to hockey, to dance, to basketball practices, to piano -- they rule my life right now. So, of course, I love them.... forever. But it was more than just the title that attracted me to the book. It was the colours used on the cover AND the mischievious look on that little boy's face that got me. I knew I had the perfect photo of Carter to complete this layout.
So, it is with inspiration from Robert Munsch & Sheila McGraw that I share with you...

... Love You Forever:

I love the shades of blues & greys with white that are used on the cover of the book and the hit of orange in the towels {always in love with a "splash" of any colour}. Totally attracted to the colours used here. So I scrounged around in my stash and came up with some great products from AC and other great names.

Supplies used: American Crafts (all pattern paper except background paper; pattern chipboard everyday; felt shapes everyday; black vinyl Thickers Vera), Cut Your Way (grey vinyl rub-ons), Recollections (felt trim gold), Making Memories (green trim), Kaiser Craft (rhinestones), Stampin' Up (Authentic stamp, date stamp, black ink, background dot stamp).

Here are some close-ups:
Inspiration can be found all around you; in the places you visit, the people you speak to, the things you see everyday, even the books you read. I challenge you to look into your everyday & start creating from what you see. You'll be surprised by just how inspired you are.
always lovin' a challenge {from the farm},

1 comment:

  1. LOVED this post. my favourite! the book is awesome the theme of your life is wonderful, the challenge is excellent. and yes you will love Lizzie's collection. I've played with it and it is so Jill.