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 on our our new Inspiration Elevator Blog, here.
This month, our challenge comes from the talented Laura Whitaker. Laura's challenge, in her own words, is as follows:
"As we welcome spring, scrap something to do with a new beginning, it could be an opportunity, a relationship, or even the world's reawakening after it's long winter's nap. Don't forget to journal and describe why you have chosen your topic."
We would also like to welcome our May Guest Designer, Denise Morrison. Her arsty, eclectic style inspires her followers to see how "Life is Yummy" at her blog!
As for me, the first thing that came to mind when I read the challenge was "where are my reading glasses" as I was reading it on my iPhone. LOL This is a VERY new phenomenon for me...needing reading glasses, and it's sort of frustrating because I hadn't really embraced or accepted this fact. Somehow, when considering this challenge, it all came to me that THIS is my new beginning...the start of a new era of reading glasses. I think one of the reasons I hadn't embraced this new stage was because the Target Dollar Bin, drug store find reading glasses weren't cutting it. They weren't cute, they weren't good quality and not that helpful. Enter a trip to the mall where I found this cute pair on sale at Anthropologie and suddenly I thought, it's not so bad!! So, this is the page I made to herald this new beginning for me...the title says it all..."oh hello there"!
and a little close up of all the layers:
So there you have it!
I hope you will stop by and see what our designers on this adventure have created:
Love this!! This topic pairs perfectly with this paper line - those vintage glasses are rockin'!
Posted by: Sue Sykes | May 15, 2013 at 09:10 AM
this is GORGEOUS!!
Posted by: Diana Waite | May 15, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Great diecuts - those glasses are perfect for this page topic. You look great in those glasses, too! I like your layers, especially the doubled up photo.
Posted by: Ann Jobes | May 15, 2013 at 10:42 AM
great layout, love all the bits and bobs and that photo of you is terrific. and you reminded me of something else i can scrap one day!
Posted by: Laura Whitaker | May 15, 2013 at 05:52 PM
oh my gosh this is stunning!
and you look great with your new glasses.
Posted by: Denise Morrison | May 15, 2013 at 05:53 PM
oh my! this is awesome! you blew me away with this! I adore this!
Posted by: Cathy | May 15, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Lisa, this is outstanding! And I love your picture; the glasses look great. I love the way you layered the photos. And all the texture is awesome!
Posted by: Jeanne klohr | May 15, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Love the glasses Lisa! And your page ROCKS!
Posted by: Lisa M. | May 15, 2013 at 07:19 PM
Love the paper! Gorgeous layout and love your photo!
Posted by: Laurel S | May 15, 2013 at 09:33 PM
LOVE!!! Wonderful!! This page is FANTASTIC! The floral clusters- the wisp of thread here and there- really fantastic work! I love the subject you covered- the glasses look amazing!
Posted by: Michelle | May 19, 2013 at 07:41 PM
Stunning! I adore the contrast on your photo and the layering of TWO of the same photo of depth. The little bits you added sure are amazing too. (Have I mentioned i love the look of the blog these days too!?)
Posted by: Christa | May 29, 2013 at 10:02 AM
Oh my gosh - this layout is the best! I adore the photo and all your supporting elements are amazing - especially the die-cut glasses!
Posted by: Joanne xo | June 06, 2013 at 02:48 PM