Sunday, August 28, 2011

My Inspiration

I am putting my Lasting Memories blog post up early as we are being hit by Hurricane Irene. I want to make sure it posts before we loose power. I hope everyone on the east coast is safe and dry.

I am very sad to be typing my last post as a design team member at Lasting Memories. This is the last challenge of my 2nd term and it's time to move on. Karen will be announcing the new team shortly and I cannot wait to participate in her wonderful challenges. She has been so great to work for and this was the most wonderful first experience being on a design team. Thanks so much Karen for giving me a chance. You are such a sweet and caring person.

Karen's challenge this week is to create a layout about what inspires you. Is it your parents, a song, a quote? She also included a sketch that you can follow if you choose. It's a very versatile sketch, and of course I chose to use it. Here's the sketch....

Such a wonderful sketch to go along with the challenge. Lots of space for journaling about your inspiration.

So my inspiration really has always been my children. As my journaling explains, it was just my boys and me for about 6 years. This was when they were small, and I had to work a lot. I always felt bad that they had to be in daycare, but they have told me that they think I did well, and they enjoyed their childhood.

I hand wrote the journaling on a piece of notebook paper that I inked to make it match the paper better. I am going to also enter this page into this week's challenge at Frosted Design, which is to use notebook paper, book pages or ledger paper on your project.

Check out what inspires the rest of the design team. Their pages look amazing. I hope you will share with us what inspires you.

Be safe and I hope everyone has a great, uneventful week.


Dragonlady said...

Stunning layout Sue, gorgeous picture. Hope the hurricane misses you - fingers crossed for everyone in that area.

Take care hugs Ali x

Karen said...

Sue your layout is divine all your elements enhance your photo perfectly...

tiffany said...

love how you did the journaling, and such a sweet pic of your kiddos!! =)Tiffany
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Ann said...

Beautiful layout and journaling.
Thanks for sharing it at Frosted Designs!

BugBites said...

great layout. Like how you have the torn notebook paper. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

Lauren said...

Awesome layout! It has been wonderful working with you on the LM DT!


Ashley said...

What a gorgeous layout, Sue, and what a wonderful way to honor your boys! It's been such a pleasure being on the Lasting Memories DT with you!


Michele F. said...

Wow Sue!! You inspire me!! This is such a beautiful layout about your boys!! I hope to see you back here when you can!! And I know you are following me (as me you) I won't miss too many of your creations. :-)

glassgraffitix2 said...

Love your LO, It is so vintage looking. (Glad your alright!) I'm honored to be on the DT with you.

Karen Wilson said...

Hey Sue. Your journaling brought tears to my eyes!! Beautiful and very inspirational layout. Hope you're ok over there! Thank you SO much for all your encouragement, inspiration and idea's over the last 2 terms. You've been wonderful and I'll miss having you on my team. I do hope you'll join when you can though!! I can't wait to see your take on the upcoming challenges!!!!

Brenda said...

This is a wonderful layout. I love the photo and the colors are so rich.
I hope you are okay, as I have not heard from you or seen anything new posted.