Ahh, breathing normally again today and feeling great! Julie posted over at the Cosmo blog about the next round and how she asked us all to answer 20 questions. One of them involves where I find inspiration from.
My answer spoke of finding inspiration in my photos and the stories I want to tell. I am a real-life scrapper, working hard to capture all those little tales and family memories. The "good, bad and ugly" I call it. My paper choices, titles, journaling all come from the spark of the story. And when a particular piece of paper or chipboard element or a rub-on conjures up a story or memory, I run with it. That is my inspiration.
I finished this layout today---these pictures seriously make me laugh out loud. Steve and I were having some family shots taken and he got saturated by it, of course. But I wanted to keep going, of course.
So he gave me that eye-rolling-look he is so good at and I shot him Stacey-face. That "don't mess with me, Mister" look. I remember that part, but what I didn't know until I looked at the photos was that he stuck his tongue out at me. Nice, real nice. So I had to scrap it using Cosmo Cricket, of course! You know what triggered this layout...the cutes spinners from CC. I actually cut one up and, Viola, this design. I thought the sayings were perfect with the feeling of the page! Journaling reads: Love and devotion, yes. Yet there is also bickering and battles. We give the dirty looks, draw our lines and go at it. This is typical. But, there is love and devotion.
One more? I was inspired to tell this cute little story about my son! The journaling shares it: It was Sunday afternoon and we were just hanging out on the couch. You leaned over, looked at me and asked, "Best friends?" After the lump in my throat went away, I replied, "Of course. Best friends." How could I not, you're the best! I mixed a ton of products here and wanted the design to be about the photos and the story!
What else inspires me? My amazingly supportive and wonderful online friends. Thanks for your posts these past couple of months--when I have been sad and when I have felt joy. The love is strong, people! Giggle...