Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Inspiration Elevator Challenge: 10 years from today

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, "

 Our challenge this month comes from the very talented Jodi Wilton . Here's what she had to say in her very own words: 

"My challenge for January. The New Year is always about bettering 
ourselves; looking into the future, and making goals (some attainable, 
some not so much). Scrapbooking is about recording the story and most of
 these stories are in the past, so we don't forget the memories we 
created. For this challenge I would like you to scrapbook yourself, your
 family, or a particular family member 
and where you (or them) would like to be in ten years time. The focus 
for this challenge is on the journaling. Your layout or art journal may 
be in the form of a letter to your future self. Your layout may or may 
not have any photo at all and be all about the journaling. Dip deep! 
Really think about what you can (or they can) accomplish! What are your 
dreams? What are your goals? Good luck ladies!"

This was a great challenge. I often thimk about the future but don't get very specific. I visualize a future where I own a home and plant a garden. Where my daughter wants to hang with her parents even if they are super embarrasing. Where my husband has the job he wants and the telescope he's been dreaming about for years now. 

Im so sorry if this photo looks fussy- it's taken with my ipod and I can't figure out how to fix it- it looks clear when I check it out close up. A mystery.

An experiment in minimalism and restraint. Perhaps not my best page
but it's exciting to try a new thing.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. I love this page, i love the soft colours and that it says so much without being too much. Love that you tried something new!

  2. Oh! I love your page! I like the minimalist design, the handwritten journaling and the color palette you chose!
    Joanne xo

  3. Lovin the page the colours are awesome

  4. Love the color and your handwritten journaling Michelle

  5. Yep I think it's fabulous too, the subtle colour with the bold chevron is striking and the hand journalling makes it really special.

  6. I love this Michelle. YOur chevrons are gorgeous and create real flow. Did you paint inside them? The set up for your photo is amazing.We are lucky to have you!

  7. Your chevrons are so effective and I love the design - it's a wonderful page, and if you are gazing into a future you don't see yet, well, minimalist works very well thematically. Great work!


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