We are pleased to welcome Denise Morrison and her stunning artistic style back to Inspiration Elevator. Our challenge this month comes from the very talented Lisa Spiegel. Here is her challenge:
"October is my favorite month of the year. Hands down. The temperatures here in Southern California finally start to drop, we wear a light sweater, maybe even a little boot. We pull out the scarves and the jeggings and put away the capris and tank tops. Leaves begin to change and we prepare for Halloween! My whole house is decorated, from top to bottom, and it is no small feat. I even swap out my dishes and serving ware in preparation for Fall and Halloween and I love to just keep the festivities going all the way through the Thanksgiving and then holiday season. My house will not return to "normal" until January.
So, Lisa, tell us, how does this relate to a scrapbooking challenge? Well, what I've found over the years is my scrapping even changes over the holidays. I layer more. Reach for the bling and really dig deep to embellish with meaningful objects. Journal my thoughts and stories and feelings. Fall just makes me nostalgic. So here is the challenge. Create a layout that is nostalgic...the feeling should be evident from the title, the visible journaling and the embellishments you choose. Choose deliberately and with purpose to tell your nostalgic story. I can't wait to see how you interpret this challenge!"
Nothing makes me feel more nostalgic than seeing photos of my boys when they were little. I so miss the days when I was a stay-at-home mom raising our two fun and energetic sons! I loved taking care of them, teaching them about the world around them, re-discovering things through their eyes. I miss bedtime stories, cuddle times, and heart-felt talks. I miss everything about those days. With that in mind, I decided to scrapbook a photo of our oldest son, Tyler.
Tyler was an adorable little boy with a sweet smile and sparkling blue eyes. I did not choose one specific title - instead I added some words that describe him: full of smiles, sweet as sunshine and completely loved!
Tyler was 3 years old in this photo, so the patterned paper with 1, 2, 3 on it was perfect!
My lengthy journaling is something I don't do very often. But Lisa's challenge really made me reflect on my feelings as I scrapbooked this photo.
The hearts and other embellishments I added to my page help to reinforce my journaling.
Thanks for a great challenge Lisa!
Do take the time to stop by and see what the rest of the incredible Inspiration Elevator designers have created:
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