Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Photo Inspiration Week :)

Good morning paper crafters!! You all ROCKED the Christmas in July challenge. I was getting in the holiday spirit browsing the cards, layouts and other projects linked up. And our new design team A did a fabulous job strutting their stuff! It's Team B's turn to introduce their first challenge!!

~The Challenge~

It's photo inspiration!

I just *love* this sweet picture. Lots of inspiration to draw from: the reading theme, black/white stripes, black/white with a pop of color, book title, incorporate glasses, puzzle pieces.... the possibilities are endless! ;)

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~ The Inspiration ~

Cassie said, "WOW I really loved this photo inspiration!!  I really liked the black and white stripes with the pops of color from the puzzle pieces, so for my layout I tried to duplicate that.  I have a black and white background accented with layered colorful embellishments.  What a fun challenge!"

Hannah said, "This photo was great to work with. I have used the colours from the puzzle pieces to paint the rough striped background, book paper to make the ruffle, and was inspired to scrap this photo of zebras by the little boys black and white t-shirt :) This is quite different to my normal style, but I felt the bold colours didn't need much embellishing, so have left it as quite a simple layout."

Jamilie said, "The inspiration picture had so many options it was just hard to choose just one! I went with the colored stripes on white base paper, and added touches of black to pop it out. I also enjoyed using all the puzzle colors to layers those strips together horizontally."

Rachel said, "My inspiration came from the little boy reading. I have been wanting to use this yummy Crate paper and create a layout of my daughter's first trip to the library, so this was the perfect challenge!"

Sandi said, "I drew my inspiration from the boy reading a book and decided to use for the title of my layout the title of the book "The Lucky One" by Nicholas Sparks.  My husband gave it to me because he knows that Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite authors...Dave stood in line with me once for over 2 hours so I could meet the author and get some of his books signed. Dave recently drove me all the way to Orlando on a Saturday just so I could pick up this Country Drive collection from Echo Park that I used on this layout. Love the papers and embellishments in this collection."

I made a goal this summer to use my cricut and scrapbooking in my classroom more in the next school year. I decided to make bookmarks for my first grade students. This will accompany their birthday book. The quote says "A book is a gift you can open again and again".

There are so many possibilities for this challenge :)
Come join the fun for a chance to win the Beatrice collection by Nikki Sivils.

Link up by Sunday evening for a chance to have your project/blog featured and before Tuesday at noon EST for a chance a the prize. One entry per person this week. 

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Have a great week :)


  1. Way to go Team B! Your projects are all AMAZING! I'm sure they'll provide lots of inspiration for the ladies to use!!

  2. WOW Team B! y'all ROCKED this challenge! i have been a funky monkey the past couple of weeks, but y'all have filled me with inspiration. now just to get my table cleaned off to start creating!

  3. Great job DT. I love Sandi's story about her hubby. Mine did the same thing for me to meet Jewel. We are some lucky ladies.

    Emily C

  4. Wonderful work, DT! Love the photo, but for some reason I cant save it to my computer so I can show it on my blog. Is anyone else having trouble?


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