Sunday, February 20, 2011

Inspiration Is Everywhere! {CP4U #53}

We have a brand-new challenge up at Creative Prompts for You, and it's a fun one. Here was our prompt:

My first thought was to use different letter styles for a title, but as I looked at this print, it was the message that spoke to me, and I knew just what I wanted to make. I started an album a while back called "Pursuit of Scrappiness" where I'm documenting bits and pieces of my scrappy life. I decided I'd make a page to chronicle my stint at CP4U. The little photographs of all those different letters made me think of using pictures of my fellow design team members, so I snagged their avatars off of their blogs, and the title is obviously taken from the inspiration piece because "inspiration is everywhere" is what CP4U is all about! Here's my page. I used Studio Calico's Continental kit to make my layout. Patterned papers are My Mind's Eye (ledger) and The Girls' Paperie (polka dots).

I decided a travel theme would be perfect for this page because inspiration can take me anywhere. Love the little die-cut car that came in the kit by Making Memories. The stickpin clippy thing is by Tim Holtz, and the postage stamp that says "The Story" is The Girls' Paperie. The pointing hand stamp is by Purple Onion Designs, and indictes that I have journaling on the back of my page.

My hidden journaling reads: Inspiration IS everywhere, and I get to live that motto several times a month as a design team member at Creative Prompts for You. I remember Faye Morrow Bell's column in Creating Keepsakes was one of my favorites, where she'd take an object and create layouts and projects inspired by that object--might be a detail or a color scheme or the theme. We get to do the same thing at CP4U. It's such a thrill to see what I can make, and my result is always surprising and unexpected--layouts that I never would've thought up on my own. And so fun to see how my teammates interpret it so differently. Inspiration for this challenge has come from so many varied and interesting sources: bags hanging on a wall, book quotes, fashion models on a runway, bare frames hanging on a wall, a quilt, album covers, advertisements, and wedding cakes, to name a few. Inspiration IS everywhere, and I look at everything through a scrapbooker's eyes.

The CP4U Team, pictured from top to bottom: Allison Cope, Nicole Nowosad, Kaori Fujimoto, Wendy Kwok, Solange Marques, Ro Philippsen, Fabiola Rosa, Me, Regiane Thahira, Sue Sykes

I thought the numbers would be a fun accent to signify the numerous sources of inspiration. They're cut from a Making Memories paper.

The title letters I used are Heidi Swapp (chipboard) and Webster's Pages (stickers). I love those metal stud stickers by BasicGrey.

The tag and compass accents are by The Girls' Paperie, and I tucked in a little Jenni Bowlin ticket. The kraft word stickers are oldies from my stash by Making Memories.

Head over to CP4U and see what the rest of the team did with this prompt--so fun to see all the different takes on the same inspiration piece! And I hope you'll play along--there's a great prize to be won, which is icing on the cake. See all the details at CP4U.

Thank you for visiting and reading about my page!


Murphy's Law said...

awesome lo and very very fun!!! love the stepxstep.

ellen s. said...

this is so cool!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Great layout. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog:-)

smdluxe said...

Love your layouts!
I also just wanted to let you know that I left you a blog award over on Best Wishes! :)

Heather Jacob said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! this page debbie, THE COLOURS, DESIGN, PICS EVERYTHING ... loved reading the story behind it .. beautiful .. hugz x

Regiane said...

I don't believe that you did this!! It's fab!!! I love it!
I love all your work!!

RĂ´ Philippsen said...

Love, love, love your page Debi!!
OMG, you did an amazing work and did it with heart.
You are special, forever in my mind this page!
Thank very much, sweetie.

FiKenward said...

Spectacular layout, so interesting to see and read what inspired you with the Challenge. I remember Faye Morrow Bell's idea of using an object but I just never got around to trying it. Hmmm maybe will have to. Anyway you rocked the challenge with your usual amazing style.

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