Ready Set Go {Sparks from the Heart}

I love playing with pretty paper and embellishments as much as the next girl. And sometimes that is what drives my process. But more often than not there is a deeper story going on. A spark of inspiration that comes straight from my heart. Today I want to share with you a little bit of the back story behind this scrapbook layout I created recently.

Scrapbook an old photo with a new one and let the story connection spark from your heart.

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  • Design Inspiration: The photo of my son on his big wheel started it all (see the video for more details). Other than that I wanted lots of layers so I just found scraps of paper that would work for layering.
  • Color Inspiration: I began with the fun Amy Tangerine paper and let those colors lead the way.

Scrapbook an old photo with a new one and let the story connection spark from your heart.

The spark of inspiration for this layout came from these two photos. The first one was a recent favorite. The second was chosen randomly by playing with dates (a challenge in a class I was taking at BPC). Together they told a story I might never have told on my own.

Scrapbook an old photo with a new one and let the story connection spark from your heart.

To add to the depth of layers, and the depth of story I added a heart border, some arrow stamping, and the 3×4 card. I love when the details of a page tell a deeper story. Even if I’m the only one that sees it (although you can see it too by watching the video).

Scrapbook an old photo with a new one and let the story connection spark from your heart.

And once the journaling was added my page was complete. I am so in love with this layout and the story it told. It will always have a special place in my heart. 🙂

Watch as I share a bit more about my thought process…

What stories are niggling in your heart lately? Leave a comment and let us know!

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4 Comments

  1. Posted October 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Love the idea of “Sparks from the heart”. Love the colors, style and sentiment of this one, Monica!

  2. Posted October 14, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    Awesome page Monica, and what a wonderful story behind the page! tfs

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