Heart to Heart {Inspiration to Creation}

Monday was the most recent installment of Inspiration to Creation Live. If you’ve never attended an Inspiration to Creation LIVE, I show you my scrapbooking inspiration and then take you through the process of creating a layout from start to finish. So many fun scrapbook layout ideas come out of these sessions!

We had lots of fun! Chatted, laughed, and of course…scrapbooked! If you missed the live version, you can watch the replay below. But first let me show you the scrapbook layout I created!

Create a scrapbook layout using a Target display as inspiration! http://wp.me/p4nAhc-29p #2 photos

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Create a scrapbook layout using a Target display as inspiration! http://wp.me/p4nAhc-29p #2 photos

  • Design Inspiration: I loved these spring circles hanging from the ceiling at Target. I immediately imagined creating my own with punches. I knew I could find a way to incorporate those circles onto a scrapbook layout!
  • Color Inspiration: I wanted to use bright, happy colors for my circles. Mainly because I just love scrapping with bright, happy colors. 🙂

Create a scrapbook layout using a Target display as inspiration! http://wp.me/p4nAhc-29p #2 photos

So here’s the story…one day recently I was away from home overnight taking care of my Mom after her knee surgery. I texted my husband, who was at soccer practice with the boys, and my oldest son answered me. We proceeded to text back and forth for about 30 minutes. Not long before this I had added the emoticon keyboard to mine, and my husband’s phones. So my son and I were having fun sending each other photo messages. When he sent me an “I love you” in the form of I love a dancing lady I had to capture the moment. I took a screen shot and that became the basis for this story.

As for the other two photos, I use a system of tagging photos in iPhoto. One of the tags I use is ‘technology’. So I searched through those technology photos to find one of me and one of my son on phones. They weren’t taken the day of the texting story, but they still represent the story I am telling so they work for me! The other thing I did was flip my son’s photo so that it looks like he is facing into the page rather than looking out as he was in the original photo.

Create a scrapbook layout using a Target display as inspiration! http://wp.me/p4nAhc-29p #2 photos

For the images in my circles I didn’t have punches that would work. So I turned to my Cricut. As you can see in the video replay I had a bit of issues with cutting them, but in the end they worked out perfect. I decided to make the images go along with the story. So in addition to a boy and a girl I added the sentiment “I love ewe” 🙂 By using pop dots and a bit of inking around the edge the images stood out from their backgrounds. I love the way the inspiration piece was able to be replicated for this layout!

Create a scrapbook layout using a Target display as inspiration! http://wp.me/p4nAhc-29p #2 photos

I debated about using this doodle paper all the way through creating the layout. In the end I decided to use a bit of ink to paint in a few of the doodles and use the paper as a supporting line across the bottom of the layout.

If you want the full Inspiration to Creation LIVE experience, watch the replay below. We will be doing this on the first Monday of every month. Our next session will be May 5th. Hope you can join us in May!

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3 Comments

  1. SusanB
    Posted April 9, 2014 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Your page is adorable! I couldn’t attend live but I’ll definitely be watching the replay!

  2. tinacampbell
    Posted April 12, 2014 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    So glad to see the final layout, I left early to see a show 🙂 It turned out so cute and Love the idea behind the whole thing from the messages to the inspiration from target. Glad that the doodle paper made it on the page too

    • Posted April 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Tina! I was glad to find a use for that doodle paper too. 🙂

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