You may recall that the purpose of this challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. You can view all of the challenges our new Inspiration Elevator Blog, here.
Our challenge this month comes from the very talented Jodi Wilton . Here's what she had to say in her very own words:
"My challenge for January. The New Year is always about bettering ourselves; looking into the future, and making goals (some attainable, some not so much). Scrapbooking is about recording the story and most of these stories are in the past, so we don't forget the memories we created. For this challenge I would like you to scrapbook yourself, your family, or a particular family member and where you (or them) would like to be in ten years time. The focus for this challenge is on the journaling. Your layout or art journal may be in the form of a letter to your future self. Your layout may or may not have any photo at all and be all about the journaling. Dip deep! Really think about what you can (or they can) accomplish! What are your dreams? What are your goals? Good luck ladies!"
I decided to create my layout about goals for my youngest son, as he has been going through some challenges lately so he is always at the forefront of my mind.
Here is what my journalling reads, "Some days your world seems to be unnecessarily challenging; having to deal with things like learning disabilities, bullying and sick pets. Yet you handle everything thrown at you like a champ. My goal and hope for you is that you continue to be your happy, adventurous self. Willing to try new things, make new friends, overcome challenges and find your bliss. I know great things are in your future, I know you can do whatever dream that you decide to chase."
As always I added a few clusters of embellies onto my page.
I used the current sketch and kit from Boys Rule Kit Club as the timing was just perfect, as were the products. Everything just seemed to fit nicely together, along with this latest school photo of my son. (Please feel free to join in on the challenge over there.)
Laura Whitaker - you are here