Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Welcome back everyone! Today I am revealing my layout for ScrapStuffz "Inspired By" Challenges . Here is this month's inspiration photo: 

The moment I saw this photo, back in early June, I thought of my grandmother. She has always loved blue glass, and I have so many memories of watching and feeding birds with her. Where ever she lived her space was always filled with blue. She's the reason I love the color so much. But, I didn't have any good photos of her, and I procrastinated on my layout for the challenge. Then, on July 12th, my grandmother passed away. She went peacefully in her sleep, as she always wanted, and I know she's happy to be in heaven. Strangely, one of the first things I thought of was this picture and how much she would have loved it. So, I knew I had to do my layout about her. My cousin shared a picture that she had taken of my grandmother and all four of her children. I knew I'd use the photo as soon as I saw it. So, here is my layout about my Grandma Phyllis using the inspiration photo:

I made this layout a bit country chic, which is out of my comfort zone, but it is just what my grandma would have loved. She was a musician from the time she was four (violin and piano), so I was thrilled to use the music paper with birds. All of the paper comes from Authentic. It's perfect!

The little bird had been in my stash for a very long time. It was plain acrylic, so used some Gelatos to color it. I love how it turned out! I also adore the little bluebird on the paper. (The lady in the picture is my mother.)

The little cage is also acrylic. I used two different paint dabbers to color it. I used an organza ribbon to soften the layout some more. 

Once again I used some acrylic birds. I used the Gelatos to color them too, but I smoothed them out to just give a hint of color.

To complete this layout I used a sketch from Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog . 

I hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I do. It's amazing where an inspiration photo can take you. Head over to ScrapStuffz "Inspired By" Challenges and take on this challenge yourself. Don't forget to tell us what inspired you. I can't wait to see what you create!


  1. Very pretty! Love the soft feel of this layout. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

  2. beautiful, touching page!! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!!

  3. that is a beautiful page and a precious moment! Thanks for playing along at SOS!

  4. Great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

  5. great way to honor her; you did a beautiful job with the country chic-loved the should do this style more often! LOVE! Kate (SOS)