Inspiration from Joey
Wow - the last month of the year and I have a head full of things inspiring me! The splendor of the season, the sounds and sights, even the stress of trying to get my house clean for guests and family visits tends to inspire me. In this month's case - two distinctive things stood out to inspire my layout. First was my 14 year old daughter who is so with it and put together, all I can do is cringe at the memories from my life at her age. Second, with my cleaning and organizing, I was inspired to use my scrapbooking stash mixed with the Fa La La papers to create a layout that can be holiday as well as every day.
This layout is important to me. It explains how proud I am of my daughter's accomplishments as well as my amazement at her level head and smarts. I suppose it makes me feel good to know that somewhere along the line, I must have done something right! But this layout isn't just going in a scrapbook to be enjoyed every once in awhile. It will become part of my decor and the colors needed to match my Christmas decorations. As you can see, my U amaze me layout is front and center in my family room - where it should be for all to know what a wonderful girl Chloe is. It coordinates with the tree with just enough sparkle, but after the season has passed and the room is just a room again, it will still feel a part of the room.