Thursday, September 19, 2013

7 Dots Studio: "Memories" Challenge

It's time to reveal the newest challenge over at 7 Dots Studio. And this time around, it's all about the "Memories"...however you would like to interpret that...whatever it inspires. 

For me, it triggered the need to scrap about my dad. Most of you know that I lost him when I was 13 years old and it is a loss which I still struggle with to this day...and never gets easier. But taking the time to scrap about him gives me the opportunity to reflect on my memories of him; the type of person he was, his funny personality, what a great dad he was- despite his downfalls. I try my best to hold on to the good memories and cultivate them so that I can one day share them with my children...

"Remember Forever"
I found comfort in the warm, rich fall colors inspired by the changing season upon us. Red is most certainly not my usual color, but it was okay here. I accepted it and went forward :)

I began with the Domestic Goddess collection, which I've loved since the day it was released! Such a beautiful line!

I am loving playing with texture and color. So rewarding :)

I've discovered that I love book pages once again. I used to use them all the time...then not at all...and again I find myself reaching for them every time. So watch out...when an obsession strikes, I can't help myself!


Products Used:

Domestic Goddess- Spice and Suguar
Domestic Goddess- Women's Talk
Domestic Goddess- Overused Tablecloth
All I Ever- Elements 12x12
All I Ever- Summer Night Alpha Stickers 6x12
Messy Head- Elements 12x12
Hopefully- Stickers 6x12
 
I hope you get the chance to play along with us at 7 Dots Studio. Be sure to stop by the blog and check out all of the beautiful examples by the design team :)
 
Take care and have a GREAT weekend!!

15 comments:

juscrap said...

Hi Erin!This layout is very beautiful! Love your background. Have a nice weekend.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Such a gorgeous page! I love these colors! Hugs!

pattyo said...

This layout is beautiful! I love the vibrant colors.

Sandra said...

Erin, I love the old book pages, they sort of make us think back and reflect so they suit this page really well. Also the bright colours are amazing around your B/W photo.

Staci said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! TFS.

Lynette said...

Very beautiful...so poignant. Love the orbs mask and the way you used. It is lovely to see how well you play with color. Trusting that the Lord will help you heal from the sorrow you still feel about losing your dad so early in your life. xxx

morkaren said...

Hvor er det flot, jeg kan godt lide dine blomster lavet af m√łnsterpapir, det gir et dejligt liv i dem. Knus morkaren.

Helen Tilbury said...

So wonderful! This is really gorgeous Erin!!

Lizzy Hill said...

GLAD you're on a book pages obsess...I love them but never use them, so go for it...inspire me like this one!!! Which is AMAZING...those layers, & folds under the photo...really clever:):):)

luv46kdz said...

Beautiful. Scrapbooking is such a beautiful way to remember those we love so much. Your lay out is just gorgeous.

Paula

Lizzyc said...

That is a very special photo and you have scrapped it beautifully, love the rich mix of colors..

ingrid said...

love your work Erin!! xxx

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!! This is STUNNING!! The background, the color, the mix! Wow!!!!!!!!!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

a gorgeous page to showcase a very special photo, I see a lot of your dad in you, this layout is beautiful in so many ways :) xoxo

Sandie Edwards said...

Ohhh this is just the sweetest layout!!!