Inspired By...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

We are trying something a little different this month at ScrapStuff'z Inspired by. Instead of one inspiration photo, we have two to choose from.

I created a layout inspired by each of the photos.  This first one is my interpretation of the office supplies photo:

Nope, it's not a first day of school photo. It's the last day of school. If you don't know me by now, I have to do something a little but off the beaten path...So really, all of the items in the photo are put away for the summer, not to be seen for 3 months!

 I used some of the items in the photo on the page such as pencils (stickers at top and bottom), paper clip (yellow arrow) and notebook paper (the background) and of course, lots of letters and numbers. (Isn't that washi tape awesome?!?) Ideas for this page also came from Scrap Our Stash  and My Scraps & More, use two collections from the same manufacturer, but at least 1 1/2 years old. I used Basic Grey- Hey You and Bowties. I really like when I can pull inspiration from several different sources.

And now for the second photo:

And my super fun layout:

There are a lot of photos on here! I couldn't eliminate any one of them. He tries so hard! Each photo shows how hard and how motivated he was to get to these balloons! He was only supposed to take one, but he wanted them all. The salesperson saw how happy he was and sent us home with the whole bunch. Did I mention this happened twice???

How did I get to balloons from a Ferris Wheel? They both go up in the air! He's also looking up in the photo much like a spectator looks up to see who is at the top of the Ferris Wheel. I did choose papers with bright colors inspired by the bright colors in the photos as well.

It's a lot to read today so I'll sign off here. Thanks again for taking a look at my creative view. It's an odd one sometimes. But I like it that way.

Supplies-School's Out: PP-Basic Grey & stickers-Basic Grey, Washi, paper clip, epoxy and mini flair-Freckled Fawn, mist-Studio Calico, Tattered Angels, Ink-Colorbox, Alphas-Autentique, Sassafrass

Supplies-Balloon Thief-CS & Twine-American Crafts, PP-Pebbles, Doodlebug Designs, alphas-MME, Simple Stories, American Crafts, enamel dots-MME, punch-EK Success, Stamp-Hero Arts, Die cuts-Silhouette, sketch by Scrapbook Generation


  1. Great layouts Devra and very nice job with the back to School Challenge! Thank you for linking up with Scrap Our Stash!

  2. wonderful layouts!! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!!

  3. I never take last day of school photos but now I want to so I can use that title! Great layout and such handsome boys. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!!

  4. Great job on the challenges! Thanks for playing along with Scrap Our Stash! :)

  5. Great layouts and I love all the orange and letters. And I too always take last day photos, first day ones are too chaotic!! Kate (SOS)

  6. Thanks for playing with Scrap Our Stash! :)

  7. Fantastic layouts Devra! I love them all. So colourful. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

  8. Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  9. It's a fun layout! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!