Strong as an Ox

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Good morning! I'll bet you've never thought about using a metaphor as inspiration for a scrapbook page. Well neither had I. Today's article on the Get It Scrapped blog shares several metaphors translated on to the scrapbook page. One of my favorite things about Debbie Hodge at Get It Scrapped is her continuous flow of new ideas to keep scrapbooking exciting.  

Recently, my son had major surgery on both legs. This page shows his recovery progression from learning how to go up the stairs with casts, to walking in the front door the day the casts came off.  I felt "As Strong as an Ox" was the most fitting metaphor to describe my son. 

The linear design, primary colors, tonal patterns, the gradual increase in height, and the weight lifters  all match the progression of recovery in each photo. All of this speaks to strength, both literally and metaphorically. By using the tonal patterns, I was able to keep the photos visible. As I was searching for ways to embellish, I came across the weightlifting cut files. I couldn't have asked for a better metaphorical choice.  They also appear to ground the photos, by lifting them up. The black also gives a nice contrast. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon, I always have something to share

Supplies: Cardstock-American Crafts, Patterned Paper-Bella Blvd, BoBunny, wood pieces-Crate Paper, Studio Calico, ink-ColorBox, Alphas-WRMK, Lilly Bee, Mist-Tattered Angels, Die Cuts-Silhouette, Pen & Adhesive-EK Success 


  1. Wow! What an awesome layout! Love the weight lifter pieces and the photos of your son! Neat design - terrific job! Have a great week! Melissa

  2. Devra, this is a fabulous design! Wishing your son well!