Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I Miss U So Much... Inspiration Elevator Blog Hop.

Hello and good morning....

Our main purpose here at IE is to challenge ourselves, each other and YOU to take the creative process to the next level;  to inspire growth and change in our scrapbooking beyond the mundane.
You can catch us on Facebook  and share your creations there; we'd love to see how we have inspired you!

This month we are thrilled to welcome back as a guest designer with our team, the artistic and genteel, Scarlett Salomone. Her creative works are as lovely as she is!

This month's challenge is issued by the talented Wendi Robinson. Her first time to issue a challenge for IE and it's a great one! Here is her challenge in her own words:

LOSS... One thing we as scrapbookers do is post about lots of happy things, wonderful moments, things that make us smile, and things we want to remember. Too many times we avoid scrapping the not so memorable, or sad times. Most of us have experienced a loss of some kind, whether is be a loved one- sometimes it's expected, sometimes the loss comes too soon and unexpected. Other times we lose a pet, a job, feel like we've failed at a situation, or loss of a friendship. This time, let's scrap those harder moments that come into our lives. Scrap about a LOSS of some kind.

Here is the page that I came up with. I scrapped one of my grandmother. She passed away a few years ago, and honestly she is probably one of the hardest people for me to lose. She was such an amazing person, I felt so blessed to have her in my life for so long. I'm glad that my two older kids got a chance to get to know her, but my littlest was born after she passes away. She really was all you could ever ask for in a grandmother. I kinda put off scrapping this page, just because I knew it was going to be a bit hard... and honestly it was. I got a bit teary eyed while I was scrapping.. why.. I miss her. I still wish she was here...

This is a photo of the two of us, the last one I have of us together...

In the pocket I added some tags of things that I miss about her and things that were special to me about who she was:

Overall I kept the page fairly simple, I didn't want the embellishments taking away too much from the theme of the page itself:

I used the Creative Scrappers Sketch #279 for my layout.

Guest Designer: Scarlett Salamone

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!


  1. what a lovely and sentimental page my friend! I love that you chose to keep the embellishments simple, the enamel dots are perfect and in the most amazing placements!

  2. What a beautiful page. I love the pocket of journaling cards with moments you want to remember. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I loved the idea of this challenge! Now that I read your post I see that I totally dodged it! I should have dug deeper!
    GREAT challenge and wonderful page- I love your stitching on the corrugated title and the color palette!

  4. What a great tribute to a very special person in your life. I LOVE the tags with things listed that you recall. GREAT page, friend!

  5. What a beautiful tribute page for your Grandma!! I love love love the colors and the stitching!!!!!

  6. That's a wonderful page and a fitting tribute to your Grandma. Well done for getting it scrapped

  7. Gorgeous page and I love the little pocket of memories.

  8. Love your pocket of memories Wendi! Great tribute to your grandmother and beautiful page!

  9. What a sweet page and priceless picture of you and your grandma. You are so lucky to have that lovely picture!!

  10. This was indeed a challenge to step up to. I'm right there with you on shedding some tears going through process my friend. Your tribute page to your grandma is gorgeous. The photo is a treasure and she looks like a wonderful and amazing lady with that warm loving smile. Love how you included the tags as special reminders for years to come. Big hugs to you as I know this wasn't an easy task.


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