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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Better Scrap Reveal

Good Morning,
I'm in Louisville this weekend for the Sate Fair. My little Ashlea is having her very first dance comp today! Then I'll be traveling the 4 hours back home. I'll update you all after the comp to let you know their standings.

Today is a new challenge reveal at Betterscrap. Better Living Through Scrapbooking Challenge #5

“Inspirational Quote challenge”
Create a layout that is based on your favorite inspirational quote. Need some ideas? Visit for a great searchable collection of quotes.
Chose at least 2 of the following:
1. Use one 5×7 photo of a place or thing that inspires you.
2. Use a palette similar to this one at
3. Make this a double 12×12 or double 8 1/2 x 11 layout, with at least 2 photos per page.
4. Place your title on a circular or wavy path.
5. Use a transparency of some sort on your page, whether an actual transparency sheet (Hambly Screen Prints, Fancy Pants) or transparent embellishment (Heidi Swapp Ghost Shapes, Making Memories) that you purchased, or a handmade transparency made by hand or with your computer printer.

Be sure to see the post above to see what our wonderfully creative design team has done with this challenge!

Deadline to enter Challenge #5 (and all other September challenges) is midnight EST September 30th, 2010.

My inspirational quote is from the old testament...

Discount Cardstock; Patterned papers: Graphic 45 “Le Romantique Collection”; Flowers: Prima; Embellishments: Recollections butterfly; Misc: Lace; Ink: Close to My Heart “Dessert Sand”

I chose to use the title cut in a circular path for my inspirational quote and I used a simple office transparency to cover the photos. This layout features photos from the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia. This is one of my favorite places on earth. The entire city inspires me. I know that I’m a Southern Belle from the long ago historic days of Savannah that is trapped in a modern world. When I visit, my soul feels at peace!

Our design team sponsor for the month of September is Graphic 45. Since their inception just a few short years ago, Graphic 45 has enjoyed phenomenal growth and popularity within the scrapbooking community. With their unique and innovative lines mirroring the designs and patterns of bygone days, Graphic 45 embraces and encourages the love of all things vintage and heritage.

To encourage Better Living Through Scrapbooking, Graphic 45 is giving away a 12×12 paper pad of their brand new line, Christmas Past. These papers have just started to ship to stores after debuting at the CHA summer show, and you could be one of the first to get your hands on them!


  1. Have Fun at the Fair...ours is in town this coming week...but Evan goes back to it is going to be tough getting there!!!

    LOVEEEEEEEEEE this LO...the colors are Fabulous and the Quote I just adore!!!

    Wishing you a great week and I hope Ashlea does well!!!

  2. Wow, look at all the pretty goodness on that layout! beautiful!

  3. Kim, I absolutely love, love this layout and the inspirational quote as well, it goes so well with the beautiful photographs. On my vacation last week we visited a historical cemetary up north (Michigan)... I took photographs as well...your layout provides the inspiration I need to use them in my own layout! Hope you enjoyed the fair!

  4. Beautiful quote and I love your page!!

  5. This is one of my favorites of your layouts.Love the circular title on this.
    Good Luck to Ashleigh,is this their first competition since they lost one of their members? I am sending them positive thoughts.
    Hope your feeling better also sweetie!

  6. Gorgeous girl! Loving those beautiful pictures! Hope all goes well with Ashlea!

  7. What a fabulous layout!! I love all the little details that make this layout whole!!

  8. Just beautiful Kim!!! Love the scripture. Have fun!

    Deanne :)

  9. This is absolutely beautiful! I feel the same way about that place!

  10. Beautiful. Love the inspirational quote and that beautiful butterfly :)


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