Thursday, March 29, 2012

In one word...determined

Describe yourself in one word. When I first saw this challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles I almost laughed out loud. No way, I thought. I am wordy; I'm verbose. No way I can describe myself in just one word. But the idea had been planted in my head. Around the same time, I saw a sketch at ScrapFit and knew I wanted to use it.

Then I came across a photo that I like of myself in a 5X7. These three separate influences worked together to create this layout:

Once I had decided to take this challenge, I had to figure out what word applied to me. I pondered for a whole day and came up with a short list. When I asked a couple of friends, one of them responded quickly with 'determined' which had been on my list. I decided that was a sign.

I stepped outside my comfort zone in another way on this layout: I used my sewing machine.

I really like the pop that the stitching gives to the layout.

Again today I am very thankful for challenges that stretch me out of my comfort zone. These two led me to create a project I really like. What has challenged you lately?

Paper: CTMH Wings (retired), title stamps: CTMH A Typeface


  1. We're glad that we provided an opportunity for you to stretch Connie! =) The results are worth it, that's a great layout. Thank you for taking on our challenge this month at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

  2. Lovely page and yes its a cool sketch!

  3. What a gorgeous photo, you are beautiful Connie :) Great word too, it sure helps when life seems to be nothing but one challenge after another. Love that you used your sewing machine. I use mine on about 85% of my projects too. Thanks for joining in on the fun this month at SEM.

  4. I loved that sketch when I saw it and you used it so well! Love your word too, thanks for joining us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

  5. Love your take on the sketch here, and love your title too. Beautiful layout...beautiful photo! Thanks so much for joining us at SEM this month!

  6. I can totally relate - I thought the same thing when I saw the challenge! I'm way too wordy :) I love your layout - gotta love that wings paper :) Great job! Thanks for joining in the SEM challenge!

  7. What a great word for you title! I really love the layout and think it really makes the picture pop! One of my favorite layouts that was submitted!
    Thanks for joining in on the fun over at SEM!

  8. Wow great word, I love your layout! Thanks for being part of the SEM challenge.