Monday, September 1, 2014

Inspired by...

As soon as I got my new Chalk It Up paper kit I knew the first project I wanted to use it for was the Heart 2 Heart inspired by a movie challenge.  But, almost as soon as I decided that while this was the perfect paper to spotlight the movie I had in mind, my layout would be more about an unexpected pleasure in my life:  the fact that not only does my teenage daughter still want to go to movies with me but she and her best friend sometimes invite me to go with them.  Since my daughter graduated a year before her friend, her friend and I have even gone to see a couple of films together.  The three of us are self proclaimed book nerds and I love that we have a lot books and movies in common.  Even more than that, though, I treasure these times with my daughter because I missed out on these years with my own mother who passed away when I was 17 years old.

So, here is my project which was inspired primarily by the movie "The Fault In Our Stars," from the book by John Greene, as well as the favorite movies I have seen with just my daughter, just her friend, or the three of us together.  I have also included it at this week's Color My Heart challenge to use Lagoon, Flaxen, and Sorbet, which happen to be featured colors in the Chalk It Up kit.

details:  Chalk It Up paper kit, Circus alphabet (July stamp of the month); and the Artiste Cricut cartridge for the word bubbles and the film strips (each strip is actually 2 individual strips "welded" together using my Gypsy).

Happy crafting!  Annette


  1. I love your filmstrip layout using each of the Color Dare challenge colors. (How lucky you are to have a teenage daughter who wants to be seen with you in public.) Thanks for playing along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare this week--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  2. Nice layout, Annette! I like how you want to remember the story, so you scrap it even though you don't have any pictures. Great going. I love the film strips! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart this week!


  3. What a clever way to document these special memories. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Color My Heart. We look forward to seeing more inspiration from you!

  4. Really cute idea, Annette! Thanks for sharing on the Color Dare!

  5. Very nice layout, great job in scrapping these moments. Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  6. Cute idea, Annette! What a great keepsake this will be. Glad you played along with us at H2H!