Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Scrap Yourself Challenge 5

It is Wednesday, which means it is Reveal day on the

This week's challenge is:
"The Biggest or Most Important Decision You Have Made"

I thought the obvious answer to that prompt would probably be marriage, and I wanted to dig a little deeper. I decided to make the page based on our family's decision a few years ago to move across the country and have a different life.

"Moving To North Dakota Changed Me"
Supply List:
Paper: CTMH, Bazzill; Border, Flowers, Chipboard: Prima
Thickers: American Crafts; Stickers: Making Memories;
Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels; Other: Tag, Butterfly, Stitching

I printed 2 copies of the same picture, cut out the butterfly of one and "popped it up" on top of the 2nd photo for a 3D effect! I love how it gives the butterfly some "flight"!!

I used the same 3 colors found in the photo as my color scheme: blue, orange and cream/tan. I absolutely love the effect of the orange glimmer mist on the paper!!

I wrote all my journaling on a vintage dry cleaning claim tag and hid it behind the photo.

"I can think of only 2 life changing decisions I have made in my 32 years... when I got married, and years later, when our family decided to move across the country to North Dakota. We left everyone and everything that we had ever known for a completely different life. I had the FALSE assumption that everywhere in the U.S. was pretty much the same... NOT! ND is so completely opposite of Florida in almost every way. It was a HUGE culture shock moving here and it took me a long time to adjust.
Now after living here for 3 years, I can HONESTLY say that I am a better person because I have lived here. North Dakota changed me. I have learned to slow down and enjoy life and simple things. I appreciate my family more. Nature more. Community more. Friends more... LIFE MORE! I have learned that you can be friends with anyone and social classes and differences don't matter here. I have learned values and what is valuable. I learned how to LIVE. North Dakota changed my life! "


If you haven't already, head over to

and see what the rest of the design team did for this challenge.
Hopefully you will join us and make your own
page or project reflecting the Biggest Decision You Ever Made!


Kelly Massman said...

LOve it! I'm glad you shared your journaling! I was definitely wondering if it was good or bad--figured good since it had the butterflies!

Rô (Maria) said...

Gorgeous layout!!! Love it...


Jacynthe said...

Zoa, ta page est vraiment belle!

I love the photos, the way you placed them on the layout, and how you've embellished them with the white flowers. Loved reading your journaling as well. You know, my most important decision was to move away from "home" just like you.

Merci d'avoir partagé ton beau travail. Jacynthe

Kay said...

Wonderful page! I absolutely love the pictures of the butterfly! I'm a BIG butterfly lover & I try to take pics of them in my backyard since I have butterfly bushes that attract them. Moving so far away can definitely be a life changing your heartfelt journaling!

Ems said...

Love everything in this LO! ;o) Glad you have adjusted to your new life there!

Gabi said...

Hello Zoa! This layout is perfect!! I love it!! Congratulations!!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Beautiful page, Zoa! Love the Prima border and the butterfly photos! Loved readign your journaling, too!

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