Thursday, May 7, 2015

On Display

I've been jumping around with my projects these past couple of weeks, and it's been fun to be spontaneous with what I choose to work on next. What's not so fun are the 3 rather large piles that I keep having to move around. Because of that, I was going to pass on Mandy's #ThisWeek prompt and try to finish some things I'd started. But after finding time to listen to Ali's third lesson in Type and reading the first lesson of Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook 2015 class, I had to put it all together into a layout.

Mandy's prompt this week is "brave" and while many different ideas came to mind, I kept coming back around to how much of my life is now shared through various social media platforms. It may not be a big deal to many, but for me the decision did not come lightly. Putting myself out there meant that I had to feel confident enough in myself and what I created to share it with the world.

My title was written using the write feature on my Cricut Explore. I'll be playing around with that more in the future for sure. All of the supplies except for the date stamp are from the March Messy Box by A Beautiful Mess. I had hoped to use the quote below on my page, but it didn't work out. Instead I made a pretty filler card that I can use on my Project Life pages or in a Pocket Letter. :)

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.
-Bréne Brown


  1. I love, love, love that layout,Elise. The picture works so well with your story. And I also think it's a great story ... one which future generations will most certainly have little comprehension of. I imagine their lives will automatically be much more transparent from the get go.

    Now I have to ask ... what are "Mandy's weekly prompts"? ... I am always looking for inspiration :)

    1. uh, ignore ... I found her blog through your older posts.

  2. Great topic for a page! It will be fun to look back on it in 10 years and see how much has changed or is the same!

  3. You're very brave and I admire you. This is a beautiful and inspiring layout and certainly fits all the themes you're working with. I understand how you felt about the social media. I'm not tech savvy so I won't be doing any of that, but I really don't know that I could do it even if I did have the skills. I'm so shy and self conscious. You're a beautiful woman and I love the photo, too. You're really rocking the classes. Michelle t

  4. I have to say, I for one, am very glad you put yourself out there for us to see.
    I enjoy coming to your blog and enjoying your art, photography and crafts.
    This layout is lovely and I Love this photo….I may have to recreate this….I think I have figured out how you have done this :)

  5. i'm glad you did...put yourself out we can see your lovely work x

  6. I'm glad you took a leap of faith and put yourself out there, Elise! Otherwise, we wouldn't have "met" and I wouldn't be able to see all of your wonderful creations. :) Loving the graphic style of this layout. Looks like you're having fun using your Cricut.

  7. I'm glad you're putting yourself out there more, Elise. I've enjoyed learning even more about your life here recently. <3 Lovely layout.

  8. You're so beautiful! I'm super happy you were able to join in and document this shift in life! I have many of the same feelings... Thank you for sharing yourself with us! It's an absolute pleasure to know you and work with you!

  9. First of all...this page is gorgeous!

    Second, I am so right there with you on the subject matter of this page. EVERY single time I post something anywhere, I get a little twinge of paranoia...glad I'm not the only one that feels that way ;)


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