Monday, April 6, 2009

Create

Hello bloggies,
I feel so inspired today:
the sun is out (yay!), the weekend was uplifting, the kiddos are playing happily (for the time being),
the music is up, the house is clean (for the time being). Ah, heavenly...

One of my favorite things about this blog is connecting with women all over world who share the same desire to create.
It actually inspired me to design a scrapbook page about it. Possibly the first page where I ignored the urgency to document a memory with specific photos but rather quotes from this talk I shared last year that I love.

(Page inspired by Robyn Werlich) Supply list: American Crafts (yellow dot, scalloped edge); Scenic Route (red dot); KI Memories: Epoxy Stickers; Background paper; font: little days (dafont.com); Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart. Love this color scheme: Tan, red, yellow, seafoam green.

The talk was also made into a short video, I've watched it countless times since my sister shared it with me a couple weeks ago. Love this message...

(Pause the music in the sidebar-sorry to make you work for the video.) ☺

45 comments:

Sandi R. said...

This is really amazing! Gave me the chills! Thanks for sharing!

Jasey said...

Wow! I was at our stake center when that talk was given and felt so inspired, so encouraged by the spirit. You have such a unique opportunity to share this message with so many women around the world who admire you, just like I do. Thanks for sharing.

Woodberries said...

I LOVED that talk, too. If you get the chance check out the talk "we are creators". I did an entire RS retreat on that one. I'd like to do another with quotes from both of things.

We are the clay in the potter's hands and we're potters of our own!
Thanks for reminding me of that talk.

Mimmers49 said...

Super cool layout!! Thanks for the video it is inspiring and so true!

Laurie said...

I love President Uchtdorf! He is such an amazing, inspiring man. That talk is definitely one of my favorites and still gives me chills everytime I hear it. What a cool idea to create a layout based on it.

Sara*P said...

I love that talk sooo much! Thanks for sharing the great video, too! May I ask what you used for the work "create" on the layout? I love that font! Thanks so much!

Mindy said...

I cry EVERY TIME I hear that.. it's amazing (and quite a blessing..) to have this re-surface right when I need it!! You are awesome..

stephanie howell said...

truly beautiful layout.

debevans said...

The video made my day...I just love that!!! Thank you!

Sarah Pandolfo said...

I love the layout. I have been wondering if I should buy that butterfly punch and now I know for sure I "NEED" it. Awesome layout as always!

Heidi said...

wow gorgeous layout, and the video is great, too! i also have to tell you...almost every day when i am in the office at work, i have your blog up so i can listen to the great playlist while i work! it's so uplifting - i do social work with foster children, and just a few positive songs really make a difference in my day. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey Liz!! 2 questions for you..
How did you do the title create? Is that with a cricuit?? I just ordered one (from HSN) & I am soooooooo flippin' excited. I read it will cut fabric too! yeah!!
and question #2 when your lo's are three dimensional like that do you still put them in an album??
talk soon~
Dawn in AZ

The Lonely Scrapbooker said...

Are you a Studio Calico person now?
I noticed the link on your list of links. I would LOVE to see what you do with a SC kit. I think they are awesome. Now if I could scraplift you using SC kit stuff that would just be amazing!

The Davis Rodeo said...

It's so funny you blogged about creating today because I was just thinking this morning how I want to create, craft, sew, just make something every day. I just can't find the time! We are all creative, like you said. It's just finding the time to do so. Sad, I know. I actually think this darn computer sucks my creativity away...or at least sucks the time away.

wowschow said...

Love this talk too. Makes me feel like what I do (scrapbooking, I mean) is a worthwhile hobby and I am really doing a great thing! My father-in-law always says that 'this will be the most well documented generation', and it's true. And I love that. Thanks for all your inspiration. Love your layouts.

Rachael said...

OMG this was an amazing video! THANK U for sharing it with me!! I also love your page of coarse :-) Thank you for this blog... it makes me soo happy, bc i love what you CREATE!

Jill said...

Such a great reminder that we all have a dose of creativity in us. Art is so subjective!

Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

Jane said...

I just came across your blog...That video was pretty great. I am not mormon but that was a great message....THANKS FOR SHARING :0)

Loni said...

That was exactly what I needed today. Made me teary eyed. Love it.

Ashleigh said...

Elizabeth-

I love your blog and go to it often as a source for inspiration to create. I don't usually comment but I had to tell you are admired and I'm so impressed with you sharing this message. You reach and inspire so many and this video was just what we need to be reminded of. These silly projects we do are not only fun, but they keep us sane because it lets us develop our innate gifts and talents. Thanks for the inspiration.
Lots of love,
Ashleigh
p.s. It also made me feel less guilty for spending half my day making bakerella's cake pops! Ha!

Elisa P. said...

this is the most beautifull layout !!!I've discovered your blog a few wekks ago wow I am so inspired by your photography and your creativity . Thanks so much. Elisa from France

MandieGirl said...

Such a beautiful page, and message. Love it.

Tina L :) said...

okay i have to ask because this is an ongoing issue with myself.. i can not for the life of me get those headbands to stay on my head? whats your trick? bc they seem so flawless and not a hair on your head seems out of place yet it bunches up and gives me mushroom top :( its killing me to not wear them out because they are too too precious!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

*gasp* i'm speechless Liz!

musesof said...

so beautifull layout !
i love that talk, too gook choice liz !

alexandra said...

I love that message too - so empowering and inspiring!
Love the way you create - you are oh so inspiring too!
thank you!

EmmaJ said...

Thanks for sharing that video. I love that talk and the video is so beautiful!

Gayle said...

Beautiful journaling!

Davinie said...

Love love this!

sharingmydaze said...

What an inspiring message. Thanks for sharing it.

Auntie Ann said...

So glad that you like it! I just took a big order for clips to soel yesterday, but you can email me if you have one in mind that you would like me to whip up for you! louandlee{at}gmail.com...

Jill said...

Hi Liz,

So I randomly stumbled on your blog and WOW!!! So inspiring!!! I'm not specifically a scrapbooker but love crafts and creating of all sorts (this was one of my fave talks too!) When my husband came home I told him I think I found the person I aspire to be (which kinda freaked him out! ha!) I LOVE LOVE LOVE your style (bright colors, fun, layers, your own twist) and I LOVE the music on your blog (I usually turn off any music on other peoples blogs because I want to listen to my own - selfish huh!) Judging on what's on your blog I think you'll like the album Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss... have you heard it? Also, my grandma is a Kartchner - Joyce, from mainly Arizona... Kartchner Caverns and all - just had to play the "do you know" game! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Jill

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Elisa said...

love the page and love the talk
thanks for inspiring me

KathyChen said...

Love the layout - reminds me why I love to create too. (Your blog is very inspiring - gorgeous photos, but also the journaling gives me ideas of what to write too) Quick technical question: how did you print on the 12x12 sheet?

shari walker said...

Love the layouts and thanks for the inspirational video...

Brown Family said...

I don't usually comment on your blog but check it quite often and had to also say that he is one of my favorite speakers and I loved this talk! It's so true!! I always love your pages and your ideas and your beautiful family! Thanks for doing such great work and for sharing your amazing God given talents with so many of us!

Jennifer (gojenlaw) said...

amazing video. Love the layout.

Cowan Family said...

I stumbled on your many months ago and am now a secret stalker (I love being hit with your gorgeous bright creations and photos everyday)!! You are fabulous in so many ways. I can feel your love for life, the gospel, family, being you and your crafts through everything you post on here. What a special gift that is, to yourself and others. Also stumbled on yours and Collin's photography blog the other day and am very jealous that I live on the other side of the world (Australia) and will never get a funky family protrait done! Fancy a trip to Australia???!!! hehehe
Thanks. Bev.

Kass Martin said...

Your blog posts are always so great and inspiring. I love your headbands too. Where are they from? the ones with the cute flowers? plus you have great style and always look awesome. :D

Paula J said...

Good Morning Elizabeth! You are such an inspiration to me. Yesterday I was awarded a Kreativ Blog Award and you are one of the recipients I chose to pass it along to - just visit my blog where it's waiting for you!

Robyn W. said...

I love your layout girl! Love it! Thanks for the shout-out :) And thanks for the video - I hadn't watched that before - so beautiful!! I LOVE IT! I hope your doing well! Love everything you do! Hugs!

Lesa said...

Funny how things happen in an ordinary day--I sometimes visit your blog and today just clicked on to pass the time and saw this video. You know, I needed to hear that message. Thank-you for posting it. Came at a good time for me!!

Talia said...

This video is really inspiring, so is your scrap page!

Dainon Haggard said...

Good for you! I love this video. Ki raved about this talk when she heard it! Very inspiring!