Monday, February 15, 2010

more than paper and glue

This is probably one of my favorite pages of all time... and not because I used Dear Lizzy products (although that was pretty cool) but because of the meaning behind the page. Creativity isn't just about the end result to me. It's about the process. I create for so many different reasons and this page specifically was for meaning.
As I glued down each butterfly wing the sweetest thoughts and moments fluttered through my mind.
Thoughts about how blessed I am to be a mommy, of our family, of how fast time goes by, what I've learned about myself and how I want to grow, what I want to teach through example. So now when I look at this page there is so much more to it than paper and glue.

Don't ever change who you are to fit in. Remember your divine worth. Find you. Be you. I love you.

Supplies:
Dear Lizzy
: music note paper, tiny heart paper, glitter typewriter thickers (coming soon), favorite pen

56 comments:

Zarah said...

What an ADORABLE page! :D

EmmaJ said...

That is such a sweet page! Thanks for sharing how personal it is.

Amanda Profumo said...

Gorgeous page... love it! All those butterflies make me VERY happy!

Dani said...

That is SO adorable and I can see all the love behind it! Thanks for sharing; I'm a big fan of Dear Lizzy :)

Kimberly said...

Lovely page. All the butterflies are wonderful and the journaling uplifting.

Amy said...

This page is one of the main reason's I scrap. To send a message to my kids if something were to happen to me, to let them know who they were growing up and what life can hold for them, and to let them know how much I love them forever!
Thank you for this post! Amazing!
Pure Inspiration!!! Thank you!

Scrappy Girl said...

Lovely. Such a sweet message for your daughter.

Beth said...

such a lovely page!

Kataroo said...

Beautiful page and even more beautiful sentiments :)

Amy said...

I love it when you share your personal thoughts like this with us. You must have sat down after church yesterday to make this page...I always get spiritually sentimental on Sundays. I love Sundays. :)

Kathy said...

Seriously! A) This is adorable B) What time do you wake up woman? It's an early post or maybe it's a really late one. C) I can't wait for your Dear Lizzy line to come out. The people at Archivers are probably sick of me asking about all things Elizabeth Kartchner, book, scrapbook line, etc. You are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

P.S. What happened to your Deary Lizzy column in CK? I miss it so much. It was always the first column I read as soon as the mail came.

Leslie said...

I love this page! I have a question that you have probably already answered somewhere, but do you put these types of pages in a page protector? I have seen all of these neat embellies like these and I think it would kill me to mash them into a page protector. Just wondering. LOVE the page!

domestic goddess said...

love the butterflies, so sweet

Tiffany said...

Sweet page. Creating is something that I do to remember the special moments I experience as a mommy, wife and in my growth as a women of God. Whether it be baking cupcakes for those I love or scrapbooking projects crafts always put me in a thoughtful mood.

Great post Lizzy!

mommy2alex said...

Such a beautiful page - love the butterflies and of course your sweetie's sweet kissable cheeks!!

rebekah said...

this is a wonderful thought. i did a page something like this a while back - "dreamer" with butterflies - its of myself sleeping as a child and when i was making it i felt a little the same way.. maybe its the butterflies! thanks for sharing your story and life with us - love your blog

Rebekah Williams said...

Precious message to pass on to your daughter. I love it!

Jami Balmet said...

Oooh this is soo cute!!!

I love love love the butterflies! Great job!!

Lori said...

So beautiful. Just ordered my Dear Lizzy goodies last week. Cannot wait to get my hands on them:)

Barbi D. said...

This is just SO GOOD on so many levels! tfs

Amber Ulmer said...

lovely liz!
all those butterflies are such a great addition!

Applemimi said...

love love love your LO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

margie said...

what a great message...i love YOU...
these butterflies are breathtaking...
call me k?
loves
m

susie lavender said...

I'm wondering about the fate of the butterflies also and any other bulky embellishment when the page is loaded into a page protector or an album. I'd hate to spend all that time making such a beautiful page and then have it all smashed. What is your secret?

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

The butterflies are breathtaking, as well as the message. Your children will be so grateful for these beautiful little pieces of art you have created for them :)

Rhonna Farrer said...

love this. so fun!
xox
R

Sara Ancich said...

So pretty. Both the pictures and the layout.

Rebecca Grinder said...

I was so happy to pick up some Dear Lizzy at my local craft store last week! Whoopie!

Mariona said...

Wooow!!
Me encantan las mariposas!!
Me encanta la página!

Kises of Barcelona!

Scrapamum said...

I can see why you love this layout so much. Everything about it is gorgeous!

Jen said...

What a stunning page! I just got some Dear Lizzy stuff- can't wait to start scrapping with them!

Sarah said...

Such a cute layout...love the butterflies!!

Jenn Di Paolo said...

My scrappy girls and I LOVE this LO. We'd love to lift it...hope you don't mind. :)

Starr said...

Beautiful LO & journaling. So nice to read your thoughts behind it too :)

mirela said...

i'm a huge fan of your work & your blog .. I love this layout & especially the quote so gorgeous XX

Lindsay Bateman said...

ahhh...be still my heart...this is so gorgeous. love the layout, the butterflies, the journaling...the message "behind" the page. SO INSPIRING!
Thank you for reminding me of so many things.
YOU ROCK!

Lisa G. said...

STUNNING!!

ginika said...

This layout is just beautiful as well as the thought behind it. Even my husband who is an entomologist said it was very clever. We both love it! Keep creating!

Carri said...

Sweet baby girl, lovely products, great LO and heartwarming journaling. Your thoughts about the page brought tears to my eyes. It's wonderful to count our blessings. Thanks for sharing! You rock that butterfly punch!!!

Anna Sigga said...

this is one cute layout - love all the butterflies!!

Melissa Mann said...

wow! amazing layout! love the multitude of butterflies!

Just ME said...

who punched ALL of those butterfies for you? Surely, it wasn't you? I'm guessing that now you're hit the big time you have a pleb to do it for you?!?!?!

Elisa said...

OMG!! it´s the cutest layout i´ve ever seen...
those butterflies are just AMAZING
thanks for sharing
xoxo
elisa

Sheila said...

I made a LO for my big girl Alanis
-she's 12- with lots of butterflies
flying around the page but I was stuck with the journaling. I feel she is flying away from me so much faster than I want her to... You just show me that sometimes a simple message is just enough to show my true feelings. Thank u for giving me the inspiration.

Michele Brooks said...

so beautiful. i love the simplicity. great message!

Meital said...

That's a beautiful page!
And it got more beautiful as I kept reading your post...
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.. I was so moved..

Hugs :):):)

Gen said...

Fabulous LO...cant wait to get my hands on your adorable line!!! Thank you for your oh so amazing and continuous inspiration <3

Jennifer said...

An amazingly beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing.

~kelly marie~ said...

This is just so beautiful! You totally made me smile!

*reyanna klein* said...

What a gorgeous page! I just got that heart paper yesterday, and I can't wait to create with it! LOVE the butterflies with that paper! Awesomeness! :)

Laci J said...

I made a page like this a couple months ago and after putting it in my scrapbook the butterfly wings laid flat and it doesnt look very good at all. How do you do it?

Winter said...

What a great page! I love the journaling and all the butterflies! And what a cute litte girl! :)

Ciacchina said...

bellissimo LO! tutte quelle farfalline sono meravigliose!

Julie said...

Wow! I love the butterfly-goodness!

Heather said...

I love the journaling on this. I want to lift this and do something for both of my kids. I don't comment much but I find you so inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This weekend I decided to scraplift this outstanding butterfly layout. It is so perfect that I even added the oh-so-true journaling. My daughter is 7 but soon enough she'll be a teen and that's when I'll haul out this LO and remind her to just "BE YOU"! Thank you Liz for your work - it's always such an inspiration. I had fun fun FUN with all the butterflies!! My next project will be the "Flutter" LO - love that too... Love, Gina (from Italy)