Imagine & believe

Supplies: Patterned paper: October Afternoon (base), SEI(bugs) & Fancy Pants (label), Chipboard: Heidi Swapp, Stickers: Toga, Others: StazOn (black),White pen, black pen, ribbon, border punch, glossy accents & clear acrylic

"Imagine & believe" were words from an English teacher at school. She always said that we had to use our imaginations, dream big and believe that hard work will pay off. From time to time, I would forget and engage in a self-pity fest. What advice have you gotten that you still use today?

This layout features my second nephew, O, trying so hard to emulate his big brother to flash the "peace" sign. It was fun to watch and made me wonder if I was like that too, trying to copy my older brother's every move. I have certainly out-grown that! :)

This layout was inspired the sketch at Pile it On, the ad at Ad This & the catalyst at Creative Therapy.
*Edited* I won the challenge at Ad This! :) Pin It


Julie said...

this is great Yvonne love the leaves and the pics. Thanks for playing with us at Ad this.

~amy~ said... it....the clear base is fabbie! I'm a firm believer in "things happen for a reason" might not realize it during the time when things are happening but I think things/situations make us stronger, kwim?

Timi O. Mercado said...

Love this! I love how you used a series of photos.

Timi, Pile it on DT

milkcan said...

Gorgeous layout! So delicate and beautiful!

Unknown said...

Totally love this layout!Beautiful colors and design and such gorgeous photos!
That's such a great advice...I guess I learned to not put my energy in things that can't be changed...but to focus on the now and here and what can be.One of my favorite quotes ="We cannot direct the wind,but we can adjust the sails".Hugs,Jeanet

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

How true of that teacher!

TV Tower on Sinhagad - Going Inside Clouds

DMG said...

What a beautiful page and wise words! Faith is something we all need a little more of, and without imagination, well...I can't imagine where I'd be!

Janijap said...

This is such a beautiful lo!

Maggi said...

What adorable pictures and I love how you scrapped them!

mandysea said...

WOW, this is just sooo beautifully scrapped Yvonne!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Just fabulous! Your photos, accents, colors, embellies are all wonderful! Thanks for joining in at Pile It On!, love your take on the sketch. ~Denise :)

Anonymous said...

OMG.... he is so cute... I just want to squeeze him!

Thanks for playing again!

-- dalis

PIO Owner

craftypagan said...

This is a beautiful layout! The piccies are just so cute-really made me smile:) I love your take on the sketch. Hugs Rowena-Pile it On dt

raindropecho said...

Ooooh I really love what you've done here! Great pictures, great colors, love this layout! Thanks for joining us this week and hope to see you back :D
- Ann @ Pile It On!

Maureen said...

Such a great LO!! Love that you did it on acrylic - so cool! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

Vickilyn said...

Love it!! And I LOVE the story behind Imagine & Believe!

Thanks for playing with us at PILE IT ON!


Linda Beeson said...

How amazing is this layout on that clear background piece! Wonderful.

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