This week, I have SO much to share...more on this crazy faith journey we're on and the first installment of "Faith Friday" where I'm going to share "Scrapbooking Your Faith" (Or journaling/painting/documenting your faith) prompts to get you delving into your own faith journey...
But while I collect my thoughts, I have to tell you about something else I'm SO excited about!!!
This, my friends, is an exclusive Sweethaven Page Map designed by the amazing Becky Fleck to help celebrate my first novel, A Sweethaven Summer.
Becky's first book, Page Maps, came out around the same time as my first book (I think) and wow, it just flew off the shelves. It is a book I keep out regardless of where we move. Since that time, she's also released Page Maps 2 and she has the most fabulous Page Maps website where you can create pages based on her sketches.
Becky is not only amazingly talented, but she's wonderful to work with, she's encouraging and kind. I love when that happens.
This sketch makes me so happy...and I want to invite you to join me in creating a page based on it too.
Here's my take:
Rather than create a page specifically inspired by "A Sweethaven Summer", I decided to create a page about my life + "A Sweethaven Summer." More specifically, about this dream of writing my first novel coming true...
Having my first book signing is something I'll never, ever forget, so I wanted to document this part of the journey and Becky's sketch was such a great jumping off point. I find these sketches to be so helpful in sparking creativity. If you're ever stumped, hers is the website you need!
You can see I moved the placement of the flower/pinwheel element, mostly because I really loved this big Prima Flower and I really didn't have enough room for it in the bottom left-hand corner. But clustering it here with the photos made the whole thing come together.
I then added three smaller flowers in place of that element to balance everything out. Those flowers along with the ones up at the top and the big one off-center create the visual triangle I needed to pull the whole thing together.
So, do you want to give it a go?
Choose one of the theme prompts listed below and create a layout based on this sketch, in any size, any orientation, any way you want to interpret it and using any products you would like. Post a comment on this thread with a link to your entry.
The contest starts today and ends at midnight, Sunday, May13, 2012 (MST). This contest is open to everyone, everywhere!
- Create a layout about a friend or friends you haven't seen in a long time (or "create a layout that celebrates a special friendship).
- Create a layout about a place that's special to you.
- Create a layout about a dream that came true (that is the theme of Courtney's sample page above).
- Create a layout about your first love.
- Create a layout inspired by the cover of "A Sweethaven Summer."
This contest will be running both on the PageMaps blog and on here on my blog, so feel free to enter on either one.
What you can win:
For more inspiration, grab your own copy of A Sweethaven Summer and spend a little time on the Page Maps site...there's SO much to see!