Tuesday, November 13, 2018

You Are A Superstar - Scrap Our Stash

Hello, again! I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Tuesday Morning Sketches reveal, please scroll on down.

Today I am sharing my take on the November Golden Globe Challenge from Scrap Our Stash. Here is a look at the movie board:

Our challenge is to create a layout using star patterned paper AND/OR 3 or more star embellishments. Along with that, we are to use the quote, "Don't settle for the little dream, go on to the big one."

Here is what I came up with:

These photos of Abby are from 2017. She was voted in not only as Teacher of the Year for the elementary school but she was also voted in as District Teacher of the Year, as well. Pretty darn impressive after only 4 years of teaching. These awards couldn't have come at a better time for her. She had had a really tough year with several challenging kiddos in her classroom and I think she was beginning to question if teaching special education was the right choice. In fact, a few days before she was told she was "teacher of the year" she came out with a big scratch across the side of her face from one of her students. Being voted in as "Teacher of the Year" showed her that her co-workers and the administration were taking notice and she was doing a good job. It was just what she needed to reenergize her.

Now, being the proud Mama that I am, I am going to have a lot of journaling for this layout, so I created a place for hidden journaling by my photo on a folded cardstock mat. That way the photo can flip up to show the journaling underneath.

I used several gold star brads scattered around may layout to satisfy that part of the challenge, and the quote was another reason I went with this story. From the time Abby started getting a report card in elementary school, she decided she was going to make all A's. We never put that pressure on her - she put it on herself. When she went all the way through elementary school with straight A's, she said she was going to continue it through jr. high and high school - and she did it - graduating top of her class, being valedictorian, and receiving multiple scholarships. And she didn't stop there, either! She went on to graduate from Missouri State - Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA. Quite an achievement and I am so proud of her for living her dream!

Here are a few close-ups of the quote, title, and clusters:

I am so glad to have had this challenge to give me the push to get these photos scrapped! I would love to see your take on the challenge, too!

Be sure to stop by Scrap Our Stash for more design team inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a great day!


  1. This is absolutely amazing!!! LOVE IT! Your work is always so inspiring Lori, makes me want to call in to work and spend all day scrapping lol! Have a blessed week friend!

  2. What a sweet story! I'm proud of her, too. It takes a dedicated person with a big heart to do what she is doing, and our world has been blessed by kind-hearted teachers. :)

  3. WOW! A super layout for a superstar!!