I want to share something new and fun with you! I joined forces with a group of very talented scrappy ladies from near and far, who want to raise the bar in their own creative process, through unique challenges that we issue to each other once a month. Together we are "Inspiration Elevator" or IE for short!
These won't be run of the mill challenges and we hope you will join us each month and be inspired by the innovative designs we create.
This is not a blog hop, and there are no prizes, but we would love it if you would take a few minutes to see what the rest of the Inspiration Elevator team has created. We are sure you will feel inspired to be creative yourself:
The first challenge, issued by Christa, is two-fold: to create a new project that reflects your personal scrappy style, and to use a new product or technique that you find inspiring right now.
This is the layout I created for this challenge.....
I love: distressed and masculine papers, 5 x 7 photos, lots of layers of patterned papers, clusters of embellishments, border punches,banners and flags, tickets, wood, inked edges, hand stitching and most of all a great photo of my littlest man.
Also, if you have visited my blog before you probably know that my husband and I have 3 sons, 2 in their 20's and the little guy in the photo, most people upon meeting us assume he was an oops - he wasn't, he was our chosen child, adopted and loved long before that. I tell you this as many of my layout titles have 'adoption language' such as 'mine', 'forever' and 'ever'.... this is something else that makes this layout truly me.
A 't' rub-on makes a monogrammed star!
Now what is new... well this line of papers is from a company called "Lucky 7", which are not technically new, but as I have only recently discovered them, they are new to me! And they are Canadian! The rich colours of this particular line with it's spirograph-esque pattern spoke to me as soon as I saw it. And sometimes that is all it takes to get the mojo flowing!
I hope you find the time to play along with this challenge to create a layout that is truly you. And if you do, leave me a comment with a link to your project and I will definitely come and leave you some love!
Thank you for visiting!