Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Inspired By Laura



Welcome to another Inspiration Elevator reveal! We are thrilled to celebrate the end of our first year of Inspiration Elevator challenges and are anticipating that the second year will see that creative growth continue to go UP! To celebrate our first anniversary and our fabulous designers, Christa and Ann decided to challenge our designers to take an in-depth look at a fellow designer's artistic portfolio via her blog, choose elements from that designers creations,and incorporate them into her
own work. In other words, we are encouraging a scrapLIFT! Rather than a mere copy of someone else’s work, this is a stylistic scraplift that should inspire each designer to grow creatively as she is inspired, yet remain true to her own style.
Asthe second year of this creative journey begins, and as the popularity of Inspiration Elevator increases, we have created a new blog for our Inspiration Elevator Challenges. So, if you want to play along you can find the challenges and links to the inspiration all in one place! To celebrate our first year, our hopping will incorporate RAKs along the way – how exciting! Now, before you go hopping along, we want to let you know of a few
personnel changes.

While, we are so excited to welcome back most of our original design team members for year two, we are saddened to be saying goodbye to Audrey Yeager. Audrey has creatively embraced every challenge over the past year, and has been a super part of our design team over the past 12 months. We hope your will continue to stop by her blog and see her gorgeous creations. Thank you Audrey for sharing our journey – we are grateful for you!

We are very pleased to announce a new member to our design team. Join us as we welcome Jodi Wilton. Jodi's design style is happy and whimsical and we are looking forward to sharing this new year of growth with her and seeing how her creative muse is tickled by our challenges.

We mentioned RAKs or giveaways at each designer’s blog this month,since we’re celebrating our first year. Please read each designer’s instructions regarding the giveaway as they will vary. We will post a final list of winners on April 24th on the Inspiration Elevator blog, so be sure to pop back, and if you create something based on this month’s challenge, please link it up on the blog!


I loved looking through Laura's blog, as she is so talented.  If you haven't been by her blog before, you should go!  When I saw this layout, I was drawn to the hand stitching and new that is what I wanted to challenge myself to do.  I sew on my layouts all of the time, but with a machine, not by hand.

For my layout today I used the new Trendsetter collection by Fancy Pants along with a number of different Unity stamps, my Cricut a button from A Flair for Buttons and some twine.



Here is the hand stitching that Laura inspired me to do.  I used some May Arts twine.

And a close up of the stamping, button and cricut flowers.  The polaroid cut is from the Jillibean Soup Placemats.

I was inspired by this sketch on the Fancy Pants blog:

I have some Core'dinations paper up for grabs for you today.  All as you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you want to try on your next layout that would make you step out of your box and challenge you and then be sure to leave a comment on the Inspiration Elevator Blog at the end of the Hop.



Stop by and see what the designers on this adventure have created:

Christa
Uttley

Laura
Whitaker

Audrey
Yeager

Lisa
Moen

Laurel
Seabrook

Ann Jobes
Cathy
Harper

Sue
Sykes

Lisa Spiegel
Joanne
Burton

Jodi Wilton
Inspiration
Elevator





40 comments:

~amy~ said...

Love how your were inspired...

Jeanne said...

Great layout, Laurel. I like how you showcased different parts of it so we could see all the details. Wonderful work!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeee your lo!! LOVING the colors, the layered photos, the flowers... gorgeous!!

Joanne said...

Fabulous layout! I adore this paper collection and you seriously rocked using it!
Joanne xo

Annette said...

lovely inspiration... your layout is adorable and I love those flowers...

Sue Sykes said...

WTG on the hand stitching - I love the look too but never use the technique... Hmmm may have to dig out my needles!

Laura said...

Amazing lyout, the collection is just perfect! Hope you liked handstitching!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, it's been a whole year already?? How time flies! Congratulations to all of you for an amazing first year. I'm looking forward to another great year of inspiration.
LOVE your layout for today's challenge! I stitch all the time, too...but hardly ever do any hand-stitching. How fabulous it looks. Love that you used twine. So love those flowers and the overlapped photos, too. Every little detail is amazing!

Jodi said...

AMAZING like always!! Love what you did!!

Buffy Esser said...

Oh I love your layout and the hand stitching...as for what I'd like to try...I am still pretty new at this so everything I do is kind of new LOL but I do like how stitching looks on layouts..I've done it a couple times

Bev said...

fabulous work on the original and the lift.. very inspirational. Congrats on a year and the new blog.

Angi Barrs said...

Your page is so adorable! Love those flowers.

Lisa Spiegel said...

Love that touch of handstitching! It's not easy to do!

Sally Cranney said...

Beautiful layout! Love all the fun elements you used. For me one thing I'd love to incoporate to challenge me is more layering. I have a tendency to stay in my little rut and my goal is to layer a lot more.

Christa said...

Laurel! You really channeled Laura here. I adore your little touches of stitching and your flowers are so wonderful. Thanks for being part of our IE journey. Looking forward to another year!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love how you did this layout. I have written on my list of new things I want o is sew. I love how you underscore title. I will try to do that soon. Great job.

Karen Pedersen said...

So cute! Pink and green always make me happy!

wendipooh13 said...

LOVE your LO and fun fun use of the FP!!!!!

LisaM said...

Love the hand stitching, colors and all the flowers! Gorgeous layout!

Darcy said...

Hand stitching is where it's at! Nicely done.

dstandard said...

Fabulous page Laurel! Love it

Tracey said...

I am loving your page Laurel!! Just gorgeous!!

GinniG said...

What a BEAUTIFUL page! I noticed on both pages there's a lot of white space... I struggle with that so I'm going to try that on my next page! :)

Carla said...

Gorgeous layout Laurel - love all of your details.

Carla said...

Gorgeous layout Laurel - love all of your details.

Scrapenabler said...

Great layout, love your hand stitching.

Karenladd said...

What a great layout! Love the way the black and white border frames it and all the fun details like the film strips and flowers! I would like to do more misting on my next layout because it's a look that I love but am kind of nervous about using!

SHartl said...

What a great blog hop and love how you are all inspired by each other! Your layout is fabulous and fun! I am a beginner scrapbooker so there's a lot I would like to try. I think though that finding new ways to journal is a big one for me. And I would like to stamp more often on my layouts.

Malin/malwa said...

Lovely layout! The details are awesome.
I would love to try ans machine stitch on my layouts, but... :)

Cathy said...

love, love, love this! great job and love the inspiration you took!

Nicole said...

This is wonderful! I love how you incorporated the stitching!

Peggy said...

fabulous layout, love all the layers and those flowers rock. something to get me out of my box is trying to be a little looser with my layouts - I tend to measure everything and line things up.

Darlene Whalley said...

LOVE your layout, its gorgeous! I want to try my hand at using stamps as a background and using white space, as I adore that look.

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous layout. Love the new picture of you.

Sherri said...

love the flowers. great hand stitching. I should try that!

Ann said...

Great layout, Laurel, and I suspect that you are a quick scrapper, so something like hand stitching would stretch that for you, I imagine! There aren't too many techniques that I haven't or wouldn't try on my pages, but I seem to have a stash of ribbon that only gets used to pretty up a card, so for me, a challenge would be to use ribbon on a future layout.
Good question!
- Ann Jobes
www.lovestnpaper.com

Sheila H said...

I would love to try hand stitching on a layout. It's something I've never done.

StampNK said...

I would like to try using paint on my layouts because that's something I never do, even though I have all the materials !

bonnie said...

Oh goodness such super cute layouts! Xx

Laureen said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary!

Love your beautiful layout! Lucky to scraplift Laura's work. Laura's work are always FAB!

On my net layout I hope to owkr on creating chevrons using my corner punch as I learned from another post which really amazes me!

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