Sunday, February 15, 2015

Final Inspiration Elevator Hop

After some thought and consideration, the time has come to retire Inspiration Elevator. But before we go, we need to hold a big retirement party, so we've invited everyone who's been involved with Inspiration Elevator back for one last reveal, and to our delight most were able to accept! We are so delighted to have so many IE alumni along this month! Thank you to each of you for helping us end our elevator ride with so much fun and creative energy!

This month's challenge is posed by one of IE's co-creators and team admin, Ann.
This month's challenge is simple, but I hope, challenging as well. 
Here's the challenge: Inspiration Elevator launched on May 15, 2012 and at that time, we explained our purpose as, "Welcome to Inspiration Elevator! What a thrilling day! Today is the launch of Inspiration Elevator (IE), a challenge blog created by my dear friend Christa Uttley and me. We chose the name Inspiration Elevator because it is our intent to raise our creativity to heights through challenges issued every month. We want to raise our designs from the ordinary to the extraordinary. We hope you'll join us on our journey!


IE is a group of like minded scrappy friends who want to raise the bar in their own creative process through unique challenges that we issue to each other once a month. These won't be run of the mill challenges and we hope you'll join us each month and be inspired by the creative designs we've created." 
That vision has remained unchanged over the last (almost) 3 years. The challenge this month is to just create - no holds barred. Take some time, or challenge yourself to do it in 1/2 hour if time is tight, but think about what you'd like to create if there were no agenda, no design team requirement. In other words, create for you, and enjoy the process!
We hope you'll take the time to hop through and visit each of our participant's blogs, beginning with our guests, then our current team, and finishing off with our co-founders. Feel free to leave comments and lavish each one with appreciation for all that they each brought to the Inspiration Elevator challenge over the last 3 years!

I am so happy to be taking part in the Inspiration Elevator's last hop.  I really enjoyed my time on the team, such a wonderful group of girls and I am so happy that I still keep in touch with them!

I love the challenge for the hop.  For a number of reasons I had to cut back on some Design Teams so creating something just for fun... love doing that!  For my layout I used the Urban Market collection by Teresa Collins to scrap these photos of my youngest daughter on her first day of Grade 11 - geesh they grow up fast!  I have used some Unity LOL(Time to Be Happy) and SMAK kits (Moments Like These, You Can Do Anything)

I also dug out some of my neglected SRM Stickers!  I still love to layer the stickers over photos!


I can't believe I created a project without using any die cut from my Silhouette!

I was inspired by this sketch at Let's Capture Our Memories



23 comments:

Jayne said...

Great choice of papers Laurel, love how you worked the patterns to create a 'cool' school page.

Christa said...

Laurel! So glad you could join us for our last hurrah! We have been blessed to have you with us over the years too. I adore your use of the text type paper her and your stripes all along the bottom. You really have a way of layering your embellishing pieces to create great flow. Thanks again for being an IE Alum! xo

Bananastamper said...

Fun layout and a beautiful photo of your daughter.

Jodi said...

Its been fun working with you on several teams over the last few years!! This layout is so much fun, and I love how you layer everything!!

Denise said...

Love what you did with the sketch. Your layering is really well done!

Laura said...

I always admire your use of stickers, your layering technique adds so much depth to your pages.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the alpha papers!!!!

elisa delora said...

I love your design and muted colours- these layers are gorgeous! Love your work! Thanks for joining us at LCOM!

wendipooh13 said...

such a fun page and love love your layers and fun details at the bottom of the page!!!

Lisa Spiegel said...

I love your page...the TC papers and embellies are some of my favorites and I just love how you used the SRM stickers, too!

Ashley Horton said...

Great take on the sketch Laurel, and I love the neutral colors!

LisaM said...

I love the neutral colors and all your layers of embellies on this beautiful page!

Katherine (sutty) said...

What a super page and great take on the sketch, I love all the layers of stickers and papers.

~amy~ said...

LOVE the layout Laurel!

Jeanne said...

I'm sure it's hard to say good-bye to something you truly enjoyed, but wowee, you sure are going out with a bang! Fabulous layout. You have great instincts when it comes to layering and adding embellishments. You are a darn good photographer, too! What lovely pictures of your beautiful daughter! Thanks for sharing!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is beautiful, Laurel! I really love how you work patterned paper! And you have mad layering skills, too. SOooooo love the layered tags down at the bottom!

Tracey said...

Loving the neutral colour scheme!! Awesome page!!

Cher K said...

I love all the layering and those cool papers. Great color combo. Thanks for joining us at LCOM.
-Cher

Beatrice Lawson said...

Beautiful page and love that you used a "boy" collection on a page about your daughter!

Joanne said...

Great layout, Laurel! You really captured a 'school' feel with your alpha pattern paper, file folder tab and fabulous tags! Love it!
Joanne xo

Ann said...

What a great back to school page that works so well for older kids! I love your layers of embellishments and tags and that was something I've always admired in your work. Those stickers layered over the photos are add great wow factor. I'm humbled and thankful that you joined us this month - thanks so much!

Shirley Mijares Mascarina said...

Very inspiring! Love your clustering and the use of neutral colors, perfect fit for your photos. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at LCOM!

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful take on the sketch - really love the color scheme - thanks for playing along at Let's Capture Our Memories

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