Monday, June 16, 2014

Inspiration Elevator Blog Hop

Welcome to another month of Inspiration Elevator!

Our main purpose here at IE is to challenge ourselves, each other and YOU to take the creative process to the next level;  to inspire growth and change in our scrapbooking beyond the mundane.
You can see all of Inspiration Elevator's previous challenges at our blog and catch us on Facebook and Instagram (soon!) too.

This month's challenge is issued by the innovative Michelle Hernandez. Michelle's style is about telling the story with a clean and simple, yet artsy approach, an awareness of current trends, and garnished with her use of chipboard and often neutral colours. Here is her challenge for us, in her own words:

The challenge for June 15th is- make a public scrapbook page. You are making a page to go up at work or to give away to a family member to put up in their space. In your blog post you will tell us how knowing this page isn't going in a book or in your home changed your style. Did you go all out and make something that is 3D? Did you suppress your love of a particular color or product? How do you feel about the page being public- outside your regular audience of scrapbook lovers who read your blog or open your books at home?

For my project, I actually made a page for my mom's scrapbook album. A few years ago I had the idea that each of us siblings ( I come from a family of all girls) could make scrapbook pages and give them to my mom to add to her album so she could have updated pictures of the kids and look through them. I usually make a two page spread for the album so I can add lots of photos.

Here is my two page layout, I scrapped some photos of what our family had been up to the last few months. 

Left side:
Right side:
I always find that my style changes a bit when I scrap for someone else. I don't do many two pagers and I tend to add aLOT less embellies on the page, to avoid making them too bulky. I didn't even mist on the page either. I kept it pretty clean and simple..

Here's a complete list of this month's participating designers!  We encourage you to check out each designer's creation this month, then come on back and give the challenge a try yourself!
We have a couple of regular artists taking a summer hiatus and look forward to the return of Joanne Burton and Christa Uttley in the fall.
Meantime, if you've wanted to participate as a guest designer with Inspiration Elevator, just contact team lead, Ann at ann jobes at bell dot net 
Now it's your turn to get creating about art you share publicly, and share your blog link at the IE blog. We would love to see what you were inspired to make! 

Thanks soooo much for stopping by today!!!!!


  1. What a lovely gift for your mom..that is a great idea!! (might have to steal it!)

  2. I love your idea to make a page for your Mum each year! I love your clean and simple page; even with no misting or bulky embellishments it still has your lovely style!

  3. What a precious gift for your mom! Your style is distinctly different on a page that you are not doing for yourself - need observations!

  4. What a wonderful gift for your mom! Love the clean look to this 2 pager!

  5. what a great idea and i am sure your mom loves getting all the pages :)

  6. Lovely idea for a gift for your Mom and nicely done Wendi.


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