Friday, August 15, 2014

Inspiration Elevator Blog Hop

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 .
We are thrilled to welcome back as a guest designer with our team, the uber creative and wonderfully artsy Misty Russell!
This month's challenge is issued by the amazing Jayne Morgan. Jayne mixes classic styling with fun and funky embellishments and artistic mixed media touches. Here is her challenge for us, in her own words:
Time(d) to Change
It's no secret amongst my crafty friends that my biggest hang up when scrapbooking is procrastination. Being a perfectionist can certainly benefit the end result, but quite often, we worry so much about the outcome that we forget to enjoy the process! On a couple of occasions when I've had to complete a tight deadline for DT calls or assignments, I've been forced to throw caution aside and complete a page within an hour. This for me in itself is a miracle, but the most surprising part was that I not only thoroughly enjoyed the carefree process, but the end results have been some of my most favourite pages. Here's lies the inspiration for this months challenge - I'd like you to gather your photo's, papers and a collection of supplies you think you may need, hibernate to your creative space and take 30 minutes to create whatever you like.........not a minute more! Contrary to what you may think, the pressure is off here. Chances are the final result will not be your best ever project as the time constraint is a little extreme (!), but it's a well known saying that creativity flourishes when we are willing to take risks! Enjoy the process.

Honestly I was sooo excited to do this challenge. Ive done pages in 30 minutes before with friends at crops and LOVE the challenge and stress that comes with finishing in a short time.
 Here is my final layout:

 And here is my process. First I picked out a photo, a kit to work with, and I also used a sketch since I was on a time limit, I need to just get in there and create. I used the August Memory Nest sketch #22. I also used my phones stopwatch and had a Diet Pepsi on hand.. of course.

This is my process at 10 minutes, I had cut out all the papers, distressed them, and adhered them down, and even added a bit of stitching, my sewing machine sits on the desk next to me.

At the 20 minute mark, I had the pictures on it with some embellies. I even added some misting splats, after my photos were added, something I don't do much because I've run into some problems in the past.. lol..

I felt it needed a few more touches and ended my page at the 23.32 mark. And I am pretty happy with my final result. So it can be done, a page under 30 minutes....

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!
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 and finish within 30 minutes and share your blog link at the IE blog. We would love to see what you were inspired to make! 

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!!


  1. Wow fabulous Wendi, you got so much on there......and stitching too! What a trooper, at 23 mins I think you take the lead Lol!

  2. Love the papers...didn't think about a sketch - that is a good idea and I had my phone there ticking it away too - it was really good fun. Gorgeous page:)

  3. What a fun are so smart to use a sketch!!

  4. What the heck??!! You put us to shame! So much accomplished and it's gorgeous too! I love that your got us pics as you progressed that takes time too! Fabulous!

  5. Loving the colours and products you used on here!! This is awesome Wendi!!

  6. Wonderful layout Wendi! Great photos and mix of patterned papers! So fun and cheerful!

  7. Gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the photos!!!!!

  8. This is beautiful! Love the vibrant colors and patterns!

  9. Sooo much fun! I love these challenges at crops too! Your page is amazing!

  10. Aww...what a fun and sweet page. I loved working with this collection!!

  11. LOVE your layout and reading about your inspiration process!!

  12. Love that you took pics of your progress. Your colors are perfect on this fun summer page!

  13. Great job with this sketch. Love the papers you used.

  14. Wendi, gorgeous page using the sketch and under 30 minutes!!! I love how you used this fab collection. Such an adorable theme too!!! Thank you for playing along with tMN!!


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