Monday, September 15, 2014

Go Big- Inspiration Elevator Blog Hop.

Hello and good morning....

Welcome to the 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 very talented Christine Meyer!

This month's challenge is issued by the creative Christa Uttley. Here is her challenge for us, in her own words:
 GO BIG OR GO HOME: Scrapbookers as a rule use what photos they have on  hand or if you are designing, whatever pictures allow you to best showcase your lines or express your paper lines. This month's challenge is to be very deliberate about your photo choice because we are going
BIG! Bigger than 8x10 if you can do it. Recently, I saw a friend using a 12x12 she had printed at the local Costco and was stunned at the power this GIANT image had on her story telling. (If you'd rather not spend any extra on your photo then scrap those large baby pictures or a wedding shot you have lying around.)  Think scenic vistas or think about all the details that go missing in
your world and blow them up. Be brave!

Here are the MUST DO's: Must be at least 8x10 in size. We want this GIANT photo to take centre stage and tell the story in a big way.

Here's my page, I used an 8x10 that I got printed off at Walgreens. I have only scrapped a hand full of larger photos so I was nervous, yet excited to attempt this challenge.
I had this photo of the kids from Memorial Day at the beach, and just loved it of the three of them all together.

I used some Simple Stories summer papers and embellies, I wanted the page to just feel like summer.

And added a bit of stitching through the page also:

Here is the hop line up to check out:
Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!


  1. Oh Wendi...I just love how your page came together, from the vertical embellishments to the banner at the's just perfect!

  2. This is so whimsical and fun - love all your embellishing and the banner!!

  3. Your page has that wonderful summery 'sand' kissed feel! I love that you stitched through the title, great job.

  4. Fantastic! Great photo and love the way you used it. Great page and embellies too.

  5. amazing large photo... great papers and accents

  6. Love all the embellies and banner, SO FUN!

  7. Sooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors and that larger photo!!!!!!

  8. Gorgeous take on this challenge. Love the fun product choice and that picture is so fun!!!

  9. LOVE the layout and the layers banner is perfect!


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