Hello and good morning.....
Happy Thursday and getting closer to the weekend... always a good thing right?
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 our usual boundaries.
You can see all of Inspiration Elevator's previous challenges on Facebook .
This month's challenge is issued by the creative and prolific Lisa Spiegel, a scrapbooker from California who works hard to keep her pages focused on the photos and the story. Here it is in her own words:
" January is a month where we make resolutions, start fresh and have a new outlook towards many things. Our scrapping is the same way! We start new albums, pick "one little word" for new focus and even try new techniques. My challenge this month is to use the word "new" to inspire your page. Try to move beyond new products (although that is fun!) and scrap about something "new" you're committed to (maybe a new diet?), "new" to you experience and while you're at it, use a "new to you" technique. Something you've NEVER tried before this page. Tell us how it goes in your blog post!!"
Here's my page I came up with. This year for my word I choose the word... STRONG...
To be stronger as a mother, as a wife, in who I am and where I stand, to be stronger physically and push myself in working out and being healthier.
I feel like at this point in my life, the word makes sense. With the new year just starting, we have already had two funerals on the family, and I am hoping this isn't a for shadowing of what the new year holds, but the word fits, to be strong, even though I may not feel like I am.
For a new technique I ended up embossing a doily and the misting over it to give it color and make the stars just pop out a bit:
I added some hidden journaling of why I choose this word and what it means to me:
And added some fun at the top of the page:
We encourage you to check out each designer's creation this month: here's a complete list of this month's participating designers!