Thursday, January 15, 2015

Strong.-- Inspiration Elevator Blog Hop.

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!  
Why not give the challenge a try yourself? Then pop by our Facebook page and share with us what you created!

I also used the Stuck Jan 1 sketch for my layout.

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


  1. Great word and page...I love that technique of embossing on a doily! I'd never thought of that! Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. I like that you've tucked your journalling in there and the technique on the doily. It's a great word.....good luck!

  3. Love the embossed doily (I am going to have to try it) and your stitching and misting! Beautiful page!

  4. I haven't dry embossed on a doily before - must remember to give that a try. Strong is a great theme for the year, and my deepest condolences. I hope your year turns around and there isn't so much grief for you and your family. Lovely, symbolic page.

  5. Gorgeous!! LOVING the doily, the photo of you and the title work!!!!!

  6. Gorgeous bold colors, textural elements, and AMAZING sentiment. You go girl!

  7. Great page, love what you did to the doily and that you added the meaning of your OLW IN YOUR journaling. Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! And I am so sorry for your losses.

  8. awesome page. love your doily and paper strip cut quote! Perfect word for you this year, I hope you push yourself the way you are hoping :)

  9. Great choice of word Wendi!! And I love your page! It's gorgeous!!

  10. Great technique with the doilie and I love your distressing. Very nice! Thanks for joining in with us at Stuck?!

  11. Love you word!! Great picture and AMazing layout!!

  12. Love the misting!!! Great layout. Love the photo, lookin' pretty buff already.

  13. Amazing take on the sketch, love all of the distressing. Thanks for playing along with Stuck?! Sketches


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