Friday, September 19, 2014

Flower Garden

Happy Friday ladies!
Up on the My Scraps & More Sketch blog is a new sketch to play with today.

I used Echo Park Beautiful Life & Paradise Beach (green polka dot paper) for this layout of one of my flower gardens this year:

Just a couple of close ups:
I added some miscellaneous embellies from my stash:

Here is the fun sketch by Nadine:
Hope you will play along with us!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pony Ride

Happy Thursday peeps!
It's my day to post the Throwback Thursday challenge at My Scraps & More. My challenge is to use nothing but scraps, no 12x12 papers allowed except for your background and use those open packages of embellies too!
I used an older photo of Sierra when we were at the circus and used my October Afternoon Sasparilla scraps:

I had previously cut a circle from this wood look paper so I decided to use that as my background and just add another piece of patterned paper behind it.
Here are a few close ups:

She was scared to death at first, but soon enjoyed her ride.
Have a great day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Go Big or Go Home!

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.

I decided to use a selfie Sierra took and blew it up to an 8X10 photo. Of coarse, my printer had to act funny and printed the photo with lines. UGH!
I used the American Crafts Shimelle line and painted my background with watercolors.
I am so used to working with 4x6, 3.5x5 or wallet sized photos, so this was a real challenge for me and I kept putting it off. Finally did it and I love the result! Thanks for the challenge Christa!

A close up:

Check out how the other Inspiration Elevator Girls did with this challenge:

                                                                 Christa Uttley
                                                                Wendi Robinson
                                                                Katherine Sutton
                                                                    Lisa Moen (You are here)
                                                                  Lisa Speigel
                                                                   Ann Jobes
                                                                Jayne Morgan
                                                  Guest Designer: Christine Meyer

                                                             Have a great day!

Thinking Of You

Just wanted to share a card I created for the new challenge up at Cards In Envy today.
The challenge is to create an A2 size card (4.25" X 5.5"), it must be flat enough to fit in an envy for regular mailing and use twine on your card.

Here is what I came up with using Pebbles From Me To You and of coarse, twine:

Hope you will stop over to the Cards In Envy Blog, check out what the rest of the DT did and to play along.

Top 10

Another weekend has come and gone :(
It's time for another challenge over on the Scrap & Play Blog.

I used 2x2 photos of Sierra's Homecoming a few years back, a lot of these photos I haven't scrapped yet, so putting 12 photos on a page was a huge accomplishment!
I used Amy Tangerine paper for my background and the rest I used American Crafts. I used miscellaneous embellies.
Here is what I came up with:

Because I was using so many photos, I decided to use a grid.
Here are a few close ups:

Here is the challenge:
Hope you will check out what the rest of the DT did and play along with this fun challenge!

Happy Monday!

Up on the LGS Blog today is another fun sketch to play with!
I used My Mind's Eye Indie Chic for this layout of Sierra and her friends in the park before Homecoming:

Here are a few close ups:

Here is the sketch:
Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Happy Moments

Happy hump day!
It's my day to post a challenge over on the forum at My Scraps & More today.
I used Crate Paper Notes & Things for this layout of my niece and I taken on Christmas Eve:

Here are some close ups:
I loved the note card and had to include it on my page.
I fussy cut some of the triangles and used pop dots for dimension:

I added a few rub-ons and a frame painted with watercolor:

                                                       How cute is that tag and butterfly?

Hope you will stop over to the forum, check out my challenge and play along.

Monday, September 8, 2014


Happy Monday!
I just want to share a layout I created using a sketch from LCOM.
I used Simple Stories Take A Hike collection with a photo I had taken this summer on one of our camping trips:
Here is a close up:

and here is the fun sketch:
Hope you have a great Monday!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Beautiful Young Lady

I had a bit of free scrapping time and decided to combine a few challenges.

Here is my layout using Lily Bee Autumn Spice and some Heidi Swapp butterflies:

Here are a few close ups:

                                                       I used this sketch from Stuck!?

                                                    and this color spot from LCOM:

All the stuff I used is from my stash. It feels great to use some of it.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

August Project 12

Hey there scrappy friends!
My nephew is getting married today. So I just wanna give a big shout out to Alan and Kim- HAPPY WEDDING DAY!
It's the first Saturday of the month, that means time for me to post the monthly Project 12 sketch at Turtle Soup.

Here is the 2 pager I created with August photos:

The left side:
right side:

and a few close ups:

I used Simple Stories Daily Grind for this 2 pager.
Here is my sketch for August:
Hope you will find some scrappy time to play along with us at the Turtle!