Friday, November 15, 2013

Inspiration Elevator November Challenge

Hello fellow scrappy friends!
Today is the 15th of the month, that means a new Inspiration Elevator challenge! I love this group, they know how to get me out of my box! LOL!

You may recall that the purpose of the Inspiration Elevator challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to mature as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. You can view all of the challenges at the Inspiration Elevator Blog.

We are thrilled to welcome guest artist Misty Russell and her eclectic, artistic style to Inspiration Elevator this month.

 November's challenge comes from the very talented Joanne Burton. Here's the challenge she posed:

"November's Challenge: Back in Time.  I love looking through old photos (or not so old photos!) and remembering the great memories that go along with them. Some pictures evoke a strong emotional response while others just bring a sweet smile to our face as we recall the details of when it was taken. With that in mind, I would like each of you to pick a favourite photo and go back in time! I want you to take your photo and actually revisit the place where the photo was taken. Then take a 'picture of the picture' in it's original setting and scrapbook your new photo. **If you are absolutely not able to revisit the place where the photo was first taken, then pick a favorite picture with lots of memories attached to it and scrapbook that. 

In either case, I want you to journal the story behind your photo. Make your journaling and photo come together in such a way that we feel like we are back in time with you!"

It took me some time to decide what I wanted to do for this challenge and then it hit me!
 My MIL passed away in August and has this beautiful front porch on her home, you know the ones that wrap around the house?
I have taken a few photos on this porch of Greg and his siblings.
Greg, the kids and I had our photo taken in July, 2012 on her front porch and I knew I wanted to get one more family photo on this porch before Greg's family sells it.
 So, before we left home for the funeral, I grabbed my camera to get one more last family photo on this porch.

I used Elle's Studio Penelope Collection for this layout.
I decided to use a color photo for the recent photo and a black and white photo for the one that was taken in 2012:

Here are a few close ups:

 I hope you will stop by and see what the rest of the incredible Inspiration Elevator designers have created:

Guest Designer Misty Russell 

If you feel inspired to play along with our challenge this month, please share it using the linky tool on our Inspiration Elevator blog and/or our Inspiration Elevator Facebook page. We'd LOVE to see what you made!


  1. ahhhh such a cool page and love the comparison photos!!!!

  2. What a great then and now page, Lisa - great way to make the challenge your own, and to capture some special memories. I like the light feel of the collection you used, too.

  3. Such a lovely memory that you captured on this page! The two photos are awesome and I like the paper collection that you worked with! Awesome job on this month's challenge!
    Joanne xo

  4. So pretty Lisa, and what a great tradition. I love wrap around porches! FAb colour combo for your sweet memory!

  5. such a special moment and memory to captures...awesome job on this month's challenge!

  6. Oh how sad and beautiful!!! Love the story behind this page- this is exactly what the challenge should be about! Wonderful page.


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