Saturday, February 15, 2014

Inspiration Elevator February Challenge

You may recall that the purpose of this challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and extend ourselves. You can view all of the challenges our Inspiration Elevator Blog, here. We are thrilled to welcome back Audrey Yeager this month as a guest designer. Audrey recently came into ownership of My Scraps & More online store, and has graciously offered a prize this month! Read on to find out how you could win!

Our challenge this month comes from the very talented Michelle Hernandez. Here's how she expressed this month's challenge: "Inspiration Elevator Challenge February- Phoenix Rising. I'm going through one of the toughest times of my life right now. Huge changes, dashed expectations, embarrassing set backs- it's all overwhelming, all the time. I have the love and support of my family and my health- so it could be worst but still - it sucks. My challenge for February: Tell a story visually or through your journaling that speaks to your greatest challenge and most importantly how you dug yourself out. This should be a celebration of your faith, personal resilience and/or creativity. A story you'd like to tell your kids, grandkids or yourself when things get rough. "

I choose to tell my story about how I quit my job in November, 2012. I typed my journaling and tucked it behind the green patterned paper because I am not quite ready to share it yet.

Here are a few close ups:

This was a hard challenge for me and I know this isn't one of my best layouts, but it did help getting my story down on paper.
Thanks for the challenge Michelle!
Check out what the other IE members did with this challenge:

Michelle Hernandez
Ann Jobes
Laura Whitaker
Lisa Moen (You Are Here)
Cathy Harper
Lisa Spiegel
Joanne Burton
Jodi Wilton
Guest designer: Audrey Yeager

We would LOVE to see you take up Michelle's challenge this month, so if you do, please share it at our linkup on the Inspiration Elevator blog.

So, how do you win Audrey's prize? It's simple - leave a comment! Audrey will choose one random comment from one random blog to win the $15 gift certificate to My Scraps & More. Thanks so much, Audrey!


  1. Getting our story down is the most important part of scrapbooking. Good for you for embracing this challenge and creating your lovely page! Great photo of you also!!
    Joanne xo

  2. Sometimes just getting the story out is validation enough! Good for you!!! I also love this photo of you! xoxo

  3. ohhhh great page and I think the journaling almost helps us cope with a decision and what has happened!! love all the doily's!!!

  4. Great doilies, love seeing them misted. And I love that closeup of you, friend! Good for getting the story down; I recall what a time of turmoil it was leading up to it. Good for you for telling it.

  5. Such a pretty page and it looks so happy, I hope that means that despite the hard decision, it had a happy ending!

  6. gorgeous page, so proud of you for putting this down! you look happy!

  7. Now THERE is a story I want to read!!! I have to agree- geting the story down is the best part- whenever you are feeling like you can't find a solution you can read it and boom- know you've bee through worst in thepast. Many hugs!

  8. This is amazing ~ LOVE the details!!

  9. Lisa I have loved looking at ALL your posts over these last couple of days! I hope that by writing down your story for this challenge that it helped you to think about that part of your life in a new way! love that you chose a photo of yourself and the colors on this page, too!


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