Monday, December 15, 2014

December Inspiration Elevator: My Challenge

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 was issued by me.  Here is the challenge I gave this creative team:

" Scrap A Christmas Past.
We all have them- one Christmas that sticks out more in our minds than others. Maybe it was when you were a child or maybe it was more recent. Maybe it was a gift you received that makes it memorable. Maybe a special visitor? Create a page, with or without photos and tell us the story behind that Christmas.."

We encourage you to check out each designer's creation this month: here's a complete list of this month's participating designers!
Katherine Sutton

When I issued this challenge, I had a few Christmas' that stuck out in my mind. The first was when the kids were 2 and 3, I loved the look of delight on their faces that Christmas morning as they realized Santa had come and left them so many presents.
The second was the one I choose to scrap about- being snowed in one Christmas Eve. I was a junior in high school, some of my older brothers and sisters were already on their own, just us younger ones at home. It was so fun to have all my siblings and their spouses back in one house and sleeping under the same roof again!
I didn't have a photo of that special Christmas, so I decided to use lots of mixed media items and do my first photoless page.
For my background I used KI Memories diecut snowflake paper and added 3 different colors of mist. I used Echo Park papers, letters (Christmas Eve), and a journaling card. I also used Fancy Pants corrugated paper and added Modge Podge with glitter added in it. I took an old chipboard window frame I have had in my stash for quite awhile and added light modeling paste and glitter to it to resemble snow drifts.
Here is my page:

Here are some close ups:
I used lots of old embellies from my stash.

A Gossomer Blue wood veneer arrow.
For my title I added Stickles to the top of my letters to resemble snow as well:

I used some old Fancy Pants chipboard stars, painted them yellow and added glitter on top:


Here you can read my journaling:

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


  1. Fantastic page - I love how you further embellished your scrappy trims i.e. frosted window panes. Love that bit of corrugated detail at the top, too. Great, frosty page that tells your story! Thanks for challenging us this month!

  2. What a fantastic layout!! I love all of the yummy goodness that you put into your page!!! WOWZA!! You took this challenge and ran with is my friend!! Great Job!!! Loves-MADGE BL

  3. WHat an awesome page Lisa!! I love that you scrapped this memory even without any pictures!

  4. totally fab!

    tfs I need to catch up on my LO
    from BLOGGIE LOVE group

  5. love how you scrapped this, all the blues and snowflakes!!! what a great memory, I would love to be snowed in!!! wonderful page!!!

  6. Wow! Gorgeous page! Love all the techniques here!

  7. Inventive mixed media scrapbook page. I’m stopping by to give you some Bloggie Love! Thanks for your dedication to commenting on and sharing my work.

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC


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