Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Everyday Photo

I'm delighted to be joining in with the Inspiration Elevator each month, they have a theme that challenges us to make our scrapping even more personal so here is my first page for them, plus this month there are prizes on offer as it is their anniversary, so here are the challenge details which you can also find on the blog : Inspiration Elevator Blog. 

This month we are celebrating our anniversary with a BLOG HOP! So be sure to hop from blog to blog below as some of our designers are offering prizes!

The Challenge:

It's a 2-part challenge since it's created by Christa and Ann!

The first part of the challenge is to use a selfie. We are all a part of social media to some extent, so selfies are everywhere. "Call it another trend in narcissism, or call it art, but the "selfie" has become a mainstay of our virtual identity." 

Here are a couple articles for taking a good selfie, if this makes you uncomfortable (as it does for me - A)

The second part of the challenge is this: 

Every month the reveal preamble begins with: 
"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."
So this month we'd like you to share something about scrapbooking. It could be why you scrapbook, what you love best, what you get out of it, your most amazing experience or, where you see your craft/hobby/art in the future. 

This is one of my attempts at a selfie, and I love that Scrapping has grown to even the not so amazing photos and that you can add filters and all sorts to the pictures and just scrap everyday moments.  My photo was from a recent holiday and a reminder to me to look upwards a little more and not spend my time being busy and worrying about all the busyness and how to make it work - to let that stuff go more and just enjoy!

I used lots of Websters Sweet Routine papers for this as well as starting my page with a spritz of blue glimmer mist to match the sky, I went for lots of layers and this is another Baker Ross doily in vibrant pink which went perfectly with the papers.  I distressed and stitched the layers and added a little glassine bag for extra journalling.  I made the banner on my sewing machine, just letting it run a few stitchs in-between  each flag, and then I added a few chipboard clouds, a little bling and the title.

Remember to hop around to the other blogs and see what out designers have created and what prizes are up for grabs! (Be sure to read the instructions as each designer has her own requirements to win!)

I hope you feel inspired to play along with our challenge this month, and when you do, 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!

Also I have a give away for those of you in the UK, please just leave me a comment and the letters UK to enter and you can hop around everyone else too to see loads of inspiration.


  1. Katharine! So gad to have you this month (and ongoing!! Yay!) you are such an amazing designer and this design is an example of what you do so well. Thanks for joining us this month and I am excited to have you with us for good!

  2. I love your portrait- that's exactly why I love selfies- because we get to frame our joy and talk about it. I feel like as Moms and scrapbookers we get so caught up making sure we get all those little (and big) moments we forget to turn that camera around or hand it to someone else so we can share in the joy- in this page you did just that. LOVE your design!!!

  3. super cool page and just love your design, the colors going on and the doily!!!

  4. Thank you for joining us this month! I love your work and this page is no exception..I love scrapping for the same reasons as you!

  5. Your page is totally fabulous with lots of my favorite embellies - doily, clouds, clothes pin, banner, stitching!!! Thanks for joining us this month. You are a true inspiration :)
    Joanne xo

  6. Another gorgeous page, Sutty, and an interesting post, too.
    Sue x (UK)

  7. love the banners and the doily :-)

  8. Beautiful page, Katherine - love your doily, banner and clouds and so thrilled that you are joining our team!

  9. Oh my I adore that page and what a great idea, might have a think about this one as it does explain the reason for the state of my house (craft area LOL) and the shelves of albums mmmmm. Loving the give away too Virginia XXXX (UK)

  10. Yet another great page love the layout. You're making me feel guilty for not getting on with my pages ........... and I have sooooo much to do to catch up

  11. great inspiration - love your banners!

  12. I took a selfie of my feet-does that count? Love your selfie layout!

  13. Love your layers and banner on this beautiful page! Thanks for joining us and sharing your creativity!

  14. What a fabulous page!! So pretty!!

  15. a gorgeous layout with a fun photo. I love a selfie.......we take loads of them, usually I instagram them...now you have me wanting to scrap them x x

  16. I really like the use of white space on this page but also that you've incorporated lots of pretty pp to co-ordinate with your photo.

    Brenda (UK)


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