Thursday, 15 May 2014


May is here! Hopefully it means more sunshine and warmer weather.  More daylight hours means more time for me to be creative too!

We are beginning a new season of Inspiration Elevator, with some new designers, familiar faces and amazing challenges. Our main purpose here at IE is to challenge ourselves and each other to take our creating 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 and Instagram (soon!) too.

This month we welcome Shelby Dwyer to join us as a Guest Designer. Shelby is a very talented scrapbooker who is famous for her creations at Two Scrapbook Friends where she creates kits and other inspiration for the very busy store. We are so thrilled to have her joining us!

This months challenge is issued by the innovative Joanne Burton. Here is what she has to say in her own words:

"Currently. That is the topic for our next challenge. I want you to pick a day, grab your camera and take a few pictures of your surroundings. I want you to document what you are currently:

I would like you to include the date on your design, the complete list and at least one photo. Otherwise, make it your own. Have fun!"

I used a mix of manufacturers for my page - some Websters Our Travels and Bella Boulevard Family Forever - it was mostly some of the new papers that I bought at the ATDML retreat as well as some of the left over pieces from the classes I took - so a really good mix.  I decided to split my page with the 2/3/1/3 rule and all my pictures and embellishments went on one side and then the title on the other.  I love the sky background as it went really well with the thing that I was enjoying...which was a beautiful sunny day with my family.  I think it is a lovely idea to document what is going on right now, and then look back at it in the years to come.

Here's a complete list of all our designers including some new faces! Please welcome Jayne Morgan and Wendi Robinson as regular creators.  We sure are lucky to have them creating and challenging us this year.
Shelby Dwyer - Guest Designer

We'd also like to say goodbye and a heartfelt thanks to those leaving us this month: Laurel Seabrook, Cathy Harper and Laura Whitaker. We have been inspired by your challenges and your designs.

Next on the hop is Lisa Spiegel


  1. I just love how you split your looks very cool! The cascade of photos and journaling just pulls your eye through and I love how that all works!!

  2. I want to scraplift this! I love your split page - what a great effect, and I like all the little tabs for the reading, eating etc, instead of one journal block. Your page is stunning and I've loved taking it all in. We are thrilled that you have joined the IE team - this is a brilliant debut page!

  3. So many wonderful bits and pieces that draw your eye around your page.

  4. super cool layout and love the split down the center!!! fun pics and love your dimension!!!

  5. Stunning layout Katherine and I am off to have a peep at I E x

  6. LOVE the cloud PP, fabulous choice and I like that you used small snapshots and doodled strips on your page.....great design.


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