Sunday, February 15, 2015

I was very conflicted to be asked to join this blog hop this month. Happy to have been a part of this amazing adventure, sad that it is over.

Here is the challenge:

After some thought and consideration, the time has come to retire Inspiration Elevator. But before we go, we need to hold a big retirement party, so we've invited everyone who's been involved with Inspiration Elevator back for one last reveal, and to our delight most were able to accept! We are so delighted to have so many IE alumni along this month! Thank you to each of you for helping us end our elevator ride with so much fun and creative energy!

This month's challenge is posed by one of IE's co-creators and team admin, Ann.
This month's challenge is simple, but I hope, challenging as well. 
Here's the challenge: Inspiration Elevator launched on May 15, 2012 and at that time, we explained our purpose as, "Welcome to Inspiration Elevator! What a thrilling day! Today is the launch of Inspiration Elevator (IE), a challenge blog created by my dear friend Christa Uttley and me. We chose the name Inspiration Elevator because it is our intent to raise our creativity to heights through challenges issued every month. We want to raise our designs from the ordinary to the extraordinary. We hope you'll join us on our journey!

IE is a group of like minded scrappy friends who want to raise the bar in their own creative process through unique challenges that we issue to each other once a month. These won't be run of the mill challenges and we hope you'll join us each month and be inspired by the creative designs we've created." 
That vision has remained unchanged over the last (almost) 3 years. The challenge this month is to just create - no holds barred. Take some time, or challenge yourself to do it in 1/2 hour if time is tight, but think about what you'd like to create if there were no agenda, no design team requirement. In other words, create for you, and enjoy the process!
We hope you'll take the time to hop through and visit each of our participant's blogs, beginning with our guests, then our current team, and finishing off with our co-founders. Feel free to leave comments and lavish each one with appreciation for all that they each brought to the Inspiration Elevator challenge over the last 3 years!

 Here is my layout and I need to say I found this challenge very hard. I am definitely a person who works better under some constraints. I guess the biggest change would be that I grabbed old stuff, new stuff, stuff from many manufacturers and I used it all together.... and unlike everywhere else where I meticulously keep track and annotate every item used in making the layout I did not do this time. So no materials list with this one, because when you are creating for the sake of creativity the materials don't matter, just enjoying the process does.

  I also wanted to say a big Thank You to the girls of Inspiration Elevator for their amazing efforts that made this a great Inspiration in many scrapbooker's lives. You girls ROCK!!


  1. Love your page Christy!!! Its been awesome designing with you... I so admire your work!!!

  2. Goreous page, love the offset photo and all the lovely flowers!

  3. such a pretty page, love the flowers and colors here!!!!

  4. What a beautiful page and gorgeous picture :)

  5. Your page is gorgeous, Christy, and we are honoured that you joined us each time we asked. I love this page and the focal photo, and your purposeful not tracking of materials used - so glad you enjoyed the process!

  6. Christy! I love this gorgeous page and its flowing flowers and gentle colour scheme. It adds to your story so perfectly. Thank you you always joining us when you could and adding your lovely brand of art to our group. Thank you, too for inspiring me to get messy and add art to my pages. It's been an honour. Xo

  7. Your layout is simply gorgeous, Christy! Your photo is just beautiful and I love how all your details and embellishments enhance the picture without overwhelming it. Thanks for being such an inspiration to me!
    Joanne xo