Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Inspiration Elevator Celebration and Lots of Giveaways!

Welcome to another Inspiration Elevator reveal! We are thrilled to celebrate the end of our first year of Inspiration Elevator challenges and are anticipating that the second year will see that creative growth continue to go UP! To celebrate our first anniversary and our fabulous designers, Christa and Ann decided to challenge our designers to take an in-depth look at a fellow designer's artistic portfolio via her blog, choose elements from that designers creations,and incorporate them into her own work. In other words, we are encouraging a scrapLIFT! Rather than a mere copy of someone else’s work, this is a stylistic scraplift that should inspire each designer to grow creatively as she is inspired, yet remain true to her own style.
As the second year of this creative journey begins, and as the popularity of Inspiration Elevator increases, we have created a new blog for our Inspiration Elevator Challenges. So, if you want to play along you can find the challenges and links to the inspiration all in one place! To celebrate our first year, our hopping will incorporate RAKs along the way – how exciting! Now, before you go hopping along, we want to let you know of a few personnel changes.

While, we are so excited to welcome back most of our original design team members for year two, we are saddened to be saying goodbye to Audrey Yeager. Audrey has creatively embraced every challenge over the past year, and has been a super part of our design team over the past 12 months. We hope your will continue to stop by her blog and see her gorgeous creations. Thank you Audrey for sharing our journey – we are grateful for you!

We are very pleased to announce a new member to our design team. Join us as we welcome Jodi Wilton. Jodi's design style is happy and whimsical and we are looking forward to sharing this new year of growth with her and seeing how her creative muse is tickled by our challenges.

We mentioned RAKs or giveaways at each designer’s blog this month,since we’re celebrating our first year. Please read each designer’s instructions regarding the giveaway as they will vary. We will post a final list of winners on April 24th on the Inspiration Elevator blog, so be sure to pop back, and if you create something based on this month’s challenge, please link it up on the blog!

Stop by and see what the designers on this adventure have created:


So, I have been stalking Sue Sykes's blog, click here to see my favorite post full of inspiration!  Love her style and everything she creates...it was hard to pick something to lift. I was just too overwhelmed with the talent...my head was just reeling with ideas and I noticed several things about her style....she uses lots of color, layers and lots of feminine touches...super inspiring. While scoping out her blog, I fell in love, head over heels with this sketch she created.
 I decided to put all the elements of Sue's style into my version of her gorgeous sketch.  Lots of color and lots of pretty things...still making it my own by using my favorite white background..my favorite twine and other little bits!

 Now on to my giveaway!  I would love to have you follow my blog and stop by  the new IE blog...so just leave a comment on my blog and on the new  IE blog...just say "Hi", that's all it takes... and you could win a 12x12 Cosmo Cricket Earth Love paper pack, Maya Road 3x3 Coaster Canvas Album, Maya Road Love Word Album, and a Maya Road Bee Hive Album!  Plus all the IE designers have RAK's too!  Leave em some love!  You have until April 22nd to leave a comment! I will announce my winner here and all the winner will be posted on the IE blog on April 24!
Thanks for stopping by! 



28 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh this is gorgeous!! I love love love love those photos, the colors and the diamond shapes in the background!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this layout is just way too pretty!

Laurel said...

Fabolous lauyout!

Joanne said...

Ooh! I adore your layout! The background is stunning!
Joanne xo

Sue Sykes said...

Wow!! Knocked my socks off, lady! Love your take on the sketch and the bright colours and little bits on your layout are to die for!! Thanks for your kind words about my style, too!

Buffy Esser said...

Oh wow I love your take on the sketch..the colors are pretty and the pictures are just too cute!

Jodi said...

LOVE this sketch, and your layout is amazing!! Love the colours you used!!! Awesome as always!

Bev said...

fabulous work on the original and the lift.. very inspirational. Congrats on a year and the new blog.

Sally Cranney said...

Very cute layout! Love the diamond pattern..darling!

Christa said...

I too see those same wonderful things in YOUR layouts! I think you have channeled your "Sue" moments perfectly!
Thanks for sharing this journey with us. We are so lucky to have you for another year!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love what you did and the sketch you used is fabulous. I love the colors you used.

wendipooh13 said...

wonderful page and WOW!!!! LOVE LOVE what you came up with!! super pretty!!!

LisaM said...

Love your diamonds and adorable photos! Super cute page!

Darcy said...

Your layout is beautiful!

Tracey said...

Absolutely fantastic!!! I love it!

GinniG said...

OMG I LOVE the page you created from the sketch!!!!! I'm a new follower and am leaving a comment on the IE blog. :)

Laura said...

wow this is so beautiful and detailed! love all of the little bits you added, and the photos are just too sweet!

Scrapenabler said...

Such a beautiful page, love the diamond shapes!

Karenladd said...

For some reason I was unable to post earlier but it looks like it's working now. I just love your gorgeous layout with the diamond shapes that remind me of an old fashioned quilt! Beautiful layers and texture that stands out against the white!

SHartl said...

Wow, such a beautiful layout! I love how you used the sketch to make your own patterned background!

Malin/malwa said...

Awesome layout! Love the bright colours and the harlequin pattern!

I'm following you via Bloglovin, BTW.

Nicole said...

This is beautiful! Wonderful use of the sketch!

Peggy said...

ooo.........love how you created your background! great colors and papers.

I am now a follower :)

Darlene Whalley said...

What an awesome take on the sketch!! Gorgeous!!

Sherri said...

fun page!

Ann Jobes said...

I love how you interpreted Sue's sketch and her style. This is such a pretty layout, Cathy. Nice work! Love those diamonds and the textured white background.

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Laureen said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your first anniversary!

I am your new follower! Love your layout! Your patterned paper diamonds are beautiful addition to your layout!