Sunday, December 15, 2013

Inspiration Elevator Reveal


You may recall that the purpose of the Inspiration Elevator challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to mature as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. You can view all of the challenges at the Inspiration Elevator Blog.
We are thrilled to welcome guest artist Christy Riopel to Inspiration Elevator this month. You may recognize her work as she is a regular contributor/write for Canadian Scrapbooker magazine.  
December's challenge for us and for you comes from the uber prolific Laurel Seabrook. Here's the challenge she posed: 
My challenge for December. I love Christmas, everything about it. Decorating my house, making gifts, baking - I love it all. My challenge to you is what is Christmas to you? What is one thing that evokes special memories and truly brings out the Christmas spirit for you. It could be a decoration, photo, song, recipe. Perhaps it is a tradition that you did as a child and now your children do. Maybe it is in the 'special' dinnerware that comes out only at Christmas. Scrap it and tell us all about it. Now for those who don't celebrate Christmas, let's hear about a tradition that makes your celebration special.

Here is my take on the challenge...this is what Christmas is to me! My Christmas spirit is found in Alex's little people and this picture of Raini shares just how fun and special Christmas is for children. It's been a while since our kids were little and to see the wonder and surprise with little ones again is truly a blessing! Christmas through the eyes of children is magical.
Love this collection of Christmas papers and embellishments from American Crafts Peppermint Express!  
Would you like to see what the rest of our designers, and our guest designer, created with this challenge? Of course you would, so here are the links to each one's blog:
Guest designer: Christy Riopel
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!

11 comments:

Laurel said...

Absolutely love all the layers and bits to this!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HA!!! Soooooooooo cute!! I love love love that photo and the title is PERFECT!!!!

Tracey said...

Ha!! I love it!! Adorable page and picture!!

Christa said...

Stunning! I love that shade of green with the brown. It really pops your photo. The little ornaments and the uneven strip at the top all add to this really fine fine design. Merry Christmas my friend!

Lisa Spiegel said...

TOTALLY cute!!! What a fun title!!!

Christy Riopel said...

What a great photo!!!and I love the title!

Laura said...

oh this is just so sweet, love the layers and bits and bobs

Joanne said...

I love your layout! The fun colours - bits of pink, brown and blue - and all your layering are seriously eye-catching! I agree that children bring a special joy to Christmas and you captured it beautifully!
Joanne xo

Kelly Jean said...

Pretty layout. Love the layering and love the photo!

LisaM said...

Too cute! Love all your layers and fun photo! Merry Christmas!

Ann Jobes said...

I love your title for this photo! Great work with this collection, too. I like the assymetrical border across the top, too. Nice work! Merry Christmas, Cathy!