Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Inspiration Elevator

Welcome to Inspiration Elevator!
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 will join us each month and be inspired by the innovative designs we create.
This is not a blog hop, and there are no prizes, but we would love it if you would take a few minutes to see what the rest of the Inspiration Elevator team created. We are sure you will feel inspired to get creative:

The first challenge, issued by Christa, is two-fold: to create a new design that reflects your style, and to use a new product or technique that you find inspiring right now.

Here is my take, on our first challenge on the Inspiration Elevator.  What makes it "my style and inspires me"?  Okay...I adore Kraft card stock and love to sew on almost all my cards and layouts.  Next up, I love all the new fun ideas created with Washi Tape, which these  are in my favorite color...teal or turquoise. I have been inspired lately by some team mates to try paint on my layouts too.  Last, but not least, my brand new Silhouette Cameo (my Mother's Day gift from hubby and kids) has me super inspired with the endless amount of fonts and fun, that are now right at my finger tips.  

That pretty much sums it up...I had a ton of fun with our very first challenge and I am super pleased with the result!  I hope you take the ride on the Inspiration Elevator and nurture your own creative journey!  Love to hear your thoughts...this is one talented bunch on designers, please leave some love along the way.
Supplies used:
Kraft Card Stock
K & Co Smash Tape
Washi Tape
Fancy Pants Lilac House Papers
White Bazzill Swiss Dot Card Stock
Black Card Stock
Sizzix Border Dies
Martha Stewart Punch, Prima Flowers and Pearls
Twinery Twine
Machine Stitching, Vintage Photo Distress Ink and White Acrylic Paint
Silhouette Cameo

Based on Sketch #131 from 


Unknown said...

Love your layout, love the Kraft, turquoise and black, the washi tape and the stitching. The cameo looks super fun!

Christa said...

Cathy! Those little strips are stunning (a fav of mine!) and the colour combo is also a fav. You rocked this layout! The Kraft is a great fil for your photo and the paint.Thanks for riding the Elevator with us! :o)

Laurel said...

Stunning layout, love the colors and all the bits!

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Absolutely love this! I recognize that washi tape...I have it in red...now I think I should have gotten all the colors! The title is perfect.

Ann said...

This is amazing, Cathy! I love the strips of washi, and your colour scheme. You know, I have a hard time with kraft, but you have just hsown me that it can be beautiful! Love your additions of paint, and your Silhouette font is perfect. I am so glad you are part of the IE ride!

mn36 said...

Love the colours and your cameo title.
Wonderful page.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a beautiful layout!! what a fun challenge site! of to check out some more!

LisaM said...

Gorgeous layout Cathy! Love the colors, strips of paper, painting and title!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Beautiful. I love kraft cardstock too.......and Washi tape.......and my Silhouette. We should get along great.

I look forward to getting to know you and your style.

Audrey Yeager said...

WOW! Just gorgeous! I love how you used the Washi tape!!!

Scarlett said...

Cool page! Love all the lines of washi/borders - I'm slightly obsessed with it as well!

Joanne said...

Such a beautiful layout! I love the colors and your use of all your favorite techniques! Washi tape is my current addiction and I love how you used it :)
Joanne xo

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