Sunday, February 15, 2015

A Farewell to Inspiration Elevator...

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!

I am so happy to be back to say a "goodbye" to a great and inspiring challenge blog.  I was thrilled to be asked to join and loved the challenges each month that challenged me creatively! THANK YOU ANN AND CHRISTA for having me... and for asking me back for the goodbye.   Ironically enough, this is a "hello"  for me! Since the fall I had to let go of a lot of scrappy time, which meant giving up my beloved design teams- Canadian Scrapbooker, Doodlebug, and Bella Blvd.  I truly have missed creating and now the tables are FINALLY turning, and I realize how important it is for me to have balance in my life.  Although this is a goodbye, it is hello to the Scrapbooking World again... My first layout that I have created non-design team... just for me :)  So THANK YOU!! Thank you for getting my mojo going again! I look forward to sharing more layouts, cards, and projects now that I will have more time to create!

Now onto my project!  So my challenge was to "just create". I started with what inspired me... and usually its always the photos.  I don't seem to take as many photos now that all three of my kids are in school, but I took these photos of Taylor before school started for my Valentines Day photoshoot with the Daycare Kiddos. Next up... what to use... for some reason Taylor and Doodlebug seem to go hand in hand! Although it's not their newest collection (still need the new one!)... I had plenty of an older collection to make it super cute!! It felt so good to create and just do my thing....  Here is the layout I made:

 Some close ups too:

 Lots of layering going on!


So hopefully.... there will be many more layouts, cards and projects to inspire you from me now! AND... once again a big thank you to Ann & Christa.... Thanks to the lovely ladies below who inspire and continue to inspire me every day to create!



14 comments:

Jayne said...

Love it! So darn cute and girlie....just how I like them.

Christa said...

I Heart this design so so much! It really speaks to me and you are so right Taylor is the epitome of Doodelbug! We have always been so grateful for your support of this blog and we loved having you join us, now and always! Thanks again and I am glad to see you are back! xo

Denise said...

So fun!!
I love how whimsical this design is. and what a cutie!

Jennie said...

Such a cute page Jodi and love all the fun elements!

Laura said...

Such a fun and happy page, gorgeous photos and as always super inspiring use of product. I am a huge fan of your fresh, happy pages

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo cute! LOVING those photos!!!!

Lisa Spiegel said...

This is adorable! The photos, the papers, the design, all of it!! So much fun!

LisaM said...

This page SCREAMS fun! Adorable page Jodi!

Katherine (sutty) said...

How gorgeous is that - what a beautiful page and gorgeous photos :)

Julie McQueen said...

Great blog♥

How about follow each other?
I follow your blog. Waiting for you♥
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Tracey said...

Loving all of the pink! What a fun pretty page!!

Kimberly Kett said...

So cute and so fun!! Loving all that great pink and red!

Joanne said...

I so love this layout! Everything about it screams creative fun and the photos of Taylor are perfect!
Joanne xo

Ann said...

I am so happy that you ARE happy and creating again! You are so right about Taylor and Doodlebug being made for each other! What a super page - I love that ultra wide pennant! I am so thankful that your time to create again coincided with this reveal!