Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Inspiration Elevator Challenge- New beginnings!

Hello friends!
I've been asked to join the fantastic challenge blog Inspiration Elevator.

About the group:
Inspiration Elevator was created to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. 

You can view all of the Inspiration Elevator challenges by clicking here or check our our new Inspiration Elevator Blog, here.

This month, our challenge comes from the talented Laura Whitaker.
Laura's challenge, in her own words, is as follows:

"As we welcome spring, scrap something to do with a new beginning, it could be an opportunity, a relationship, or even the world's reawakening after it's long winter's nap. Don't forget to journal and describe why you have chosen your topic."

 We would also like to welcome our May Guest Designer, Denise Morrison. Her arsty, eclectic style inspires her followers to see how "Life is Yummy" at her blog!
(Also? I LOVE her work!!!)

 I hope you will stop by and see what our designers on this adventure have created:

Lisa Spiegel
Joanne Burton
Christa Uttley
Guest Designer, Denise Morrison

Here's my take on this month's challenge:
I work at a small tv tray table as my large desk has been completely taken over by supplies
"organized" in a way to make them all visible at once. Yeah Michelle- pull the other one- it's got bells on. Anyway that's why my photo is crooked. I channeled my inner Louise Nelson for this page. It's now hanging next to my scrap desk- the colors and that lucky insta photo capture make me happy. 
Crane's 8.5x11 "sea glass" paper
American Crafts roses brads
Dylusions Ink Spray in Vibrant Turquoise (super diluted- I LOVE this stuff!)
Liquitex soft body acrylic in Orange
Mister Huey in white
Paper Source thick vellum
American Crafts Dear Lizzy brads
American Crafts Amy Tan Thickers
Krylon Gesso Spray (O.M.G this stuff is AWESOOOME! But STINKY!)
Inspiration elevator challenges are all about candid truth and digging deep.
I'm sorry, I'm a FREAK for spring. I tend think happy pink thoughts if I write about it.
I'll get more insightful next month? The dog ate my homework? LOL!
Thanks for stopping by! 
Please swing by the other blogs and consider joining in on the fun!
Have a great week!


  1. What a great photo of the sweet flower arrangement, and I adore your page - love that you applied those rose brads, so perfectly appropriate. Yeah for spring!
    - Ann Jobes

  2. I adore this! The orange-y red and that pattern are gorgeous. Your way of using elements on a page are stunning. We are so lucky to have you!

  3. Welcome to the team, Michelle! I love your style - the colours on this are fabulous!

  4. Love your background, Michelle! Fabulous page and welcome to the team!

  5. I really love how you did your background...and the crooked photo is cute!! I like it that way and wouldn't
    change a thing. :) WELCOME to the team!

  6. wow...this is just amazing! Love your artsy style...such an inspiration! Welcome to the team!

  7. gorgeous page, great colour and repetition of pattern. I too am so gald spring finally sprung!

  8. Michelle I love your work too!
    The colors on this are so amazing.
    I also so enjoy seeing into your mind, how you find beauty in the little things even when you are rushing to work!

  9. Such a fabulous layout! Welcome to the team!

  10. Love the colours in your layout...and background

  11. HUGE congrats on joining that team! LOVE your layout, as always :)

  12. Awesome design Michelle! I love the mix of colors and your photo is awesome! I would have had to stop and take a photo of that tea kettle as well. If we can't stop and smell the flowers - even when we are late for work - we miss out on so much goodness in life! Welcome to the team :)


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