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April Inspiration Elevator Anniversary Hop!!

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. 

This month we are celebrating our anniversary with a BLOG HOP! So be sure to hop from blog to blog below as some of our designers are offering prizes! We also welcome Katherine Sutton as a guest designer to Inspiration Elevator! Katharine has Guest Designed for us and her fabulous style will inspire you to take your scrapbooking to a new level!

Now for our Challenge:

It's a 2-part challenge since it's created by Christa and Ann!

The first part of the challenge is to use a selfie. We are all a part of social media to some extent, so selfies are everywhere. "Call it another trend in narcissism, or call it art, but the "selfie" has become a mainstay of our virtual identity." 
Here are a couple articles for taking a good selfie, if this makes you uncomfortable (as it does for me - A)
http://www.bustle.com/articles/7142-how-to-take-a-selfie-pro-photographers-give-us-all-their-best-self-portrait-secrets
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-tuttlesinger/six-tips-on-how-to-rock-a_b_3750316.html

The second part of the challenge is this: 
Every month the reveal preamble begins with: 
"You may recall that the purpose of this challenge group is 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 extend ourselves."
So this month we'd like you to share something about scrapbooking. It could be why you scrapbook, what you love best, what you get out of it, your most amazing experience or, where you see your craft/hobby/art in the future. 
 
 The first thing that came to mind was "But first...let me take a selfie..." lol.  Instead of using a typical selfie, I set my timer and took a photo of myself scrapbooking to tell the story of my love of scrapbooking. 
 
I chose Heidi Swapp goodies to create my page because her stuff has always inspired me.  I still have a few things from her original lines way back when, but for this page I chose to use mostly Hello Today to tell my story.  
 
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I used a mini file folder on the page and chose to not highlight my photo on the outside, but in the file folder. So here is the page with the file folder open...
 
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and here is a close up..you can click on the picture to close up for the journaling if you'd like.
 
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I chose to use my typewriter to do my journaling because way back when, when I first started scrapbooking almost 20 years ago, I did NOT have a computer.  Any journaling on my pages was done by typewriter or by hand.  So the typing on the page is a throwback to that era.  I even left the errors because back then, there was really no way to correct things unless you typed on white paper..so I chose to leave them rather than start over.
 
One last look at the page...a close up of the butterflies.  Heidi Swapps clear butterflies were the first product of hers that I purchased oh so many years ago...I bought two packs of these because I love them so much. LOL
 
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And to celebrate our Inspiration Elevator Anniversary I have a prize!  I am not going to decide what your prize is though, because I am giving away a $10 gift certificate to the Curtsey Boutique Shop.  You will find lots of lovely things to embellish your pages there, and we all love embellishments, right??  So for your chance to win, you need to become a follower of my blog, leave a comment here on my blog telling me why you scrapbook *and* stop by and "like" the Inspiration Elevator Facebook Page if you haven't already. (Be sure I can find you with your email address) Easy peasy, right?  I will pick a winner from my blog on Friday morning, so pop back by then to see if you won!  
 
 
Remember to hop around to the other blogs and see what out designers have created and what prizes are up for grabs! (Be sure to read the instructions as each designer has her own requirements to win!)
 

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!

Comments

Christa

Lisa, you really have taken this challenge to the next level (using your typewriter and your butterflies fro so long ago) and I love it. It makes me so happy to read about your journey and the file folder was ingenious! I am so lucky to be on this journey with you!

Michelle

So FUN! Love your photo- it's a perfect portrait for this challenge. Your page is wonderful- the little details like the vellum butterflies and that litle bit of thread are so wonderful- very inspiring.

Wendi R

love your cool page and how it opens up with your journaling!!! amazing work!!!

Katherine Sutton

What a great idea to include those butterflies - they are fab, and I love your journalling and then the hidden photo - super page.

Joanne Burton

Wow, wow, wow! I adore this page! The colors, the feel, the elements - everything is absolutely perfect! One of my favs of yours for sure!!
Joanne xo

sherri p

Love the butterflies! awesome page

Ann Jobes

What a wonderful concept, Lisa - love the folder on the page and how you documented yourself doing your art. Those butterflies are a beautiful embellishment on your page.

Peggy

awesome idea - love your style! I scrapbook to share my memories from my point of view of our family, it's also a great outlet of my creativity. besides I have an office now that we are empty nesters, had to do something. LOL

Lisa M.

Wow! Love your take on this challenge Lisa, so creative!

Tracey

Wow! This is just beautiful!!

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