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The Final Inspiration Elevator Challenge


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!



This Inspiration Elevator journey has been so enjoyable for me.  Each month we were pushed outside of our comfort zone to create something.  Most of the time it was a scrapbook page, but it was ALWAYS a challenge which is why it was coined "elevator".  This month, for the first time on this journey, I thought about my inspiration.  My girls.  They are my heart and soul and I love them to the moon and back and more than all the stars.  And now, here is the page to immortalize that quote.  

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 I haven't created a background  like this before.  I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and Teresa Collins Modeling Paste to add the 3 dimensional stars to the page.  Before it dried I poured holographic glitter over the modeling paste and it has such a nice glimmer, just like sparkling stars!! I fussy cut some of the flowers from Heidi's September Skies papers...because a girl has to be true to herself, right?  And then I added the title. I haven't done a title like this before, either...I really like how it turned out!!



One more close up..I wish you could see the glitter on the stars!


Thank you so much for following along with the Inspiration Elevator challenges the last three years.  It's been quite the ride and I'm so proud and honored to have been on this journey with all these talented ladies.

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!

Audrey Yeager

Christy Riopel

Denise Morrison

Jodi Wilton

Laura Whitaker

Laurel Seabrook

Shelby Dwyer

Jayne Morgan

Joanne Burton

Katherine Sutton

Lisa Moen

Lisa Spiegel (you are here!)

Michelle Hernandez

Wendi Robinson

Christa Uttley

Ann Jobes



Lisa! This is so YOU! What a great layout that combines elements from your story and your love of sparkly things (including those gorgeous girls) and creates a masterpiece that inspires. I have been so lucky to see your IE creations and am so grateful for each and every one; they push me to create in a new direction. Thank you so so much for being with us on our journey! xo

Jayne Morgan

Lovely page Lisa, gorgeous sentiment obviously but I love the slightly quirky style of it....great job!

Denise Morrison

Love the sprinkling of stars and your title work.
Your girls are lovely!

Laura Whitaker

Fabulous page, love the combination of elements behind your photos, it really make sit pop!

Wendi R

ohhhh love the star paper and title work here!!!! SUPER FUN!!!

Lisa M.

Love the title work, stars and beautiful photo of your girls, Lisa. Beautiful page!


Loving the stars on the background! What a beautiful page!!

Joanne xo

Well, my dear, once again you have wowed me with your creativity! This layout is just beautiful! You photo is so gorgeous (such lovely daughters) and is perfect for your page. I love all the texture work you did and the title is amazing.
Joanne xo

Ann Jobes

Lisa, what a fabulous page. I love the juxtaposition of something earthy, the flowers, with something heavenly, the stars. Your photo is lovely and takes center stage to tell the story, which you tell with that lovely long title. Your texture is gorgeous - how fun to add sparkly stars to that galaxy background paper! Thank you for all you've brought to IE - you have created beautiful pages and inspiring challenges and it's been an honour to have you with us. I am truly grateful.


Beautiful layout, beautiful family! I love the background paper, who makes it?

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