Our main purpose here at IE is to challenge ourselves, each other and YOU to take the creative process to the next level; to inspire growth and change in our scrapbooking beyond our usual boundaries.
You can see all of Inspiration Elevator's previous challenges on Facebook .
This month's challenge is issued by the creative and prolific Lisa Spiegel, a scrapbooker from California who works hard to keep her pages focused on the photos and the story. Here it is in her own words:
" January is a month where we make resolutions, start fresh and have a new outlook towards many things. Our scrapping is the same way! We start new albums, pick "one little word" for new focus and even try new techniques. My challenge this month is to use the word "new" to inspire your page. Try to move beyond new products (although that is fun!) and scrap about something "new" you're committed to (maybe a new diet?), "new" to you experience and while you're at it, use a "new to you" technique. Something you've NEVER tried before this page. Tell us how it goes in your blog post!!"
So a new year brings optimism for me, and excitement for new opportunities.
Over the holidays, I worked to move my office area, which is what is pictured here. It's a new space for work - my writing work is really winding down, and my hope and plan is to ramp up my direct selling businesses. So, this page is about the new space, but more importantly, a new headspace. I need to see myself as a professional, and that's my opportunity.
As for new technique, I used my flocking in a way I've never tried before, which is to work with stencils and flocking. It worked and I'll try it again!
We encourage you to check out each designer's creation this month: here's a complete list of this month's participating designers!