Thursday, May 15, 2014

This Is My 60 Minutes.

Good morning!

It's a happy day here because I have some exciting news to share...........

I'm delighted to say I have joined the epically talented Design Team over at Inspiration Elevator!  I can only hope to fill some seriously big shoes when I take my place amongst these ladies.

Now, I don't mind being the first to admit that I have followed their monthly challenges for a while and that they scare the absolute living daylights out of me, BUT I'm all for stretching the creative process and growing as a scrapbooker, so this is kinda like my own personal challenge.

Before I waffle anymore, here are the details for this months challenge as explained over on the IE blog:

"May is here! Hopefully it means more sunshine and warmer weather.  More daylight hours means more time for me to be creative too! And at Inspiration Elevator, it means the start of our 3rd year as a challenge group - how exciting is that!!

We are beginning a new season of Inspiration Elevator, with some new designers, familiar faces and amazing challenges. 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 the mundane.
You can see all of Inspiration Elevator's previous challenges at our blog and catch us on Facebook and Instagram (soon!) too.

This month we welcome Shelby Dwyer to join us as a Guest Designer. Shelby is a very talented scrapbooker who is famous for her creations at Two Scrapbook Friends where she creates kits and other inspiration for the very busy store. We are so thrilled to have her joining us!

This month's challenge is issued by the innovative Joanne Burton. Joanne's style is classically elegant blended with a touch of current trends, and garnished with her signature love for buttons. Here is her challenge for us, in her own words:
"Currently. That is the topic for our next challenge!
Social media and digital cameras inspire us and make it easy to capture the everyday and that is the reason for my challenge. It used to be that pictures were only taken of special events or during vacations. Now, photos are taken all the time. Whether or not we agree with the number of photos that people take now, it is fun to document an ordinary day. It is interesting to capture a moment in time and I am sure we will enjoy looking back on it someday.
So, I want you to pick a day, grab your camera and take a few pictures of your surroundings. I want you to document what you are currently: Eating, Reading, Loving, Wearing, Listening, and Hoping. I would like you to include the date on your design, the complete list and at least one photo. Otherwise, make it your own and have fun!"

Here's a complete list of this month's participating designers, including some new faces! Please welcome Jayne Morgan, Katherine Sutton and Wendi Robinson as regular creators.  We sure are lucky to have them creating and challenging us this year! We encourage you to check out each designer's creation this month, then come on back and give the challenge a try yourself!
Shelby Dwyer - Guest Designer
We'd also like to say goodbye and a heartfelt thanks to those leaving us this month: Laurel Seabrook, Cathy Harper and Laura Whitaker. We have been inspired by your challenges and your designs."

OK, so now we have all the relevant deets covered, lets get on to my interpretation of the challenge.

When the details of the challenge were  posted to the DT, my first panicked thought was "I am doing absolutely NOTHING interesting this week.......NOWHERE special to go, just the usual crazy busy goings on of our normal weekly schedule"!

So..... Plan B.......what do I want to remember from our usual crazy busy regular weekly goings on?

One thing came to mind.

One little hour, twice a week where I get to do nothing!

I'm hoping my page will explain.

This is my 60 MINUTES.

Here's a close up of the journalling for you to see where I'm coming from:

The background has a fair bit going on........stencil and white acrylic paint to create the brickwork, lots of stamping........

The title is cut with my Cameo and an awesome free 'Grafitti' style font I found over at Dafont.  I threw together a few flower layers then stippled with Gesso and drizzled with a little black Dylusions mist to keep with the grunge feel.

Finally, as the challenge requires I added my 'Current' list via a journal tag.

Phew!  My first challenge onto the next!
Please feel free to join us over at IE this month with your own interpretation of 'Currently', and I hope you'll stop by here again to follow my own creative journey..........moral support will be greatly received! Lol
Have a wonderful day,


Lisa Spiegel

So happy you are along for the ride at Inspiration Elevator! You totally rocked the first challenge! Love all the layers and the best part, your true how we make that hour or so our own...great idea to document it!


I love your page, your approach to the challenge and that you take a little "me" time - I need to take a page out of that book! Your stamped, stencilled background is wonderful and I love that you grunged up the colour pink! We're thrilled that you are on this IE journey with us!!!


Jayne I love this! I love how your title looks like graffiti on a wall!


what a fun page!!! LOVE those colors!!! great job


Welcome to the team, Jayne! Your layout is simply awesome! I just love all the little details and techniques you put into your designs.
Joanne xo


Congratulations on joining IE! I love this bold and edgy layout. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you create for them over the next few months!


This is terrific!So nice to scrap about the everyday!


Jayne...You ROCKED the first challenge. Congrat's.!
Wonderful page...I love it!

(I'm a faithful follower of IE too)


absolutely LOVE this Rocked this challenge!


Fabulous! Congrats on your new DT!

Katherine (sutty)

Jayne - super page, I love the hot pink, graffiti and brick wall...and a super take on the challenge - it's great.

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