Monday, September 15, 2014

Go Big or Go Home

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 .
We are thrilled to welcome back as a guest designer with our team, the very talented Christine Meyer!
This month's challenge is issued by me!  Here is my challenge for you, in my own words:

GO BIG OR GO HOME: Scrapbookers as a rule use what photos they have on hand or if you are designing, whatever pictures allow you to best showcase your lines or express your paper lines. This month's challenge is to be very deliberate about your photo choice because we are going BIG! Bigger than 8x10 if you can do it. Recently, I saw a friend using a 12x12 she had printed at the local Costco and was stunned at the power this GIANT image had on her story telling. (If you'd rather not spend any extra on your photo then scrap those large baby pictures or a wedding shot you have lying around.) Think scenic vistas or think about all the details that go missing in your world and blow them up. Be brave!
Here are the MUST DO's: Must be at least 8x10 in size. We want this GIANT photo to take centre stage and tell the story in a big way.

I must say how disappointed I am that I could not get my layout completed.  I am working with a large picture of Adriane that my friend Laura Pastrik took at our final recital. It isn't your typical dance photo but shows her motion and it really speaks to her movement and dedication to long hard hours of practice to achieve this beautiful routine. I've shared it for you at the very least and plan to post the layout when I can.

Please stop by the other designers blogs and see what they have created with these large super-sized photos.

Until next time, keep doing what you love.


  1. that is such a cool photo!!! can't wait to see how the page comes together!!!

  2. Gorgeous photo! Can't wait to see the layout!

  3. Cool photo! I can't wait to see your layout!