Thursday, December 1, 2011

Inspired By #1

Welcome to the first Inspired By Challenge!  So glad you are here! 

 I have been contemplating this for awhile now and I figured I may as well get it under way.  I spend a bit of time, well maybe a lot of time on Pinterest ;)  I love Pinterest.  There are so many great ideas for every aspect of life.  I decided that it was time to make good use of that pinning time and start my own challenge blog.  These challenges will be based on inspiration photos and I would love to see your take on them.  This will be a pretty casual challenge; sometimes prizes ( I want to share some of the many goodies I have been fortunate to have received), sometimes guests.  I will just see where it takes me, and who comes along before I get anything set in stone.  I would love for you to play along.

So here is my first challenge for you.  I would love to see where this inspiration photo takes you.   You may be inspired by the colors, the feel (a bit of shabby), the images, whatever inspires you.  You can make any type of project; cards, tags, scrapbook pages or altered art it is up to you.  If you play along please include this inspiration photo in your post with a link back to this challenge.  Thank you.



Here is my project, I was inspired by the soothing colors and the shabbiness of it.  These fabulous papers are from Jessica Sprague.  I used papers from the Winter Wonderland and the 12 Days of Christmas paper collections.  These are such gorgeous sets!!!  The ribbon,  Champagne V Striped Twill, and Jute twine are from May Arts and are available at The Ribbon Carousel.  Finally, the tree and sentiment are dies from Papertrey Ink.



Oh and since this is the inaugural challenge I do have a fabulous prize for the winner!    The winner will receive the Papertrey Ink 2011 Limited Edition stamp set!   Good luck to you!  You have until next Wednesday, December 7 at 11:59 PST to get your entry in.  I will then post a winner on the weekend.

Don't forget that Jessica Sprague is having their holiday sale


23 comments:

Jeanne said...

Great card, Laurel. I just don't know how you manage to get it all done! You are already so busy and now you are starting a new blog? You are truly amazing.

Good luck and have fun.

ScrapChallenge.com said...

We'd love to have you list your challenges with us at ScrapChallenge.com to help spread the word!

Scrapaddict said...

Good luck! Hope to play along on the weekend!

Crafty Texan said...

Great idea Laurel! Once I get this moving craziness and am settled in my new home in January I will be jumping into your challenges. Can't wait! :)

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Sounds awesome! Just joined as a follower. Love your card, Laurel!

Piali said...

Fabulous idea Laurel!!! Lovely card ! I'll try to play along..

lynn said...

love this idea, laurel, and your card is adorable!

Kim O'Connell said...

GREAT idea! Plan to play along, too, after I get some other stuff done! :)

Karen Day said...

Fun new venture for you! Looking forward to playing along :o)

AnitaRex said...

Fun challenge! I love pintrest! :> And love your card!

Brandi said...

Oh this looks like so much fun! Count me in!!!

~amy~ said...

ooohhh....I'm sooooo going to love your new site! I'm in:)

papertrails leaver said...

This is going to be my new fave site cause you are already have a challenge I must join in! I love it! Your card is fab with the paper dies and colors corresponding. It's going to be tough to beat your example but gonna try! Thanks Laurel!

Dora said...

Great idea, and love the inpsiration maybe..if I find time...still looking for a lot of time, I will play!

TesaB said...

sooo much fun, Laurel! Congrats to your new challenge! Love your card!!

Angi Barrs said...

If my camera gets back from Nikon in time I will join in on this one. I love Pinterest. What a fab idea for a challenge. Love your beautiful card too. Following now so that I can join in on all the fun. :)

Nadia Cannizzo said...

This looks awesome Laurel. Hope to have time to play at some point ;o) Well done for starting this.

Audrey Pettit said...

Very, very cool, Laurel! Love your new challenge blog!

Bananastamper said...

Congrats on your new challenge blog! I have been so busy that I missed the original post. Maybe I'll find time later to play...

Marlena M. said...

Looks like fun, Laurel! Thanks for the inspiration. ;)

Tracey said...

SO fun!! Always looking for a new challenge :)

Annette said...

awesome to see a new challenge..Love the inspired picture...

Connie MacFarlane said...

Fabulous new blog Laurel! Love your card and the inspiration photo had me joining in on the fun this afternoon. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to play along with a great challenge. Hope to be back often.