Monday, November 21, 2011

inspired by...

Hello and Welcome to the EAD Designs Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from the oh-so-lovely Liz's blog:  Liz's Paper Loft

If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the EAD Designs Blog!  Remember a random commenter that leaves comments on all the blogs in the hop, including the EAD Designs blog will win free vinyl!

Check out my card for today...


See that white panel?  It actually started off as a plain 5x5 folded notecard. I received a bunch of them from a FAB gal at work...she knows about my lil addiction and thought of me...now how sweet is that {I even scored 5x5 envies!}?  

It was embossed with the company name {on the upper left hand side} which I creatively trimmed and covered {the white base is now 4.5 x 4.5}.  I embossed the front panel with one of my favorite Quickutz embossing folders and backed the folded notecard with the yellow October Afternoon panel.  All the patterned paper is October Afternoon and the green cardstock is Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi {embossed with the same QK folder as the base...and then I slightly aged it with PTI Fresh Snow}.  You know me, I had to fit in at least a smidge of stitching:)

Did you notice the title of today's blog post?  

inspired by...

I'm constantly slammed with inspiration out there in bloggie land.  What I typically do is pop images into an inspiration folder and well, forget about them.  So, I'm trying to do a new thing for me...I'm actually going to work with the inspiration piece and do 'my take' on their project.  Today's card is brought to you by THIS gorgeous creation by the fantabulous Melissa Phillips.  I literally gasped when I saw her card...it just was so very WOW...the contrast between the stark white and the rich colors running along the side.  The sweet tag as the sentiment and the  layered blooms....My take is very me...the fun colors instead of the rich colors...the pop from the Maya Road wood Bingo piece:)

My colors were inspired by the current EAD Designs Color Challenge:


I managed to use one of the sweet tags from the coordinating EAD Designs Funky Christmas Tags Stickerz:




Remember that everybody that plays with the EAD Designs Color Challenge is a winner:


The lucky peep that wins the color challenge will also be our December Guest Designer!


Don't forget about November's Steal:
Okie Dokie....sorry about the chatty post...now hop on over to Laura C's blog:  Makin Pretty Things

42 comments:

  1. Neat card! love the embossing and the colours too!

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  2. It's beautiful! Love the embossing and the bold happy colors!

    Have a fabulous week ahead Amy!

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  3. Love your card, Amy!! The colors are amazing and I love the flowers! :)

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  4. Your card is so, so beautiful Amy! LOVE it!

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  5. awesome take on melissa's card, amy! great idea to do the "inspired by" post:)

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  6. It's darn beautiful Sista... I love the embossing... and the fun colors... I'm off too see Melissa blog...Enjoy the rest of the week.. with a big smile!!!hugs xoxo

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  7. Loveeeeeeeee this and what a great idea for a post to share who inspired you!! That is AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and loving the flowers! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  8. Love the dottiness and the bright colours! Nice upcycling too... :)

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  9. Gorgeous card Amy! Inspired by... hmmm I already have something in the works along that line...

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  10. I love how you reused the card and are going through your inspiration ideas! it's sooo pretty!

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  11. Oh Amy, I love the little card and lucky you to score on the cards and envelopes in the 5x5 size.

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  12. BEAUTIFUL! I love the embossing and the white really makes all of the bright colors pop! TFS!

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  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous, Amy! LOVE this eye catching combination. The crisp white looks so amazing with the bold colors and papers. Love how you transformed those gifted notecards. Genius!

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  14. fab card. Love the embossing detail.

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  15. Bright and beautiful, Thank you card, Amy! What a good way to start Monday, with your card. Have a lovely day!

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  16. This is so pretty Amy... and I can see why you gasped at MP's card... it's a real wow, too! Am anxious to receive my first product from EAD... can't wait!

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  17. Love the fun colors on your card.

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  18. Hey, there!!!

    Soooooo sorry for being such a bad friend/blogger. I've missed your cheery and fabulous posts. I'm browsing thru your cards at the moment and they are amazing as usual!!! Hope all is well! xoxo~

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  19. Cool card. I really like the flowers.

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  20. ohhh love the open space and pretty flowers!!!!

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  21. Yay for fabby colleagues that just know you so well that they think of you when they come across some fabby materials for crafting!
    Love the layout of this, girlie! Oooh and those embossed polka dots are scrummy!
    Hugs
    Aimes
    x

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  22. Your card makes me smile! Great up cycle of the original card, pretty colors, and wonderful stitching :)

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  23. Your card makes me smile! Great up cycle of the original card, pretty colors, and wonderful stitching :)

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  24. the colors look amazing against the white!!!!

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  25. Gorgeous! I love your work... new follower! :D

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  26. What a fun design, so bright and happy! Great idea too to post inspirations.

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  27. OHHH! This is fabby! I LOVE that you recycled that notecard! And the layers and papers you've used are sooo amazing! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the flower cluster and stitching! YOU ROCK!

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  28. So pretty Amy! Lovin' those beautiful blossoms! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  29. I love love love your flowers! Nice job, missy!

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  30. Gotta love the free gifties and to not think you can't use it....scissors, glue and duct tape! LOL Lovely card and great "you" version of your inspiration piece!!!

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  31. how fun that she thought of you- and what a wonderful creation you made!!! This makes me HAPPY!!!!
    xoxo

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  32. You are one lucky gal! That embossing looks so good.

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  33. i love your pops of colors against that white!

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  34. Fantastic score! Love the embossed dots and the pretty flowers.

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  35. WOW! I love the white center with the great embossing!!! Fabulous.

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  36. Looove the colors and the embossing!!

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Cheers,
~amy~