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Old 07-30-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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Arrow IC243 ~ Birdhouse Blessings {07-31-10}

Inspiration Challenge 243 ~ Birdhouse Blessings

This weeks SCS Inspiration Challenge found via some links shared by resqarbie ~ the Etsy Store Birdhouse Blessings. Steve & Kate (S&K Creations) have been building birdhouses together for 20 years. They try very hard to make sure that each birdhouse has it's own personality with a whimsical, yet usable design.

For those of you who say you get overwhelmed with having too many choices, Iíve uploaded three of my favorites Ö so just stick with one (or all) of those for your inspiration. The rest of you, remember to let us know which product from Birdhouse Blessings that inspired you.

Use the keyword: IC243 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your key words.

My sample ~ Blue Skies Ahead

resqbarbie's sample ~ Home Sweet Home

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How to Play ~ View the attached images. You may be inspired to recreate the pieces ~ but that isn't necessary ... get your inspiration from the colors, layout, style or 'theme'. Just enjoy wherever your inspired creative journey takes you. Remember, if you are inspired by the creation of another artist, please do not use print-outs of the art in your creation or directly copy their work. Make the inspiration piece your own. Don't worry ~ no card is 'wrong' and there is no time limit for uploading your card for the challenge. There are no rules, so let your creative juices run wild ~ be *inspired* and go get stamping!

Don't forget about No Upload Sunday - Let's give the gallery moderators a day off and not upload on Sunday (unless, of course, you are a Fan Club member - yet another reason to spend a little money on your favorite site). Also, remember to link to your SCS gallery on this thread. Thank you for joining me on this inspiration journey.

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these are the cutest, great IC...thanks Stef!
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Great Etsy shop, Stef!! Those birdhouses are so colorful and imaginative! Hate to think of birds "messing" them up! What a colorful additin to any garden or porch. Thanks!

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I collect birdhouses! So fun stuff to go browse!! Great challenge!
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GREAT challenge!!!!

Here's today's submission
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:57 PM   #6
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cute site
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I was inspired by the yellow flowers of this.

IC243 - YELLOW
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I loved the Mom's Birdhouse. Definitely great inspiration for this card:

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Great challenge!
I used this birdhouse for color inspiration on my "Fishbowl Candy Jar".
See the fishy in motion on my blog!
Thanks for the inspiration!
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So much fun inspiration there - I thought of a side-step card when I saw the business card holder, but wanted to use more of my faux wood, so made this instead:
Birdfeeder Inspired
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I just love these birdhouses!

Have a great weekend all!
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Thank you for todays super fun Inspiration challenge!!! I love the birdhouses they are all soooo pretty!!! Awesome Inspiration for today
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Here is my post it holder IC243 Kitty Post-it Notebook! by cher2008 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Here's mine, based on Grandpa's Barn Birdhouse:

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IC243 A RED house for Birds by jdmommy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

I was inspired by the RED birdhouse....forgot to connect.really busy here!! Sorry!
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What an awesome store!!!! Thanks for another wonderful challenge!! Here is my card:

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Great site thanks Stef!

Here is the birdhouse I was inspired by: Handcrafted Birdhouse by BirdhouseBlessings on Etsy

And here is my card. TFL: DSC08708_by_princessp1971 by princessp1971 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I did another card for today's challenge, Stef. The whole site gave me the idea for this card.

BIRD IN THE GILDED CAGE
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My mom had bunches of birdhouses on her back porch for as long as I can remember. Thanks for the pleasant walk back in time. Here's my card --

Happy Bird-house Day
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I love birdhouses, I have a few of them in my front garden.
Here is my card for today:
Country Birdhouses by sleepyinseattle - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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What fun houses! here's my camping card! IC243 Are We There Yet?? by artystamper - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


and here's a bird card! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=93535
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Stef, thanks for the wonderful challenge. I dearly love birdhouses.
IC243 No Birds, Just Their Houses by Benzi - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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What fun birdhouses!! I just went with the whole birdhouse theme... not a specific one. Thanks for the challenge!

Here is my card

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this challenge was super fun!
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Thanks for the fun challenge, Stef! Another wonderful site!

Here is my card:Bluebird of Happiness (FG) by Francie G. - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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OH, my, how cute! I noticed the rv and trailer bird houses right away, and this was the perfect inspiration for a last minute birthday card I need!

QFTD20 & IC243 HB to a fisherman friend by etsdas - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Cool birdhouses
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Here is my SWEETEST FLOWER SNEAK PEEK.
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