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Old 01-06-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone!

Happy to be your guest host this weekend for the IC on behalf of Stephanie!

The web store for the Inspiration Challenge this week is "Close 2 My Art". This web store features work created by "Michele". This artist is incredibly talented, with a very playful flare! "Often, if something seems too perfect, I will skew it towards the unrealistic to capture the essence of a whim. Although the pieces I design are practical, my hope is that my art will never become so serious that I betray the uniqueness that inspires me."

Use keyword IC318 (no spaces or extra characters) and be sure you have commas between your key words.

If you don't have time to spend browsing the website, attached are a few samples from the store that you are welcome to use as your inspiration!

My Sample: Happiness Is

Quick Link to Close 2 My Art webstore
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How to Play ~ View the attached sample images and/or browse the suggested website. Get your inspiration from the the individual items, patterns, theme or color pallets. Just enjoy wherever your inspired and creative journey takes you! Make the inspiration piece your own! Don't worry ~ no card is 'wrong'! There is no time limit on this challenge and there are no rules. Explore and enjoy ~ be *inspired* to create, have fun, and share your artwork!!

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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Some fun and funky items! LOL I chose this one: Allen Designs Pink Moon Cake Pendulum Clock

Here's my card: Fluttering In Pink by LuvLee - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:29 PM   #3
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Really a fun, artistic site, Anne....and so colorful too. I had fun with this one and did something a "little out of the box" for me.

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Fun site! Thanks, Anne! Here's my Piggy Love. THanks so much for looking!
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Thanks Anne for funny inspiration...not easy but here´s mine;

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Old 01-07-2012, 12:22 AM   #6
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So much fun and inspiration here! Thanks Anne, here is my tonight creation:

IC318 Tulip by ckbythesea - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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ANNE - Oh, my! What a GREAT site! So much whimsical, colorful, creative art! Inspired by this art, I think I could make a card a day for a month or more! Hope I can participate in the challenge today, too. Have fun everybody! Can't wait to see where this art takes ya'll!
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What a fun site, Anne! Here's my Tasty Treat card!
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:30 AM   #9
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Love that CloseToMyArt site. Here is my ballerina. I got the inspiration from their ballerina clock.
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Great website Anne!!!!
HERE is my card!!!

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Lots of prettys! Loved this bank and used it as inspiration for my card

Allen Designs Blue Bird Bank

Here is my card Vintage Baby
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Here's mine Anne (TOA!): Valentine Clock
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What fun whimsical items on this great site, Anne! So glad you found it! Here's my card --

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Here's my card. Thanks for looking!!

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Thanks Anne for the challenge. Here's my card. IC318 Friend by Holstein - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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What a fantastic gallery! I was inspired by Cathouse and came up with Birdhouse- kept the wonderful stripes and polka dots, and have instead an embossed toucan, perching on a branch. Have a great Saturday!
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Thanks for hosting today Anne! here's my bike print inspired card: IC318 Enjoy the Ride by artystamper - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I'm not really a cutesy type of stamper so I guess I will have to pass this week.
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Thanks, Anne, for hosting another wonderful challenge! Here is my card:

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Awesome site for the inspiration! Here's My card

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Thanks, Anne. Here's mine.
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Fun inspiration challenge, Anne, thanks. Here is my card:

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Great site, I've attached the inspiration for my card.
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Here is my card for the challenge..

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I was inspired by the last image...the loopy heart frame. Here is my card:

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I used all the cat clocks as my inspiration. The inspiration site was really fun to look at! Here is my card Lion Birthday by Pam MacKay - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I made two for this challenge:

Love O'clock, and Bird Friends

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Had my inspiration all picked out and saved to my computer desktop yesterday, but didn't get a chance to execute until today, so I incorporated it into my Whoo Loves Pam? card for the Featured Stamper challenge today, too!
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Very cute site!! Here's my card: Montana Congratulations by DJRants - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers. TFL!!
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Here is my card for the IC challenge: Happy Valentines Day
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Wow thee is some really wacky stuff on that site but I chose a safe tea pot as my piece. My card based on it can be found here
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