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Old 09-07-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone!

How about a visit to a "French Garden House" this weekend? Lidy, the curator of this small, family-run business was born and raised in Europe, and professes to love "the mix of elegant French Antiques with Shabby and Vintage pieces, and a few new items mixed in for fun." The store carries pieces that mix European elegance with American style, old with new and they proclaim that "we love to inspire you!" How did they know we would come by their place to be inspired?! So much beauty among all of the items in the store, and it's especially inspiring if you appreciate vintage, shabby, timeless, or antique pieces!

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

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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, style, 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!!

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Lovely site, Anne!
Here is mine from the antique finial:
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So glad I was able to make a card before going to bed because I have a very busy day tomorrow. Nice site, Anne. Here's my card: IC353 Butterfly in a French Garden_lb by Clownmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Really a beautiful site, Anne.....my kind of things. I thought I should use my French stamp(OK, it's not really French...just sounds like it is. : ) )

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Old 09-07-2012, 09:18 PM   #5
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Great site Anne! Here is my HB To You card.
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Thanks Anne for lovely inspiration! Here´s mine;

Linen

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Here is my card:

What's Up Chick?

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Thanks, Anne! Here's my Pillow Inspired card.
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Im-a-Lovin' this FRENCH site!! Here is mine:
French Baby Girl, IC353, F4A133 by Cards_By_America - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Thanks for a fun site!!

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great site you chose Anne....

here is my card:

Vintage Blue
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What a gorgeous site! Here is my card.

Christmas Delivery-IC353 by stampingout - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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thank you Anne for choosing this awesome site-I loved everything that I saw-I chose a fun baby rosette for my inspiration - here is my card

happy baby boy
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Merci Anne! Love this site, and your idea for this inspiration challenge. I whipped up my card in no time, a first for me! Here is my card *French Plate by asweetjewel - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers and the plate that inspired it *Antique French Red Transferware Floral Plates Set. I may just have to do another......
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Anne..this is a WONDERFUL site..I love it!!! Here's my card..thanks for looking!

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Drawn by the pretty blue china I whipped out the first of many needed thank you notes for friends who helped with my DD's wedding last weekend.
Very Vintage Thanks
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Thanks for the inspiration! Here is mine!

Love the Lord by stampersandee - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Anne- such a wonderful site, thank you! I was inspired by the Antique Bridgwood & Son Crown Floral Crown Tea Cup and came up with this card- here's Royal Flowers
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I was inspired by the striped beach bag- and since I was watching "Sabrina" with Audrey Hepburn, I had to do this card. I added some fabric and ribbon for accents. Here's French Stripes
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This site is beautiful Anne!! I'm not sure if I will have time to play today, but I think I'll bookmark this site. GORGEOUS!!!
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Here's another one:

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Thanks, Anne, for a wonderful challenge!! I've missed the last couple IC's and was beginning to suffer withdrawal symptoms!! Here is my card:

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This is my kind of site Anne! Here's my card.
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Here's my card for today's challenge:

IC353 Thank you friend by shelia - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

I lived in SW Germany for 12 years and visited France often. I loved all the blues and yellows, so I went with those colors for my card. Thanks for the fun challenge!!
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I messed up....It's on the next thread.
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Thanks Anne for this wonderful site. Here is my card. IC353 Memories of Grandmother by Holstein - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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What a wonderful site for today's insiration challenge. Enjoyed it so much I made 2 cards!

Here's #2
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Here's my 1st card for the IC today

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Thanks for the neat site, Anne! Here's mine.

IC353 Merry Shaker by suen - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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LOVED this challenge. That is, until I started on my card. These beautiful chairs were my inspiration piece Vintage Louis XV French style Serpentine Armchairs because I've got chairs like those (only red and gold and WAAAY less costly) and a stamp like that too, but nothing went according to plan, right from the start. Ever have one of those days? Anyhoo, here 'tis. The chair itself really is metallic, I just don't have decent lighting in which to take my pics. But thanks for a lovely challenge - I totally enjoyed doing some pretend online shopping!!

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This was such a beautiful site, Anne. Here is my card:

IC353 Hat Boxes by BarbieP - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I did make a card, but felt a little wound up doing it today. IC353, French Garden House by Luv Flowers - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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THANKS Anne for taking us to visit such a great shop this week! I made this card just tonight:

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What a great website Anne - thank you for sharing it with us!! Here's my card: {Every Moment is a Gift}

I'll be back in the morning to comment !!
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I didn't have time to REALLY look at French Garden House on Sat. but I can tell I will be back. Here's my card from the #1 Sample.
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