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Old 08-09-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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Arrow IC401 ~ Michele Varian {08-10-13}

Inspiration Challenge 401 ~ Michele Varian

This week's Inspiration Challenge comes from the fabulous designs from the NYC Store of Michele Varian . I saw her shop of home furnishings, jewelry and exquisite curiosities described as Woodland nymph meets Edgar Allen Poe.

For those of you who say you get overwhelmed with having too many choices, I’ve uploaded five of my favorites … so just stick with one (or all) of those for your inspiration.

The rest of you, remember to let us know which product from Michele Varian that inspired you.

Use the keyword: IC401 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your key words.

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My sample ~ Peaceful Feathers

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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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Old 08-09-2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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Thanks Stef for another great IC challenge.

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Another fabulous site, Stephanie.....thanks so much!! Here's my card.
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WHAT?!?!!?!? I'm scrapaholic007!! REALLY?!!?!? Eeeeeeekkkk! I'm so happy, Thank you!! YAY!!
I was only coming over here to see what the new challenge was because I really enjoyed last week. Then I saw my name! Thank you!!! what do I do now? LOL! <3
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I'm doing the Happy Dance too! I see my name also. Thank you so much. Here's my creation: Anthropomorphic Kitties IC401 by parknslide - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers. It was inspired by: Katie the Kindergarten Cat: Michele Varian Shop - Katie The Kindergarten Cat
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IC401 Autumn Colors by GardenDiva - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Here's my card.........have to run.........back later to comment!!
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Thanks Stef for the inspiration! Here´s mine;

I´m possible

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I was inspired by multiple items at today's IC site. THANKS, Stef! Here is my card (first or ??) for today:

IC401 IF FRIENDS WERE FLOWERS I'D PICK YOU by gabalot - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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Oh what a fun site - Steph! Here's my quick one Love You
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Super site for inspiration:

QFTD176 A Case of Nancy by Benzi - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Thanks for the fun challenge......I loved all of the "funky" items there!!!!

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Here's mine:

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Another great site Stef! Here's my card - TFL!
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Oh my Stef..what a glorious surprise. Thank you so much..I am such a lucky girl! Here is my inspiration for to-day
IC401 Using my scraps - front by Mrs Noofy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

IC401 Using my scraps - inside by Mrs Noofy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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Here is my inspiration Michele Varian Shop - Geo Bird Wallpaper Graphite Silver

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Here is my card love you by rlcstamps - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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Thanks, Stef - cool site!! Here's my card and TFL!
IC401~WT439 Inspired Bliss by darleenstamps - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Congrats!

awesome inspiration! those animal portraits had me cracking up as I looked though her store last night.


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Whew what a challenge!!

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Fantastic spin on the box of chalk! I love that you were inspired by... a box of CHALK! LOL!


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Thanks, Stef. Lots of variety here. Here's my card.
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I was inspired by the pillow on the home page..fun. Here is my card....

IC401-With Gratitude by va.sunshine - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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here is mine
my inspiration for this card came from this pillow in Michele Varian's shop

I struggled with this one. I think because it's possibly too literal and the peacock in these colors is too much like a Thanksgiving Turkey image. Not what I was going for. I did another in black that the colors really pop from and is much more my style. I'll try to get it uploaded later.
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One more card for last Saturday's IC. I was inspired by a pillow at the site, as well as, a card in Harriet's (hskelly-today's CAS challenge Alumni) gallery.

CAS233 TRAVELLIN MAN for Harriet by gabalot - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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