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Unread 07-18-2014, 10:23 PM   #1
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Arrow IC450 - Country Curtains {07-19-14}

I am posting a bit later than usual because we are at the Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City (it's tons of fun too). I haven't forgotten about our Saturday challenge though! This weeks inspiration site is Country Curtains. This is a wonderful site where you'll find many types of home décor items, with a focus on window curtains and window adornments that are soft, sweet, cozy and most of all very inspirational! (Note to SU fans: I will be posting quite a bit of SU inspirations next weekend when I have my crafting room back - PROMISE!)

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Don't be tempted to upload a card that you have made prior to this challenge, just because an image reminds you of it. Rather, take the challenge of allowing your creative juices to flow based on your impressions when you look through the images. Remember, it can just be the color palette or style that ignites your creativity. Whatever draws you to the designs, take the challenge of doing something uniquely inspired today.

Please remember that all inspiration links should be inspired by images from the Country Curtains site.

Use the keyword: IC450 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your key words.

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For those of you who say you get overwhelmed with having too many images to choose from, I've uploaded five of my favorites...so just stick with one (or all) of those for your inspiration. Click on the images below to see them bigger. Please let us know which photo served as your inspiration piece please.

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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Unread 07-18-2014, 11:33 PM   #2
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Another fun site for inspiration. Here's my card: IC450-Birdcage on a Branch by parknslide - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Unread 07-19-2014, 04:12 AM   #3
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Good Morning Audrie! Thanks for a great inspiration site today - here's mine

IC450 ~ Shabby Chateau by sistersandie - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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I took the overall feel from the Aviary collection for my card!
Thank you, Audrie. I saw some other lovely photos, but I have to practice some songs for an ordination service next week, so that's my stamping time all used up for today.

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Another inspiring challenge Audrie...thanks. Have fun at the convention.

here is my card:

English Garden
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I have a couple of dies to create flip cards, but I wanted to try the tutorial on this week's Weekly Inklings, making a flip card from a non-flip-card die. Today's lovely IC site had lots of inspiration for me to use. Thanks, Audrie! Here's my card:

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I LOVE Country Curtains!!! Have been a customer for nearly 18 years!!! Thanks for the fabulous challenge!!

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here are my....

BLUE FLOWERS

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What an awesome website! I saw so much that inspired me - but chose this one: (the tan one)

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I needed 2 quick cards so stuck to the same colour palette once I found my inspiration!
A birthday card and a GoodBye card - TFL!
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Here's my card and my inspiration.
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My mom used to get catalogs from this place all the time, LOL! Thanks for the memory!

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Unread 07-19-2014, 08:00 AM   #13
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I have not done a challenge in a long time...I forgot how fun they were. This is my submission.
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Thanks, Audrie! Here's mine.
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Lovely site! Thanks, Audrie! Here's my Banner Birthday card using mostly left overs from other projects. Thanks so much for looking!
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Here is my Wedding Card.
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Here is a card for today
IC A JUNGLE by Stamperrobin - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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IC CONEFLOWERS by Stamperrobin - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Ok, well I decided to add this card to this gallery because I saw a great inspiration photo
CC OPEN HEART by Stamperrobin - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Very pretty site, Audrie! Here's mine.

IC450 Flowers With Love by suen - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Audrie- awesome site! As I am in the Country mode, working on a quilt, I was able to scurry around and find felt and fabric, sewn together into a house. I added a star shaped brad for an embellishment- this is a thank you gift from a stay at a friend's house. I was inspired by the Cottage Garden Lined Tier Curtains- here's From Our House To Yours
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thanks for another great inspiration site Audrie-hope you are enjoying yourself at the SU Convention-here is my card

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Great inspiration Audrie! Here's mine, from the first photo:

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Funny true story... I think I am going to order the curtain I settled on for the hall bath lol... now to go make something...
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Audrie- hope you are having fun at the convention, we can't wait to see your new goodies!! I was inspired by the Lace Curtains Honeybee and made this mouse and bee card, stitching down the left side, and adding a tulip border, moving the embossing folder twice to grab the smaller card edges. Bee came from cardboard packaging from my new keychain. Here's Bee Loved
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Here's one:
IC450 Thank you! by beesmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Loved this website! I started early today, but then went to a church pic nic. We just got back and I put the finishing touches on my card and took a picture of it. Thanks for looking. I can't wait to see what every one else has made!
IC450 Woman Praised by genistamps - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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bwahahahaha hubs even likes this curtain

( I guess that means I should narrow down the paint chips again too)

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and another:
F4A230 Birthday Wishes by beesmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Thank you for the challenge Audrie. This inspiration took me in a new direction: stripes.

Here is my card...
Curtain Stripes Birthday by Hoboken Paper - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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F4A230 Birthday Lotus by beesmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Wonderful inspiration found on Country Curtains. Here is my creation: IC450 Chenille by motsie - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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