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Unread 09-26-2014, 09:18 PM   #1
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Arrow IC460 - The Christmas Tree Shops {09-27-14}

I am pleased to share a bit of early Holiday Cheer with you as we visit "The Christmas Tree Shops" for inspiration this week. They are right on track with plenty of Halloween items available now - perfect for those of you looking to get ahead of the Halloween rush (smiles). You'll actually discover a wide variety of diverse products on this site, plus a ton of new ideas for home decor too....not only during the holidays but for all year long! I'm sure you'll find many inspiring images to spark your own festive creativity this week! Enjoy!

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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 be sure that all of your descriptions have a link back to your inspiration piece available only from The Christmas Tree Shops.

Use the keyword: IC460 (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.

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 09-26-2014, 11:47 PM   #2
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Thanks for the inspiration! Here´s mine;


IC460 Grateful by Biggan - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Unread 09-27-2014, 04:16 AM   #3
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Just another week of inspiring! THanks Audrie.

here is my card:

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Unread 09-27-2014, 04:31 AM   #4
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Here's my card:

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I made a card using one of the images I colored from my on-line Copic class.

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Thanks Audrie.
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here is mine.....

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Thanks, Audrie!!! It's been several weeks since I've played and I was going through IC withdrawal!!

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Thanks for the challenge, Audrie! Here's mine.

IC460 Mason Jar Snowman by suen - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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This is such a wonderful site -- I may do another one before the day is over!!

I did the die cuts in the rust colored paper, and then backed it up with white. This is what inspired me.

Here is mine!

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As soon as I saw the scarecrows I was inspired to create this card!

IC460 Scarecrows vky by Vickie Y - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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Audrie- awesome site, thanks! I was inspired by the bold pattern of the white and blue stamped floral mug and used this cute stamp from SU for my image. Surrounded it with scalloped borders, and a fabric strip. The colorful background is my latest quilt, ready for binding Here's Teacup Mouse
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What a fun site! Thanks, Audrie! Here's my 3 Little Count Porkulas. Thanks so much for looking!
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Thanks for today's site Audrie! I combined the challenge with the MIX and F4A ones from Friday.

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Christmas Tree Shops started here on Cape Cod. The largest one on the Cape is right at the end of the Sagamore Bridge on the Cape side of the canal and is a huge attraction for tourists. It's an interesting building - stone, thatched roof, windmill and view of the canal - looks like something you'd see in Europe. Here is my Sunflower card
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Thank you Audrie for yet another fabulous site. Here's my card.
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Here is my card

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Here is my card
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here were a lot of pumpkins in that website ... here is my second one for the day.
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I know the exact store you speak of. I was also raised in that area, right on Buzzards Bay!

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I was too busy out enjoying the gorgeous autumn weather to create this morning ... but here's my inspired card:

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I was as much inspired by the overall "flavor" of the site as by any individual item. My card is a mix of these two inspirations:

4?5? x 6?4? Medallion Print Indoor Area Rug | Christmas Tree Shops andThat!

Monogrammed Orange Pumpkins | Christmas Tree Shops andThat!

I had a piece of dp set aside to use for Christmas cards, and this rug matches it quite well, so I used it as the background. I was really inspired by the wreath that's painted on the pumpkins, and I knew I had some wooden laser cut leaves that would fit the need, so that provided the focal point.

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Here's the inspiration I chose:
Welcome Scarecrow Head Harvest Hanger | Christmas Tree Shops andThat!

Here's my card:
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Also posting this for the F4A challenge - Natural fiber.
This was such a fun card - 99% of it was from my scrap bin. I realized after I uploaded that I forgot to erase my pencil line for the mouth. Guess I had better go clean up my scarecrow!
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Thanks Audrie, for the fun challenge!!!!

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Thanks for looking at my IC card! I combined it with my card for this week's FS, Jacquie, as well as, this week's and last week's WT challenges. It was a FUN card to make!

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Oh they have such cute stuff. Here is my card:

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The Christmas Tree Shop is one of my favorite places, both to look at the weekly flyer and to visit. I never thought to look for a website though, and it was very inspiring. I used two of their paperware designs for cards.

Falling Leaves was inspired by this paperware.

And At the Fair was inspired by the colors of this paperware.
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