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Itsapassion 04-11-2008 08:40 PM

IC123 ~ Cow Parade! {04-12-08}
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Hi All!
I'm excited to Host on Stephanie's behalf this week!! She's so cool!! Thanks Stephanie!!!

The inspiration for you this week is COWS!!! Yes, cows. Not just any cows, very special "Cow Parade" cows! And there are MANY to choose from!! "Cow Parade" is actually a sort of traveling art show, where local artisans -- both amateur and professional -- take on the task of painting life-size acrylic cows and the cows become permanent residents of selected cities all around the world!! You may have some in your own home town, or have seen them on your worldly travels, or you may even own one because smaller-scale versions of the painted cows are recreated and sold in boutiques and on-line! There is an official Cow Parade website, but the cow images there aren't large enough (IMO) to get a good look, so I found THIS WEBSITE that you can browse through to get inspiration! And please feel free to use your own photo or any reference of a Cow Parade cow if you prefer!!

So take a look at the cow inspiration pieces at this websiteand be inspired!! Your card does NOT have to have a cow as part of the design -- just inspired by the COW PARADE!! :)

Make sure you use the keyword: IC123 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card.

I made two samples, one with a cow, and one without (see my inspiration choice below)! I hope you all have fun!!


My samples ~
Flaminco - no cow
Flaminco - with cow

IC123 Cow Parade Gallery

How to Play ~ View THIS WEBSITE and select a cow(s) or go with the attached image that I used. You may be mooo-ved (*chuckle* -- I know you were waiting on that!) to recreate your favorite bovine ~ but that isn't necessary ... get your inspiration from the colors, style or 'theme', just however the cows speak to you!! 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 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). Thank you for joining me on this inspiration journey. (And thanks so much, Stephanie for giving me the opportunity! I've had a blast!!)
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DawnL 04-11-2008 08:42 PM

I think it's #123 though (your title *wink)....how fun, thanks!!

Stampin' Annie 04-11-2008 08:43 PM

Oh! This sounds like fun!

mommakatx6 04-11-2008 08:44 PM

What an inspiration!!! Looking forward to giving this one a try!!

stampertammy 04-11-2008 08:56 PM

OMGosh, it might not be until tomorrow evening but I have to give this a try! Just the first page of cows I looked at are hilarious! What fun it will be to browse through them!

Kharmagirl 04-11-2008 09:06 PM

What a fun challenge!! LOVE this idea...I'm on it! Mooooooo!!!

sleepyinseattle 04-11-2008 09:14 PM

Fabulous inspiration pieces, Anne!!
I'll definitely try to play tomorrow. I burned both of my thumbs cooking dinner tonight and one has a big burn bubble the size of a dime. Hurts like heck..

stampissues 04-11-2008 09:17 PM

I have to go to bed because I SWEAR I just saw a cow dressed up as Elvis. Or was it the Tin Man? Or did I see a cow in a hula skirt?

Either way, I must be delusional. :mrgreen:

lacyquilter 04-11-2008 09:17 PM

Hmmmmm... interesting. Too tired to play tonight. Will have to see if I can get something done tomorrow. Thanks for filling in.

Christy S. 04-11-2008 09:29 PM

Those cows are hilarious! I've got at least two dozen different cow tabs open right now, so all I have to do is narrow it down to which one I want to use as my inspiration cow! Hehe!

yellowrose46 04-11-2008 09:31 PM

So cool! I looked at your sample and wow! I actually have that stamp! I need to make a birthday card for my brother the farmer, so this will be ideal!

hpyscrpr2 04-11-2008 09:34 PM

Thanks for a very fun and colorful inspiration challenge Anne! Here is my dual purpose card for today:



mkstampin74 04-11-2008 10:11 PM

so fun and colorful! i'm working on it....great challenge!

AmberDawn 04-11-2008 10:32 PM

This was such a fun challenge! I linked to the cow I chose in my description:D Thanks so much for covering for Stephanie, Anne!


LaLatty 04-11-2008 10:35 PM

Thanks so much for the inspiration :) Here's my card:


hpyscrpr2 04-11-2008 10:49 PM

Here's another dual purpose card for today:


TFL :)

NANCYRUTH 04-11-2008 11:14 PM

thanks Anne for the great inspiration. we did have this exhibit come to StamPford and it was so much fun. Many of the local artisits made pieces for it and they were auctioned off for charity. Here is my card, and I am going back to sleep!! http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...4?limit=recent

sumtoy 04-12-2008 12:57 AM

After spending the day in a class for Copic markers I used this image for todays challenge. The artwork in an original image by Marianne Walker of Eugene, OR and colored by me...:0

Thank for looking at my cow house

mkstampin74 04-12-2008 01:12 AM

here's mine....tfl!

I'm Glad There Is You

i'll be checking in and commenting on the gallery on and off today.

debhorst 04-12-2008 02:06 AM

This is going to be interesting. Once I was able to find a cow I got excited--I had a hard time linking to the site. I ended up using Google to find me a cow!!

Here is the Cow Parade I chose to copy: http://store.cowparade.com/prodinfo.asp?number=7752
I will be back later to show my card!

StampingQueenJAR 04-12-2008 02:41 AM

Oh how fun! I am off to see what I can come up with!

heidimichelle 04-12-2008 02:47 AM

This is my first challenge ever. I'm a newbe and having lots of fun.


debhorst 04-12-2008 02:53 AM

cow parade
Well I am back!! That was fun!! I used pearlX and it does not show in the photo like I wish it would--much prettier in person.


My card: Shimmery snowflake

Thanks for looking!! Have a great weekend to all of you!

jamielynn2126 04-12-2008 03:42 AM

OMG this is too awesome...my sister has collected Cow Parade for years, she has ALLLLLLLLLLLL of them in her house, plus all the other items (cookie jars, ornaments, yadda yadda yadda). I'm going to have to tell her about this one!!

Mothermark 04-12-2008 03:57 AM

It's a cow parade! Hee! I have never been to one...sounds like fun! Hee!

Okay off to make my card but my hubby has the camera and he's outa town so no uploading for me.....not until Sunday anyway. Thanks for subbing Anne!

BobbiesGirl 04-12-2008 03:58 AM

Oh, this is hilarious! I hope I get time to play.

*Susan* 04-12-2008 04:23 AM

This challenge is just what I need after a stressful week! My DH was in a motorcycle accident, but by the grace of God - and his helmet - he only has two cracked ribs and a broken thumb. This will be my first Inspiration Challenge, and I can't wait to get started. The cows are hysterical!

Vicky Gould 04-12-2008 04:34 AM

Fun! What a fun challenge - thanks so much for hosting today, Anne - and coming up with this challenge. I chose the Beehive Bovine and did a lot of paper piecing and cutting, but it was fun!

Edna's advice

Thanks for looking and/or commenting - I always appreciate it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Clownmom 04-12-2008 04:34 AM

It took me longer to decide which cow I wanted to use than it did to finish my card -- even though I threw the first two cards away. I've seen these cows in gift shops and thought they were very clever. Several years ago, Orlando had a similar projects -- only they used lizards!

Here's my cow card -- http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...881401?cat=629

Clownmom 04-12-2008 04:36 AM


Originally Posted by PSU_Mom (Post 9489161)
This challenge is just what I need after a stressful week! My DH was in a motorcycle accident, but by the grace of God - and his helmet - he only has two cracked ribs and a broken thumb. This will be my first Inspiration Challenge, and I can't wait to get started. The cows are hysterical!

I am so sorry to read about your husband, Susan. I'm glad he was wearing a helmet!! {{hugs}}

*Susan* 04-12-2008 04:46 AM


Originally Posted by Clownmom (Post 9489226)
I am so sorry to read about your husband, Susan. I'm glad he was wearing a helmet!! {{hugs}}

AWW - Thanks for the hugs!!! God and his guardian angels were watching out for him . . . and he ALWAYS wears a helmet. Have a wonderful day! BTW I just love your cow card!! :D

StampingQueenJAR 04-12-2008 04:46 AM

Here is mine:
Where is the Cow?
Thanks for the fun challenge!

n5stamper 04-12-2008 04:50 AM


I was inspired by the COW-MA-FLAGE

n5stamper 04-12-2008 04:51 AM


artystamper 04-12-2008 05:26 AM

Fun challenge Anne! Congrats on being guest host for Stef!! I have some cow stamps so I think I'll use those but first have to check out the web site!

ButterflyEars 04-12-2008 05:31 AM

Anne, thanks for filling in. What a great cow site this is, wow. I will go back as my DD collects cows and I didn't know these were availeble, I feel a BD gift coming on. heehee

momof2stampers 04-12-2008 05:34 AM

Great idea!

We have some great cows at the airport here and my kids always have to stop to `milk' them:rolleyes: I never thought to scrapbook it! What fun!:p

joan ervin 04-12-2008 05:40 AM

OMG, Anne, you did good!!! I love all the cows but one really caught my eye...I will get to play later today!! Thanks for being the guest hostess with the mostess!!

Biggan 04-12-2008 05:45 AM

I love this kind of challenges!! Fun! Here is mine! TFL!



sarahzoe 04-12-2008 05:53 AM

This was great fun. Loved checking out the parade. Here's mine: http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...1440?cat=10727

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