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SmilynStef 04-10-2009 08:27 PM

IC175 ~ Grandin Road {04-11-09)
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Inspiration Challenge 175 ~ Grandin Road

This week’s inspiration comes from the Grandin Road online store, which specializes in home and gift merchandise. There are lots of different categories to inspire you.

For those of you who say you get overwhelmed with having too many choices, I have uploaded three of my favorites from the website, as well as linking to the two pieces of art that inspired my projects (yes, I was so inspired that I couldn’t stop at one card this week)… so just stick with one (or all) of those for your inspiration. For the rest of you, feel free to use anything from Grandin Road for your inspiration … just provide a link, so we can all see what inspired you.

Use the keyword: IC175 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your key words.

My sample #1 ~ Stamp Collage inspired by Postal Collage

My sample #2 ~ Asian Impressions inspired by Coral Impressions

IC175 Gallery

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. 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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ruby-heartedmom 04-10-2009 08:41 PM

Looks like another fun one, Steph! I'm going to the stamp room to see what I can come up with!

lacyquilter 04-10-2009 08:54 PM

Oh, fun. I think I found one to work from, but I'm too tired to play tonight. Not sure if I'll have time tomorrow. Thanks, Stef.

stampinscotsgirl 04-10-2009 09:05 PM

Wow! What a wonderful site!! I have already found several that I am inspired by. I can't wait to play in the morning! Thanks Stef!!:)

bensarmom 04-10-2009 09:19 PM

Stef, can't wait to play later today. Too tired to think tonight.

sparklegirl 04-10-2009 09:35 PM

Stef - this is a fabulous site to be inspired!!! Thank you for another fun challenge!!!

Here is my card

Kelly H 04-10-2009 09:40 PM

What a great site - lots of inspiration there! Here is my first card:


Kelly H 04-10-2009 09:50 PM

I couldn't resist another card!


KY Southern Belle 04-10-2009 09:51 PM

As usual Stef, you've come up with a very exciting site for us to look at and get inspired. Thank you for the challenge!

ruby-heartedmom 04-10-2009 10:04 PM

DH is on the scanner computer, so I uploaded this card without adding details. I just now edited for the details. I hope you can see the card soon--I really liked the inspiration piece I chose and I like the way this card turned out. Garden Spot

cmc2stamp 04-10-2009 10:09 PM

Here is mine!

Nature Silhouette II Sunset

markie's mom 04-10-2009 10:24 PM

WOW! Talk about inspiration! I had a difficult time choosing which photo to use! LOL!

Here's my "beachie" submission

stampinscotsgirl 04-10-2009 10:35 PM

OK, so I couldn't wait until morning, lol!! Here is my card: http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...&ppuser=110263
Thanks Stef!!!:)

Minister's Wife 04-10-2009 11:36 PM

Alright!! So many things to choose from. I don't know how you find them all Steph, but wow!! Always so many cool places. Thanks!

Here is my card:

God’s Handwriting

Thanks for looking!!

Biggan 04-10-2009 11:39 PM

Thanks Stef for lovely inspiration!! Here´s mine!



Clownmom 04-11-2009 01:05 AM

Well, it's 4:00 in the morning and I couldn't sleep -- so don't expect much. When I looked through the inspiration website and saw this Sunflower Mat, I thought I'd like to try my new Edgeabilities. Here's my Masterpiece of Nature.

Now maybe I can go back to sleep! I'll check out the gallery later this morning.

okstamper 04-11-2009 01:06 AM

I couldn't wait until the morning either, brb...gotta upload it.

Princessheather 04-11-2009 01:23 AM


Here is one, if I have more time to play tomorrow I will do another one, loved the inspiration on this challenge, thanks Steph!

Biggan 04-11-2009 01:35 AM

I found so much inspiration so I had to do one more card! :)



picard76 04-11-2009 01:36 AM

Well this is my first challenge ever on SCS, so hopefully I did it right LOL. I think I'm going to try another one tomorrow or I guess that will be later today- as it is 1:35am and I think I should get to bed. Unfortunately 3 kids does not equal the luxury of sleeping in.
Here's my card http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...&ppuser=182944

Toy 04-11-2009 01:54 AM

Here is my first inspired piece :) Thanks Stef!

~ Possum Stew ~


okstamper 04-11-2009 01:59 AM

WOW! What a site. I had fun creating my scene using Vaseline. Thanks Stef.


subaruprincess 04-11-2009 02:30 AM

I finished mine early, as I have to finish my swap sets tomorrow. This was MUCH easier inspiration than last weeks challenge. I did finally finish the one from last week, but it was a bit more difficult. I loved the Star Treatment Art Prints, and decided to start from there. Thanks for the link to the great site...if only I had money!

Here's mine:


angelladcrockett 04-11-2009 04:34 AM

Another great IC Stef! Here is my version of the Rocky Dog:http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=84051

va.sunshine 04-11-2009 04:39 AM

here is mine

Colorful Outdoor Bench

based on the bench seen here

Cook22 04-11-2009 05:19 AM

In the Garden
I used some planters for my inspiration - made a textured background based on the planter, and then added my grasses.
(For some reason the link to my inspiration is broken - it was these Petal Ribbed Outdoor Planters .

craftycaro 04-11-2009 05:55 AM

Another great site - thanks Stef! Here are mine:

Mother's are Flowers


Colorful Trees

NANCYRUTH 04-11-2009 06:06 AM

thanks stef! http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...09055&cat=7330

cmsuto 04-11-2009 06:50 AM

Another great inspiration today, Stef! Here is my card:

n5stamper 04-11-2009 07:01 AM


Clownmom 04-11-2009 07:23 AM

Now that I'm awake, I decided to do a second card. I chose these gorgeous throw pillows as the inspiration for my Chandellier Throw Pillow card.

Thanks, Steph, for another great inspiration. Saturday's challenge is my favorite.

Vicky Gould 04-11-2009 07:33 AM

So much to choose from! I finally settled on one of the rugs.

He is Risen

StampingQueenJAR 04-11-2009 07:41 AM

Here is my Friend to Friend~

Great challenge, Stef, as always!

eured99 04-11-2009 07:52 AM

Here is my card for the challenge....I've never done an inspiration card before, and I had a hard time choosing...Hope you like it.


Thanks for looking!

Anitsirk 04-11-2009 07:56 AM

Today's inspiration challenge had so many things to choose from ... I'm bookmarking this site!

I chose this image for my inspiration

This is my card.

Thanks for looking. I hope you enjoy!

jovialjudi 04-11-2009 08:00 AM

Great site Steph!
Here is mine

jdmommy 04-11-2009 08:01 AM

here is mine

Thanks Stef!

KY Southern Belle 04-11-2009 08:19 AM

Here's my submission.

You Will Never See an Uglier Card!

hobbywoman 04-11-2009 08:32 AM

ok....here's mine


pegmac71 04-11-2009 08:49 AM

It's been a while since I did the Inspiration Challenge. Thanks Steph! Grandin Road has some awesome picks!!
My Card

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