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SmilynStef 09-10-2010 05:32 PM

IC249 ~ Cost Plus World Market {09-11-10}
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Inspiration Challenge 249 ~ World Market

A huge thanks to Anne for bringing you the Inspiration Challenge last week while I was in Kansas City enjoying a fabulous annual weekend getaway with my sister. One of the stores we checked out while we were there was World Market. As I looked at different things, I kept thinking … that would make a cool card … and thus, this week’s Inspiration Challenge was born.

In the late 1950s, a San Francisco businessman turned traveler and importer began selling shiploads of hand-woven wicker from one of the city’s piers. As crates were unloaded, locals lined up and loaded up. Even curious tourists were drawn to the unique and unusual. With such a receptive audience eagerly awaiting his return, it only made sense to open a store. And in 1958 he opened the first store in San Francisco’s famed Fisherman’s Wharf and called it World Market. The store quickly became a destination for those who craved original and handmade items from around the world. Items were sold at cost, plus ten percent – hence the name Cost Plus World Market!

Choose from eye-catching, trend-setting home accents, an awe-inspiring array of international foods and wines, and much more.

For those of you who say you get overwhelmed with having too many choices, I’ve uploaded three 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 World Market that inspired you.

Use the keyword: IC249 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your key words.

My sample ~ Spider Friends

IC249 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. 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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Mutnik 09-10-2010 07:10 PM

Stef, what a great site! Just browsed a few things and WOW! I am so inspired! Thanks again. :0)

k dunbrook 09-10-2010 07:27 PM

wow...how interesting. You amaze me Stef....always finding such inspiring sites...
here is my card:

Black, White and a Spot of Red

Karen B Barber 09-10-2010 07:35 PM

Cool site to pick from tonite!! Good job Stef!! Here's mine which was inspired by a scarf!

IC249 - FRESH APPLES by Karen B Barber - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Happy Saturday everyone!! We go apple pickin tomorrow!! ;)

jaforsyt 09-10-2010 07:46 PM

I love the World Market! Great inspiration site! Here is my card~

sparklegirl 09-10-2010 07:52 PM

Stef - I love this store!!! Thanks for the fun inspiration!!!

Here is my idea: Friend

Itsapassion 09-10-2010 08:12 PM

Great choice Stephanie! Cost Plus is filled with wonderful goodies!! Looking forward to this one! Thanks hon!!

Just posted my card: Hugs and Prayers Poppies

hobbydujour 09-10-2010 08:25 PM

Great site again, Stef......and interesting learning the story. I have a World Market about 7 miles from me and it is always an interesting place to browse.

I was drawn to a pillow and really didn't do anything clever with it, but I had fun die cutting and putting pieces together. Thanks for another fun challenge!


justwritedesigns 09-10-2010 09:32 PM

Birthday Brocade
Another wonderful inspiration site, Stef! Here's my Birthday Brocade. Thanks so much for looking!

StampingQueenJAR 09-10-2010 09:43 PM

Here is my Soap and Stockings!
Great site!

lacyquilter 09-10-2010 09:47 PM

Here's my card: blue daisy.

krischir 09-10-2010 09:50 PM

Stef, this is a GREAT site to find inspiration!! Thanks!

Burlap Bag Card


CAKath 09-10-2010 10:25 PM

IC249 Parisian Poster
Stef, here's my card based on a poster from the World Market web-site. Thanks.

IC249 Parisian Poster by CAKath - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Biggan 09-10-2010 10:51 PM

Thanks Stef!! I love your inspiration challenges! Here´s mine;

IC249 Pumpkin coffee inspiration by Biggan - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


One4Joy 09-10-2010 11:54 PM

So glad you had a wonderful time away with your SIS, Stef.

Here's my breakin' outta. Check it out!

Thanks for all you do to inspire us!

Biggan 09-11-2010 12:26 AM

One more card...sooo great inspiration! Here´s my second one;

IC249 Leaves by Biggan - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


lisa lara 09-11-2010 01:51 AM

I love this store. I have one a little ways away and love visiting it. Great inspirations Stef. Here is my card.

bfinlay 09-11-2010 02:11 AM

Here is my card for today's challenge - thanks again for a good one!
Vines and Flowers

meisu4 09-11-2010 04:25 AM

Good morning! Here's my "How Happy can You Be?" card.

And here's the Chinese teapot that inspired me.

Francie G. 09-11-2010 04:46 AM

Thanks for another wonderful site, Stef!

Here is my creation:Christmas Sparkle (FG) by Francie G. - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

jdmommy 09-11-2010 05:02 AM

Thanks for a fun site to wander through, Stef. Here is mine:IC249 Sweet Little Owl by jdmommy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

meisu4 09-11-2010 05:14 AM

This is my BOVINE LOVE card.

And this was the INSPIRATION.

Vicky Gould 09-11-2010 05:22 AM

Here's mine, Steph! Thanks!


jojot 09-11-2010 05:24 AM

I have two...both influence mostly by the colors in the inspiration piece.

Snow Flopsie

Friendly Flopsie

thanks for looking

hobbydujour 09-11-2010 05:36 AM

Did another one, Stef! Inspiring site!


And another!!


Rox71 09-11-2010 05:46 AM

Thanks for the challenge Stephanie!

Moon Owl

TrishG 09-11-2010 06:18 AM

I played along with the inspiration today. I was inspired by a pillow...

Poppy on Parade - Medallion by TrishG - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

TrishG 09-11-2010 06:22 AM

I just checked out the gallery - FANTASTIC! Everyone's done a great job. Off to leave comments!

GardenDiva 09-11-2010 06:24 AM

IC249 Geisha by GardenDiva - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Stef..........here's my card for today. I've been over 2 hours trying to load....our internet service is horrible today. We have 4 computers in this house and none were working so I checked my router and there was no traffic flowing..........
so I finally was able to get loaded. Don't know how long this will stay up.....I will comment on the other cards as my "iffy" internet allows.
Great challenge. I love World Market.

Miss Boo 09-11-2010 07:25 AM

The Halloween shop is there! I'll be playing when I get home :)

justwritedesigns 09-11-2010 08:10 AM

I did another one. Here's my Claus-trophobic. Thanks so much for looking!

angelsparkly 09-11-2010 09:11 AM

I loved this challenge as I live in KC and love the World Market. Here is my card inspired by the blue and brown piece.
IC249 Birthday wishes by angelsparkly - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Maxell 09-11-2010 09:22 AM

My Cheers to You card:

IC249, Cheers To You by Maxell - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

etsdas 09-11-2010 09:54 AM

Lots of good ideas!

IC249, F4A29, QFTDAR in white by etsdas - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

jbracht 09-11-2010 10:08 AM

I love Cost Plus! What a great challenge! Here's my card. School is Cool

RobinRingtail 09-11-2010 10:49 AM

Wouldn't I love to have a wander in that shop! Thanks for the site. Here's my card:

Autumn Tree by RobinRingtail - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

artystamper 09-11-2010 11:58 AM

I went into the Halloween section for my inspiration today! IC249 Two Happy Halloween's by artystamper - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

mlj-mlj 09-11-2010 12:54 PM

I was in an Autumn mood, Here's mine: Autumn Thanks IC249 F4A29 by mlj-mlj - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

AnniePanda 09-11-2010 03:21 PM

Here is my card for the challenge (but I sure saw lots more that I want to make cards from -lol) Baroque World Inspiration

mother's daughter 09-11-2010 03:42 PM

You've chosen one of my old favorites for the Inspiration challenge today. Back in the late 70's I'd get on the bus and go to SFO, mainly to go to this store. I could spend hours in there browsing.That's back in the "good ole days' when this store was truly unique. We always came home with the original gummy bears and a Toberlone (spelling) bar.
Now we have a store locally and it just doesn't seem to be the same.
Now to see if I can be inspired enough to play along and get something completed. My inspiration and drive left me a week ago. I play, but no results come out of it.

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