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Itsapassion 09-07-2012 07:14 PM

IC353 ~ French Garden House {09-08-12}
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Hi Everyone!

How about a visit to a "French Garden House" this weekend? Lidy, the curator of this small, family-run business was born and raised in Europe, and professes to love "the mix of elegant French Antiques with Shabby and Vintage pieces, and a few new items mixed in for fun." The store carries pieces that mix European elegance with American style, old with new and they proclaim that "we love to inspire you!" How did they know we would come by their place to be inspired?! ;-) So much beauty among all of the items in the store, and it's especially inspiring if you appreciate vintage, shabby, timeless, or antique pieces!

If you don't have time to spend browsing the "French Garden House" website, attached are a few samples from the store that you are welcome to use as your inspiration!

:arrow: My Sample: French Bird

:arrow: Quick Link to IC353 Gallery

How to Play ~ View the attached sample images and/or browse the suggested website. Get your inspiration from the the individual items, style, patterns, theme or color pallets. Just enjoy wherever your inspired and creative journey takes you! Make the inspiration piece your own! Don't worry ~ no card is 'wrong'! There is no time limit on this challenge and there are no rules. Explore and enjoy ~ be *inspired* to create, have fun, and share your artwork!!

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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sleepyinseattle 09-07-2012 07:37 PM

Lovely site, Anne!
Here is mine from the antique finial:
IC353 Copper Gratitude by sleepyinseattle - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Clownmom 09-07-2012 08:24 PM

So glad I was able to make a card before going to bed because I have a very busy day tomorrow. Nice site, Anne. Here's my card: IC353 Butterfly in a French Garden_lb by Clownmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

hobbydujour 09-07-2012 08:24 PM

Really a beautiful site, Anne.....my kind of things. I thought I should use my French stamp(OK, it's not really French...just sounds like it is. : ) )


hskelly 09-07-2012 10:18 PM

Great site Anne! Here is my HB To You card.

Biggan 09-07-2012 10:18 PM

Thanks Anne for lovely inspiration! Here´s mine;



krischir 09-07-2012 11:17 PM

Here is my card:

What's Up Chick?


cathymac 09-08-2012 03:17 AM

Thanks, Anne! Here's my Pillow Inspired card.

Cards_By_America 09-08-2012 03:29 AM

Im-a-Lovin' this FRENCH site!! Here is mine:
French Baby Girl, IC353, F4A133 by Cards_By_America - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

StampingQueenJAR 09-08-2012 04:13 AM

Thanks for a fun site!!

French Garden House

k dunbrook 09-08-2012 04:40 AM

great site you chose Anne....

here is my card:

Vintage Blue

stampingout 09-08-2012 06:08 AM

What a gorgeous site! Here is my card.

Christmas Delivery-IC353 by stampingout - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

MaryR917 09-08-2012 06:25 AM

thank you Anne for choosing this awesome site-I loved everything that I saw-I chose a fun baby rosette for my inspiration - here is my card

happy baby boy

asweetjewel 09-08-2012 06:59 AM

Merci Anne! Love this site, and your idea for this inspiration challenge. I whipped up my card in no time, a first for me! Here is my card *French Plate by asweetjewel - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers and the plate that inspired it *Antique French Red Transferware Floral Plates Set. I may just have to do another......

peeps321 09-08-2012 07:15 AM

Anne..this is a WONDERFUL site..I love it!!! Here's my card..thanks for looking!

For a Special Friend

mamaxsix 09-08-2012 08:13 AM

Drawn by the pretty blue china I whipped out the first of many needed thank you notes for friends who helped with my DD's wedding last weekend.
Very Vintage Thanks

stampersandee 09-08-2012 08:31 AM

Thanks for the inspiration! Here is mine!

Love the Lord by stampersandee - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Crafty Julia 09-08-2012 08:41 AM

IC353 Royal Flowers
Anne- such a wonderful site, thank you! I was inspired by the Antique Bridgwood & Son Crown Floral Crown Tea Cup and came up with this card- here's Royal Flowers

Crafty Julia 09-08-2012 08:59 AM

IC353 French Stripes
I was inspired by the striped beach bag- and since I was watching "Sabrina" with Audrey Hepburn, I had to do this card. I added some fabric and ribbon for accents. Here's French Stripes

Luv Flowers 09-08-2012 09:01 AM

This site is beautiful Anne!! I'm not sure if I will have time to play today, but I think I'll bookmark this site. GORGEOUS!!!

cathymac 09-08-2012 09:38 AM

Here's another one:

Vintage Shabby Chic Christmas

angelladcrockett 09-08-2012 10:45 AM

Thanks, Anne, for a wonderful challenge!! I've missed the last couple IC's and was beginning to suffer withdrawal symptoms!! :) Here is my card:

You Have Blessed My Life!

bensarmom 09-08-2012 11:05 AM

This is my kind of site Anne! Here's my card.

shelia 09-08-2012 11:21 AM

Here's my card for today's challenge:

IC353 Thank you friend by shelia - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

I lived in SW Germany for 12 years and visited France often. I loved all the blues and yellows, so I went with those colors for my card. Thanks for the fun challenge!!

Holstein 09-08-2012 11:57 AM

I messed up....It's on the next thread.

Holstein 09-08-2012 11:58 AM

Thanks Anne for this wonderful site. Here is my card. IC353 Memories of Grandmother by Holstein - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

PKPenn 09-08-2012 12:27 PM

What a wonderful site for today's insiration challenge. Enjoyed it so much I made 2 cards!

Here's #2
Single Pansy

PKPenn 09-08-2012 12:29 PM

Here's my 1st card for the IC today

3 Pansies

suen 09-08-2012 12:50 PM

Thanks for the neat site, Anne! Here's mine.

IC353 Merry Shaker by suen - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

marshallgal 09-08-2012 01:41 PM

LOVED this challenge. That is, until I started on my card. These beautiful chairs were my inspiration piece Vintage Louis XV French style Serpentine Armchairs because I've got chairs like those (only red and gold and WAAAY less costly) and a stamp like that too, but nothing went according to plan, right from the start. Ever have one of those days? Anyhoo, here 'tis. The chair itself really is metallic, I just don't have decent lighting in which to take my pics. But thanks for a lovely challenge - I totally enjoyed doing some pretend online shopping!!

Antique Friends by marshallgal - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

BarbieP 09-08-2012 01:47 PM

This was such a beautiful site, Anne. Here is my card:

IC353 Hat Boxes by BarbieP - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Luv Flowers 09-08-2012 02:52 PM

I did make a card, but felt a little wound up doing it today. IC353, French Garden House by Luv Flowers - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

gabalot 09-08-2012 06:27 PM

THANKS Anne for taking us to visit such a great shop this week! I made this card just tonight:

IC353 Love Gives Us a Fairytale by gabalot - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Thanks for looing! :)

AudreyAnn 09-08-2012 08:58 PM

What a great website Anne - thank you for sharing it with us!! Here's my card: {Every Moment is a Gift}

I'll be back in the morning to comment :)!!

gabalot 09-10-2012 02:35 AM

Here is another card inspired by a lovely photo at the French Garden House website:

An Angel's Work & a Poem by gabalot - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Thanks for looking! :)

BobbiesGirl 09-10-2012 12:30 PM

I didn't have time to REALLY look at French Garden House on Sat. but I can tell I will be back. Here's my card from the #1 Sample.

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