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girlgeek101 11-27-2013 09:05 PM

IC417 - Horchow for the Holidays {11-30-13}
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In the mist of our most festive season we are all planning to entertain friends and family. Since our homes will be welcoming many people that we care about, we usually try and dress it up a bit (smiles). In light of that I found a very nice site that offers a variety of interesting and beautiful elements for the home, it's called Horchow. My favorite section is the Horchow Holiday section where I found a ton of inspiration to help me finish the last set of Christmas cards needed (Yay! I'm done!) So, whether you use an image in the holiday section, or from any of the nine other sections, I'm sure you'll discover plenty of interesting options for todays' Inspiration Challenge!

My guest hostess today is my predecessor SmilynStef (aka Stephanie) (the original Inspiration Challenge Guru)! I am so excited to surprise you with a visit from her because we have all missed her. I encourage you to revisit her gallery because everything she does is richly inspiring in so many ways!

Happy Holidays!

We were so inspired that we just had to create two cards each!
Stephanie's 1st Card
Stephanie's 2nd Card
My 1st Card
My 2nd Card

For those of you who say you get overwhelmed with having too many choices, I've uploaded 8 of our favorite images which are shown below. So you may just stick with one (or all) of those for your inspiration. (Click on the images below to see them bigger.) Whether you choose one of those, or pick something entirely different, please let us know which photo served as your inspiration piece. (I suggest you put the URL on a line by itself - so that we're sure everyone can link off to it.) All inspiration should link back to the Horchow site.

Use the keyword: IC417 (no spaces or extra characters) when you upload your card, and make sure you put commas between your keywords.

[B]Challenge Goals
Don't be tempted to upload a card that you have made prior to this challenge, just because an image reminds you of it. :cool: Rather, take the challenge of allowing your creative juices to flow based on your impressions when you look through the pictures on the site. Remember, it can just be the color palette that ignites your creativity. Whatever draws you to the designs, take the challenge of doing something uniquely inspired today.

IC417 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.

Helpful links:
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How to Post Your Card Image
How to Add Links to Postings

hobbydujour 11-29-2013 07:47 PM

Fabulous site, Audrie....with lots to be inspired by. I used one of my favorite new stamps....and several dies. Thanks.


Clownmom 11-29-2013 07:48 PM

Gorgeous array of holiday items on this site, Audrie! As I am going to be very busy tomorrow, I decided to make a card before I went to bed -- so it was a simple one. Here's my card:

Scarlet and Snowflakes

jojot 11-29-2013 09:25 PM

Here is mine....

Swirl of Flakes

thanks for looking

stamp300 11-29-2013 09:29 PM

IC417 Ornament by stamp300 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Here's mine.

Reddyisco 11-29-2013 11:00 PM

What a beautiful site, Audrie! Thanks so much for the challenge. Here's mine.

Biggan 11-30-2013 12:26 AM

Thanks for lovely inspiration! Here´s mine;




One4Joy 11-30-2013 12:47 AM

I am scattering joy

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and examples, Audrie and Stef...

Cook22 11-30-2013 02:18 AM

Perfect timing for me - I'd just hit the upload button when DH surfaced ready for coffee and the day!
IC417 Modern Snowman

If I get more time I'll be back later on. Thanks, Audrie.

sistersandie 11-30-2013 02:49 AM

So much gorgeous-ness to choose from Audrie - here's mine

Tattered Lace Bow by sistersandie - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


sistersandie 11-30-2013 03:33 AM

Well, it had to be done ..... so love the bell!

Polar Express Time! by sistersandie - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


k dunbrook 11-30-2013 04:01 AM

I don't know where you find these sites but wow!
here is my card:

Lined in Gold

bensarmom 11-30-2013 05:44 AM

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Fun site. Here's my inspiration.(attached) I liked the feathery look of it.
Here's my card .

GardenDiva 11-30-2013 05:49 AM

Great choice Audrie............. here's my card. Chose my inspiration in the paper section.

IC417 Golden Merry Christmas by GardenDiva - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

scrappigramma2 11-30-2013 05:51 AM

Oh what a GORGEOUS site!!! I wish I had more time to spend looking through, and will defintely coming back to this one when my grands are gone, but for now, here's my quick entry:

Lifting you up in prayer

jdmommy 11-30-2013 06:04 AM

Thanks Audrie! Here's mine:

Gilded Tulip

peeps321 11-30-2013 06:27 AM

I forgot about Horchow..I used to get their catalog! They have such lovely things! Thanks Audrie and Stef!

Golden Swirl

genistamps 11-30-2013 06:32 AM

This is an awesome site!! So much inspiration! I even found a tree topper I want! I told my dh it's "only" something like $180. He'd throw me out of the house! I'd throw myself out of the house!

I hope to find time to play, but after all the decorating there is all the cleaning! ugh! maybe this evening.

gabalot 11-30-2013 07:00 AM

Great site, Audrie! My card.

Thanks for looking! :)

angelladcrockett 11-30-2013 08:08 AM

Such a great site!!! Thanks for yet another fabulous challenge!!!!!

Stained Glass Birthday

Precious Kitty 11-30-2013 09:06 AM

I chose the white dishes below for my inspiration. I didn't have the light green for the leaves (plant) so made mine into a Christmas card and colors. Crochet flower is from Laceyquilter who makes these. So talented she is!

Here is my card:

IC417: White Christmas

Cook22 11-30-2013 09:58 AM

Unless these are two turtle doves I still haven't made it into "holiday" mode yet ;) , but I loved finding inspiration on Horchow to cover this notebook.
One more to do - I'll be looking for more inspiration later on...
IC417 French Birds

stampingout 11-30-2013 10:29 AM

My card!

IC417-Merry Christmas by stampingout - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Holstein 11-30-2013 10:41 AM

Thanks Audrie for another wonderful site. Yes thanks too for your time to give us this challenge. here is my card.
IC417 Earthy Christmas by Holstein - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

BarbieP 11-30-2013 11:29 AM

Thanks, Audrie, for a wonderful site. I had time to play today, so here is my card:

O Holy Night by BarbieP - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Crafty Julia 11-30-2013 12:26 PM

IC417 Snow Adorable
Audrie- great site! I was inspired by the 2013 enamel Christmas music box- see the end of the listing- (Christmas Decor & Holiday Decorations | Horchow) with its bright and dark colors. Here's Snow Adorable

BobbiesGirl 11-30-2013 03:08 PM

Thanks for lots of inspiration. Here's my card.

Stamperrobin 11-30-2013 04:57 PM

Here is my card, thanks for the challenge!!
IC417 WHITE POINSETTIAS by Stamperrobin - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers :D

HamiltonGal 11-30-2013 06:30 PM

Fun website Audrie - and good to see you Steph!

Here's my card - TFL!

Cook22 12-01-2013 08:58 AM

Here's my second notebook:
IC417 Abstract with Birds. As soon as I saw the piece, it made me think of sea and sand, so I added in some birds :D.

girlgeek101 12-01-2013 09:41 AM

Everyone posted such wonderful designs! Thanks to everyone for taking the challenge!

momof5sons 12-02-2013 02:57 PM

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration site, Audrie! Here is my Mets Christmas card.

sadiejane929 12-10-2013 07:30 AM

Playing catch up, here is my card:

IC417-wooden clock-sj929 by sadiejane929 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

I used the train clock as my inspiration


cynserely 01-30-2014 03:06 PM

Here's my card for this IC. What fun!

scootsv 02-02-2014 09:02 AM

Late but Here are my Grandiflora Sheets . tfl

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