Monday, December 19, 2011

Get Inspired by Home Decor

 I am taking the last minute plunge into the challenge for Get Inspired by Home Decor
from Moxie Fab World. In our family room, we also have a globe that is much like this one in the photo (we only have one earth, right?). It IS rather challenging  to make a card from this inspiration, but if you know me, I always like a challenge. To me, card-making challenges are like little brain exercises and they are vital for my mental well-being. Well, enough said....
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I used my all time favorite set Travel Journal and the sentiment from SRM Sticker.
I finally got a hard copy of the Jan/Feb 2012 Paper Crafts.  I can't help jumping up and down when I saw the pages (p. 27 & p. 87) of my cards!!  My son David thought I was a little cuckoo (LOL). Later Dr. John remarked after looking through the entire magazine: "...you know something? Paper Crafts likes simple cards. Absolutely no clutter". He is a wise man, isn't he?

31 comments:

alexandra s.m. said...

Great card and interpretation of the prompt my Friend!
and again: mega CONGRATS to you for your publications ;-)

Simone said...

Wow such a wonderful interpretation of the inspiration photo! Love that you made it a travel card too! So excited for you and congratulations on the publications! Can't wait for my copy to arrive so I can see your wonderful cards!

Dawn said...

Good luck with this one Virginia. I enjoyed getting my hard copy too.... I could say: I "know" this artist!!!!! I've got one being published in an on-line mag next year so I know how you feel...

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Fabulous design Virginia! LOVE the stamps you've used - perfect!

Barb said...

perfect interpretation of the challenge. great design! congrats too on being published! :)

Barb said...

and...thank you for the tip Dr. John!!! :)

Tammy said...

Great take on the challenge!! Congrats on the 2 published cards too!! Way to go!!

Lynn said...

I LOVE the way you layered all those stamps at the bottom...so fabulous Virginia...and I'm with you...so excited to see you in print!!

yyam said...

What a fabulous card! Love the stamping and the colors you used! Great interpretation of the challenge! :)

Anette said...

Love this card, Virginia! You do wonders with this set!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

FABULOUS card, Virginia! I love the collage of tags and stamps your created. Congrats on your publication, too! :)

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Get Inspired by Home Decor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

sheila said...

LOVE this card Virginia. The stamping, the colors, the sentiments and the embellies are all perfect! And, Dr. John is right.....;-D

Rachel W K said...

this is such a great take on the photo... i had no clue what to do with it, you're right! it's not an easy inspiration! love the stamps you used and the gorgeous layering... can't wait to see the cards that made it in!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Leni said...

I am always amazed by seeing your cards.You have such great talent. How is it possible : all the idea's that come up in your thoughts ?! Where do they come from?? And I love your use of colors.They make me happy!

cnelson said...

This couldn't be more FABULOUS! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

Elizabeth Allan said...

You knocked this challenge out of the park Virginia!

Annette said...

GREAT take on this challenge...LOVE IT

Nancy said...

Love the colorful border....really creative take on the challenge theme, Virginia!

Barb said...

Can you get any more creative than this?! I think not! Love it, V! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE this card--love the stamping and colors!!! LOVE your take on this inspiration photo! YOU rock!! Love what Dr. John said--I said the same thing three months ago! Funny!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Cute card! Love that travel set and the colors you chose. That Dr. John is a wise man! I saw an older PC mag this weekend and was thinking the same thing. :)

Linda R. said...

You did such a great job on this.. What a tough challenge but you rocked it!!

Hugs, Linda

Chunyuan said...

Great take of the inspiration. Love the CAS collage of stamping you did. very artistic.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!

Maureen Morton said...

Just perfect for this challenge - how do you have the time for all this craftyness? I am so pleased about your publications, Virginia! Wow. Love this color combo and design.

Nona said...

What a clever take on the challenge, Virginia! Love the layering of the stamps. So perfectly done :) I am so excited with you. Can't wait to see it in print too.

Oh, and I just sent your card out today. I'm so sorry for the delay. Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing holiday week!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Virginia, I love your take on the challenge; very creative. I saw your cards in Jan/Feb 2012 magazine congratulations on your publication. Hope that you and your family have a very Happy Holiday. Hugs to you.

MarcyK924 said...

God love Dr. John, he is such a wise man! And you sure do CAS the best! Perfect interpretation of the globe! Just adorable!

Carina Lindholm said...

wow!! I love your card, just amazing!!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

So clean and fun! Lovely colors and stamping.