Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Yes, Virginia....I'm Inspired!

Last week I posted some cello photos that my daughter took (see here).
This was one of the many sweet comments that I received:
Vic Lau said... I love the pictures with the different coloured cello cases. I wonder if you'll create cards inspired from these photos? :) 

Why, YES! Here is it today!
I came up with TWO cards with the same stamp It's a Parade .
Card #1 "God Bless You"
God Bless You
 And card #2 "believe in your dreams"
 believe in your dreams
So...what do you think? I would love to see if the above inspire you in some ways. I decided to run a little challenge right here in my blog! Please link up your work with the InLinkz below.
I will pick a winner for this amazing issue of Card Creations (Vol. 10) and craft goodies!
  A few simple rules: 
~This challenge will run for 21 days (till June 13), so you will have plenty of time to create. 
~There is no limit for your multiple entries, you can create to your heart's content
~Any style is welcome-- shabby chic, clean and simple, fun and cute, graphic...sky is the limit!
~You may combine it with other challenges (no more than 4 please)
~Please feel free to use the inspiration photo "Yes, Virginia....I'm inspired!" in your entry blog post.
~Have FUN!

48 comments:

Wida said...

oh my this is a great post! I love the pics and the cards are delicious!!! I am starting to get a style from you now, its a kind of colorful, fun, technique-y look. hmmm...I want a style, a signature look. Does this come with time? and if so HOW MUCH TIME?

I know you what you are thinking...and no, I can't stop being inquisitive. It's my nature to analyze ;)

Laura B. said...

Wow! Awesome cards! Love the inspiration!! Fabulous challenge!

Wida said...

Oh and I never miss a rainbow challenge...i'm IN!

sheila said...

Great cards Virginia, love the original photos too. Your daughter has a real eye!

Piali said...

Fisrt of all your Daughter isan AWESOME photographer!! Love the inspiration pics.
Beautiful cards!!
I'll try to join in for this fabulous challenge!!

Vic Lau said...

Wow, I'm so happy to see this post and get mentioned too :) I knew you'll come up with something amazing because I remember a previous post where you were inspired by your salad. :D

The cards are fun and a perfect take from the pictures. I love the rainbow coloured children silhouette and the white silhouette against the rainbow background.

Hopefully I can come with a card for this challenge. The pictures are too lovely not to. :)

Dawn said...

Your cards are adorable Virginia. I've already got a card in mind....The photos are so inspiring. All that beautiful bright colour

Barb said...

Inspiration is everywhere in your eyes, and I love that about you! Both cards are so cute, V! How fun that you're having a challenge too! I'll play along if I can find my mojo! Hugs to you! :)

Joy said...

How fun are your cards and super inspiring photo too Virginia, hugs!

Simone said...

Your cards are soo fun! I love the rainbow of colours and the photo is sooo cool! Stephanie is an amazing photographer :)

Valentina said...

As usual, your cards are full of creativity, inspiration, colours and...fun!!
Your pictures are cool too!!!

yyam said...

I love seeing your inspirations come to life Virginia. These are incredible! :)

onecraftymama said...

Perfect stamp for this, Virginia! I like the multi-inking, but the embossing on the paper strips made me gasp! So fussy & detailed. Can't wait to play along :)

Lynn said...

Your stamp is absolute perfection for the inspiration photos! Looking forward to playing along!!

Donna Bowman said...

Love your two sweet and totally different uses of the same stamp Virginia! These cards are great!

Bethany said...

The first card is so pretty! I love the colors and the baker's twine :) Have a nice day!

joy said...

You are amazing, Virginia! I love the cards you've made. And, what a fun challenge - hope I can play along!

judkajudi said...

Those are great photos of the cello cases! And great cards inspired by the photos!! Hugs!!

MommaSue said...

Great cards!

Elizabeth Allan said...

I see all sorts of colorful rainbow inspiration tucked in these exciting cards!

cnelson said...

Such FANTABULOUS cards and great challenge!

Kara Lynne said...

Yes, Virginia! You are inspiring! And look how you are training your children to be inspiring too! This is going to be fun.

Lisa A. said...

What wonderful cards from wonderful inspiration!! I used to play the cello...and although I didn't have a cool case like these, I DID have to carry it home to practice...oh the memories...very cool, Virginia:)!!

Kerry said...

What a fun idea, Virginia. I love the pictures and the cards. Now you've got me thinking :)

sanketi said...

Wow!...I will try to come up with something!

Disp6194 said...

Wow those photos are gorgeous just like your cards Virginia! Thanks for the fantastic challenge :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER SUPER cute! LOVE the inspiration and the two cards--GREAT JOB!

Lin said...

I LOVED that post, and this challenge is such a good idea, V! I'm hoping to play along!

Lindsey said...

Sweet cards! I really hope to get to play along!

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, both cards are super fun, clean, and just darn happy! Great cards, Virginia!

chrystinanoel.com said...

Inspiration from your own life, would you look at that. You just have such a creative family!!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Fabulous cards and inspiration!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Great photos, great cards Virginia! I hope I get a chance to play along. Sounds like such fun!

Alice Wertz said...

what a fun challenge, V!!! really like the cards you created, too. so beautiful and delightful! hope i'll get a chance to play! =)

Jennifer said...

I haven't commented on your posts of the cello-crew yet, so I thought I would... First, these pics are amazing! Your daughter has a great eye for photographic composition!! And what a great way to commemorate your son and his friends' time in the "cello choir??" I have loved these pics over your last several posts -- thanks for sharing!!! :)

And your cards inspired by these pics are great -- love the flow of color on the God Bless you and really super-duper love the cardstock stripes of varied widths on Believe in your Dreams! A great take on the inspiration, both!!! :)

shirley-bee said...

I loved the photos, particularly the "Abbey Road"style pics, so I had to do something with shoes. It just took me a while to find where I'd carefully stored my stamps!

Julie Hoffman said...

I've been away from my craft table for a few days but I'm planning to play along.

donna mikasa said...

Looks like a fun challenge, V! Love your uber cool cards! Of course, I love everything you do! Hoping to play along once I put on my thinking cap...

Dwita said...

It's a very fun challenge. I shall join, Virginia. Your card is adorable..

Sheila H said...

I was totally inspired by the photo and your cards. I posted my card this morning. Thanks for the chance to share my card with you.

walchowDesign said...

Great picture taken by your talented daughter, Virginia. Love the parade of colourful cellos! Thanks for this fun and inspirational challenge!

Tina said...

Such gorgeous photos and inspirational cards, Virgina! I was so inpired and totally enjoyed making this card.

sandie said...

I just love this photo-saw it on 'The Mango Boys and me' and had to check it out. Your card are just divine-so cheerful and clourful-insoired me straight away!

MarcyK924 said...

I can't WAIT to create a card for this challenge! I am so inspired by Stephanie's photos! Can she get ANY more talented!!! XOXO

Trinh said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures & your inspiring cards, Virginia! So glad I had a chance to play in your challenge.

Nona said...

Love your inspired cards, Virginia! That stamp matches perfectly with Stephanie's photos. And thank you for hosting this challenge. I had fun being inspired. Oh and please leave me out of the drawing.

Have a great weekend! XO

~amy~ said...

How super FUN!!!! I was totally inspired:)

Kerry said...

Hi Virginia! Thanks for a fun challenge. What cute kids. I guess I've missed the cut off, but wanted to share my card:
http://andthenthereweremore.blogspot.com/2012/06/virginias-challenge.html

Have a lovely day! Kerry