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Oct 18, 2007

BCG - Teapot Inspiration

It's Friday once again (what a fast week this has been) and time for the Blogger's Challenge.

We are now on Week 17 of the challenges and this week was "Inspiration" week where we create projects that were inspired by something in nature, a picture, magazine article, piece of clothing, even another card project done by someone else.

A few days ago I happened to be at my mom's house in her kitchen when I spotted her tea kettle and a "light bulb" suddenly went off in my head. I just knew that I was going to use her tea kettle as the inspiration for my project this week. I started out trying a totally different stamp set and idea but didn't like what I was coming up with and was starting to get very frustrated that nothing I was trying was turning out right. Then I thought about a card that I had received from one of the ladies in my Stamper's 10 Club and what she had done with it and I also liked the layout of a card on the cover of the Stampin'Success magazine that we "Demo's" receive so before long I was creating again and am happy to say I love the way my card turned out. So this week I was inspired by 3 separate things that all came together to create one card.
#1 - The Tea Kettle for the Colors & the Apples.
#2 - Karen Okerlund's card for the portion of the Apple Bucket.
#3 - The Stampin' Success magazine card for the layout of my card.

Materials Used: White Card Stock (Papertreyink) as it's heavier then Whisper White and I was layering so I wanted a sturdier card stock.
Ruby Red Textured Card Stock, Creamy Caramel, Handsome Hunter & Very Vanilla Card stock.
Ink Pads & Markers: Creamy Caramel, Handsome Hunter, Basic Black, Ruby Red, Craft White
Stamp Sets: Give Thanks, Holidays & Wishes, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Wonderful Weaves (retired) & So Many Sayings.
Punches: Mega Circle & Giga Scalloped Circle (Marvy) Horizontal Slot

Other: Paper piercing tool, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Scallop Scissors, Plaid Ribbon (Santa's Workbench - Purchased at JoAnn Fabrics), Crystal Effects.
I used Paper Piecing to do the bucket and covered the Apples with Crystal Effects so they are very shiny in real life.

Be sure to check out the other members of the Blogger's Challenge group - found on my sidebar to see what they have come up with for this weeks Inspiration Challenge.


  1. Great card Ida! I like the way some of the apples aren't colored in. It has a neat look to it.

  2. This is a lovely card...especially for Fall. You did a great job with the awesome inspiration!

  3. this came out great!!! Love the inspiration piece-too cute

  4. Great job Ida! That card is very pretty!

  5. Wow, lots of inspiration. Super job I love your card.

  6. Great mix of inspirations! Love your card...


  7. Great job combining all those different inspiration pieces!

  8. Beautiful!! I love paper piecing!

  9. IDA! That's totally FUN!! Great inspiration!!

  10. Very neat! Love your pumpkins too. I have started a new blog.



  11. Cute cards Ida, love a bucket of apples, such a comforting image!