Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Beginnings... Inspired By #1

I am sure if you have been following me for awhile you know that I had a bit of a crafting hiatus.  This past year I have gotten more and more into my crafting and in the past couple months the spark has really come back!  I am so happy to be creating again and decided that with the new year I would start my Inspired By challenges once again.  I do hope you play along sometimes I just may have a prize :)

The rules are pretty simple.... create any paper crafted item that the inspiration photo inspires.

So here goes.... my first Inspiration Challenge for this year, I hope that you play along because since it is my first.... I do have a little prize up for grabs..... 


$25 Gift Certificate to Reverse Confetti!

(to be eligible for the prize, the graphic must be included in your post and linked back to this challenge please)



We are in the middle of winter here and I must admit our weather is pretty mild compared to the rest of the country so this inspiration is pretty fitting.

How does it inspire you?

colors, cookies, winter, embossing, patterns, snowman.....

So many options.

I went with the colors and the theme of winter and used some Reverse Confetti goodies to create a card. I first die cut some squares using the Scallop Squares die, inked the edges of them and the card base with some white ink.  I then mounted the squares on foam tape for some dimension. Next I added the die cut snowflakes from the Snowflake Trio.  


To create the mittens, I used the Smitten Mitten die and added stitching for interest.  They too are mounted on foam squares. Next I stamped and cut apart a sentiment from the Seasonal Sentiment stamp set (I'm kinda liking the look of the cut sentiments lately).  Finally, to carry out the theme, I added a die cut sentiment from my Silhouette. 








I can't wait to see what you create!  You have until next Wednesday.  Have fun and good luck!  If you do post on social media please tag me #inspiredbylaurel so I can find you :)





11 comments:

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Beautiful! I'm excited to see this new challenge and hope to play along! Thanks!

LeAnne said...

How exciting! I am thrilled you re-started your challenge! I'll be playing for sure!

sansuey said...

I just might try this! Your creation is inspiring!

sansuey said...

I am not sure if I dropped a link correctly. Your inspiration really helped me to feel better today. Thank you!
https://thinkingwhilenotsinking.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/do-what-is-in-front-of-you/

Karen Day said...

I always loved your challenge, Laurel! I hope to play along :o)

Jeanne said...

Terrific card, Laurel, to start off your challenge! I really like the kraft,
white and blue combination.

I Card Everyone said...

New Year, new-to-me Challenge ... I'm totally inspired by this Inspired By photo!!! thank you to my friend LeAnne for introducing me!
=] Michele

vinita jain said...

So inspiring with winter mood board! Congrats on the New challenge!
Love your beautiful card on kraft with so many delicate layers!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love your new challenge!

Shelly said...

Love the inspiration photo! Hope to get a card done and play along! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Darn I really wanted to join in and I missed the deadline! Boy, 1 week sure goes fast :(

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