Saturday, July 12, 2008

OCC Inspiration Challenge

Hello OCC friends! We hope you've had a great week! The response to last week's sketch challenge was amazing, and we want to thank everyone who participated!

Before we announce this week's challenge, we want to congratulate Denise, aka luvthesea on SCS, winner of the $20 gift certificate to Mothers & Daughters Creations. Denise, please contact us at so we can hook you up with your prize! And thanks again, Tamara, for your generosity!

This week's challenge, brought to us by our July host, Jennifer Meyer, is an Inspiration Challenge, based on this gorgeous dining room:

There are no rules per se for the inspiration challenge. Take a look at the photo and head in whatever direction you feel led! It could be colors or shapes or patterns ... anything that stirs up your creative juices. It's always fun to see the different interpretations of inspiration pieces!! There is no time limit so feel free to participate whenever you are able. Be sure to include a link to your project in the comments section, so we can see your creation. And if you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword "OCCC" (Our Creative Corner Challenge).

Take a look at what the OCC designers have put together:

By Jennifer Meyer - Jennifer's Sweet Designs

By Amy Sheffer - Pickled Paper Designs

By Denise Marzec - The Paper Landscaper

By Cindy Haffner - Cindy Haffner's Corner

By Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz

By Lynda Benden - Stamp Act

By Laurie Schmidlin - Just Give Me Stamps

We look forward to seeing your creations! Thanks for visiting Our Creative Corner!


  1. Gorgeous samples, girls! Love them all.

    CONGRATS to Denise (luvthesea)!!

    Thank you, Jennifer, for a really fun challenge. I love that inspiration piece!!

  2. What an awesome inspiration piece and gorgeous creations!

  3. Oh my word girls! Your rocked that inspiration piece...WOW!

    Congrats to Denise for winning the gift certificate...have fun spending it :)

  4. teresa kline aka va.sunshinJuly 12, 2008 at 3:51 PM

    here is mine:

    Have a wonderful weekend girls and thanks for the inspiration! *~*

  5. Congratulations Denise, I know you are going to have fun spending it at MDC!

    The samples are GORGEOUS, LOVE everyones take on it.

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Jennifer :)

  6. Wonderful cards, ladies!

    Here is my inspiration:


  7. All the samples are just beautiful! Thanks again for inspiring me!

  8. Love the inspiration I get from all you talented ladies!

    This was another fun challenge.

  9. Congratulations to Denise! Wow, what an awesome inspiration challenge - love the sample cards!! You ladies have outdone yourselves again!

  10. Love all your samples. This is my first time doing one of your challenges and I must say it's a lot of fun!!!

    Here is my sample:

    Hope you like it and have a great weekend!

  11. Another great challenge this week! Here is my card:

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  12. oh WOW, you have a beautiful cards!! very creative!! this is my first time here in your blog and i love it!!


  13. Congratulations Denise!!! Have fun shopping at MDC!!!!

    Great samples girls!!! I can't wait to see what others come up with!!!

  14. I tried to make a little something but I can't say it is my fave. Oh well, I still hope you come look at it. lol.


  15. That dining room is a beauty! Thank you for the challenge -

    You can view mine here: or here

    Have a great night! - Chris

  16. Stephanie LanzalottoJuly 13, 2008 at 4:26 AM

    Here is my take on this week's OCCC. My photography leaves a lot to be desired, but I am very happy with this card...

  17. Stephanie LanzalottoJuly 13, 2008 at 4:29 AM

    OK, I forgot to put in the URL...
    Here is ti...

    Stephanie Lanzalotto

  18. WOW! Every one of these fabulous creations is a delight to the eye.
    So much talent. Viv xx

  19. Here's mine:

    Had fun with this one, thanks.

  20. Congrats to Denise for being last week's winner!!!
    Thanks again ladies for your inspirational samples ... this one made me think a bit!! Here is my card: Hope you like it!

  21. FIRST...please send that dining room to me. SECOND...great cards by the DT. THIRD...I liked the room so much I decided to try my hand at it. :)

  22. As always ladies, thanks for letting me play. Your cards ae great.

  23. Okay, here's mine, which combines Saturday's Inspiration challenge at SCS and yours! Thanks for a beauty!

  24. Beautiful cards everyone!
    Here is mine:

  25. Beautiful inspiration piece!!! Here is my card:

  26. I was able to participate in this challenge - what a good one! I love the colors! YOu can find mine here:

  27. It was fun!! Very great inspiration challenge!

    Here is mine:


  28. Wow, great inspiration. I am glad I found this challenge blog- Mine is on my blog.

  29. What a beautiful inspiration piece. Here's what I came up with:

  30. This Dining room is beautiful and would inspire me to cook. LOL Well maybe not. Here's my card for this week's challange. Thanks for the fun OCC.

  31. Wow, awesome inspiration and aweosme cards Ladies.

    Her eis my take on the inspiration.

    MY card

  32. Wow, I had to jump in on this one! Love the inspiration pic!
    Here's my card.

  33. This is a wonderful dining the colours and all of your examples are wonderful. My card is on my blog

  34. WOWZA, Beautiful artwork Ladies! Here is my card.

  35. What a wonderful inspiration room! You've all made such beautiful samples! Thanks for the challenge and your awesome inspiration! Here is my try:

  36. This is my first challenge with this group. It was a difficult card for me, as I like brighter colors. All of the samples and the ones the ladies have done are so beautiful. I wish that I had added more color..but it is done and you can see it by clicking on sassafras and gingerbread when you get to my blog page.


  37. My goodness, all of your cards are gorgeous!! Love the inspiration piece, here's mine. Thanks!!

  38. Hey girls, all of your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!Thanks for the wonderful inspiration challenge! Here is my card.

    Can't wait for the next challenge!

  39. Wow, what a terrific challenge! My first time doing an inspiration challenge, and I loved it :)
    Here is my card
    Thanks for having a look!

  40. Gorgeous cards and inspiration piece, girls! I finally got some time to play. Hooray! Here's my Embrace card.

  41. What a beautiful room. I went with the tulips and the scallop white washed table for this card.
    Thanks everyone for sharing.
    to see my card look here

  42. Gorgeous cards from the designers. My first time in this group, and the first time doing a card which has inspired me from a picture, so hope people like it.

    You can see it

  43. Mimi (shorty419)July 17, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Here is a link to my card at SCS:

    Love your blog!

  44. Love how warm and sweet the colors are in this picture - I totally want that whole room!! I tried to use some warm colors for this card and really enjoyed playing with this challenge.

    Thank you so much ladies for organizing these amazing challenges - can't wait till the next one!
    Best wishes,

  45. Great Inspiration, thanks for that!

    Here is my Card.


  46. Thanx for the regular source of inspiration! Here's my card:

  47. I am new at leaving comments. I enjoy your challenges and your website. I made a card for this weeks challenge:

    Thank You,


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