Saturday, February 7, 2009

OCC - Inspiration Challenge

Hello and Welcome to Our Creative Corner!! First a big thank you to all who played in last week’s Crazy for Hearts challenge – we love when you play along with us!!

A big thanks to our January host, Jennifer Meyer. Today, we introduce our February host, Laurie Schmidlin. Laurie is challenging us to an Inspiration Challenge. All you have to do is pick your favorite embellishment (ribbon, hardware, charms, flowers, etc.) and create your whole card around it! How easy is that?!?!? When you are ready to play along, simply link your card below using Mister Linky so we can all see your beautiful creation! If you upload to SCS, don't forget to include OCCC in the keywords.

Notice anything NEW? Our Creative Corner has invited Lori Boyd to join the OCC. Please join us in welcoming Lori!!

Before we show you the OCC designers' samples, we'd like to introduce and welcome our guest designer for the week, Gabriela Divine of Gabi with an Eye. Thank you SO much Gabriela for playing along with us this week! Here is Gabriela’ BEAUTIFUL card!!




Need some inspiration, check out the samples made by the OCC team members!


By Cindy Haffner -Cindy Haffner's Corner




By Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz




By Lori Boyd - By LORi Designs




By Amy Sheffer - Pickled Paper Designs




By Jennifer Meyer - Jennifer's Sweet Designs




By Silke Ledlow - My Life




By Lynda Benden ~ Stamp Act




By Julee Tilman ~ Poetic Artistry




By Kim Teasdale - Paper in the Works




By Jackie Pedro ~ The Scalloped Edge



Laurie Schmidlin - Just Give Me Stamps





49 comments:

  1. Great cards by the design team - as ever.

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  2. Laurie and Jennifer - I still can't believe you chose me, little ol' me, to be featured as your guest designer. My card looks so much better on your blog than mine. Thanks so much for the privilege and honor!

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  3. Great examples by the DT! It's interesting to see what inspires each of us.

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  4. I love flowers & glitter and this sticker had both. After looking at all these beautiful samples, I'm almost embarrassed to submit mine!!! - ONLY kidding. Hey, I won't get better if I don't try!

    Thanks for another great challenge and THANK YOU ladies for the fabulous inspirations!

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  5. Happy Saturday Ladies!! WOWIE, all of today's samples are just beautiful! I love seeing all the different variety wrapped around one theme. Nice job!!!!!!

    Have a great week ahead!
    Wendy

    PS. A huge Congrats to Gabriela for being this week's Guest Designer! I loved your rooster card! :)

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  6. Wonderful cards ladies! I used glitter as my fav embellishment for my card this week.

    Heather :)

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  7. hi, i loved flowers, and used some to dress up the bird too :-) thanks for looking. Amy Sammy

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  8. hi, i loved flowers, and used some to dress up the bird too :-) thanks for looking. Amy Sammy

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  9. Loved the DT cards! Wow, all are terrific! I know why you are on the DT :-). Thanks for the challenge.

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  10. OMG! You guys are the best!! All the samples are just dead gorgeous!!!
    Laurie, thank you for the great challenge.

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  11. Laurie, thank you for the great challenge! I love all of the DT cards!!! They are so beautiful and inspirational!

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  12. Thanks for the great challenge! Finally I was challenged to use some of my buttons...
    Love your DT samplers!

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  13. Fun challenge, and I love all your samples, ladies!! Thanks!

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  14. Beautiful cards, girls...it is so much fun to see what it is exactly, that inspires us to create! Thanks for letting me play along!

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  15. Thanks for the lovely challenge. I love ribbon. Hope you like my card. Gr Marja

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  16. beautiful cards, welcome to Laurie! I got this really pretty ribbon at Hobby Lobby this week that was perfect for this challenge!!

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  17. The cards this week are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Thanks for a great challenge! Your cards are lovely! I´ve added mine!

    Birgit/Biggan

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  19. What a wonderful variety from the DT! I was inspired by them!

    Here's what inspires me: ribbon, brads, pearls, anything that makes the card beautiful!

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  20. Beautiful cards & I think Lori is a great addition to your wonderful team!

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  21. Lovely cards this week!

    Mine favorite embellishment is retro flower in different sizes.

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  22. Hi! This is my first OCC card entry. This is a great challenge! I love seeing everyone's favorite embellishments! All of the cards are very pretty! Great job ladies!

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  23. Congrats Gabriela!! How exciting for you!!

    Great cards ladies! Here's MINE

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  24. Sorry, for posting the link in my comment! Duh!! I don't know what I was thinking!!

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  25. Thanks for the fun challenge, Laurie! The DT samples are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Carla

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  26. Thanks for the challenge! I love seeing everyone's examples! I posted a link to my contribution too.

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  27. Thanks for the challenge Ladies, and as always~ beautiful, beautiful samples!

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  28. I love to do triple embossing and I combined this challenge with the sketch from Tag You're it.
    By the way I love using Mr Linky. It makes it so much easier to view other Bloggers' creations!
    Thank you for incorporating this facility
    Chrissie

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  29. Have made a stamped image folder, used Mr Linky and added it to my blog!
    Thanks
    Clairexx

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  30. i LOVE embellies - so this was easy!! i posted my linky!

    fabby stuff by the DT girls as always!!

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  31. Thanks so much for this Inspiration Challenge Laurie!!! It was so much fun using my favorite embellishment.

    Love all the designs from the DT!!

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  32. Here's my second week entry. I am having a blast with this. Thanks, Deanna
    http://girlsinthecraft.blogspot.com/search/label/Here%27s%20mine

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  33. Thanks so much for a great challenge! All your samples are devine! My inspiration and favorite embellishment is ribbon. I posted a link to my card...#51.

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  34. Great challenge, Laurie! Had fun designing a card around a chipboard tulip that I've been hoarding. As always, the design team has given us some gorgeous creations to admire!

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  35. Super fun challenge this week!!! I pulled out my metal hardware and silver pearls that I fell in LOVE with recently!! Really some FABULOUS cards I'm seeing with this week’s challenge... Smiles!! :)

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  36. The DT work just takes my breadth away - such beautiful cards.

    Ann xxx

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  37. What a smart idea! :)
    The samples are all stunning! You guys are awesome!

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  38. Lovely DT cards and fab theme too :-) You can see my card here
    Lorraine

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  39. Beautiful examples!!nWhat fun challenge- I couldn't decide what to use so I made a couple cards!

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  40. Great challenge and gorgeous DT cards

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  41. Well, it's nearly time for a new challenge, but since I just found your blog, I decided to post mine too. The designers' samples are absolutely OUTSTANDING!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I'll be back tomorrow for sure!

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  42. My new fav embellie is Tim Holtz crackle paint. Thanks for a great challenge and congrats to everyone who played on their beautiful work!

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  43. Just posted mine. Be sure to scroll down a bit if you take a look at it because it's actually towards the bottom of the post.

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  44. Late, I know. I just posted mine. Fun challenge.

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  45. Yup, I'm running a few weeks behind, ;0). Love to look at the DT cards!

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  46. Fun challenge!!! I added a tag to this little Memory Game Tin I made...

    http://hopestampseternal.blogspot.com/2009/02/memory-game.html

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  47. hi! thanks for encouraging me to pull out my tags!!!

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