Tuesday, August 17, 2010

~Inspiration & an Anniversary~

Wow..two posts in less than a week. I must have a fever..lol Actually no, I've just found some great inspiration lately and wanted share what they inspired. During a past challenge over at Sew Many Challenges I came across a blog that totally blew me away with inspiration. Her name is Wendy and her blog is SugarPea Designs, which I've linked the direct post to the card she had entered, but you must take a look at her entire blog. Her work is amazing and inspires me with everything she posts! As soon as I seen her posting, I knew I wanted to CASE the image she used from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps Digi Stamps, but of course put my own twist to it, as not to rob her entire piece of art. So below you'll see what I came up with. I do want to thank Wendy for her kindness through her emails and all the inspiration she has shared with me and so many others!! 

I've also just recently come across two other places that is full of inspiration and talent! Those two places would be Create with TLC and Baubles by Bri. This is a mother/daughter team and they are both so creative. It shows on both of their sites. Paulette, the owner of Create with TLC, shares her talents with everyone so freely, each and every day. She was so nice and kind to create the sentiment that I'm using across the bottom of my easel card. It wasn't a surprise to me though, Paulette is very kind on her blog to all of her followers with tons of freebies and creative sentiments for your images. Bri, her daughter, is a talented bracelet maker. You have got to check out her Etsy store at Baubles by Bri to see how the talent and creativity runs through this family!! As soon as I seen her Penguins Love Ice Cubes bracelet I knew it would be a great addition to the anniversary gift I was making for my nephew and his wife. They both love penguins, and I think it fit right in with the theme I was going with. This bracelet is beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice! 

So to Wendy, Paulette, and Bri...thank you for the inspiration and the creativity that you share with all of us! It doesn't go unnoticed or unappreciated!!
Ok enough jibberish from me...Below you'll find my 8 Drawer Easel card. My nephew and niece went to Sea World with us a few years back and we had such a great time. So the theme was inspired by that trip as well and the love I have for the both of them. 
I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking!!!

Be sure to click on the pic below so that you can see a larger pic of the beautiful bracelet!

Great Marriages Sentiment -- Create with TLC
Penguins Love Ice Cubes Bracelet --  Baubles by Bri
Sands Of Time Paper Pack -- The Angel Company
Super Smooth White Cardstock -- Neenah
Sand Cardstock -- DCWV
Pop It Hearts -- Ranger
Glossy Accents -- Inkessentials
Penguin Brads -- Creative Imaginations, Seaworld Adv. Parks
Aquarium -- Jolees Boutiques
Corner Round Punch -- Stampin Up
Creamy Caramel Ink -- Stampin Up
Decor Sand -- Akasha
Decor Shells, White & Green Mix -- Akasha
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
C1, C3, C5
YG03, YG63, YG67
T1, T3, T5
E00, E53, E33, E51
BG10, BG11
I'm also entering this project into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion -- Anything Goes
Design Dollies -- Catch the Wave
Kaboodle Doodles -- Add a little Metal (Penguin Brads) 
 Order of the Opus Gluei -- You've Got to Move it...Use Stash(everything is from my craft room)
Pixie Cottage -- Sketch/and or A Fancy Fold 
Papertake Weekly -- Something Old(paper pack), Something New(lots of things that I hadn't opened, shells, brads), Something Borrowed(sentiment), Something Blue(paper)
Lil Red Wagon -- Summer Theme 
Charizma Cards -- Easel Card 
 Sweet Stampin Challenge -- Favorite Stamp or Image(Manatee Friends)
Fab n Funky Challenges -- Favorite Colors(blues and browns)
Creative Stamp Friends -- Friend Theme 
Craft Your Days Away -- Favorite Things (Glossy Accents, Copics)
Simon Says Challenge -- Summertime Blues  
Challenge Up Your Life -- Celebrations 
The Stamp Man -- Easel Card 


Carrie said...

What a wonderful keepsake..thanks so much for sharing it with us at sweet stamping!!

ps love the blog...can't wait for breaking dawn!!

Joanne said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Wow!!! just stunning, what a fantastic keepsake hun...love it!!
thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week
hugs shell xx

craftybunny said...

This is such an amazing piece of work.A beautiful gift.And what a clever way to include the photos.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
Lisa x

nessy said...

wow what an amazing creation ~so much detail ~and such a perfect keep sake!
thanks for joining us on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS!!
vanessa xx

Rosemary said...

I'm going to sound very unoriginal in my comment because we're all agreeing that this is marvelous (and it is). A great design, a wonderful way to have a happy memory preserved and that bracelet is something else (it's fantastic).

I also think it is wonderful that you are giving a shout out to where you are drawing inspiration and sharing that with your readers here. It's always a blast to find somewhere new to drool over projects and to find inspiration in them for your art. I'm glad you participated in the Opus Gluei challenge and I hope that you consider checking us out often. We would love to see what you create.

Claudine Poch said...

Wow, you put a lot of work into this beautiful box! Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion.

Mary J said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful project - brilliant!

Thx for joining us at Totally Gorjuss and hope to see more of your inspiration next week! ;)

Glenda said...

What an amazing project! Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with my Random Amusing Challenge.

Terry Oulboub said...

Jeri, I am never surprised to see such crafty genius from you and delight in the beautiful creations you come up with. This is indeed a treasure and I love those sea creatures! The sentiment is lovely and you're right, TLC is amazing (I have a bunch of her freebies). The bracelet is absolutely gorgeous and the prices on the Etsy store are more reasonable than any I've ever seen! What a wonderful gift for your nephew and his wife! Definitely a treasure to keep!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Hi Jeri ~ Girl you are the sweetest!! {blushing} :)
This is a precious keepsake box. You can see the love that you put into it and you can't help but smile when you look at it. I know your nephew and his wife will love and treasure it. The bracelet is adorable, what a sweet thing to include.

I cannot get over the real shell pulls for the drawers!!! That is just so AWESOME!!!!

It's a HUGE compliment for you to mention me on your blog. Thank You!!

Big Hugs,

Marlene said...

This is gorgeous!!! WOW!

Lindsey said...

Great project! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

Sharon said...

Oh my! What a lot of work you've put into this. It is a wonderful item - one to be treasured.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage Challenge.
Sharon xx

Lauretta See said...

Wow, this is stunning. I love it.. and i really got to try this type of box out ;) Ohhh and i love twilight too.. i enjoy coming on your blog.. ;) Thank you for playing with us on the craft your passion challenge. Good luck!

Stephanie said...

Fab Project! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week.

Tracey said...

i love this, what a clever idea! oh...and some of the eye candy on ur blog.....simply scrumtious ;) thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage this week!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is soooooooooooooooo over the top stunning!!!! wow!

thank you so much for joining us at craft your passion!

would love to have you join us at glitterbabe's challenge too!

hugs :)

Ginny said...

what a fab project, thanks for joining us at FnF

Sammibug said...

This is gorgeous, Jeri! Thanks for joining us in our "anything goes" challenge at Craft Your Passion, this week!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Jeri, what a wonderful keepsake you created. It is just stunning and something I am sure they will treasure for a lifetime!!

Bubbles said...

Hi, I'm guessing you are a twighlight fan lol, great blog layout!
I absolutely love you easel card with box, you have decorated it beautifully, and the bracelet, photo's and sentiment as perfect personal touches. What a great gift!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Kreatives von Andrea said...

wow what an nice creation ~so much detail

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Närrin said...

Wow that ist fantastic. I like ist very much.

Thanks for stamping with Creative stamp friends.


Crafting Joanne said...

WOW...Jeri this is gorgeous what a wonderful idea and so beautifully decorated. Stunning bracelet too.

Thank you for joining us for our first challenge over at CYDA.


Joanne x

Jenny said...

Ww,was für eine tolle Idee.Sieht total klasse aus.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei kreative Sempelfreunde.

Nickys-kleine-Bastelecke said...

This looks wonderful.
Thank you for the participation with creative stamp friend's creative Stamp Friend.
LG Nicole

Sherrie said...

Beautiful piece of art! They will love it. That bracelet is really cute. Have a great day!

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Jana said...

This is an amazing card. I love the theme and the colors. And the drawers with the little goodies. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

kim.mom said...

WOW Jeri!!!! This is ADORABLE!!!!! How AMAZING!!!!

A.J. said...

Great easel box - it looks really complicated to make!

Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craft Your Days Away

Crafty Creations by AJ

MommyScraps said...

WOW... that's an AMAZING gift! :) thanks for playing with the Dollies!

Jo said...

How lovely and such a great idea.

Thank you for playing along at the Stamp Man Challenge. We hope to see you there again soon xx

Leah the Orange said...

what a LOVELY project, and what a great gift this would be! the shell handles are just PERFECT and everything came together beautifully. thank you so much for joining us in the Dollhouse, Jeri!



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