Saturday, August 1, 2015

Welcome to the First Pinterest Inspired Challenge

Hello and welcome!  We are super excited to launch our brand new monthly challenge.  Pinterest has been a great source of inspiration.  So we'd like to share with you some beautiful images to inspire your creativity. 

This challenge blog is a group effort of my fellow design friends and mine.  I've known these ladies for sometimes, and bonded over the blog world.  We share similar styles and taste.  Since we live all over the world, there's no better way to strengthen our friendship than making a challenge blog together. 

Before we start, I especially thank Simonne Clay for endlessly working on the graphic and creating this blog.  This blog wouldn't be launched today if it wasn't for you, Simonne.  I also want to thank Anika Lerche, Dana Warren, and Francine Vuilleme for spending hours on Pinterest and selecting these fabulous images with me.  Last but not least, a big thank you to Amy Tsuruta for agreeing to be our very first guest designer and for her patience during the hot mess of launching our blog.  THANK YOU!!

Without any further delay, here's our August inspiration:



Joining us on our very first challenge is the FABULOUS guest designer Amy Tsuruta.  Amy is one of the founders of the wildly popular Coffee Lover Blog Hops, a super sweet blog friend and a terrific card maker.  Amy, THANK YOU for joining us and for being so patient :).

Here's Amy's take on the challenge.  I just LOVE her use of patterns and such a cute image.  



Next are the creations from our Design Team members.  Please visit their blog and share some love...












This challenge is sponsored by The Alley Way Stamps.  The winning entry will be selected by our DT to receive the Calypso stamp set.  Thank you so much Alison.  




29 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards and great first pinspiration.

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  2. Yay!!!!!! What a fun start to what will be such a awesome challenge blog! Thanks for asking me to join you as a Guest Designer. So thrilled to be part of such fantastic talent! Love all the inspiration ladies!

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  3. Love a challenge, and NEW ONE will be so much fun! Thanks for the lovely inspiration piece and your gorgeous cards!
    =] Michele

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  4. Fabulous cards and looks like this is going to be fun x

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  5. Yay!!!congratulations! Can't wait to play along

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  6. Gorgeous cards! Yay for Amy! Amazing DT as well! Can't wait to play along!

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  7. Looks like a great new card challenge has hit BlogLand! Love the inspiration photo and all of the fabulous DT cards. Wishing you the best, you certainly started out with the Cream-of-the-crop~ Amy as your first GD :-)

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  8. Congrats on this new fantastic challenge! Love the idea and the DT projects are awesome!

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  9. Woooooh! A new challenge starting out with such an inspirational pic! And what a great design team. Girls you rock - all of you! Wanted to take it a bit slower throughout August but I really love what I'm seeing here, so I might as well play along.

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  10. WOW! Love the inspiration pic and the DT cards totally ROCK, Congrats on a fab new idea and challenge!

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  11. Congratulations on creating this new challenge. The inspiration photo is absolutely gorgeous and I will definitely be entering (probably more than once....).

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  12. Congratulations on launching this new challenge and WOW! What a team! Much creativity to be shared and inspiration sparked with these gals on board - as this opening set of cards clearly reveals! Amy as your first GD...YES! Looking forward to playing!
    ~c

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  13. Congrats to start this fabulous challenge! All the DT creations are gorgeous with great opening!

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  14. Yikes, I may just addicted to this challenge too!!!!!!! Yay Amy for Guesting!

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  15. Wow! Gorgeous inspiration piece and DT cards! Excited to play!

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  16. So cool - a monthly challenge! LOVE those! Wonderful DT cards - have to play :)

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  17. So exciting - gorgeous inspirations and beautiful DT cards. Congrats on the new challenge. Hopefully I can pay along this month. Hugs Ax

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  18. Love the inspiration piece and the DT cards. I hope I get a chance to play along.

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  19. Loving the look of this challenge - I have added it to my list to play along with. Thanks for this first inspiration - Loved it!

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  20. Beautiful inspirations from the DT!! Congrats on the new challenge launch!!

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  21. Wow! What a collection of beautiful cards! Good luck picking a winner! :)

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  22. Congratulations on a VERY successful first challenge!! I keep coming back to see all the entries. CRAZy over the colors in this first inspiration photo. Looking forward to many more PICs in the future:)

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  23. A great challenge and what a wonderful array of interpretations, so much inspiration! I am watching out for the next one!

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  24. I am so impressed with all the entries. I don't know if you are choosing favorites, but, I could not even narrow it down to top ten. Really fabulous!

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