Oct 20 2014

Inspiration Monday

Happy Monday all! It’s that time again for some fantastic inspiration and you won’t be disappointed.  Hopefully you are all working on your very own In Disguise project for our monthly challenge this month and if you are just hearing about it make sure you check out all the challenge details and place to link your own project HERE.  The deadline is October 31 at midnight so make sure to put your creative thinking caps on and create because you never know, you might just be this month’s winner of 50 Emporium Dollars to feed your crafting passion.  There are already some really incredible projects linked up by our readers so make sure you take some time to check them out.  AMAZING!

What a perfect storage idea for your collected Starbucks cards. I know you all have your special ones and Pamela Ho has created a super cute home for hers using this simple plastic packaging.

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Kath Stewart really knows how to do texture and her version of the October tag for 12 Tags for 2014 shows it beautifully. Texture heaven right here! Great job Kath!

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Lisa Hoel had so much fun creating her first In Disguise project, she created a second and we are so glad she did!  Be sure to visit her blog to see the detail inside.

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The next project up is from Karin Akesdotter and this ADORABLE magnet watch box is created from a simple little match box.  What a transformation and so stinkin’ cute Karin!

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The holiday season always seems to come and go and before we know it, it is over.  Bobbi Smith has created this stunning worn cover to hold all of her magical holiday memories.

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Anne Redfern is a genius when it comes to our monthly challenge and has really thought outside the box.  I will never look at a bamboo placemat the same again! The perfect travel companion of a crafter.  Love this idea Anne!

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Have a great week and get inky! h

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Oct 14 2014

Weekly Inspiration

Good morning all, I hope you have a nice cup of tea or coffee with you to sit and enjoy this week’s inspirations.  I can’t say enough about the incredible talent of our design team.  They all have their own unique style and creativity and each week I can’t wait to see what they have come up with.  This month’s challenge of In Disguise is turning out to be a great one as it has been allowing people to think outside the box and the projects are fantastic. All of the details are HERE for this month’s challenge and is also the place where you can link your own artwork, we hope you get in on the fun too!  Make sure to visit everyone’s blog links below to see more detail and to leave comments as we all love reading your comments!  A random winner will receive $50 to spend at IE…who wouldn’t enjoy a little shopping spree in crafty heaven?? Dateline is midnight on October 31st.

Let’s get started but make sure your cup is topped up…I’m just saying…

You will never look at a jam/jelly jar the same again once you check out Kath Stewarts transformation.  What great accent pieces to have around the house when the little trick or treaters come around! Love the crackle Kath!

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 Pop Up Box Cards have been very popular lately and I can see why with this great one by Kath Stewart! All of the spooktacular detail is amazing! Who knew a cereal box could look so cool?

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 Shelly Hickox does Pop It Up cards like no other with so much detail.  This transparent card is crazy cool with the great ornate frame showing through!

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If your set of dominoes are missing a couple, I will know where to look.  Anne Redfern has created this fun little mini album that you will want to visit her blog HERE to check out the inside.  Super Cute in a spooky way!

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Anne was on a roll this month thinking outside the box creating this great piece from a tumbler.  Loving the crackled orange and the gravestones, this piece has a a great eery feel!

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Our In Disguise challenge is not limited to Halloween and Yvonne Blair has been thinking ahead creating for the Christmas season.  What a great keepsake ornament created from a magnetic tin.  This could be personalized to be for a first Christmas together or baby’s first Christmas, whatever the reason it is something that could be displayed for years to come.  Beautiful job Yvonne!

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I hope you have taken some time to visit Karin Akesdotter‘s blog to check out her incredible watercolour talent.  It is amazing and she makes it look effortless in today’s projects.  First up is this stunning Christmas card that uses everyday coarse salt to create beautiful and unique snowy background.  I love this idea and will be using it for sure on future cards of mine as it creates such a great textured sky.

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Next up are these two super adorable Christmas cards using stamps from Lawn Fawn.  Karin has created a video that she has linked on her blog post which is a must watch if you would like to learn some great tips and tricks to coloring with watercolur pencils.  Thank Karin for sharing your talent and tips with all of us!

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Keeping with the holiday spirit, Danielle Lounds has created this collection of cute tags perfect for all holiday gift giving.  I personally LOVE the ornate plate painted red, what a great look!

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Check out this adorable mini card created by Pamela Ho using shrinky dink paper and Lawn Fawn stamps.  Cute, cute, cute Pamela and love the stitching!

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Lisa Hoel is amazing when it comes to creating something extraordinary from something ordinary.  Who knew a simple mailer could look so different and stunning but Lisa has accomplished that with this piece.

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Lastly for today, we have two fantastic pieces from Bobbi Smith.  First is this amazing Book of Spells, she has shared all of the crazy awesome detail on her blog.  Great display piece for Halloween Bobbi!

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Next, Bobbi Smith has created this beautiful keepsake chipboard from a large manilla tag.  What a transformation and every detail is a must see! Check out her blog HERE to see just how she created this vintage looking masterpiece.

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Wow, that was some serious inspiration shared this week!  Didn’t I tell you you would need a full cup to sit with and enjoy?! We can’t wait to see your submissions for the monthly challenge and hopefully this has given you some great ideas to get your creativity going!  Have a great week! h

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Oct 6 2014

Challenge Winner and Announcement

Happy Monday all!  I hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed it doing what brings you joy.  Wow, I hope you all checked out the incredible entries last month for our Fall is in the Air monthly challenge.  There is nothing more inspiring than seeing everyone’s interpretation of the challenge.  Thank you to all that participated and inspiring each and every one of us.

This month’s random winner of 50 Emporium Dollars to spend with us online is…49…Stamp to Create!

Congratulations to the winner and to claim your prize please contact heather@inspirationemporium.com

Like Chelle, I can’t believe it is October already.  Fall is my favorite time a year and I wish it could stay Fall all year round.  I love the crisp clear air and the warm colours of the maple leaves.  With a new month comes a new monthly challenge and we hope you will have a lot of fun with this one.  October’s monthly challenge is In Disguise! Nope, it’s not hiding…that’s the challenge!  We can’t wait to see your creations that use something in a way that is different from its original intention.  This is kind of a ‘think outside the box’ challenge. To give you an idea of the kinds of things we are looking for, Shelly Hickox has created this adorably Spooky Accordion Album perfect to keep those childhood Halloween memories close. Make sure you check out her blog to see just how she transformed some plain-jane envelopes into this amazing piece.

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Be sure to get in on the fun and submit your entry below for a chance to win 50 Emporium Dollars to be spent in our online store.  Deadline is midnight on that very spoooooookyyyy night (October 31st) at the strike of midnight.   You turning into a pumpkin does not count but your in disguise projects do so have some fun with it and remember to think outside the box!  h


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Oct 1 2014

Happy Halloween Simple Masking Tutorial

Hi there, Chelle here for another Wednesday tutorial.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t hardly believe it is already October! To get us all in the spirit, I have a simple masking tutorial today.

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To create this simple stamped card with a central focus, I created a mask for the skull.

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I stamped the skull image onto a piece of copy paper and cut it out close the the outline.

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Stamp the skull onto card stock with jet black archival ink and heat set the ink so the mask won’t smear the ink.

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Stamp labels with black as well as red ink.

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Stamp spider; after stamping the spider, I inked the web portion again then turned it upside down to extend the web length.

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This is what you get when the mask is removed.  Even before coloring, the central image pops out.  It is a simple technique and has been around forever, with good reason…it is quick and has great results.

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Time to color! Using Distress Markers and water brushes, color your images.  I good shadow around the center image with Pumice Stone, gives the image a great pop off the page look.

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I stamped the sentiment and added a shadow of Pumice Stone then cut it out.  Ink the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool.  Layer the image onto card stock layers.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and it sparked you to try masking for the first time, or use an old favorite on your next project.

Chelle

 


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Sep 29 2014

Inspiration Monday

 

Wow, what incredible talent we have displayed this month and today is no different.  I truly think it is impossible to not be inspired by the team and all they have created this month.  After checking out our inspiration here and on the team members’ blogs, make sure you take some time to look at all of the incredible submissions for this month’s challenge  Fall is in the Air .  It is not too late to add your project HERE for a chance to win our month prize giveaway of 50 Emporium Dollars to spend with us. Get ready for operation inspiration…

 

Anne Redfern is certainly playing along with our Fall is in the Air monthly challenge with this beautiful Thanksgiving card!  The colours are stunning Anne!

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Speaking of colours, you have to head over to Bobbi Smith’s blog to check out this amazing Halloween tag.  All I can is WOW to the seedless preserves on this tag! Absolutely in love!

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Karin Akesdotter looks like she had some serious fun with her new Tim Holtz stencils creating this adorable tag! How cute is he???

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Pamela Ho is getting into the holiday spirit with the new releases from Paper Smooches.  All four projects very different and show the versatility of die cuts.  Great job Pamela!

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Keeping with her spooky theme, Shelly Hickox shares a colourful BOO! Make sure to check out the transparent spiderwebs, SO very clever!

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It is always a perfect time to think of all the incredible teachers we have that really make a difference in our kids lives.  Sue Kment has created a fantastic teacher’s gift with this Tissue Box which would look great on any desk!

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Who doesn’t love Snoopy??? Loving the boldness is this card also from Sue Kment.  Make sure you check out her blog HERE for a few other projects using this Group Hugs stamp set from Paper Smooches.

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There is so much detail in this stunning piece by Lisa Hoel.  She has been able to create a floating feeling as if the pieces are suspended in water. Fantastic decor piece Lisa!

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Kath Stewart has created great texture and dimension in her artwork as she says hello to Autumn. The rich and warm colours really draw you in, beautiful Kath!

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I don’t think there is anything better than having a handmade treat bag to go door to door with on that spooktacular night.  Kath has created the envy of the neighbourhood and I think chocolate will taste even better coming from it!

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Is that talent or what?!?!

Enjoy your week! h

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Sep 25 2014

Halloween Candy Box Tutorial by Bobbi Smith

Hi everyone, Bobbi here. With Halloween just around the corner, I wanted to make a fun Halloween candy box for little treats.

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To start off with I die cut some medium weight chipboard out of the Eileen Hull- Candy Drawer Box die #657726. I used three colors of distress paint to create this effect Black Soot, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn.

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The first layer of distress paint I used mowed lawn, it’s okay if it looks streaky I will be creating layers.

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Then I dried first layer thoroughly with the heat tool.

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For the second layer I used peeled paint. When I applied this layer I didn’t put a full coverage coat on, I want to see streaks and patches of the first color.

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I dried second layer of paint with heat tool.

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For this third layer of paint I used the black soot and I wanted the applicator portion to be very dry so I soaked up a little bit of excess paint with a paper towel.

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I wanted a very streaky look so I only applied a little bit around the edges barely dragging it across the chipboard. Then I dried with the heat tool again.

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Now here is where the magic happens, I took a Tim Holtz sanding grip and sanded off a portion of the colors that were applied.

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Here’s what I had after I took a towel and wiped off the sanding dust.

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I then took vintage photo distress ink and a blending tool and applied to all of the chipboard.

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I ended up wiping a little bit of the distress ink away with a damp towel (I felt it was a little too dark) and then dried thoroughly with the heat tool.

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The stamps that I used out of the set were the spider, the professor, the bottles and the equation from Tim Holtz Mini Halloween 4 CMS198. I stamped on all 4 sides of the drawer.

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I used jet black archival ink for the stamping. I used sticky note and taped off any of the sides didn’t that I didn’t want the excess stamping to get on.

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I punched a hole in the center of my chipboard before I assembled the outer box portion.

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I bent all the folds and assembled with Helmar quick dry 450 adhesive, including the bottom portion of the drawer.

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I applied some Tim Holtz sprocket and mini gears using glossy accents.

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After I applied the gears, I screwed the Tim Holtz clock key into place.

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I glued the Tim Holtz crossbone adornment to the monocle with glossy accents then attached it to the end of the swivel class.

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To use the wishbone as a charm, I had to create a hole in the end of it. I took my piercing tool and a small piece of foam that comes in the Texture Fades (you know the little piece that you usually throw away) to pierce the hole.

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The swivel clasp and the monocle each come with an O ring at the end of them, so I had an extra O-ring to use for the wishbone to attach to the swivel clasp. I attached the swivel clasp to the clock key on the top of the box.

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I decided I wanted to use some of Tim Holtz Apothecary Remnant Rubs on the candy drawer box. Black and white remnant rubs both come in the package, I decided to go with the white ones.

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They’re so easy to use, I just chose what I wanted, cut it out and applied with the popsicle stick.

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After I was finished I filled my candy drawer box with candy corn! This is a fun way to give a special little gift during the Halloween season.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Bobbi

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Sep 23 2014

The Air is Full of Inspiration

It is always SO exciting opening the emails from our design team seeing their fabulous talent and creations.  We have so much to share with you this week so lets get started. I am sure you will enjoy all of the inspiration from our fabulous ladies this week!  Reminder to you all that our monthly challenge is going strong with Fall is in the Air and it is not too late to include your submissions HERE!  Deadline is midnight September 30, 2014.

 

First up we have this fun spooktacular card by Sue Kment.  What a great use of the Silhouette Halloween Frames with the cute Penny Black stamps.  There is just something about purple with Halloween. Super Cute, Sue!

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Karin Akesdotter had some young at heart fun with Polyshrink and created this sweet, sweet card for that perfect ocassion. Love the little flowers!

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Shelly Hickox knows how to do Halloween and this Pop it Ups Spooky Halloween card shows that the limits are endless with Karen Burniston’s dies.  Make sure to check out all the details on her blog in how she turned the holiday house into a spooky haunted one and to see the inside.

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Yvonne Blair shares this beautifully vintage looking tag creation with all kinds of Tim Holtz goodness.  So glad you are getting inky Yvonne!

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Lisa Hoel has got her rust on with this incredible steampunk piece.  There is so much detail to check out HERE!

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Lisa also created this sketch challenge card with an great stamped background using the specialty stamp paper as the base.  Love this paper!

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I am loving the warm colours Bobbi Smith has used in her Fall Banner.  I think this will make a perfect addition to fall decorating around the home. Beautiful piece Bobbi!

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I have mentioned before just how versatile the Artist Trading Blocks are to incorporate into projects.  Anne Redfern has used them beautifully to create this great curiosity cabinet! Make sure you check out all the details in this project of Anne’s.

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Have a great week and make sure to get a little inky, it will be fun! h

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Sep 21 2014

Meet the Team: Final Edition

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know our talented design team in our fun little way.  We will conclude Meet the Team tonight with our last three amazing design team members and please, if you haven’t already, send them a warm welcome.

photo(24)Yvonne Blair

1) I call Florida home
2) Favorite Color is: Pink…Distress Ink…would be Picked Raspberry, but I also love Peeled Paint, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Gathered Twigs, Spiced Marmalade and well all the colors of Distress!
3) My Style could be described as: hmmm….maybe grungy chic.
4) What Inspires me: Hmmm, I think lots of things…the colors in nature, home decor, antiquing.
5) My favorite product/s is: Distress….all things Distress.
6) My favorite treat is: Cookie Dough Ice Cream
7) Ultimate Holiday: Thanksgiving
8) A top item on my bucket list is: Go to Paris, see the Eiffel Tower, Paris Flea Market and the Louvre.
9) My greatest success: My family
10) A fun fact about me that is not craft related is: I’m a total Sci-fi nerd.
11) Favorite Food: Mexican
12) Who is Yvonne:
She is a quirky girl who loves all things pink, Filofaxes and books.
She has a passion for creating with inks and paints and finds joy in teaching, antiquing and repurposing.
When she is not working or with her family she enjoys spending time with friends, reading, decorating or creating.

 

How to find me:
FB-Yvonne Stephens Blair
Blog: www.yvonneblair.com
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Twitter-Yvonne Blair
Pinterest-Yvonne Blair
Flickr-yvonneblair1228 ( I only upload to here from Instagram)

 

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1) I call Greers Ferry, AR. home
2) Favorite Color/s is: I love most colors, some more than others depending on what I need color for! ;)
3) My Style could be described as: I don’t think I really have a ‘style’ I love the vintage look and distressing.
4) What Inspires me: New Tim Holtz products!
5) My favorite product/s is: Tim Holtz products!
6) My favorite treat is: vanilla taffy!
7) Ultimate Holiday: Christmas
8) A top item on my bucket list is: a close retreat with host Tim Holtz (do we see a theme here ;))
9) My greatest success: my kids!
10) A fun fact about me that is not craft related is: I love collecting Pandora jewelry. I love junkin’.
11) Favorite Food: pasta
12) Who is Pam Hooten: It all started when I clicked on the Splitcoast Stampers link years ago. Paper crafting is the one hobby I stuck with and I’m still loving it! I’ve met the most amazing, talented people through the years!  I’m a wife, mother, nana and a daughter to my 90 year young mom. Life is good!

 

How to find me:

Blog: http://www.pamhooten.blogspot.ca/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/pamhooten
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pam.hooten

 

photo(22)Pamela Ho

1) I call Starbucks (or any coffee shops!) home
2) Favorite Color/s is: green
3) My Style could be described as: clean and simple
4) What Inspires me: pinterest and magazines
5) My favorite product/s is: alphabet stickers, wood veneers and chipboard stickers
6) My favorite treat is: Roasted Chestnuts
7) Ultimate Holiday: Christmas!
8) A top item on my bucket list is: Japan/South Korea cruise
9) My greatest success: Getting my accounting certification
10) A fun fact about me that is not craft related is: I graduated with a double degree in Accounting and MIS. Now that’s not very crafty!
11) Favorite Food: Purin (Japanese Caramel Pudding)
12) Who is Pamela: I’m a girl in her mid-20s with a degree in Business. I’m a coffee junkie, paper hoarder and stamp addict. I started off crafting as a card maker and have recently added Project Life to the list of things I do.

 

How to find me:
Blog: http://fishydesign.wordpress.com/
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/spookiee
Instagram: http://instagram.com/pixelette

 

Inspiration Emporium would like to welcome each and every one of the design team members; new and old.  You are each truly inspirational in your own way and we are excited to have you as part of the IE family. See you all tomorrow for Inspiration Monday! h

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Sep 20 2014

Meet the Team: Edition 3

Hi all, my morning has been spent making homemade salsa for the winter.  I am so grateful that I live in a place where where fruit and produce is in abundance and I love visiting farmers and farm markets to pick up the freshest of the fresh.  I will be honest, I certainly do not have a green thumb but really enjoy the work of others.  I thought I would take a little break and share with you a few more of our incredible design team here at Inspiration Emporium.

 

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1) I call Northern California home
2) Favorite Color/s is: all the colors! It’s so difficult to pick just one in this beautiful world! But if I can only take one with me it would be Mint!
3) My Style could be described as: Cute and fun.
4) What Inspires me: A lot of the time it’s the stamp/image itself, but I also like to work with sketches.
5) My favorite product/s is: Copic and watercolor/watercolor pencils.
6) My favorite treat is: SUSHI!
7) Ultimate Holiday: An adventure!
8) A top item on my bucket list is: I seriously don’t have a bucket list. I’ll take whatever comes my way. =)
9) My greatest success: is yet to come!
10) A fun fact about me that is not craft related is: I am nerdier than I appear.
11) Favorite Food: SUSHI!
12) Who is Alice Wertz: I am a happy card maker living in Northern California with my lovely husband and our two “cat children.” I have been making cards for about seven years and still enjoying every minute of it! I love coloring with Copics and am also getting more and more addicted to watercoloring, but there are a lot of rooms for improvement on both. I am grateful that Joy still wants me in the team and am so lucky to have such awesome teammates! =)

 

How to find me:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/alice.wertz
Instagram: http://instagram.com/alicewertz

 

 

photo(23)Karin Akesdotter

1) I call being with my little family in Gothenburg, Sweden home

2) Favorite Color/s is: blue

3) My Style could be described as: CAS and cute

4) What Inspires me: fun card challenges, new products, my students and beautiful photos

5) My favorite products are: stamps, dies, coloring stuff and foam adhesive (-:

6) My favorite treat is: salty liquorice or a glass of good wine

7) Ultimate Holiday: Midsummer – celebrated at the beginning of summer when summer break has just started. Friends and family, Strawberry cake, Herring with New potatoes, Snaps, Singing Dancing and fun outdoor games and activities.

8) A top item on my bucket list is: Buying a small winery in Tuscany where my husband will take care of the grapes and the winemaking and I’ll be in charge of the tastings and hold popular watercolor classes for people from all over the world (-:

9) My greatest success: Becoming a mom!

10) A fun fact about me that is not craft related is: I used to be really terrible with maps and afraid of getting lost in the forest, but recently took up orienteering as sport and I’m absolutely loving it!

11) Favorite Food: A pain riche with Gruyère, Peccorino or some other wonderful cheese

12) Who is Karin: A happy, life-loving and creative needlework and language teacher whose favorite place is home with her husband and 5-year-old son, but who also loves travelling the world.

 

How to find me:

Blog: http://peppermintpattys-papercraft.blogspot.se/

Flickr:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/53657617@N06/

Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/peppermint42/

 

 

photo(17)Sue Kment

1) I call Oregon USA home
2) Favorite Color/s is: RED
3) My Style could be described as: cute, clean and colorful
4) What Inspires me: pretty papers and color!
5) My favorite product/s is: fun 3D patterns and dies
6) My favorite treat is: a fresh homemade cookie
7) Ultimate Holiday: I would love to go to England and Sweden. My Great Grandparents came from England and Sweden-I have always wanted to visit their homeland!
8) A top item on my bucket list is: See the sights-both near and far away!
9) My greatest success: My Children!
10) A fun fact about me that is not craft related is: I am known as the Goodie Queen during the holidays. I bake hundreds of cookies to give away for Christmas gifts!
11) Favorite Food: Watermelon
12) Who is Sue Kment: I have crafted most of my life…starting with an obsession with color crayons! I have taught myself to sew, bake, do woodcrafts and numerous other crafty things throughout the years. It seems paper crafting has really stolen my heart! I remember walking through fabric stores and loving to touch all the gorgeous prints, and now I do the same thing at my local craft store with paper! A pretty printed piece of paper makes me so happy! I love to share my craft with others and love to do special projects for local schools and friends as well.

 

How to find me:

Blog:  http://suesstampingstuff.blogspot.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sue.kment

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/suekment/

Flickr:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/43996472@N05/

Splitcoast Stampers:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=710

 

 

 Hopefully you have been working on your monthly challenge submissions for Fall is in the Air!  Make sure you link your project HERE for your chance to win $50 to spend in the Emporium.  All entries before midnight September 30th will be in on the draw.  Enjoy your Saturday! h

 

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Sep 19 2014

Meet the Team: edition 2

Happy Friday all!  I hope you all have great plans for your weekend and hopefully this week’s inspiration and tutorial has got your creative minds working and that it includes a little crafting.  Today we are getting back to introducing our design team and having fun with our fun facts questionnaire.  I hope you will all visit their blogs and give a warm welcome if you haven’t already.

 

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1) I call Central Illinois home
2) Favorite Color/s is: Evergreen Bough
3) My Style could be described as: vintage, grungy and distressed.
4) What Inspires me…well I love many forms of art and find inspiration in many things. It could be the color of a flower or the rust on an old door.
5) My favorite product/s would be: anything Tim Holtz and Ranger.
6) My favorite treat…hmmm… anything sweet but if I had to pick one, it would be white chocolate (I have a MAJOR sweet tooth)
7) Ultimate Holiday: Christmas
8) A top item on my bucket list is: To visit Italy someday.
9) My greatest success: That would be my two children whom I love dearly, family is very important to me.
10) A fun fact about me that is not craft related is: I enjoy baking!
11) Favorite Food: Fettuccine Alfredo (Italian food in general)
12) Who is (Bobbi Smith): I am a wife to Ron and mother of two adult children in their early twenties. I have two long-haired Chihuahuas, Wrigley & Sophie. I LOVE all things vintage and distressed, as well as dabble in photography! I love flea markets and thrift shops! I truly enjoy the creative process and experimenting with different techniques. I enjoy mixed media art, stamping and scrapbooking, among other crafts.

 

How to find me:
Blog: http://vintagemusedesigns.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bobbi.harveysmith
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/MyVintageMuse/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vintagegirl04
Instagram: http://instagram.com/vintagegirl04

 

 

photo(18)Danielle Lounds

1) I call Michigan home
2) Favorite Color/s is: Orange and Aqua (although that could change at any moment)
3) My Style could be described as: Colorful
4) What Inspires me: the talented crafters in blog land
5) My favorite product/s is: Stamps and shiny stuff (glitter, sequins…) and foam tape
6) My favorite treat is: Brownies
7) Ultimate Holiday: Christmas
8) A top item on my bucket list is: 1” button maker…love me some flair
9) My greatest success: Joining the Taylor Expressions team as a stamp illustrator
10) A fun fact about me that is not craft related is: I chop up pickles and add it to chili (don’t knock it until you try it.
11) Favorite Food: Potatoes mash ’em, scallop ‘em, turn ‘em into chips. Nom nom nom
12) Who is Danielle Lounds: designer, illustrator, software engineer. I’m from Michigan and work full time as a software engineer. However in my spare time I like to craft, illustrate, read and sometimes knit. I’m delighted to continue my crafty journey with the wonderful Inspiration Emporium team.

 

How to find me:

Blog: fatcatstamper@blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daniellelounds
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/daniellelounds

 

photo(21)Kath Stewart

1) I call Aberdeen Scotland home
2) Favorite Color/s is: Black but when it comes to crafting…there are 48 colours of Distress Ink that I can’t live without.
3) My Style could be described as: strangely varied…anything from Shabby Chic to Clean and Simple
4) What Inspires me: the wonderful crafters who share their creativity so generously
5) My favorite product/s is: Everything Tim Holtz
6) My favorite treat is: snuggled up on the sofa on a cold winter’s evening with a glass of vino watching Downtown Abbey
7) Ultimate Holiday: I would love to visit the elephant sanctuary in Sri Lanka…to get up close and personal with these wonderful animals would be a dream come true.
8) A top item on my bucket list is: A return visit to New York…my favourite city in the world
9) My greatest success: making it through to senior citizenship…my friends will tell you that this “it could only happen to me” crafter should not be allowed out unaccompanied.
10) A fun fact about me that is not craft related is: and to prove the above point…I caused a major security alert and shut down the whole of Birmingham International Airport for 20 minutes but that’s a long story
11) Favorite Food: Italian…Italian…Italian
12) Who is Kath Stewart: I live in the North East of Scotland with my hubby and a rather large golden retriever called Buddy known to my blog readers as “The Furry Boy”. He’s the cubbyhole’s resident hooligan and my 24/7 crafting companion. I’ve been crafting since childhood, I fear I’m addicted and there is no cure, not that I’m making any efforts to find one. I’m still amazed when you put stamps and inks together, magical things happen. I teach monthly workshops at my local craft store, host workshops and in store demos for Fiskars and have the opportunity to share my passion with lots of lovely crafters, the best job in the world. I’m so lucky to love what I do and do what I love. When I’m not crafting I enjoy hill-walking, ski-ing, cycling or the second best job in the world, being Grandma to my 3 lovely grandkids.

 

How to find me:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathstewart

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