Archive for May, 2012

May 28 2012

Happy Life

Today is a very special day…

Please join us in wishing our General Manager, Joy a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Joy is one of the sweetest, most giving, caring, and kind people you will ever meet in your life…she truly cares about our customers and daily goes above and beyond, never wanting to disappoint!

We wish Joy a very happy birthday and an amazing next year in her happy life!!!

With much love and adoration,

The Inspiration Family


P.S. you still have a few days to play along with the May Monthly Challenge: Flowers…head on over to this post to share your project!!!


May 17 2012

Inspiration Abounds

Have you ever been driving down the street and noticed a particular tree that inspired an art project? Or, stood in line at your local Starbucks and notice a woman’s purse or headband and thought to yourself ‘I wonder if I can recreate that on the front of a card?’.

It’s amazing where inspiration can be found…it’s all around us. So when we post pictures from our Inspiration Team, we love that you take one or two things and run with them…find a little inspiration here, in the flower garden, your local antique store, or right there on your craft table…and have fun creating!

Maybe you want to make a splash, like Alice Wertz did on this adorable card…

Or, color your world like Kisa Peters did on this sweet card…

Or, ink up your art journal like Linda Cain did on these pages…

Or, make an adorable card for a friend like Kelly Booth did…

Or…play along with the May Monthly Challenge: Flowers like Shelly Hickox did!!!

Look around you, inspiration abounds!!!




May 8 2012

dylusional love

When we think of color, we think Dyan Revealy and Dylusions!!! When her Ink Sprays were introduced at CHA Winter we couldn’t wait to get our hands on them…they are bright and vibrant sprays that are super fun to play with…

Along with the sprays, Dyan has fabulous stamps and stencils…truly something for everyone!

Some of our amazing Inspiration Team designers have been seriously ROCKING Dylusions…here are some examples of their inspiring work…

Up first, is Pam Hooten…we love how Pam has embraced the Dylusion lines, her work is absolutely inpsired!


Up next, is Linda Cain and her colorful projects…



These two pages in Linda’s art journal are breathtaking! The way she combines all the different stencils and layers are awesome!

Finally, we have Sherry Goodloe and her incredible art…

These pages are just all Sherry…colorful, thoughtful, and fabulous…


Thank you girls for sharing your great art…if Dyan has taught us anything through her art and new Dylusions lines, it’s to be yourself, do what you love, have fun, and there are no mistakes!!!




May 2 2012

Bring on the May Flowers

April showers will surely bring on those May flowers…that’s right, the next challenge is May Monthly Challenge: Flowers!!!  Yes, indeed, any flowers you so choose!!! Stamped, die cut, silk, paper…you name it you can use it!!

To start us off, here is a sweet card from Inspiration Team Member, Kelly Booth

Just love the simplicity of this adorable card using Hero Arts stamps!

CONGRATULATIONS Melissa Mauri, you are the random winner of the April’s Monthly Challenge: Water Coloring!! We just love your water colored wildflowers! Please email your information to to claim your gift certificate!

For a chance to win $50 in Emporium Dollars to spend in the store just add a link to your submission below (your link does not have to be to a blog, it can also be to your SCS gallery…use code IEMC13 or other gallery online!!!)…and, remember, you can enter as many times as you want…so create away!!! Contest begins on May 1, 2012  and ends on May 31st at midnight…the winner will be randomly chosen and announced on June 1, 2012.