Archive for February, 2013

Feb 26 2013

L.O.V.E. Challenge

As February comes to an end, so will the L.O.V.E. Challenge…here is a little inspiration for the home stretch…you have a few more days to join the fun and enter to win the $50 in Emporium Dollars!

Alice Wertz shares this adorable card…and reminds us that the challenge is up to your interpretation…this adorable card certainly shares the love…

Our fabulous Social Media Coordinator, Linda Ledbetter shares this gorgeous layout celebrating her parent’s upcoming 57th anniversary…so so sweet!

We hope you find some time to join the fun…you have until Sunday, March 3rd at midnight to enter to win!


Feb 13 2013

L.O.V.E. is in the Air

We love what you have been sharing for the February Monthly Challenge: L.O.V.E.!!!  Today we have more projects from the Inspiration Team…it is exciting to see the different styles of our incredible artists!

This salt dough heart that Stephanie Ackerman colored with Dylusions Ink Spray is the perfect way to start off…not to mention that cute Journaling Ticket! Stephanie has started a cool feature on her blog called ‘Pintested’, where she tests things she has pinned on Pinterest…so cool! Please head over and check out how she made this heart…it looks like FUN!

He had us with the first fleur!!!! You know we LOVE our fleur de lis around here!!! Jim Hankins, once again, blows us away with this crazy cool altered Configurations box…so many little details that all come together to make our hearts sing! Here is a link to see the complete project and how he did it…Altered Valentine Configurations Box.

Pam Hooten has done it again…art journaling is so popular these days, it is a wonderful way to play and layer…relax and see what happens.  Pam does this just beautifully!  Pam talks about a 2013 goal: ‘use it up’…we LOVE this philosophy! Mixing the new with what you have is the perfect combination! Stop hoarding those supplies and start using them!!!


Oh how we LOVE the cards Kelly Booth has been creating during the Clean & Simple 2 Online Card Class!  Both of these cards are simple, yet they have HUGE impact!  The bright colors she used to make her custom ink pad just bring these cards to life…L.O.V.E.

Right? How stinkin’ cute is he? Alice Wertz brings us this adorable lil’ guy…the coloring, as usual, is perfection…and the layout is simple and sweet…A-dorable!!!!

We hope you found some inspiration here today to use in your L.O.V.E. project…we can’t wait to see what fabulousness you come up with!!!!





Feb 6 2013

Spread some L.O.V.E.

This month we are spreading some L.O.V.E.  Whether it is romantic love, friendship love, or the love of family…February is the month we take a little time to show our love…so what does that mean to you?

We challenge you to use love in your project this month…here is a little inspiration from the team to get you started on the February Monthly Challenge: L.O.V.E.:

First we have this gorgeous tag from Linda Cain…there is some serious layering L.O.V.E. going on here!! It all comes together for something super special!

Shelly Hickox starts off with this gorgeous tag front…every detail is perfection, but just wait…

right? A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. she starts with the cuteness of ‘I love you sew’, and delivers incredible cuteness with those sewn hearts…what’s not to L.O.V.E.?????

Okay folks, your turn! We can not wait to see how you spread come love this month!

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 IEMC21 or other gallery online!!!)…and, remember, you can enter as many times as you want…so create away!!! Contest begins on Fbruary 6 1, 2013  and ends on March 3, 2013 at midnight…the winner will be randomly chosen and announced on March 4, 2013.