Archive for January, 2014

Jan 30 2014

Inspiration Galore

Happy Thursday All! Here is hoping you are all having a great week and getting set up for a fabulous weekend.  Whether you are taking in some Superbowl festivities or spending time home with family I hope there is a little crafting included in the mix.  We have some amazing inspiration coming  from our design team and just had to share.

Let’s get started with this WOW project submitted by Shelly Hickox.  The detail is incredible and anyone would be excited to receive a card like this.

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Danielle Lounds‘ creations always warms my heart and puts a smile in my face as I am sure they do for you.  These projects are no different with the cute radar off the chart!



Color is a big component to every card Danielle creates as well.  Check out this beauty…




Lastly for today, we have the extremely talented Linda Cain with two layered heavens in This

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and This

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Hopefully these projects have given you some inspiration to create and don’t forget there are a few more days to participate in our Monthly Challenge. Join in on the fun.  Stop back tomorrow evening for even more ideas!

Jan 27 2014

January Monthly Challenge

Where has January gone already???  It just seems like every year gets faster and faster so we need to stop and enjoy what we have and where we are.  With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and CHA behind us for another year we are excited here at Inspiration Emporium for 2014.  Over the next couple of weeks we are going to be announcing a few changes and new challenges but with lots of inspiration as always.

What is a month without a crafting challenge??? Boring!! So, we can’t have that.  We here at IE are Dieing for 2014 and would love for you to play along as well. Diecuts and punches are what are key in this challenge so get cutting because we can’t wait to see what you have created.

As a bit of inspiration to get your creative minds flowing check out this amazing piece from Pam Hooten to kick off this month’s challenge with a bang.


We can’t stop there when we have so many great submissions.  Danielle Lounds created this cute colorful tag for the occasion which is so adorable.



and finally for now, last but not least Lisa Hoel with her beautiful Woodlands votive screen



This month’s challenge will be open until midnight of February 2 with a new challenge going up on February 3  so please come back and share with us your creations for a chance to win a prize package from the Inspiration Emporium 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 IEMC29 or other gallery online!!!)…and, remember, you can enter as many times as you want…so create away!!!