Aug 28 2014

Overflowing with Inspiration

Sorry for the delay in this post but we have been busy behind the scenes preparing for a huge announcement coming the beginning of September.  We are so excited and can’t wait to share…but we will very soon!

Until then, I have lots of inspiration to share with you from our design team this month.  Even with the busy days of summer our great team has created some fantastic art to share with you.  Before I get to that, I had promised photos from my day of adventure earlier this month and after locating my camera cord was now able to share these with you.  These majestic beauties arrive off of our coasts of Nova Scotia every summer and I simply can’t get enough of them.  I believe it is such a privilege to have these whales visiting us each summer and I attempt to get out at least once a summer to visit them.  This is the first time I have taken the zodiac tour but man it is the way to go!  I envy the tour guides that get to go out every day to witness this because I am in awe every time.

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SONY DSCThis is a mother and her baby that we saw this day and they were as curious about us and we were about them.  We were told that baby was about 7 months old.  If you ever get the chance to witness these for yourself, take it, you will remember it always.

Lisa Hoel has created these GORGEOUS steampunk insects inspired by a class taken with Finnabair.  Make sure you check out Lisa’s blog to see all the detail that went into making these.

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Our sweet Alice Wertz does clean and simple with perfection and it is no different with this cute scooter card using Paper Smooches.

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Alice’s coloring is so spot on and her creations always bring a smile to my face. Beautiful sunflower card!

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Shelly Hickox is giving us a sneak peek of the new dies from Eileen Hull that will be released later this year with this adorable tea canister.

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It appears that gears are popular this month as Shelly has used them also in this stunning pop up birthday card.  Love the effect of the perfect pearls which just makes this card POP!

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Linda Cain has been crazy busy creating this month and has lots of inspiration to share.  First up is this colorful and stunning cage doll using the Bohemian papers from Graphic 45.

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Mixing it up, Linda has created this 3 1/4 inch collage which I just love.  The colors, the photo, and everything just come together so well.  Great job Linda!

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Linda likes to switch things up and has done so with incredible jewelry pieces.  She has achieved some beautiful results using the Vintaj elements and patinas.

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Lastly, Linda has created this adorable charm bracelet perfect for any girl.  What a great way to remember the summer, such a great gift Linda!

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Lisa Hoel has been busy as well and has created this piece for the Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge.  This time around the challenge is to use the Tim Holtz framelits which include both the stamps and diecuts together.

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Lastly for today, Pam Hooten is getting ready for Halloween which before we know it will be on our doorstep.  I love this piece Pam, so fun!  Our monthly challenge is Everything goes and this certainly is perfect!  Make sure you get your submissions in before the end of the month HERE, its not too late!  Have a great weekend and hopefully you take time to be creative! h

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