Yesterday’s Inspirational challenge was a tough one for me.Β  I don’t know why. I am not sure if I like waht I came up with either.


Our inspiration piece was this floral dress. I jotted down that I wanted to use a diagonal line (collar), scallops (end of sleeve) and this color combo:

Sage Shadow, Blue Bayou, Close to Cocoa and Pretty in pink.

I dug through my designer paper stash and found a strip of the Close to Cocoa polka dotted paper from the retired Love Me Designer paper. I knew I had to use that. I also knew I wanted to use Priceless again, to showcase how versatile it is. You can make fun cards, sympathy cards and even baby cards with it.


The card is a 4 1/2″ square. I will keep my post short, because I haven’t stamped at all today. My internet went down yesterday at noon and stayed down until this morning. I had a lot of catching up to do work wise. Now I need to work on my Featured Stamper card. I can’t break my challenge streak. I think I am at 23 challenges in a row! So let me just give you the recipe today.

Stamps: Priceless, Short & Sweet

Inks: Blue Bayou, Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow, and Close to Cocoa Ink Pads, Close to Cocoa Marker

Paper: Blue Bayou, Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink cardstock, Love me Designer Paper

Acc.: 1/2″ (to round the sentiment strip), 1 1/4″, 1 3/8″ and scallop circle punch, corner rounder, ticket corner punch, silver brads, sponges, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Glue Pen, Pink Taffeta ribbon

Β I saw that I broke the 600,000 hit mark whileΒ I was offline. I will post a Fresh & Fun Freebie either later today or tomorrow! Wow!!! The counter is going fast! Thank you all so much for checking out my blog! Makes a girl feel special! πŸ™‚


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

28 Responses to “Tough inspirational challenge”

  1. Very pretty! You did a great job with the challenge. I can’t do the inspiration challenges, lol. Love your colors!

  2. I love what you came up with! I think it’s beautiful and really is a great take on the challenge! Oh, and you ARE special! πŸ™‚

  3. Your card is wonderful Beate! I looked at that challenge and couldn’t think of one thing to do….so I skipped it this week. WTG to you for sticking through it! Lovely results!

  4. Good work with the inspiration challenge! That looks like a toughie!

  5. This turned out very pretty! I love the angle for a little something different. Great job with a tough challenge!

    Congrats on all the hits, girl!! πŸ˜‰

  6. So funny because I saw your post today and this is the dress my daughter is wearing today! Your card turned out great.

  7. I think the card turned out great Beate!! I love the diagonal – it makes the card IMHO πŸ™‚ And, congrats on the hits girl – you ARE special – *smile*


  8. It’s very cute Beate! I love all of the seemingly simple touches that make this card great.

  9. I absolutely love it. I love the colors you used and the stamps. Its just a really nice card

  10. Ah, Beate! Your card is darling just like the dress. And you SHOULD feel special. You’re always inspiring us!

  11. Adorable baby card Beate, great job on the inspiration challenge!!

  12. Wow! Great job with coming up with this. It looks wonderful.

  13. I think this card is beautiful. That priceless stamp is so beautiful…it just adds something special to all your cards. Congrats on hitting that 600,000 mark; everyone just loves your designs! Good luck with catching up on everything πŸ™‚

  14. Beautiful card Beate. Love the pretty layout and paper, Jennifer πŸ™‚

  15. Ooooh! I LOVE the angle with scallops and ribbon. So pretty.

  16. I love what you came up with. The diagonal part is what I like the best…Excellent job!

  17. That does make a great baby card. You did a great job with the challenge, your right, it was a tough one.

  18. Oh my gosh! My daughter has this same dress. She wore it last week for her first day of school and I thought these colors would make an interesting card. But I just couldn’t get it to work.

    I love the card that you put together! Very cute.


  19. Well, you certainly nailed this inspiration very well — adorable card, B — love the ribbon on a slant and that beautiful butterfly!

  20. I LOVE your card!!! Those are some great colors you came up with!!
    The dimension and glitter on the butterfly are fantastic!! TFS.

  21. WOW, Beate..this is gorgeous!

  22. WOW, what a great baby card and I love that it’s not typical baby colors. This is beautiful!!!!

  23. you sure make “tough” look good!

  24. This card is awesome! I thought I hated sage shadow:)! Great layout too!

  25. I love the card that you did for this challenge — I wouldn’t have seen that in the pattern, but you were able to pull that out. Beautiful card! jeannie

  26. These challenges are so hard for me…but you make them look so easy. You’re an inspiration! πŸ˜‰ Congrats on the hits! I feel like I’ve missed so much in just a few days. ha ha!

  27. I think this turned out fabulous!!! You have such great ideas! πŸ™‚

  28. The dress is a creative and give you an idea to make chart for the color. It is so beautiful. I love it. You are very talent.

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