This weeks challenge is to show you our source of inspiration and what inspires us.  I was tempted to just post a picture of these three and wax eloquant on how they’ve inspired me to acheive new heights but that’s way to gushy for me.  I could also tell you that they "inspire" me to run screaming down the hall yelling, "Where’s the Tylenol", but I don’t think that was what was meant by this challenge.  So here’s the picture of my darlings and yes, they "inspire" me but I’ll show you my stamping inspiration as well.


I guess that I often use clothing and other’s cards as my main sources.  I will tell you that I’ve sunk to new depths.  I was shopping at Gymboree not long ago and I saw the most adorable outfit.  I desperately wanted to purchase it for the stamping potential alone.  How, oh how can I rationalize this purchase, even if it’s on sale!  It’s September and it’s adorable little summer skirt.  So not going to work for this season.. but if I buy it in a 2T it should do a double shot..wearable and stamp lift-able.  So heres the skirt and the card.  I want to use the pattern next time but for this I used it for a color combo..Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Cameo Coral and River Rock and So Saffron.  This was way more colors than I usually use, so that was fun.


  • stamps:  True Friend, Amazing to Zany
  • Inks:  Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Cameo Coral River Rock and So Saffron
  • CS:  Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Cameo Coral, River Rock and So Saffron
  • Misc:  Tuxedo Ribbon

Now, sample two.  Figured I’d load you up on samples as I missed a couple of weeks of challenges.  This was a card that my downline Michelle Neuendorf sent to me a bit ago.  Very very cute.  Here’s my variation and it’s one of the cards that we’ll be doing at the Vernon Park and Rec Christmas Class.

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  • Stamps:  Baroque Motifs, Hostess Party Punch
  • Inks:  River Rock, Elegant Eggplant
  • CS:  Elegant Eggplant, Ivory
  • Misc:  River Rock Ribbon, Designer Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

So go and sign up for the classes and then check out my stamping challenge sisters in crime!