Thursday, January 17, 2013

Inspired By A Pillow

Hi everyone!  It's been AGES since I did an "Inspired By..." post, where I make a card based upon something I see (stuff in magazines/circulars, signs along the road, clothing, etc.).  I thoroughly enjoy this sort of  "self-challenge" and haven't made enough time for it.

At Christmas, I received a catalog from Red Envelope.  I saw this pillow in it and thought it would make an AWESOME card:


Last night I made this as a Valentine for my hubby:


Just lots of punching and one embossed sentiment, from the set Fancy Sentiments by Inspired By Stamping.  Super simple, but big impact, don't you think?

I'm entering here:
  • Addicted To CAS - embossing (any type)
  • Little Red Wagon - Get Into Shape - repeat a shape (mine are the punched flowers and hearts)
  • Word Art Wednesday - anything goes (ya gotta love a challenge where anything is accepted, but more than that, I love the extra-warm reception I always get from the ladies at WAW)


As promised, here are a few pictures of my daughter the night of her high school's recent Winter Ball.




The dress and necklace both came from Forever 21, which is a god-send to parents who need to watch their wallets.  Great fashion at very affordable prices.  ;-)

Thank you all SO much for the great, big cyber-hugs you've sent my way.  They really do help!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Fancy Sentiments - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler - SU
Ink: Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Heart to Heart, Boho Blossom, Extra Large Bird punches - SU

26 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and the bird!! And your daughter looks gorgeous in her dress!! I love her hair!!!

Lisa said...

Awww what a sweet Valentine for your hubby! You daughter looks gorgeous in her "inexpensive" dress, love her hair and sassy little pose! I remember buying a shirt for our son that he just HAD to have at a pretty penny. Wore it twice ugh...mom learned her lesson that time!

~amy~ said...

Such a wonderful card...your daugher is soo pretty!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

What a beautiful CAS card. It says so much with so little.
I love the colors, the bird and small flowers.
Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson
The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

Tammy said...

Great take on the inspiration pillow! Love the CAS graphic style.
Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!

Joanna M said...

Gorgeous CAS card Colleen. Just put it up on FB! Love it! Your daughter is beautiful! Hugs, Joanna

LeAnne said...

Beautiful daughter! Oh and the card is beautiful too. Never heard of Red Envelope. Now thanks to you I am $50 poorer!!! THere goes my Christmas money!!!

Bonnie said...

Haley is just beautiful! I hope she had a good time. Love the Valentine! That pillow is wonderful inspiration!

Sindhu said...

Colleen..your card is so good. I love the way you used the punches and the bird is so pretty. I love all your CAS cards!
Also, you have a very beautiful daughter. :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's a beautiful and very elegant card. Thanks for sharing it at WAW. Blessings!

Karen Letchworth said...

What a very special blog post. THanks for letting us share this special memory with you, and for joining us this week's challenge.
Blessings,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of that insp. piece!! Love your take on it. Great to see the pics of the dress too - such a pretty girl :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful inspired card mf -- beautiful daughter too! TFS~

Leslie Miller said...

Very sweet card. Simple and inspired. I do love your "inspired by" posts. Your daughter looks beautiful. You were right about the dress. Demure, but very feminine. She looks like a nice girl, and certainly very pretty!

Benzi said...

What a wonderful card from your inspiration. I wanted to get over and play at Little Red Wagon this week. *Sigh*..don't know if I'll make it.

Oh, your daughter is beautiful on her special night. I love that necklace, as well as the dress. What a fun time in her life. Great photos, Colleen. So glad you shared.

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, goody! An "inspired by" post! It certainly doesn't disappoint. Your card interpretation of that sweet pillow is delightful! Yes, big impact for sure!

Your daughter's photos are stunning! Great dress choice and beautiful jewelry. Looks like she had a lots of fun!

Karen Bourke said...

Great card Colleen and fab inspiration for it. Love the pics of your daughter as well. Thanks for joining in the fun at A2CAS this week.

Karen x

Carole said...

Colleen your daughter is oh so lovely, enchanting with the side glance, the shirt lifted and the bashful turn of her ankle, I hope she enjoyed her beauty and the evening. Your card is elegant and classy with a pop. Be well my friend. Hugs Carole

Sue Lelli said...

Your card is so PRETTY but your daughter steals the show on this post! She is just GORGEOUS! THX for sharing!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet Valentine - and oh so sweet daughter! She is beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card and daughter! Love that pillow too...

Stella said...

Well proud mum your daughter looks stunning in her dress. She's gorgeous And so is your card; fab inspiration of that beautiful pillow.
Take care..
XXX

Patrice said...

Terrific valentine card! Thanks for joining the challenge fun at ATCAS this fortnight.

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card! Your daughter is so pretty and thanks for sharing some pics! Hope she had a great time:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Linda R said...

What a fun challenge. And I have to say you rocked it. I LOVE the inspiration photo and your card.

Your Daughter is so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your photos with us.

Hugs~

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great take on your inspiration pic, and your daughter looks absolutely beautiful and ever so happy! Hope she had a memorable night!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...