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Inspired Stamp Challenge Week

Happy Monday!

A few weeks ago, I did a same-stamp challenge with my dear, talented friend Joy Taylor. We had just been talking and feeling inspired by each other, so I had the idea to do the week of fun. And we loved it! So, I decided to do this more often.

So, I am excited to start a same-stamp challenge week with another person I admire so much – Jill Foster. But we are going to add another element to the challenge. We are going to not only both use the same stamp, but also use the same source of inspiration. Fun, huh?

The reason we decided to add the inspiration element is because Jill's incredible blog is based on the "inspired by" idea. Each week she picks an fellow cardmaker. Each day she picks a card that cardmaker made and shows a card she created inspired by it. Love this concept.

So, let's get started.

Here is the stamp we decided to use for Day 1, along with an inspiration card I picked of Jill's…

And here is my card. To be honest? I hate it. Ha. I wanted warm, fall colors, but it looks just awful. Ha. But it is what it is, so here it is. (Like that line?) I am not picky about what I create. ๐Ÿ™‚ Jill's inspiration card is a masterpiece – I wish I would have done it justice! Anyway, here it is…

092010 JF Day 1 JenMcGuire

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Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (flower, greeting, background), card, paper and accents; Twinkling H2Os (for all coloring); Versafine Black (for embossing flower); Clear Embossing Powder; Basic Grey Paper

Lots going on on this card. Everything was done with Twinkling H2Os – the painted circle, flower and stamped background. THIS background stamp is so good for inked backgrounds…

And THIS is still my favorite greeting stamp set of all time. Period.

Be sure to check out Jill's take on this stamp and inspiration HERE. She is amazing – I am sure it will be wonderful.

BTW… to all you amazing gals I saw this past weekend at Scrapfest – THANK YOU. You were all so fun, wonderful, warm and encouraging. My favorite part was having dinner with lots of Hero Arts Flickr girls – so fun. Love to you all. If any of you have pics, please email me. I did see this one from my new friend Barb and stole it from her blog. It totally captures Shari and I. Love my silly Shari…


Happy day to you.