Monday, July 19, 2010

Use Your Stash and Inspirational Challenges Power Week

Last month we had a Power Week Challenge and so you know the drill if I tell you that LCOM Card Team brings you another Power Week.  We've got not just one, but two challenges for you. You've got the power to choose to do one, two, or a combination.  The first challenge is Use Your Stash.  Rusha challenged us to use our stash and it has to be older than 2 months...WOW...I'm sure you will find this way difficult....NOT!!!:) The second challenge is an Inspirational Challenge.  Dani challenged us to use a household object as your inspiration-the design on a Kleenex box or the colors of a blanket-you name it. You must include a photo of your inspirational piece.'s what we did with the challenges! Hope you are inspired and will feel the POWER!!!
Use Your Stash Challenge...
Everything on this card is at least a year old. (and the letters are at least 6 months) Isn't it just beautiful? A little glimmer mist, a mask and some pearls glamming up her card.  WOW!!!


Emily chose to make a tag card.  She says that she loved using her older stuff  because it really had her digging through her stash and it was so much fun!!! Love the vintage feel of this with the newspaper like pattern paper and the hardware.  Then she makes it really pop with the white flower and the red felt bird.

Inspirational Challenge...

These are Corinne's favorite couch pillows.
She used similar colors and was inspired by the pillows' designs. Aren't those animals just adorable?Such a cute card!!!

Inspirational Challenge and Use Your Stash Challenge:

This is a print in her dining room which she has always loved.

Those papers are really old. She hasn't used the tulle of this color in a couple of months and those brads are a few years old.  You can see similarities in the print and the card...colors, flowers.  I just love the way Anita made the flowers from the strips of papers to make her flowers 3D.  I love the subtleness of the colors in this card!
Dani got these cute little hanging baskets at Target's $1 spot awhile ago. Don't you just love the bright colors and the flower pattern!!
The stamp set that is about 6 months old, so she was able to play in the use your stash challenge too!! Look how it mimics the buckets from Target!!! I love the stitched bowed ribbon tied around the card and look how perfect she has the glitter around the many thanks greeting card.  Such a summery card!!!
Melissa's inspiration was the colors in her shower curtain.
These basic grey papers are wisteria, and have had them longer than 2 months. The flower was from Tink's crop at KVHS. The rubon is something she hashad since she started scrapbooking.  I just love the 3D flower and the gold leaves on the card.  Absolutely stunning!

Rusha's inspiration came from this photo hanging on her wall in her livingroom.

She says that the little boy in the card reminds her of her son, Aiden. His favorite colour is purple - so that is why there is so much purple on the card. She used some paper that she has had lying around for over a year, some cardstock that she has had for at least two years, and a digital stamp that she bought several months ago but has never used.  Such a sweet, endearing card!!!
Sandi's inspiration was the quilt that her Mom made her by hand that stays on her bed.
She used the Marrakesh basic grey to mimic the quilt squares and the wide ribbon to mimic the fabric and add dimension.  These are all things that she has had in her stash for at least a year.  I love how she grunged this card up to give it a little personality.

Now it's your turn - let's see your cards where you are using your stash or using an inspiration to create a card(or both). Get your card posted here by Saturday July 24th at 8PM EST. Then winners will be posted here on Sunday the 25th. And because this week we are all about giving you the power to choose, if you win - you get your choice of prize! You can opt for the Prize Pack (shown below) or you can opt for a Guest DT spot with the card team for the week of August 2nd. Please indicate either PP or GDT after your name in the link. We can't wait to see what you create!
This week's Prize Pack - Henry's Brilliance 6X6 paper pad and stamps.


CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow this is another great challenge. I am gonna try to do this one I promise! With all of this hot weather it is hard to create but with a prize like this and all of the inspiratoin from the Card Design Team how can you not play along! Thanks LCOM!

Jerusha said...

Amazing cards!!! WOooo hooo!!

RiNNE said...

Wow, what great prizes! Hope to see lots of entries! Another set of wonderful creations, fellow DT!

Sherri Thompson said...

I love that you are offering a GDT opportunity! What a fun contest. So glad I got a chance to play along this week! :)

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE the DT samples ... all so beautiful! Thanks for a fun challenge, Ladies!