Inspiration Friday

June 22nd, 2007

Woo Hoo!!  I am so excited to be an eclectic Paperie Friend and have my blog featured this week in the eP Expose:)  Joy and Daisy truly are friends and I am so blessed to know them and get to hang out with them.  I am very excited by the success of their venture in feeding our creativity.  If you are not on the e-mail list, you can go to their site and sign up for their weekly newsletter.

I am also super excited to share the card I have today.  I actually made it last week, but had not had a chance to photograph it.  Do you ever envison something and then make it and get so excited you just smile from ear to ear?  Well that’s how I feel about this. 

I was looking at my Sola Bag from eP and felt inspired by the fabulous pattern. jami-with-soal-bag.jpg

I started pulling out cardstocks to see what would match up.  I came up with Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Barely Banana and Cool Caribbean.  I must have had the cardstock combo out on my stamp table for almost two weeks before I even sat down to play with them.  By the time I did sit down to play I knew I wanted to use Baroque Motifs.

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I also knew I wanted to make a tall card (4″ x 9.25″).  I started by stamping with Craft ink and cutting the motif squares and placing them to make the bottom portion of the card.  I used Crystal Effects between the squares to form *tile grout* and then added the little Caribbean flowers and covered them in CE.  This part was smooth sailing.  Once I got to the top portion I struggled for quite awhile trying lots of different things.  Finally I settled on this sentiment from Sincere Salutations.  It was stamped on Caribbean in Chocolate Chip and some little Caribbean flowers were added, then the piece was heat embossed with three layers of clear embossong powder.  This was then mounted on a Chocolate mega scallop circle and then onto a Wasabi giga scallop oval.  Some A Muse twinkle dot stickers, grosgrain ribbon and paper piercing are the finishing touches.  I hope you like it.  I am just doing the *happy dance* over it!  :)

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 I just love taking inspiration from fabrics and everyday things around me!  Here’s a challenge to you – find something in your home to be inspired by.  You don’t need to copy the pattern – you might just take the color combo, or the layout from a package – whatever it is – post a picture of your creation with it’s inspiration either in your SCS gallery or on your blog and come back here and give me a link in the comments section.  I’d love to see what you come up with.

By the way if you don’t have one of these bags I’m guessing you need one!  They are huge – big enough for a laptop or 12×12 album or just about anything you can think of.  The strap is nice and wide and padded.  I know some people are even using them for cool diaper and toddler bags.

Next week it will be time again for some blog candy, so be sure to check back!  If you’re not already a subscriber, I’d love to have you join by clicking the icon in my sidebar.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

My Very First BLOG CANDY!!!

April 9th, 2007

I’ve been promising Blog Candy and here it is!

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The package consists of 

  • mini back pack from Provo Craft
  • Mod Podge (4 oz) and a foam brush
  • Fun multi-colored fiber (approx 5 yds)
  • 6 medium weight white coasters
  • Prism Papers cardstock sampler – 2 sheets each of 18 colors – cut to 4″ x 8″ – perfect to make 4″ x 4″ square cards or trim down to use for layering and matting.
  • And of course chocolate – Dark Chocolate M&Ms to be exact!  :)

I have opted to forego installing a counter here at More is More, for fear that I would become too obsessed with it.  I may give in at some point, but for now I’m standing firm.  LOL!  I appreciate everyone who comes here to visit and if you’d like to help spread the word about my blog candy, please be my guest!  And don’t forget that you can opt to subscribe for e-mail updates through FeedBlitz – just click the little icon in my sidebar.

To be entered into the random drawing for this Blog Candy (btw- I really really tried to come up with a clever name for it, but nothing came to me – maybe next time), please submit a comment to this post and tell me how you found my blog and if you have visited more than once before.  Even if this is your first visit, I’m very happy to have you and certainly hope you’ll come back often!  I will accept comments until 7pm Pacific time Wednesday April 11th.  The winner will be posted sometime after that time (maybe late) that evening.

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