Monday, July 16, 2012

Everday Inspiration - Day 1

This week we are going to be filling your world with so much inspiration it will blow your mind. The Design Team gals have been challenged to find some everyday item and use it for inspiration to create a layout, card or other type of project. And wow!!! Their projects are amazing!!!!

Let's take a look at what they've been working on.


For my everyday inspiration, I selected the children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Currently it's a big favorite of the little guy who is 3. In looking at the cover, I saw our i-Top 2.0 and brad daddies come to life with a variety of cool paper colors.

The yellow Makin' Waves paper was used and I stamped the center of the Sun Snag' Em Stamp on it. A 28mm i-Top punch was used to punch the shape. Next, I used my d-Stress tool to give the edges a bit of wear and texture. I used a circle die to give my sun the relief area so I could feature the "HI" letters in my alphabet strip.

Every caterpillar needs a set of antennae and to create mine, I use one of my favorite tools, the Fabric Petal Roller. Simply use this tool with either florist wire or fine gauge jewelry wire and creating antennae for your butterflies or creatures is a breeze! I finished off Mr. Caterpillar with the Silver Tear gems.

What have you seen today that inspires you? Sometimes the simplest things can trigger inspiration!

Makin' Waves Paper, Imaginisce
Geek is Chic Paper, Imaginisce
Hello Cupcake Paper, Imaginisce
Sun Snag' Em Stamp - Makin' Waves, Imaginisce
i-Top 2.0
i-Top Brad Daddies: 34mm (1), 28mm (2), 22mm (3), 16mm (1)
i-Top Punches: 34mm, 28mm, 22mm, 16mm
Fabric Petal Roller, Imaginisce
Glam Rocks - Silver Tears
Glam Rocks - Black
Cardstock - Bazzill
Olive Branch Die - Cheery Lynn Designs
Fence Die - Cheery Lynn Designs
Squiggle Die - MFT
Circle Die - Spellbinders
Vagabond - Sizzix
Black Ink - Memento
Other: Jewelry Wire, Wire Snips, Googley Eyes, Sewing Machine, Thread

I found my inspiration from a photo frame that hangs on a wall in my scrapbook room. Pictures of my 3 children and the basic frame design really captured my creativity.

I used the basic rectangle design of the frame and repeated it in white cardstock on my layout. I used the CutBright rotary cutter, mat and ruler to cut out the two 'windows' on the cardstock.

I designed the words "sibling smiles" in the Cricut Craft Room and cut it out on my Cricut Expressions 2.
I continued the heart theme by cutting out a larger heart shape from red patterned paper (Bon Voyage collection) and surrounded the edges with white Glam Rocks.

I added a few more Glam Rocks on the white frame and used my i-top 2.0 tool to make some medium sized brads for the center of 2 of my flowers.

Supplies: Imaginisce (Bon Voyage collection: papers and sitckers; fabric flowers; i-Top 2.0 tool, med. brad daddies, i-rock tool & Glam Rocks (white)); Other - Core'dinations Colorcore Cardstock, Cricut Expressions 2 machine

My layout was inspired by a logo I saw. It's so colorful, which I love! :)

I used papers from the Makin' Waves collection for all the stars, and I misted the background with Glimmer Mist.

Then I misted some scrap paper and used it to make the I-Top brads, and added I-Rock gems for even more bling!

Supplies: Imaginisce (Makin' Waves patterned papers, Berrylicious patterned paper, i-Top 2.0 tool,i-Top brads (22mm and 16mm), i-rock tool, i-rock Rhinestuds , i-rock Glitter Hot Rocks , i-rock Jewels, i-rock Bracket & Border Stencil Set jewels, i-rock Swirl Stencil set jewels , Other: Glimmer Mist


Why not take a look around you and really look at things in a creative way. What inspires you? Is it nature? Is it the plaid pattern on a new shirt? Is it a pair of earrings?
Whatever it is use it as inspiration for your next project.

What did you think of today's projects?


Anita Braddock said...

All the projects are Beautiful. love the Details and the love put into them. thanks for sharing. what Inspires me is Colors and and Love and family and what can i make that will make a day the best for someone.

Kim said...

Fabulous Projects!! Thanks for sharing!

PamSpradlin said...

These are fabulous projects...thanks for the ideas on finding inspiration.

Beth Hallgren said...

Amazing projects! I never think to look for inspiration in the things around me, something I need to try :)

Court said...

ladies!!! You totally ROCKED today's Everyday Inspiration! GORGEOUS projects!!!

Kerys said...

OMGosh! These projects are just ADORABLE! I love how Rhonda use the brads to make the caterpillar, Cari is SO clever to design the title word and Tiffany I just love the star circle and misting! Thank you so much for the inspiration :-) x

Diana Fisher said...

Amazing work ladies!!! Love them all!

Dorina D said...

What fun and great layouts and cards today. can't wait to go play now.

Adora Concepcion said...

WOW!!!! gorgeous work ladies!!!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Amazing projects ladies!! Wow!

Bhane said...

Amazing projects! Great work ladies!

Pink Heather said...

All gorgeous. I especially love Tiffany's

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Wonderful projects. My inspiration comes from other designers and my family

sharon g said...

The very hungry caterpillar is tooooo cute! Such a great idea.

Jodi said...

Fabulous creations, Ladies!!! That caterpillar is such a creative idea!!!! LOVE him!!!

chignon said...

It is so enjoyable to see the design teams creative ideas, it always inspires me to try new things with my layouts.

Alwayscharlie said...

Those projects were all awes!ome


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