Wednesday, 1 August 2012

OLW99 - Pure Inspiration



Did you see the news at Susan's blog (Simplicity) this morning? I'm now a part of the OLW team, along with another new member, Karen Dunbrook! I'm so excited - my first challenge will be on August 29. But in the meantime, I'll be playing along with the other hostesses' challenge, as usual. You know OLW is one of my favourite challenges and I'm so happy to be part of the team!

I've done a lot of challenges this week, and there's more to come. Even though it's a lot of fun, sometimes that leaves me feeling a little, well, over-challenged. When I feel like that, you know that I like to turn to Pinterest for inspiration and stamp something just for fun.

Obviously, Susan also understands that, because today, our challenge isn't a challenge at all (at least for me!) - we have to look at her Pinterest board (Pure Inspiration) and make a card from one of the images there. I chose this one:

Card design inspiration.

I used a Papertrey stamp and The Stamps of Life sentiment, with Lucky Limeade, River Rock, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze inks.

27 comments:

Susie said...

Congrats to you! Love OLW even though my participation is sporadic. Love your card.

Benzi said...

Congrats on being a new OLW team member. It is just where you need to be with your awesome CAS cards.
Love this one!

Susan Raihala said...

WOW! This is amazing, Ardyth! LOVE the colors and that stamp is perfect! I also love the repetition and placement of the sentiment.

Welcome aboard!

Craftilicious said...

You'll be a perfect hostess for OLW - I must try to join in more.....

Deborah Frings said...

Congratulations - as a Queen of OLCs - this is a perfect fit! Love this card too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Ardyth! I love that you are spreading around your love of, and talent for, CAS! The more crafters out there who get to know you and be are inspired by you, the better for everyone!! It's a joy to have your fabulous talented recognized and acknowledged by Susan!

shirley-bee said...

Congratulations, Ardyth! Fits perfectly with your style, as evidenced by this lovely CAS card.

Deanna said...

Congratulations Ardyth!This is just perfect for your I Love your CAS cards!

Vicki Dutcher said...

FABULOUS for both your card and making the Team! [Susan knows what she is doing!] :)
I think I oopsed the challenge - I used my own inspiration. Shoot! Oh well - I had fun anyway~

Judy1223 said...

Congratulations...I love Susan's clean and simple style and I can totally see why she asked you to join her! I love the card you made based on that inspiration piece...perfect!

Loll Thompson said...

Congrats, Ardyth ... on becoming one of the newest members of the OLW design team. Your one-layer cards are amazing and the honor is well deserved!

Love your card from the inspiration photo. So clean and graphical!!

Karen said...

I LOVE your card Ardyth...I am so excited for our new venture...
You are going to be a hard act to follow for sure!!
hugs,
K

Lynn said...

One word LOVE! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!

Michelle said...

Ardyth, my jaw dropped when I saw your card! Seems silly to have such a response to such a simple card, but it is such a clever use of the BB:Circles stamp! Wow! And the colour combo is delicious!

Congratulations on joining the OLW team! You're the perfect choice!

Brandi said...

Oh my goodness! You make the best clean and simple cards ever! Another stunner!

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop!!! Big huge congrats to you, Ardyth! What a perfect DT for you! Loving todays card and am always in awe of how you find inspiration everywhere. :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Huge congrats to you Ardyth, you will be such a great addition to the team! Love this card, so fun.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, love the colour combo and its simplicity.
luv
Debby

Anonymous said...

I'd say congrats too, except I envision you writing around 200 Comments every week.....eeks that's alot of writing.

Your card above is another Stunner, a tic-tac-toe board, actually. HmmmmI'll be Casing that tomorrow, thank you very much, turning it into a Christmas card, I hope.

Thanks for inspiration.

Bahb

Heather T said...

I love this little arrangement of colours and shapes and I love the fact you're on the team now.
YAY!

Susan said...

Big Congrats to you Ardyth! Your cards and talent will be a perfect fit for the OLW challenges! All I can say is...you are going to be a BUSY lady!!!

Love the colors in this and it's a perfect take on the inspiration photo!

Lisa Lara said...

Love how you used the dots.

Carole said...

Simple sophisticated design. Congratulations on the new adventure. You're so gracious with all the comments you leave I hope you're not overwhelmed.

Jenny said...

The perfect DT for you Ardyth... congrats and your card is just brilliant too :0)
Jenny x

Kelly Griglione said...

Hey, congrats, I hadn't heard! You so deserve to be designing for them! Can't wait to see what you come up with!! Yay : )

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

What great news. (Fab card too; that was the picture that caught my eye, but I never figured out what to do with it...) How on earth are you going to fit everything in? Well done Ardyth. Jenny

Kathyk said...

Well done on the DT slot - your card is fantastic

Kathyk