Where inspiration comes from

I am inspired daily by different things. Sometimes it's a challenge or card I've come across while blog hopping, other times it's a color combination that I've seen in a store display. I've been inspired by magazines, photographs & nature. Inspiration is all around us.

Sometimes I feel like I create cards that are similar, in color palette's, style or layouts. When I scroll through my blog and see a lot of the same, that's when I search from something new. And, that is where my card today comes from! I thought it would be fun to share my thought process of coming up with ideas for my cards.

I was watching a video on StampNation about making your own colored embossing powder (I had no idea you could do that), and Catherine uses the color combo you see on my card above. I just loved it: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede & Crumb Cake. Her card sample also uses a ton of sponging!! I was inspired...I filed this idea away and knew I'd be using it soon. The next time I logged into StampNation Catherine had posted one of her Go-to Layouts & ding, the proverbial lightbulb went off and ah-ha, I knew exactly what I would create.

Where does your inspiration come from? If you are looking for inspiration, may I suggest joining StampNation? At StampNation you will find a wealth of information, ideas and motivation in a community designed exclusively for passionate papercrafters world-wide! For more info on membership click here. If you decide to sign up, please email me to let me know. I hope to see you there.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Strength & Hope, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Soft Suade
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Rose Red Seam Binding, Sponges, Basic Rhinestones


ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Mo - I absolutely LOVE this card! Every one you make I seem to enjoy more and more!!

It's been fun to learn how to create more CAS cards and I really love your wonderful inspiration!!

:) Hugs,

Amy said...

This is stunning Mo! I truly love this color combo and have been playing with pretty in pink and rose red and crumb cake ALOT lately and you have done it perfectly!

Claudia said...

WOW!!!! This is stunning.
Love it Maureen!!!!

Unknown said...

Mo, this is a beautiful card! Love the designing and your story on inspirations. I get many of mine from blog hopping and challenges! Hugz, Colleen

Sandi said...

This card is so soft and pretty! I just love the ribbon you used to.

Catherine Pooler said...

Gorgeous card, Mo! So glad StampNation inspires you!