Monday, April 8, 2013

Inspiration in the Strangest Places....

Happy Tuesday! Lets start with the winner from the 100 Proof Press & Genuinely Jane Studios Blog Hop... Kathleen White! Please email me your address so we can send you your prize!
On Sunday I was working out at the gym with some friends, and one of them had on these tennis shoes..
...I asked, "Please send me a picture of your shoe!" lol... I know he thought I was nuts! But sometimes you are just inspired by random things... in this case, Converse Sneakers!
So... I came home and pulled out some cardstock in Black, White, Gray, & Orange... 
Did a little layering, some crinkling, and then some misting...
....and then there was some doodling...
This is what it all came together to be:
I stamped the white flowers using a large foam stamp by Donna Downy.
Here are some details:  
A little Zva Creative Bling:
I worked my journaling into the doodling on the flowers:
 Today I was looking at one of my favorite blogs, Purple Mailbox,  and she was announcing the latest Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge.. Birds & Feathers. It inspired my title, "Crazy Chicks".
Now here is a fun element...
My flowers are on a small rectangle of gray cardstock that is adhered with a brad. The last picture on this I wanted to cover because it just wasn't that great, but I didn't want to glue on to it...
So, it rotates down to reveal the picture.
Never stop looking for inspiration.. You can find it in the craziest places!
Happy Creating,


  1. I'm a big converse sneakers fan, I even have some stamps of them, so your inspiration makes perfect sense to me! :) What a fun layout, I love that zesty orange too. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! (BTW your post must include a link to our challenge if you want to be in the running for the prize!)

    1. Thank You Dan! (...I updated my post to include a link. Thanks for the heads up!)

  2. A wonderful layout! And thank you for your nice comment on my blog, those are Dylusions stamps, love them!