Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A New Challenge At The Paper Shelter - Inspired By!

Welcome back!  I haven't posted a card for a few days and, wow, has it felt strange.  But, I'm back today to announce the new challenge at The Paper Shelter and it's a good one.  This week, the DT is asking you to pay homage to a special creation that may have caught your eye from one of your fellow card makers.  Maybe it was the fabulous color palette, the clever layout, or the stunning use of embellishments; whatever the case may be, it speaks to you on some level, so why not create a card inspired by it.

My inspiration card was created by one of my favorite card makers out in Blogland,  Jami Bova a.k.a. Sgt. Stamper.  Jami's cards are always wonderful.  She certainly knows her way around a Copic Marker and she has a fun, whimsical style, that incorporates elegance and sophistication all at the same time.  Sounds like an impossible combination?  Not for Jami.  One peek at her blog and you'll see what I mean.  The card that caught my eye was this darling number she posted a while back.  I love the mostly white design for it's uber clean lines and the way it makes the brightly colored image sing against it's pristine backdrop.  Lovely, lovely, lovely!  Thank you, Jami, for sharing your talents and inspiring us daily with your wonderful work!

Now, it's YOUR turn!  Show us your inspired creations and be sure to post a link to the card that gets your artistic juices flowing within your post.  We can't wait to see what you come up with!  If you use a Paper Shelter image in your creation you might be randomly selected to win a $15.00 gift certificate to The Paper Shelter's Shop.  These digis are exquisitely designed and the images are so much fun you'll have a hard time narrowing your choices down, but $15.00 buys a lot in this shop, so if you win, you are certain to have a good time ;D

Please stop by The Paper Shelter Blog and check out the DT's amazing creations.  Who knows, maybe one of their cards will be your inspiration piece :D 

I'm hoping to pop back in tomorrow with something a bit different for me.  Cross your fingers ;D  In the meantime, stay crafty!


  1. o he is cute, what a great card sheryl.
    beautiful coloring.

    greetings karin

  2. This is gorgeous!!!
    Have a nice day, Celia.

  3. Hi Cheryl that is such a sweet image and the way youve used it is beautiful, love the simplicity of the card. With hugs Shirleyxxx

  4. A gorgeous card! Love those colors you used........And the image is so cute......


  5. Cheryl - this is adorable beyond words! I knew exactly which card you were talking about without even clicking the link too... but I like yours better! You are the Copic Queen if you ask me...your coloring is off the charts! Thanks so much for the kind words sweetie. You are such an inspiration to me! :) {hugs}

  6. LOve the pristine white base on this pretty card...really makes this adorable image pop!! Beautiful work on this one!!
    Hugs, Mom

  7. Love your card this week the bright colour against the white backdrop!

    Take care
    San x

  8. Cheryl he is sooooooooo cute. I love it. Your details are so pretty.

  9. I wisht I could color like you, It is perfect.

  10. I love Jami's stuff too! Your card is AWESOME. Wonderful white and fab coloring as usual.

  11. O wow this is such a cutie Cheryl, fantastic colouring and gorgeous embossing. Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs xxx

  12. what a great card, love just the white background then then beautifully coloured image x


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