Saturday, May 9, 2009

My Time to Inspire Challenge

Hi all! What a crazy week it was for me with the PMS sneaks, the blog hop, and the release party! I crashed on my couch last night after dinner and it felt so good to do that! So today I have a card for the My Time Challenges on Lauren Meader's blog. This is the first of one of her new weekly challenges...My Time to Inspire. I LOVE inspiration challenges, and was so glad she added this as one of her weekly challenges. This is what she chose for the inspiration piece.

I think Lauren likes purple, which is why she chose this dress! It's such a sweet little dress, too! I can picture a little toddler running around barefoot in it! So cute! Well, here is a collage of what the girls on the DT did with it.

Hmmm....I can't wait to visit everyone's blogs to see the full cards! I'm just as intrigued as you! Well here is mine and it has a story behind it, so make sure you read on.You can see that I really used all aspects of the dress in my card! Sometimes I like to replicate the inspiration piece, and sometimes I just take something from it like the colors, shape or feel of it. I wanted to use the colors, so I went to my PTI Black and White Basics dp and accidentally stumbled upon this paper. It totally matched the pattern in the dress, except it didn't have any color, so I colored it with my copic markers! Voila! It matched the dress! That was a lucky find! I also used the black satin ribbon and the crystals which I picked up from the dress. The blossom nesties were inevitable as they matched the flowers in the dp.

Now for the image. This is a very special image Paper Makeup Stamps (Katie Cotton) created as a charitable digi stamp called A Fairy for Kayleigh. All the proceeds will go to a sweet little baby named Kayleigh and her family to help with Kayleigh's struggle for life. You can read about little Kayleigh and her family here. It's such a heart-wrenching story, and I know you'll be teary-eyed reading about it. I know I was. If you want to help this family, you can do so by donating directly on their blog, or if you like this image, you can purchase it here at PMS and know that 100% of the proceeds will go to this family. It's such a beautiful image, and it took my breath away when I first saw it! I had to make this a Mother's Day card for my mom, but it could be used for a baby shower, to welcome a new baby, or even a congratulations on a new pregnancy. So many uses for it, and it's for a great cause!

I hope you enjoyed today's post and I can't wait to see what you create with this challenge. If you do play, please link your card to Mr. Linky on Lauren's blog. And if you post to SCS or another forum, please use the code MTTI01 so we can find it! Now if you want to see the cards the DT has made, stop by their blogs and leave some love! We'll be around to your blogs leaving some too! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping!

Lauren (she'll have her's posted later today)

Stamps: A Fairy for Kaleigh digi stamp (PMS); All Holidays (SU)

Paper: Neenah white, lavendar lace, black, sahara sand, Black & White Basics dp (PTI)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copic markers:E-00, 02; BV00, 02; R32;, Y21; YR23; W-1
Accessories: Black satin ribbon, blossom nesties, tag die, crystals, star dust stickles, corner rounder, dimensionals


Unknown said...

Lisa this is truly beautiful...that image...WOW - I'll be adding it to my collection :) And I like how you colored in the dp too! way to go!

AKiteFlier said...

Absolutely stunning card - I have to check out the digi stamp. Thanks for sharing the deets on that. Great job with the challenge! Hugs n smiles.

Jen Tapler said...

Oh wow! That paper is PERFECT!!! And of course your coloring is superb as always!! Love this!

Cheryl said...

You work really well under pressure becuase ALL your cards this week have been fabulous!!!
Your work is amazing!!
I love this image and your take on the whole inspiration piece!

Alicia Weiman said...

This card is beautiful, I love it! The patterned paper and your main image are just perfect!

Maria said...

Beautiful job! I love that image!

Katie Cotton said...

This is just gorgeous hun!

Kim said...

Oh Lisa, that is really beautiful!

Dawn Easton said...

Get out girl! This card is gorgeous and you couldn't have found a better DP to go with this dress...seriously! Love that you coloured some of the flowers with a copic...brilliant! Your image is too sweet!

Kristin Eberline said...

OMG! Your card is absolutely STUNNING! I LOVE the end result :O) I'll be buying the digi stamp in a little while...thanks for sharing the story about sad :(

Lisa Brown said...

Beautiful card and image! Went straight to PMS and purchased it!

Tamara said...

This is fabulous. The paper matches the inspiration piece perfectly. The digi stamp is adorable, and is for such a great cause. I will have to go check it out.

Cat said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors and presentation!

dawnmercedes said...

so lovely!

Lisa Nagata said...

Awesome card.The paper that you have used fit so well. Love the image you have used as well.

Tina said...

Oh my gosh lady, this is gorgeous!

Handmade by Odette said...

Lisa, this is the sweetest card ever!! It describes perfectly the look of a mother when having her/his little one in her arms!!

DoxieGirl said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the decorative paper and how you really tried to emulate the inspiration piece!

Dana Gustafson said...

Lisa a truly beautiful and touching image and story. Your card is a wonderful tribute to Kayleigh and motherhood.

MacKenzie said...

Wow! That patterned paper looks like it was designed for this challenge! Nice job Lisa.

Terri Trotter Earley said...

I used the same dsp, LOL! Super job on the card. Great job with the inspiration challenge.

It’s a good life!
Terri E.


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