February 28, 2009

Etsy Inspired Blog HOP

It's the Etsy Inspired blog hop today!

What is Etsy Inspired? It's a great weekly inspiration challenge put on to showcase the amazing talent that Etsy artists have. We get to make something inspired by a different Etsy Shop each week. There's always a great prize to be won, and some really great things to be inspired by. Each Saturday morning a new shop is posted, along with some samples done by the design team. All you have to do, is take a look around the Etsy shop, find something that inspires you, and CREATE! It's fun and very rewarding.

ASHLEY, the our main girl!, has decided that we should have a blog hop to encourage more participation. She got SOOO many different companies to donate a prize to different people for participating. If you're just getting started, be sure you start at the beginning at Tiff's blog.

Here's the schedule for the day:
(times are Pacific)

9am Tiff

10am Lee
11am Lindsay
12pm Jackie
1pm Sara
2pm Joy
3pm Kerry
4pm Shannon
5pm Heather
6pm Ashley

The wonderful company sponsoring on my blog today is Paper MakeUp Stamps. Katie Cotton is the owner, and she's absolutely FABULOUS! I love this girl! Her stamps are fun and very creative. She's offering this great prize pack for a lucky winner that participates with my challenge.

So here's the challenge, it's quite simple. Make a card using only plain paper or cardstock. NO PATTERNED OR DESIGNER PAPER! You can add any embelishment, color, stamp, etc. you want. Pretty simple. Make your card, post it on your blog with a link to my blog, then leave me a link to your card by Tuesday, March 3rd at midnight. I'll pick a winner and post it the next day. If you upload your picture to SCS or PCP be sure to use the keyword EICLIN.

Here are the cards I made for my challenge:

And here are the cards some of the design team members made:

Bowl card by Joy
Floral card by Shannon
Flower card by Kerry

Little Red Riding Hood card by Ashley
Aren't they all wonderful? I love this design team!

Next go to Jackie's blog at noon (pacific) to see who here sponsor is, and see the great inspiration she has for you. But first! come and join us at Paper Craft Planet for some chit chat and fun!

I can't wait to see what you come up with!!! And be sure to join in with us next Saturday for the next Etsy Inspired Challenge.


Tanis said...


Maybe, just maybe......

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous cards and what sweet candy this is from Paper MakeUp.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh this is definitely a challenge for me!!! LOL I love my dp!! Okay....I'll attempt it!!! I LOVE all these amazing cards!!!!

Olde Country Creations said...

Gorgeous creations ladies!

I have not tried Paper Makeup Stamps....they look wonderful.


JennK said...

What fun this is so far!! Her eis my card http://scrappinforlife.blogspot.com/2009/02/blog-hop.html

Christi Snow said...

What a fun challenge and all of the cards here are great! I love your new header, Lindsay...I just got this stamp in...hmmm, might be a good one for this challenge... smiles!

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

I had fun making a card. I combo'd this challenge with Kerry's since obviously it would be silly for me to enter it in yours to win, but i still wanted to show ya!


Kimberly said...

Here's what my 4-year-old and I made:



Heather said...

Hi Lindsy,

I love your challenge!!! Not using patterned paper is usually a real non challenge for me because I love to use lots of card stock, but I love what people did for your challenge and I hope you had a great turn out and fun yesterday!!!! I really look forward to seeing you around and getting to know you better on the Etsy DT!!!


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StampinCathy said...

Love your banner. Here is my take for the challenge.

Maria Matter said...

That was fun!
Here's my take!
Happy Easter
Blessings, Maria

Crafty Cath said...

Hi Lindsay. I found my way to your blog from Paper Makeup. I have been following Katie's blog for the past five months and love her coloring ability and her new stamp line. I thought I would try your challenge. It was fun and although the colors in the photo don't show as vibrant as they really are - this card is for my sissy and I know she's gonna love it. Thanks for the challenge! PS Love your banner and the music - I could play this all day!

Here's my card:

Cathy Groden

Heather said...

I won't have a chance to post this on my blog until later in the week but I did put it in my SCS gallery. Fun challenge! You can see my card here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1259266?cat=500&ppuser=55798

Gwen said...

Here is my card for the plain paper challenge:

bolha said...

Love all the cards. I made an easter one. Thanks for looking.
x Natasha x

MarikaGabez said...

My EtsyInspired card is Here

Noemi said...

Love your example! Here is mine :-)

Misti said...

Great challenge. Here's my card:

Tanis said...

Guess what I did?


Olde Country Creations said...

I'm back. :)

HERE is my card.

Have a super night!


wendyp said...

fun challenge!!! http://www.papercraftplanet.com/photo/teachers-1?context=user

FibreJunky said...

A challenge I can handle!
My card is here. It's also in my SCS gallery.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

You rock and I loved your challenge. It turned out being one of my fav cards...