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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Good Morning! Today is Thursday and it is time for the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge. This week Lori sent the team members this link from Pottery Barn. I have also included the photos of the pillows here for your convenience. We were to use this photo as our inspiration for creating a card or photo. When I fist looked at the picture of the pillows, I saw sunflowers but when I looked closer, I realized they were actually dahlias. I don't have any dahlia stamps though so I decided that a sunflower would work beautifully. I used the colors from the image and just added Bitter Chocolate as my neutral color. What do you think?

I hope this card inspired you to give this challenge a try! For more inspiration and examples, visit my fellow dt sisters: Keri, Chat, Angela, Julie, and Lori to see their amazing creations!

I hope you have a chance to play along. If you do participate, please link your creation here. If you upload your creations to SCS, please use the Keyword DDIC3.
As an incentive, I am offering an Inspiration Blog Prize .
The prize will be 2 sets of designer paper from Stampin Up paper of your choice (valued at $9.95 each). To win you must make a card or project using the picture of the pillows as your inspiration and link a direct link in the comments here on my blog. (When you are doing an inspiration challenge there is no right or wrong. You can use the colors, the flower, the stripes, anything you see in the picture. It doe not have to be the same flower or the very same as the pillows. Just have fun!!)For a second chance to win, place a link to your sidebar to this inspiration blog candy. For a third chance to win post the Divine Diva Gadget found on my sidebar on your blog with this link (, and for the final chance to win, if you are inpired by what you see and want to, become a follower of my blog if you are not already. That is four chances!! You must make a card or project with the inspiration for any chances. You have one week to participate. Names will be placed in a hat and picked out by my daughter, Nicki on Friday, May 15 so all entrees should be on my blog by Thursday, May 14 at 10 pm EST. Please let me know if you have left any links to this inspiration blog candy, became a follower, or posted the Divine Diva Challenge with link to Lori's blog on your sidebar for extra chances to win. The winner will be announced on Friday, May 15. This is a fun and easy inspiration so I thought it would be fun to add a prize.
Thanks for stopping by and for leaving such wonderful comments. I so enjoy reading them!! If you have visited, please leave a comment and let me know you were here so I can return the favor. Have a great day!!!
In order for me to see your creations, please leave me a direct link here and also on Lori's blog here.


Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is just beautiful, Chris! I love the cut out sunflower and the quad panel bg. Your ribbon treatment is terrific.

Lori said...

Gorgeous card, Chris! Your cut-out sunflower is beautiful. I love your ribbon with the flower and the way you divided the background!

Cassie said...

Your card is exquisite, Chris! Love all of your details and the colors are wonderful. Very beautiful ;D

Crystal said...

WOW your sunflower is gorgeous!!!! what a beautiful card for sure!!!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Hi Chris, this is such a pretty card. I just love the quilted look of the background. I'm going to go dig through my stamps to see if I have anything that would work for this! I hope so! :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Gorgeous card! I love that ribbon.

Did I misinterpret..... I thought it said we can use ANY image from the pillow section?????


Lovely Linda said...

Wow, what a stunning card...Chris your work is so detailed and just gorgeous...I am so thrilled to have subscribed to your Blog and have your work come into my home - I was also so thrilled to see you visit my NEW BLOG and even more excited that you are going to become a follower - what a blessing for me!! God bless you Chris - you are letting your 'light shine!'

jdmommy said...

I love your card based on the pillows, Chris! that ribbon is so gorgeous, and the cut out sunflower is wonderful! TFS!!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris your card is awesome it is beautiful and reminds me a bit if the old rustic country. I feel I think I may have a go at this so I have copied the two banners and will post them on my blog I am already a follower so all I need to do is make a card but you are a hard act to follow lol. I will be back once I feel I have created something worthwhile.

Lorraine x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,l love the image and colour.

Hugs Riet.x

nitestamper said...

Gorgeous card, Chris!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I love every detail and layering !!!!!!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

So pretty Chris and love the gorgeous colours and wow, that ribbon looks fabulous, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Angela said...

Beautiful card and some rockin' blog candy too!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi again Chris well I rose to the challenge and have posted my card on my blog if you would like to take a look and tell me if it is the sort of thing you are looking for. I did enjoy it and have added the challenge blog to my list so I will try and participate as often as I can thanks for the links and the chance to win a prize you are lovely.
Lorraine x

Ann Kranitz said...

Chris, you ROCKED this challenge!! What a great interpretation of the pix. AWESOME as always!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Wow, Chris! You are so generous with your blog candy. I won't be able to play, but I wanted to tell you how beautiful your card is; so many fab details!

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Keri Brown said...

This is just so beautiful. I love how you did your ribbon... Awesome job and gorgeous Sunflower... :)

Jackie said...

Wow! Fabulous card Chris and I love your inspiration piece!! I'm going to try real hard to participate in your challenge....tfs!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Absolutely gorgeous the colors, layout, and the big beautiful sunflower!!! The ribbon treatment looks awesome, too!!!

my5bratz said...

LOVE that sunflower, looks gorgeous :0)

thanks for your comment on my blog...the dog is by Whipper Snapper :0)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome dimension on that big flower, love the papers, and your ribbon treatment is stunning!

Amy Johnson said...

Oh Chris! Strolling thru your blog is always such a treat for my eyes! I just scrolled down your entire page and I am just awestruck by all your amazing, amazing cards. You are so gifted and talented. I just love your style!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just beautiful Chris!!! LOVE the ribbon and your stitching... SUPERIOR EYE CANDY!! TFS... Smiles! :)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Hi Chris,
I'm leaving a link for Pam (pam124 at SCS). She was having a little trouble linking. Here's a link to her card:


pam124 said...

Hi Chris, I just found this spot to link my upload for the challenge. I see that Julie has done that for me. I'm still learning this blog stuff! I'm so thankful to Julie for taking care of this for me! I had a blast doing the inspiration challenge. I'll have to do more!!! pam124

Amy Sheffer said...

Stunning, Chris! Every time I visit, I'm blown away by your eye for design! Love the colors here and that beautiful ribbon treatment!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Beautiful design and coloring, love it!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic to wake up this morning and get this done & finished before I headed out to stamp!

Mine is here at:

Love your project---you hit the inspiration right on the mark.

Please enter mine for the chance to win some Blog Candy too!

Thanks much, Nola

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Now this is just gorgeous!! Beautiful details into EVERYTHING you create hun!!

jeannen2 said...

I finally finished my entry for the challenge! Check it out! I'm already a follower and I put a "plug" for the challenge on my blog and on Splitcoast!

Julie E said...

Here is my card - I was inspired by the color combo and stripes! Thanks for inspiring me to create and build up my card stash at the same time :>)


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