A Challenge For You

Hello everyone! Are you all enjoying the EtsyInspired Blog Hop?! I'm sure you have already seen some fabulous prizes, fun challenges, and hopefully gotten to know the EtsyInspired team a little better! :) Well, now it is my turn...first, a little bit about me:
I am a SAHM of two wonderful little boys, ages 6 and 14 months. I have lived my whole life in Washington state and I love it here! Prior to having children, I worked as a child and family therapist. Working with children has always been a passion of mine...I also taught preschool for two years and during college I worked in a group home for children with developmental/behavioral disorders. I have always enjoyed the arts and started scrapbooking when my first son was born. About 2 years ago, I was introduced to stamping/card making and I absolutely love it! It is such a nice creative outlet and I have met so many great people in the crafting community.

Now, onto the challenge...my challenge for you is to use circle embellishments only on your card/project, which means absolutely no ribbon (*gasp*), flowers, or other non-circle embellishments. When I first thought of this challenge I thought it would be super easy because I like using brads, eyelets, and buttons but when I started working on my samples I realized that I also REALLY like using ribbon or flowers on a lot of my cards too. So here are some examples of circle embellishments only cards...
For this card I used buttons as my circle embellishments and some fabulous Unity stamps!

For this sweet, pink card Ashley used rhinestones as her circle only embellishment.

Shannon used circle punches to embellish her card.
This is Lindsay's card using buttons...I love her circle paper and paper piercing too.

For my second card, I really wanted to play with circles... so I looked through my Unity stamps and came up with this:
First, I stamped my Unity Distressed Dots background stamp in white. Then I used some more traditional scrapbooking stamps from the Amazing Me set to create the flower (the stem is actually part of a journal box stamp and the polka dot leaves are a parenthesis stamp). To finish off the circle madness going on in this card I added a few brads. I also created this card for Lindsay's cardstock only challenge.

Now that I am finally done with this extremely long post, it is your turn to be inspired by your circle embellishments and if you need a little extra encouragement... how would you like to win this fabulous Unity stamp set (notice all the great circles?! :)
In order to be eligible to win this prize you need to:
- create a card or project with circle embellishments only
- post it somewhere online - your blog, Paper Craft Planet, SCS, etc. (please use Keyword: EICKerry)
- come back here to my blog and leave a comment on this post with a link to your project by Tuesday, March 3rd at midnight PST
- check back on Wednesday, March 4th to see if you are the winner!

I can't wait to see your creations! And don't forget to come chat with us today in the EtsyInspired forum on Paper Craft Planet!


Ashley said...

Fabulous challenge and wonderful cards Kerry! You are fantastic!

StampinCathy said...

Wonderful and inspiring cards. This is for sure going to be a challenge.

Christi Snow said...

ooooh, absolutely fabulous challenge Kerry and the team created some amazing cards with it...I'll have to brainstorm on this one! smiles...

Jenn said...

Great challenge for a great prize!

I love your card!!

Kristen said...

oo love the challenge and your cards Kerry!! :) way to go chicka!

de said...

Wow, love your card and the other DTs did awesome as well!

Ryann said...

Loved this challenge. I want to add ribbon to my card so badly...it NEEDS it! LOL

Here is my card!


Kimberly said...

This is what I came up with:


Jenn said...

Fun challenge, here is my card! I'm excited about that Unity stamp set, fingers crossed to win! hehe


Thanks for the inspiration

Heather said...

Hey Kerri,

Your Challenge was great and there were some great cards people made too!!! I love the circle idea!!!

I wish I could have been around to play more on the team, but I am trying to catch up with all of you on your blogs!!!

Great Job Kerri I love your cards!!!


Tanis said...

LOVE circles!!

Here's my challenge card :)


Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards by you and the DT!

Thanks for the challenge and thanks to Unity for a fabulous prize!!

HERE is my card.

Tonya >;0)

Gwen said...

Had fun with the circle theme. Here is my card.

MarikaGabez said...

My EtsyInspired card is Here

Noemi said...

I absolutely love how you used the buttons on as the tree leafs! Here is my take on your challenge :-)

StampinCathy said...

Here is my take on the challenge. It's pretty simple, but I really had fun doing it.