8.06.2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge #100 - Let's Celebrate!

Welcome friends and new visitors! I'm glad you've stopped by to celebrate the 100th Etsy Inspired Challenge with me. I so enjoy being a part of this team and sharing my Etsy Inspired projects with you all every week. Since this week marks the 100th challenge we have all sorts of inspiration and prizes for you to enjoy! With sponsors like Unity Stamp Company, Lawn Fawn, May Arts, Limelight Papercrafts, Soft Pencil Designs, and Charleston Scrapbooking you are going to want to be sure to visit each of the Design Team members' blogs and check out the Etsy Inspired blog for all the details on how to play along in the challenge this week.

First things first...our featured Etsy shop this week, Cathy Walters, is sure to have a pendant that will inspire you. I love that her pendants are double sided so that you can use whichever side fits your mood or outfit better. :) And if you play along in the challenge this week, you could win the pendant of your choice! One of my personal favorites is the Make a Wish pendant. Wouldn't this make a great birthday gift?!



And here is my birthday project...feel free to click on the layout for a closer look.

This layout documents my oldest son's 7th birthday celebration. I love the fun patterned paper and cupcake stickers from Creative Imaginations Studio 101 birthday line. And of course I used some American Crafts thickers for the title and wish sentiment.

In addition to a pendant from Cathy Walter's shop, another person who plays along in the challenge this week could win a fabulous grand prize filled with all sorts of crafting goodies. So be sure to take some time this week to visit Cathy Walters, find an item that inspires you, create an Etsy Inspired project of your own and link it up to the Etsy Inspired blog by Friday at noon PST for your chance to win.

Now, you can also increase your chances of winning a prize by visiting each Design Team members blog and leaving a comment. We each have a great item from one of our sponsors to give away. Want to know what you could win by leaving a comment here?! :) How about Unity's fabulous Donna Downey Inspired stamp! Let me know what inspires you! I will announce the winner here on my blog Satuday, August 14th.

After you leave your comment here, head on over to these lovely ladies for more prizes and inspiration. Have fun!

77 comments:

Jacilynn said...

great page. super cute. love it Kerry

Kim Wilson said...

Adorable LO!! I LOVE cupcakes :) They are my FAV!

Virginia L. said...

Awesome take on the inspiration!! Love your LO with the precious photos! A True celebration indeed!

Nicole Maki said...

Great LO. I love how colorful the cake is and you played off the colors perfectly.

I'm really inspired by fabric and art work lately. Looking at the colors, prints and patterns makes me excited to play with paper.

SmilynStef said...

Love that pendant ... and love your fabulous inspired layout.

Stephanie said...

Love your project!

de said...

LOVE your LO Kerry! Look at those cuties! Love the DP and the cupcakes! I need to get back into my scrapbooking!!! You've inspired me!

Betty said...

love you card and how you interpreted your inspiration - great colors.

Terri E. said...

Those cupcakes are yummy!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Karen B. said...

What a great layout, reminds me that I need to start scrapbooking more. And congrats on the EIC 100th!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful LO, great take on the inspiration piece.

StampinCathy said...

What a fun and bright layout. Love all the details and how you captured this special memory. Thanks for a chance at this awesome Unity stamp.

KarenB said...

I love how you used two of the pendants for your inspiration. I'm inspired by lots of things - photographs, catalogues, fabric, and EIC is on the list too :)

Sharona said...

Cupcakes are my favorite thing! Love the way you used the pendant to inspire a layout. So cool.

Erika M. said...

Love your layout! What inspires me: nature, people, magazines, awesome blogs and galleries, etc.

~amy~ said...

Lovin' your SWEET layout!

what inspires me? This blog hop...sooo much fun!!!

Purple Princess said...

Super cute layout! Love cupcakes! I get inspired by all the talented blogs I follow!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Wow, what a great layout!!! I'm inspired all the time, especially by great challenges like the EIC!

lisa a.

Jess said...

Love the inspiration of Etsy Inspired! Love that LO!

FibreJunky said...

What inspires me? My children, my friends...all the wonderful blogs I read...nature...sometimes just a colour. Life.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a fabulous layout! The colors are so bright and fun! Those pictures are adorable!

Creative Char said...

Wonderful layout. Birthday LO's are always fun! :)
craftychick99 at yahoo dot com

Julie Ranae said...

A terrific layout and wonderfully inspiring! Thank you for the warm welcome to your team for August : )

Ujjwal said...

Lovely and lively page!!

Joy said...

what fun pages, I soooo need to get caught up in my scrapbooking!

Stephanie Zito said...

Fabulous double page layout Kerry! Perfect for your inspiration pieces! The thing that inspires me the most is my children,family and friends! They give me such positive feedback on my creations and it makes me feel so wonderful!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Great page and candy!

stampjourney said...

Great layout! Love the thickers and cute banner theme! My inspiration comes from everywhere--even something as small as a leaf I pass on the sidewalk or a cereal box design. Thanks for sharing such inspiration ob your blog!

JPScraps said...

Awesome layout! The banners and cupcakes are great together.

Gwen said...

Great cupcake themed page, Kerry!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

What an adorable layout. Love those cupcakes. All of the creativity all around me inspires me. Thanks for the chance to win!

Loretta Rodger said...

I love the etsy inspired scrap pages you created, the colors and layout are just so much fun, makes me smile just looking at everyone and their smiles!

Kelly Massman said...

Great Birthday LO! I love the idea of Etsy Inspired. I've played several times! It's fun! Thanks for a chance to win!!!

Traci S. said...

Hi~ This is my first visit to your blog! It is great! I love your page's layout...and the wonderful birthday theme to go with the pendants.

Thank you for having such generous give-aways! How exciting!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER SUPER Cute LOs!! I love those letters--and the pics are so fun! I need to make a birthday page--thanks for inspiring:) LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Terrific layout! Looks like a good time was had by all. I like the cupcakes you created from the charm inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandy said...

What a great layout there.
I'm inspired by colors, flowers, and by seeing the wonderful work other people -- whether it's the etsy artists or fellow stampers.

craft-princess said...

Such a cute page!! Love those pictures and cool idea to use the cupcake and the word wish!!

Cassie_lu said...

what a fun layout and take on the inspiration pieces

Lisa said...

Super cute creation! I love that pendant!

JLJ Designs said...

Cute layout! I love the cupcakes and the banners.

Jennifer

Sherri Thompson said...

Sweet page-literally! Love the cupcake pendant, too!

Sew-Ink said...

Fabulous layout! Love the fun bright colors! Thanks for sharing!

Janice said...

Great layout! Love your color scheme and your inspiration piece.

Christine said...

Love your layout!!! It looks like it was a fun party!

xx

Sandra P said...

Awww....great LO of your little man :)

Great way to combine 2 pendants! TFS!

Hugs,
Sandra P

Anne said...

Love that cupcake pendant, I almost went with that one for my inspiration piece too! Love the BD project you ended up doing -- what a wonderful treasure for your son! Great job!!

marilyn said...

Great layout!

Chris said...

sweet scrap pages

Laurel said...

MMMMMM. I want a cupcake for breakfast now. Is that acceptable? LOL! I gain a lot of inspiration and knowledge from various blog sites and fellow crafters. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lynne in NI said...

Great page, love the bright colours!
I'm mainly inspired by blog land - all those fabby challenges and crafty blogs!

Emily Branch said...

Oh MY Goshness!! Love this layout!! It's super festive! What a great take on the pendant! I wish I was as fab as you in thinking of using the inspiration piece for a layout!! TERRIFIC!

Rebecca said...

Cupcakes and birthday fun! Great LO!

Carley said...

I love this pendant as well as your layout! I love scrapbooking for my boys! Thank you for sharing!

Lots of Love

Carley

Tammy said...

Perfect inspiration for your adorable layout. How cute are those subjects!!! Thanks for sharing! Looks like a Happy BIrthday BOY!!!

paperpapier said...

the pendant is so lovely..!!

Michelle VP said...

What adorable scrapbook pages! Love how you added in a row of cupcakes and matched it with your pendant. :)

joeygirl86 said...

Oh wow what an adorable LO! The cupcakes are the perfect touch!

Crystal said...

awesome layout! i love how many photos you used too! bright colors are so fun! hugs!

Michelle said...

Great layout! Love it!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Such an adorable layout, Kerry! Love it!

JanR said...

Great layout!

Anne Jagger said...

fabulous page

Toni K said...

Awesome Layout!

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous layout! I am inspired mostly by nature and other's art, with a little bit of children's clothing thrown in there!

Sue McRae said...

Fun and colourful project!

Rosemary said...

super fun layout!! love your inspiration piece!

Ann said...

Super sweet creation, Kerry! I love it!

cindy said...

I think the patterned papers inspire me most. I just love all the different patterns and colors and how they can go with this picture or that stamp for a card. I'm also inspired by other people's blogs. The talent is always so amazing. I just strive to be as good as they are.

Neeti said...

Great layout Kerry... love all the fun pictures and colorful papers... wonderful inspiration :)
Hugs, Neeti

Tini said...

Great birthday page ... and I love your choice of colors! Wonderful work.
Tini

MsOktober said...

That's the perfect pendant to pick as an inspiration piece for your layout! And that cake...wow! I'm sure these pages you create will be treasures he passes down to his own children :)

**Farrah** said...

Yum, cupcakes!! How fun to see a layout!! I love your bold, bright colours, and the way the LO flows all together!
Farrah

Sasya said...

fabulous project!! i love this challenge :))

Angella D. Crockett said...

What a fun layout!! So colorful and great pics!!! Looks like one fab party!! God Bless! Angie

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Great scrapbook pages! Love that you got lots of pictures on them, I always do, too! Too hard do an entire bday with just one or two pictures!

Scrappy said...

This is so sweet! What a great match for the piece too!