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Etsy Inspired #98--7.24.10

Happy Saturday Everyone!

  Hey all! I hope you had a terrific week! I know I did!! Three of my cards were chosen for the Paper Crafts January/February 2011 issue! It's the first issue of the new year, so it's always fun to see what new features and columns that they've come up with. In addition, my new sewing machine arrived, it has yet to come out of the box because I have sworn to myself that I will not use it until I have read the instruction book in it's entirety! I will master the machine.
  Additionally, my birthday gift arrived--a Big Shot Die-cut machine and some dies. The only down part is that I can't use it until after August 4th! Hmmm....I may have to use it when my DH isn't looking. My mom  even took me with her to pick out my present--Four more Spellbinder's dies and an adorable chandelier die! I have a very fabulous family that supports my addiction. I have been waiting for a Die-cut machine since March!!
  So, onto the challenge for this week. Remember, there are only two more challenges until our 100th Challenge with fabulous sponsors and prizes!!
 This week's sponsor is EmenGee Designs. This stores makes the most precious hand-embroidered coin purses and accessories, including necklaces and earrings. Some fabulous products that you can find at EmenGee Designs are:

See!! Her creations are delectable!! I love the simplicity of the design mixed with the whimsical images, so I decided to work with a product of hers that really inspired me

Here's what I came up with:

"Chirp" Hello Card

A yummy mix of Kraft cardstock and a whimsical print on fabric paper from Dear Lizzie by American Crafts with a cute banner held up by glitter buttons!

  This week's sponsor is   Robyn's Fettish Digital Stamps . Robyn's Fettish Digital Stamps is proud to support this challenge. They offer images in a wide variety of styles and themes for all occasions. Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps is a division of I Did It Creations. Created and owned by Robyn Weinrib, I Did It Creations is a paper craft shop with it's own forum, designed for all paper addicts. The shop includes many talented designers of digital stamps, digital scrapbook products, custom made cards and cutting files. The mission of I Did It Creations is to bring all women together in order to showcase their talents and sell their creations. Robyn's Fettish Digital Stamps is pleased to offer this week's winner three digital stamps of their choice! So, make sure to submit your creation to Etsy Inspired Challenge by Friday for your chance to win!

  So, I was intrigued by the idea of a digital stamp. I chose this image from Robyn's Fettish Digital Stamps to create a fun card with! Boy, did I have fun. To use this digital stamp, I took the image and printed it out on different patterned paper and cardstock. I then cut out different parts of the digital stamp from the assorted papers and "pieced" it together into a final composition. I love how it came out!

Here's my project using the Digital Stamp from this week's sponsor

Here's a close-up of the layered digital stamp image

  That's just one way of using a digital stamp! What other ways can you think of?

Don't forget that in two weeks is our 100th Challenge event! Lots of Sponsors and Lots of GOODIES for the winner!

So, make sure to post your design by friday to Etsy Inspired Challenge for your chance to win. For inspiration from our wonderful team of designers check out their blogs.


"Chirp" Hello Card
Cardstock: (Kraft) Papertrey Ink. (Yellow)
Patterned Paper: (Sunny Spot from Dear Lizzie collection) American Crafts.
Specialty Paper: (Fabric paper from Dear Lizzie collections) American Crafts
Fibers: (Pink floss) DMC.
Accents: (Sentiment rub-on, glitter buttons) American Crafts.
Chalk Ink: (Tea Leaves) Tsukineko
Other: (Circle Punch) Fiskars

"Loads of Love" Card

Cardstock: (White) Michael's. (Brown, pink, green, orange) Bazzil Paper
Patterned Paper: (Adorable & Wonderful from Enchanting collection) Pink Paislee.
Fibers: (Pink twill) Joann's
Digital element: (Image) Robyn's Fettish Digital Stamps
Other: (Corner rounder Punch) Fiskars


  1. Cute, cute, cute! I love the whimsy and colors on that first card. Congrats on the upcoming publications!

  2. Wow! TWO cute cards, Emily!! Love how the inspiration takes you!! Absolutely fabulous!

  3. Ewww, I love your cards! I love what you did with the digital stamp too! Congrats on the card pick-ups and the Big Shot! Fun!

  4. Love how you paper pieced that cute little train ... the stripes are just too fun ... adorable inspired cards.

  5. The cards are just fabulous. Love the inspirational pieces.

  6. Emily---you are AMAZING! You really are--I looooooooove that bird card! SO CLEVER! Great train image and card too! I'm going to use that image for a bday card soon! I just love visiting here--so much inspiration packed into a small post;) LOVE IT! Love the EIC! Hope you have a fab weekend:)

  7. Very cute cards Emily! I love the Dear Lizzy one!

  8. Both of your cards are fabulous, Emily! I love the banner on the first one! :)

  9. TOTALLY awesome details on the first card and LOVE the adorable sweet use of the digi stamp on the 2nd card! Hugs!


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