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Etsy Inspired #105--9.11.10

Happy Saturday!! Today is not only the Etsy Inspired blog challenge, but it also a day of remembrance. Almost every adult remembers the significance of September 11, as it marks a day of great sorrow, loss and tragedy. A day not unlike all the rest where men, women, wives, husbands, children, friends, brothers, sisters, uncles and aunts woke up, went to school or work, or boarded a plane not expecting anything unusual to occur. However, September 11th was not a day we will forget, neither today nor the future. Many families will mourn this day for the tremendous loss that they have endured. And,  I pray that our Lord will be bring peace for those who lost a loved one on this day. I pray that those who died did not die in vain for a worthless cause, but that in their life they demonstrated the character and resolve to those they knew as they lived out on this last day of their life on Earth. God's blessings of comfort and peace to the families of the 9/11 victims.

  Now, on a happier note, this week's shop is Handmade Whimzy. This shop makes a variety of brightly colored and funky-printed, textured home accessories such as decorative pillows, scented sachets and aprons. They also sell gift items such as earrings, bracelets and bookmarks. This week they are graciously offering one winner a lavender and chamomile eye pillow! Here are some of their fabulously whimsical creations.

And, here are the adorable little hair pins that inspired my card

Okay...okay, I''ll admit that one of the main reasons that I chose these hair pins was because the colors used appear in my new Restoration paper and accessories from Crate Paper! The inspiration for my card came from the floral motif of the hair pins, and the main colors for my card are the gray, yellow and teal of the hairpins.

 This week our sponsor is Craft Brulee. Our sponsor is a new scrapbooking store based in the U.K. They sell handmade items and embellishments such as lace and lolly pop flowers as well as rubber stamps. They are giving our second winner a $10 USD gift voucher to use in their store!

  So, now it's your turn to play. Visit our shop for the week,  Handmade Whimzy.  and choose an item to create your inspiration piece on. Make sure to post your creation to Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog by Friday, September 17th at noon! One lucky winner will win a lavender and chamomile eye pillow from the shop, and another winner will win a $10 USD gift voucher from  Craft Brulee.  Don't forget to also take a look at the beautiful and amazing work of the Etsy Design Team to help inspire you and get crafting!

"Congrats'" Card
Cardstock: (Kraft) Papertrey Ink. 
Patterned Paper: (Refinish, Lace, Ruffles, Doilies from Restoration collection) Crate Paper.
Dye Ink: (Chestnut Roan) Clearsnap.
Fibers: (Mauve Jute twine) May Arts.
Accents: (Chipboard frame from Restoration collection) Crate Paper. (Scalloped circle cardstock sticker from Restoration collection) Crate Paper. (Gray pearl stick pins) Maya Road. (Alphabet stickers) Cosmo Cricket. 


  1. Emily, you are so right about this being a day of rememberance. Thanks for your humbling words...

    Your card is just BEAUTIFUL! I love your design style, always such detail and beauty!

  2. Love those awesome flowers and combination of colors and patterns ... fantastic inspired design.

  3. What a beautiful card! I love it! I need to get all these little embellishments like you have, I always love them on your cards!

  4. Great inspiration piece. Your card is stunning. Great colors and just love those flowers.

  5. Love love visiting you blog, Emily! You always choose the prettiest pieces and come up with such creative designs! Thanks for the weekly inspiration:) xoxo

  6. omg, I love coming to your blog every week, this is exceptional!

  7. omg, I love coming to your blog every week, this is exceptional!

  8. Emily---those flowers are FABULOUS! I love the pins sticking out of there--and that frame with the colors....and the string...and the letters! OH MY! I am just in love with your talent:) YOU ROCK, friend!!!

  9. husband may get a new position in NJ or Boston....were getting nearer to each other if that happnened! OMG! Can you imagine the creative possibilities if that happened. However, I did tell him I would only move to a location that has local scrapbook stores...I mean a girl has her priorities!

    Thanks for your sweet comments everyone!

  10. I love your scalloped rose, Emily! I would love if you moved to Jersey! Not too far from me! I live in the Cincinnati area! We could meet somewhere half way! ;)


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