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Etsy Inspired #128--3.5.11

   Good morning everyone! This was an eventful day. I was waiting to receive a happy email from Paper Crafts Go-to-Sketches, and I received one, but it wasn't what I expected. Six of my 44 sketches submitted were chosen for this new Go-To-Sketches for Card makers. So, I made cards for my sketches and guess what?------NONE were selected!!! HA!! Two of my cards were accepted, BUT for OTHER sketches! It just goes to show, you never know what the editors are looking at. I can't wait to see what will be in this fabulous issue, and what people did with my sketches. Oh well, I'll just submit them to another submission call!

   Anyways, today's shop is Desired Things which is a multimedia jewelry shop made from items like beads, polymer clay, resin, paper, fabrics, paints and wire. There's a lot of intricate little goodies in every pieces so you really need to take a CLOSER look! They'll be giving one of our winner's a voucher worth approximately $16 USD. Below is a close up of the piece that influenced and  inspired my card.

I really like the teal and purple colors and the texture of
 the beads from this portion of the painting

Here's my card
I used beads with some new Prima
and pulled some purple and teal into the doily, a bead and the cardstock

   This week's sponsor is Sparkle Creations  which makes fun rubber stamps. They'll be rewarding our second winner with this stamp from the "Josh" line.
   So, now it's your turn to play along. Make sure to visit the design team's blogs to see their BEAUTIFUL projects  so that you  can get inspired to create a fabulous project of your own! Make sure to post your design to the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog by Friday, March 11th at noon!

and our guest designer for March, Libby

"Hello Friend" Card
Cardstock: (Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream) PTI.
Patterned Paper: (Restoration collection) Crate Paper.
Fibers: (Lavender seam binding) Prairie Bird Boutique.
Clear Stamps: (Sentiment from Embellishments set and background stamp from Bitty Backgrounds) PTI
Dye Ink: (Pink and Plum) Tsukineko.
Accents: (Beads, and crocheted flower) Prima. (Canvas page) ATC. 
Other: (White paint) Delta


  1. Wow! Your gorgeous cards always take my breath away Emily! This card is really, really pretty & I LOVE all the details you added....awesome, awesome work gf!!!!!!!!

  2. Wowza Emily, this is AMAZING!! Love every single detail you added.

  3. This is amazing! I love the layers and all the wonderful embellishments! Girl, you really know how to use embellishments! This is beautiful!

  4. Beautiful collection of elements on your card. This is so soft and pretty. Love it.

  5. Dang girl, this is AMAZING! You never cease to amaze me with your layers and textures and embellies. BEAUTIFUL!

  6. Wow, Emily, that is absolutely beautiful!! I love all the little details you put into your card! The layers are amazing!! Such texture!!

  7. GORGEOUS! I love all the layers and textures you used...beautiful colors too. This is more than a's a work of art!

    Congrats on the cards that got picked up for publication!

  8. Serious eye candy here!! Love the colors and shine in this, Emily!

  9. Ooh Emily, this is so beautiful. I just love your doily, did you make it yourself? Gorgeous colours!

  10. Another beautiful card! I love the take on this challenge!

  11. I've missed visiting with you! SOOOOOO glad you are back:) Hope you had a great time!

    This card is SUPER SUPER cute! I love the butterflies and the beads-the crocheted doily...EVERYTHING! FAB job:)

    You are soooooooooo AMAZING! LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!


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