Inspired By #178 ~ Dad's Meal



Hey there! We have a new challenge for you today at Inspired By


I was inspired by all of the colors in our photo. As luck would have it, I had the perfect paper to use! Isn't it cute? The circle with the green squiggly lines reminds me of the lettuce on the burger! That 6x6 paper was adhered to some sturdy white cardstock so I could die cut a pillow box (PTI). The sentiments and polka dots are all from a retired PRS set called Mom & Dad.

I picked up a couple of McDonald's gift cards for my dad. He and my mom enjoy lunch there quite often. During the Covid lock down, to keep from going bonkers, they would go through the McDonald's drive thru and then have their lunch in the car just to get out of the house. So sweet!

Shall we go see what the team has for us? 
I'll wait if you want to run to Mickey D's first!


You make me feel chirpy!

I'm trying to find my new normal now that Sweet P has finished virtual kindergarten. I must admit I miss my little sidekick!  After seeing my friends Michele and Marcia playing along at Color Hues, they inspired me to get inky!

I thought this little bird by MFT would make a sweet blue bird. She's nestled into a tree trunk made with a POD woodgrain background. Some Wplus9 flowers bring in more blue. So there you go, my rainy day fun! Thanks, Michele and Marcia!


You're Kind of the Best Ever

Hey there! I'm back again on this rainy day with another card! This one is for Just Us Girls. They're  looking for polka dots. Did you have any doubt I would be playing along??!!

I used a plethora of polka dots here layering them up as I went. The soft stone papers and butterfly are both PTI. I gave my butterfly a flight trial of pearls. Don't you think they look like polka dots too?

Okay, off this flies to their gallery. 
Thanks for taking a peek!

Inspired By #177 ~ Shred the Cake



Hiya peeps! Ready to get your masculine card making caps on for this week's  Inspired By?


I can't lie, this one threw me for a loop! Like so many of you, masculine cards take a bit longer for me. Once I finally found a jumping off point, things started to flow. See the gray portion of the bedding with the diamond pattern? That put the wheels in motion for me. I decided to play with pattern. 

First came the diamonds in an embossed form. The pattern on those large square pillows in the back inspired the teal paint swipes. Then the bottom of one of those skate boards inspired the grid image. Finally I used round splatter images as a nod to the holes in the helmet on the nightstand. Viola, a masculine card!

There are so many things in this photo to pull from. Zoom in on it and have a look around. There's even a piggy bank in there! We can't wait to see what you create!


Inspired By #176 ~ Love The Way You Lilac

Swoon... lilacs! Oh how I do love them. All of those teeny tiny flowers making up one beautiful cluster. And the fragrance... like I said, swoon!!!

But hey, you don't have to use lilacs to play along with us at Inspired By. Heck no, just take a look at our photo or sketch and create what inspires you!

I did use lilacs. Go figure!  Mine are by Impression Obsession and I've paired them with a PTI sentiment. I even used our sketch as the inspiration for my design.


Okay, your turn! Need more inspiration? Go check out what my teammies have to share this week. That's where I'm headed!