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Saturday, September 5, 2009

EtsyInspired #52 ~ BIRTHDAY BASH!!!

Woohoo! We made it to a year! I'm beyond excited! Thanks so much for joining us and helping make this a success! :) If you need the rules to how this whole thing works, please scroll down to the post below this!

This week is going to be a little different. We are doing PLAYER'S CHOICE! That means, YOU get to show me what inspires you on Etsy.com. Pick anything you'd like and make anything you'd like! The winner will get a $15 gift certificate from Softpencil! Eeeek! I am in LOVE with the digi stamps there! They are the CUTEST! Also, someone that does the blog hop will win the Scor-Pal GRAND prize, a Scor-Pal, Scor-Mat, Scor-Bug, and Scor-Tool.

The shop I picked for this week is Cashmere Cuddles. My sweet friend Teri runs this shop. She makes adorable dresses for babies, superhero capes, nursing covers and her specialty is baby carriers. I love her choice in lux fabrics! Really beautiful! Since she's a mom, she really has designed these with a mom (and her aching back) in mind. The carriers come with leg gussets for leg up position for the baby. She also offers obi sashes and wide infant sashes (robozo) for even more support. And you can get it all custom made to order!


Here's my card based on the carrier above. I used Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge for the layout. The designer paper is Basic Grey. The stamps are Unity, flowers from this August's KOTM, sentiment from last August's KOTM. The flowers are Prima, pearls are Kaiser Craft, rhinestones are from Joann's dollar section, and the Stickles are Cotton Candy.

Now, I'm going to send you to September's AMAZING guest designer Sarah Martina Parker. She is awesome and a real up and coming talent! I'm so happy to have her this month! Please give her a warm welcome!

51 comments:

  1. Wow Ashley! This is just beautiful. I love the layout, DP, and your Etsy Inspiration. Happy Birthday to EtsyInspired and many many more years to come.

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  2. Beautiful colors in both the inspiration piece & your card. Sure is lovely paper! Congrats on your one-year anniversary - I enjoy playing along with you!

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  3. This is fabulous Ashley! I love your card....awesome work!!!

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  4. Stickles and pink! That is the perfect card for you. Happy birthday EIC!!!

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  5. This is beautiful, Ashley! I am so glad to be a part of your wonderful Etsy Inspired challenge every week! Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Whoot whoot! :)

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  6. This is a beautiful card! Happy Birthday to Etsy Inspired.

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  7. Such beautiful work. love the design combination.

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  8. I love your card Ashley! you chose a beautiful shop :)
    Welcome to Sarah!!! and happy EIC birthday...!

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  10. Wow! Look how GORGEOUS!!!

    Great card, girl! I can't wait to check out the rest!

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  11. Your card is so pretty! I love the combination of papers and layout! I'm so excited to be celebrating EIC's 1st birthday with you and so glad to be a part of this team! You Rock!

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  12. Congratulations, Ashley on your one year anniversary!!! :D Your card is fabulous!!

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  13. Gorgeous card! That store is pretty schnazzy too - smart!

    CONGRATS on your first year!
    ~ky

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  14. Great card, Ashley!! Can't wait to see the rest of the hop!

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  15. Wow, you out did yourself lady! Beautiful card. I SO apologize for my post not posting as it was suppose to! Eeek.

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  16. Beautiful card, love the colors...

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  17. Beautiful!! I love the color you used:)

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  18. wow.. this is stunning. love the mix of papers. you rock Ashley.

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  20. So beautiful! Love that BG paper & the Unity is of course ~ awesome!

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  21. Congrats on your first year!
    Your card is just gorgeous - I love those scrummy papers you used.
    Here's mine
    Lynne
    :o)

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  22. Great card!! LOVE the colors!!

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  23. Great card Ashley! I love that carrier that inspired you. I used something similar when my youngest was a baby and I loved it. Sadly he's now 3 and doesn't like to be held instead he wants to run free all the time. LOL!

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  24. What a lovely card and a great idea for inspiration! :)

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  25. Beautiful card, Ashley, and congrats on a whole year of art inspiring art!

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  26. Ashley, your card is gorgeous!!!
    Thanks so much for playing with the sketch! Congrats on the anniversary!

    Hugs and smiles

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  27. Awesome card! Absolutely love the colors.

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  28. Awesome card! Absolutely love the colors.

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  29. Ooooh, that is just gorgeous! I love BasicGrey and the set of patterns you picked out work so well together, echoing the color with the variety of patterns.

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  30. What a lovely papercrafting project.Happy Birthday to Etsy Inspired! Here's mine:
    www.simplethingsinlife.blogspot.com

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  31. Beautiful! Love how you mixed all the dp - such a challenge for me ;o)

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  32. This is adorable! I can't wait to see what I find on the rest of the hop!

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  33. This is the first time I've seen Etsy Inspired. Definitely looks like fun. Looking forward to playing along.

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  34. So fab gorgeous card, I love it! Hugs.moni

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  35. FABULOUS card Ashley! I love the mix of papers and the layout is perfect :)

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  36. Great card Ashley. Here is my card!!

    http://stampermom23boys.blogspot.com/2009/09/taylored-expressions-challenges.html

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  37. I think you carried over the look and feel of the patterns in that baby carrier over to your card very nicely! =) I'm always a fan of the pink/brown colour combo. And I love that you mixed patterns; they go very well together.

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  38. Ashley,

    I was so increadibly frantic Friday when I found out late at night that my friend was not coming like she was supposed too!!! I had asked her 3 different times during the week if she was sure it would work for me to post my Etsy Post on her computer on Friday evening and she had said not to worry about it, but then they decided not to come early that morning and never let me know!!! I was frantic trying to get info to you that I could not post and I was so upset my Hubby can attest to that!!! He thought I was slightly over the top upset but I kept saying this is not just a normal post I am missing this is a big event and you do not know the efforts I made to make sure I could get this posted even though we were going to be gone.!!!!

    I had gone to the Pro Boards and copy and pasted all the things that needed to be in our post info wise, I had gone to Kerry's shop and copied the pieces I wanted to include in my post and then I e-mailed all of that and the team links to my e-mail so once we got to the lake I could open all of that and post it!!! Uuughhh I hope it all went fine and I hope you had a blast I am just sad I did not get to participate because I really did want to!!!!

    Now as to your note to your team past and present you are a sweetie too and your challenge is truely a very fun one to do and be part of!!! I hope to see it still going for several more Birthdays!!!!

    Heather

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  39. Wow, this card is just gorgeous!!
    Happy Birthday to EtsyInspired...September is a GREAT month for birthdays (mine was yesterday). :)

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  40. Fantastic, FANTASTIC card. You can really tell this one's from the heart. Great job!

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  41. Here's my card!

    http://kmuhl.blogspot.com/2009/09/etsy-inspired-birthday.html

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  42. Beautiful and here are my inspired cards:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1475969?&cat=500&ppuser=178164

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1475970?&cat=500&ppuser=178164

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  43. love the store you chose! Going to have to send the link to my friend who's expecting :) beautiful card! I'm on vaca and without my crafting supplies, but I'm so participating in the blog hop!! :D

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  44. Love the colors on you card. Such a pretty card.

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  45. I did it!!! Happy birthday: http://fibrejunky.blogspot.com/2009/09/etsy-inspired-52.html

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  46. I finished my card and it´s HERE (scroll down)
    I´m very glad for sponsoring this challenge, good luck girls!!! ;)

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