A Challenge

I didn't get a chance to do any stamping yesterday, but I did do a little shopping. Thanks largely to Lila and Kim's enabling last week I came home with a Tsukineko Essential Glue Pad, a Quickie Glue Pen and the new Summer Vibe Art Warehouse stamp set. Isn't it cool? I can't wait to play with it.

Oh, something else "exciting" happened while I was at the craft store today. Some idiot parked their Suburban (in a compact parking spot) so close to my car that the side mirrors of our vehicles were touching. They obviously didn't have a passenger because my driver's side door could not open more than a few inches. Since I have a sporty little Tiburon it's next to impossible to climb in from the passenger side, so I had to hang out and wait for the person to come back. Since it was just around the corner I decided to walk over to Cost Plus World Market and pick up some Sticky Fingers Scone Mix (the yummiest ever!) while I was waiting.

As I was meandering the aisles, I absolutely fell in love with these gorgeous sushi dishes and HAD to bring one home, because I thought it would make a great inspiration piece for a card. (Okay, okay, I admit that my scones will look amazing on it as well!) Anyway, here's a picture of the piece. I plan on making a card inspired by this beautiful dish. Anyone want to play with me? If you make a card or project from this inspiration piece and email me a photo or a link to the photo I'll post it on my blog when I post my finished card. I'll plan to post the card May 1, so will need any links sent to me by April 30 at 12 PM ET. I hope you'll play, because I'll feel just like I felt all those times I was picked last in elementary school kickball if I have to play by myself! LOL For those of you who haven't done an inspiration challenge before, it's merely a jumping off point, whether your inspiration comes from the colors, shapes, designs, layout or anything else in the piece. There are no rules, just let your imagination run wild!


  1. The tray is beautimous. I tried a card using the tray as inspiration.
    you will find it at:
    http://stampnscrapwithpaula.blogspot.com. Let me know what you think.
    Of course I am waiting on you to serve sushi on it. You must call me over to share with you. LOL!

  2. That dish is GORGEOUS! It will make a great card design for sure.
    We're having sushi for dinner tonight and I would LOVE to serve it on that tray!

  3. that is a really pretty dish - wow! love it.

    so tell, how long did you have to wait around 'til the Suburban owner returned? did you give him a piece of your mind? LOL

    thanks for sharing all your great ideas - have a good day!!

    Beth (mommy to a busy 3 1/2 year old)

  4. What a pretty dish!! Love it! Maybe one day when I stamp for fun I'll try it LOL

  5. this is totally a great piece...I can see you getting some use out of those new stamps for this one...(they look similar) I wanna play, but my stamp stuff is upstairs and I am a bit "limited" in my mobility right now...we will see what I can do.

  6. Oh Fun! *Apply thinking Cap*
    I am on it! Thanks for the inspiration =)

  7. what a beautiful dish, surely that would inspire! Love your new stamps, looking forward to your creativity with them! I received the primas and lovely card you sent (posted on my blog) Thank-you!

  8. Ooh, I LOVE the plate. . .I will have to try and play! :)

  9. Mmmmm...scones.... Stamps are gun, dish is gorgeous. LOVE the Tiburon... I've wanted one since Hyundai came out with them but it is SO not practical for us.... sigh.....

  10. Heck (edited)yes!!! I wanna play. Will take that challenge!!!! and must get together to play with those yummy new stamps. Posting again soon.

  11. Tried to leave this yesterday but was having operator challenges.... here are my samples for the Retail Inspiration. It was great fun.


    Enjoy, lila


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