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Pinspired Challenge #1 sponsored by The Alley Way Stamps

It’s here! It’s here!!! It’s finally here! The very first Pinspired Challenge!! The basis behind this challenge comes from a group of us who like to take inspiration we find on Pinterest and turn them into projects!!! Turn pins into projects as we say!  Thus Pinspired was born! I am so thrilled to be a Pin Head, lol!!!!!!

Pinspired will host challenges the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.  Each challenge we will bring you a fabulous inspiration badge to assist you in creating your projects. We also have wonderful sponsors lined up for the entire year, so that means not only will there be lots of inspiration to be found, but prizes to be won too!!!! Today’s sponsor is The Alley Way Stamps! They are a small company who launched in January of 2012 and specialize in clear photopolymer stamps that are made in the USA.   Be sure to head on over to their store and check out all the cute stamps! Let’s check out the first challenge badge, shall we?


Fun, right??? So many options here. The colors, the polka dots, the lollipops make me think of twine…. I decided to incorporate the polka dots and colors into the project I created. It’s a bit busy, and less clean lined like I normally do, but that’s the fun thing about these challenges. They inspire you in different ways….


I stamped the various flowers from this stamp set using my Tim Holtz Distress Markers! I love the multi colors you get by using the markers! So much fun… I did a video on the different ways to use markers ions ago, which you can find here. To go directly to the technique that shows how to markers directly to your stamp go to minute 4. It’s about 20 seconds in…. The hill top was created by using Tim Holtz Distress stain.

I hope you will head on over to the Pinspired Challenge blog and check out what all the design team created!! And play along, will ya????


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  1. Miriam Prantner says:

    This is fantastic! I love all the layers of stamping, just beautiful!

  2. Gorgeous card!! Love the way you were inspired!! Happy new year my friend! I will email you and catch up! Hugs!

  3. Love the color combo!! Such a great card!

  4. Oh.WOW. !!! Your card is stunning! I just love everything about it! I think I’ll be ordering that set soon to add to my TAWS collection! Thanks for the inspiration!

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