Monday, September 10, 2012

Inspired by others . . .

Hello my friends!  
I trust you are having a wonderful day ... well at least I hope you are!!

While doing my DT commenting over at Shelly's Images, I came across a post by a crafter named Regan and her blog name is Charmed Stamping.  I saw THIS particular post and just fell in love with the wonderful gift of thank you cards she had created so just had to stop what I was doing and make a few (similar) for myself.  Please be sure to pop on over to Regan's blog and check out her bridal card & gift set ... I think they are awesome.  And when you do, please let her know you heard about it here ... thanks!

Here's the set I made ...

 It's really quite a simple card to make but I just love how they look!
Now, as you will see, Regan did some coloring and a fancier edging on hers ... but the basis is the same and I'll be making more for my upcoming craft show.  Of course the inside has a white panel for a note to be written but I just LOVED the black & white basic design.  
What do you think?

Okay ... guess I'd better finish my commenting duties!  I just had to quickly create & share this with you.  Isn't it awesome how we are inspired by each others creativity!  I love blogging!!  LOL!!  (That's probably why nothing else gets done around here ... ooops did I say that out loud!)

Qualifying Challenges:
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Going Spotty
That Craft Place - Black & White
One Stop Craft Challenge - No Floral Embellishments
Emergency Crafters Challenge - White + one other color
Simon Says Challenge - Put a Stamp on it (no digis)
Stamp n Doodle - Embossing (wet or dry)
Pattie's Creations - Embossing (must use an image)


  1. This is so lovely! Love the simplicity!

  2. Darlene,
    These are so pretty! I love all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  3. Darlene - these are wonderful! Love the image, the sketch and the embossing. Impressive stack of cards! Hugz.

  4. These are lovely cards Darlene, thanks for sharing, I am going have a look at Regan's blog...same problem as you have...checking out these great blogs. hugs, Ursula

  5. Wow gorgeous Darlene!

    hugs Amanda

  6. Gorgeous cards Darlene :-) simple and stunning ! I LOVE them :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. Darlene I love these thanks for sharing them, gives me lots of ideas LOL!!Hugs

  8. These are gorgeous Darlene, a really effective design


  9. Aw, Darlene, how sweet are you?! I am so flattered that were inspired by my thank you cards! Your version is beautifully elegant! Love the lacy border punch and pretty flower image! Thank you so much for this lovely post! It made my Monday! :)

  10. Can see why you were inspired, the cards are gorgeous and so is yours. Thanks for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge, your card is certainly dotty :-)

  11. These are all just GORGEOUS Dar!! Beautiful job!! HUGS

  12. Wow, Dar, these are beautiful, so elegant and pretty...I love the black and white!!

  13. Wow, Darlene!! These are gorgeous!! So very elegant!!

    Hope you and hubby are doing well!! :)

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  14. Very nice cards Dar - I like each of them - I like Dotted Swiss folder - my favorite! Enjoy your day!

  15. This is so pretty thanks for playing along with us at Stamp n Doodles this time
    Jacki xx (SnD DT)

  16. These are gorgeous Darlene! I might just make these for a craft fair I have in November. Great idea! Thanks for playing in our 'Embossing' Challenge #52!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  17. These are gorgeous my friend!

  18. Hi Darlene,

    Yet another beautiful creation! Love black and white!
    Thank you for joining us at Emergency Crafters!
    ~Lucy x

  19. Wow Darlene, these cards are stunning. Great CAS cards...something I have a huge problem accomplishing (CAS cards that is)lol.

    Thanks for playing in our challenge!
    ♥ Charlene
    DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!


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