Friday, June 26, 2009

Card Creations 7 Blog Tour

Happy Friday! :) Are you ready to be inspired 296 times? Card Creations 7 has something for everyone (every occasion and all styles) all packed into 164 pages. It is amazing!


I am lucky enough to have a few cards in there, surrounded by seriously talented peers. What an honor! Here is one my favorites:

Isn't it tweet? :) My mother was the inspiration. She has always been a focal person in my life, encouraging me to grow and providing me with unconditional support. I wanted the mother & baby bird to be the central focus in a safe environment that was 'growing'. I imagine the mother bird giving some last bit of advice before the little one leaves the nest. :)

You COULD win this fabulous publication and one of the 10 prize packages up for grabs on the Paper Crafts Connection & Moxie Fab World blogs! :)

What do you have to do?

1. Just leave a comment HERE telling me about what inspires you.

2. Hop on over to the fabulously talented ladies below and leave a comment with them.

o Charlene Austin http://www.willowandpaisley.typepad.com/
o Beatriz Jennings http://iralamija.blogspot.com/
o Teri Anderson http://terisplace.wordpress.com/
o Kim Hughes http://paperhugs.typepad.com/
o Carla Peicheff http://www.moralia.wordpress.com/
o Dawn McVey http://dawnmcvey.typepad.com/
o Betsy Veldman http://scrapbookgirl.typepad.com/
o Kim Kesti http://kimberlykesti.typepad.com/
o Alli Miles http://www.allistamps.blogspot.com/
o Ashley Newell http://ashleynewell.blogspot.com/
o Melissa Phillips http://lilybeanpaperie.typepad.com/
o Sherry Wright http://sherrywright.typepad.com/
o Debbie Olsen http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/
o Layle Koncar http://laylekoncar.typepad.com/


3. Make sure you stop by the Paper Crafts Connection blog and Moxie Fab blog to let them know what your favorite creation was on the 'tour'. :)

Best of luck!

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Sharnee Torrents said...

This is a tweet card! he he! Well done on the mag what a awesome blessing to be part of it all!!!

Debbie Nelson said...

Very cute card...I very inspired by wonderful blogs such as yours...I have to admit that I blog hop first thing every morning!

Lilly said...

What a lovely card! Great work!
And nature and my family inspire me.
Thanks a lot!

Erika said...

Great card!! Love the birds!! I am inspired a lot by fashion and the colors/patterns used in home decor

linda said...

Love the paper piecing on your card.

kpargeter said...

Love the card. Thanks for sharing

Cass said...

I am inspired by the beautiful creations of others, just like your gorgeous card. :)

JudyT said...

Such a tweet card! My kids inspire me in my card making.

Debbie said...

what a very sweet card!!

Tracey said...

Such a sweet card! I am always inspired by all the fabulous blogs out there!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love this sweet card. I think what inspires me the most is seeing other peoples beautiful creations.

snazzykc said...

craft magazines inspire me to think outside the box and to try some new techniques.

Sue said...

This is a very cute card. And as for what inspires me (as a fairly new stamps), I would have to say it is you and the others who share their beautiful work with the rest of us. This is definitely one area of inspiration for me.

~amy~ said...

Tweet card :) I tell you, everything seems to inspire me these days...

StampinCathy said...

This is one sweet and inspiring card. I just love your creative and inspiring MOJO! I look forward to all your creative projects each day. I get inspired by magazines, blogs, stamps and of course SCS. Congrats and thanks for a chance.

jaymack said...

Blog hops like these inspire me.

Gabriela said...

I'm head over heals over your piercings. On your card that is. (hee-hee)!

Betty-Ann said...

Very nice!
I'm surrounded by inspiration but my son is probably my biggest source.

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

Blogs like your inspire me...looking at different sites that make card inspire me...
Youe card inspired me lols...I love the stitching and what you did w/the leaves...you card is most Beautiful w/ capital B...

Jackie said...

Your card is lovely.... no doubt because my mother is my inspiration too. She has done so much raising a big family, yet manages to keep nurturing and caring everyday.

isabel scrap said...

all the nature inspires me !!!

la zaz said...

I'm dearly inspired by my family, my friend and all I see during the day ...
your card is amazing

alexandra said...

beautiful card... i'm inspired by all the scrap blog i visit !

the mustik said...

every little things inspired me... all the nature colors for exemple

isa dona said...

My biggest source of inspiration is my 2 kiddos !!!

Patty from FL said...

Love your card. Congratulations on being published! They made a good choice!

vitoria said...

Great card, thanks for sharing
I think that my family inspired me all day long
thanks for the chance

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Color usually inspires me.

What a fun card, love the spiral tree branch.

Ramona said...

Don't you give it a second thought. Believe me, you have just as much talent as eveyrone else in that magazine. They picked it because you deserve it. It is tweet!

scrappypug said...

maren you just rock. plain and simple!

Kataroo said...

sweet tweet :)

bethpuckett said...

I am always inspired by other designers! The swirl on your card was such a cute idea!

LisaW said...

Love the card - especially the torn spiral! What inspires me? Other artists, nature, and my family.

Ellie said...

What inspires is my Fellow Sistah Stampers! :)

Amber said...

All you awesome, talented cardmakers inspire me! The color combos, the "tweet" sayings...love it!

Sara P said...

I think nature inspires me the most.

Patti Gingrich said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! The stitching is awesome! I'm inspired by fellow stampers, as well as colors, patterns and textures I see as I go through my day. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa said...

so so cute. i love all those tiny alphas - what a cute card!

Bethany Paull said...

LOL. The cover looks lovely in blue as well. Awesome card with such a sweet sentiment behind its making. TFS Maren.

Lesly said...

Great card. Congrats on being published.

Anya said...

Cute! Love those little clouds! :)

Brenda said...

I am inspired by all the wonderful blogs I visit each morning. Seeing all those great creations gets me in the mood to do some crafting of my own. Great card!I love how you made the branch.

Tracey Cuccia said...

Congratulations -- a very sweet, or should I say tweet, card ;) Inspiration?? Depends on the day...could be an article of clothing, or plants, or others' creations...I never know where it's going to come from... :)

carpediem said...

Great card! Just wondering why the color of the front page of Card Creations is different on your blog? All the others are red, yours is blue!!! laura j

Gracie Ann Tan said...

Cute card! My family inspires me to create. They are my source of strength.

Erika M. said...

I really love your card. I find inspiration in many different places such as nature, magazines, blogs, galleries, etc.

Stephanie said...

Very cute card! The thing that really inspires me the most is nature. Awesome color combinations inspire me too, I love color!!

The McCullough Family said...

I am inspired by my kids, fashion and nature. Fun card!!

akagreenhouse said...

Such a cute card!

Lynn Ghahary said...

LOVE this card Maren! What inspires me? Fabby people like you girl! Thanks for the chance to win! Lynn :)

Belinda said...

So tweet! I'm always inspired by the fun creations in these magazines and I can't wait to see it! Also inspired by all the fun architecture I see in the city!

Rona said...

Super cute card!! I am totally inspired by all the awesome inspiration out there on blogs, I love magazines (especially Card Creations and I'm not just saying that I have 3 of them on my desk right now!!) and I am also inspired by Challenges!! I have really, really loved my cards more since I have been blog hopping and participating in challenges. (I also love your tutorials - where do you get all these great ideas) Thanks!

Lillian Child said...

What fun to be published for a craft you are obviously passionate about. Congrats.

jpitta said...

I love your card! so "tweet" (sorry couldn't help it :o)
I'm inspired by lots of things... first other crafty talented people such as yourself, nature, kids, family ... you name it!

Gloria said...

Congrats! Love your card!

Theresa said...

I have two main sources of inspiration: blogs that I visit - like yours! - and nature! Nature is so beautiful it is hard not to be inspired by it!!!

Debbie said...

Wow. Your card is so adorable.

Thanks for sharing

debbie peysen









wow

Batta Family said...

Your card is so cute and sweet. Love everything about it.

What inspires me is blog hopping and seeing all my favorite crafters creations.

Monique said...

Your card for one inspires me! I love checking out new techniques and element use in galleries and magazines when I'm looking for design inspiration.

Ginger said...

When it come to cards my inspiration has always been random. It could be a piece of paper, a stamp, a sticker you never know what will push me to create a card.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

What inspires me?????
I love seeing different color combination's and textures... in magazine ads, in patterned papers, on peoples clothes!!!!

Gorgeous card! Congratulations!

louk said...

I'm inspired by nature. Especially my gardens. My parents are gone now but I think of them whenever I make a card because they always told me I was creative. Thanks for a chance to win.

Lynn M. aka lynner22 said...

Love your card! Gorgeous!! What inspires me? Definately my family, they are a constant inspiration.

Simone said...

I love the brown swirl of paper!

Scrapycandy said...

Photos of my kids inspire me. They say the most amazing stuff. My youngest at 14 announced he wanted to ride a horse. This is "Mister you can't get me near one of those!" So, I almost fell off my chair. I'm taking pictures of this event..and these are going to be incredible scrap pages. LOL!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

What inspires me? Blogs like yours silly girl!!

Anonymous said...

You ladies are so talented.
Thanks

Lacey said...

You've got some great stuff on here. I'm glad I discovered your blog.

muriel said...

What inspire me ? visiting all of your talented blogs. Your card is beautiful

Jennifer said...

Inspiration comes to me after visiting several blogs each day! Your card is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

Catie said...

You do! Pictures from magazies and blogs! You! Have a great weekend.

Cat said...

most of my ideas [like others have posted] come from seeing others art. i will sometimes pick up color combinations from things around me, but mostly i find little things about lots of cards, and put them together.

Sara-Jane said...

I like looking at other people's work. Magazines and blogs.

Vicki Sopcak said...

I get inspired by stamping web-sites and blogs. You ladies do good work, thanks for sharing your ideas.

patty w said...

Love how you did the branch !

Nature inspires me, my kids inspire me and plain old every day , day to day living !

Anonymous said...

Great card, very creative!

Thanks for sharing your creation!
TishSch

elana k said...

I love this card and the free form look of the swirls-too cute! I get inspired by colors and textures.

Char Griffith said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

mom said...

Cute card. My inspiration comes from blogs and nature.

Jayne said...

I love how the branch wraps around to frame the birds. Life inspires me. I draw on everything that I see.

Lupe Rocamora said...

Cute card. Love the birds.

luperocamora@cox.net

DonnaMundinger said...

Outside of the fabulous work of the blogs I visit I think I'm inspired most by my garden. Love your card! We just had some babies leave the nest in our yard. So sweet!

Lisa Brown said...

Such a "tweet" card! Love it! :)

Ashley Harris said...

I love fabric. It totally inspires me that and blog hopping too. Congrats on the issue Maren!

Bernice said...

Love the card! It's got a "tree-feel" but it's not a tree!

Krissa Brown said...

I get inspiration from looking at blogs & magazines. I have a hard time coming up with ideas on my own, but when I see something I like that someone else has done, that gets my creative juices flowing and can then come up with my own idea as a spin off from the inspiration.

Amy said...

Love all the paper work. Such great inspiration. Thanks!

SusieScrapper said...

Great card and thank you so much for sharing!

TraceyT said...

What a clever design!

Mary Duffek said...

How sweet is your card.....so fun!

Tracy said...

Congrats on being published - it's a great card!

Linda said...

Lots of inspiration on your blog.

Axes DesigNs said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing!

carol h said...

I am inspired by the work of talented people. I am always saying WOW now why didn't I think of that. Loved your card--how unique.

GabrielaD said...

very sweet! love it.

t-bair said...

Family is what inspires me and keeps me going every day!

Sally said...

This is what inspires me, looking at all the great creativity of others

Jewls said...

Wow Maren, I love how you cut the paper into that swirl. Congratulatons :)

Yvonne said...

When it comes to cards, magazines and blogs inspire me the most. I love to see what others create!

Justine said...

Blog Hops inspire me! This is the best one I've ever done. Okay my kids and husband are the ones who really inspire me.

Shellie Hartsock said...

Great blogs like yours really inspire me. Such wonderful ideas!

Kay said...

Aww, this is a very "tweet" and precious card! I am inspired by color, and viewing spectacular projects made by talented people such as yourself.

L.A. said...

Love the twirly branch you created! How fun!

susan opel said...

You are as TWEET as your momma! :) Have a great Friday, Miss Fantastico!

Marge said...

Your card is so "tweet" & I've always loved this publication - hope to make it mine!!!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Maren, I'm always admiring your card designs! You truly inspire me! This card is layered so perfectly. Congratulations!

Pat S. said...

Hi Maren!
Thank you for sharing the story behind your card. I am fortunate to also have a mom who offers me support and inspiration and unconditional love :)

kika said...

it is so "tweet"! love the card!

.................... said...

Awesome - your's might be my favorite of all I've seen today!

Chrissy said...

Love the swirl you created on this card! How fab!
I love seeing what everyone else makes and melding the parts I love to create my own style. I am also inspired by fabrics as well!

Sue Pardue said...

What a cute card! I'm inspired by looking at other people's blogs. There are so many talented people out there, you included!

Kelly said...

'Superstar' Maren, Thanks for all your beautiful cards and inspiration! Congrats on CC7!

Helen F. said...

Such a great card inspired by MOM! Love the birdies, they are so sweet and your color combo is very cheery.

Jenn said...

Super cute Maren!

I'm inspired usually by the person I am making the card for, or the DP I am using.

Have a great weekend!

Carol Weimer said...

Another great card using that adorable Cosmo paper!!

mspiggy7 said...

Great card!

Lynda said...

I find the blogs of such talented people (like the ones in this hop) are totally inspirational.

Vicki said...

What a great card! Thanks for sharing!

Kristin Y(jinchris2003@yahoo.com) said...

Super beautiful colored designer papers, stampsets, magazines ... they all inspire me. I, too, surf the website to enjoy other stampers' creation to start off my day.

Patricia said...

Absolutely beautiful card. I will be checking your blog often.

Meredith said...

Your card IS tweet! Congrats on being published!

Maureen L. said...

Lovely card. I get inspired looking at all the creativity on the net!

Julie O. said...

So cute and creative!!

Ashley said...

What a darling card....and i am having a great morning having my coffee while browsing all these wonderful cards...you ladies are quite talented!!

lana said...

tweet card... i am inspired by everyone

Mama Tuttle said...

Cute card and congrats!! So happy for you!! I'm totally inspired looking through all of these awesome blogs!! You ladies are seriously talented!!

Jingle said...

I am inspired by so many things! The little things in life that make me smile really drive me to create! Sometimes it's a great color combo I see or perhaps a fun mix of type somewhere...it's all inspiring!

nina said...

I'd have to say that all the wonderful blogs keep me inspired. I love your card - the saying is so 'tweet'!

Laurel said...

This is the "tweetest" card. I love it not only for how awesome it is, but also because it reminds me of Twitter! I definitely tweet all day long, so this card definitely made me smile! My inspiration stems from people like you who are kind enough to share your creations. I follow blogs, websites, and try and get a sneak peak at some magazines (hint, hint, ha ha). Thanks for letting me play!

jan farnworth said...

to be honest you inspire me by how talented you are whenever i see a card with your name i always smile and tell hubby i know her she got talent. keep up the great work.

sarahmartina said...

Hey Maren!!!
Awesome card! :)
I am inspired by the cause behind the card. I don't usually make cards just b/c (I just don't have the time), so most of my cards are FOR somebody. I think about that person, and I try to come up with something that will make their heart smile, and go from there!

Susan McRae said...

Such a cute card!

Karla K said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

cjs said...

I am inspired by all the talented paper crafters like yourself!

Ally said...

Very sweet! I love those leaves and clouds, thanks so much for sharing!

jen said...

All these fabulous cards inspire me!!!! Great job on this- it's wonderful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

I love birds! Fab card! Great colors and lay-out! TFS!

MBelles said...

Great card!!! I am mostly inspired by patterns and nature.

Janet L. said...

Nature and card making blogs seem to be my inspirations. Also, the recepients and occasions for the cards help. Congrats on being published.

Shawnna Samples said...

i am inspired by nature :)

Pamela Gibson said...

soo cute!

rae said...

totally inspired by others' work, perusing scrappy mags and online galleries, also completely inspired by patterned paper :)
looking forward to seeing this issue!!
♥~rae

Celeste said...

Love the branch--how unique.

Tanya said...

so sweet!

soccerboyzmom said...

Searching different sites give me inspiration to create along with magazines.

Phoebe said...

What a fabulous and creative card!! Love it!! So tweet!! :) What inspires me?? In my photography...my children and nature...everything I see is fair game for a photograph! LOL!! One of my favorite photos is a picture that I took of an old, rusty lawn mower! :D And one of my other faves is a picture I took of my favorite pair of jeans hanging on the clothes line. I know...it sounds silly but it's true. ;)

mcgeechs said...

What a pretty, pretty card. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Just Me Again said...

Beautiful card!

~kelly marie~ said...

I am inspired by things that make me smile. Anything that makes me happy is an inspiration!!

Wonderful card! I love it! It made me smile :).

Shay said...

I love the use of the clouds, leaves and swirling tree. Inspiration for me is found everywhere: history, books, magazines, art, blogs, handwriting, fashion...it all mixes together and comes out in its own way. Thanks for the inspiration found on your blog!

Christina said...

what a wonderful card to tell someone they're tweet! heehe

Berrett's said...

love the swirl of brown and the birds!!

tina

Ravengirl said...

Such a sweet card! I am inspired by the work of other artists, such as yourself! I am inspired by nature and by children's clothing!

Kelly S. said...

People that are strong in the face of adversity are very inspirational to me! LOVE that card, Maren!

{pam} said...

i get my greatest inspiration from all of the AWESOME blogs for card making and scrapbooking.

Jeni said...

Cute card! I love the dimensional look of it. Blogs & magazines are great sources of inspiration for me.

Daniela said...

This is sooooo cute! I love the little birds and the clouds, of course!
I am inspired by my daily life...tv, magazine, clothes, flowers, blogs....my adorable son, my messy desk :)

Sherri Thompson said...

Hi, Maren! So glad to have this chance to check out your blog-and your card is absolutely adorable! Can't wait to get my hands on a my very own copy of this issue so I can see your other projects. Card magazines (like CC7), blogs and online galleries are where I get most of my inspiration. Have a great weekend!

Cindy Vernon said...

Blogs like yours inspire me.

One4Joy said...

hey, Maren...fab card! what inspires me is a situation that could come up and you need to send off a card..I did just that today...makes me feel so good to create art specific for an occasion

Debbi said...

People's talent like yours inspire me. Thanks for sharing

ShellyJ said...

lovely card... i love all the inspiration that i find on blogs all over the place!!!

cal8007 said...

Someone else already took my comment, but I will add it is very tweet! LOL.

You all inspired me today - now on to creating something myself!

Carmen

digitalgrrl said...

Oh I love those birds. Cute card! I'm inspired by looking at all the great blogs out there. This is one of them! :)

Heather said...

Cute card! All these blogs and ideas used to create these great cards inspire me.

Vera Ling said...

Pottery Barn catalog & Jennifer McGuire's blog is my source of inspiration!

wendipooh13 said...

what a great card and love the layering, esp with that line!!! great job!!!

V said...

Adorable card.

I get inspired by hopping and stopping through a list of my favorite blogs.

Laura said...

What inspires me. . . all the great creations I see on others' blogs. . . all the fun products at my local Michael's store. . .

amy_wise said...

I love to search blogs! There are so many people who are creative and I need just a little nudge sometimes to get going!

Yvette said...

my children inspire me the most! I love when they tell me that I am the a best scrapbooker in the world:)

Hanne said...

Beautiful paper inspires me. I am so crazy about paper, it's not good for my health (and wallet :P)

Tiffany Heilman said...

So cute love that October Afternoon paper.

Indigo Wings said...

I'm inspired by other beautiful card creations and by all the beautiful patterned paper out there. Also, I can always find inspiration through the people I am making the card for.

joy said...

Colors, memories and occasions inspire me to create. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

missbliss said...

Love the story behind this card. Never seen a nest done like that I love it. Good job.

Heather said...

I'm inspired by hopping through all these blogs and seeing the gorgeous cards you all made!! It makes me want to head straight to my crop room and get to work!

syrant said...

Really cute! lack of time is sometimes my inspiration.

Kelly from Canada said...

I am inspired by the PTI design team when it comes to card crafting. In my everyday life I am inspired by the students I teach. Every year I grow and become a better person because of them.

Little GTO said...

Love your choice of patterned paper! The Mom is telling her little one she is going to fly over to my house and drop off a Card Creations 7 and will be back soon.
Sharon L

Artkat said...

I am inspired by blog hopping - the danger is then that you spend so much time blog hopping that you don't create anything

Laurie said...

What a great card! Creative design concept and love the leaves and everything being shades of "green"!

T said...

I like to be inspired by almost anything..nature..blogs like yours, magazines and also I like to be inspired by the person (if thats the case) I am making the card for.

T said...

I like to be inspired by almost anything..nature..blogs like yours, magazines and also I like to be inspired by the person (if thats the case) I am making the card for.

Liane said...

O My...what a great card! I get tons of inspiration from all of the super cool blogs!

Emelyn said...

I love this card and the way it steps out of traditional borders. Oooh and I always love stitching on cards!

Stephanie said...

Yes, a very "tweet" card indeed! I love your work and crafters such as yourself and your peers inspire me, along with just watching colors and patterns in nature and man made as well.

Leesa Berry said...

Friends, family and blogs such as yours inspire my card making! Love that tweet birdie card!

Beth said...

Very Creative!

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

Very cute card! It made me giggle a little! So cute!

Karen said...

Cute card, I am sure your mother loved it. I get most of my inspiration from blogs lately. The talent is mindboggling.

Heather Garl said...

Cute card! There is not too many designer names that I recognize, but yours is one I do! Thanks for the awesome creations and ideas!

Fleursbydesign said...

I get inpspired just by looking around me every day!

Stacy said...

I love getting inspiration from great paper colors.

Sue in Grapevine said...

I think that color combinations inspire me the most when I crafting.

Jen H said...

These 14 blogs have inspired me-want to go make some cards now!! Love your card. Love all the birds I am seeing!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Great card!!

Carol said...

have to say I am inspire by blog art a lot - and also, kris's color stripe. So I am glad I found your blog for the first time!

apron girls said...

Interesting use of paper. I like how you did the swirl.

Sandra said...

well I have to admit - I am not an original person - my inspiration comes from others cards!
Love your style!
Sandra

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