October 10, 2009

Welcome!

Hi everyone- thanks for stopping by! The purpose of this blog is to feature some of the amazing stampers from the Hero Arts flickr group from whom I draw so much inspiration. Each week I will choose a stamper to showcase. Each day I plan to show one of their cards as well as the card I made using theirs as inspiration. If you feel like joining in and making a card inspired by the featured stamper, please leave a link in the comments section as I would love to see your work, too! I will post a new featured stamper on Saturdays.


Okay, on to the featured stamper this week. It is none other than... Deborah Nolan! This entire blog is inspired by Deborah and her Wednesday Wonders. You must check out her blog !



It was near impossible to decide which cards I wanted to use of Deborah's- her flickr gallery is packed with inspiration. I finally settled on this card for today:

There are so many things I love about this card-- I don't know where to begin! First of all, the gorgeous blue background is so striking. The ribbon looks as if it is tied around the stem of the flowers and is blowing in the wind. That crackled butterfly adds the perfect distressed touch. And you can't forget those perfectly placed buttons!



Here is my take on Deborah's card:

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow!

Stamps: Text (Hero Arts), Butterfly (Amy Butler Lotus Floral), Flourish (Inkadinkado)

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Stampin' Up Black Ink, Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and Blending Solution, Jet Black StazOn

Other: Dimensional Adhesive, EK Success Corner Rounder, Martha Stewart Circle Punch, Fiskars Circle Cutter, Kodak Photo Paper, Making Memories Paper Piercer, Misc. Cardstock



21 comments :

charli said...

Both are gorgeous colors and I love the scallop shape!

Deborah said...

Thank you, Jill! I love your card - it's a thing of beauty!!!

TRace said...

Jill...what a great idea for your blog!!! Perfect 1st choice too! Both cards are stunning! You make we want to pull out my alcohol inks right now...thanks for the inspiration!

Lucy Abrams said...

what a FAB idea. Love your blog, and your card; and I am so happy you are featuring one of my all time fave stampers / people. :)

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous cards! Both the original and the inspired by! Lvoe the colors! So glad you highlighted Deborah! She is a great inspiration!

paula said...

Congratulatons on your blog :D. I bet you are going to have heaps of fun. I love the card that you made inspired by the very talented Deborah :D.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new blog! And thanks for featuring Deborah, who has inspired all of us. Both cards are awesome! The colors are so vivid. Judy Jung

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards (by both of you)! Love the idea behind your blog! Looking forward to seeing lots of inspiration here.
Sarah M

Anonymous said...

lovely idea for your blog! Deborah's card is beautiful and so is your's!

Anonymous said...

Oh Dang! I forgot to put my name on the comment above this one! marilynv19

Dawn said...

Jill - what a super idea and what a great inspiration you have for your first stamper. Deborah is extremely inspirational. I love you take on her card.

Lin said...

What a nice thing to do, Jill! The love just keeps on spreading, doesn't it? Deborah is a perfect choice to open your blog with. Loved both cards you showed today!!

Nancy said...

What a wonderful idea, Jill! I love your card with all the rich gorgeous colors. I'll be visiting often for more inspired creativity!

Susan McRae said...

Fantastic idea for your blog and great choice to have Deborah as your first featured stamper (I love her Wednesday Wonders). Both cards are beautiful! Love the background colours, so striking! Have fun with your blog!

Tomo H. said...

Congratulation on your brand-new blog! Both cards are so beautiful and inspirational!
So happy you highlighted one of my favorite stampers. :)

CinnamonSally said...

Great idea, Love both cards, I love butterfly cards!!!

Sanne said...

Great idea Jill!
I will follow your blog!
Greetings from Sanne - Denmark

Heather Maria said...

Jill, congratulations on your new blog! Both of the cards are gorgeous. Looking forward to visiting lots more in the future. Best wishes.

Kathy said...

GReat idea Jill and Deboah is the perfect person to start with..I love her unique style and her wit and gift to gab!!!!!! Congrats Deborah!!!!!!!

Jacqueline said...

What a wonderful idea - I had that idea recently but then with bloggers... Deborah's card is a beauty, and I have to say that your card is gorgeous too!

Anonymous said...

Each day gets better than the last!