January 8, 2010

Inspired by...

Today I have a very special featured artist whom I hold close to my heart, my best friend, Kari! And here is a blast from the past--
a picture of us from high school:

Those were the days! I think that picture is over 10 years old!

I know you will just love Kari's scrapbook layouts. I so admire her sense of style and attention to details. I have a couple of pages from her pregnancy album to share(she is wonderful mom and is expecting kiddo number 3 right now). Because her pages are so spectacular they inspired a couple of cards!

Here is our first page by Kari: I just love that Kari scrapbooks her ultrasound pictures of the tiny little life growing inside of her! The colors on this page are so bright and cheery with perfect distressing, too! And don't you love the flower Kari used in place of one of the photo corners? Perfectly inked around the edges!


Here is my card:
Here is the next scrapbook page by Kari:Kari is such a beautiful and radiant expectant mother! This page is so pretty! I love the orange backdrop accented by those big, bold flowers. The design of her page keeps the focus on the picture and the fun title! Everything on her page is perfectly balanced and sooo eye-catching!

Here is my card inspired by her page:

Thanks, Kari for letting me post a couple of your scrapbook pages on my blog! Thank you most of all for your friendship. I am so lucky to have you!

And thanks everyone for stopping by! I'm still smiling from all of your SWEET comments this week! I'll see you tomorrow with our next "Inspired by..." stamper. Who could it be??? :)

Supplies
Card 1-Stamps: Flower (Hero Arts CG128), Sentiment (Hero Arts CL156); Ink: Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Black Ink (Stampin' Up); Other: Watercolor Pencils (Stampin' Up), Dimensional Adhesive (All Night Media), Pearls (Recollections), Distress Stickles (Ranger), Photo
Corner Punch (EK Success), Leaf Die Cut (Sizzix)

Card 2-Stamps: Sentiment (Hero Arts CL342), Butterfly (Hero Arts CG130), Flourish (CG119), Splatter (All Night Media); Ink: Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Black Ink (Stampin' Up), Copic Markers (R29, C7, YR68), White Gel Pen (Sakura); Other: Dimensional Adhesive (All Night Media), Pearls (Recollections), Scallop Punch (Fiskars), Embossing Folder (ProvoCraft for Cuttlebug)

18 comments :

Mandy said...

Gorgeous layouts can see how they inspired you...two fabulous cards love the colours and the layouts...
mandy xx

Agata said...

I love how you get inspired by layouts!!! This is so great to take just a piece of it and make a beautiful card! Both are so nice and bright and cheery!

Diana said...

So great to meet your friend Jill. The layoutare are super great, and....your take on them is spectacular. So enjoying my visits to your blog!

Vanessa said...

Look at you sweet two! Great layouts and great cards, Jill!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful friendship between the two of you! Love the wonderful pages and your inspiration cards!
marilynv19

Kathy (krolski) said...

Kari's LOs are just fantastic and your cards are just beautiful! Love the old photo!

Rosemary said...

So fun you shared a little bit of your friend's scrapbooking with us, Jill! Fabulous cards, as always!!

AnitaRex said...

Jill so nice that you are inspired by your friend! Such cute scrapbooking she does! Goodluck to her with baby #3!

Nancy said...

Well if that's not gorgeous inspiration overload I don't know what is! Kari's LO's are so unique, they reflect a very lively personality. And Jill, your cards today are outstanding, the butterfly card has such a dreamy color scheme and I love how you used my favorite sentiment and beautiful stitching on the first card, that flower is amazing! Happy Friday to you!

Tiffany said...

Oh how wonderful to feature your friend!! Great times and love digging up old school photos, don't you? Precious! Love both of your card layouts, once again, you've outdone yourself with colors and a bold, unique design!

Virginia L. said...

I love the inspiration from Kari's pages! You did such a fabulous job!! Thanks for sharing your precious high school photo! Can a Scrapbook page be far in the near future....?

Karen from MI said...

Hi Jill! You are SO SWEET! I can just FEEL your WARMTH in your writing and BEAUTIFUL cards! I LOVE your work, Jill. I don't think that you need any INSPIRATION, Jill........you have got LOADS of FANTASTIC ideas, but I enjoy your blog and inspiration, PLUS I'm flabbergasted at all of the cards that you are creating. I am VERY IMPRESSED and INSPIRED. THANKS JILL. Hope your weekend is filled with SMILES and FUN! Love, Karen xooxo

Clare said...

Such a fun, bright card! Love it! :)

Alice Wertz said...

wow! wonderful layouts and cards, Jill! what a precious friendship you have with Kari! thanks for sharing!

Stamping Cafe said...

Oh how sweet to feature your friend, Jill! It is so lucky to have wonderful friend to share thing with!!

Love the layouts and your cards are stunning!!

Have a beautiful weekend!!

dustypenny said...

Aww, so sweet!

Lisa said...

*LOVE* your style!! All your work is just beautiful & so eye-catching!

And this card makes me swoon, in particular. :)

Heather Maria said...

Wow Kari's layouts are wonderful and your cards inspired by them are gorgeous. Two very talented friends!