Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I've taken over Jill's blog today!!

Hi there!  I'm so excited to tell you that I'm a guest blogger over at Inspired By,  Jill Foster's blog!

Jill has invited several of us to be inspired by one of her cards (which is poetic justice, isn't it, as that is what she's been doing with us forever?) all this week, so be sure to visit there every day.  I am so honored that she thought of me!   Here's what I came up with:


supplies: white cardstock, K&Company Brenda Walton "Flora & Fauna Ledger Pad", BoBunny Powder Blue Flourish and Rust Dot design papers, stormy sky, weathered wood, tea dye and vintage photo distress inks, Hero Arts K5376 Hydrangea, CG222 Music Background, CG246 Classic Fabric Design, CL173 SparkleClear Simple Messages, versafine onyx black and Memories ArtPrint Brown inks, markers to color flower and leaves, black wire for antennae

It's a CASE of one of her cards that she made in July.  I'd love it if you'd visit her blog here today to see the card that inspired mine.

To celebrate, I'm giving away a set of the Hero Arts clear stamps CL383 Antique Engravings, where the butterfly above came from:


Please leave a comment here on my blog if you'd like a chance at winning it.  One comment per person, please, through Sept. 30.  I'll pick a random winner on or about October 1, and announce it here.  It's open to all, no restrictions.

63 comments:

Ruth S said...

Adorable card - great inspiration Lin ;)
No need to enter me in the giveaway... I have that set. But every time I see you play with that hydrangea, it reminds me how much I need it!!!
TFS, Rx

slbt17 said...

Thanks Lin - beautiful work!
Sandra ltb

Manasa said...

Very beautiful card Lin ! truly inspired I can say :)

Kathy Martin said...

Gorgeous card! Love your beautiful butterfly and the two pieces of paper underneath! :)

Chris said...

I just found your website from Jill's. I will be returning daily!! I love Hero Arts stamps and do not have this set yet.

Sandy said...

Lin, I agree with you...I love Jill's cards!!! The flower you chose to CASE today is super. I like your cards gentle blue (my favourite colour) and the hint of music notes in the background. LOVELY!!!

nancyjane said...

I've been following your blog for a long time and it's always a go-to when I only have a minute or two to browse. Thanks for sharing your time and talent.

stamping sue said...

what a lovely card. thanks for the chance to win stamps....can never have too many stamps.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Barb said...

I was just over there and left you some love. Gorgeous take on Jill's card, Lin! Please don't include me in the giveaway, as I already own this set. Just wanted to say congrats on a wonderful blog post for Jill! Hope you're enjoying your vacation still. . .hugs to you! :)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, Lin! The flowers and butterfly are just stunning!

CinBoopRella's Place said...

I absolutely love hydrangeas! I have them planted all around my home! This card is my all time fav! Thanks for making it available to see! Just beautiful!

Lillian Child said...

Beautiful creativity! Thanks for sharing with us. I am a new follower of your delightful blog. So nice to meet you! Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

kwolffis said...

I have wanted this stamp set for sooooo long! The butterfly in this set is one of the best.

L Birt said...

love the card... I've visited your blog before and really like your subtle softness felt in each of your card designs...thanks for the giveaway chance:)

Nancy K said...

Look at that gorgeous card...what an honor to fill in for Jill, too! Congrats!

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Lin, stunning card, will check out Jills Blog.
Please dont count me in the giveaway as I already have this set.

Cheri said...

Your card is beautiful. The little blue heart is the perfect touch. Thanks for the giveaway. That is the butterfly I need(haha).

Sharon said...

What a beautiful card, Lin. I love that stamp too and I love the way you colored it. I am really enjoying your blog!

katie said...

Beautiful card! Great ideas on the backgrounds. Thanks for the inspiration. I usually do little to none of the background because I am hyper-critical of myself. Thanks for your great CASE.
Love that HA Stamp set.
Katie

Vicky said...

Loved your card at Jill's post today Lin! I left you a comment there but I had to come over here as well. I think the butterfly at the end was a great touch! Don't you just love when something not planed turns out into such a beauty?!

Vicky said...

oh... and don't include me on the giveaway pleas, I own that set also :) I just wanted to leave you my love ! hugs

margaretart said...

Lin, that's a beautiful card, and although inspired by Jill's lovely card, this one is definitely YOU! What fun!

Melody said...

Your cards are always so beautiful. I especially like any with butterflies because my aunt loves them. I always use them on cards that i make for her.

Paula (PEP) said...

Hello Lin,
Came here via your post on Jill's blog today - rather capitvated by your colour combination & the way you used wire for the butterfly's antenna.
I love the way you made this personal for yourself whilst casing Jill's PB card.
Paula (PEP)

Sue Alger said...

I really like this card. The colors are beautiful, the flower is gorgeous, and the butterfl looks like it might take off at any time. It's nice to be inspired by others and then take it and make it our own. You sure inspired me.

Ellie Knol said...

So now whe are inspired by you and by Jill... you won't hear me complain!!
Beautiful!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Excellent job on being Inspired By the lovely Jill! Your card is absolutely lovely!

lynzw21 said...

Hi Lin, how exciting to do a guest post on Jill's blog- I will have to head over and check it out! I love this card, the vintage looking papers with the bent edges are gorgeous, and I love the touch of the twine and heart button at the bottom! I've been wishing for that Antique Engravings set forever, I just love butterflies :)

CraftyViolet said...

I like that card a lot. I just bought that stamp, or one just like it, and I was wondering what to add to it. The butterfly is perfect!

I would also love to win that stamp set so yes, please enter me into the draw.

Violet
www.craftyviolet.blogspot.com

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the rich distressing and colors! That is one of my all time favorite sets from them! Congrats on your takeover too!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the colors and the raised stamped areas.

Deb Neerman said...

This is just gorgeous! TFS!!

Shelley said...

Great card Lin!! Please do not include me I have this wondrful set.

MarcyK924 said...

Gorgeous card Lin! Great CASE! I already have this set, so please don't include me, I just wanted to comment on your card. xoxo

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your Card!!! You always do Flowers so Well....Love that set and don't have it yet....Hugs!! Kelly

Sue McRae said...

I always love your hydrangea cards Lin, they're always so beautiful. Please leave me out of the draw, I already have this stamp set.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your CASE of Jill's card is stunning! Great job!

Trinh said...

Gorgeous CASE of Jill's card, Lin! You definitely own that hydrangea and I love everything you create with it.

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Lin, how exciting! I love your card...you are so good at that beautiful hydrangea, and the butterfly is gorgeous. Another WOW card!

Ida said...

Again I love this card. It is just beautiful in every way.
Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful stamp set too.

A Crafty Person said...

I have really been enjoying your take-over blogs for Jill. It is always great to become acquainted with a new creative designer this way. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

Chunyuan said...

Your inspired card is stunning. You really made hydrangea stamp shine.

Kath Stewart said...

wow lin you did it again with this gorgeous stamp...you truly are the hydrangea queen...no need to enter me in the give-away either....off to pop over and visit Jill...hugs kath xxx

Angel said...

Lin,
How fun to see you take over Jill Foster's blog today.
I have seen your fabulous cards in the past, but this is my first time to your blog. Wow, so many lovely creations, I will need to add you to my favorite
artists to return to often.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card Lin! (Have that set already..)

Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous card Lin....I love your work!

joy said...

Love your CASE of Jill's card, Lin! You are one amazing gal - always love visiting your blog. And, please don't include me in the giveaway. I have that fab set too!

Maureen Chandler said...

I love your card - it is really beautiful! This is a wonderful way to discover new blogs and yours is great and I have had fun looking at all your pretty cards! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Мария Доричева Maria Doricheva said...

Dear Lin, congratulations! Enjoy the fun week. I will watch your creative endeavors too! Maria

SusieQ said...

Both of the cards, yours & Jills, are just beautiful. I think I'll try my hand and see what I can do. I love the Hero Arts stamp set also. I don't have this, but I'd like to.

Gilda said...

I love your card. The hydrangea is one of my favourites too and the set you're giving away is on my 'wishlist'!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Gorgeous color combo, it's gotta be right at the top with all my favs, blue and chocolate! The butterfly perched on the hydrangea is so sweet! Don't include me in the drawing, I have this set.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOORAY for your guest blogging!!! OH! This is a gorgeous card--love your little papers with the flowers and butterflies! GORGEOUS:) LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Virginia L. said...

Isn't this beautiful! I love your hydrangea card time and time again! The added butterfly is lovely in this! Sending happy hugs to you! No need to included me for this set!!

Michele said...

Beautiful Card!

J.F. Carter said...

Beautiful card, Lin. Your designs inspire me, keep it up!

Marilyn B said...

I am coveting that hydrangea, I have to have it now! I love your card and take inspiration from your work all the time. Thank you for the opportunity to win that lovely stamp set.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. I like the colours you have used.

Thanks for the chance to win the stamp set. I have recently started following your blog and enjoy looking at what you have created.

Re-atelier said...

Lovely card!

Adrienne said...

Love it!!

My mom is the biggest fan of butterflies I know -- she would go nuts for your cards!

Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks so much!

adrienne.toka@gmail.com

Carole said...

Hydrangeas and butterflies -- two of my favorites! Love the card.

Brenda said...

Your card is so beautiful Lin! I love the colors, especially that blue! (Please do not include me in the giveaway, but thank you all the same).

ivy said...

i've recently aquired this hydragea stamp and having fun playing with it. your card is an inspiration!