Saturday, March 26, 2016

Inspired by "Inspiring Stand Outs" {Our Weekly Winners}

Thank you all so much for joining us this week at Inspired by #7!

Before we get to our Inspiring Stand Outs, we want to let everyone who applied to our Design Team Call know that the team has been selected and contacted. Thank you to all who applied!

What a gorgeous array of cards in our gallery this week!  Choosing standouts was not an easy job.  A special thank you to Bonnie Joynt for being our Creative Guest this week! 

Both Bonnie and I have chosen our stand outs!

These are the submissions that have earned a special Inspiring Stand Out badge this week. Please go ahead and display the badge on your blog!

Bonnie Joynt's Choice for Stand Out this week is:

Allie created a beautiful card that played nicely with the inspiration photo.  I love when people go out of their comfort zone and try a new technique.  Isn’t that what this challenge is all about; a simple photo inspiring creativity.  Allie’s hand painted watercolour tulips are beautifully showcased in the bucket.  The distressed background papers give the card an old world look that compliments the antique wooden chair in the photo.  Well done Allie!

There were so many beautiful cards to enjoy.  Thank you to all those who entered cards.  I hope you continue to be inspired by the photos that are presented in each challenge.  Happy crafting and I certainly look forward to many more challenges.  Thanks Karen for giving me the opportunity to be your guest. ~ Bonnie

Karen's choice for Stand Outs this week are:

This little blue bucket caught my eye in the gallery every time!  Leigh's style is so clean & sharp, yet she still managed to convey the shabbiness of the wooden chair with that little strip of woodgrain paper.  Gorgeous, Leigh!

And because it was too hard to just pick one... I'm also highlighting:

Kelly's card looks like a piece of art to me - it would be amazing in a frame or on a stand.  Her painting of the tulips is just stunning (view it large, her background is so subtle & gorgeous!).  Her hint of grey in behind is reminiscent of the fabric in the photo, and the twine adds just a touch of shabby chic!

Congratulations ladies and thank you to everyone who played along with us this week! We will be back in one hour with a brand new challenge!  

The next challenge goes live at 5:00 am PST.

Happy Stamping!


  1. Thank you for highlighting my card. Lots of beautiful entries inspired by your challenge this week.

  2. Beautiful work Stand-outs!! Thank you Bonnie for your original inspiration!

  3. Thank you for the "inspiring standout" Bonnie! So glad I could participate. Loved the graphic and your challenge!