Friday, May 1, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Spa Weekend: Relax, Rejuvenate, BE INSPIRED!

WELCOME TO THE BLOG HOP!!! So happy you've joined us! Hopefully you've decided to spend your weekend at our Cuttlebug Challenge SPA; relaxing, winning amazing prizes, and learning new scrapbooking techniques! You have from now until 10PM Sunday to complete the blog hop and be entered to win prizes galore! If you just happened by my blog today, go to Cuttlebug Challenge to start your blog hop experience.
So when you think of relaxing, what comes to mind? My favorite method of relaxing is being outside, enjoying nature and the beautiful world around me. Nothing makes me feel better than sunshine and a warm breeze...and the best part, this relaxation technique is absolutely free! I am so inspired by the world around me, always thinking of new scrapbook layouts and cards just by being outdoors and enjoying the amazing world God has given us. So after you've completed the blog hop, grab your camera and go outside...see if you can find a little inspiration.
Of course, this time of year another relaxation technique I love is working in my garden and with my flowers. My favorite flower is the DALHAI. Here's a picture:

And just look how my love for the DALHAI inspired me to create with my Cuttlebug:



Thanks so much for hopping to my blog! Now I have a little blog candy to give away plus you will be entered for Cuttlebug Challenge prizes, would you like details? I'm giving away Martha Stewart stamps, Ribbon, and a Melissa Francis mini album... All you have to do is become a follower of my blog if you're not already and leave me a comment telling me WHAT IS YOUR INSPIRATION? Then pick my flower, the DAHLAI...and continue on your blog hop to pick the next flower.
And now, time to start hopping again. Your next stop, Maggie LaMarre's amazing blog. Just click on her name. Have fun!!!

132 comments:

cpbunch said...

Love it all! The flower pot and the flower you picked. Just wonderful!!

Tammie said...

How pretty, Ber! I love your real and cuttle flowers!

Wanda said...

My inspiration is nature. I love the outdoors and the beautiful flowers. Thanks for doing the blog hop
Lots of Hugs

Christina said...

I look for inspiration thru magazines! Subbed to you thru google reader. Love your creations!

ellen s. said...

yeah! dahlias!!!!!!!! i just got seeds for all green ones...can't wait! thanks for the inspiration, this is fun so far

java diva said...

I think my inspiration is art itself. I see art everywhere and it gets my wheels spinning.

jeanie nieva said...

lovely project. i seem to be having trouble following your blog but i did add you to my google readre. i hope that is ok. thanks. :)

Mimi said...

I love all the layers of this flower! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Ellen said...

I got my inspiration from magazine's and by blog hopping!

Ellen

Jen said...

My biggest inspiration would have to be Life....everyday things. Ads in magazines, TV logos, cereal boxes. All are so creative and so many man-hour have gone into their design, that I just cannot resist!!!

joni said...

My favorite flower lately!!! Just got the Spellbinder die! Happy NSD!

Beth said...

Your Dahlia is beautiful Amber as is your card and flowers already follow you so just need to leave you a comment. You gals at CBC inspire me.
Hugs
Beth

JillyBelly said...

i just love your creations amber! thanks for sharing it with us!

Meda said...

Oh, Amber, I wish I had a garden too! Maybe I ca transform my new terrace into one!

Tonya said...

Gorgeous project and card. Dalhai's are so beautiful!!

Hmmm I find inspiration in all sorts of things......clothes, nature, talented artists, magazines. I try to find inspiration in all things.

Terrie B x said...

Hi Amber...
such beautiful creations..TFI
I am following!!!
Have a great weekend:)♥
`Thanks`:)for a great Blog Hop

Made by Mandy said...

Dahlias are such lovely blooms, the flowers are so luscious and they have so many colours, just yummy.

I get inspiration from blogland. I take part in a lot of challenges and have seen so many fabulous creations along the way, how can that NOT inspire you.

silvia said...

Popped over to pick a dahlia. I get my inspiration from nature.I scrap many of the photos that were taken in my garden

Liz said...

Flowers (all kinds) are my inspiration!

anne2411 stempelträume said...

Die Blumen sind Inspirationen für
tolle Ideen und super klasse Karten...

Danke für deine Besuche auf meinem Blog

glg anne

akagreenhouse said...

Dahlias are gorgeous! They are so big and beautiful!

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

I find inspiration everywhere...especially colors.

Baba said...

Love the pretty Dalhai! Nature is inspiring, just look at all the lovely fabrics coming out today!

MMG said...

My inspiration is my family and friends -- certain cards come just from thinking about someone!

I'm following your blog now -- cannot wait to see your future posts.

Bonnie said...

YOU are my inspiration. How's that??? I've been a follower of you for quite a few years. Love you bunches. The Dahlai is beautiful. Dad has that peach colored one that just keeps on going year after year. I didn't read anywhere that the last dog you rescued is named...Dalli..short for Dahlai.

BishopsMommie said...

my inspiration i think is the internet and all the scrappy ideas floating around me..tons of it at my fingertips.. your flowers are beautiful.. Thanks for your inspiration!!

Regina said...

I find inspiration all around! gorgeous project

butlerfly24 said...

Gorgeous creations, love the glitter down the sides of your blog!

Shannon said...

Just dropping in to say Hi!!! Really, super, cute project!

Daniela said...

I look for inspiration in magazines and online galleries :)

Cheryl said...

They are gorgeous flowers! I love what you did with your cuttlebug. I get a lot of inspiration from seeing all the wonderful ideas on crafting blogs.

Maggie said...

Amber just gorgeous, Luv the flowers..
Maggie

connie said...

I became a follower. I love your blog.

Beth Norman said...

Awesome project. Very unique and interesting.

Colleen said...

Great blog and love your flowers.

Linda said...

Love you bouquet of flowers you have made!! That pink dahlia is STUNNING!!

artycrafty said...

Amber I can tell its going to be fun following your blog. so inspirational!

Arlene B. said...

My inspiration comes from the photos I take, getting ideas from blogs and just enjoying friendships and life.

Teresa (aka tmom) said...

One of my favourite flowers! So pretty to grow in the garden. Love your work, thanks for the fun blog hop!

Mandy said...

I love your Blog

Calie said...

I "heart" your flowers! They are adorable!

Kay said...

Hi! Your dahlia pic is gorgeous! I love your project; it's stunning.
Sometimes I get inspiration from mail order catalogs (especially the ones that have bedding).
Thanks for the hop!

Kelli said...

I love nature inspired projects, very pretty! I also love the flower choice, never heard of them before!

craftylin said...

I get my inspiration from the many blogs I view every day.
I really love the flowers you made with the cuttlebug.
Linda Peterson

Sharon said...

I get my inspiration from everything around me. Enjoying the hop!!

Chloe said...

Your project is beautiful!

My inspiration is nature, as well as sketches and the amazing work of others.

Enjoy the Spa Weekend!

lisa808 said...

I've been a long-time follower! I get inspiration from blog hopping! Thanks for the chance to win some candy.

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

I find scrapping inspiration all of the web.

jenniferlynnhansen at yahoo dot com

Lynda said...

I get inspiration from all the wonderful blogs.

Mary Jean said...

im inspired by all of you wonderfully talented ladies who share your creativity with us!

Debra Johnson-King said...

That's a winderful project. It gets the creative juices flowing!

EstherNZ said...

My friends are my inspiration! They are such beautiful people :)

Denise said...

Love that Dahlia. So so pretty! YOur flowers are adorable too. Very creative.

To find inspiration, I search the net and usually find something to spark my creative juices.

Thanks for the chance to win some fun blog candy! I've followed you!!

Brenda said...

Dahlia's are so impressive. I've only grown them once and then forgot to take up the tuber and it didn't make it through the winter.

My favorite place ever is in my backyard working in the flower beds, or swinging in my overstuffed two person swing - watching birds and flowers.

inkpressed said...

I get inspired just about every where I go. Your site is wonderful!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, I love all the different techniques you used in that project. Just beautiful!....deanna

www.girlsinthecraft.blogspot.com

Katarina said...

I get inspired by colours, pretty patterns and sunlight! I get so happy from sunshine and warmth that it makes me want to create.

Thanks for the chance on the lovely candy - you have a great blog.

soccerboyzmom said...

My inspiration comes from paper. I just look and then go find a picture that inspires me to scrap or even make a card. your flowers are beautiful and I love the vase of flowers you made.

Helen F. said...

Thank YOU for the chance to win such yummy candy, Amber! I am a follower and want to mention, I love your flower choice - the Dalhai is so colorful and cheery in any garden. I get so much INSPIRATION from checking out all of the talented blogs out there. Thanks for being one of them.

Carol Ann said...

I look at colours for inspiration it can be colours in nature, fashion, books anything really sometimes I see colour put together in a way I would not have thought of, I'm always learning.

Greta said...

I'm inspired by so many different things, but especially color and simple designs. I love reading decor magazines and blogs to get ideas to apply to my scrapping.

Sheila D said...

Gorgeous flower and gorgeous project. I must admit that all my inspiration comes from blog hopping. I just put your blog in my google reader so you can be my inspiration also. Loving your blog!

Reneeromero said...

Nice blog.

Susan McRae said...

Dahlias are gorgeous flowers.

Janet said...

I've never seen that flower before. It's so nice. My inspiration is usually color--whereever I see it.

Sandra said...

Oh, i love the flowers you've made! My inspiration are the people and things around me that i love! Especially my kids. I love that they enjoy the littlest things in live. It gives me much pleasure!
Sandra :-)

I2BZ2W8 said...

My family and friends are my inspiration. I have always worked with my hands and enjoyed making home made gifts.

Anonymous said...

I am just a beginner at card making and would have to say that my inspiration right now would have to be some of the beautiful things that I have seen during this blog hop.

Sandy D.

sdul at insightbb dot com

Eveline said...

Isn't this bloghop fun. I'm already a follower of your blog.
That flower looks gorgeous.
Eveline.

Britiney said...

Beautiful creations!!

Diane said...

love you projects. I hope I win a cuttlebug.

Diane said...

love you projects. I hope I win a cuttlebug.

Dawn W said...

I get inspiration from all around me. MAgazines, the web, billboards, color combos in clothing, TV commercials, you name it!

Chris said...

I get insiration by nature and what I see.

Foxcraft said...

For lots of my projects my inspiration is my kids but when I need extra inspiration I go blog hopping.

Dawn said...

Lots of things inspire me, but most of all the love of my children...I am always striving to be better so I live by example and they learn by my actions.

sandyh said...

dahlias are very beautiful. i get inspired by everything....nature, magazine layouts, even color combos when i am clothes shopping!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

Traicee said...

Love dahlias- especially the waterlily types! Your paper flowers are so pretty!!!

*BJ* said...

thanks for being part of this...

samiam said...

My mom has a green thumb and grows dalhais and the blooms are a big as your head,

Debbie said...

Thanks so much for participating! I feel like I'm meeting new friends from around the world.

SMK said...

my inspiration is God, my wonderful husband, and my loving family and friends :)

nanalady said...

Hi, Amber and thanks for this great fun. Love your Cuttlebug bouquet! Your site is full of inspiration.

Becky said...

Beautiful choice of flower. Hope your weekend is going well. Thanks for sharing.

PaperDreams said...

I Like your Blog its full of new Ideas for me. Thank You

Melissa said...

For inspiration I love to blog hop there is so much to find out there I can learn something new every day. Thanks for have me visit I will stop back later. -Melissa

Viviana Martínez said...

I love the way your fav. flower inspiered you. My inspiration is also in the outsides... flowers, insects, animals, life! I agree with you when you say that God gives us a lot an amazing world.

Melissa said...

What a cute flower bouquet!

I get a ton of inspiration from my kiddos. They bring me so much joy, I love creating pages for them!

HappyHappyJoyJoy said...

My inspiration is to look at the gallery at Splitcoaststampers and at blogs like yours. They give me a lot of creative mojo.

Thank you for doing this!

scrapinnannyof5 said...

Just dropped in to say hi. My inspiration comes from my grandchildren. grvdger@suscom-maine.net

Smullis said...

My inspiration is nature and the outdoors. I love your creations...very beautiful!

gram2three said...

My inspiration comes from my 3 grandchildren and 2 children. Great Blog you have. Thanks

fresh as a daisy said...

My inspiration comes from my family friends and everything around me!

kreativeimagination said...

Love your projects.Magazines,blogs helps me relax and they also inspire me to get in my crafty mode.Happy NSD! thanks for the awesome giveaway!

stampinsueco said...

Your bouquet of flowers is pretty. I also get inspiration from nature. My friends tell me that all I ever make are cards with flowers or leaves. Your dahlia is beautiful.

LISA said...

Amber I think my inspiration comes from everyday life. Looking at things in a diffent way helps me come up with new ideas. It's springtime, everything blooming and so full of life. How could that not inspire you.

Christi said...

My inspiration is my son. Children are absolutely fascinating! Even the little things inspire me!

Jewls said...

Hi Amber :)
The dahlia is certainly an impressive flower.
I adore the flowers & card you made.

KerrynF said...

The outdoors inspire me everyday.
Your work is gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

JanetintheJaw said...

Love all your creations especially the flower bouquet! Happy NSD!
Cheers...

jinxi~ aka angi said...

Inspiration you ask?... Looking at your scrapped flowers in the box!!! I want to do that! Hows that for inspiration! They are awesome! I could see those sitting on my desk at work.. and I wouldnt have to worry about them ever dying! hehe

Chrissie said...

Flowers do it for me too. I'm now a follower.
Chrissie

Daintry said...

Cute onsie box! I am trying to come up with a cute idea for a friends baby and that is a super cute one! I may have to lift it! :) Thanks for the chance to win!!

Donna said...

My inspiration is my family. There is always something going on and the opportunity to take some photos for me to scrap. Just recently my first grandchild was born...my camera hasn't cooled down yet!

Love your bouquet!

Allison said...

sucha beautiful flower and beautiful project
AllisonX

cottagerca said...

Like Mandy, I get alot of inspiration from blog hopping and surfing the web. Once I find a sketch at matches the horizontal or vertical configuration of my pictures, I love the challenge of acomplishment. Sketches!!!

ava

NANCY said...

My inspiration comes from everywhere.......

Softangelkisses said...

Love the big pink flower and the little flowers you made with the cuttlebug :)

Carol B said...

Love your projects.

I relax by crafting with my 5 yr old grandaughter. She loves to crank the handle on the cuttlebug. It is such a delight to see the look on her face when the finished product comes through.

Make yourself a GREAT day!

Lisa McDowell said...

Love that pink of the Dalhia.. Hot baths for me is how I relax...

TraceyT said...

What a sweet project!!

Brit Swiderski said...

Absolutely gorgeous project! Thank you for sharing. :)

DI HERBERT said...

love the pretty basket

Beth said...

Dalhais are awesome. Great blog. You are very talented.

Crystal said...

WOW! I am getting so inspired on this blog hop! Good job on the flower pot and the card is too cute!

Veronica said...

My inspiration believe it or not, is other people's work...I love browsing through magazines, books, and websites of all kinds from gardening, to kids...I put my own spin on what I like, or in some cases--don't like.

Shelley said...

Enjoying the blog-hopping and flower collecting! ~ Shelley

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a wonderful project! Love the flowers and the card... I usually get inspired by looking at blogs and magazines... so many talented people out there. :o) TFS!

Brianna B said...

Very pretty flower-don't know if I've ever seen one! Love it!

ALLY said...

I get inspired by lots of different things... magazine ads, flowers, book covers, blogs and art work.

Savor the Journey said...

Love your dahlia-inspired 'flower pot'!

Inspiration for me? Music, Color, Life

Have a sweet weekend!
~Bev

Gloria said...

Love your flower choice!

Nancy G. said...

Right now my husband is in Iraq so the only me time I have is at night after they are asleep. I have a 6 year old a 1 1/2 year old and one on the way. One of the ways I like to relax is make a bowl of pasta with marinara sauce and watch one of my fav movies. Not very healthy maybe but very relaxing.

bevyb said...

I get inspiration from blog hopping and magazines. I signed up as a follower so I'll be back

Rona said...

Love the flowers - I need to make one of those for my desk at work!! I get my inspiration from blogs like this!! I have never been particularly creative but when I make something that is inspired by something I have seen in a magazine or on a blog I love what I create and it makes me happy!

Susan said...

I draw inspiration from everything around me.

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

love those flowers and the pot and card. terrific!

Brit in MN said...

My inspiration is definatly my 2 yr old son. I love scrapping everything he gets to experience for the first time. He get so excited. I love your idea for stamping/stitching on baby onesies. I hope someone has a baby soon so I can try it!

Kim Marie said...

What fun projects. I relax a lot by blog hopping!Thanks for the game!
Kim Marie

Charo said...

I just learned that I will have my first grandchild! Great tutorial, thank you!

SanDslnrs said...

My inspiration is nature, the birds, flowers, trees, and of course, my grandkids. I love all types of crafting. I'm new to cardmaking and this blog has really, really inspired me to try new techniques.

Thanks for the blog hop!
Sandy

Rebecca said...

what a beautiful flower!

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