Friday, September 5, 2014

Happy Birthday...Paper Crafting Challenges~INSPIRED BY

Hello, all...

Today, I'm super excited to be guest designing for Paper Crafting Challenges~INSPIRED BY.  Justin, the host of the blog, is challenging us to create a card in the style of a card-maker who we admire. The challenge is als doubling as a DT call so it is extra special!! 

Narrowing the field of who I wanted to case was a mega challenge, as soooooo many of you fan the flames of inspiration on a regular basis.  I decided that, for this challenge, I would case a designer whose cards run the spectrum from elegant and classy, to artsy and funky. If you want soft and delicate, she does it; vibrant and fold, she excels at it!  Name the technique, she's likely given it a whirl, with results nothing short of fabulous; name the product, chances are she has it! This designer is a multi-faceted, sparkling gem of creativity, innovation and design genius. Not only that: she has a heart of gold!

My 'admire-ee' for this challenge is the effervescent, poetic, talented Kimberly Wiener, from wienerhoneymooners,.  Many of Kimberly's cards 'speak' to me, but one in particular has been residing in my  "Cards I Super Love' notebook in Evernote from first glance.  You'll know why I love it as soon as you see it. I'm delighted to have opportunity to 'channel my inner Kimberly' to play along.

Here's Kimberly's card


and here's my take:


Check out Paper Crafting Challenges~INSPIRED BY for more inspiration and details, then share a card you've made inspired by a designer who WOWs you.

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day.


23 comments:

  1. Kimberley's card is gorgeous! I can so tell why you chose her as inspiration. Your card is equally as gorgeous and it is still very much a "Carol" card, I think you've definitely found your style now. No matter which technique/style, etc, that you choose to try, you definitely make it your own! hugs!

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  2. Awesome inspired card! Isn't Kimberley fun to CASE! :)

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  3. Oooooooh you did a gorgeous job CASeing Kimberly's card!! I love the crisp clean look of this card and the colors are so pretty! I love the double butterfly with the enamel dot in the center! Lovely work my friend! Have a happy weekend! ((Hugs))

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  4. What a beautiful CASE on Kimberly's card! Love your use of patterned paper and your "signature" butterflies (haven't seen them anywhere else)!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Miss C: I am EXSTATIC that YOU CAS'ed me!! LOVE this card, the butterflies are amazing!!! Love everything about it. I am burting at the seams that I am seeing this. You don't know how overjoyed I am... TRULY, you are a gem Carol!!! LOVE the papers, and the DOT, OH ...EM....GEEE....FABULOUS!!! Yes, I am shouting FABULOUS!!! Thanks so much for being a great Guest Desinger for Paper Crafting Challenges, so wonderful of you to join in as you do, so creative and sweet, MISS C, always a pleasure!!!!!

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  6. I love this post! Kimberly's style is pretty awesome, isn't it?! Awesome card to be inspired by AND you rocked it...still with your own twist but I can see how you were inspired...in my book, that's perfection. Congrats on the GD!

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  7. Kimberly's style is amazing !! And I love how u beautifully cased her card :)

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  8. I share your love of butterflies so this card makes me smile - a lot :) Fabulous BG paper and love the layered butterfly.

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  9. Lovely CASE Carol! Your layered butterfly is fantastic and I like the paper piercing touch.
    - Shauna

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  10. Perfect choice! Kimberly's cards always make me smile....and so does this one of yours! Love that layered butterfly, and however did you manage to find a matchy-matchy brad/enamel dot?!!!! Utterly amazing. Great design, fun papers, and just a wonderful card, Carol. Hope you're having a blast with Miss T and Mr. C. I know they love spending time with you! Bev

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  11. Congrats on being GD and I hope you get a permanent position on the team Carol!! I think you picked a great person to case and I love Kimberly's card, but I also love, love your card. What a great CASE Carol, I love the papers you used and of course I love, love your double layered butterflies. You did wonderful my friend and I can't imagine them not picking you for the design team! Hugs, Brenda

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  12. Congratulations Carol on your Guest Design, you would make a fabulous permanent DT member! This totally made me smile when i saw this. Your butterfly card is so pretty, especially the detail like the piercing and the pretty brad. I love how you fabulously CASEed Kimberly's card, what a perfect choice!

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  13. Congrats on your Guest DT spot! I think Kimberly is such a great choice, Carol, and, your card is an amazing take on her creation! Your butterflies are so sweet, and I love how you layered the patterned papers for your background...Crisp. clean and perfectly executed, as always!
    I think you would be a wonderful asset to the team, and I wish you the very best of luck!

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  14. Such a wonderful case. I just love the centre brad of the butterfly and that pretty background paper...have you seen Kimberley's entry into Ink is it amazing!!

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  15. Your resume is growing by leaps & bounds, my friend--Huge congrats on being the GD! Love your case of that great card--the double butterflies always grab my heart!

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  16. First of all, what a perfect choice for inspiration. Kimberly amazes me - you're right, there is nothing that girl can't do! And OH MY I am in LOVE with how her card has inspired you!! The colours, the design, the happy feeling that is oozing out of it...just awesome! I'm definitely slotting this one in my top ten favourites, FOR SURE!!!

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  17. woowww woooww your version is adorable also Kimberly version adorable and I love both and I love your butterfly and the color choice..yummy DP (I dont buy any DP Carol I always stamped it self also save a bit my money LOL) wish I can make a yummy DP like yours...Adorable card and LUV this too..hugs, Monika

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  18. I am so impressed by your choice - I, too have enjoyed many of Kimberly's cards!! Never been brave enough to CASE one though!!! That is where your awesomeness comes in - you, my dear, talented friend, are not afraid to try something new!! Good for you!! I love your paper choices and the double layered butterfly - what a genius idea to put one of those brads in the middle. Congrats on the GD gig - you are so very deserving and you just constantly amaze and inspire me!! Have a wonderful day!!

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  19. Another GD spot ... congratulations, Carol ... you're so super busy! What a fabulous CASE of Kimberley's card ... the DP is so beautifully matched ... and the dimensional butterfly with the brad body ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  20. LOVE your CASE of Kimberley's card. Great mix of papers and colors Carol. Loll xx

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  21. You beat me to the comments, C! I was saving up your posts since last week; being away for a week and having a crazy few days at work had me a bit behind my "commenting" schedule :)

    You CASEd the card beautifully … I mean, throw butterflies my way and my eyes turn into little hears and start flickering like crazy. I also totally admire the way you combined the layers and colors … ok, I'm also a bit jealous because that is something that simply doesn't compute for me. But hey, you do it so well, I'll just come by again and again to see what you are doing :)

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  22. Wow...hear we go again...another amazing butterfly card that is just about as cute as can be. I love your sweet layered pair of butterflies and your choice of patterned paper is perfect.

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