07 August 2010

EIC #100 {Cathy Walters} and blog hop!!!

Hello, friends:}


It is a FABULOUS day in EtsyInspired-land!! We are celebrating our 100th challenge! HOOOORAY! And to celebrate we are having a blog hop with a prize on each DT blog! 


Our featured Etsy shop this week is:: Cathy Walters! WOW--so much inspiration! She makes beautiful pendants and many other pieces as well! Cathy is an avid photographer and loves to "make stuff"!  It's easy to see how photography could inspire these gorgeous pieces of jewelry!  Just look at some of these pendants she's made!


Because this is our 100th challenge...we have some AWESOME sponsors lined up for you! We have two prizes for our players, which include:: one free pendant [winner's choice] from Cathy Walters and a Grand Prize box filled with goodies [pictured on the right]. Some of the goodies in this Grand Prize include: 


  • 12x12 cardstock stacks
  • Papercraft Magazine and Pin
  • Scrapbook in a bag
  • Ribbon
  • Sequins
  • Chipboard mini album and elements
  • Metal tags
  • Buttons
  • Embossing squares
  • Glitter
  • Tickets
  • Rubber stamps
  • Felt embellies
  • Brads
  • Flowers
  • AND MUCH MUCH MORE!!!
And for all of our friends, you can be entered to win a prize from one of these FABULOUS sponsors:: Unity Stamp Co.Lawn FawnMay ArtsCharleston ScrapbookingSoft Pencil Designs, and Limelight Papercrafts! WOW!! All you have to do to win one of these prizes is hop through each of the EIC DT blogs and leave some love


Today I'm sharing three cards that I made--I couldn't help myself! Cathy Walters has super cute pendants!! This first creation is actually a tag. It was created using my Artistic Outpost stamps. I stamped the background with the text/eggs and then distressed it. I wanted it to look as close to the inspiration photo as possible. Then I stamped the nest and cut it smaller--then using my brown burlap string {available at Limelight}, I made the nest 3D! LOVE it! Then I made the eggs blue--it makes them pop more. The sentiment is from Ippity's What Matters Most set. LOVE LOVE LOVE this tag!! 


This next card was inspired by the owl pendant and created using woodgrain paper from DCWV. The owl and sentiment is from Unity's What A Hoot set. LOVE it! I wanted that owl to look like the photo--but with more color and dimension! 


My last card was created based on the butterfly pendant. I really liked how it looked with words and a butterfly--so I created a muted red and brown card. I love how the metal frame holds the sentiment {Ippity's Regal Greetings} and butterfly {Unity's Naturally You}. I wanted the butterfly to be with more shine--so I added glossy accents. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!


That's it for me--but there are prizes waiting for you! I will be giving one lucky person the Unity set How Far Can One Go. ACK--LOVE LOVE LOVE Unity!! And don't worry--there are prizes on each of our DTs' blogs!! So stop by there to win a prize:




Julie Ranae {August Guest DT}



Don't forget to head over to the EIC blog for more details! This challenge ends on Friday, August 13 at noon Pacific Time


Thanks so much for stopping by! LOVE LOVE LOVE sharing these challenges with you! Happy 100th challenge, EIC!! Here's to 100 more!! Be blessed;}
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ps...just wanted to remind you about the prizes::: There will be two winners picked from players of EIC100. One will win a free pendant of their choice from Cathy Walters, the other will win the Grand Prize box. Winners from the EIC DT blogs will be randomly picked and announced sometime after Noon on Friday, August 13

90 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

So many cards, how DO you do it??? Really special and a wonderful interpretation of the challenge, Sav : )

Emily Branch said...

Your owl tag is absolutely PRECIOUS!!

And, the "thanks" card is SIMPLY SCRUMPTIOUS I love how you combined the lined background in the tag, the sentiment and the adorable butterfly with the inspiration!

The little nest is SOO SOO SOO SOO precious!! I love your work, and I love being on this DT with you!

Jacilynn said...

adorable! super beautiful cards

Kerry said...

Okay, it's official...you are a crafting fool! :) Your cards are fabulous and I had to do a double take on that great tag...I thought it was just a close up of the pendant at first!

Kim Wilson said...

Savannah I love the owl peeking his little head up! Super cute :)

Nicole Maki said...

Gorgeous work! I love all three but the nest tag was so extra-awesome it made my night.

Great job!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love all those cards, what fun!!!!

Virginia L. said...

Oh... My... Savannah!! We are rewarded with not one, not two, but THREE gorgeous cards! That bird nest is out of this world! Love how you tie the strings for the owl! Last but not least, that flower card has gorgeous details with the petals..the layering, the colors,ETC!! YOU amaze me (AGAIN!)! AWESOME AWESOME post! ( I rarely use so many capital letters.. this is the EXCEPTION!!!!!) LOL

lynn said...

3 wonderful cards, savannah! LOVE, LOVE that nest-like i said, just wonderful:)

SmilynStef said...

Fabulous inspired designs ... Etsy-licious I would say ... I ♥ that tiny little bird nest.

Stephanie said...

Wow, all 3 projects are awesome, you are one busy girl!

Betty said...

of all 3 cards the red flower is my favorite - just beautiful - in fact it probably is my fav of all the challenge cards.

de said...

Wow. You never cease to amaze me with your craftiness! I love, LOVE that tag! And the cards?! GORGEOUS! You rock girl! Thanks for all your hard work too!!!!

Terri E. said...

Tons of great cards!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Karen B. said...

Holy camoley! What a fine array of cards! Love each and every one of them. So glad that you are on the EIC team, your creations are always awesome.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful projects Sav! My fav is the flower!

Emily Keaton said...

Amazing projects, Savannah!! Love those owls. Thanks for the chance to win that Unity set :)

StampinCathy said...

I just love all the inspirational pieces you used to create all the awesome cards. I just love your creative and inspiring MOJO! Please don't put me in to the giveaway. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Unity, but I have that stamp and would love for someone to enjoy Unity like I do.

KarenB said...

Wow Savannah, I love all three of your projects. I think my favourite is the thank you card - so warm and rich and elegant.

Sharona said...

Your projects are so lovely! I especially love the bird nest project. Just Beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

Erika M. said...

Awesome creations - you are amazing!

~amy~ said...

WOW!!!! Good grief, all your cards are fabulous!

Purple Princess said...

Absolutely fabulous projects!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Simply adore your egg nest tag... too cute. You are on a roll, wonderful cards!

lisa a.

FibreJunky said...

Savannah!! You are like a super rock star today!! Wow!

Jess said...

So much beautiful inspiration! I love that tag!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

SAV! Three projects? You rock! That tag is so cool with the nest, you need to submit that! I love your cards too, they are fabby!

Creative Char said...

WOW! All of your cards are fabulous!!! I especially love the first one with the bird's nest. Great job! TFS!
craftychick99 at yahoo dot com

Rachel Schumacher said...

Wow, I love her pendants, and I LOVE your take on them! That nest one is too, too cute!

Ujjwal said...

Wow, three of those beauties together !! Love the bird nest :)

Traci S. said...

Hi Savannah!

Wow! What great blog candy...and 2 winners. Thank you for sharing this opportunity with us!

I LOVE LOVE the cards! I love bird's nest tag especially with the light blue robin's eggs in them. It reminds me of CT, where I grew up! Wonderful!

And, that owl is so much fun! It is a great celebration card. Especially, for academic achievements!

I really LOVE LOVE the red card with that wonderful flower and tiny butterfly in the
little opening, by the word thank you! LOVE IT!

And, guess what! The He IS ABle chalenge is continuing...not to late to get going on it! And, as of right now, you are one of two people who have left a comment this week. So, you have a 50% chance of winning the Card of the Week as of right now. Fortunately, people may leave a comment up until Tuesday night at 8pm! Good Luck on both the challenge...and winning the donated, incredibly perfect card with a magnificent flower on it!

Remember,
He IS Able,
Traci S.

Joy said...

these are alllllll amazing!

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow Sav! All your cards are so beautiful! You are such an inspiration to us all!

Gwen said...

Great cards! Love your interpretations of the inspiration peices!!

JPScraps said...

Great work on everything Savannah!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

That tag is the coolest. Love all of your designs. Thanks for the chance to win!

Loretta Rodger said...

I just love the softness of the card,all of the colors work so beautifully together! I'm really enjoying the Etsy blog hop!

Kelly Massman said...

I'm never disappointed when I come to your site! Your work is beyond FABULOUS!! Love the bird and nest! Then, I look down and see a FANTASTIC owl card and then the reddish flower card--all GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for a chance to win!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

That rope bird nest you created is inspired! Thanks for the chance to win too!

craft-princess said...

Love them all!! Great inspiration!

Sandy said...

Wow, all three of your pieces are really great inspired pieces. I especially love the bird's nest tag -- I love making tags for some reason.

Cassie_lu said...

your projects are stunning and I love how you brought the look of the pendant over to paper

Rebecca said...

I love how you carried over the pendant idea into silver edged tags - pure genius!

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards! Just loving those pendants!

Jennine Chambers said...

Wow Sav! Love every one of your creations!!

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful cards!

Jennifer

Sew-Ink said...

Fabulous cards! Your cards are always amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Sherri Thompson said...

Amazing cards, as usual, Savannah! You are one busy girl! LOVE the owl one-I'm slightly obsessed with owls. :)

Janice said...

Wow your projects are all great but I must say I think the tag is my favorite. Beautiful job!!

Christine said...

Wow, you were busy! I love all your projects and the next you made is exceptional!!!

xx

Sandra P said...

You my dear have been a busy busy bee :D

your tag and cards are tres fab! Love them all but if I had to choose I would say the tag is my fave!

TFS :)
Hugs,
Sandra P

Anne said...

Wonderful samples for inspiration!! What a great set of cards, that nest is pretty impressive!! Thanks for the creative samples!! Wonderful to meet you and your blog! :)
Hugs,
Anne

Teepee said...

Savannah, your cards are really lovely. I came here from Tracy's site, where I left a message as well. I have just found you two and am delighted. I'll definitely become a "follower"
Teepee

marilyn said...

Love your cards. The inspiration is wonderful and you interpreted it so beautifully!

Chris said...

awesome cards

Laurel said...

Wow! 3 amazing projects! Such detail and love went into each one. I love your birds nest tag. LOVE IT.... Thanks for the chance to win.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

not sure where to start with all these fabulous creations! I love the tag with the burlap string! That is so clever! The amazing grace captured my attention right away with the tiny embossed butterfly. Oh how cute! Thanks for inspiring and the chance at the great giveaway!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, what fabulous projects! I especially love your little birds nest - it's a total work of art!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

amazing projects - each of them is beautifully done!!

Carley said...

Thank you so much for sharing all the cards they are all super cute! I love finding inspiration from all of you! Thank you for sharing

Lots of Love

Carley

Tammy said...

Girl, you just keep amazing me with your work! Stunning is all I can say! Stunning!

paperpapier said...

the owl card is a hoot..so cute

Michelle VP said...

Wow! I love how closely each of your creations mirrored the pendant you chose. Stunning work! :)

joeygirl86 said...

I loove all of your creations! They are perfect..you are so creative, love it!

Crystal said...

your cards are fabulous! i used the same amazing grace pendant for my layout inspiration in the EIC challenge! it is so gorgeous and your card is a perfect project! so beautiful! hugs!

Michelle said...

Love your projects!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Savannah, all your cards are fabulous! I especially love the owl one!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your projects are super adorable, Sav! I am totally in love with the birds nest! So sweet! You rock, girlie! :)

JanR said...

Great cards, that last one is gorgeous!

My Angel said...

Gorgeous Cards Sav!! Love all the cards!! So talented you are~~

Donna said...

Love your work and love the way you used the pendants for inspiration.

Thanks for sharing,
Donna
DonnaCMC at optonline dot net

Anne Jagger said...

You always create such beautiful projects. X

Lillian Child said...

Fabulous cards and tags - oh my!! Love your blog - thanks for sharing your talents with all of us!

Toni K said...

What adorable projects! Perfect!!!

Ravengirl said...

All of your cards are so fabulously inspired! I really love the last card! Super cute!

Sue McRae said...

What great projects! Love the bird nest, so sweet!

Rosemary said...

wow, all your cards are just amazing!!

Ann said...

You have truly outdone yourself, girl! These are amazing! LOVE your bird's nest tag!

cindy said...

Savannah girl you are everywhere. You are going to start thinking I'm your stalker. Your cards and that tag are awesome. Only the best from the uber talented Savannah. Peace-Love

Neeti said...

All your cards are simply wonderful... love your creation and the bird's nest is so cute.
Hugs, Neeti

Tini said...

AAaaaaa ...so many owls on the projects by the EIC DT's... I LOVE IT! And your nest tag is sooo super!
Hugs Tini

MsOktober said...

Hi Savanna,

All 3 of your creations are so pretty! My very favorite is the blue bird nest tag....it is so unique and I think you did a wonderful job on it. I'd expect to see that kind of thing in an arts & crafts magazine!

**Farrah** said...

Wow, 3 project! And they're all so fab!!
Doesn't surprise me that you've been published!
Farrah

Sasya said...

so many beautiful creations!!! i simply LOVE that tag!! :)

Chris said...

So glad I kept scrolling through your blog - wow, these 3 projects are wonderful. That bird nest? Cute enough for a bird!! :) And I loved the german text...reminds me of my heritage.

Angella D. Crockett said...

All three of your projects are fantastic!!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work with us! God Bless!!

Scrapcollectr said...

That nest! You captured it perfectly. :-)

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Wonderful cards and project, that owl is perfect for your inspiration piece! The nest is so creative, too! Wow!

Scrappy said...

oh my goodness! These are FABULOUS matches for the pieces from Cathy Walters! Thanks for sharing them all!

Ruby said...

Do you ever sleep girlie?!!! These are all such fun, you can really see where you got your inspiration from, fab!