Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Winners and DT Favorites: Challenge No. 33

Welcome, bloggers! Do you know what today is? Our very last winner's and DT Favorites post on this blog! Well, technically, our very last post at this place. Be sure to update your records! Next week we will be at our new place and we will be looking for you!
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Now, for the serious business at hand... we had a turnout of 191 entries last week!
We use Random.org to pick our winners. Thank goodness! Our sponsor last week was Bugaboo Stamps with seven digis and My Whimsical Little World offering two digis!
For Bugaboo Stamps, Random.org chose:
#30 - Shery
Please put IDCB Winner No. 33 - Bugaboo in the subject line.
For My Whimsical Little World, Random.org chose:
#156 - Traci L
Please put IDCB Winner No. 33 - MWLW in the subject line.
Congratulations! Please send an email to inspirationdestinationcb@gmail.com within 7 days. We will provide you with info on how to collect your prize. Help me out a little, please. I send out images for another challenge blog plus sponsored challenges and I get so confused when someone emails me with the subject line 'Winner'! Ssooo, please, being specific helps so much! :) Be sure to grab our badge from the right side bar to proudly display on your personal blog! Thank you so much for playing along with Inspiration Destination!
Now for our DT Favorites! These participants were each handpicked from 191 entries! 
Team members who participated in the challenge each selected a favorite and here they are: 
Amy's favorite is #32- Pat K and here's why in her own words: Love the White on white with the Pop of Purple! Great die cuts and one beautifully colored image, make this one STUNNING card! Love it!
Billie's favorite is #33:Donna B and here's why in her own words: I like the embossing on 1/2 of the card. Nice colors and the white dots on the dress gives a great look. Very pretty.
Dianne is on holiday and unavailable this week
Ema's favorite is #175 - Norma and here's why in her own words: I so love the coloring and design of this card. The attention to detail is fantastic! 
Lynn's favorite is #135 - Bunny and here's why in her own words: love the image and the neutral colours she used.
Michelle's favorite is #136 Deonne B and here's why in her own words: It is so colourfull. The colouring is great and the background is so lovely
Tracey's favorite is #70 Lisa J and here's why in her own words: Love the image do love that you used greens & yellow
Wendy's favorite is #159 Connie Tucker and here's why in her own words: I just absolutely love this card.
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Congratulations and well done! Please grab our DT Favorite badge from our side bar to the right.
Thank you for joining our challenge last week and we hope to see you again!! 
Be sure to join us for Challenge #34 being sponsored by Dr. Digi and Inky Impressions! Thank you so very much for choosing to play along with us! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Anything Goes Challenge No. 34

Welcome back, fellow bloggers! You know what today is!?! Our last day here! I want to thank all of you who have graciously popped on over to the new blog and become followers! It means so much to my team and me! xx I know you all understand I am not asking you to do anything any other challenge blog would have you do! It's all about the followers! It's no conspiracy to get your personal information or make your life miserable. lol So I do thank you so very much to have enough faith and trust in us to join us once again. xx
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So enough of that and let's get to today's challenge. We have two wonderful sponsors this week. The ever fun Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and adorable Inky Impressions!
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Welcome to the brilliantly bizarre brain of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. Here you will find monsters, aliens, odd balls and Dundertons as well as many many more wonderful digital stamps. Our artist and founder cut his teeth in the craft world at the company "Just Inklined", where his unique digis made a huge impression. We're hoping to continue to entertain and amuse, with our growing catalogue of great value digis with a sense of humour.
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using Chopper
WENDY
using Got Talent
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INKY IMPRESSIONS
We are a family owned art rubber stamp company that has been in business since June of 2009. We are located in the United States in Northeastern, Ohio. We are proud to say that all of our rubber stamps are made right here in the U.S.A. We are dedicated to providing crafters around the world with some of the cutest rubber and digital stamp designs. 
When Inky Impressions originally opened our doors in 2009, we only offered rubber stamps. However, after a few years and many requests from our customers, we opted to offer some of our designs in digital format. All digital stamp images are sent out at 300 DPI. Opting for digital images allows you more freedom to play with image. You can resize it, flip it and print it in any color you choose. 
As for our rubber stamps, each and every stamp made is “extra deep etched” on quality red rubber for a crisp impression every time! All Inky Impressions rubber stamps are sold with EZ mount cling and come to you on a laminated 4” by 6” color card. This color card allows the customer to have a coloring reference when using the image. 
Inky Impressions offers many girl and boy characters, however, our main characters are LiLi, Angelica, Nicholas and Christopher. These characters are cartoon drawings of our children. 
I would like to share with you the story of how Inky Impressions was born. When I first started crafting, I would typically use die cuts and stickers, but eventually started using rubber stamps to create some of my page layouts. I have always loved the cute style! And as you probably know, finding a cute little girl or little boy stamp back in 2002, consisted of a stick figure rubber stamp that was wood mounted. It worked for the time being, but after many years, I felt the need to bring exactly what I had envisioned to life….. This is when we decided to take that leap and go for it! With much excitement, we had the website built and Inky was born. I am very proud to say that Inky Impressions was the first rubber stamp company in the world to offer characters with realistic features. 
Being a stay at home mommy and wife has allowed me the opportunity and the time to devote to Inky Impressions. Without the support of my family and friends, my dream of Inky Impressions would not have been possible. I can’t even begin to express how excited I am to share my dream with you. We are devoted to you, our customers, so please feel free to share your artwork that is made with our stamps, or to just drop us a line to say hello!
BIG HUGS!
Nicole
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Inspiration Destination is a weekly, anything goes challenge blog. You have until Tuesday, midnight, CST to link up with us! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Winners and DT Favorites: Challenge No. 32

Welcome, bloggers! We had a fantastic turnout with 164 entries last week!
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DON'T FORGET!! WE ARE MOVING!!!
That's right! I've been working tirelessly on getting our Google Friend Connect back up on here and it's just NOT happening! So, unwillingly, we're moving! Same players, same layout and design, same rules! You MUST be a follower to collect on the prize! Our followers are so scattered about it takes me almost forever to find followers when winners are selected by Random {dot} org. So, please pop on over to our new address:
and click on the Google Friend Connect to join us!
It'll almost seem like your seeing double! Ha! No worries about receiving double posts from us. We will not begin posting from the new blog until Wednesday, May 27th.
Until then, we will continue to look for you here on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Thank you so much for your support and patience!
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I also need to apologize again. lol Me and my sad stories! If I didn't have these, I'd think something was wrong with the universe! 
I'm still waiting to see the specialist about my hands and arms. I continue to have good days and bad days so please bear with me. Please do not think I do not visit your blogs. I visit each entry to ooh and aah over every single project. I just, at times, cannot leave a comment because my hands are paining me or cramping! My appointment cannot get here fast enough! 
Then to top it off... I have a beloved brother in the hospital with Stage IV kidney cancer and the end looks like it's in sight. Oncologist is not very optimistic. My brother is a fighter. I am praying God's will be done. 
So I have quite a bit on my plate on and my mind these days. Please, please, please overlook my inattentiveness. The only thing that catches my eyes these days are stories like this one. haha Now... on to blog business!
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We use Random.org to pick our winners. Our sponsor last week were Fresh Brewed Designs with a $10 GC and Just Inklined offering a $10 GC as well!
For Fresh Brewed Designs, Random.org chose:
#153 - Anet
Please put IDCB Winner No. 32 FBD in the subject line.
For Just Inklined, Random.org chose:
#151 - Mary Demmons
Please put IDCB Winner No. 32 JI in the subject line.
Congratulations! Please send an email to inspirationdestinationcb@gmail.com within 7 days. We will provide you with info on how to collect your prize. Help me out a little, please. I send out images for another challenge blog plus sponsored challenges and I get so confused when someone emails me with the subject line 'Winner'! Ssooo, please, being specific helps so much! :) Be sure to grab our badge from the right side bar to proudly display on your personal blog! Thank you so much for playing along with Inspiration Destination!
Now for our DT Favorites! These participants were each handpicked from 164 entries! 
Team members who participated in the challenge each selected a favorite and here they are: 
Beverley's favorite is #159 Elena F. and here's why in her own words: The colouring of this image really stood out, it looks fab.
Billie's favorite is #13 Sandisdample and here's why in her own words: Cute images and card layout. Like the dies used
Dianne's favorite is #20~Jackie Cornfield and here's why in her own words: beautiful cas card love the image and fabulous colour's xx
Ema's favorite is #10 - Colour Kitty and here's why in her own words: OMGosh! Each week it gets harder and harder to pick ONE out of all the entries! They are all so fabulous! But I can ONLY pick ONE! So this week, I love all the layers on Kitty's card! Plus the girly feel, adorable SC image, fantastic color palette and superb coloring!!
Lynn's favorite is #58 - Linda Simpson and here's why in her own words: love the image and the soft colours and the overall design of the card...soooo pretty
Michelle's favorite is #150 Sotofa and here's why in her own words: The image is coloured so fantastic and the background too. So does the sentiment fits great to the image.
Tracey's favorite is #121 heather and here's why in her own words: Love the image stunning card
Wendy's favorite is #19 Curlybearcrafts and here's why in her own words: Gorgeous steampunk image on top hat. I just love it.
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Congratulations and well done! Please grab our DT Favorite badge from our side bar to the right.
Thank you for joining our challenge last week and we hope to see you again! 
Be sure to join us for Challenge #33 being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and My Whimsical Little World! Thank you so very much for choosing to play along with us! 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Anything Goes Challenge No. 33

Hi all! Welcome back! Before we get things started, we have a brief announcement!
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WE'RE MOVING!
As of May 27th, our new address will be Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog! Our bags are packed! Same players, same wonderful sponsors, same layout and design, same rules...
you MUST be a follower to claim the prize! 
Which is why we're moving! It takes me forever and a day to figure out how winners are followers. I really need the followers all in one place, please! I hope you can understand and not lose patience with me!
Please pop on over to the new place, click on the Google Friend Connect at the top of the page and be prepared to meet us over there on Wednesday, May 27th! Don't worry about being bombarded with double posts! We're not posting anything from over there until May 27th and on that same day, we will stop posting here. So you'll only receive ONE post from us on your feed. :) 
Thank you for enduring with us and your incredible patience! I have so much appreciated all of you being so faithful!
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And now back to our regularly scheduled program. lol
This week we have two wonderful sponsors! Woohoo! We have Bugaboo Stamps with SEVEN digis for ONE lucky winner and My Whimsical Little World with TWO digis for a second winner!
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Here is the Team with some inspiration using images from Bugaboo:
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My Whimsical Little World is a digi store located in the Ottawa Valley. I sketch out my images with paper and pencils first. Once I am happy with what I have, then it becomes a digi stamp. All images are original art work created by Paola Jofre. I love to draw. I also love to see the digis come to life with color. Hope you like my digis as much as I enjoy creating them.
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Once again, here is the Team using some MWLW images to inspire you!
using Friends
using friends
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Inspiration Destination is a weekly anything goes challenge blog. You have until Tuesday, midnight, CST to link up with us! xx