Friday, March 2, 2012

Getting My Groove On for Our Creative Corner

Hello there and Happy Saturday to you! It's time for another fun challenge over at Our Creative Corner. I'm SO excited to share that our very own Holly Kean is hosting this week. She has a really cool inspiration challenge for all the music-lovers out there. I don't know about you, but I love music. Not in the "I'm such a good singer that I'm trying out for American Idol" sense...but I have an absolute appreciation for music, in all forms. 
"Making Melody" -  
Music can be such a motivating thing in life, why not in your papercrafting too? Take inspiration from a song and work it into any papercraft project you'd like. Just make sure your post includes the song title (and if possible the artist) that inspired you!

While trying to decide what to create for this challenge, the song "Where Are You Going?" by the Dave Matthews Band began playing on my iPod and I was immediately inspired. Time to ink up that Up, Up & Away stamp set for the first time! 
Have I shared before that I am a HUGE fan of the Dave Matthews Band? I sure am! I have seen them in concert more times then I can count and have even met them...three times! The photo above is from one of their concerts here in Texas. I think it was 6 years ago. We had VIP passes that night. It was AWESOME...although it was also about 98 degrees that same night. Gotta love that South Texas summer! Phew!  

 I used the fantastic sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches along with the happy color combo from Create with Connie and Mary, to put it all together.
(My supply list is at the end of the post)
This card is great for a few different occasions: a new job, a graduation, encouragement...or maybe just to celebrate buying a brand new, hot air balloon. Hey, that happens, right? ;) 
Here is the inside of the card with a sentiment from the Sprinkled Expressions stamp set that was free during SU's Sale-A-Bration. I meant to color the stars green...ugh...and I smudged the sentiment a little. My OCD will probably win this battle and I will give the inside a "do-over": 
So cue up your iPod...or Pandora...or a favorite cd. Get yo' groove on and share what melody inspires you over at Our Creative Corner this week. Please hop on over and visit the rest of the lovely ladies on the Design Team to see what rocked their world for this challenge: 

Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Anita Houston- The Artful Maven Haven
Anne Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper 
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon

Thank you for stopping by! 
Have a rockin' day, 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Up, Up & Away and Sprinkled Expressions (SAB set) 
Paper: Just Add Cake DSP, Island indigo, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Island indigo, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue (to shade the clouds) and Basic Black Classic ink
Punches: 1" Circle punch, 1- 1/4" Circle punch, 1- 3/8" Circle punch and Scallop Trim Border punch
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Signo UniBall White gel pen, Blender Pens, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Island Indigo Stampin' Write marker, Basic Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals 


  1. This is SO pretty! I love the colors and the FMS sketch is perfect for this set. Just lovely!

  2. WOW ! this is amazing getting card .
    Its nice deign .......

  3. Hello Anne Marie
    Wonderful colour palette, I especially like the use of your Hot Air Balloons, as when you are in one of these contraptions, you may wonder where you are going!

  4. Great card, Anne Marie! I love the colors and how you "popped" the balloons and sentiment. Love the texturizing and all the little details, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. This is so cute!!!! I love it, so happy and cheery!

  6. What a fun and pretty card! Love the balloons. So pretty.

  7. I LOVE this card, and the color combo rocks (pun intended). And just think of the inside of your card as having that "hand made charm!" I always love your creations. Thanks for sharing.

  8. What a cool challenge! Too bad I can't play along as i'm headed to FL for the week. Love the card!!!! I'd say it's pretty CAS for you too :)

    Love the ladder coming off the balloon!!!
    Maria ;)

  9. What a really cute card! Love the balloons and the paper you used with the creative textures.

  10. This OCC challenge is definitely going to be a thinker for me, but Anne Marie, you rocked it! DMB is actually one of the few concerts i've seen in person, actually! You must be psychic or something ;-)

    Thank you so much for inspiring me this evening!!!

  11. Oh, SO cute and fun, Anne Marie! i love the balloons & all the dimension your card has, just beautiful. :) Hope you are having a great weekend! Oh, DMB... yeah, I love them too! But i've never been to a concert :( Great photo of Dave Matthews! **hugs**

  12. What a pretty card, Anne Marie ! I like the different layers and the colors are great!

  13. What a super card Anne Marie ... yep, I can definitely see how that song inspired the card .... love those balloons and love those colours too ... just great!

  14. I absolutely LOVE this card Ann Marie ~ I still don't have that stamp set...and you've got me thinking ~ great theses guys too!

  15. Ann Marie this is toooo cute. LOVE the balloons and it just screams SPRING! At least that's what I'm screaming hoping it will get here and STAY. Love your colors and layout is perfect to showcase the pretty balloons, and I really love the soft yellows to set off the blue/green... so cool. I think you're drawn to the yellows lately? I think it looks perfect just as is... guess I'm not troubled with OCD like my gal pals..thank goodness, because I'd sooooo busy on the redos. Hugs.

  16. AM - what a great idea to create a card based on a piece of music. I love the color scheme, too. Not colors I normally put together, so I need to try it. Love the texture on your card and the way you brought the stripes and dots from your base layers all the way to the focal images. Gorgeous, my friend.

  17. Anne Marie, what a wonderful card! the colors are so rich and vibrant! and those hot air balloons, who doesn't love that?
    I think its wonderful that you included a photo of Dave. He is very easy to listen to and I even craft to him. You can tell that that song makes you happy, when you see the card you created! How wonderful!
    I hope your weekend was good.
    hugs, sharon w.

  18. Awesome card AM, love the colours and the song that inspired you!! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  19. Love these balloons!! Super colors and a great use of the sketch. Glad to see you this week!

  20. You are definitely the biggest Dave Matthews fan I know! I love how his music has inspired you to make this card. The hot air balloons are perfect!

  21. Love the Dave Mathews Band and love your weakness! They are perfect for the song title as well!!!

  22. What a wonderful card! The balloons are perfect for these colors! I love your layout, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  23. Another beauty Anne. Very cute layers and the balloons depict tranquility. Love your layers! Thanks for playing with us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  24. Oh my goodness, AM! This card is just stinkin' cute, cute!! Great use of the layout, your inspiration and the colors. I love how you colored the balloons and the clouds, be still my heart! Perfect use of the sentiment on the inside too....just all 'round a crazy cute card, my friend! So glad you joined us at CCMC!

  25. Beautiful cared! I love the layers and colors. Your take on your inspiration song is fabulous.

  26. This is a stunning card. Your work is so clean and crisp. Just delicious!

  27. Great card, AM! I still don't have that set, but I bet the kites would be cute on it too! Love all the layers. It's definitely an Anne Marie masterpiece!

  28. Absolutely darling card. Love everything about it. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  29. What a cute card! I just love that stamp set and your balloons are adorable. Thanks for joining us this week over at Create with Connie and Mary.:)

  30. LOL! How did you know that I just bought a new hot air balloon?! hehe! Love your sense of humor (and taste in music!), but more importantly...what a great inspiration piece!!
    The colors are perfect for this and I love the overall design!

  31. GREAT taste in music!!! I love how you tied in the balloons with the song!! Genius!!! Fantastic layout and color combination!!! LOVE it!!! Amy

  32. Oh how GORGEOUS!! The layout is so clean and the balloons are perfect for this color challenge! Thanks for playing along with week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  33. LOVE the clean look of your cards and the wonderful colorful balloons! I still haven't used that set! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  34. What a beauty this is, Anne Marie! Love the color palette and how you worked in your song with the images. The layering, embossing and popped up pieces give it such terrific texture. Your card is a real hit - just like your song.

    Hope you are having a great week.


  35. So cute! Love your take on the challenges!

  36. Gorgeous card! I just found your blog and started following you! I love your style!


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Anne Marie