June 11, 2013

TAWS Be Inspired #30

I just love any excuse to get out my TAWS stamps and play.  Their Be Inspired challenge gave me a great reason to have some fun crafting.

 I was inspired by the mint and yellow colors of the ice cream, the dark brown of the cola, and the retro feel of the whole picture.  I found some retro paisley and floral paper that I've had for a while.  I hesitated before I cut it up because I didn't want to use up all my pretty paper.  Does anyone else have that problem?  I've had that paper for around 5 years and still wanted to keep hoarding it.  There needs to be a 12 step program for paper lovers...

Last night, I dreamed that I was at the circus and watched a seal balance things on its nose.  So I tried balancing the sentiment on his nose on the card.  My next card will have him balancing birthday presents!

The seal is from Castaways and the "for you" is from Jibber Jabber.

After the seal, I was on a roll.  Plus I noticed that the paper was double-sided and I definitely needed to showcase both sides (since I forced myself to cut it up).  So here's a bonus card using Bird Brain and Jibber Jabber.

You can find TAWS's Be Inspired Challenge HERE.


  1. These are both great cards Kaylee. I can totally relate to waht your saying about hoarding certain papers and have a few myslef that are getting up in their years. LOL That bird is adorbale and the way you balance the sentiment on the seal's nose is so clever and cute!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

  2. Both of these are super cute! Great DP choices. :)

  3. Kaylee - I love, love, LOVE this card!! LOL! What a fun image and the layout is perfect for it!

  4. Do I have a problem cutting up pretty paper? Ha! I invented the "problem" of cutting up pretty paper! But I love that you dreamed up the seal balancing things on it's nose and then created this adorable card! That's true inspiration! Thanks for joining us at the TAWS BE Inspired challenge!