Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lily Pad Inspiration Challenge

A wonderful fairly new blog Lily Pad Cards is a wealth of inspiration. They are having their first Inspirational Challenge. I have throughly enjoyed their posts and thought I would take that challenge. Of their month long blogs, the blog that most effected me was their post The Frugal Crafter .

This opened my eyes to seeing past the usual for card making. I'm just a baby in the world of crafting and my cards show it. Well at least some of them do. That blog really touched me. I don't have to go to a craft store to get expensive paper or have that high end gadget in order to make a cool unique card. All I need to do is look around.

At work we use these phone messaging "thing-ies" so I tore one out and started to play with it. It wasn't being to corporative. After some playing I created a card but I wanted to make sure the embellishments were a little different, like me. :D

Again looking around... what form of communication do I use, the phone came to mind. If you have every played with it phone cord is really cool and you can make all sorts of stuff with it. However I have no clue where to get it nor did I want to spend money that would defeat the purpose. So what's like phone cord but is something I actually own? Networking Cable! We have tons of it. (long story) I found a small piece, took it apart and this is what I came up with.

Its a little different but cool at the same time.Thankfully I can still hide behind the I'm just learning statement. :D It's gonna wear off fast the way I keep using it.


  1. Don't you just love Lily Pad Cards? Did you see the post on making your own light box to photograph your cards? amazing. I seriously love your "different" were thinking way out of the box and came up with something totally fun and unique, love it!
    Here's to wonderful fun as a card-making blogger..

  2. This is such a fun and unique design, very clever of you to use items that are in and around you! Love the use of the twine!

  3. I did see that post Nancy I'm excited, my lighting is always blah at best. I have my husband on the case, his first degree was in photography, he's super excited to make me something for photos. Nancy, thank you for everything, you have been a God send in my new endeavor and for that I am grateful.

  4. blessings to you, Katie! I'm here for ya!

  5. ... and Lily Pad Cards is now a daily destination of mine. Thanks for the introduction! =)

  6. Lovely card and I like the way you are thinking! SO creative. Thanks for playing along at the lilypad cards!

  7. very cool card. love you take on the challenge and the unique look. thanks so much for joining us at Lily Pad Cards!