Friday 22 July 2011 stylee!


Happy Friday!!!! My first official day off for the long sweet summer holidays - yay!!! And my day couldn't have started much better with the fabulous news that I've made the Top 10 of Gallery Idol!!!!! OMG! WOWZERS! PINCH ME!!! And the thing is that I couldn't have ever made it that far without YOU! Honestly, words can't express how thankful I am for your support - I want to come and give you all the biggest hugs EVER!

Ok, ok that's enough of hitting the caps lock key for me. I'm actually popping by today to share a kinda fun blog thingy with ya. I'm actually being a blog gatecrasher! Yup, I've got full control of another blog - well, I s'pose it doesn't count as gatecrashing if you've been invited but I like to feel like a rebel sometimes y'know *wink* Jill Foster has trusted me with her blog - Inspired By - for a day whilst she has a blast at CHA.

Jill had the super fun idea of me being inspired by one her creations - it's usually the other way around if your familiar with Inspired By. I had a toughie picking just one card of hers but here's my card I made for the post:

Enjoy Today

(Hey, Diva! I cracked open those fab new Verve stamps! Gave 'em a good smell too :D)

This card seems pretty appropriate today with that sentiment! :)

Be sure to pop across and check out which card of Jill's I was inspired by (as well as checking out all of her other fabulous creations!)

I'm also going to enter this card into the Moxie Fab World Challenge: Fanatical about Botanical. I never thought I'd be a fan of botanical but as it turns out, if it's got a clean or graphic design to it I love it :D

Right, I've really gotta try and get my brain around the next round of Gallery Idol - have you seen that it's to use fabric? You know me and my lack of seamstress skills don't ya? I'm gonna need all the help I can get!

Have a super duper weekend! For those of you attending the PTI Stamp-a-faire have a blast for me and get seriously inked up - so wish I could be there!

Catch ya later

Card Deets
{Enjoy Today}
Stamps: Hope Blooms (Verve Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White,Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Spring Rain Bitty Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Promarkers (Letraset)/Glossy Accents (Ranger)/Pearls (Hero Arts)/Cuttlebug (Provocraft)/Tag Sale #3 Die, Cream and Jute Button Twine (Papertrey Ink)


Karen B. said...

Congratulations to you Aimes! Your card was so dreamy and I'm sure you'll come up with something fantastic-o for this round!

~amy~ said...


So excited for you girlie...your card is perfect for today...enjoy your day!!!!!

Lindsay said...

WAHOO Aimes!!! You rock girly and so does this bold awesome card! I love those flowers!

Svetlana said...

Great card!!!
Congrats to your top 10 at Gallery Idol!!!
Svetlana xx

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...


Gina said...

The card for today is fabulous and WHOOO-HOOO on making the Top Ten!

Maureen said...

okay, I'm really thinkg we need to bump up the title now to Her Royal HIghness :) Not that I'm surprised, but YAHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Caps lock on!!!!!!! I'm over the moon thrilled for you and know that you will ROCK the next fabric challenge...and yippee for summer break!! Lynn and I met for a drink last night in between her work event :) It's a little surreal being here, but fabulous :) Know you are here in spirit and we are both all giddy for you :) and last but not least, so happy you love your new Verve :) I knew you would do them the honour of a fabulous card :) Hugs HRH!!! :)

Marisa said...

You go girl!!! Look forward to seeing your next card :) Way to flash some Verve too! Your card is gorgeous :)

Pat said...

LOVE the card! So pretty!

Ida said...

Congratulations on the Top 10 for GI - Can't wait to see what you do with Fabric. I discovered your blog through GI and love it.
Pop by mine sometime if you get a chance, I'd love to have you visit.

Ida said...

Oopsie...I forgot to mention that I love your card here and how you were inspired by Jill's fabulous card. Now I've discovered her blog through yours. This crafting world is Awesome!

Debby said...

Yep, right up there where you should be! So well done though! Oh and love your take on Jill's card - great pop of red.

Jenny said...

Congrats on making it to the top ten :)
Fab card by the way.
Jenny x

Amy Kolling said...

Great job Aimes! This card is so lovely with those dark red flowers!! Congrats on Top 10! Way to go!

Shelly said...

I love stitching on cards, so I thought I would share with you my last bunch I did ...

You are a particularly creative lady, and I am sure you will make something fab :O) I look forward to seeing (and voting) for it!

All the best X

Donna said...

Congrats on top 10. Great job. Can't wait to see your next enty

Andrea Ewen said...

Way to go, Aimes...You go girl! Your designs are fabulous, I'd be surprised if you WEREN'T picked! This card is gorgeous, that pop of red is simply AMAZING!
GOOD LUCK to you on the next round...I'm sure you'll ace it!
(Ok, I'm taking the caps lock off now, too...)

Lynn said...

Yahoooooo!!! Taking a quick break in between make and takes! I will be sure to tell Nicole that she needs to schedule this a week later next year so that my Idol friend can make it next year!!!

Caryn said...

You SUPERSTAR!! Huge congrats - I really can't imagine what you're feeling right now but enjoy it sweetie (I'm sure I didn't need to tell you that!!).

LOVE this card - you know me and Pure Poppy - can't get enough of it!!

Caryn xxx

itsallrosi said...

beautiful card inspired by Jill!

Sharron said...

Wow, Aimes, how exciting to have one of our PTI Peeps be an actual celebrity-know you are on cloud 9! Always LOVE your designs and this one is awesome as usual. Can't wait to see your entry for the next round!

AuroraDawn said...

Woohoo !
Congrats on making it to the top ten :O)
Can't wait to see your next creation ...


Carol's Ink Spot said...

Congrats on making the top 10!!!!

Super lovely card!

Unknown said...

I love those bright red flowers, they just pop on that background! Neat layout too with the tag. And so many congrats on making top ten, can't wait to see what this upcoming week brings!

Nerina said...

This is just super-luscious gorgeous! Love those blooms on there - no surprise you've had a blog crashing invite!!

And MAHOOSIVE congratulations on the top 10!! So, so thrilled for you Aimes!

amber said...

congrats on the top 10! :)

and, i love your simple and eye-catching! :)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Amy! Thanks again for linking up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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