Tuesday

Shopping with Virginia Lu! :)



My guest today is the awesome Virginia Lu of Yes, Virginia. I love that she does classy and elegant & cute and whimsical with such ease. And uses colours oh-so brilliantly! She's an avid stamper and always offers a fresh and unique perspective on using her craft supplies. Swing by her blog and you are sure to be inspired by her wonderful creations.:) Today she is sharing how window shopping inspires her
and hosting an inspiration challenge with a fabulous prize for one lucky player!

Let's check out her drool-worthy creations!


I’m absolutely delighted to be be sharing my projects with you today. When I got the invite from Yvonne, I had little ideas what I like to share....so instead of focusing on stamping techniques and styles, I though it will be fun to share my projects from the inspiration that I got from shopping! Yes, window-shopping!! It’s FUN and it’s FREE! Stationery and life style stores are my all time favorite places to visit. I am presenting  you —




Virginia’s Shop-Inspiration

Let’s start shopping for inspiration....

inspiration #1



Are these bags gorgeous? I took the inspiring design and decorated a paper bag!



Creative prompt-Kraft paper, ribbons, nature theme, simple layered stamping
note: for the flowers, I stamped in two shades (bright yellow light brown). That way the flowers will look even fuller in bloom.

Inspiration #2 




You see all the trendy colors and patterns in these photos. I took a few small stamps and created three thank –you cards



Creative Prompt: create background with a small stamp, emboss, resist emboss, repeated stamping

Inspiration #3

 



The colors are so simple, yet the patterns and textured background make the design a stand out. I decided to stamp on sticky back canvas and made two cards.




Creative prompt: textured background, distressing, monograms, stamping on canvas

I hope you can join the challenge with me and Yvonne.  You can use the creative prompts to make any projects that strike your fancy. I am offering a gift certificate of $15 from The Crop Stop to the winner of this challenge. I can’t wait to see what inspires you!! Lastly, thank you, Yvonne, for this opportunity to host a challenge with you! It definitely gives me a push to be extra creative!!

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Ready to play along? Please post your newly created projects based on any of the 3 inspirational prompts via Inlinkz [located at the end of the post] by Friday May 18.
As always, please leave a little love for my guest Virginia.





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29 comments:

JulieJ said...

Oh I am getting so frustrated. I have refreshed this page a dozen times (at least) and I still can't get to view the inspiration photos.
It is so funny the timing of this challenge. I went shopping with DD yesterday. I bought a t-shirt for my brother and the kraft bag just needs a little decoration added to turn it into a gift bag. Then there was the bag DD's clothes were in - it gave me an idea for a scrapbook page.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I'm with Julie --- I can see the slide show but not the inspo images! I do know I loveeeeeeeeeee Virgina's work!! off to see her bloggy!

Virginia L. said...

Thank YOU, Yvonne, for this awesome chance to be your guest in your lovely blog! I had a blast creating and shopping! I can't wait to see everyone's inspiring work from this challenge!

snehal watwe welde said...

I hope to play along.Interesting challenge.Virginia is very talented and has given a different and a whole new perspective to stamping

Annette said...

so exciting to see the lovely Virginia as your guest blogger...totally love her amazing creativity....

Miae said...

Virginia's style is so clean and bright! Her cards are wonderfully adorable:) Thanks for the inspiration!

Lynnda Hosni said...
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Lynnda Hosni said...

I love Virginia's style... Always so clean chic and fabulous.. Her works simply inspired me... I will try and play along ...hugs..xoxo...

JulieJ said...

Yay I can see the photos now - thanks for reloading - definitely worth the wait!

Hussena said...

I love Virgina's work!!! she always has such lovely idea's and techniques to share.... her cards and all her work is so inspirational....i really like the challenge she has set this time.. so interesting!!!.. i hope to play along this time!!!

onecraftymama said...

Hi Virginia :)
Super excited to play along - I know I already have a bunch of ideas for #1. Love the canvas projects especially, Virginia!

sandi said...

She really created some beauties! Nice, very nice!

chillin with Quillin said...

really beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!!!
Paula

Cindy deRosier said...

I've been refreshing this page over and over and I finally got to see the beautiful images. Well worth the wait!

Linda R said...

Virginia's work is amazing. So sweet of you to have her as a guess guest blogger..

Hugs~

MarcyK924 said...

Not only is Virginia's work beautiful, as a person she is too and I am always inspired by her! Congrats V, on your GD position!

Angi said...

Virginia is so super talented. Love this challenge. I may have to whip something up and play along.

Audrey Pettit said...

Really gorgeous work, Virginia!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Virginia is soooooo amazing! LOVE each of her creations!

Alice Wertz said...

Virginia is sooooo talented and love her work! thanks so much for sharing!

~amy~ said...

LOVE Virginia's work...such a FUN challenge!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love Virginia's cards!!! Just catching up on blogland a tiny bit after my globetrotting, many, many thanks for the wee man's package-- he was tickled. Will see what he can create for the latest and great challenge. And congrats on winning over at Artful Delight :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Very inspiring works!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Virginia is such an awesome stamper! It doesn't surprise me one iota that she'd create interesting, pretty things based on a shopping trip. :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a unique challenge.I hope I get time to churn up something Yvonne!

Angi said...

I love this type of challenge. Just linked up. Thanks for the inspiration!!! :)

Brenda said...

Virginia is soooooo very creative. I love her style. This is a great challenge...now to find time to do it.

Nona said...

Love Virginia's work! She's so creative and inspiring. So nice to see her as a guest designer :)

Julie E said...

So creative! Just love the bags.

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