Monday, December 13, 2010

Introducing Monday Craft Challenges at PSA Stamp Camp

I do a lot of blog surfing.  I recently came across Kristina Werner’s blog ( and I was incredibly inspired for many reasons.  She does videos like it is nobody’s business and does them regularly (269 YouTube videos posted by her.)   I have been looking for weekly feature ideas for PSA Stamp Camp and when I saw her “MACM: Make A Card Monday” everything clicked.    See, not only do I blog surf but I also internet surf for design ideas and beautiful things.    I keep a folder of all these images on my desktop so whenever I am ready to create, I have sources of inspiration.   Here’s a peak at what is in my folder right now. 

The craft community is fueled by inspiration and my hope is that in all my surfing, I am inspired.   I hope readers of this blog are also inspired.    So I am starting a weekly inspiration challenge for my fellow crafters – this is open to everyone and not just our design team.    Every Monday I will select an image of inspiration and post it on our blog.    Crafters are welcome to create a project inspired by that image.   You don’t have to use PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamps (though it would be fun if you did) and you can participate as frequently or as infrequently as you like.   Your creation can be a card, a scrapbook page, a photograph, a party favor, a home decoration – the sky is the limit.    Send a photo of your project to by Sunday at 5 pm and I will post a few readers projects on Monday morning.    I am planning on participating too and this should give me the added oomph to get back to my crafting. 
I needed a little spring in the winter (it’s been pretty chilly in SC!) so the first inspirational image is designed to warm us all up.    What will you create with this image?  What will I create with this image?  Can’t wait to see…Remember to send a photograph by Sunday at 5 pm.     Happy Crafting!   


  1. Wonderful idea Libby! I have an inspiration folder on my desktop too. . .I love to look at everything in there. It inspires me so much!

  2. Oooh, love all the monograms on the cupcakes and the colors are so refreshing! This is a fabulous idea!

  3. OOHHHH FUN! I am an avid KWernerDesigns fan and loved her color inspiration. She hasn't done it in a while but your summery wedding (or whatever it is) photo just inspired me! Will it be those deelish flowers? The pink and white color scheme-with a dash of lime green, or some sparkle and shine??? HMMMM maybe all of the above!


  4. Kristina Werner is my #1 favorite card maker! She is the reason I started my own blog almost 3 years ago to participate in her first color inspiration challenge. She used to work for Stampin' Up and now she's working for BasicGrey. Love her! Can you tell?

  5. What a wonderful inspiration pic Libby! Everything looks so pretty and luscious too!