Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Card Concept #89 {Spring has Sprung}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  

Before we post our inspiration photo for this challenge, we would like to welcome two new designers to The Card Concept - 
Robin Messenheimer and Pam Staples!! 
We are so excited to have them join us!!

Robin Messenheimer

 Aloha, my name is Robin Messenheimer, and I live with my husband, Harry, and dog, Hoku, in a gorgeous garden on the Big Island of Hawai'i. We have 5 grandchildren on the USA mainland, and get to see them only once or twice a year. In our rural part of Hawaii, there’s not much in the way of retail crafting shops. So I joined Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator 10 years ago shortly after we moved here. My personal style tends toward Clean and Simple with lots of layers, and what you see from me will be 95% Stampin’ Up!

 Pam Staples
Hi, my name is Pam... I'm SunnyGirlScraps! A MN girl living in Smithfield, NC with my husband, Mike. Our son, Caleb, is 8 1/2 years old.  We have 2 Golden Retrievers & a senior kitty. I'm a 2-time cancer survivor! Living life is my passion... being a mom, creating & traveling. I love a fun summer road trip to MN with Caleb to spend time at the lake. I started Scrapbooking over 25 years ago then discovered Stampin' Up! and I've been making cards since 2009.  I'm on the DT for Paper Craft Crew Challenges, SUO Challenges and participate in numerous creative blog hops. So excited to be here!

Welcome Robin and Pam!!!

Now, on to our "Spring has Sprung" Challenge!!  

Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  We'd love you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration: 

Julie Gearinger

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the 
blues and yellows as well as the stripes for 
my Clean and Simple/Mixed Media card!

Kim's Inspiration: I was inspired by the fun 
striped rug and the bold yellow of the
 chair. Kept my card pretty much Clean and Simple.

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:  I had to feature a big 
yellow chair in my sunny Clean and Simple Spring card! 
Happy Spring!

Robin Messenheimer
Robin's Inspiration: The little blue bird on the desk, 
followed by the overall yellow and white of the picture, 
inspired my Clean and Simple Card.

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: Yellow, aqua, birds and spring! 
Pure joy inspired my Clean and Layered card.

Maureen's Inspiration: Bursts of colour against 
a white background and those darling birds i
nspired this sort of Shabby Chic card.

Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, 
the flower on the chair and all that beautiful 
white space for my Clean and Simple card.

Angel's taking a break for this challenge- 
stop by her blog and say hi!

Mackie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the festive 
colors to create my Clean and Layered style card!

Pam's Inspiration: I was inspired by the window 
with the thought of being outside to enjoy the day 
along with the colors for my Clean and Simple card.

Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, April 2nd at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


  1. Welcome to Julie and Robin, looking forward to your creations.

  2. Congrats to the two new DT members, Robin and Pam!!
    Beautiful inspirations all around!! Thanks for sharing.