Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Happy Heart

Since I began making cards, I've developed a little pocket of inspiration...I tend to collect things, so I have a basket of odds and ends I can use for supplies, a notebook of inspiring photos and cards to look through, and a handful (or two!) of blogs I visit. All the blogs I visit daily are so diverse in style, technique and personality. Some are real clean and simple and others are embellishment city, but I'm inspired by them all!
One person who has definitely been a source of inspiration over the last year and a half is Niki Estes. In my opinion she takes Clean and Simple to a whole new level. She creates her own patterned paper (with lines that are perfection!), she colors brilliantly and she has this amazing way of drawing you straight into the focal point by using simple, yet elegant enhancements. AND she is also the sweetest person too!
So, with all that said, I cased one of Niki's cards today and I thank her dearly for being an inspiration to me!
I'd love to hear who your inspirations are! Leave a comment and let us know!

Stamps: SU! Happy Heart
Paper: K & Company Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse, Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Basic Grey Bittersweet
Ink: Brown Momento, YG Copic
Embies: Jewel Dots, Misc Ribbon, Nesties, SU! Corner Punch, Tan Thread


Cindy Haffner said...

So very pretty.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Kadie.

Hugs Riet.x

Catherine said...

Love this, Kadie! Great mix of papers, beautiful image and coloring - love it!
And thanks for telling me about Niki - I've never visited her blog before, but now I can totally see what you love about her style.

Sparkle said...

What a lovely card! I love the colors.

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Very lovely and I really like how the DPs are showcased. You picked fabulous ones with great colors and patterns. Okay I see I have another blog to follow now.

Tracey said...

This is just gorgeous Kadie! I love it!!