Team Jerseys

Today I’m inspired by…team jerseys. Have you ever really checked out team colors on football jerseys? Some of them are really cool color combinations. I think I have football on the brain because my husband is quite a fan of the game. I’m excited that our Minnesota Vikings are doing so well and tonight’s game (Colts v. Patriots) should be pretty good! Here are some inspiring team jerseys I found online and the coordinating Bazzill Cardstock (I tried to find one as close as I could!) for each.

Reebok Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson Replica Team Color Jersey -

 Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson Replica Jersey (Yes, I had to put this in here!)

JubileeLily WhiteCandlelight

Jubilee, Lily White, Candlelight

Reebok Carolina Panthers Steve Smith Authentic Team Color Jersey -

Carolina Panthers Steve Smith Authentic Jersey

RavenEvening Surf April

Raven, Evening Surf, April Birthstone

Reebok Seattle Seahawks Shaun Alexander Authentic Team Color Jersey -

Seattle Seahawks Shaun Alexander Authentic Jersey (This is my favorite NFL jersey)

JadeBank RollAvalancheBlackbird

Jade, Bank Roll, Avalanche, Blackbird

Reebok San Diego Chargers AFL 50th Anniversary LaDainian Tomlinson Replica Team Color Jersey -

San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson Jersey

PacificLily WhiteSunshine

Pacific, Lily White, Sunshine

Reebok Jacksonville Jaguars Torry Holt Replica Team Color Jersey- NEW FOR 2009! -

Jacksonville Jaguars Torry Holt Replica Jersey

Blue CalypsoAvalancheCoalYukon Gold

Blue Calypso, Avalanche, Coal, Yukon Gold

Mitchell & Ness Denver Broncos Terrell Davis 1997 Authentic Throwback Jersey -

Denver Broncos Terrell Davis Authentic Throwback Jersey


Admiral, Avalanche, Navel

Reebok Miami Dolphins Jason Taylor Replica Team Color Jersey -

Miami Dolphins Jason Taylor Replica Jersey


Kachina, Avalanche, Mango

Reebok Tennessee Titans Vince Young Replica Alternate Jersey -

Tennessee Titans Vince Young Replica Jersey

Blind DateAdmiralAvalancheRaven

Blind Date, Admiral, Snow, Raven

Reebok Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ronde Barber Replica Team Color Jersey -

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ronde Barber Replica Jersey

Candy AppleBeetle BlackLily WhiteTangelo Blast

Candy Apple, Beetle Black, Lily White, Tangelo Blast



November 16, 2009. Tags: , . Colors, Sports. Leave a comment.


Today I’m inspired by…pillows. I need new ones for my couch as ours are quite blah now. Here are some fun pillows I found on the web.

Bacati Dots and Stripes Pillow Target

Bacati Dots and Stripes Pillow from Target Inspiration point: I love these colors and patterns- this would make a great background or layout if you substituted some photos for the circles.

Forest Pillow by Lisa DeJohn at Urban Outfitters

Forest Pillow by Lisa DeJohn at Urban Outfitters Inspiration point: These muted colors with the pop of red and green are great. I love the simple trees and patterns on this design.

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Orange Dandelion pillow from Target Inspiration point: The cream and orange work so great together and I love the graphic!

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Red Paisley pillow from Target Inspiration point: The colors in this pillow are rich and fabulous. Perfect for fall layouts and cards. I also love the overlapped paisley print- what a great idea!

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Blossom Argento pillow at Target Inspiration point: Ahh…gray, yellow, and white. One of my new favorite color combinations! I think this flower would be easy to create in a layout as well.

Bella Bolster from Anthropologie Inspiration point: I adore these colors!

Orimono Vines pillow from Anthropologie Inspiration point: I love the mix of patterns in the leaves. This would be a great way to use up my scraps on a layout or card.

August 25, 2009. Tags: , , . Colors, Patterns. Leave a comment.


Today I’m inspired by…drinks. We were up at the cabin with friends this weekend and our coolers were packed. I don’t drink myself (except Coca-Cola…mmm!) but some of these ads and packaging I found online were pretty cool. I love all of the color combinations.

Absinthe Art Print

Absinthe by Lee Harlem 

 Cosmopolitan Art Print

Cosmopolitan Print by Steve Forney

Orangina Art Print

Orangina by Bernard Villemot

Perrier Mineral Water Giclee Print

Perrier Mineral Water by Bernard Villemot (I love the split background on this one, too!)

Coffee Bags by Rewind at

Coffee Canisters by Rewind at

Coffee bags and Canisters from Rewind (Their website is inspiring, too!)

Ice Cold Coca-Cola Tin Sign

Ice Cold Coca-Cola (of course! Doesn’t this remind you of the new Jenni Bowlin stuff?)

August 4, 2009. Tags: , . Colors, Drinks. Leave a comment.


Today I’m inspired by…animals. I took T to the zoo yesterday (he’s been begging for practically the entire summer) and we had a great time. He wanted to do four things: play on the new playground, ride the monorail, feed the giraffes, and see the sharks. We were in and out in 2 hours- it was great. I love having a membership so we can make those quick trips without feeling like we wasted our money (all in all I spent $13 since we bought a little giraffe puppet to commemorate the giraffe-feeding). Here is some cool animal inspiration for you! (Note: the descriptions are now under the pictures, hope you don’t mind!)

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40″ Giraffe Statue from Target Inspiration point: I love the patterns and colors! I took Stephanie Ackerman’s All About Doodles class and these designs would be great for all the doodles I’ve been making.

Animal Puzzle Blocks by Land of Nod Inspiration point: The mix of colors is great and I love the the animal illustrations.

Art Baby Flashcards at momastore

Art Baby Flash Cards from Inspiration point: The black and white graphics and simple designs are so cute! I love how they wrote the animal’s name with a little detail (though I’m not sure I’d pick the music notes for the elephant…maybe peanuts?)

Chat Noir Art Print

Chat Noir by Ken Bailey Inspiration point: The yellow and green with a touch of orange and teal is a great color scheme. I also think this would make a good page layout- a large photo on the top and a border on the bottom for part of the title.

Pug Orange Juice Art Print

Pug Orange Juice by Ken Bailey Inspiration point: These colors work so well together. Who knew green, black, peach, orange and a little off-white could be so eye-catching?

Magnetic Animals by DwellStudio

Magnet Elephant by Dwell Studio Inspiration point: {sigh} I could look at Dwell Studio’s website all day. They are masters of mixing patterns and colors to create fabulous things. This elephant is a prime example.

Finger Puppets by DwellStudio

Animal Finger Puppets by Dwell Studio Inspiration point: I think I’ll use these as patterns for paper-piecing. I love how they used patterned fabric with the plain colors- I have lots of scraps I could use up and those woodland creatures are quite popular in scrapbooking and cards.

July 30, 2009. Tags: , . Animals, Colors, Kids. Leave a comment.

Kids’ Toys

Today I’m inspired by…kids’ toys. T and I went to Toys R Us, just because. He once won a $50 shopping spree there from a drawing at daycare and now he thinks we have unlimited funding when we walk in. We actually made it out cheap today…he chose a little Cars toy and a Nemo ice pack. Yes, he has a “thing” for ice packs. I looked for some fabulous inspiring toys on the web to share with you today!

Simple Puzzle Pairs by eeBoo Inspiration point: I love how they created the title- with the rectangles behind every-other letter and the mix of colors…I’m thinkin’ I have a lot of letter stickers that I could combine!

 Alphabet & Numbers Simple Puzzle Pairs from EeBoo

Noddo Croquet Set from Land of Nod Inspiration point: The mix of patterns and colors just makes me smile.

Reddy the Woollyhoodwink from 29Olives Inspiration point: Isn’t this little guy adorable? The colors and tweed are so cute! They have lots of Woollyhoodwinks on their site- you’ll have to check them out!


Uglydolls by Uglydoll Inspiration point: These dolls are so simple and colorful- I don’t think they are very ugly! 😉 Monsters are pretty hot in the scrapping world right now, too!

Uglydolls by Uglydoll

Zolo-A-Go-Go by Byron Glaser and Sandra Higashi at Inspiration point: I love the mix of shapes, colors, and patterns in this. I could definitely make my own crazy little guys with scraps or T would love to make them, too!

Zolo A-Go-go by Byron Glaser, Sandra Higashi at momastore

July 24, 2009. Tags: , , . Colors, Kids, Patterns. Leave a comment.


Today I’m inspired by…rainbows. Unfortunately, that is because we have 3-4 days of rain in the forecast. We can’t seem to get our usual summer temperatures here in MN. Here are some inspiring rainbow ideas from around the web.

Gypsy Chandelier from Urban Outfitters Inspiration point: I love the bling and beads on this chandelier. The colors are bold and vibrant.

Rainbow Toy Blocks by Guidecraft Inspiration point: I love how these blocks are translucent. I am picturing some framed vellum squares or colorful transparencies.

Balsa Rainbow Bird Toy at Feather Fantasy Inspiration point: I love the pattern of the beads and blocks. I see a border in my future…

Spectrum Mobile by Brigitta and Benedikt Martig-Imhof at Inspiration point: This mobile kind of reminds me of the bird toy. I like the gradient colors and the simplicity. I might create a border or frame using this type of idea…and punch a few holes in the blocks to vary the texture.

Spectrum Mobile by Brigitta and Benedikt Martig-Imhof

Elmer the Elephant by David McKee Inspiration point: I love the checkerboard pattern! I have a lot of scraps that could be put to good use with a square punch.

Rainbow Bookshelf shown on freshome Inspriation point: I love how these books are sorted. I am thinking it would look super cool to use small strips for a  border/background/frame on a page. I might have to organize my books in my scrap room by color…hmm…

Rainbow Bookshelf

Wish Come True toys by FriendsWithYou at Inspiration point: I love how there is a heavy dose of white with just a little rainbow pattern on these guys.

Wish Come True Toys by FriendsWithYou at momastore

July 22, 2009. Tags: , . Colors, Rainbows. Leave a comment.

Flower Art

Today I’m inspired by…flower art.Yesterday T and I went to a park to visit with some of my students from last year. It was great to see them outside of school and chat with their moms while they helped T on the playground. They took T over to a field to pick flowers (well, weeds) nd T made me a lovely bouquet. He’s really been into picking flowers so he has inspired today’s post.

R0wen Pillow by Crate and Barrel Inspiration point: I love the medallion look of these flowers. The simple shapes used for the petals and centers would be easy to re-create on a layout.

Best Buds Sham from Land of Nod Inspiration point: I love the simplicity and abstractness (is that a word?) of these flowers and the colors are fabulous!

Bloomfest Zurich poster by Inspiration point: I am a fan of vintage ads and I loved the primary colors of this one.  The different styles of flowers would be easy to make…and I’ll bet you have a few flower punches you could layer to simulate the flower shapes in this poster.

Bloomfest Zurich Giclee Print

Bouquet by Princess Lasertron Inspiration point: Princess Lasertron is always inspiring! I love the rock-and-roll colors she used for Aline’s flower bouquet. I could never do the felt flowers justice but I like the idea of adding embroidery floss stitching to my already made felt flowers. Check out Princess Lasertron’s blog and Etsy shop for more info about her custom made bridal bouquets.

Bouquet Wall Art by Alexander Girard at Urban Outfitters Inspiration point: I love the idea of having simple black and white flowers to let the colors of the photos shine. I think it would also be fun to color these in with markers. I *heart* markers.

Eden Duvet by Alexander Girard at Urban Outfitters Inspiration point: Again, I love the abstractness of these flowers. The colors are fabulous and I think all the designs work well together. I especially like the light blue berry branch…it would make a great accent to a boy or girl page or card.

Scribble Spot Flower Journal by Orla Kiely Inspiration point: I love how easy these flowers would be to make! I am sure I have a paper punch that looks like that…or it would be pretty easy to replicate. T is great at scribbling, I’m sure I could give him a few markers and a piece of cardstock for him to color on. I’ll punch the circles and voila!

Orla Kiely Scribble Spot Journal at Anthropologie

Poppy Outdoor Pillow by Pottery Barn Inspiration point: I love the colors in this pillow- the bright red, brown, goldenrod, and emerald green with a little white and bright green.

Poppy Outdoor Pillow

Year of Seeds from Red Envelope Inspiration Point: I love the colors of all of the planters. The designs remind me of some stamps I haven’t used in awhile…I could do some monochromatic stamping on colorful squares.

year of seeds

July 17, 2009. Tags: , . Colors, Flowers. Leave a comment.


Today I’m inspired by…weddings. We just went to an outdoor garden wedding on Friday night and it was simple and lovely. So, naturally,  I went to The Knot to find some more inspiring wedding-ish colors and ideas. I couldn’t believe all of the great photos they had on their website. Amazing! Here is just a few different things that caught my eye.

First, you’d need invitations. These yellow and gray invites are by Kenzie Kate . Inspiration point: How could you not love the yellow/gray/white combination? It’s super trendy!

Kenzie Kate stationary

And some wedding programs…these are from Paper-Girl. Inspiration point: use as a template for a mini-book.

Wedding Programs by Paper-Girl at The Knot

Beautiful flowers next…by Wedding Flowers by Lisa. Inspiration point: LOVE the bright green and coral combination!

Calla lillies and cymbidium orchids

Calla lillies and cymbidium orchids

I love this next bouquet by Gloriosa Designs. Inspiration point: the colors are fabulous and it inspires me to do sort of a shabby-chic style layout.

Hydrangeas, sedum, roses, etc.

Hydrangeas, sedum, roses, etc.

This bouquet by Petal’s Edge Floral Design is so happy! Inspiration point: these are my “happy colors” the pink, green, and blue from the dress. I will have to finish my mini album on my happy colors soon!

Roses, dahlias, cymbidium orchids

Roses, dahlias, cymbidium orchids

These flowers are by Old Glory Ranch. Inspiration point: I love the yellow, green and teal with an unexpected bits of cranberry color.

Roses, micro poms, solidago, hypercium berries

Roses, micro poms, solidago, hypercium berries

Reception decorations…the centerpieces and ideas on The Knot are very inspiring. Here is a couple that were definitely not your run-of-the-mill ideas.

This centerpiece was featured at a wedding that was in a coastal city. Inspiration point: I love the colors in this photo and I think the pincushion protea could inspire a cute paper-pieced flower.

Pincushion protea and stones

Pincushion protea and stones

These Origami paper cranes were made by family and friends  of the couple. Tradition says they should have 1,000 paper cranes but their family made a few more than that. Could you imagine 1,000 paper cranes hanging like this? Awesome. Inspiration point: I love the mix of patterned paper they used and here is a YouTube video on how to make a paper crane: How to Make an Origami Peace Crane.

Origami cranes The Knot

And who could forget the cake?

I liked the lines on this cake by Michelle’s Patisserie- simple and unique. Inspiration point: the stripes would make a great border on a page and I like the pale colors with the chocolate brown.

Michelle's Patisserie on The Knot

This cake is by Custom Cakes. Inspiration point: The thick stripes with the flowers inspires me to create a border. I also like the combination of navy, white, lime and pink.

Sugar paste lilies and orchids by Custom Cakes on The Knot

Mmm! I might have to check out the dresses next time!

July 11, 2009. Tags: , , . Colors, Flowers, Weddings. Leave a comment.


Today I’m inspired by…Melamine. First of all, I love Target. I was recently there…as I am nearly every-other day…and LOVED their melamine dinnerware. It’s super inexpensive and unbreakable. Here is the set that T and I loved:

“Figural Melamine Plate Set”

Figural Melamine Plate Set Target


Seriously, how cute is that frog?! Inspiration point: I could totally paper-piece something like that…and those colors, yum!

I went on Target’s website because we had gotten some cups that had a pattern like the top tray here:

Winter Themed Mini Trays Target

I love both of these “Winter Themed Mini Trays.” Inspiration point: Maybe I could make some winter/Christmas decor based on these. Circle punch, patterned paper, frame it up…voila!

Here are some more great dinnerware options (all available at

“Glitter Snowflake” Inspiration point: I like that these are contemporary colors and shapes.

Glitter Snowflake Dinnerware Collection Target

“Leaves” Inspiration point: Love the colors and the doodled “veins” in the leaves.

Leaves Melamine Dinnerware Target

“Dot Salad Plate” Inspiration point: Love the colors and circles!

Melamine Dot Salad Plate Target

“Multi Stripe” Inspiration point: How cute is the sun?! And those summery colors?!

Multi Stripe Melamine Dinnerware Target

“Orla Kiely Green Apple and Pear” Inspiration point: I like the simple pattern and the two green shades combined with the brown and white.

Orla Kiely Green Apple and Pear Collection Target

“Flower Decal” Inspiration point: I love the “stitches” and “sequins.”

Square Melamine Plate with Flower Decal Target

I saved my favorite for last- “Monster Decal.” Inspiration point: blue, white, and lime is one of my favorite color combinations to use for T’s album. I love the addition of a little bit of teal! That little monster reminds me of the Night Light collection by October Afternoon and the Orbit collection by Crate Paper.

Square Melamine Plate with Monster Decal Target

July 10, 2009. Tags: , , . Colors, Home, Patterns. Leave a comment.