What do these items have in common?

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Cloud 9 Designs Simple Thoughts Clear Epoxy Quote Stickers: A Dog’s Life

Cloud 9 Designs Rain Dots: Good Times

Fiskars Paper Edgers: Deckle

Fiskars Clear Acrylic Stamps: Thank You

Heidi Grace Designs Clear Stamps: Tags and Words

They were all part of a lovely package I received from Lead Fiskateer Holly! However, since I have the majority of these items, I decided to have a little contest on Creativity{unbound} for all of our loyal readers. All of this yummy goodness can be yours! (All items are new in package)

All you have to do is post a comment about what inspires you by April 18, 2008. This is a quick contest so make sure you get your comments in. I will “draw” a random number using Random.org to pick the winner on April 19. Please note: ALL COMMENTS POSTED AFTER 12 MIDNIGHT ON APRIL 18 WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. DUPLICATE POSTINGS WILL NOT BE COUNTED. (So really, all you need to do is post once cause posting more won’t help you :) )

This contest is open to everyone, even the Creative Girls, as they didn’t know I was doing this lol. The only one who is ineligible is me! I will open it up to International as well.

While you are waiting, be sure to head over to the Fiskateers! They have a great community full of inspiration and they give away A TON OF STUFF! The community is at well over 4000 members now…and Fiskars sends EACH and every one of them a Welcome Packet with their Fiskateer number engraved on a special edition pair of orange and green Fiskars scissors.

Make sure that you tell them Fiskateer # 786 sent you!

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105 Responses to “What do these items have in common?”

  1. Jayne Says:

    I am inspired by all kinds of things - I have been know to sketch a layout idea on a napkin in a resturant but currently I am getting tons of inspiration from various blogs I read! :)

  2. Melissas Says:

    My inspiration varies, but when I’m stuck, a good home decorating magazine can get my mojo flowing. And once I get a card made, I usually have a few more lined up in my head! thanks for sharing your goodies with us :)

  3. Lindsay Spencer Says:

    I get my inspiration from the beauty of the outdoors. The colors, animals, plants, water. I also get my inspiration from the relationships I am surrounded with. Friends and family give my whole being inspiration.

  4. Mistylynn Says:

    Etsy totally inspires me. Just taking a look around gives me so many ideas. Great blog!

  5. Richelle Says:

    my kids inspire me to not take things so seriously….my friends inspire me to be a better person and ya all inspire me to be a better crafter…xoxoxo

  6. Brenda Says:

    Thanks for sharing this sweet candy!
    My inspiration comes from checking out all the amazing creations that you girls share on your blogs! Thank you!
    Happy Spring!
    ~Brenda H.

  7. Char- Says:

    I get a lot of my inspiration from the blogs I frequent.

  8. Nettie Says:

    My inspiration comes from so many sources. Some from seeing ohters creations spark inspiration. Color ispiration usually comes from flipping through magazine and having an ad catch my eye.

    Thanks for a chance at some incredible candy. I am a member but can not figure it out yet!


  9. Stampin Cats Says:

    When it comes to stamping, I am inspired by the cards that have simple directions and pictures that I can actually do.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    I usually am inspired by a picture I took and the colors in it. If I am struggling, I will head over to the gallery at SBO or take out one of my sb books.
    Thanks :)

  11. sandyh50 Says:

    Lately I have been inspired by clothing! I teach school and the little girls have such cute clothing so I try to remember the color and the pattern. I also am very inspired by the wonderful blogs that are out there and all there creations. Thanks for the chance to win some neat blog candy.


  12. Diane S Says:

    I guess my inspiration comes from the person who will be receiving the card.

    diane s.

  13. scfranson Says:

    Blogs like yours inspire me!

  14. Sharon in NE Says:

    Thanks for the info on the Fiskateers website! I’m so impressed with it all!

    What inspires me…trendy clothing and decorating websites and magazines. Great stuff.

  15. Kim Says:

    What a great give-a-way. Thanks so much for the chance to win. What inspires me is the many blogs I visit. I get so many wonderful ideas from them.

    kim3timemom #2117

  16. Annelies Says:

    I mostly get my inspiration from other peoples creations (cards and scrapbooklayouts). That’s why I like watching blogs so much.
    You’ve chosen some nice products for this giveaway, so thanks for a chance to win!
    Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

  17. Coco Says:

    When I need inspiration I look around me, the colors the smells the enviroment, everything can be an inspiration when ur looking for one lol, If that doesnt help I look thorough my former work or log onto fiskateers and check out the members great projects.

  18. dasimonds Says:

    I am inspired by so many things..
    Inspiring ideas can come from a
    walk in the woods to browsing a
    I get very inspired visiting
    blogs and SCS.
    *Thanks for a chance to WIN!

  19. Beckabear3213 Says:

    I’m inspired by all kinds of things. The photos, music, and especially my fellow fiskateers projects.

  20. Vicky's Place Says:

    It really depends on the day! I get a lot of inspiration from my husband. Also, the message boards inspire me.


  21. Anonymous Says:

    I’am inspired by projects done by the fiskateers,And also bythe other blogs that I visit.

    Joan Fiskateer #808

  22. ~Lana B.~ Says:

    Inspiration for me comes from great blogs….like yours! I use my google reader to check over 200 blogs a day and ya just never know when inspiration is gona hit ya! Thanks for sharing!!!!
    ~Lana B~
    mamastamps at sbcglobal dot net

  23. kerry Says:

    When I’m really in a creative slump, I like to sit down in front of the computer and check out my favorite blogs. Seeing other people’s creativity often helps mine!

    Kerry Morgan

  24. Debra Says:

    So much of my inspiration comes from my granddaughter - magazines and scrapping with friends are also excellent for inspiration.

  25. Kathy H Says:

    Thanks for all the bountiful and awesome ideas. Thanks again, Kathy Hering…

  26. Anonymous Says:

    My grandchildren inspire me. They look at the world in a whole different way, and I am always surprised at what they see and share. Roseann #2933

  27. Karen #3441 Says:

    I’m usually just inspired by the photo I am using, although sometimes I see a layout on Fiskateers the gets me going!

  28. doverdi Says:

    I get inspiration from so many different places - blogs, Fiskateer Gallery, Fiskars Crafts, magazines, SCS, stamps, photo’s, challenges, sketches, etc. There are so many places these days to get inspiration that sometimes it’s inspiration overload. lol Thanks for a chance to win.
    Fiskateer #1329

  29. Miss Creative Says:

    I am inspired by my wonderful family, my creativity just flows when they are all around. I am also inspired by the weather, I know, but I am not a winter person and so it is hard for me to get inspired to do anything during the winter months (my family still inspires me). During the spring summer and fall I gain lots of inspiration from the weather,colors of the seasons and such. Thanks so much for this chance to win that great stuff I love Fiskars
    Fiskateer# 4116

  30. Yaritza Rivera-Eby Says:

    I’m inspired by my family, the funny things my daughter does. By people in the community who share their work with others. By the colors in nature. Scrapbooking magazines. I really do believe that anywhere you look there is something to be inspired by. You just have to keep your eyes open for what’s out there and let it sink in.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a wonderful RAK.

  31. Peg Says:

    My inspiration is sometimes a good contest with a theme. I also get a lot of inspiration from the cakes and chocolates that I do. I have taken pictures of these things and turned them into lo’s. My husband’s bbq hobby has also been an inspiration for me. Things my family has done,too, like the the time my son went out to play basketball after an ice storm and the net was frozen and the ball wouldn’t go through has become a lo I’m planning now.

    Fiskateer #3675

  32. mhodges Says:

    I am inspired by life. As someone who had a close call with death, I find I appreciate so many things. Family, friends and nature can bring out the best in me.

  33. Ramona Says:

    i am inspired by encoragement from freinds and family, other crafters inspire me. and aslo just looking around at all the beauty around outside.

  34. Lizard Says:

    i get inspired by so many things. it can be my family, God, hearing a song or a quote. Seeing colors or a photo.

  35. Nattisslan Says:

    Isn’t life itself, enough to inspire all of us ?!!! :-)

  36. Anonymous Says:

    You are so lovely for sharing.
    I am inspired by blogs and the Fisk-a-teer site, so many wonderful people with such fantastic work and always willing to share how they did it. I don’t know how I coped before I got the internet.
    Christine C #2264

  37. marla Says:

    Wow girl you got some very fun things!! Thanks for a chance to win some great goodies. I LOVE being a fiskateer and learning about all the new fun things that Fiskars has out now!! #3291

  38. Anonymous Says:

    Wow Angela how generous of you! Everything inspires me!


  39. Michelle Says:

    My inspiration comes from my imagination and from other artist friends!

    ~Michelle Fisk#915

  40. Erika M. Says:

    My inspiration comes from nature, magazines, my blog friends, etc.

  41. Gretchen Says:

    I’m inspired by my kids and family! I’m also insired by the layouts and stories of others… they can be very inspiring!

    Fiskateer #51

  42. Anonymous Says:

    I am inspired by seeing the creativity of others… at craft fairs and art shows and by seeing some of the really cool stuff on sites such as yours and Fiskars. After seeing others’ creations, I am just itching to make something myself.j


  43. Marci Knecht Says:

    I’m inspired by people who have truly unique ideas - someone whose work I look at and say “I wish I’d thought of that!”. I’m inspired by people who make the most of what they have, who appreciate the beauty around them and who take joy in the simplest things in life. Most of all, I’m inspired by people who suffer tragedy or adversity, take it on the chin, dust themselves off and keep on going just on sheer faith that they’re supposed to. People like Jen Gallacher who suffered the greatest tragedy a mother could face, but can still create beauty and find happiness in everything around her.

  44. Anonymous Says:

    My children are my inspiration

    Sweepnut #3618

  45. Anonymous Says:

    Cool Rak. What inspires me? I love the imagination of my children and usually I start there for ideas. I also love going shopping and jsut looking/browsing gives me inspiration.

    Mindy , fiskateer 1592


  46. Debby Says:

    My granddaughter, a great photo, a desire to save an important moment, alter artist’s work, Spring and Fall, Nat at Scrapbook-Trends, Wendy at Sudio 490…inspriation just comes in moments and is cherished when it comes.

  47. Nancy Grant Says:

    Lots of things inspire me! From music to blurffing it’s all good!


  48. Krisitn in OH Says:

    What inspires me is mainly my children & family. It might be a fun activity that we are doing or watching my kids simply being kids. I just want to preserve the moment & scrapbook it. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Kristin in OH #2764
    kristin2timemom@ yahoo.com

  49. Days Down Under Says:

    Saw your post on Fiskateer site !!

    Inspiration for me comes from various places - idea books, blogs, online sharing, my completed gift albums (I make sure to take a pic of each page before gifting it), everyday items such as my sister in laws skirt design, toilet paper, shower curtains, t.v. shows/ads to name a few.

    The best thing for me to do when in a “brain fart” time is to attend a crop at a store, home or weekend event. This has never ceased to inspire me to get the creative juices flowing again and to complete pages for weeks after the crop!

    Thanks for doing this, it is very generous.

  50. Swede Says:

    I get my inspiration from the beauty of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, the outdoors, colors, fibers, LSS, magazines, commercials etc. Thank you for the chance to win your RAK.
    Myra Fiskateer @2638

  51. Sheila D Says:

    My artistic inpiration comes from the many blogs I read. There is so much talent out there. Blog browsing is a great way for me to see great projects and get an occasional tutorial too. Of course, there is also great blog candy (like yours) out there.

  52. Anonymous Says:

    My beautiful 13 month old daughter inspires me. She has such a great personality…I have so many ideas…that I can’t even get them on paper! My friends and family also inspire (can’t leave them out!) Thanks for the chance of winning these great items.
    Alex S. Fiskateer #3614

  53. jo-ann Says:

    i’m inspired by nature around me! be it a bee on a flower, buds on trees, sunrises, sunsets ….. the list is endless! the colors of nature blend in with each other naturally!
    Thanx for the chance to win!
    Jo-Ann #3830

  54. Lisamariemlt Says:

    my seven year old, and my husband inspires me…I was left tragically paralized after her birth when the epidural hit my spine–in sever pain and with so much frustration I was miserable–never did they blink when I asked them for help, never did they question my moods. Then I met someone who mentioned a drink–a juice to be honest–and I drank it for the time recommended, I have not taken a pain pill since, I have a new life and these two continue to inspire me………I have begun scrapping more, loving my “new” take on life–and to have a seven year old say–I like my “new” mommy really opened my eyes to how my “old” life was.

  55. LeslieinTN Says:

    Even though I’m a scrapper, mixed media art inspires me a lot. I also enjoy looking in scrapbooking galleries or magazines.

  56. Anonymous Says:

    I think I’m inspired by the memories I want to keep if it’s scrapbooking or a feeling I want to share if it’s a card. In scrapbooking it’s to remember a special moment, event and/or person. A card is to make an event special or that person be special.
    I hope that makes sense.

  57. NanaBeth Says:

    Beth #2906
    I get a lot of inspiration from my fellow Fiskateers-especially Lea-she is the best. Nature always inspires me.

  58. KSmith Says:

    Woohoo look at all those comments, Loving the contest…

  59. Colleen Says:

    I usually get my inspiration from my kids, but also from cool websites like fiskateers and your blog. Will have to add it to my list of favorites.
    Colleen 2970

  60. Julie A. Says:

    What generous blog candy- Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! I get inspiration from watching my son grow up, learn, and explore. I want to try to capture and remember each precious moment of his childhood by scrapbooking them!

  61. Monica-FC Says:

    I get inspired just by seeing a picture of maybe something I passed by will give me an idea on what to put on a page. or to use as an accent. to try many other stuff out there in the most odd places is what I like and use .

  62. Michelle Says:

    Today the sun is shining and that’s a huge inspiration (especially after a long dark winter). Blogs are another. I spent WAY to much time a work trolling around and looking at the wonderful things other people do. Thanks to you for this great opportunity!

  63. toners Says:

    Great giveaway! I am inspired by other crafters! There is such a huge amount of talent out there…I pick up a bit here, a bit there… :)

  64. Giovana Says:

    WOW Your give away is awesome!!! I get my inspiration sometimes from SCS, from magazines, from movies, from my daughter’s toys, as you can see I get inspiration from almost anything.

    Thanks again for the chance to win.

    God bless

  65. Sandra Paul Says:


    THis inspire me of spring comming and to do fresh and simple card design with these stamps and scisors


  66. Sally Says:

    I am inspired when people like you make the decsion to share the wealth. Really! It is evidence that kindness still lives. Now, I am also inspired by blog, sketches and challenges and by the products themselves. THanks!

  67. Andrea Says:

    I am still at the point where I get my inspiration most times from looking at the lovely artwork people share. It doesn’t mean I case it though (altho I have and have no problem doing that tee hee) I just mean it may trigger a memory of a stamp in my collection that I think those colours would work with and away I go! Andrea M.

  68. Blueyecicle Says:

    Alot of what inspires me is what God created, the colors and seasons always introduce me to soemthing I missed and appreciate. It gives me all sorts of ideas! Also fabric inspires me quite a bit!
    Pinky #3405

  69. Bunny B Says:

    I get inspiration from nature, colors, fashion, magazines, traveling and all those great and lovely scrapbooking/stamping blogs!!! :)

  70. Hilmarose Says:

    wonderful giveaway!!!! Looking at other peoples blogs is what inspires me when I can’t find my mojo. The other thing that inspires me is when I have a special person I want to make something for.
    Thank you for the chance to win!!!

  71. Peg Says:

    I am inspired by others and looking at books. I love to brainstorm with others because you can make so much out of one or two ideas its great. Thanks for the give away.
    Peggy 4129

  72. SmilynStef Says:

    I am amazed at where inspiration can be found … when you start creating art consistently, you begin to look at the world through new eyes … I love finding inspiration in unexpected places. I keep an inspiration notebook where I tuck away anything that inspires me in clear sheet protectors.

  73. sgc Says:

    Blogs inspire me. I love looking through them for ideas.

  74. Shaz Says:

    Quite a few different things inspire me. I like blog hopping and looking through online galleries as well as browsing through scrapbooking and rubber stmaping magazines. It if often interesting to see different colour combinations that people have used which look so striking together that I might not have thought about using. One can find inspiration where ever you look in one form or another.

    Great blog candy you have on offer. I love those acrylic stamps.

  75. Pat S. Says:

    Hi Angela!
    Thank you for offering a chance to win that awesome give-away…wow!!!

    What inspires me?
    I usually start with SCS, looking at samples in the category I’m thinking about, and go from there. My cards end up being some combination of what I see, and what I actually have to work with :)

  76. soccerboyzmom Says:

    My inspiration comes from having a break from my homework. I cherish that hour that I give myself every day of the weekend. I let my creative juices flow and it makes studying easier. You see, I am finally getting my Masters after 29 years of teaching and raising my kids.
    Karen Z

  77. Jill Says:

    Forums and blogs inspire me! Unfortunately, I am so addicted to these things that I spend all of my free time looking and don’t have enough time for doing. I gotta work on that! ~Jill G.~

  78. Anonymous Says:

    My daughters who are much more creative than I, inspire me.

  79. tammy m Says:

    Sometimes inspiration will come when looking out the window, flowers, color, critters… I love living in the country. I also get inspiration from looking at fabric or patterned paper and then get ideas.

  80. RitaS Says:

    too bad the feeds for blogs come in so late…but I will comment anyhow. Most of my inspiration comes from the actual things that my children do, and that prompts me to get the camera out and take a picture. Often, I am inspired by scripture, and I am motivated to create a page to relay the message God has given me, hoping that my children will learn from it.

    I totally love Fiskars..so nice of Holly to sent this great package to you.

  81. Rapid Share Says:

    We all need inspiration to create and it has been said that art imitates life. In every instant, everything we see, hear, touch or taste can inspire a creative moment much like a camera captures picture after picture. Personally I fell in love with this stickers and will for sure try to make them on my own:)

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