Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Inspire. Create. Share. Blog Hop

Welcome to the August edition of the Inspire. Create. Share. Blog hop!  This month we have a Black and White theme going.  This theme is so far out of my comfort zone - I wasn't sure I could do it.  We also used this theme for our swap at Stampin' Up!'s annual convention in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago.  I must say - it was easier than I thought, and the cards were all amazing!

Here is a group photo taken at convention of about half of our ICS Blog Hop Group.  From Left to Right we have:  Darla, Jen, Olivia, Tina, Eva, Deb, and that's me on the far right.  For my swap card, I really wanted to use the new Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper, so my card ended up being Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  For the blog hop though, I wanted to go with Basic Black and Whisper White, so I made a new card.

Here is my card for this month:

I love the simplicity of this card.  I feel like it is dressed up enough for a wedding, but still simple.

I hope you enjoyed my card - and that it will inspire you to make a card of your own.  Next up on the hop is Deb Naylor.  She always has something great to share!  Be sure to go and see what she has this month!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  


Here's a list of all of our Hoppers this month:


  1. I love how elegant black and white cards are.

  2. Nichole, I am speechless! It is beyond elegant, is it stunning! : ) Eva

  3. Very pretty Nichole! Love the bow in the middle. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have a wedding this weekend and have not designed a card. I just love yours. Okay to CASE it??

  5. Great for a wedding card. Love the butterfly.

  6. Love your card! Love the butterfly for the pop of color!