Traveler’s Inspiration Challenge: {two}

by Tina on July 10, 2009

in Stamping

I am not exaggerating when I tell you all that I was utterly amazed and delighted to see our photo turned into your incredible projects last week.  What an honor to have so many of you play along!  This week we are traveling all the way from Morocco to the State of New Mexico in the United States and thankfully we won’t even have to worry about jet lag!


Our photo this week comes from the lovely Anthonette of Chavez Designs.  Anthonette is so talented and you will love her blog which is filled with all her incredible designs!  Here is what Anthonette told us about her photo:

I’m originally from Taos, New Mexico. When we travel to visit my family, I love being a tourist in my own town. Here’s a picture we took a few years ago at the Taos Pueblo. I LOVE this place! I love the colors and texture of the adobe and the contrast with the blue sky. This place has been inhabited for 1000 years. It’s inspired many painters and photographers, including Ansel Adams.

It was mid-January 2006. There was no snow, but it was bone-chilling cold. We seemed to be the only tourists there. That’s Kalino & myself in the photo. I normally love buying fry bread from a woman who cooks on a Coleman stove (there are no modern conveniences inside the walls of the Pueblo). I love fry bread with honey. No fry bread on this day. We did buy some warm prune and peach pie that was baked in their outdoor ovens (horno).

Kalino was almost 2 1/2 at the time. He didn’t want to leave and was crying “Mas pueblo, mas pueblo” when we told him it was time to go back to Grandma & Grandpa’s house.


This is Anthonette’s project this week from her own photo.  Isn’t this awesome?!  Wow!  Thank you, Anthonette, so much for your beautiful card!  The colors… the layout… and where did you find that Pueblo?  Be sure to stop by Chavez Designs for more!


And here is mine!  I was truly inspired by the tones in her photo.  I love the browns against that brilliant blue!


This is one of my favorite photos of Hailey from our last trip to Spain.  Sometimes I wonder how it will shape our daughter’s life to have spent so much time noncholantly hanging out by the Mediterranean.  She really is a very special person, so kindhearted and gentle.  I cherish these sweet moments!

Now, it’s your turn!  I cannot wait to see your take on Taos Pueblo!   Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

Who: Anyone with the slightest hankering for creativity can participate.  You also must have a blog or online gallery, such as Splitcoaststampers, Flickr, or Twopeasinabucket where you can post your projects.

What: Use the inspiration photo to inspire your own project.  It is totally up to you how you interpret the inspiration photo.  Whether it’s a card, a scrapbook page, a photo, a sewing project, a painting… even just sitting on the floor with your kids and playing with clay or paints!

Post a photo of your project along with a description of what inspired you from the inspiration photo.  Come back to Travelingmama and post a direct link to your blog post on Mr. Linky.

When: I will post a new photo every Friday through the end of summer here at Travelingmama.  You will have one week to complete the challenge!  Yeah!

Where: You can also post the inspiration photo on your blog to show your readers what inspired your project!

If you need more clarification you can check this post or e-mail me!  Also, as a separate request I am still looking for more inspiration photos!  E-mail them to me at and tell me about your photo.  If it is accepted I will request a project from you so you too can be highlighted here on our Traveler’s Inspiration Challenge!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Bethany Lear July 10, 2009 at 10:37 am

Oooh…Southwestern shots are interesting, since I haven’t traveled there before.
These are beautiful colors to work with – in fact I wore this combo yesterday, chocolate brown capris and a bright blue tee, so I’m carving out time to participate. 🙂 The page of Hailey is just lovely. And I think you’re right, hanging out by the Med. cannot help but affect her worldview.


Bonnie July 10, 2009 at 11:04 pm

WOW !! That is amazing ! I’ll have a think about this and maybe play along …


Anthonette July 11, 2009 at 1:02 am

I loved your layout of Hailey’s picture, Tina. I love all the details. I need to scrap pictures once in a while. My goodness, what am I waiting for? Thanks for the inspiration!


Sam July 11, 2009 at 5:53 am

Love this photo Tina and Anthonette, thanks! Your project is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your special moments with us.



Lorena July 11, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Beautiful photo! Some ideas are popping to my mind, now I just need TIME to materialize them 😉


Sarah-Jane Kale' July 11, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Ooohh these are fun!!!! Gorgeous layout Tina, and Anthonette, beautiful photo and gorgeous card. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

xx Sarah


Savitri July 12, 2009 at 11:57 am

Super super cool!!!! LOve the pic, gorgeous!! The two projects are awesome too. I might have a pic to share… got to dig it up 🙂


dixie July 13, 2009 at 12:20 am

thanks for doing these challenges. it was just what I needed to get into the creative mood.


Lisa L July 13, 2009 at 12:08 pm

This was so much fun to play along with! Can’t wait till the next one!


Laura July 14, 2009 at 11:00 am

great photo, and I’m loving Anthonette’s blog!


Juliette R. July 15, 2009 at 5:27 pm

well this one stumped me. I stumbled into something this morning that got the wheels going. I thought I was going to have to pass week up. I don’t scrap or do cards, so this really is a challenge for me to spot ‘found’ colors and patterns, which is a fun challenge actually!


Amy Schultz July 17, 2009 at 4:39 am

this is fantastic! Love your inspiration and am feeling totally inspired..hmmm…

Amy- Pile It On DT


Lora July 17, 2009 at 5:27 am

YEAH!! I’m so happy to have finally participated! I can’t wait for the next one. Thanks helping me find other great blogs to follow, Tina.


Carol August 20, 2009 at 1:15 am

sorry, I Mr Linkied on the wrong post!


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