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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