LeAnn's World 101 Inspiration Post Featuring Heart Fairy

Good morning everyone and welcome to my inspiration post for LeAnn's World 101. This month I chose to use the adorable Heart Fairy and for a change made a circle card. I hardly ever make circle cards as they can be difficult to stand up, but I managed to get this one to stand with another of the same circles cut and the top folded before attaching to the back. It works!

I went with one of my favourite combos - hot pink, black and white with a touch of silver grey in there as well! As the shape didn't need many layers, I added lots of dots using my Nuvo Drops. I do get carried away with these, but love them!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Heart Fairy from LeAnn's World 101, Festive Fairies from Clearly Besotted

Papers: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Pop of Pink DSP (Retired) & Night and Day DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Crystal Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir

Accessories: Silver Ribbon (Retired) from Stampin' Up, Ebony Black, Carnation Pink, Simply White & Silver Lining Crystal Drops from Nuvo, Grand Stately Circle Nestabilities from Spellbinders

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14
Eyes - B93, B95, B97
Tongue - R20, R22
Hot Pink - RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09
Dark Grey - T5, T7, T9
Light Grey - T0, T1, T3
Dots - T9

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you all again soon. Don't forget to pop on over to the LeAnn's World 101 Inspiration Blog and check out all the other fabulous creations from the rest of the DT this month!


Something Else on Saturday #49 Featuring Make A Splash from the Greeting Farm

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post! This week I am using two stamp sets from the Greeting Farm, one of which I actually forgot I even had! How bad is that?! I saw the cute mermaid castle one a card on Pinterest and went to search for the set it was from, checked my Evernote list and there is was. Never used it before and no idea how long I have had it either!

I made a smaller card than usual, a UK sized A6 card because the frame die I used fits that size card perfectly! I inked up my wavy stripes stencil for the bubbles in the background and added some curved strips of "sand" to ground everything.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Make A Splash & Little Mermaids both from The Greeting Farm

Papers: Marina Mist (Retired), Soft Sky (Retired) & Hello Honey (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean & Broken China Distress Ink Oxides, Copic Markers

Accessories: Wavy Stripes Stencil from Dutch Doobadoo, Best Fishes Banner & Border Dies from Time for Tea Designs

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30
Red Hair - R22, R24, R27, R29
Green Tail - YG01, YG03, YG05, YG07
Purple Bra - V01, V04
Green Hair - BG13, BG15, BG18
Purple Tail - BV11, BV13, BV17
Blue Hair - B32, B34, B37
Yellow Tail - Y13, Y15, Y19
Pink Tail - RV14, RV17, RV19
Purple Hair - V01, V12, V15, V17
Peach Bra - YR61, YR65
Crown - Y32, Y35, Y38
Orange Fish - Y04, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09
Blue Fish - Y13, B00, B01, B04, B06
Starfish - YR15, YR16, YR18
Dolphin - C00, C0, C2, C4, B91
Seahorses - RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69
Rocks - W0, W2, W4, W6
Chest - E13, E15, E18
Seashell Cave - YR21, YR23, YR24, E30, E31, E33, W00, W1, W3, V12, V15, V17, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, YR01, YR02, YR04, BV23, BV25, BV29
Seaweed - YG03, YG07, G09
Sandcastle - Y15, Y17, YR21, YR23, YR24, E35

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you all again soon!

Stampers Delights New Release Anime For Someone Special

Good evening and welcome to my inspiration post for the new releases from Stampers Delights. Not sure if you all know but Janice has changed the name of her company to Stampers Delights as she will be bringing some new and exciting things out in the future and this name change reflect some of those things. You will still find all the fabulous images that you have been used to seeing as well as some new goodies soon!

Anyway...my card this time uses the gorgeous For Someone Special and although it could be used as a Valentine's image, I think it could be used for any occasion where you want to send some love to someone.

I went with a mostly red colour combo, but found these patterned papers that were red, grey and turquoisey-green, so coloured my image in similar colours.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Anime For Someone Special from Stampers Delights

Papers: Real Red & Gray Granite both from Stampin' Up, Lovely Basics Patterned Papers from Craft Sensations, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Lattice Heart Die 6003/0005 from Joy Crafts, Gems from Poundland, Have A Wicked Day Dies from The Paper Boutique, Ribbon from stash

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - E53, E55, E57, E59
Eyes - YG61, YG63, YG67
Bow & T-Shirt - R24, R27, R29
Vest - T1, T3, T5
Skirt & Trims - BG13, BG15, BG18
Socks - T0, Blender
Heart - R35, R37, R39

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Stampers Delights Inspiration Blog and check out all the other fabulous creations from the DT for this month's new releases.

The Paper Shelter Challenge #416 Colour It

Good morning and welcome to my DT post for this week's new challenge from The Paper Shelter. Our challenge this week is another easy one - Colour It! All you need to do is some colouring on your card or project!

I used the beautiful I Miss You for my card and made a very girly, pretty card. I love this image and as an added bonus it comes with 2 different versions - 1 with the sentiment and 1 without.

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Recipe:

Stamps: I Miss You from The Paper Shelter, Signature Series: Dress Form from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Blushing Bride & Pear Pizzazz both from Stampin' Up, Secret Rose Patterned Papers from The Works, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Blushing Bride from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Ribbon from The Range, Lace & Doily both from stash, Gems from Poundland, Flowers from The Works, Butterfly Punch from X-Cut

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Eyes - YG13, YG17
Lips, Hearts & Straps - RV32, RV34
Top - G40, G43, G46
Necklace - T0, T2, T4
Purple Flowers - BV01, BV11, BV13, BV17
Dark Green Leaves - G14, G19, G17
Pink Flowers - RV10, RV11, Blender, Y15, Y18
Light Green Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67
Purple Circles - BV01, BV11, BV13
Green Circles - G40, G43
Inner Frame - RV000, RV10, RV11
Outer Frame - E42, E44
Background - E40, E41, E42

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The Paper Shelter Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous creations from the rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! as always there are some fantastic prizes to be won!

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Faery Ink New Release Inspiration - Lady Bug Tomte Gnome

Good morning everyone and welcome to my inspiration post for the newly released digi stamp, Lady Bug Tomte Gnome from Faery Ink. I just love these gnomes from Amanda and this one is just adorable with his ladybug (or ladybird as we call them here in the UK) wings and hat.

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For all the details on this card, please pop on over to my post on the Faery Ink blog.

Something Else on Saturday #48 Featuring Elephant Friends from Hello Bluebird

Good morning all and welcome to another of my Something Else on Saturday posts! I finally managed to get my hands on some Hello Bluebird Stamps from Menny's Bastelshop in Germany as they are not (as yet!) available in the UK (Why not?!) I do wish somewhere would stock them as there's so many sets I want, but Menny's doesn't have them all in stock!

Anyway these adorable elephants are from Elephant Friends and I thought I would have a go at making my own frame for them to go as I don't have a die with these sort of frame (can't find one like this either, so need to keep an eye out for one!) I used my Square and Rectangle Nestabilities to cut it out and then trimmed round it to make it fit better on the actual card base, but it is a little off centre with the squares. Might have been easier to just cut the squares and rectangle out and mount them onto a piece of card!

The background was inked using Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink Oxides before spraying with water and flicking watered down white paint over it too.

PSST! Would actually help if I bothered to add the photo of my card too, wouldn't it?! Can't believe I forgot it!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Elephant Friends from Hello Bluebird

Papers: Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo Prints DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Picked Raspberry & Worn Lipstick Distress Ink Oxides, White Acrylic Paint, Copic Markers

Accessories: Rectangle & Square Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Washing Line Happy Birthday Die from tattered Lace

Copics Used:
Elephants - T0, T1, T2, T3, T5, R30, R20
Bunnies - E40, E70, E71, E74, R30
Mice - C00, C0
Balloon - R81, R83, R85, Blender
Banner - BG000, BG53, BG45, BG57
Butterflies - BV000, BV00, BV01

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you all again soon!

Walkies With Coco and Pebble

Good morning everyone! I've been on my half term holidays this week so have been colouring loads and managed to have a full day yesterday of card making, getting ahead on some of my DT assignments, but also managed to make up this cutie.

I was the lucky winner in the 7 Kids Crafts Facebook group last month and won all of the February new releases of the Sweet November stamps, which was such an amazing and generous gift! This cutie is Coco and Pebble from that collection.

Now Amy Young is the artist for Sweet November Digital Stamps and I am just in awe of how amazing an artist and colourist she is and so wish I could create the scenes that she does with just my Copics, but unfortunately I'm nowhere near her level, so I used patterned papers and die cuts to create my little walk in the park!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Coco and Pebble from Sweet November Digital Stamps, Everyday Button Bits from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip (Retired), Pink Pirouette (Retired), Old Olive & Pear Pizzazz all from Stampin' Up, Florals Patterned Papers from Craft Sensations, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Bermuda Bay from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner Pen, White Gel Pen

Accessories: Luscious Labels One Grand Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Die-Namics Fresh Cut Grass Die from My Favorite Things, Floral Foliage Die & Polka Dot Parade #6 Dies both from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
Eyes - 100, G03, G07, G09
Top & Shoes - R81, R83, R85
Dress - BG53, BG45, BG57, BG49
Socks - BG10, BG11
Dog - E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Collar & Lead - RV13, RV14
Dog Tag - T1, T3

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all again soon!

Something Else on Saturday #47 Featuring Daphne by Wee Stamps

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. One of the lovely HLTAs at my school gave me a bunch of daffodils the other Friday for no other reason than it being a random act of kindness, which was such a lovely thing to do! In return for being having a blonde moment (I am blonde but not naturally!) thinking they were asparagus, I made her this pretty card using this gorgeous Daphne image from Wee Stamps, which you might be able to get from Whimsy Stamps as the Wee Stamps site has now closed, but many of them are available from Whimsy now.

I kept to a simple green and yellow combo and just added a big thanks die cute along the top.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Daphne from Wee Stamps

Papers: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz & Gingham Garden DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card form Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Ribbon (Retired) & Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies both from Stampin' Up, Script Thanks Die form Memory Box

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - E70, E71, E74, E77
Dress & Shoes - G40, G43, G24, YG63
Headband, Socks & Trims - Y21, Y23, Y26
Wings - Y11, Y13, Y04, Y06, YG11, YG13, RV32
Daffodil - YR14, Y11, Y15, Y19, E13
Stem & Leaves - YG09, G07
Flowers - RV32, RV34
Dots - B04
Shadow - B000

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you all again soon!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Good morning and happy Valentine's Day to you all. We don't really celebrate Valentine's in a huge way here in the UK. It tends to be only buying romantic gifts for your beloved rather than for everyone you care about, like it is celebrated in the USA. I did try one year to give out little cards and gifts for Valentine's to friends and work colleagues and they all thought it was a bit odd and to be honest, I haven't done it since! Maybe I will try again next year!

For this year though I have made my boyfriend a simple card, with a very fitting image for the two of us. We're both rock chicks at heart I guess and this Skull Candy Til Death image from Faery Ink was just perfect for us! I used the no lines version to add a softer look to the image and to keep the skull more grey than black.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Skull Candy Til Death from Faery Ink

Papers: Real Red, Whisper White both from Stampin' Up, Sweet As Sugar Patterned Papers from Reverse Confetti, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Real Red & Pretty in Pink (Retired) both from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Love Ya Line Border Die from Lawn Fawn, Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set from Newton's Nook

Copics Used:
Skull - T0, T1, T2, Blender
Red Roses - R35, R37, R39
Pink Roses - R81, R83, R85, R89
Candies - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15
Beads - R000, R00, R01
Ground - RV0000, RV000, RV00

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Faery Ink New Release Inspiration Post - Unicorn Moon

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to my DT post for Faery Ink Today I am sharing my latest card using the gorgeous new release Unicorn Moon. I love all things fantasy, so this digital stamp just jumped out at me to be used today!

I decided to go with an pink ombre effect on the mane and just love how it came out! I added lots of extra glittery star dies for a touch more sparkle.


Here's a close up of the image - the dots you can see on the main are tiny bits of glitter from my Gelly Roll Pen which doesn't show up very well in photos unfortunately! I left the unicorn mostly white with a touch of very pale shading to the shadow areas.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Unicorn Moon from Faery Ink, Believe in Unicorns from Newton's Nook Designs

Papers: Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo Prints DSP (Retired) & Silver Glimmer Paper all from Stampin' Up, Make It Crafty Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Star Dies & Reindeer Playing Dies both from X-Cut, Die-Namics Star Border Die from My Favorite Things, Star Trim Die from Tonic Studios

Copics Used:
Mane - RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Face & Neck - V0000, V000, Blender
Horn & Inner Ears - V000, V01, V12
Flowers - V91, V93, V95, V99
Moon - C00, C0, C1, C3
Leaves - G21, G24, G28
Stars - T1, T2, T3

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to keep popping back to the Faery Ink blog to see all the other new releases this month! You can also visit the Faery Ink Facebook group and share all your own creations there too! 

The Paper Shelter Challenge #414 With A Sentiment

Good Morning! Welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from The Paper Shelter. This week our challenge is for you to include a sentiment on your project. Nice and easy one right?!

As today is my mum's birthday, I thought I would use the opportunity to make her a pretty card using the gorgeous Romantica. I went with a pretty pink, yellow and kraft combo and added a die cut sentiment to the top.


Recipe:

Stamps: Romantica from The Paper Shelter

Papers: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake & So Saffron all from Stampin' Up, Patterned Papers from Nitwit Collections, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Filigree Border Die from Papertrey Ink, Happy Birthday Words Die from Paper Smooches, Floral Flourishes Dies 6002/0160 from Joy Crafts, Fan Die from Sweet Dixie, Pearls from Poundland, Filigree 3D Itty Bitty Bows Dies from Creative Expressions, Rectangle card Art Stencil from Dutch Doobadoo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair - E43, E44, E47, E49
Eyes - E43, E44, E47
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Yellow - Y21, Y23, Y26
Brown - E40, E41, E42, E43

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to The Paper Shelter blog and check out all the other fabulous projects from the rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?! As always there are some fantastic prizes to be won!

Something Else on Saturday #46 Featuring Love For Australia by Whimsy Stamps

Good afternoon and welcome to this week's Something Else post. I know I'm a bit late today with my post, but I just haven't had time this week to do my blogpost after work - had another big assignment to do that took every evening to complete in time!

Anyway on to my card for this week....Whimsy Stamps designer Crissy Armstrong released this cute set of digital stamps to help raise money for the Emergency Fund For Wildlife to provide food, water, shelter and emergency treatment for all those animals caught in the Australian bushfires. It was for such a good cause that I had to buy it and came up with this cute card.

This is a DL sized card and I found this cute tree patterned papers in some old Stampin' Up pack I've hardly used! I do think my images are a little big, but they just about fit on the card and then along with the sentiment, it makes for a cute one!

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Recipe:

Stamps: Love For Australia from Whimsy Stamps

Papers: Granny Apple Green, Chocolate Chip (Retired) & Tall Tales DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Copics Used:
Koala - W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, R32, E59
Branch - W17, E19, E18
Leaves - YG13, YG17
Mother Kangaroo - E31, E33, E35, E37, E39 E47, E49, E30, E31, E34
Joey - E30, E31, E34, E37
Emu - W4, W5, W6, W8, W9, W10, YR16, YR18, W3, W5, W7

Scrapper's Delights February 2020 Chibi New Release

Good evening everyone and welcome to my DT post for the Chibi New Releases from Scrapper's Delights. I have used the cute Sucker 4 U image and turned her into a sweet Valentine's Day card. I went for a traditional red, black and white colour combo, using some Valentine's themed patterned papers, which I just love!


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Recipe:

Stamps: Chibi Sucker 4 U from Scrapper's Delights

Papers: Real Red, Basic Black & Sending Love DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Gems from Poundland

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Eyes - G21, G24, G28, Blender
Lips - R35, R37
Red - R35, R37, R39
Black - C5, C7, C9

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the Scrapper's Delights Inspiration blog for more gorgeous projects from the rest of the DT.

LeAnn's World 101 Challenge #23

Good morning everyone and welcome to my DT post for the new challenge from LeAnn's World 101. As always our challenge is an Anything Goes one, so why not join in?

I used the adorable Sher and Mike for my card, making a cute, romantic card. I went with a mostly pink colour combo and used some pretty heart die cuts to continue the theme of the image.


Recipe:

Stamps: Sher and Mike from LeAnn's World 101

Papers: Blushing Bride & Rococo Rose both from Stampin' Up, Soft Romance Patterned Papers from Craft Sensations, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty 

Inks: Copic Markers

Accessories: Ribbons, Lace & Twine from stash, Lattice heart Die 6003/0005 from Joy Crafts, DooHickey So Wrapped Lovely Die from Magnolia, Fancy Hearts Border Die from Crafty Sentiments

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Sher's Hair - E71, E74, E77, E79
Mike's Hair - E31, E33, E35, E37
Sher's Eyes - E70, E71
Mike's Eyes - YG41, YG45
Light Pink - RV10, RV11, RV13
Dark Pink - RV32, RV34, R85
Mike's Outfit - T1, T3, T5, T7
Mike's Shoes - T2, T4
Sky - B0000, B000, B00, B01, B21
Raindrops - BG02
Grass - YG06, YG25, YG17, YG45, YG67

And that's all from me for this psot folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the LeAnn's World 101 Challenge Blog and check out all the other fabulous creations from the rest of the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you are there too?!

Something Else on Saturday #45 Featuring Winnie Fairytale Faraway from Polkadoodles

Good morning and welcome to this week's Something Else on Saturday post. I think I'm finally out of my Christmas card mode now and am moving on to using all these other gorgeous stamps I keep buying and stamping or printing but never actually doing anything with!

Anyway...this gorgeous girl is Winnie Fairytale Farawy from Polkadoodles and I went with a teal and pink combo this time. I do love variations on this combo - probably my fave ever! Back to using my pretty flowers as well on this one, something I haven't done for what seems like ages now!


Recipe:

Stamps: Winnie Fairytale Faraway from Polkadoodles, Tag Its #12 from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Melon Mambo & Pretty Peacock both from Stampin' Up, Floral Paper Bloc from Joy Crafts, Make It Colour Blending Card from Make It Crafty

Inks: Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Wondrous Frame Die from Find It Media, Edge Side Die 6002/0260 & Flourishes Swirl No.2 Die 6003/0003 both from Joy Crafts, Layered Scalloped Posy Dies from Heartfelt Creations, Flowers from Hobbycraft, Petalu & Wild Orchid Crafts, Aquatic Mist & Sherbet Shimmer Glitter Drops from Nuvo

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20
Hair & Shoes - T5, T7, T9
Hairband - RV13, RV14, RV17
Dark Pink - RV14, RV17, RV19
Teal - BG72, BG75, BG78
Teal Flowers - BG32, BG34, BG75
Leaves - YG03, YG07, YG09

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you all again soon!

Digi Doodle Studios New Release Inspiration Post

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for this month's new releases from Digi Doodle Studios. For my inspiration project, I have us...