Chinese whispers of the stampin' kind

Way back when I was in primary school, one of the games that was favoured at the time (although probably very un-PC these days and likely going by a different name) was Chinese Whispers.  The game where one person started by whispering a sentence to the person next to them, who in turn whispered to the next person and so on around the circle until it got back to the beginning, sometimes as a very different sentence to what it started out as.

"I went to the beach last week" could easily have become "I ate a peach with my beak" depending on the size of the circle and the listening skills (or not) of the small folk involved.

A more fun and current version of this game (at least as far as I'm concerned) is the one that transpired last week in my own circle of stampin' friends and family involving a single card as the first inspiration that through the wonders of the internet and text messaging became a "same but different version" of the card once it has passed through several people a mere few days later.

The starting point was this lovely card...

marion vagg

...that my friend and A Klass Act team member Tracey used as inspiration for this card that she made as a swap for a stamping evening we had at her place last Friday night...

trace-swap-card

Not having seen the original inspiration card at the time, I used Tracey's card as my starting point for this one that I set as the make and take in my workshop the following day...

trace-swap-inspired

...which I attached to a text message to send to my lovely Aunty Mair, who in turn used it (not having seen the original or Tracey's card) as inspiration for this delightful creation that she posted to her friend that she had enjoyed lunch with the previous day...

trace-swap-inspired-mary

Isn't this FUN?!

It's truly one of my favourite things about stamping and creating - the process of being inspired by fellow stampers in a large or small way, and thereby never having to reinvent the stampin' wheel as it were.

Have you played any games of Stampin' Chinese Whispers lately...?

"My Stampin' Chinese Whispers card - Thinking of You" Stamps: Silhouette Sentiments (L1 hostess) Paper: Naturals Ivory Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso Accessories: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade & Peach Parfait markers, Basic Pearls, Pear Pizzazz Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals