Saturday, June 20, 2009

Template Challenge

It's funny how life works. I've been thinking lately it would be nice to make boxes to store my cards. Then today I saw this blog http://kristinscrafts.blogspot.com/ with a template challenge. I went to http://www.papertreyink.com/timeless_templates_download_here.html and downloaded a template that I thought would work well with most of the cards that I make. This challenge originated from Lauren Mead's blog http://laurenm.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/. This is only the second time I've tried a challenge, and it just so happens that once again it goes back to Lauren. She sure has some great ideas!
Last week while my children were at VBS, I spent some of the time just playing with my stamps and inks and added a Stickle here and a Stickle there and I added with my gel pen a few blue dots here and there to and I came up with some really cute designed paper that I like. I have been thinking about how I might use this paper and then today this challenge came up and I thought I would try it out with my own designed paper. And here it is, my first non-card paper creation:

Products used were SU stamp set, SU paper, choc. chip and whisper white. I used choc. chip and pink passion inks. Stickles were placed in the middle of each stamp image. Blue dots were made using a gel pen. I hope you enjoy it!

I have been trying to keep the children busy so far with swimming, playdates, basketball camp and a visit to a museum. With all of the activities my hobbies are taking a back of a bus backseat. However, I do have some ideas and as soon as I can get them down on paper, I will once again be showing them to you. Also, coming soon will be my Christmas cards. I have seen some of the new SU colors and am very excited about all the fun projects. Thank you for visiting.

5 comments:

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh I'm so excited that you made your first non-card creation using one of Lauren's amazing templates! You did a FANTASTIC job with the challenge! Love the patterned paper you created for your card storage box :) That was the first thing I thought of making when I started using her templates. Something to store my cards!!

So glad you could play along this weekend :O) Hope to see you next Saturday for our color challenge!

Cherry's Creations said...

Very cute!

Leather Made Nice said...

very sweet!

Gina said...

I love the patterned paper you created for the card storage box. It's great!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

What a wonderful little box for your cards! Great work!

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