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Monday, October 3, 2011

Challenge Fun

Oh, I'm so bad today not pre-posting but we had a busy weekend and I wasn't feeling so hot this morning.  It was my day off so I ended up staying in bed WAY too LONG this morning and am just getting around to editing and posting.

I had a blast this weekend with my friend Libby Hickson stamping for WCMD.  I got a few things completed, but more importantly got to spend some time with a friend having fun.  And her studio is to die for!  So nice and big and organized.  Loved being able to explore in her studio and use some things I didn't have.  Thanks for having me over!

So onto my creations (which were not from this weekend).  First up I wanted to create something for the October MFT Guest Designer Contest which was to create Get Gifty and create a Perfect Package.  With 3 kids I am always looking for some fun packaging for a kiddo.

I chose to use Maria's Treat Box with some of the GCD Studios Material Girl for the treat box.  My daughter loves the leopard print papers and the Little Loveosaurus set.  I packaged up some of her favorite treats, fruit snacks, in the treat box.

My little loveosaraus was paper pieced with the patterned paper, love how it turned out!


 My next one is for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge which was to use this photo as inspiration:

This was EASY as I needed a baby card for my friend...she just had twins (girl/boy) last week.  So, for my first card I used one of my all time favorite sets, Baby Love from The Kim Hughes Collection at Cornish Heritage Farms.  I used this set to make her baby shower invites almost 3 years ago for her son which are here.

I used the color scheme on the inspiration photo as my starting point.  The sketch is the Unscripted Sketches #125 from last week for this.

Card details:
Stamps: Baby Love from Cornish Heritage Farms and Sentiment Sampler from Paper Smooches
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Neenah White
Inks: Dish All the Dirt Brown, Copics RV11, VR17, G12, W1, 0
Embellishments: Webster's Pages Designer Trims, Square and Scalloped Square spellbinders nestabilities, Janome sewing, Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers folder

And because she had twins, I couldn't go without making a cute little baby boy card as well.  This uses the FTL158 sketch.

Card details:
Stamps: Rock-a-Bye from Clear & Simple Stamps
Cardstock: Simple Stories Baby Steps, Certainly Celery, So Saffron
Inks: Dish All the Dirt Brown
Embellishments: Janome Sewing, Corner Rounder punch


Greetings By Chera said...

OH I LOVE THE LITTLE TREAT HOLDER!! I agree, the paper is just too cute! I cannot personally image twins.. wowser! Congrats to your friend!

Get well soon!


Suzanne C said...

The treat holder is fantastic. Elephant is adorable! Lovely elegant baby card! Glad you had fun on WMCD and Libby is such a sweetheart!

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