Thursday, July 9, 2009

An explanation and back to where I left off....

So...I didn't explain the challenge thing very well...and being computer-impaired and the deadline being 2 hours away didn't improve matters any.  So...Dawn McVey is amazing and churns out tons of cool stuff on her blog.  She designs for Papertrey, so how could she NOT be amazing?!?  Anyway, on her blog, she hosts a color challenge.  Check the link for an example...but basically, she tells you what colors to use and you put them all on a card.  Now, I am not good at following directions or doing what others tell me to do, but I thought, what the heck...I haven't had homework in eons  :)  I'll give it a try.  Well. apparently, not much has changed since I was in school.  I was all excited about the project at first.  I gathered all of the paper and supplies. I looked online for card sketches and idea.  Then I let it all sit there until 2 hours before the upload deadline...nothing like putting it off til the last was definitely just like when I was in school...oh, and to make it even more like school, I didn't read all of the directions and linked it the wrong way...yup...still a procrastinator and a techno-reject...I did decide that I'll try again though...maybe  if I start a little earlier, I can get picked to go in her blog "Spotlight"...where she puts all the pretty cards  :)  riiiiiiiight... enough babble...I'm going back to where I left off before the technical difficulties began.  Here is the end of the year project I made for Connor's teacher.

Yes, I understand that the APPLE thing is a little over-done for teachers...but...this is cute.  I put Apple lotion and Body Wash from Bath and Body Works, a box of See's candy with a cute apple tag on it, and some homemade personalized note cards ( I also threw in a BevMo! gift card, because I know my son!)  in this metal bucket from the Target dollar bin...

Then I made this card with the cutest stamp set adorable is that little boy?!?  and the rest of the set is just as cute!!  Go ahead...hit the link and go look...I'll wait  :)   You looked at the other sets too, huh??   Good stuff!  Anyway... I saw some paper tole somewhere and thought that the boy was a perfect candidate to be cut and popped...

here's a side shot so that you can see his layers.  It's a common fact that 3 heads are better than one  right?!?  (Wow...I use excessive amounts of puctuation!!)

Here are the note cards that were in there...super simple...Pebbles in my Pocket stickers and patterned paper, the cuttlebug, and computer aided lettering...8 cards in 40 minutes...gotta love it!

Since they were going in the tin, I just tied 'em up with a ribbon and jammed them in box or anything...what a slacker!  Oh...if you look closely at the cello wrap in the top picture, you can see where I stamped it with Stazon ink to make it "appl-ey"....It took 30 minutes just to stamp it...and never made it to school, since when I undid the packaging to add in the last minute note cards, I ripped the tar out of it least there is a picture of it, and I learned that Stazon stamps nicely on cello...oh, I also learned that cello and sharp edged metal boxes are a bad combo...okay...I'm off to clean up thelatest mess in the craft nook...I can't see any of the countertops again  :(


  1. What an amazing gift ... I know she loved it! The cards are soooo cute and you are so darn creative. I love seeing your projects!

  2. I love that bright paper! Too fun. The BevMo card was a perfect thing to include! I'm sure she appreciates that! Hmmm, wonder if she'll ask for him in her class again if she loops. You can only hope! Ha, ha!