Friday, June 19, 2009

My Timeless Template Challenge...#3

Wow! What a week this has been! I've been unusually busy at work AND at home. I almost didn't have time to create my project for the challenge! Sooo unlike me...I'm usually finished by Tuesday at the latest :) My point being that it's hard to believe it's time for another, AWESOME weekly challenge from Lauren Meader and the My Time to Create Design Team!
Today's challenge is a template challenge. You can use any of Lauren's templates on Papertrey Ink to create a project (there are TWO free templates, so no excuses not to play :O)...but you must create your own patterned paper and incorporate it into the project! Easy peasy. I've been wanting to make a navy based girly project for a couple of weeks now. I kind of followed that idea with my project today. It's pretty basic, I know, but I do like the clean yet girly look! This is the Perfect Matchbox template. I made this into a gift box for an extra long necklace I made a while ago.

I used Lisa Johnson's Flower Garden stamp set from PTI. This has long been one of my absolute FAVORITE sets!! I love how she drew the flowers to be colored or stamped...they're so bold yet so delicate (just like Lisa's beloved Poppies). I used PTI Spring Rain for the main image, and SU! Night of Navy for the outline. I also randomly stamped the swirly line from the set, the leaves and smaller outlines of the flower in SU! Kiwi Kiss. I also stamped smaller flowers in Night of Navy.
I used my new Nestabilities dies for the panels, and a large SU! white grommet with Kiwi Kiss ribbon for the drawer pull. The "foam" on the inside has been reused from other DSA jewelry businesses :]

This project was pretty easy. Probably because I seem to have lost my mojo AGAIN last weekend...but I feel that it's nearby, just waiting for me to pick it up and put it to work :O)

Don't fear though, our team has some amazing peeks that I can't WAIT to see!!

Be sure to stop by their blogs to check out their projects and to get a healthy dose of inspiration from each and every talented designer!


If you play along be sure to do two things; 1 - link your post to Mr. Linky on Lauren's blog, and 2 - use keyword MTTC03 in the online galleries. I really can't wait to see what you can do with Lauren's awesome templates!

Have a wonderful weekend.


Heather Schlatter said...

Hey Kristin,

I am so sorry I have not been by to comment lately!!! I have been really enjoying your projects for Laurens team, but I have not been having time to comment anywhere these days!!!

I got your e-mail the other day and I really did appriciate it because honestly as little as I have been able to make it out to blogs I did not know that Ethan had joined his heavinly father and I probably would not have found out soon either!!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to e-mail me and let me know!!!!!

I sent you some Money by pay pal I hope you got it O.K. for Alicia's family.

How is she doing????

Thank you for also posting the Care Pages again. I know you were kind enough to e-mail me the site a while back, but I accidentaly deleeted it and did not have the heart to ask you for it again!!!!

How are you doing??? I have missed my banter back and forth life just tends to get away from us does it not???

Well about this project it is wonderful Kristin, I love the colors and the paper you used!!! I love how you made it the jewelry holder!!! Great job and I hope your week goes easier next week.

I found out I made it on two new DT's this week so things are only going to get more hectic but it is fun that is for sure!!!


Lisa Kind said...

You did a fantastic job on this challenge, Kristin, as usual! Love the homemade box AND necklace! What a great gift! Thanks for all you do for the DT!

Silli said...

Hello Kristin, your little box is beautiful. I love that dp and the colors... Great work... I wish you a happy day. Hugs from Silke

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh Miss KRisten, your mojo is fine and DANDY! This little box with it's clean lines and perfectly balanced colors and images is tres chic! A perfect choice for holding an elegant (handmade?!) necklace. Your talents never ceae to amaze me :)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!! Love the color combo here -- and I didn't care much for that set before...that's what we're here for right? to enable, ahem, I mean INSPIRE one another?? ;) fabulous the drawer pull too, nice detail!

Handmade by Odette said...

The perfect pack for the perfect gift. Gorgeous Kristin! Clean and girly ... the way you wanted :) !!

AKiteFlier said...

WOAH Kristin - this is stunning! What great patterned paper you created. A perfect box for a great gift. Way to rock the challenge this week. Whew - so cool.

Unknown said...

I'm so glad I signed up to get your blog sent to me via email. This challenge has helped me settle a couple of ideas that I've had in my head the last few weeks. Thank you very much, and I am enjoying your blog.

DoxieGirl said...

I love looking at everyone's projects - it totally makes me want to purchase them all! :)I love your little box. It would be perfect for tons of "little" gifts!

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