Sunday, November 30, 2008

Papertrey Ink winner

Our fabulous November sponsor, Papertrey Ink  sent Carrie and myself one of their egg boxes to decorate. My plan was to cut some of the holly with red berries off of the bush we have in the yard and make the box into a holiday center piece. The holes in the top of the box make a great divider and will hold up bunches of flowers or branches very well. SO, it started snowing yesterday and hasn't stopped, that means my bush is covered! So imagine this little box filled with bright green leaves and vibrant red berries. I stamped some of the trees from  "Merry & Bright" one of Papertrey Ink's wonderful stamp sets. I stamped the images and cut them out, decorated them with a white gel pen, added some ribbon and rhinestones to finish.  These egg boxes are great and can be used in so many different ways.  Thank you once again to our generous sponsor this month, Papertrey Ink for supporting our 3D challenge blog!

The lucky winner of a gift from Papertrey Ink is... Heidi Van Laar, congratulations! 

Here is your gallery: 

Thank you everyone for playing along with us. As always we appreciate your creativity and willing to share with us.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

BackTrack Challenge

This week, we challenged you to go back and use a past challenge!

For Carrie's project this week, she went WAY back to challenge one - the 2468 box. With the holidays coming, we all have lots of events to attend with lots of bottles of wine to bring along. How do you distinguish yours from everyone elses? Well, you top it off! Carrie used the Rustic Snowflakes set from Papertrey Ink as well as their Merry & Bright set. This is sure to be a hit at any party!

Due to some family health issues, Pam will be posting our winner of the Papertrey Ink gift and her Egg Box as promised this Sunday, November 30th. SO that extends the challenge a bit for all of you as well. Keep creating and see you on Sunday!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

This Weeks Challenge

We have changed things up a bit, just to keep you on your toes. For our challenge this week please create a project using one of our past templates. How simple is that? We can't wait to see what you will create! The winner from this challenge will receive a gift from the month's sponsor Papertrey Ink! We will post our gallery next Wednesday along with our "Egg Box" creations which you can find over at Papertrey Ink.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

In The Spotlight - Nov 18/08

Today's spotlighted blog is Frances at Stamp Owl Studio.

Frances is from Australia and probably enjoying some great weather right now as we are all experiencing some not so great weather - but we won't hold that against her, will we.....

Here are some fabulous projects to check out:

Coaster Book

Stair Step Card

Treat Bag

Passport Book

Keep watching next month for another installment of great blogs!

Monday, November 17, 2008

In The Spotlight - Nov 17/08

Today's Spotlight Blog is Sharon's Blog, Roaming Stamper.

Sharon is not only a lovely gal but an awesome stamper! Here are a few recent highlights to check out:

Christmas Giftables

Photo Wallet

Celebrate Book

Big Shot Birthday Book

Remember - if you have a blog or know of a blog that we just have to highlight - please forward the information on and we'd love to add it on!

Friday, November 14, 2008

In The Spotlight - Nov 14/08

This is a personal fave blog of mine - not only because this lady is rockin' talented but she is my friend and once a year "booth buddy" at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Seattle, WA.

Jennifer at RubberSoulMate has such a great eye for detail and colour and is sure to amaze. Just check out some of these great projects:

6x6 Album

Country Living Decor

Calendar Clipboard

Lollipop Tree

I encourage you to check out Jennifer's work and enjoy all there is to see!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

In The Spotlight - Nov 13, 2008

Today, our spotlighted blog is Marie's Blog, "Stamp Things". She has had some uber-amazing Sizzix ideas lately and here are some of those (and others) that you'll just HAVE to check out....

Punch Shapes

Holiday Center Piece

Little Birdie

Make sure you check out her site. Not only has she got some fantastic ideas - she puts up some great tutorials!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Open Top Box Gallery

Lots of great samples this week! We hope you found this project easy yet enjoyable.

For my second sample I was inspired by the Merry & Bright set from Papertrey Ink. I just loved the shape of these holiday trees. I used a 12x12 sheet of cardstock and made each side 4x4. I used my Coluzzle to round the tops of each side and nestled them together on top. I was inspired by Kristina Werner's Challenge for the colours and of course, I glittered the pants off it (not that you can tell from the photos, however).

For Pam's second sample....

She went for a faux metal basket. This little box was made with gold card stock and embossed with gold embossing powder. The little snowflake stamp is from the set "Rustic Snowflakes" from Papertrey Ink. A simple 6" x 1" strip of paper makes the handle for this little basket. A scalloped punch for the tops and threading some organdy ribbon through the side holes finishes off this project.

Now for our winner this week. Congratulations to ...


We loved the bold colours and fun trees on your project. It is just perfect for the upcoming holiday season.

You have won a bag from our fabulous sponsor Daily Window Products! We will be in contact.

And now, for the rest of the gallery this week....

Open Box Gallery







Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Open Top Box

Here is a very simple box for you to make this week. We hope you will have fun making a bunch of these easy boxes and post the link here on our blog. You can make these any size you want. In the template, each square is 2 1/4" on each side but you can increase or decrease the size as you'd like.

Don't forget we have a wonderful bag from Daily Window Products to give to one winner for this week's challenge.

Open top box template

This is the box that I made decorated using our "Sponsor OF The Month", Paper Trey Ink's wonderful stamp set called "Rustic Snowflakes". I stamped the image using white craft ink and embossed with White EP (both from Stampin' UP!). Super simple and a great little treat box, which would be great for a Secret Santa gift. I can't wait to see what you will come up with!

For my box I used "Polka Dot Basics" from Paper Trey Ink - these stamps ROCK! I was able to make a great dotted background for this box.

I used a 9" x 9" piece of heavy cardboard (the kind that comes with a pack of designer paper) for my box and added a dotted butterfly from Stampin' Up!'s Flight of the Butterfly to keep with the dotted theme. These are super fun and easy and I'm hoping to see lots of entries this week in our gallery this week!