Monday, April 20, 2009

Whimsy challenge

Happy Monday everyone!!! We had a great weekend. A really HOT weekend but it was fun. Just had to run into town for a few things and then back home to relax and enjoy the weekend.

Saturday night we took the boys to the soccer field (where they play T-ball) and let my oldest play some T-ball, get him used to hitting off a "T" and then throwing the ball. It was a really fun family activity and I am so glad that we took the time to do it.

Today, and the rest of the week, I have a challenge to share with you. This one, today, is for the Whimsy stamps challenge blog. This is a new blog they started and the first challenge they are doing. It is called Occasion Celebration. You are to make a card or other project for a special occasion or a celebration.

I decided to use the newest of Lauren's My Timeless Templates box template to make a goody bag to give out at a birthday party (or other party).

I love how it turned out and because of it I had an excuse to buy something I have been putting off, Staz-on ink. I know, I can be so behind of things but I had no reason to buy it so I didn't. This time I wanted to do something special (and I had a coupon) so I went ahead with my idea to make a window and use vellum to stamp my froggie on.

Here are the deets and be sure to check out the challenge. Like I said, I have many more challenges to do this week and might have a day or so with 2 posts so keep checking in :)

paper: PTI kraft, Marcella K, PTI vellum

ink: staz-on jet black

stamps: Whimsy frog, PTI polka dot basics

ribbon is from Michaels, buttons are from making memories (chloe's closet), the frog is colored using kho-i-noor (another new buy thanks to a coupon), the flower is making memories, and the thread is from Michael's used for jewelry, I also used my crop-a-dile and eyelets to make a whole for the ribbon which holds the top down.

Just wanted to leave you with another picture of the adorable frog from Whimsy. Isn't he cute??? All of their precious animals are adorable and I am loving Connor and Emma.

Thanks for stopping by!!!



Crafty Num Nums said...

Too Cute!!!! I love how you did the frog, way cool. I am thinking these little cuties will be great for end of the year teacher gifts.

See you later today!!!!!

Scrubbysue said... sweet and great project!

Lisa F said...

So cute -those would be great favors at a birthday party!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is darling Melissa! Love the little bag and the frog looks fabulous! Thanks for joining the Whimsy challenge. :)

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet!! What a really fun project!!! :)

Cheri Howard said...

I love the frog...he's my favoritest! LOL You did a great job with him - cute idea!