Thursday, June 25, 2009
PTI June Blog Hop "Summer is FULL of so many wonderful colors, sights & sounds! This month your challenge is to get inspired by the lazy days of summer and reflect your inspiration in a project of your choice! Whether it be the colors in your favorite summer treats, the pattern on your bathing suit & beach towel or even the texture of the sand between your toes, use any or all of these things as a springboard for your design. Please be sure to share an image found online, in a magazine or a photo you have taken yourself that communicates your point of inspiration within the body of your blog post! With everyone's amazing contributions, this ought to be one of the most colorful Blog Hops yet! We look forward to seeing you there!"
So it's been awhile since I updated my blog...I haven't really been doing much creatively lately, but I'm not sure why. But I did make this fun project for our little friend's birthday and I realized that it perfectly fits the theme for the PTI June Blog Hop.
I made a Timeless Template called Pack a Picnic, which is easy to make and so cute! I lined the outside and inside with Cosmo Cricket papers from the Snorkel line. I stamped some adorable fish and an octopus from Kim Hughes' Ocean Friends stamp set and colored them with my copics. (I am brand new to Copics and somewhat anxious to share my coloring...let me know if you have any hints for me!)
I added swedish fish and gummy lifesavers (which fit the theme well, I thought) and inside the ribbon-wrapped tin is some money for the birthday girl to treat herself!
Thanks for looking!
"Happy Birthday" (all products PTI unless noted)
Template: Pack a Picnic (Lauren Meader, PTI)
Stamps: Damask Designs, Ocean Friends (CFH)
Ink: Rich Cocoa ( Momento) and Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, New Leaf and Snorkel papers (Cosmo Cricket)
Other: New Leaf Grosgrain, sponge, dimensionals, scor tape, Copic markers and Spica glitter pen, green brads, EK Success edge punch