Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Monday, May 24, 2010






Good Monday Morning! I hope the sun is shining where ever you may be.  This is a big week here- the last week of school! YEAH!!!  Wish I had a job with summers off.

Well for today I have gotten on the band wagon and made my 1st explosion box!! These are so much fun to create.  I now have 4 done and hope to  have 20-25 made in time for our craft show in November.  I made this one last week for a co-worker to give as a gift to her 4 year old niece.  The only guideline I had was that it had to be girly and if I had any Indian stamps that would be great.  She was just adopted this past winter from India.  So I used my new Aladdin 1001 Nights stamps from Whiff of Joy.  They came in just in time for this project.


 I made a little pocket card to hold a gift card and propped it up. I attached the flowers to a piece of wire that wraps all the way around the card holder.  The standing image is attached to a piece of acetate.  My images were colored using my prismacolor pencils.  I just love this set of stamps!! So pretty.
All the dp is from K& Co. and I accentuated each corner with pearls.  Hope she likes it! Her Aunt loved it.
Challenges: 
 Papertake Weekly: Say it with flowers
A Spoonful of Sugar: Cute & Girly
Stamp Something: 2 of something- designer paper

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Monday.

2 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Beautiful box Janice :-) absolutely stunning ,,, I love the images you used and the papers and embellies are fab :-)

thanks for joining the PTW Challenge

Luv
Lols x x x

cgl1539 said...

WOw gorgeous congrats on your win at Papertake!!