Monday, August 29, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday

Good Morning Paper Pretties friends,

Before I start my normal post, I need to make a HUGE apology to Nadine and Lisa.  Yesterday was their birthday hop and I completely forgot about it.  I do hope that your birthday brought you all that you wished for.  And to Frances, I am so sorry that I messed up the hop.

With that said, I can tell you that my day didn't improve much.  I was creatively blocked and it took practically the entire day to get one project done!  Ugh!!  It's not fun when the one day you get to stamp doesn't work out so well.  But I did finally come up with something.

This week's release at Paper Pretties is all about back to school.  So our challenge this week is Back to School...

I used Back To School image and a sentiment from the Osbert Set.  See below.  I created a pencil holder, which is a really adorable gift idea to give a favorite student or teacher.

Here's a close up of the images I used.  I also pulled out a really old stash of stuff.  The alphabet border is from a Back to School page kit from Leaving Prints.  They went out of business years ago!  The natural feel to this project was set in motion by the challenge at Our Creative Corner when they said to go neutral and use black, gray and red.  The box was that I found here was inspired by the Just Us Girls challenge to use a 3D template with a Back to School theme.

Image: Back to School, Osbert Sentiment
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Kraft, Sahara Sand, Black
Paper: Border Strip (Leaving Prints)
Copics: B00, C8, E37, R27, R29, RV02, RV10, W-2, W-3, Y11, YG00, YG03, YG17
Tools: Cuttlebug, Scalloped Circle Nesties, Circle Cutters (CM), White Gel pen
Embellishments: Natural Hemp (SU!)

I hope join us this week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

7 Encouraging Thoughts:

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Darling cute! Great job!

steph said...

Great job and thanks for the link to the pencil box.

Theresa said...

So totally cute!!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [30 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry you felt that creative block...there is nothing worse!! However, your project is adorable...clearly looks like you got your groove back!

Marjie Kemper said...

Great project! What a unique twist on the OCC color challenge. I love your pencil case. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OCC this week.

Lisa Kind said...

Love your pencil box! Such a cute image and the papers are a perfect choice! Hoping your week was better! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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