Thursday, September 9, 2010

this & that....

Time to catch up on some recent projects.........

I was so inspired when I found this shoe template!  I made this paper "Witching You..." Treat Box....as part of the challenge to use Bo Bunny's new Petals fabric flowers that you can find in their latest collections...













You can find the shoe template on Cindy's "Skip to My Lou" website.  The original shoe template design is by Ellen Hutson.  I so appreciate their inspiration and creativity!



















I used the Whoo-ligans line of papers and embellishments and the Winter Joy Petal fabric flower.  I loved the Whoo-ligans tulle flower but it was a bit big for the shoe design and the Winter Joy Petal worked out perfectly. 

I created the sketch for the Bo Bunny's Card Challenge Tuesday this month and made this card "School Days" using the Learning Curve collection....






























Many of the pieces to create the embellishment accent are a part of the patterned paper of this line....the library card, the math flash cards, the schoolhouse and the words "School Days".

Earlier this month the Bo Bunny blog had altered project inspiration challenge.  And with it being back to school for my kids that week I came up with this Apple for Teacher Gift Set...

**Want to see an updated version (2013) of this project - visit this link: Candy Apple & Card for Teacher**















In the end, my little guy decided that it would make the perfect gift for his teacher on Teacher Appreciation Week....so we're going to hold onto it until then & of course, we'll have to add some fresh M&M's first....lol!



















Isn't it cute?  I used one of the Buttons & Bling containers...re-purpose, re-use, recycle...that mantra runs through my head often these days.  :)  If you create this, be sure to clean and air out the container before filling it with candy.  And if not M & M's then maybe some red wrapped cinnamon hard candies.

Here's a recent thank you card......"Gratitude..."












I used Fiskars Round 'n Round Squeeze Punches (my must have tools) to create the big scalloped edge borders.


















And last but not least....I have a Beach Memory Jar that I made for Fiskars earlier this summer.  It was just recently posted on the website and is super simple to make. 

















I used Fiskars new Border Punches, new Squeeze Punches and new Stamps to create the paper accents... and then just added some sand, photos from our trip to Sanibel Island and some of the shells we collected there.

















Tip: If you don't have actual sand from your vacation, you can simply buy a bag of sandbox sand from any local home improvement store.  Also, be sure to clean any shells with a bleach bath and dry thoroughly.

Phheeewwww.....that's it for today.....but have I mentioned I've been sewing like a mad woman lately?  After all, September is National Sewing Month.....yes, I've been sewing, sewing, sewing.......it's been insane.  And really fun....and I've made a bunch of projects that will be on the Fiskars website throughout September and in the months to come along with the other fabulous projects by the Fiskars girls, so be sure to stop by.

Stay tuned........there's going to be some blog hopping tomorrow.....   :)

6 comments:

Kelly Massman said...

What great projects today!!!! :-)

Sabrina said...

Hi Patti, I love love love all your stuff here. Am glad that I found your blog :)

soulstyle said...

Hi Patti - LOVED the beach memory Jar, and re-created it in a recent bathroom makeover for a client!
http://www.soulstyle.ca/word/bathroom-makeover

soulstyle said...

Hi Patti - I LOVED your Beach memory jar, and recreated it in a Bathroom makeover for a client!
Thank you for the inspiration!
http://www.soulstyle.ca/word/bathroom-makeover
Tracy - MusingsonthePretty

Liz said...

Great inspiration! I found this on Pinterest and made a knock-off for my kids' teachers this year. Thanks!

RehobothBeachFever said...

Patti! We just found your blog and love the beach memory jar! What a great idea. :) I am definitely planning on creating one this year after our summer vacation in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Have you ever been there? You would love it! I will come back and post a photo of my jar after I complete it. Although, it probably won't look as good as yours!