Thursday, June 10, 2010

Anything But A Card Challenge for Softpencil

Welcome fellow friends! Today I'm going to share a few projects I made using a fabulous digi from Softpencil called RATINY'S MUSHROOM HOME. The challenge was to create ANYTHING BUT A CARD.

When I saw the image, I instantly thought it would be perfect to welcome someone into the neighborhood or into a new home. I made a gift bag that would hold some goodies. My idea of goodies are freshly baked treats!

I got the idea for the bag from Jen del Muro and she calls it a Genie Bag. Basically it's a craft sack that is decorated.
I used a couple of TAC stamp sets (Thankful for You and Build-A-Flower) for the sentiment. I colored RATINY'S MUSHROOM HOME using pencils and OMS.

When we moved into our house almost 2 years ago, things were so hectic. I mean boxes everywhere! Plus finding the time to unpack them all - well lets just say there were many times I couldn't find what I needed! I thought it would be nice to also include a little pad of paper with my gift.

I used the same papers and image (just colored a little differently). Here's an open view of the pad.

It's not that big and would be perfect to write down those items you need to buy (we always have them). I probably should have included a pen because Lord knows I can never find one of those when I need it, LOL!

I hope you've liked my creations! Don't you just love this sweet image from Softpencil? If you'd like to get one for yourself, just stop by the SOFTPENCIL BLOG. While there check out all the new releases and happenings going on. You can find the links to the other DT members on the right side of my blog. Be sure to stop by their blogs to see what they came up with this week! I'm sure it will be awesome!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
PS - I finally made time to finish a scrapbook layout and get all 244 pictures off my camera. I'll be sharing a few projects that I've made the last few weeks as well as my newest scrapbook page and some new pictures of the family...so stay tuned :)

16 comments:

Patti J said...

Congrats on finishing your layout and for getting all those pictures off of your camera! WTG girl! What a nice gift for a new neighbor! I'm sure they will appreciate this cute note pad AND the homemade goodies! Great job!

Tina said...

This is about as cute as can be. What a fun notepad.

Anna said...

Oh so cute, Michelle!

Fink said...

Adorable! I love the house colors! Nice gift item for a housewarming!

Amy said...

This shroom image is just adorable!!! Very cure card!

Cat said...

Your projects are just adorable and are perfect welcoming gifts!

Faye said...

What an adorable little project! If I move in near you, can I have it?! ;)
x

melissac said...

Both projects are great ideas!! I say a girl can never have too many note pads!! :-) Can't wait to see your LO!! Blessings and hugs!

Kerry said...

OMGosh, super cool and they aer sooo cute! :)

Lisa Atha said...

Oh my gosh, these are way to cute for words! Love the colors that you used too.

Hugs,

Lisa Atha

Sparkle said...

This is just adorable!

Jodi said...

All of them are just too cute!! Adorable image and great coloring!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Anne-Marije said...

You made a wonderful notebook!
xxx Anne-Marije

Michelle VP said...

Perfect gift set to welcome a new neighbor. :) Love the shading on your mushroom house.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is AWESOME Michelle, am TOTALLY LOVING how you colored the image and the bag and paper pad are FABULOUS ideas!

Seleise said...

super cute! those are similar to the ones I make for the craft fairs. :) I've got some new designs to try for this year!