So, last week in Texas, Jami walks into the room with all these little cello bags and says, ‘here’s your challenge!’ She’s so fun like that! (‘Oh! and you have to use a little bit of all of it!’) I worked on mine over the weekend and had a blast. It will be great to see what everyone else does. Be sure to check out Jami, Jenn, Jess, Sharon and Taylor today. I know they’ll have cool ideas on how to use up what you might consider scraps if you saw them on your craft table. Here’s what we started with:
This trip kind of got thrown together. It ended up that several of us were going to be in Texas about the same time this fall. So, I called this trip, the ‘Great Texas Escape’. It was also the first time that we were all meeting up from across the country at someone’s house (thank you, Mr. Sharon!) instead of a hotel, so I thought his little Maya Road chipboard house would make the most appropriate dated ornament.
The decorative paper was applied to the chipboard with a SU! glue stick. For the smoothest application, give the chipboard and the patterned paper both a light, even cover of glue. This helps eliminate bubbles. Make sure to get glue all the way to the edges. This helps to prevent peeling. The ‘lights on the edges of the ‘house’ are Beaux Regards trim that I got from Cindy Lyles. The tag was cut from a Spellbinder’s die and stamped with a sentiment from Taylor’s set, Home Sweet Home.
On the back, I created a little dated medallion with my JustRite Stamper so I can remember the laughter and good times that we had talking about kinky hair, heat guns in the wrong places, good guacamole and ‘what not to wear’ – Good times, good friends. What a fun keepsake from the Great Texas Escape 08.
Tomorrow: A fun Christmas activity and more Copic/Cupcake blog candy…hmmm, hmmm, good!