Texas Challenge – Dated Keepsakes

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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:

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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.

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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!

12 Responses to Texas Challenge – Dated Keepsakes

  1. this is such a cute ornament to commemorate your trip! I like the way you trimmed the edges! fun!

  2. OMGoodness, this turned out adorable, Lori! What a great idea to make an ornament to commemorate the trip! LOVE the little pom-pom ribbon trim and the sweet sentiment! Great job with the challenge, we’ll have to do it again!

  3. Ka~Yute! Love it, Lori and wat a fabulous idea. I wish I couls spend a few minutes in your head to soak up some of the creativity!

  4. Oh my goodness! This is just the sweetest thing! It looks like Santa is peeking out of the window and that trim is fabulous! The personalized medallion on the back is just perfect!!!! Before you take it apart can you stamp a couple for each of us to scrapbook with? (OK so I don’t really scrap, but I’d do *soemthing* with it)!

  5. What a great idea! And so cute!

    I’ve named you for Kreative Blogger award, I’m so glad to have discovered your blog!

    Sarah K
    http://encouragingimpressions.blogspot.com/2008/11/kreative-blogger-awards.html

  6. LOL at *what not to wear*. . . that is SO literal, LOL! This is just ADORABLE! I love the lights, the cute santy clause (I used the same image). It’s paper perfection!

  7. The ornament is adorable and I am sure the memory is priceless. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Your creation with that little house as your base is just adorable and a great idea.

  9. What a perfect ornament to help remind you of fun times with friends!! It’s a great idea, and such a keepsake!! I love it, Lori!!

  10. We just gave you a Kreativ Blogger award. Stop by to receive it. I love your projects and stop by often to admire your work and get inspired. Love all the religious theme stuff you do. I still have your handmade card from Emmaus.

  11. Oops! Wrong website on the last one.

  12. Such a sweet ornament! You used my favorite pom pom trim and I love the non traditional colors you used too :)

    Happy and blessed Thanksgiving Lori!
    Suzy

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