Friday, October 10, 2008

Bloggers Challenge ~ Inspiration ~ Put your sunglasses on!

Well, this is MOST CERTAINLY outside my box! When I saw this week's bloggers challenge, I felt very challenged. :) So, I put it off until this morning. I saw the sqauares on the bed spread and thought it was time to mount my calendar background.

I had been playing with the new tree set from the mini. I have to be honest, when i got it, I didn't like it. I thought the tree looked like a big toothpick! :) However, once I saw all the possiblities, and saw it with the two step leaves and snowflakes, I changed my mind. After all, that's a woman's perogative right?
I should have probably used a stampamajig to get the images perfectly centered, but I only had a half hour to work with. I had to go get my daughter at preschool. All of the images were white embossed on colored cardstock. I made the border between the red base and the white second layer 1/16th of an inch to replicate the white pillows on the bed.
This is a little bit bright for my style, but it's awesome for me to think outside my box, or in this case, inside the little boxes.

21 comments:

Barbara said...

What a GREAT idea to use the Calendar stamp!! (Wish I had thought of that!!) Cute card....fabulously creative idea! LOVE it!!

Patti Chesky said...

You are such a genius....use the Calendar stamp for the grid!!

You are SO good!!

Ida P. Krause said...

This is cool. I love the images you used and the way you used them on the Calendar Stamp was very clever.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...your red sentiment and ribbon looks fabulous agains this awesome background. Wonderful job Selene!

Chrissy D said...

Ohh this is FABULOUS! Great design! I love how you incorporated the pattern into your card. BRAVO! TFS!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a delightful card Selene! A truly fantastic idea to use the Calendar stamp! :D

Robin Merriman said...

You always amaze me - I would never have thought to do the Calendar background for the grid! You go girl! Such a cute card - tfs!

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

Wow, that is awesome! Such a great idea for that set! Darn it, now i'm gonna have to get that one! I agree with you on the toothpick-ness of the tree, but it sure makes some great cards!

Great job on the challenge - love it! :)

Nikki Bond said...

Sooo pretty! What a great way to use that set! {SMILES}

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful take on this weeks challenge - very creative!

Lisa Bohler said...

So creative to use the calendar stamp for the squares...now I finally have a use for mine (since it's been sitting uninked since it arrived!!! Shame on me!) Thanks for your inspiration for me!

Suzanne said...

Fabulous card!

Basement Stamper said...

You would NEVER have known this was out of your box this week!!!! You did an excellent job!

Kristen said...

Great card and very creative idea.

Beckie said...

Love it!! I was lamenting that SU didn't have any small images to make a christmas grid/quilt card....and here they are! Thanks for opening my eyes with your awesome creativity!!

Kerry D-C said...

Fabtabulous!! You did a great job with this inspiration challenge!

Dee Jackson said...

This looks great! I really like the background you created

Connie said...

Great idea with the Calendar stamp. Love it!

Lori said...

Great idea for the calendar stamp--so creative!

Beate said...

Great card, Selene! It's perfect for this challenge.
Hugs and smiles

Anita Van Hal said...

I love this-and I think it looks better without the little images being completely centered...looks more interesting that way! thank you for sharing...you did a fantastic job!