Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My Splitcoaststampers One Year Anniversary

Yep, that's right, just one year ago TODAY I posted my first card on Splitcoaststampers.com....after 3 years of lurking it was about time, I finally had the courage to jump in ....the journey there is a whole other story for another time. :) But would you look where the past year has taken me? Who would have ever guessed??? I sure wouldn't have! The friendships I have built, the opportunities I have been given and how I have grown on a creative level have been immeasurable for me. So Thank You so much SCS!

So just to celebrate here is a project in the same theme as my very first upload a year ago - Teacher Thank you Gifts. Today is our older 2 kids' last day of school. They've been blessed with wonderful teachers this year again and this set from MFT is just perfect - they deserve a great summer break.

I found these great summery bowls at our grocery/superstore that came in fun colors and they were cheap - like $1.99. I purchased Lindt chocolates, some Frappucino bottles, and a Starbucks gift card for each.

Here's how I got to the final result: I cut this Purely Pomegranate into 4.25 x 11 sections and measured the bottom of the Lindt chocolates to get my scoring line. Two of the 4.25 x 11 sections together give you plenty of room to cover the box in a tented style. I added a section of whisper white cardstock that I striped with my SW markers to mirror the design on the tub and scalloped the edge. A couple of brads and it's all together.

Then you add your main image with a long section of ribbon to wrap in all up. This serves two purposes...one, it's just pretty...and two it will hold your chocolates in!
Here are some other pics of the items enclosed. The frap bottles are just wrapped with cardstock and sticky strip, and the cute tub image is adhered.
The shower head is colored in with a Zig Painty, gives it a cute chrome-ish shimmer.
I really like the matching stripeing on the cards and chocolate boxes. To me those kind of things *make* a project look pulled together.

Here's the Pomegranate selection, too much tissue paper in the view here, but it's all in the Pomegranate bowl. Cute, cute cute!





The lovely green one. I LOVE green. And my daughter claimed it right away for one of her teachers.

And here are all the items displayed in the Cool Caribbean color. The Starbucks gift card will have to go in the card...I would have made something *pretty* to put them in...but honestly I just ran out of time.

Thanks for stopping by today! I have some work to do figuring out this new camera....the Jury is still out for me.

Recipe

Stamps: MFT's Take a Break by Anna Lapoint, SU Kindness Wheel

Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Cool Caribbean

Ink: Black Stazon, Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Cool Carribean

Accessories: Elizabeth Ribbon, Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Olive Wide Grossgrain, Dimensionals, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Reinkers, SW Markers, Aqua Painter, Silver Brads, Sticky Strip, Corner Rounder Punch, White Gel Pen, Zig Painty Pen

9 comments:

peanutbee said...

CONGRATS on the new blog, Christine! These projects are awesome!!!

Liz said...

Hey, congrats on the blog. Wish I was brave enough. Maybe soon though. Love your work.
Liz
Also from Canada

Becky Carafa said...

Welcome to blogland!
And these gifts are just fantastic!

JAR said...

Your blog looks great!! What awesome teacher gifts!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Happy Anniversary, Christine! You've come a long way, baby!!! (Don't start smoking Virginia Slims now, okay?!) Great project and blog, my friend!! Adding you to my blogroll!

Jenn Balcer said...

Happy anniversary, Christine! You're such a delightful person to know, and SUCH a wonderful artist! I'm going to add you to my google reader. . .and look forward to seeing your stuff there and on splitcoast, too. HUGS!!!

Terry Okken said...

Wow, 1 year already. What will I have to do next year to inspire your creativity???? Hopefully nothing as dramatic as chemo or knee surgery.

I am so proud of you and your work!

TO

LeAnne said...

Very pretty! Congratulations on your blog, I am seeing some really creative things here and will have to stop back often!
LeAnne

Debbie Olson said...

Fabulous gift packages, Christine!