Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Something different!!

Today I am going to ask you a question.  What is one of the reasons we play challenges?  To me one of the reasons is to take me out of my comfort zone.  The challenge theme this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations is Anything but a Card!!!  I sat for 2 days just thinking and thinking.  What could I do that I would like and use!  I thought paper flowers, decorating the front of a scrapbook, making a medallion.  All doable but didn't excite me.  I decided to wait until the weekend and decide.  I then was looking for something in my linen closet, found some potpourri and decided it was time to replace some containers I had with old potpourri.  I still had some left over an looked for another container so I could have some on my office desk.  I found a tin that was the right size but not really pretty and decided to decorate it for this challenge.  I like the way it came out and now I have a nice addition to my desk!! 

I am especially happy that I got to use an image from our sponsor this week!   Wee Stamps!!!   I have been looking forward to this because I think these are just the cutest stamps!  I love every one of them.  If you haven't seen them I suggest you go to her website and check them out.  You won't be disappointed.

Challenge yourself!  Make something other than a card and play with us!!

The other wonderful challenges my tin meets are:

Crafty Creations - Sparkle (on roses)
Diva's by Design - Anything but a card
Little Darlings - Favorite Colors
Ruby's Rainbow - Flowers
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Rainbow Ladies - Use a Digi
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Charm
Mami Doodles - Heavy Metal
Stamping for the Weekend - My Favorite Things (pearls,flowers)
Totally Papercrafts - Spots & Stripes
Fairy Knoll - Sparkle (on roses)
Phindy's Place - Circles
Challenge Up Your Life - Circles
Mark's Finest Paper - Sparkle (on Roses)
Sugar Creek Hollow - Tic Tac Toe (Glitter, Flowers, Pearls)
Totally Gorjuss - Ribbons & Lace
Dream Valley - Ribbon
Pile it On -Going Around in Circles
The Crafty Pad - Bold & Bright or Soft Pastels
Stamps R Us - There was a little girl
The Shabby Tea Room - My Favorite Things
Hooked on Crafts - Flowers
Ooh La La - Summer Flowers

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope you like my project.  Thanks to everyone who posts a comment.  I love reading all of them.



Rainbow Lady said...

Fabulous tin..... looks super. Thanks for sharing and with something different.
Love Cynthia x

Julie said...

Beautiful creation - such pretty colours! Juliexx

Anonymous said...


Thanks for joining us at RRC.

Huggies Angel

Michelle Quinno said...

Pretty tin, Peggy! These images look adorable!

Janette said...

Oh wow this is really pretty, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Carol Hurlock said...

Peggy that is extraordinary. What a beautiful project with gorgeous papers and images. Just lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

Kathy said...

Such a clever and fun project. I love to see people recycle things, too. Cute image also! Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.

Wendi said...

Wow how creative and gorgeous is this beautifil imagage and flowers
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Dawn said...

Hi Peggy, This is fabulous! A very sweet image and wonderful design. Great idea. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Hugs, Dawn

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

WOW! You go girl! I love this and I love that you didn't just create to enter but made it darn useful as well! And this had turned out so freaking beautiful! Love love love it and I am going to case you lol! Thank you for sharing and playing with us the week at The Crafty Pad.

Mayhadiel R. Zaballero said...

WOW! FANTASTIC ART WORK... YOU KNOW WHAT I ENJOYED VIEWING YOUR BLOG FRIEND. Truly it motivates me, it relieves my stress from all day works.

Shannon White said...

Wow, what a Darling Potpourri holder and an Adorable image too! So cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamps R Us! 8-)

lalkygirl said...

what a fantastic project,love the colours and how you made the rosette around the image....beautifully coloured too....did i mention i love it ...lol
thanks for joining us at ooh la la and good luck
tracey x


Hi Peggy
A gorgeous creation,thankyou for sharing this with us this week at CRAFTYCATZ
Hugs Dianne xx

Sylvia Zet said...

Fabulous idea, so pretty and useful in the same time :)

Jacq said...

Hi Peggy,
This is just absolutely Gorgeous!!!! Love the adorable image, the dp's, the colour scheme is so soft and feminine. Love the design, the embellishments are just Fabulous. Coloured perfectly. An absolutely stunning piece of work!!! Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow and Good Luck.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Jen said...

Super project. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

Cec said...

Wonderful project. Your colour scheme is so pretty and the embellishments are perfectly suited. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. I enjoyed visiting your blog and hope you will join us again with a vintage image.

Winnie and Patty said...

What a wonderful project. You did a great job with the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's challenge this week!

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Fabulous creation and a sweet image. Thanks for playing with us at Phindy`s Place. Hugs...mona

Janeen said...

and now while you are at your desk you can be remembering your hobby. this is adorable and useful, great idea. Thanks for playing with the Friends of Speedy the Cat. Good Luck in the drawing this week.

Manuela said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous tin! I like all those colours you've used! Fantastic :)
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

MagsB said...

Wow, incredible! What a brilliant use of pot-pourri, and what a fab idea to make a card that smells as good as it looks! (I love pot pourri!!)

Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

luv, Mags x

uksharon said...

Gorgeous creation.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Sharon Basel said...

Wow this is an amazing project! So beautiful. I love the colors and the sweet image that you colored so perfectly. Thanks so much for playing in the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge. I hope you'll return to our challenges again soon.
Sharon, SCH-DT

Kelly said...

This is beautiful! I love Wee Stamps too. Well done!
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges! Kelly (Hooked On Craft Design Team)

Anonymous said...

Hi Peggy
Gorgeous creation!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Mami Doodles!
Have a wonderful day and good luck in the draw ◕‿◕

Anonymous said...

What a great project!

Stampin Mindy said...

This is super cute, love Wee Stamps!
Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings. I hope you come back for our next challenge.

Hugs, Mindy