Saturday, January 30, 2010

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Household Item Challenge


It's that time again...

A new household item challenge from the Everything But The Kitchen Sink crew! Winter Sims is the hostess this time around and Winter has chosen a box top as her item!

You can go to the Everything But The Kitchen Sink blog to view all the details and also see all of the girls creations!

We have our very first sponsor on this challenge!

Kelleigh Ratzlaff from The DigiChick has offered a $15 gift code to use on her site!


All of the girls got to use one of Kelleigh's templates as part of our inspiration for the challenge! Thanks Kelleigh!

This was my first time using a template... I know... I know... where have I been? Well... I loved it! I will definitely be purchasing more! Shhh... don't tell my husband! :) ha

I chose to use the Sassy Purse 3! You purchase the template for $3.99 and you get a large template and a small template! Here is my large... sassy purse!


Since this was my first attempt at a template... I stuck with my favorite base in the world... Kraft!

My purse is pretty Clean and Simple this time around! I can't wait to play with it some more and make some out of patterned double sided cardstock! Or... If I use plain cardstock as a base again.. I will know where I can stamp, etc!

That is the best thing about these templates... you can make them over and over and over!

So... you may be wondering where my box top is.... here it is...


The flower on my purse is made from ... not an actual box top... but some of the paperboard packaging off some Target brand Mr. Erasers! Love those things! Anyway....

I painted it with some Tim Holtz distress paint and added a button and twine! I used a velcro closure so you can open and shut it!

Okay... so let's recap!!

Make a card/scrapbook page/template and incorporate a box top/paperboard onto your project.


Upload your creation to the EBKS blog and be entered to win a $15 g. certificate to the DigiChick!


All participants of the challenge are also being offered a discount to shop! More details on that over on the EBKS blog!

On a different note.... thank you all for your sweet comments about us losing our cat, Toby! It has not gotten any easier on us to lose a pet. I don't know why I would think it would! Toby is the fourth pet that we have lost. We still have two dogs and one inside cat. I worry about him, Tucker, and how he is going to respond to Toby being gone! Anyway... I won't go on and on! I just want to say Thank you!! Toby definitely had some personality and he was boss around here for a long time! I will miss him everyday!

Peace and Love!

Supplies:
Key to My Heart stamps (Practicing Creativity), Kraft and Rustic White cardstock (PTI), Sassy Purse 3 template - large (The DigiChick), Dark Chocolate and True Black inks (PTI), SU Modern Label punch, Rustic Jute Twine (PTI), Sizzix Flower Layers Die, Paperboard, Pure Poppy button (PTI)
, Tim Holtz Distress Paint - White

17 comments:

Ann said...

Such a cute little purse, Kelley!

P.S. I checked out Stamp It! yesterday and I LOVE your cards! Congrats again! :D

Catherine said...

I love the purse with it's cute flower Kelley.:)

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness...sooooooooo cute!!!

Carly said...

That purse is so crazy cute!!!!!

Elise said...

Kelley. Kelley, Kelley, Kelly... FABULOUS darling! I'd like one in every color! You are MARVELOUS!

Dana Gustafson said...

Too cute Kel! I love your flower closure on your super sassy purse! Way to work Kelleigh's purse template!

Sarah said...

Soooo cute!! and clever!

KAREN said...

So Cute, It seems like you would get a lot of use out of this template, especially with all your outside the home activities and with your husband's job. Great for teenagers. Good luck tomorrow!

Alanna said...

What a fun purse. It looks great in kraft.

Sarah Craig said...

Cute purse! I need to check out that template!!

Vanessa said...

This purse is so cute! Love it!!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Jane said...

How much do I LOVE this purse!!!
I'm so sorry about your ADORABLE cat!

Winter said...

What a cute little purse! This would be great birthday bags for little girls! I'm still so sorry about your kitty!

Janelle said...

Templates are fun -- you may find yourself with a new addiction! Thanks for showing where your paperboard was -- I was wondering. :) I'm waiting for you guys to choose hang-tags that are on clothes when you buy them. Some of those clothing companies have really interesting tags and I seem to have a hard time throwing them away! (Not that I know what I would do with them...)

Courtney Baker said...

Very cute Kelley!

Stephanie said...

so cute Kelley! everything is better w/kraft :)

Jinny Newlin said...

This purse is adorable and such a fun way to give a little gift!