Friday, July 20, 2012

Inventory Challenge #90 will be a day late!

I had unexpected grans visiting yesterday and today (4 of them) so I will be a day late posting this weeks Inventory Challenge card.  Stay tuned for Saturday's post!  Love, Elle

Friday, July 13, 2012


Today I have choosen to alter a brown paper lunchbag, making it into a pretty little giftbag.  I have been dying (excuse the pun!) to use this die ever since I bought it from Papertrey, Inc.!  I can just see a favorite piece of jewelry, some candy, and a giftcard for spa treatment inside, can't you? 
The papers that I used are from a pad called Carolina Breeze by Theresa Collins.  I love how they coordinate so well together.  I first stamped my pathway and carefully lined Tilda up just at the edge of the walkway.   These images are new to me and I LOVE THEM!!!!  Can you just here my excitement? lol.  I broke my foot and have been running around with a HUGE boot on up to my knee this summer.  Talk about being hot and awkward so taking the time to create a new project for the inventory challenges has done a great job keeping my mind off of my pain and discomfort.  The flowere die is from an old Sizzix die, one of the chuncky ones, with a button center from another die that I found in my stash.  I colored her with my Copic markers matching the colors up to the paper that I was using for my bag.  I hope you enjoy today's project.  Check out Kathy's blog to see what she came up with this week!  ( )  Love, Elle

Friday, July 6, 2012

INVENTORY CHALLENGE #88-Tag card; or a card with a tag

Good morning!  Welcome to the Inventory Challenge.  Today we had to make a tag card or a card with a tag.  I choose to use the yummy new Tilda stamp from the newest collection, I believe it is called "Ships Ahoy Tilda".   First I set in the clouds using my new cloud kit I bought from a shop here in St. Louis, Missouri called The InkSpot.  The dp and accessories are from the Oceanside collection by Creative Imaginations.  The shells are something I found at my local Archiever's store and the tag was cut out using a die from Papertrey, Inc.  I bought the trim at a local fabric store and the twine was purchesed at another local store called The Checkered Cottage in Kirkwood, Missouri.  Boy do I love to shop! lol.   What I like most about this card is that it brings you to the beach.  I can just feel the sand in my toes and the hear the waves gently lapping against the shore.  I like the saying "Live in the Moment" because it is something I feel all of us should be doing more of.  Slow down.  Savor this moment-you will never get it back! 
Check out Kathy's blog while you are surfing the web to see her entry!  Love, Elle

Here is a picture of the tag.  I love how it turned out!  The simpilicty is what I like the most.