Friday, October 19, 2007

Blogger's Challenge #17



Our challenge this week was to find an inspiration and use it to create. I had NO idea what to use and then just sat down at my stampin' station and there it was! My box of toothpicks! I used the toothpicks for last week's challenge to mix the crystal effects with the reinkers. This week, I'm using the box!




This box of toothpicks has been in my kitchen cupboard as long as I've been married. It's maybe even from Steve's single days before I entered the picture! There isn't any special technique here that's visible! I heavily relied on my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the letters even close to being straight! I used the Short Order Alphabet, the ABC lower alphabet and the Three for You punch box for my stamping portion. I added brads and used the corner rounder on just one corner of each layer. Be sure to check out all of the challenge participants. Thanks for looking!


Lisa

14 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

LOL...I just love it when we can find inspiration from everyday objects. I love the design and colors, so I can see why it inspired you! Great job!

Lauren (mytime) said...

How flippin cute is that? You always get the neatest little packets of inspiration! Love it

Sheryl said...

Great inspiration piece and card--love it!

Ida said...

Now that is just plain FUN! - What a great way to find inspiration. If you could see my stamping desk right now you'd be inspired to create something totally chaotic!
Your card is wonderful and I love the colors, very refreshing.

Basement Stamper said...

That is just too funny about how old the toothpics are but WOW! What a great inspiration piece and how much they look alike!

MJ said...

That is fabulous. Love the card the colors just work so well together.

Stefanie said...

Great inspiration Lisa! Too stinking funny that you have such old toothpicks in your cupboard. Now that I think about it, mine are probably 5 or 6 years old too. Good thing they don't go bad!

I love the swoopy lines going across the card. Great job with the challenge!

astampingteddy said...

how funny is that. I love how you got inspiredt and made such a cute card!
Claudia

Connie said...

LOL! I never would have looked twice at a box of toothpicks for inspiration! Great job....

Connie

Lori said...

Fun card--I love the clean, graphic look. And, fun story behind the inspiration piece, too.

Lila H said...

Perfect - love your interpretation from such a simple piece of inspiration.

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

you clever clever girl! =) turned out great!

maggie fellow said...

I love this- very cool!

rozie640 said...

Lisa, that is so danged cute!!! I am going to start checking through my kitchen cupboards for some much needed inspiration!!! Love your card.