Saturday, May 8, 2010

Anything BUT a Card

WARNING: Long post today.  Sit back, relax and sip your coffee. Deets for hooking up to the SSDS challenge are towards the bottom, so if you must rush, then you must scroll. :)
 What a challenge we have for you this week!  You can make anything you want BUT NOT a card.  What to do, what to do?!?

I don't know if I have mentioned this before, but my Unitarian church has this great Country Fair in September.  We make all kinds of wonderful creations!  There is a whole team of gals that meet on Tuesday's to make jam.  ALL kinds of jam.  Something like over 35 creations, but I digress.

The challenge the DT had was to create a "non card" project using images from The Stamping Boutique.  I knew right away that I wanted this jam jar, but I didn't know what for yet!!!  I was so lucky that just hours from the deadline I was hit with inspiration.  Almost literally when I was cleaning out the fridge and I realized I had an entire shelf in there dedicated to sweet stuff from The Jammin Crew (that's what we call ourselves).
I realized that we could maybe make up a few "ready to go" gift packages for folks to be able to give as "thank you gifts", "birthday gifts", or "just because gifts".  I made this demo to bring to the Crafting Hands group today.  A bunch of Unitarian "elves" have been gathering together to chip away at the work and we'll see what they think of this little idea.
 I colored this cutie-patootie jar with my Copics- BG13, BG17, B00 and a teensy bit of T-1.  I didn't do any real shading 'cause if folks weren't game for this idea I didn't want to have put too much into it, but ya know I really like the way this turned out.  I think if I had done too much it may have made the final effect overdone.  Any thoughts?  I always appreciate CC and really take to heart the advice all you folks out there in the blogosphere offer.  It's like having lots of Tim Gunn's out there helping me "make it work".
Okay so now for the deets!  Make your whatever-you-want-that-isn't-a-card, post it to your blog and then post a direct link to your project at SSDS.  The winner of this week's challenge will get to pick 5 digi images from The Stamping Boutique!!!  Get out your creative thinking caps and GO FOR IT! :)  I can't wait to see what everyone creates.


  1. Great idea Moriah! I love the little jar tag. So cleaver.

  2. Moriah, what a YUMMY thank you.. I love how you used the blueberry carton to package your jam and how you colored you tag to match..


  3. love the jam tag for jam - so cute! nice coloring too.

  4. What a great idea and Blueberry sauce sounds oh so good right now!

  5. How cute! Sometimes it's good to break out of the mold and do something different! :)


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