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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Star Box

My Designing D.I.V.A.S blog group thought it would be a good idea to start a Secret Sister challenge and exchange as a way to get to know each other a little better. Each of us filled out a little survey with our likes and dislikes and then each week we had a challenge to do with that secret sister in mind. At the end of the period we will be mailing all of our items to the person that we were matched to and reveal our identity. Our last challenge was this week and we will mail them off next week. I haven't posted many of my projects because they have all been sitting on my desk getting continually tweaked! I am always a little more antsy when it comes to sending things to other stampers. Don't know why, just one of the crazy things about me. It has nothing to do with who I am sending them to either. One of my best friends rarely gets anything from me because she is a stamper too. Angela and everyone in the blog groups are so kind, helpful and encouraging so I have no reason to doubt my ideas, but I still do at times. This swap has been very good for me for getting me to step outside my comfort zone. Hang on Angela, you might even get something one day soon!!

Another reason I have been happy that I chose to participate has been the selection of challenges that we were given. I have tried several new things, and more importantly, found that I have enjoyed them. This challenge was to make a box or a bag that we could put in a small treat. The challenge went even further by asking us to make a box or bag that we had never made before. So I went to the main place I always go when I need a project like the, the Scor-Pal website. I swear that is one of the best craft purchases I have ever made. No way I would have gotten this right without my Scor-Pal. There are tons of idea on the site and the directions are very clear and concise and easy to follow. Every project that I have attempted has been a wow project! My star box here uses paper from one of the DCWV Luxury packs, but I am not sure which one. The tag was punched out with the Sizzix Traditional Tag Combo die. The word "inspire" was stamped with CTMH's Solo I set and the flower came from the Solo N set. Both were stamped with CTMH inks and the flower was then painted with Twinkling H20.

I have the whole day today to play around in the craft room, I am so excited. Thanks for stopping by and spending a few minutes of your Saturday with me.

16 comments:

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Great job on this box! I haven't made one of these before.

Jackie said...

I always have a hard time with that star box but yours came out great! Love the colors you used...tfs!!!

Crafty Creations said...

Wow! This is really cool! you did a great job with it. I don't have a scor-pal yet...but you're convincing me I need one!!

Scrapping Julie said...

awesome box there miss gina!!
i am sure your secret sister will
love everything! how can she not. you are so creative.

Loretta Rodger said...

Way cool! Love the box!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Such a cool shape to this box. Very pretty paper.

Sara said...

OOOh, very cool! I've always wanted to try this one too.

Becky said...

This is awesome, never tried one of these.

Susan Raihala said...

Wow, Gina, that is a GREAT box! Gonna have to follow your lead and check out the scorpal website. I bought one for my birthday last year and use it all the time...but haven't tried anything fancy. I may just try this box first!

Anne said...

This is a very cool box-looks hard!

Vicki said...

Beautiful box! The color combo is stunning! Gonna have to try this one! TFS! Have a blessed day!

Silli said...

Gina, your box is so beautiful. I love that paper! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs and happy sunday! Silke

Linda's Craziness said...

I am starting to get into doing things other than cards and I really like this box.

Paula said...

Looks Great Gina! I think the ScorPal is dabomb!

Elizabeth said...

What a neat box Gina. Ohh think about it done in Christmas colours.

Robin Feicht said...

Star pattern is great.