Thursday, May 10, 2012

Text Me Challenge

Good Morning! The challenge on the Riley and Company blog this week is Text Me--which means to use text paper. That can be from a book, newspaper or DP with text on it. I decided to use an image from the Riley Goes on Vacation release. I have been fascinated with maps lately and decided that one would be perfect here. My image is from Riley and Company, colored with Copic markers and the brads are from Jo-Ann's. I have had that paper in my stash for a very long time! I know it was part of a pack that my SIL gave me for my birthday a few years ago but I do not know where it came from. 

About six weeks ago while my niece was on Spring Break, I took a couple of days off and drove to my hometown to spend some time with just her. The previous visit she mentioned that she never gets to spend time with me and that we mainly only come home for holidays which is crazy for everyone. I know she was right so I called her and asked if she would like it if I came in, just to see her. I told her that we could do anything she wanted. And hey, she's almost fourteen so I know I need to take the opportunity before she decides hanging out with her slightly kooky aunt isn't fun. She is in the process of collecting things for a bedroom makeover and mentioned that going to Paris is one of her goals some day. We were able to find lots of stuff for her room and I am making her a shadow box to go in there too. That's where part of my map fascination comes into play, I have been looking at maps of Paris and maps of France in general looking for the perfect things to complete  the  shadow box. I am almost done, pictures will be coming soon!

Samantha  has a new blog post using a Riley image too.


Cheryl said...

Oh this is so cute! I love the papers you used. They work perfectly with this sweet image.


Lorraine said...

Ooh love the text and map background papers, sweet Riley and those brads! Can't wait to see your niece's shadowbox!

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is just adorable, love the paper with the writing and then to have Riley with that trunk and ticket just perfect. So glad you got to spend time with your niece, always wonderful memories.

MiamiKel said...

How sweet, Gina!! You done wonderful things here with Riley ... The paper is a fantastic match! Love this!! Xoxo

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Aww, what a great card!!! He's looking like a world traveler!

Can't wait to see the shadow box :)