Sunday, May 17, 2009

a scrappy weekend

but no layouts to share, just a card and two birdhouses. the card is for basicgrey challenge #35, inspired by ice cream. mine was inspired by the delicious cherry chocolate ice cream, mouthwatering right? for the card, i used basicgrey boxer papers, my new tim holtz stamp (the first one i own and loving it!), some prima flowers and the butterfly from the k&co cut paste die cuts.

basicgrey challenge #35

the next project are two birdhouses because one is just not enough. i am even thinking of making them as favors for our wedding. the pink one is for me and the blue one for hubby. i got the template from nicole heady
so back to the stories of the two birdhouses. the pink one is created for the
allsorts challenge #1 to be inspired by sweets and cuttlebug be inspired challenge #31 to create anything but a card. you can tell i am not very fond of pink right?
i printed the template on white cardstock and sprayed it with pink bubblegum glimmer mist, the roof is an embossed watermelon cardstock. i created a tag with a stamped bird and tied it through the roof with a pretty pink ribbon. the bird stamp is from absolument scrap, ain't it cute?i put in a couple of my favorite chocolates and voila!instant gift.
i was so happy with how the first one turned out, i decided to make another one for hubby and submit it to
artzdescrap birdhouse challenge. aside from the fact that it looks like a birdhouse, it is anything but a birdhouse but more of a paperweight and table ornament. short side story why i decided to make something that hubby can put in his office.
the other day, i dropped by their office and most of his colleagues had pictures of their wives or fiance on their desk. here's our conversation when we were in the car on the way home.

hubby: hon, can you give me your picture so i can put it on my desk?
me: hon, i say this with all the love i can muster but no. your desk is so messy and i don't want my face in a pile of garbage.
hubby: that's not said out of love.
me: yes it is, i could've just said no. when you clean up your desk, then maybe i will let you put my picture on your desk.

yeah, i know, it was a thoughtful gesture and i did feel guilty so i made him a birdhouse for his desk instead. but how to make a birdhouse for a guy? so i printed out the template on white cardstock again, sprayed it with juniper glimmer mist (don't you just love them?), made the roof the same way as with the pink birdhouse. i stamped an owl image that i can put in front of the birdhouse so it would seem like a bird is actually staying in the birdhouse. i didn't put a tag or ribbons through the roof. instead, i created a monogram (i tried to make the colors as masculine as i can really) and put it at the back.

allsorts challenge #1 and cuttlebug be inspired challenge #31

that's about it for me. back to scrapping. enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone.


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Debs said...

Hi Jeanie - thanks for joining in the fun at Allsorts - great entry.
Hope to see you again.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Lisa said...

Hi Jeanie, I love your little birdhouses ~ they are so sweet! Thanks for taking part in the Allsorts Challenge this week. Lisa x

brenda said...

Hi Jeanie, what a fabulous idea, so unique. And you have used Glimmer Mists, one of my favourite products.

Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B xx

Jackie said...

What a lovely project Jeanie, that pink is just the colour of the pink liquorice allsorts sweet, I know cos I love them.

Thanks for joining in this week, hope to see you again.

Dolly said...

Great card - and I love those cute birdhouses xx

Mrs J said...

Oh wow Jeannie, your birdhouses are so adorable! So cute and so sweet that you made 'his' and 'hers'! These will make the most adorable wedding favours! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Cuttlebug Challenges!
Hugs Mrs Jx

June Houck said...

Your card is yummy! Those flowers and that trim are gorgeous. Good luck with the BG challenge :)

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great take on the theme Jeanie!
loved your bird house gift and I love pink too!

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week...

Emma xxx

Kathie said...

I love that birds houses Jeanie!! They are really beautiful. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great day and keep on smiling.

Rowee said...

Hi Jeani!!! Cute birdhouse eh.. Do you have a template for this?


Nathalia Castellon said...

So adorable! :)

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Benga said...

the birdhouses are too cute! love the shape and color! goodluck on the challenges!

lkamphuis said...

How cute are those little houses!!!

Enfys said...

Hi Jeanie, what great projects, I am totally in love with the little birdhouses, what a great idea for wedding favors.

Chris said...

A beautiful card and I love your new TH stamp! Your ice cream flavour sounds wonderful and the papers you used are gorgeous. The bird houses are amazing too. Glad you could join us at BG this week. Chris :)

Rica said...

Gorgeous creation and such cute little bird houses.
Love your use of the Boxer papers - perfect for cherry choc ice cream and that Tim Holtz stamp is fabulous. Delicious lace and I love the way you've centered the flower and put the sentiment around it.
Thanks for playing along at BG.
hugs Heather xx

Kirsten said...

Hi Jeanie love this bird house so sweet...thanks for joining in the fun this week at allsorts...hugs kirsten...x

BettyBee said...

Hi, Jeanie! Great birdhouses! They are adorable, and I hope hubby loves his on his desk :) They are a great entry for the Cuttlebug Challenge, and good luck with the big contest there in May! Hope to see you with us each week.