Monday, October 25, 2010

PTI October Blog Hop


It's that time of the month again! Here's this month's challenge: "
this month's blog hop is dedicated to those that celebrate winter holidays other than Christmas. Create a project that celebrates Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or some other winter holiday as we embrace everyone's beliefs in a celebration of diversity through paper crafting."

I found myself at somewhat of a loss not knowing how to use any of the stamps I had to complete this challenge. So I turned to my library of graphics that I used before I started stamping. I found the tag graphic that I always thought was very pretty and worked from there.
It is from the Hug Club at pcCrafter.








I used Get a Handle on It from PTI's My Timeless Templates and the beautiful new Blueberry Sky cardstock to form the box. I thought it might be nice to use it to present a small gift during the holiday.

I did a Google search for free Hanukkah graphics and found the dove at Free Clip Art by Phillip Martin and the other three at HubPages. I printed them on white cardstock and cut them out using Nestabilities. They are edged in Spring Rain and backed with scalloped circles of Enchanted Evening.

(ETA: I cannot take any credit for coloring these images. They are full color graphics.)

I hope you enjoyed this stop. Thanks for hopping by.

PS
I'm going to miss the party again this evening. We have a concert to attend, the first in The Community Concert series here in Lancaster. They cover a huge range of interests and are very enjoyable and affordable. I'm disappointed that it conflicts with the hop, but now that we can visit during the day it's much easier. I'll visit what I can this afternoon and then continue tomorrow. I always look forward to all the creative talent found on these hops. Enjoy the fun!

32 comments:

AllMyHobbies said...

So pretty! Can't wait to use the Blueberry Sky this season!

Banu said...

Beautiful. Loved how this turned out. The soft colors are just perfect.

Jen Carter said...

this turned out great! very nice work!

Tessa said...

nicely done!

Laura Isham said...

Great project! I love how you thought outside the box (so to speak) and used images from your computer. The tag is gorgeous!

Sue Lelli said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!

Keva said...

Oh, I love the blueberry sky. Much prettier than I thought it was...love it.

This box is super cute and I love the designes you chose. Really great job!

Adele Fowler said...

love your colouring on those images :)

Kay said...

What a beautiful gift box! I can't wait to get my hands on the Blueberry Sky cardstock- it looks SO yummy!

Dana said...

Linda this is incredible!

Babies- Beth said...

It's a beautiful box, and I have never thought to print clip-art to color~ Your box is so inpsiring, lol, I may give it a try!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow, beautiful box Linda!

Mariah said...

Pretty tag and box...I always like it when someone does something other then a card!

Christi said...

this is beautiful!! I love the box and tag.

Lea L. said...

Such a cute little favor box!! I love the stamps you used! Great job with the PTI Blog Hop challenge! ♥♥♥

Dana said...

Thanks for your comment Linda. You asked how I made the BG of my card but I have no way to reply and can't find your email, so I'm back here to explain!
Using versamark ink, I stamped the BG and some extra stars from PTI's Night Night Moon set onto Aqua Mist CS. I then sprinkled clear e.p onto some of the stars, and white e.p on others. Then I heat set, and sponged dark blue ink all over the Aqua CS, and cut that piece out. Simple really!
Thanks again Linda!

Kara said...

beautiful favor box!

Terri said...

Love it! The images you used are wonderful too! Thanks for sharing where you got them. I am going to get them now too.

Kelly S. said...

What a great box, you incorporated your graphics so well and they just pop against the Blueberry Sky cardstock!

Helen F. said...

Fabulous gift box! Love the colors and these graphics are perfect.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Linda your project is lovely! And as to not coloring it, what a time saver that can be if you need something quick and in multiples using online graphics.

Cammie said...

Linda, this is a fantastic box and tag! Love this new blue cardstock.

Noora said...

what an adorable box! beautiful!

Terri E. said...

Adorable box! Great job with the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kristii said...

What a cute little project!!! Absolutely fantastic!

Paula Laird said...

This is perfect for a little gift! Lovely!

pattylt said...

I think you were very clever to find and use those graphics! It turned out so great! Love this little gem of a box!

Sharron said...

Linda, what a fabulous job! The box looks so professional and how clever that you were able to use digital images. It turned out just perfect!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Great project - what lovely images!

peggysue said...

Very pretty, love that new paper color! And nice job with the images, cute box.

jen said...

you did a really lovely job on this!!! :)

Lori said...

The graphics are so pretty along with your box!!!