Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Whimsically Making It Fit

Sometimes everything falls into place just the way you want it.  Sometimes it doesn’t.

Sometimes things take very little effort and go exactly the way you want.  Other times, not so much.

Then there are times when you start off with the best of intentions but everything falls through.

Sometimes you just have to make things fit around what you have.

That’s kinda what I had to do with this week’s inspiration challenge for Whimsical Wednesday.  Normally I just work from the inspiration piece and I love taking different aspects from it what I can.  However this week, I am kind of bending the inspiration piece to work it toward what I made. And…

I’m also going back on the fact that I said I wasn’t going to be making anymore onesies for a while, but this time I mean it because I don’t have anymore in the house.

As for the inspiration piece itself, I think it is beautiful, in fact we are also using it over at the All Things Unity blog this round.


Now as for making it fit for the challenge.  I used the colors and I used the shape.



ALHDAUAs for why I made two, well they are for 2 separate teams.  Alabama & Auburn to be specific.  See the friends’ & their baby I made this for are from what we call a  “divided” household.  The husband (the smart one) is for Alabama & the wife is for Auburn.  I couldn’t make one in just one color combo & not the other.

I used my another Cricut cartridge to cut out the monogram J & even the setup for the stitching.  It’s a cutout of Claudine Hellmuth sticky back canvas that I painted with Acrylic paint & then went over with Matte Medium to seal.

This challenge we are issuing is to keep you busy for the WHOLE month of June.  The rest I’m quoting directly from Jess

“...and just to keep you intrigued?  We have one HECK of a PRIZE!

Today's Challenge is a WONDERFUL inspiration piece that my sweet friend Sara (that’s me) sent to me because she knew I'd love what it said.  It just so happens it makes for an EXCELLENT summer challenge too!  Here's the photo:'s the deal.   You have ALL MONTH to play along.   There are NO restrictions on number of entries, etc.  You just have to link it up here and we have to be able to see the inspiration piece somewhere on your card or project.

Entries will be accepted until JUNE 30th, 2010 at 8pm CST.

The catch?  Well, ok, it's NOT a's more like LOOT....TONS OF IT!  CHECK THIS OUT:

ONE lucky winner will receive:

TWO Kraftin' Kimmie stamps of Choice, sponsored by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

This HUGE prize from Tamiko's:

1.  Spellbinders Frameabilities Scalloped Edge Frame
2.  1/4" Scorepal tape
3.  Sticky thumb adhesive tape
4.  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
5.  Robin's nest tear drops
6.  Robin's nest dew drop
7.  Robin's nest mini dew drops
8.  2-3 bags of Lion coffee (a little something from Hawaii)

A FREE Digital Image sponsored by Daredevil herself, Sara Henton

TWO Rubber Stamps from a newly released  BabyBud Designs (manuf. by C.C. Designs) sponsored by Daredevil Krista!

ONE 4x6 Set of choice from The Greeting Farm

Can you BELIEVE the generosity of these sponsors???   I am SUPER stoked for this and it's nothing we've ever had the privilege to offer our players before.  I cannot WAIT to see who the random winner is!

Here is my card in case you need a little inspiration:

Well, as they say in Hollywood, "that's a wrap" for now...but we will see you in a few weeks and in the mean time, HAPPY STAMPING and good luck to all who participate!”

Now don’t forget to go check out more from the Whimsical Wednesday blog.


Kris said...

Wonderful creations Sara!! and Thank you so much for a fabulous inspirational piece!! i really enjoy reading the quote over and over!! =D

Basement Stamper said...

You know I love all the onesies you do!!! Very cute. I hope to play with the challenge and love the quote!!