WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: RANDOM.ORG selected lucky #13
(Jess - you are my winner! Please email me your snail mail!)
February's Challenge: Easter and other spring celebrations will be here before you know it! And besides, there's nothing better to beat the winter doldrums than to turn our minds towards those first spring flowers bursting through the ground and the birds returning with their sweet songs. Your challenge this month is to put a little "spring" into your step, by incorporating the flowers, familiar sights and colors of spring into a project. Think birds nests containing newly laid eggs, flowers in pretty pastels, new green leaves, baby chicks and anything else that speaks to your creative soul! We look forward to seeing all of your interpretations of this fun challenge!
I found inspiration in Lauren Meader's (MyTime) seed pocket <----- click to go to the scorpal site to read the easy instructions. Lauren is pure genius with 3d projects!
I followed the pattern for the pocket, then to accent - I punched a variety of circles in different sizes/colors from PTI cardstock (melon berry, perfect plum, lemon tart, aqua mist, dark chocolate, berry sorbet) and distressed each one by crumpling and then stacking in different color combos. Each one is accented with one of the new PTI buttons.
Inside is a package of wildflower seeds suitable for a variety of climates/temps. Its tied with a scrap of Melon Berry twill ribbon, the sentiment "Every day is a gift" is from the PTI set "Out on A Limb". It would be a perfect card for anyone in need of little spring time cheer.
Please leave me a comment :-) and I'll use random.org I'll pick a winner - who will receive this item. Even folks outside the US are welcome to participate. Please make sure that you include your email (its visible only to me) when commenting. I'll leave this contest open till Saturday morning (10:00 AM EST, 2/28/09).