Wednesday, January 11, 2012

CWC - Photo Inspiration

Hi My Friends,

Happy New Year to YOU ALL. Those that are New..."Welcome, WELCOME"!. For my long time bloggy Pals, "WELCOME BACK". I'm so glad to be back posting again. There are sooo many Wonderful and Exciting things going on that I have to try and find a NEW BALANCE! Not too worry, I'll get back to posting on a regular basis as soon as I can. I'm glad you decided to stop by today. It's a Cooking with Cricut (CWC) Designer's Choice Day. The DT at CWC were given the option of pairing up and choosing the next few challenge themes ourselves for each week. Today's challenge is coming from myself and Jill Lebbin of Jaihart - Just Lovely Designs. We decided to kick things off with a "Photo Inspiration" challenge:
What a Beautiful Photo for Inspiration. When I first saw this, I thought of Peace, Calm, Ice Skaters Coasting, Polar Bears Coasting over the water...etc. Then that's when my inspiration hit me... "COASTERS". I created some monogrammed coasters for us to use around the house. Mainly in our bedroom because DH always needs to have something to drink at his bedside. Putting it on the dresser or night shelf was driving me nuts because he would never use napkin or a coaster. Anyhew, this was my creative solution to that. I really like how these came out. The color is just perfect for us as it's contributing to some other Home Decor items I want to match with it later. 
Now allow me to share a story with you that I can laugh at now, but I wasn't so cheerful at the time. Anyhew, the picture you see was supposed to show a set of 6 coasters. Somehow, while I was out my little 2yr old got to them when daddy wasn't watching. The others were covered in orange (cat eye)ink and yellow highlighter...SMH(lol-but I wasn't laughing then). I salvaged what I could with these. I used Lacey Labels for the top layer and base(cut out 4x's and glued together). I then cut the top layer and welded the letters from Calligraphy Collection in the center. I inked around the edges with some MS chalk ink. I'm thinking I should go back and apply some modge podge on it just to make them more durable. These would make an excellent wedding gifts for some couple. I have a wedding coming up and I just may need to replicate this. Ok, enough of my rambling... Head on over to Cooking with Cricut to see what the rest of the DT has Inspirationally Created for you. Smooches...
P.S. Don't forget about CWC's Upcoming Blog Hop this Weekend (Jan 14th & 15th), The Theme is...
"Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue"

1 comment:

  1. What a fablous photo you chose for the challenge. It is gorgeous. Your coasters are wonderful and will be great to use. Great idea.

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