Friday, April 11, 2008

{Blogger's Challenge Week 42 Triangle Something...}

Hello and welcome to another Blogger's Challenge Friday...this being week 42...ALREADY! This weeks challenge was to create a Triangle Box, but I just went with a Triangle Basket because a co-worker is celebrating a birthday and I wanted to make a little something for her, and I just wasn't feeling "the box".


I got the idea of this basket from the Scor-Pal project website. and did a little tweaking to make it my own. To make it more of a birthday basket, I included a piece of cake from the stamp set of the same name from Papertrey, layered with Liquid Applique that looks almost good enough to eat.

And what birthday would be complete without a couple of balloons. I realize that the colors of the balloons don't exactly jive with the color scheme of the basket, but they just looked so festive that I included them anyway. I stamped the balloons and then attached them to some twisted wire, with my attempt of the wire made to look like the balloons are floating.

This same co-worker was whining because she hadn't received anything crafty for Valentine's Day, and I gently reminder her that she had a birthday coming up and that I had been working on something for her. Funny how when you make a few things for co-workers, they begin to expect something for every little holiday! HA! A precedent has been set...it's my own fault.

I hope that you will check out the other members of the Blogger's Challenge Group to see their version of a Triangle Box (I'm sure they followed directions better than I did, since my project can't really be classified as a box). You can find their names, and links to their blogs by clicking on the Blogger's Challenge link along the left hand side bar of my blog.

It's also another preview day for the newest Papertrey stamp release, so don't miss Nichole's blog, as well as Heather, Sr. Design Team Member, who share with you more teasers to get you ready for the 15th! Debbie Olson also has a wonderful project today that includes a downloadable template. Check it out!

Thanks for looking in on me today. I hope your day is filled with cake and balloons, even if it ISN'T your birthday!

The Fine Print: Stamps: Piece of Cake, Birthday Whimsey; Papers: Soft Sky; Inks: Soft Sky, Palette Black Noir, Kaleidacolor Calypso, Creamy Caramel; Accessories: Large Scalloped Circle and Small Circle Nestabilties, Wire Works wire, Liquid Applique, Stardust Pen, Saddle Stitked Grosgrain ribbon from Michael's.

20 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

It is beautitul! I love those suspended balloons too! I'm sure she'll love it! {SMILES}

Lisa Somerville said...

Great idea for a Triangle Box - love the cake detail.

Annapurna said...

Beautiful! Nice pop with the balloons. I was wondering if you ever got the snoozer or did I make a boo boo?

Connie said...

Love your take on the triangle "box". I'm sure your co-worker will really enjoy it!

Sandy Knecht said...

She won't be able to whine when she gets this lovely basket. It's beautiful. The balloons add a great touch. The cake looks like is has a whipped cream filling...yummmmm!

Barb Hardeman said...

Lynn, this is delicious. You really put a lot of work into this. Your baloons are very festive, and your cake detail is fabulous. Glad you stepped out of the box!!

Basement Stamper said...

This birthday basket is adorable, it's amazing what you can do!

tonistamps said...

Very nice job Lynn! Turned out great!

Claudia said...

It came out soooooo CUTE - I love the balloons on the wire - how clever!

Sheryl said...

Great project for the challenge, Lynn. The balloons are really a "wow"!

Leigh said...

Completely adorable, Lynn...love it!

Molly B said...

Very cool. That cake is awesome. Love the puffy detail. -Molly B

Tangerine Dream said...

What a great idea! This is way too adorable! Very creative!!

Happy Friday!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How creative can you get! This is so awesome...love it all!

Lisa Bohler said...

Making a basket instead of a box is a great idea!!! Super cute!

Lori said...

What a fantastic gift! I love the Liquid Applique detail on the slice of cake and the floating balloons, too.

Katie said...

I love the liquid appliqué on the piece of cake. I really want that stamp set - I tell you its hard to catch up on the old ones when such wonderful new ones come out!!! What is a girl to do??

MJ said...

Very creative idea, so fun! The cake looks yummy and the balloons make it festive, great job.

Beckie said...

Very pretty and clever! The cake looks good enough to eat!

KimberlyG said...

What a wonderful basket Lynn! LOVE the frosting on the cake! Your balloons turned out great too! :D