Friday, May 4, 2012

New GI Challenge, Blog Hop, & New DT Member!

There is a lot of  good things going on today in this post! should have arrived here from my beautiful and crazy DT member
if you didn't and stumbled across the hop by accident
PLEASE got to the beginning because you do not want to miss anything!
The hop will continue from 9 am (EST) Friday and continue until 9 pm (EST) Saturday!
There are some prizes to be given away BUT you MUST leave a comment on each blog!

First prize
A Guylou's Inimitability $25 gift certificate
Second prize
A Color Me Creative Classroom: one Copic class (winners choice)
Third prize
A Guylou's Inimitability $15 gift certificate

Hop order will be listed below!

Second....we are kicking off our next challenge at Guylou's Inimitability!
And the theme came from our most beloved Tracy...
Punches, Dies and Diamonds Oh My!
So your project must include the use of a punch, a die and some diamonds!
Here is mine:

I used Serena and her laptop...
the frame was one I had in my closet gathering dust!
I used thick chipboard and painted it with chalk board paint.
The punch was a Martha Stewart border can see at the top and bottom
and the die was a banner die that is across the top with the name "TORI" on the banners.
Of course you can see the strip of diamonds going down the sides!
I made this for a friends daughter who just had her first communion!

The challenge will last until the 17th of May!
Make sure you go to the challenge blog and check it all out!

And last but certainly not least
we have a new DT!
Her name is Carla and we are so thrilled to have her join our little family!

Welcome Carla!

Let's see I think that is about it!
hop, check
challenge, check
Carla, check
deets on challenge blog, check
UH OH the hop order!
Roxann is next on your list!

Now I think I got it all!
Happy hopping!


Gina L said...

Hey, I am the "crazy" part, not so sure about the "beautiful", though! LOL. Anyway, I love this chalkboard. What a cool gift idea! Do you think the chalkboard paint works well? I might have to get some!

Carla S. said...

Thanks for the warm welcome, Kim! I'm so happy to be part of the team! Your project is fabulous! Very cute and creative!

Trina said...

What an awesome gift! I know the young lady who receives it will love it!

Jovan said...

AWESOME frame!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous project!! Love those two images and they are nicely coloured in too! Am enjoying the hop and meetings G's team.

Kate said...

Awesome Chalkboards. Love the images.


Ellis said...

Love what you made with the chalkboard! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Pia S said...

Great idea to decorate a chalk board - nice to create things that can be used! I'm inspired to give it a go too!

Pia S said...

Great idea to decorate a chalk board - nice to create things that can be used! I'm inspired to give it a go too!

Shelby said...

That's too cool Kim! love the chalkboard


Charlene said...

Hey gf...I think you need to kick my butt more often to come and visit you (or I guess maybe I can get one of my kids to do it...I'm sure they would probably volunteer! lol). So glad that I decided to check out G's blog hop...this creation is well worth checking out. What an incredibly inspirational creation (say that 5 times fast)! I love the way you coloured Serena..she's so vibrant she just pops off the frame. And that banner is a great idea...I'm sure that your friend's dd just loved it. And of course...just gotta love the bling!!

Hugs and stuff ~ Char

Lagene said...

Cool chalk board!

THERESA said...

This is gorjuss, now who is telling who that they are a chalkboard, lol, ok just me being the daffy one...........hehehehe
Love your project, you always come up with such genius ideas!!
lotsa luv

Linsey said...

Neato!!! I'm sure glad you decided to blow the dust off this frame and transform it into such a wonderufully inspiring home decor piece! I love it :) thanks so much for another grand creation and for being a part of this super fun hop--just found this company and enjoying getting to know the team and seeing all your fantastic work! hugs xoxo

CTgirl said...

What a clever creation!
And such a fabulous gift!

Lisa Lynn said...

Very creative! It is a wonderful gift idea.