Saturday, May 9, 2009

"My Time" to inspire...

Are you guys ready for a new challenge from Lauren?
This week we're doing an inspiration challenge using the picture below.
Here's what I came up with.....
This is another card for my Japanese Mother-in-law.
I'm making a whole set to give her for Mother's Day. The geisha image is by The Greeting Farm and I'm just LOVING her!

Oh and guess what?!
I even whipped up a little box to put all my cards in!
This box was so easy to make - 5 minutes!
All I did was choose two pieces of thick patterned cardstock from the "Far East" pack by Die Cuts with a View.

For the bottom, I used a piece cut to 9 x 7 3/4" and scored all sides at 1 1/2".
For the lid, I used a piece cut to 6 7/8 x 8 1/8" and scored all sides at 1".

Then just fold, adhere and decorate!

I used the flower image from SU's "Embrace Life" set, gold embossed it and colored in with some Copic markers. To finish it off, I added a little vellum butterfly with my Martha Stewart punch.

Have a fun Mother's Day weekend!
I'm off to the Sacramento Rubber Stamp Convention today!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team did:
Lauren Meader
Dawn Easton
Alicia Weiman
Maria Levine
Jen Tapler
Lisa Kind
Tracey Cuccia


Alicia said...

Your card is sweet and the box is very cute too. What a neat idea for Mother's Day!

Maria Levine said...

What a great gift! Beautiful, I'm sure she will love it. Have fun at the convention. I go to one every June and I can't wait!

Tracey Cuccia said...

I love this little Geisha! Beautiful work :)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I bet your MIL is going to LOVE this gift set of cards! Your image is so sweet and the flowers on the box are coloured beautifully!!

Kristin Bueter said...

Awwh, isn't she pretty? I love how this turned out and your box is awesome!

Lisa (lakind) said...

MacKenzie, this is a beautiful set! The Embrace Life set is so oriental and is a perfect choice! your MIL will surely appreciate all the love that went into this!

Tamara said...

so cute! I am sure your MIL will love it.

JoanOttevanger said...

Great card and box I love it.

Dana said...

A-dor-a-ble! She is super cute and that purple eye shadow is the PERFECT little detail!!

I was in Sac today too at the RUbber Stamp convention! Darn! Too bad we didn't meet up. Got some new goodies, how about you? Were you working or shopping? or both?

apigonfire said...

This is just gorgeous Mackenzie! I love the look of it!

Kathy W said...

love the box- I am so going to copy!Happy Mother's day...

Terri E. said...

Very creative! Great job with the inspiration challenge.

It’s a good life!
Terri E.