Saturday, July 25, 2009

"My Time" to create...

I'll be doing all of my blogging from bed for the next week. I've got a kidney infection and kidney stones......again. The next few posts I make will be short and sweet - before the meds kick in and knock me out!

Today Lauren has issued a template challenge using the following photo as inspiration.I decided to use the "Filled with Flair" template and this is what I came up with.
My friend has a birthday coming up, so I made the template and filled it with six matching monogrammed cards.
I believe the patterned paper is from SU's collection called "Urban Garden". The monogram letter is from a Martha Stewart monogram stamp set. I picked it up ages ago in hopes of making monogrammed card sets as gifts, but this is the first time it's finally seen some action.

Here are some detail shots of the cards.
I made two each of three different patterns and tried to keep them clean and simple.

Here they are all together.
Hope you're inspired to play along with us!
You can check out all of Lauren's fab templates here.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT gals did by going to my sidebar.
As for me, I'm of to la-la land....


Steph said...

Absolutely stunning project! I hope you're feeling better soon. xx

Stampin' Pam said...

MacKenzie these are wonderful. I especially like the 4 panel card - what a unique way to use the monogram! The papers you used are great and Filed with Flair is one of my faves. Super job this week. So sorry to hear you are under the weather. Take care - thoughts are with you.

Lisa (lakind) said...

So pretty, MacKenzie! We used the same dp on our projects! I immediately thought of this dp when I saw the inspiration! Sorry to hear about your kidney infection and stones! I had kidney stones and I know how painful they can be! Rest up and be well!

Tamara said...

This is a wonderful gift. I love the clean lines on the cards, just perfect to really showcase the monogram.

I hope you are able to cure your kidney infection soon, and are back to creating. It cannot be fun to be stuck in bed.

Odette said...

What a beautiful gift Mackenzie, I'd love to receive it :) !! Sorry to hear about your kidney stones, my hubby has too, and that pain is just the worst thing in the world. Hope you get better soon.

Dana Gustafson said...

What a wonderful gift for your friend! I love your elegant monogrammed cards...the 4 paneled one with the one popped up panel...LOVE it!

I hope la la land is workign it's magic for you! Feel better sweetie!

Alyssa said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I love how you did 3 different styles of cards ;o)

Now, you don't have to approve this comment b/c this part is just for you. I know you're a vegetarian, so that leads me to believe that you lean towards the healthier style of life. Look into some hydrangea root tea. My father has suffered with kidney stones his whole life. He has never had to have surgery or anything b/c when he feels like he has stones, he starts brewing this tea. Mind you, it's bitter, but it helps dissolve the stones down to a passable size. I know, it still hurts, but it saves you from surgery potentially. Sorry if I'm out of line with the advice. I can get you in touch with him if you would like more information. He has had a health food/vitamin/herbal supplement store for the past 28 years and is super knowledgable on the subject. Hope you get to feeling better soon! ;o) lyss

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very elegant set! Great use of the colors! TFS :) Hugs, Mona

apigonfire said...

this is gorgeous! great minds think alike as we both used the same template and paper! LOL!
this is a great set! a perfect gift!

hope you feel better soon!

Angela said...

Really neat the colors! I hope you are feeling better soon...i have been there before, its no fun! Rest up!