Friday, March 6, 2009

LSC218 My first Sarah Kay image, There She Goes Dollar Find Friday....

Happy TGIF everyone!!!

If you are looking for my LSC210 card please go down a bit further.

Today is my turn to host the *There She Goes* Dollar Find!!! Jessica started this fun little idea a while back. She started transforming items that she had bought fairly cheap into awesome little projects and cards!!! HERE is the link to all the items that Jessica and the TSG DT has transformed so far!!!

I have to admit I was a bit nervous about this project...I hope you all like what I have cooked up in my little craft room?!?

I went to Target a couple weeks ago and found these Valentine Treat Bags in a Clear Container. The original price was $1.99. I bought them for 75% off - that comes basically down to $0.50. I emptied out the treat bags and stored them for next year.

I really liked the *Clear Container* and I figured it would make a really nice *Gift Card* Box. So I ran with that idea!!!

Here is how I started - first I trimmed off the longer end that was sticking out.

Next I decorated the outside of the box by adding the Tangerine Tango CS. The color choice was inspired by the *Stamper's Dream* Challenge I saw the other day - you can view it right here. The theme was to create a *monochromatic* card, once you go down a bit you will see the matching cards I have created and where my inspiration really kicked in - LOL!!! On this outside sheet I randomly inked the flowers from the *Flowers of Happiness* with Versamark and embossed them with White EP.

Then I created a scalloped band and a centerpiece for the top.

This is the complete transformed box.

Here are the matching cards I designed for the *Gift Card* Box. Once I had my color idea going I had to choose a fairly easy design, so I went back in my gallery and found this layout. I continued with the *Flowers of Happiness* Set, but chose a different flower on each CS.

I randomly inked the flowers with Versamark onto Tangerine Tango CS, Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss CS. I embossed the flowers with White EP. At the end I added the Pearls, the different matching Ribbons and the sentiments which are also from different Set's - Nature of Friendship, Holidays Galore and the Branches Set.

Here are the matching cards close up.

I hope I have inspired you to transform inexpensive stuff too!!! Keep your eyes open when you go to Target or the Dollar Store and have fun transforming your found treasures!!! ~TFL~

Now to the fun part - DO YOU WANT TO WIN MY *GIFT BOX*???

Leave me a comment on this post and I will select a *WINNER* this Sunday evening!!! US, APO and Canadian Addresses ONLY please!!!

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Here is my card I made for the LSC210 - to create a card less than 30 minutes - ohhh this was so up my alley - LOL!!!

I chose the TECC57 Sketch - which didn't require much layering. The image that was given to me by my friend Michelle - thank you Michelle!!! It's the super cute Sarah Kay image *Country Girl* from Stampavie . This is my very first Sarah Kay image and it was so fun to color. I used several different Copic and Prisma Markers. The sentiment is from the new SU *Really Retro* Set inked in Basic Black. To finish it off I added the fab little Kaiser Chocolate Pearls and the yummy Satin Chocolate Ribbon. Voila!!!

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!!!

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!

83 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Your cards are so pretty, I love them all. Superb work. Hugs Cindy

Amy said...

Just stunning! Wow!

Colleen said...

So colorful and pretty! I love these. What a fab idea for the box!
Hugs,
Colleen

Dani said...

Great job on the gift box and the matching cards! I love finding ways to reuse things. TFS!!

SueB said...

Omigosh, Silke, those are SO STINKIN' CUTE - TFS and thanx for the t'riffic blog candy opp!

Ravengirl said...

Love your transformed box! So clever. I can hardly ever find anything that I see potential for. Your cards to go in it are just adorable as well! Thanks for the chance to win!

lisascreativecorner said...

You are brilliant! Your cards and box are amazing, as is everything you post! I recently found your blog and added you to my google reader so that I won't miss any of your fabulous posts! Thanks for the inspiration (and for the chance to win your wonderful blog candy!!) *Ü*

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

OH MY WORD!! GASP!! Silke...your box and cards are STUNNING!! Girl, you are so amazing!! I'm in awe!! Your Sarah Kay card is just charming too!! You blow me away time and time again!! WOW!

Elaine said...

GENIUS! I love it...how come I never think of this kind of cute stuff (well if I ever do, it would never turn out this fabulous!) LOVE the set and it's so stinking cute!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love those gorgeous colors and bold flowers on the cards!!! And your Sarah Kay card is darling - so beautifully colored!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome job with the TSG project. I like that the note cards are in different colors! WTG on the Sarah Kay card. You colored it beautifully!!

Thanks again for my purple card and candy box. I'm still staring at them....they're also so beautifully colored!!

Jazy Girl said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards and box. I just love your "style"!

Melinda said...

You are so talented! Such beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Carol said...

Oh wow how adorable.
Everything you do is so
classy. Great Job


Carol

Julie said...

Ooooh Silke these are GORGEOUS!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness Silke! You are BRILLIANT my friend! LOVE the gift box and matching cards....so clean, crisp and elegant looking!! LOVE it!
Your LSC card is awesome too...saw it last night on SCS ;)
Have a great day and thanks for the chance to win!!

Janet said...

Superb! Lovely work and very creative!

Elaine A said...

Silke -

What stunning cards, so beautiful! Wonderful job. I love these.

Elaine Allen

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Silke, this cards set is fabulously gorgeous!! WOW!!! You never cease to amaze me!!!

I'm off to go check out those dollar stamps!! :D Thanks for the link!!

Anonymous said...

The card set is gorgeous. The cards are so elegant and the colours are beautiful! I can't wait to try something similar!

Melisa Hunter

Savitri said...

So so very cool!!! Love the packaging and tut and the cards. The last card, WOW, awesome coloring!!!! I can't color :p

Michelle LL said...

LOVE the cards and wonderful colors!! Headed to my craft space to duplicate the look. Thanks so much!

Stampin_melissa said...

Wow, all your cards are just gorgeous! The colors you chose are awesome!

lakind said...

Great cards (as always!) and lovely box!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow! Looks fantastic and I love the colors you chose for the cards.

Jessie/knightrone said...

You did a fabulous job Silke...gorgeousness!! Love your Sarah Kay card too, it is beautiful!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, WOW and WOW again!!!!! Silke, oh my word, those cards are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!And that Sarah Kay, girl I am scared of you!!!! You've hit the nail right on the head!!!!
You know that this is a GERMAN saying, hehe!!!!Love it all!!!!
Hugs, Sabrina

Barbara V said...

These are fantastic! I may need to spend more time in the Dollar store with my creative radar at full speed. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jackie Pedro said...

Pick me!!! Pick me!!! LOL! Your cards are clean, crisp and GORGEOUS!! You do simple PERFECT!!!

Love your Sarah Kay card, too!!

Marisa said...

Great set of cards, Silke. Love the box you made too :) Dollar stores are a wonderful place to find all sorts of goodies - how did we survive without them!

Wendy Stamey said...

Super cute idea...makes me want to rush home from work and try it out. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for all your inspiration that you share. Wendy

wanda50 said...

Absolutely beautiful cards and box. Thanks for sharing and being a blessing. Wanda50

Krista said...

How beautiful! I would love to win these!

Cheryl said...

Your box and cards are beautiful!

Secret said...

What a great idea to recycle something to make a gift. I love how your cards and box turned out!

Gloria

Venessa said...

Love what you created!! The cards are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Simone said...

Hey Silke, du hast dich mal wieder selbst übertroffen.
Die Farben sind ein Traum. Und die Box ist einfach klasse. Ich bin sehr beeindruckt. Super.
Deine Simone

rebecca said...

oh my goodness...these are just lovely...I would love to win...and get my hands on your creations...you are a very talented lady.

Kerstina said...

Oh I love the Sarah Kay stamp and teh card. I have to get one. My daughter has a little book where she collects stamps from SK and I sometimes sneak in her room just to look at the cute images. I love them - I had some in my youth too!

Lisa Brown said...

Awesome work, Silke! Love how you transformed the clear box into a beautiful gift! Your LSC challenge submission is awesome!

Bernice said...

What a brilliant idea! I always feel guilty tossing out packaging that can be used again. Now I know what to do with them! Thanks!

greenc said...

Oh, my! What a fabulous idea for the clear box! I'll have to try this. Makes a great gift idea. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Cathy

Pat said...

This is the most beautiful gift set I have ever seen! Yes!! I would love to win it.

Maureen said...

So pretty! I love transforming packages and reusing them again! Thanks for the chance to win.

moeplut@shaw.ca

Caryl P said...

The cards and coordinating packaging are gorgeous! I don't know why you were nervous about this project, you rocked it out. Thanks for a chance to win them!

Chandra Hough said...

Silke, that's a wonderful way to transform a box! I would love to win the box and cards!

Kathy Kelsheimer said...

Hi Silke, How incredibly amazing to take a simple container and transform it into something so beautiful! What an inspiration. Thanks for "showing us how!"

Nicole L. said...

I love recycled projects! And yours is beautiful! I would love to win it!
Nicole L.

Diane Gilbert said...

Silke your cards are beautiful! What a great idea!

Kristin said...

You are amazing! To actually take something Hannah Montanna-ish, and make it into something so amazingly cool is just amazing! Can you tell I think it is amazing?!? THe matching cards are too cool too! Fabulous job!!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous project!
And your bows are soo PERFECT!
I am wanting to get some things like this made up to give to auctions-like the 33 yr. old teacher who had a massive stroke recently.
Thank you!
Mitzi
mnic.1@excite.com

Vicki said...

What a great project. I just love the matching cards, so cute! Thanks for a chance to win these.
Vicki

Anonymous said...

I loveeeeeeeeeee the flowers... what a cute idea.... you get the Miss Creative award for sure.... thanks for sharing....

Cookie

Paula said...

I love what you did....can I case the flowers? Isn't it fun to take something and make something else out of it. Creative genius. Thanks for sharing. Happy stamping.

Charlee Gunderson said...

What an awesome idea. I have several Birthdays this month and I think you just gave me my gift idea. I love your work, it's always so clean, simple and elegant.

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Love the set!! What great gifts this would make!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Your flowered gift set is just gorgeous!

And I must say, you totally rocked that Sarah Kay image! Your coloring is fabulous, and the sketch is perfect for it!!!

Anonymous said...

That is one of the cutest things I have seen in a while! Very eye appealing!

Shelli Deckard

irishchristine said...

I love the bright colors! What a cute idea that you had to make a crad box!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work as usual! We forget how beautiful "simple" can be!
Ilene B.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your box and cards are just stunning! Love them!
cindyb

Pat S. said...

OMG! I would LOVE to win your gift box!
I have already saved a copy of all the instructions and photos. To see it in person would be fabulous!
Thanks for a chance to win :)

Kathy White said...

Love this super cute idea. What a great gift! Thanks for your wonderful inspiration...

Anonymous said...

love the colors and how you put it all together. Thanks for this opportunity to win
Eileen(emcclean@telus.net)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that gift box! I can't wait until that set is back in stock because I MUST get it! :)

Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!
Andra
adonbrook@mac.com

Laraine R said...

Awesome cards and box!! Love em!! Thanks for the chance at winning!!

Bev said...

What a pretty "cheap" project you created! I really like the image on your 30 minute card-so cute. tfs

Gina F. said...

Hello Silke, love your blog, thanks for sharing your talent with us...Gina F.

Kimberly said...

What a great way to recycle and how pretty Silke!! Love your work and blog....you always inspire me! Thanks so much for sharing and for the wonderful ideas!! :)

Vicki said...

Wowzers, Love that set! You are amazing!!!

NancyS said...

Omigosh, Silke, you've done it again! This box is completely transformed into a GORGEOUS box with cards anyone would be delighted to receive. LOVE your choice of bright colors with white...so Spring-like, and aren't we all ready for Spring?! Thanks for your generosity. Hope I'm picked.

Sandy said...

coolest gift box ever!!! i love things upcycled!! gorgeous work as always =)

Anonymous said...

Always love your style! Great cards! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent! Monica

Joanne said...

Already left a comment on TSG but wanted to leave a personal one for you here....this is a totally awesome project and your gift cards are just gorgeous....wowza

Deidre Mooney said...

This really caught my eye! Beautiful! It would be even prettier I am sure in my mailbox! Deidre M

Char in So Cal said...

Me! Me! Me! I wanna win your A-DOOR-A-BLE card box!! LOL

What a wonderful set and oh soooo doable with other stamps too! XOXOX the idea!

Thanks for the op to win!

Char in So Cal
{scrampaddict} {at} {cox} {dot} {net}
darn spammers! lol

carpediem said...

What a great idea! You are really thinking outside of the box!! lol! I am impressed with the embossing you did on your cards. The images are so crisp and clean. Whenever I emboss I get little "specks" ... any hints? Thanks for offering the blog candy!

Nancy said...

This project is just awesome! I would love to own this set!! I just love it! Great blog!!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! What a fabulous gift set! I just love the colors and design of all the cards. And I adore your Sara Kay card too! I just love the images!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulous transformation and amazing set! You rock!

Anthonette said...

I love what you did with the clear box! Those 3 cards are STUNNING! I missed your giveaway, but that's OK. I'm going to bookmark this idea for later. Thanks for sharing!

Stamp and Smile said...

You sure have your MOJO working for you... JUST LOVE the gift card set! Your second card is an awesome job coloring the image... so sweet! Super Talent Silke... TFS! :)

Heidi said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your coloring is wonderful.

And what a great blog!

Thanks for sharing!