Things have been very busy around here. I have a couple of big "secret" projects I am working on. I am also trying to do more organizing of the craft chaos and discovering all sorts of forgotten "treasures" in the process.
The photo at the top of this post is a stained glass window designed and made by my brother and his partner. You might have noticed it in the blog link in the left side bar but I loved it so much I wanted to brag about them a little and call it to your attention. Their business is called Century Studios and you can read more about the window and see how it was made in their blog post HERE. It would be great if you could leave a comment to say hi from me!
I thought that the story of the window might provide some inspiration. There are so many "cute" owls around in the papercrafting world and it is nice to see owls that look a little more like their real life counterparts!
Today, since I was thinking about inspiration, I decided to post a challenge for you. I save so many things because they give me an idea for a project. There are far too many of them in my space. One of the items I found as I was cleaning was this take out box from a restaurant. It has been kicking around for at least a year and it is time to recycle it.
I saved the box because the pattern on the top looked like a sketch for a card or scrapbook page to me. I realize now that I should have taken a picture of it instead of keeping the box around so long (I did wash it out before I took it downstairs to my craft room!).
I am challenging myself - and any of you who want to play along - to use this design as the inspiration for a project. I want to try a few variations - maybe a card and a layout. A year ago, I signed up for a linky service but I only used it once (and no one played along...I think people are more familiar with these now).
Please make whatever you want and use the linky tool to post it here. I set the limit for one week and I will look around and find a prize to keep things interesting...
I wonder if you think I am a little crazy - seeing layouts on the top of take-out containers! Well, we all have our quirks! Just click on the blue froggy button to add your link. Let me know if you have questions or have any problems with the linky tool.
Have fun creating - I hope that you remember to look all around for inspiration - you never know where you will find it!
edited to add...
Directions on linking your project for the "Take Out Box " inspiration challenge
Several people asked about using the linky tool to add a project and participate in the challenge. I took some screen shots to show you how it works.
First, scroll to the bottom of the blog post HERE and click on the blue froggie link box.
These boxes will pop up. If you have a blog where you have posted the project, you can just fill in the blanks and click "next step." If you know the URL of the photo you want to post you can add that instead of a blog address. If you just need to fill in something to get to the next screen you can use my blog address in this blank and then go to the tab on the next page that allows you to upload a photo from your computer.
This will take you to the blog post you linked and ask you to select the image to upload.
If you don't have a blog but have posted the image online - in a photo site, on a message board, or somewhere else you can provide the direct URL to upload. You can find out the URL by right clicking and selecting "copy image location" from the list - then paste it in the blank.
If you don't have the image of your project anywhere online, you can click the third tab and upload the image directly from your computer.
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