Saturday, May 28, 2011

Just Us Girls - Template/3-D Challenge

Hi everyone! It's Saturday (yeah!) and I'm on day 2 of a 4 day weekend! We are celebrating Memorial Day at our cabin...I hope the weather is dry for a change! We'll see!This week is the Just Us Girls template/3-D challenge, and Andrea has challenged us to make a Father's Day project. So nice to get projects done ahead for these holidays for a change!

I immediately thought of this Trendy Tool Tote template from My Time Made Easy. I started with a chocolate base and added the decorative panels in river rock and ran it through a Cuttlebug folder. It made it more masculine, I think. I added a ribbon and sentiment from the For Dad digital set, also from MTME. I colored the ribbon in GIMP and then added the sentiment, which was also colored in GIMP. This is going to be for my father-in-law. I didn't include any tools or anything for him. He's almost blind from glaucoma, so it's sometimes difficult finding gifts for him. He doesn't really like breakfast, but likes toast and his sweets. So, I added a jar of homemade jelly (this was given to me, not made by me!) and some biscotti. And he LOVES coffee, so I purchased some coffee for him. The colors of my tote were inspired by the coffee bag, and when I finished the template, I realized that the bag was too tall to fit in the template! LOL!!

You have to see what the JUGs design team has done...some fabulous projects as usual! Stop by the JUGs blog to see for yourself!

Andrea
Elise
Kathryn
Kristin
Maria
Pam


Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

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6 comments:

Anne said...

Great tote! I LOVE the cuttlebug embossing folder that you used; it's perfect! You gave me a great idea for my dad's gift, too:)

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous tool box!! Perfect gift for dad! GOTTA love the DD coffee!!!

velta said...

Hi Lisa ~ Sry I have not visited in a while...I saw your creation on Lauren's blog and had to stop by...and what do I see to my wondering eyes...but a beautiful tool box created especially for someone you obviously care for...Great gift idea and very thoughtful too! TFS !!

Elise said...

YOU are such a thoughtful DIL! Oh, my! SUCH a stunning piece of thoughtfulness/craftiness and TALENT in one lovely package! HOW clever you ARE! Mmmmmm, hmmmmmm! You had me at the faux diamond plate, but the rest is through the uprights, sweet crafty one - have a splendid weekend! xoxo!

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

What a great way to deliver your thoughtful gift, Lisa. I love the masculinity that folder adds and the great color scheme you pulled from the coffee. Ha, Ha!! When I saw that jam and your comment, it was no surprise, but o so thoughtful and like you. I know you could make jam or jelly, but I also know you would rather make the crafty container to hold it and that's your forte!! Love it.

Dana Gustafson said...

Cool tool tote! I love the diamond plate sides and all the thoughtful gifts you put together for your sweet FIL.

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