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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Introducing Our September Guest DT Diva

About me...  
Michelle, married 15 years. No kids, 5 dogs
How long have you been scrapbooking?
Scrapbooking for 11 years. About 1 year ago I got into copic markers and card making.
What is your scrapbook style?
My SB style I would think is simplistic. When I SB I do like to use at least 3 to 4 pictures per page layout or up to 5 pictures per 2 page layout. I am a little OCD when it comes to SB layouts. ;)

Where do you create your projects?
 I used to get together with my sister and friends once a month at each others houses but now I have my own craft room so that is where I do my crafting and scrapping.

What is your favorite scrapbooking tools/colors/techniques?
I love to use muted tones or jewel tones.
Where do you find inspiration?
Magazines and websites

What is favorite scrapbooking tip?
For my layouts , I really love the ripping of two sided paper and using the distressing inks.
First, I would like to say how happy I am glad that the ladies at Creative Scrapbooking Divas have decided to stay.  I get a lot of inspiration for your blog and from all the ladies here.  Secondly, I want to express my excitement to be the first Guest DT under the new monthly challenge format.  It is truely an honor, and I am extremely excited. So let's get started! 
I chose to do a pillow box with the fall leaves and the sentiment to reflect my favorite holiday which is Thanksgiving!  I love the fall as the night air begins to get crisp and as the season begins to change.  I wish we saw more leaves changing colors here in Southern California.  As we enter the fall season I begin to think about the Thanksgiving holiday and being with family and enjoying the preparing of the food together and sitting around the table talking.  I also love the left overs!!
Here are the details of my project and some more pictures.  We all love pictures.
The pillow box is an svg file from Lettering Delights (http://www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=pillow+box) and the maple leaf is also an svg file from SVG Cuts (http://svgcuts.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=42)

I absolutely loved the sentiment because it was so true for me, I do thank God for each of my family members every time I think about them.  I am not only thankful for them on Thanksgiving......but it kept with the theme of Thanksgiving.   The sentiment is from the Praise4Him set from The Stamps of Life (http://www.stephaniebarnardstamps.com/products.htm)  I absolutely love her stamps and I am a club member too!  hehe    I stamped the sentiment in Stampin' Up's pumpkin pie ink.
I tied the pillow box shut with capuccino bakers twine from The Twinery  (http://www.thetwinery.com/product/cappuccino-brown-white-bakers-twine)  The twine is something I just recently fell in love with and finally bought the ultimate sample pack that they have. 
I used the Color Box Chalk ink in dark brown and shaded the edges of the maple leaf, the sentiment as well as the entire pillow box along the folds and edges.  This is a technique I seem to use on almost everything.  I really like how it shades and gives everything a aged look. 

And that is my project!  I hope you all like it and I hope it gives you some inspiration to join the challenge.
Thank you and God Bless!


 This challenge will be to do a 3D project of your favorite Holiday.  Your project will need to be posted to your blog and then added here by Mr. Linky.  Entries must be in by Sept. 30th 11:59pm and a winner will be chosen
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Nanette said...

wow what a challenge! I have to think this one through! Your example is fabulous! Nice to meet you as a Guest DT.

Lisa West said...

Hi Michelle, these are wonderful. I'm thinking about having this as my craft for our Christmas project with the local MOPS ladies.
I'm checking into the site and reading about how to use these templates. What did you use for a program? I have Picasa and Adobe although I am not very good with Adobe. I'm wondering how difficult it is to edit these. Thanks for the links, Lisa

Maryann said...

Hi SEESTOR! Congrats on being a guest designer. I love the pillow box. But you l know I'm into boxes so it's extra cute!

Karen L said...

Wow, I love these pillow boxes! These would be great for place cards at my Thanksgiving table or even for Christmas! Great challenge, because I don't do very many 3-D projects!

Karen L said...

Just wondering...I don't have a blog, so would I still be able to join in the challenge?

Sandy said...

No problem Karen! You can post it on our facebook page or email me @ cleosan52 at yahoo. Same for any projects you want to link up for Diva Snap Saturday, just email me and I'll make sure they get posted :)

Sandy said...

facebook badge is at bottom of the screen

Karen L said...

Thanks Sandy...I'll do that!

bless her heart said...

Michelle - I'm so excited to attempt this project! It will definitely push me, and I love that! Thanks for your inspiration & beautiful pictures to get me started!
~ Stephanie

Michelle Sanchez said...

Hi Lisa, Sorry for responding so late. It's been a busy past couple of days. I used SCAL and an svg file to cut the pillow boxes with my cricut. I am sure you can do a google search for a template of a pillow box.

I can't wait to see what people create!!

Michelle Sanchez said...

Thanks Stephanie,
I am lookking forward to your entry. As well as other entries.

NickelNook said...

Hi Michelle! So nice to "meet" you! I've been away so I'm just trying to catch up on all I've missed now! I love your project and really love the sentiment on the tag...it's one of my favorite verses! I say that about all of them! lol I'm not a member but I love Stephanie's stamps too. Thanks for a great challenge, hopefully I'll be able to participate!...Nancy :o)

Luisa said...

Nanette and Lisa, love your creations. left some love on your blogs.

Karen, You can also link your photo via a photo host place, like flickr or another similar one. Or thru facebook too...

Nancy, Hope you can play...

All, Am posting my entry for Michelle's challenge on 9/19 on my blog and will link it then...
Thanks for playing ladies!!!

Karen L said...

Was finally able to link my photo to Flickr and post. I have been busy making up these little pinwheel Christmas tree ornaments for the local Senior Center to sell at their Fall bazaar. We have 3 artificial trees full of handmade ornaments and the pinwheel trees are a favorite one of mine!

Lisa West said...

That is pretty Karen. I like to the two tone paper. Lisa

Jessica said...

Michelle, so happy to be able to join in on the fun!!!
Jessica (Diva DT)

NickelNook said...

I was cutting it pretty close but I made it! :o)