Friday, April 24, 2009

It's Blog Hop Time!

Today is the last Friday of the month, and you know what that means - it's time to go Blog Hopping with InStyle Stamps!

The theme for this month's blog hop is "Contain Yourself!". The design team was challenged to make or alter some sort of container. I love the English toffee flavored cappuccino drink mix by Hills Bros, so I have a ton of empty containers just waiting to be re-purposed. I decided to use one to make a container for a "Girl's Night Out Fund" (grown-up speak for "piggy bank," LOL) to give to a friend of mine.

I used Joyce and Marcy for my image, and colored them in with copic markers. I layered the image using the Nestabilities Label 4 dies, and attached it to my container with pop-dots. The fun dp is Colorful Disco Fever by KI Memories (try saying that 5 times fast!). The crocheted edging was a dollar bin find at Michael's. It was originally this awful shade of fuschia, but I colored it with my copic markers to coordinate with the rest of the project.

Now back to the Blog Hop details...................

The blog hop will run from 12pm to 11pm EST on the InStyle Stamps forum. There will be contests with prizes throughout the day on the blog hop thread on the forum, so be sure to stop by and stay to chat a while!

After you've hopped through the design team's blogs, don't forget to go to the InStyle Stamps blog to leave us a comment and vote for me. Oops! I mean, vote for your favorite project. LOL. By doing so, not only will you be entered to win the grand prize, but you will also be helping us decide which design team member wins a prize too! You have until 11:59pm EST on Saturday, April 25th to enter, and the winners will be announced on Sunday, April 26th.

What are you waiting for? Start hopping!

Kim D.
Kim G.

Thanks for stopping by!


Kim Dellow said...

Oh boy - I need one of those! I love it. Kim

Risa said...

Your altered container is super cute and I so LOVE your image! I love the way you blend the cheek blush ...very soft and natural looking!

Tonya said...

This is so cute. Love that image and great altered container.

Vicky said...

This is so cool Melissa! I love that image and you did a great job coloring it!

mycardz said...

Great idea! Love your coloring of the image too, very cute!

Maria said...

Hey Melissa!! Awesome job on your container. I love the idea of a piggy bank. I sure do need to learn to save so I can have a lot of money to buy more stamps!! LOL! Beautiful job with coloring the image and the dp is fantastic! Such a fun and creative project!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Lisa F said...

Great idea - I "need" one of those piggy banks too!

Jodi said...

Wow, this is so cute!! Great idea! Love your coloring on that cute image!
Jodi =)

SusanBluerobot said...

that is soo cute love the idea

Kim said...

Melissa what a gorgeous piggy bank! :) I need a girls night out fund saver too! Fab idea!
Hugs~ Kim

Cathy said...

I love your tin!! So cute!! This image is just so cute!!


Sandy said...

Great project, Melissa!! The image is adorable and is perfect for a girls night out fund.

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