Thursday, August 14, 2008

a challenge

First of all...thank you guys for being so patient with me while we were gone. I appreciate you posting nice comments! Since I neglected the art side of my blog I decided to give you two things I made yesterday and one silly picture of me. Ready?

First, Dreamer extraordinaire, Katie, challenged her "dream team" to re-purpose the container that had brads in it. So, I took the sweet and easy road and made mine into, what else? A M&M holder! I used the paper, ribbon, and one stamp from the September SNS kit added some brown and green M&M's and I am all set to brighten someones day with this! For relatively little work you get a big "how cute" from this, huh?

Then the card...the card is also from the September SNS Kit. I must admit that the bird is kicking my butt. I can't color it the way I'd like and it is a large image which I always have problems with so a double whammy for me! Everything on the card is from the kit (except the ink of course). Isn't the paper just adorable? And, see? I used more flowers! Go Lorie!

And finally...a silly picture from me with a Bison at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. Yep, my smile is fake because even dead those animals are huge and creep me out a little! Nice sunburned nose, huh? Oh, and, yes it looks weird but I'm clutching my camera's lens cap in my hand so I don't loose it. I should have just put it in my pocket.
So, there you have it! A long post with several pictures but I hope you enjoyed it!

Come back tomorrow to see my project for the 3 Little DReaMs Friday challenge. It is one I think you guys will like. Dani has really done a great job this month!

Have a super Thursday everyone!

17 comments that make my day!:

Dani said...

Love the M&M holder! Still trying to work mine out... LOL!
I love the card, so pretty!
You look just thrilled to be there with that big hairy beast!;)

Jen said...

Very cute M&M holder! And the card looks great! I think your hairy friend there looks rather nice... Nice and BIG!! ;-)

sparkplug17 said...

Love your card and m&m holder! Glad you had a good time in my home state! :)

Thea said...

Great projects :) The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center looks great. Love the historical stuff! We did part of the trail last summer in Nebraska (Ash Hollow, Windlass Hill etc).

Check out my blog for your award!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Oh my gosh is that BISON huge. We went to exotic animal park in Co. this summer and the lobby was filled with stuffed dead animals..I am with you they scare and creep me out. Love the idea of the m & m recycling the brad box! I love recycling containers. People in my office are always bringing me stuff..

Martha said...

great job using the container.

Katie Skiff said...

I love that too!! OMG!! I can't want to make these now too! You rock,....and your friend there is cute too! LOL...

Diane said...

Love the M&M holder! I guess you forgot to cream up your nose,lol!
Wow he is big isn't he!!! I wouldn't be too brave either even though he's not alive.
Your card is lovely Lorie!

Diane said...

I nominated you for an award on my blog,so please come by to check it out! Hugs,Diane

Catherine said...

and i just threw 2 of my brad holder yesterday...time to check my trash...LOL! too cute!

Chrissy D said...

VERY, VERY CUTE Lorie!!!! I want m&m's!!! YUMMMMM.... Love the picture of you with that Bison. It makes me smile. I have a picture of Ariel that is similar! :) I will have to see if I can dig it up. Have a great night!

Courtney said...

You are too funny! You look like that bison is about to lick your hand or something! lol!

LOVE, love love the projects. I think you did super fabulous with that bird, darling. Just fabulous!

And don't get me started on those m&m's. Chocolate, baby!

Bev said...

WOW! Now I have to save all my wrappers! The repurpose treat is amazing. A girlfriend of mine made a b-day card for me out of an old package, it was thinner though. So cute!

And the look on your face TRYING to "pet" the buffalo is just hilarious!!

TFS!

tyrymom29 said...

The M&M holder looks so yummy and The card is so beautiful !!! !

That Bison looks sooo big and scary!!! Cute pic!!!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

What a great idea for the package! I take it you like m&m's? :) I saw some "Premium M&Ms" at Target the other day and thought of you. I haven't tried them yet, but they had some interesting flavors. Cute pic with your new friend too. :)

Lori Barnett said...

AACK!!! What is that monster???!!!!??? NOT YOU silly...that big brown beast! ha ha ha ha. Just kiddin' Hey...I want to reach through my screen and grab those m&m's!! uuummmm...chocolate!

Beedubya said...

Aaaaahghh! LORI!!! Look out behind you!