Tuesday, October 7, 2008

created by courtney challenge #8

Good morning stampers! Today is Created By Courtney Challenge day! Today Courtney challenges us all tomake Anything But A Card. The other day I was visiting one of my absolutely favorite blogs, Pink Lemonade by Kerri Lee Sereika. She was the guest blogger for JustRite Stampers last week and made THIS absolutely beautiful Coronet. I just knew I wanted to try it even though I stink at flower arrangements.

I know the pictures aren't that good but even Todd likes this one. I used one of the pieces of designer series paper from the Autumn Vine paper pack from Stampin' Up! (in the Holiday Mini). I followed the directions as Keri wrote them (but, of course, it took me quite a few times to roll the paper correctly). I went to my dollar tree and got some flowers (which look better IRL too!) but they had nothing like Keri's so I had to improvise a little. I used SU!'s retired Whimsical Alphabet to stamp "welcome". It is stamped on a white top note (cut by my Big Shot and distressed with some Tim Holtz distressing ink) that was then cut down to layer on a more mustard top note. I used some more mustard grosgrain ribbon to attach my sign around to the back. After which I made a little hanger from another piece of grosgrain ribbon.

While it doesn't hang straight it is still pretty and I'm very pleased with my results. So, what do ya think? Kinda a neato project yes? If you try this or any other anything but a card projects post them on your blog or upload them to SCS with the keyword CBCC#8 then link them back to Courtney's blog HERE for a chance to win a little something from Courtney!

Don't forget to visit the other Challenge Chick's blog by clicking on their names that you'll find under the super cute chick in my side bar.

Oh, and I'll have birthday candy for you on Thursday so make sure you check back then too! Have a super Tuesday everyone!

23 comments that make my day!:

Courtney said...

Oh my! This is fantastic! What are you talking about? You're great at floral arranging! :)

Emily said...

Lorie, this looks awesome! What a fab idea. I love the fall colors. TFS!

Stacey said...

What a BEAUTIFUL coronet!!! Tonight we're having a 50th Bday Party for a friend/co-worker and I've been trying to figure out what I'd bring....I've figured it out!!! :) Thanks for sharing!!
-S

Stacey said...

What a BEAUTIFUL coronet!!! Tonight we're having a 50th Bday Party for a friend/co-worker and I've been trying to figure out what I'd bring....I've figured it out!!! :) Thanks for sharing!!
-S

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is great!!! I had some issues getting my coronet to stay straight...I adjusted the "levelness" of my ribbon and use two thumb tacks to hang it and voila!!! It now hangs straight!

Thank you Lorie for sending me the link to yours! You make me proud!

K

Chrissy D said...

Lorie- This is wONDERFUL! I love it!!! Great floral arranging too! TFS!

sari said...

that is absolutly adorable!!! I have to try to make one!! Love it!!!

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

OMG!! This is beautiful Lorie!! I LOVE the colors!! it looks fantastic hanging on your porch. It doesn't look crooked to me either!! It looks absolutely beautiful!! Great job!
Lorraine Castellon-Rowe

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Beautiful Lorie~ Fabulour job...I will have to try this. I am also a huge fan of Keri's. Have a wonderful morning. chris

Cindy Haffner said...

Lorie it's gorgeous, awesome job.

Catherine said...

this is awesome :)

Dani said...

This is gorgeous! So great, I'm gonna have to try one for my house! :)

Missy said...

That is beautiful. I love it. Great idea.
Thanks for catching my mistake on my blog as well.

Christi said...

This is fantastic sweetie!!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This is beautiful!!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is awesome! Nice work!

Sparkle said...

What a great project! It's so lovely!

Beedubya said...

This is really pretty Lorie! My MIL would LOVE this. Guess what, guess what? I ordered the big shot yesterday. Giddy, giddy, giddy UP!

Lori Barnett said...

I've never heard of a coronet. But it's really cute!!

Diane said...

So purty Lorie!!! I love this !

Michelle said...

What a great idea! I need to get some fall decorations out this week!

Jen said...

oooo... this is VERY Pretty! Nice job!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I absolutely love this. I wouldn't have thought of it!!! Great job!