Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mini Watering Can for Mother and Exciting News!

My project for today is for Sharon's (notimetostamp) weekly Friday challenge: "Just a Little Thing," to make a small, tiny gift for Mother's Day!

I've held onto this little (3 1/2" high) watering can that I purchased from Michaels just for today! One fresh daisy inserted in the top would be a perfect touch, but alas, no daisies here! In any case, this would make a quick and easy project!

I began by making a border for my watercoloring can with a Martha Stewart Picket Border punch, punching out Stampin' Up's retired Marigold Morning cardstock. (Check out Joan Fricker's Monday Sale at her blog, you may find this border punch there!) I then layered a strip of May Art's ribbon over the fence border. I purchased my May Art's Ribbon from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, found here.

Stampin' Up's "Stampin' Around Blooms & Bulbs" wheel provided my little seed packet images. I rolled my Blooms & Bulbs wheel across my Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, applying it to Neenah's Natural White cardstock. I then colored my images with numerous Copic markers, before cutting them out to apply them to the can with red sticky tape.

I finished off the can with more May Art's ribbon, along with a linen thread tied seed packet hanging as a mini tag.

If you participate in the ssnotime86 "Just a Little Thing" challenge, please link your project back to Sharon's blog!

Check out these tiny treasures from the other gals:

Sharon, Janine, Julie, Jennifer, AJ, Becky, Tammy, and Barb, May's Guest Designer.

Well, my exciting news is this: I have been offered a spot on the Stamp Simply design team! Thanks so much to Sharon and the ladies for the pleasant welcome! I'm certain I will enjoy working with everyone!

Have a great Friday!


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is just fabulous, Deb -- I love it! What an adorable *little thing* -- GREAT take on the challenge!!! So glad to have you!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I love your pretty watering can, Deb! Congrats on the DT spot! I finally started a blog, if you get a chance to check it out.

I'd love your thoughts, ideas, or suggestions!

Darlene said...

What an adorable project ... great job!! Congrats on becoming a part of Sharon's DT ... I'm jealous!! Enjoy!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Such a cute idea, and the little picket fence border is the perfect touch! Welcome to the team! I'm excited to have you join us!

Connie M. said...

Congrats on your DT spot, Deb! Well deserved!!

Your little watering can is way adorable too!!

Dawn B. said...

Deb this is so cute. I love this. Congrats on your dt news. That will be a terrific opportunity..

Janine said...

This is just the cutest Deb!! And Yahoo!! I am so glad that you are part of the team... Have a great weekend!!