Wednesday, April 6, 2011

{photo inspiration} TPV

We have a wonderful new challenge this week at The Paper Variety!  A photo inspiration challenge!

Imagine the possibilities! The colors, the patterns, the photo theme.  I love to see how crafters interpret photos for inspiration!  Check out the blog and see how the DT was inspired by this photo!

I went with the rain theme and the colors when I created my "Rainy Day" funds holder.  I generally keep a little money stashed in my dresser just in case.  Now I have somewhere special to keep it.

I used some older MME paper, an Echo Park cloud sticker, teardrop punched "rain", a few ribbon sun "rays" and of course, some twine and an SRM Sentiment Sticker.  The box itself is an upcycled note card holder I've been holding onto for a while knowing I would put it to good use one day!

Our sponsor this week is Studio Calico!  They are offering up a wonderful prize, an assortment of papers and embellies from one of their fabulous kits!

Please join us this week!  You have until noon EST, Tuesday, April 12 to link up your paper project.  Remember, it can be a layout, a card, an altered anything-just as long as paper is involved!  :)  If you would like to be considered for the Submission Spotlight, have your project linked by noon EST this Sunday.

I cant wait to see what you create!  Happy Wednesday, friends!


  1. This is so cute Jan! Love the ribbon as sun rays and the eyelets and twine to secure it!

  2. The "here comes the sun" inside the box...where one would see the $$$ - love that!! :) :) So cute to tie it together w/the twine! This project is adorable, Jan. :)

  3. Very clever Jan! I love it, and just might have to make myself one! ;-)

  4. Adorable project Jan - swooning over that cloud with the sun rays peeking out. So clever! What a cute inspo photo too. Count me in - now I need to get to work on something cute :)

  5. What a great inspiration piece and what a fantastic little project you created! Great stuff Jan!

  6. Great box!! i love the idea to keep some money saved for a rainy day!!
    Thanks for the lovely comments!

  7. OMG .. so very pretty and creative too. Love the colour palette .. great job Jan

  8. what a super neat idea! and I love the little message when you open the box! so creative!! :)

  9. Love the picture challenge and that box is adorable!! Love your work, Jan!

  10. That's a really cute box, Jan! And what a fab idea, to have a box with "rainy-day-savings".


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