Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Blog: Countdown to CHA~ Wednseday be Inspired Challenge # 41

If you're ready to get your socks knocked off with some off the wall amazing creativity you MUST visit the Cuttelbug Challenge Blog to see what the DT has whipped up for this week's challenge.....using the new Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder!

This is my project for this weeks Be Inspired (Wednesday) Challenge...
I loved working with the Victoria folder ... it's swirls and flourish like pattern are so beautiful...

I found this oblong (11 x 4) acrylic frame at a craft store..and knew it would be ideal for my project...

The SU DSP is so wonderful...the colors so rich and deep...the prints so lovely...and SU's Cottage Wall DSP is beyond gorgeous...(I can tell it's going to be a fave of mine!)...

The note card holder part of this project is half of a clear (card) box covered and embellished with layers of DSP and Victoria embossed card stock.....some punched and a layered flowers..a little bit of bling....

then a fast wave of my magic wand...and... becomes a note holder!

(*I've tipped the frame/note holder upwards and back a bit to deflect a glare for the pic...but it the frame stands upright on it's own)

I'll be giving this to my Aunt Grace, who will be 89 this month...she is an amazing human more 69 than 89...someone who is precious and dear to me...and has been an important part of my life since my childhood...

She has been missing my Mom (her sister) since my Mom passed away at the end of March...and so...instead of putting a post-it note pad on the outside of the left of the frame..(as I first thought I might)..I opted to put a picture of my Mom in that spot...

Tomorrow I'll post the other part of this project...which will also be given to my Aunt Grace as part of her birthday gift.. the sure to visit the CBC Blog to see what the rest of the DT created this week...

you will be amazed..and inspired!

I promise!


  1. Love the way you spiced up that frame! Gorgeous project, with such a pretty photo, lovely flowers, and cool color palette!!


  2. This is gorgeous Michelle...tfs!!!

  3. So sorry about your mother, my mother passed away in February of 2008 :(

    What you've made is beautiful though

  4. Gorgeous project, Michelle!


  5. How clever! Great colors and details! Awesome job, Michelle! Blessings to you and to Aunt Grace!

  6. Michelle this is a gorgeous sweet gift for your Aunt Grace beautiful.

  7. thats GORGEOUS, Im sure shes going to love it!

  8. Lovely project, so thoughtful and gorgous. I bet your aunt will be thrilled. Can't wait to see the second half of the gift! TFS

  9. SO beautiful! Great colors. I know your Aunt Grace will LOVE it!

  10. This is just fabulous!! I love it!

  11. What a great idea!!! This is a wonderful gift. Nicely done :)

  12. This is just beautiful and I am sure that your aunt will love it for both the love that you put into it and the photo of your mom!

  13. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift for your Aunt Grace. I know she will cherish it!

  14. Awesome job Mish!!

    Sue Danko

  15. How pretty! Love that frame and your colors are beautiful!

  16. What a lovely, personalized gift idea. Beautiful colors and details.

  17. great gift set, its a great idea