Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Collage Cube Fun!
My kids and I and good friends of ours used to go to Letchworth State Park every October to take pics with the beautiful views and autumn foliage. We haven't done it in a few years because as my kids got older it was very hard to get everyone together for a good part of a day. My youngest is a senior in high school this year and my oldest a senior in college and I knew this could be the last time we have the opportunity to do this so I asked the boys to set aside a Sunday for me and they did. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. It was a very overcast and rainy day. The pictures weren't all they could have been (especially considering I was hoping to take senior pics of Ryan while there), but we had so much fun. We laughed more than we've laughed together in a long time. Short and sweet but one of my favorite trips there... thank you so much boys... it was a real gift to me.
Here is my Collage Cubes set, which is featured in this month's Rock The Block promotion and will be available for sale when the new Idea Book goes live in February. I'm showing three sides of the cubes... the other sides are mostly just covered in paper. The trickiest part of this project was decorating with fairly flat items so the cubes sit nicely in the tray... you know me and my embellishments! But even with a few buttons, sparkles, and chipboard pieces the cubes sit nicely on all sides. I used the background stamps to add design to the "F" and the "U" chipboard pieces and stamped a paisley on the "N" chipboard piece. I also liquid glassed all the letters including the inside of the "N" square. I cannot wait to see what YOU do with YOUR cubes! (Smells like a possible future challenge!)
I'll also take this opportunity to congratulate Ginny Maltbie! I drew Ginny's name for the challenge for November. Thanks to all of you who participated and I hope to have even more entries for December's challenge... a reminder to come soon.