Thursday, May 27, 2010

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #4

Hi Stamping Friends!

Welcome to the fourth week of the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge!  This week we are celebrating Memorial Day, the holiday that kicks off the summer season here in the U.S.  Do you know the origins of Memorial Day?  It originally was called Decoration Day and is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.  You can find out more by checking out this blog: Memorial Day History.  Memorial Day always reminds me of my maternal grandma.  Every Memorial Day we would go to her house, pick some Sweet Peas that would be blooming in her backyard, then take her and my grandpa and go place the flowers on the grave of my uncle (their son) that was killed in the Korean Warwhen he was only 19 years old.  What a beautiful memory.  I wish I lived close enough to place flowers on their graves this Memorial Day.  This inspiration photo also reminds me of my grandma, because she always made homemade pies every Saturday.  YUM!!  I had a lot of fun with this Stampin' Celebration Inspiration pic.


I really liked the letterpress "Good Grub" invite.  I tried to mimic that with this invitation.  I used the sketch over at the Mojo Monday blog.  This is sketch #140.  The little pop of yellow also caught my eye.  Lots of fun colors in this inspiration piece.  I chose to use Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, and Summer Sun.  So glad that Riding Hood Red is coming back as a core color.  I love that shade of red.


I thought it would be fun to create a little gift bag for all your BBQ/picnic guests.  A brown paper lunch sack makes a great "countrified" bag.  Fill with fresh cherries, popcorn, anything for your guests to remember your gathering long after they have gone home.


Another item every BBQ/picnic needs is utensils.  This holder was made using the Pillow Box die.  I just cut the top off of one end, wrapped my utensils in a napkin and placed them inside, all nice and cozy like.  I like this combo of Kraft, Riding Hood Red, and Summer Sun.  Kind of looks like a bun with ketchup and mustard on it!

Make sure to check out the other Design Team members fabulous creations.  You can find links to their blogs by going to the Stampin' Celebration blog.  I hope you can play along with us this week.  Remember to enjoy all of life's celebrations!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Rochelle said...

Oh WOW Krystal! I love all of your projects this week! The ketchup, bun, mustard funny, but once you said that, it really does look like it! And great idea to use the pillow box for the silverware!

dlburgin said...

I love the treat bag. We have a "fabulous grand prize" on game nights here, but it's been a long time since I've done something special for the presentation. Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa said...

Adorable! I love all of your projects Krystal.

Tiina said...

Ver nice works! Love your card

LeAnne said...

FUN! I {covet} this silverware image!!! What a great project you made!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh my gosh what a darling bag, card and set of utinsels! :) Creative! :)

Heidi Baks said...

Love your take on this challenge, Krystal!

Allison said...

These are all awesome Krystal! The pillow box/utensil holder is such a good idea!

Renée said...

wow, Krystal! fabulous projects! I'm gonna have to keep these in mind for future events :)