Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Papertrey Peeps Challenges

Happy Tuesday. The week has definitely started off with a bang and I mean that literally! There was an explosion at one of our neighborhood power plants last night and we lost power for about 2 hours. Thankfully the power was not out longer than that because it was almost 100 degrees yesterday. We don't realize how important electricity is until we don't have it. They are still trying to find out what the cause was but fortunately no one was hurt.
I have also been having problems with my migraines again. I have had atypical vestibular migraines for years. They had been doing better but the other night I had what I think was my first visual aura. I was just sitting watching TV when I started having issues with my vision. It kept getting worse and then I started seeing what look like lightening. Very scary. I am assuming it was just another variation to my migraines because I was able to get it to stop once I went in a dark room and took my migraines meds but I am going to the eye doctor this afternoon just to make sure. It has also been over 4 years since my last eye exam too so maybe this was someones way of trying to tell me it was time to go. Hopefully the rest of the week will be less eventful.
Today I am sharing a project with you that is for Lori and Linda's Papertrey Peeps challenges. Lori's was to use the colors red and green without it looking like Christmas. Linda's challenge is a travel theme. This is what I came up with

A personalized luggage/bag tag! I started by cutting the tag shape out of the green polka dot paper from the Pretty Pastels paper pack. Next I stamped the solid airplane with Pure Poppy Ink on Stampers Select white cardstock then cut it out. After that I used the new cloud dies from Papertrey Ink and cut out the cloud shapes from more Stampers Select White cardstock then ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Sizzix dot embossing folder. I stamped the banner with the new Simply Chartreuse Ink then I discovered that the PTI Simple Alphabet letters fit perfectly in the banner so I stamped the name Jack. (If Emilia had been a boy that would have been her name!) I printed out the recipients contact information on a separate piece of cardstock then added it to the back. After piecing it all together I needed to find a way to make the tag waterproof but could not find a premade luggage tag that would fit so I made my own by sewing a pocket from page protectors. A piece of Pure Poppy Ribbon finishes it off.
That's if for now. I hope to be back soon with more things to share. Until then I hope the rest of your week is a great one and thanks for stopping by!

24 comments:

Keva said...

That's so cute! I love the colors and they SO don't look like Christmas...

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This is adorable! What a great idea and how cute that is too.

Beth said...

Terri I love your luggage tag and nope doesn't look Christmassy at all.
Hope your migraine is better but you are doing the right thing by having your eyes checked also.

Diane Jaquay said...

The luggage tag is adorable Terri! What a great use of that stamp :) Hope you're feeling better soon, I've never had a migraine myself but I hear they can be really awful :(

Aimes said...

Aha! Way to combine those challenges, Terri and what a fabulous idea! I love that tag!
I really hope you're feeling better - I've only had a taster of 'em and one taste was enough!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Linda said...

How clever can you get!! This is fabulous. I love everything about it. And your stitching is fantastic. Wow, can you tell I'm really, really impressed?!

Linda said...

PS. I was so excited I totally forgot to say I hope your headaches go away. Eye exam is a great idea. You don't want to fool around when it comes to your sight. Hope the prognosis is good. And I'm still smiling about that tag!!

Sue Ann said...

Super cute and great idea to make a luggage tag!!! Sorry you are not feeling well ........

Rhonda said...

How clever you are to combine the 2 into a fabulous project!!

I so hope the migraine goes away soon. I can't imagine how that must hurt. Hugs!!

peggysue said...

Good for you for combining challenges! And in such a great idea too, very useful! Sorry to hear about the migraines, I don't get vision related ones, just please-cut-my-head-off ones. Good for you for going to the doctor!

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is sooo cute and very creative!

Pat said...

Great idea. You'll definitely find your luggage with this tag. Great take on the challenge.

Jennifer Carter said...

What a great project! You did great with the challenges!

Sharron said...

Wow, clever, cute and so original! Love your little tag!
Hope you feel better soon. I can only imagine how awful it must be to have migraines. Glad you are also getting your eyes checked. Take care! Hugs......

Jackie Pedro said...

This is darling, Terri! I'm glad you're feeling better....nothing worse than a migraine!

Heather P. said...

Hope you're feeling better, Terri! *HUGS*

Love your tag, it's so adorable! :)

Laurel said...

This is really cute! i would love to make myself one but have no idea to sew so I can't think of any way to make it waterproof! You think you might sell these on etsy (hint hint)! I would definitely be interested in buying one for myself and my son!

Crossing my fingers for you to have an event FREE rest of the week!

Barbara said...

Adorable! Perfect take on both challenges!

Amy said...

What a great tag!! I really like your "dotted" clouds!! Great idea!

Susan said...

Oh my is that just too cute!!!

Nerina said...

Love your tag - and the way you combined these challenges!! It's beautiful!

I'm so sorry to hear about your migraines - they sound really dreadful - it's a good idea to check out whatever triggers you can - maybe a solution will be found!! Hope so!

BethieJ said...

Terri this turned out so CUTE! What a FUN idea!!!!
Sorry to hear about the explosion that is scary!
Happy Friday!

Cammie said...

Great project, Terri! Sorry to hear about the migraine.

Lori said...

I love how you combined the challenges Terri!! I've been thinking of making a luggage tag, LOVE yours!!! :)