I really didn't think that I'd be doing THREE HECs, let alone a whopping twelve!! :) It's very exciting to me and I want to thank all of you for participating! I've done these for one full year and, while that's not a huge deal for some of those other better-known blogs who have been doing challenges for EONS, I'm still pretty stoked. ;) Thank you all for coming along this journey with me!
But enough sentimental stuff... let's get to the challenge, shall we!
You read the title... "From the Kitchen Of" and you wonder... "Hmm...what does Ted have in that diabolical mind of his?!" Well, I have coffee on the mind! (Who doesn't? ;) )
But really...I've been wanting to do this challenge since I started HEC last year... but November seems as good a time as any for us to be thankful for what we have stored in our pantries. And yes... I want you to go look in your pantry for this challenge! (If you don't have a pantry, a cupboard or cabinet will do! Heck... go to a nearby grocery store!) Here's what you'll be doing for this HEC:
You're going to go to your kitchen and find something (ANYTHING that's food or kitchen consumable related) and use that as your inspiration. Preferably, I want it to have a label or some brand or something on it so you can use it as your inspiration.
Perhaps you're looking at your C&H sugar bag and want to do some pink and white with the sentiment "Caring & Hugs" (for C&H, get it?)... or maybe you're looking at the macho guy on the Bounty paper towels and want to some red plaid masculine card? Once you see what I did, you'll understand. (I hope!)
I looked in my pantry and found this... my trusty Folgers decaffeinated coffee!
I thought at first, "Whoa... green...yellow....brown... yeah, I'm not so sure about that combo." But then I realized this IS a challenge, after all, and went to Starbucks..... I mean town. I went to town!" ;)
I wanted to do a boxed set of cards (you'll understand why in a moment) and if I'm doing to use coffee as my inspiration... why not go all the way?!
And you know what? This color combination doesn't look half bad! :)
There are inside sentiments: "You're tea-riffic", "Your kindness warms my heart", "Thanks a latte", "We're the perfect blend", and of course "how've you bean?" :P
And they're a perfect boxed set of six (6) cards. Now, what to do with them?
Give them away, of course! :) To one of you lucky participants! (U.S. addresses only, please)
Now, I know what you're saying. "Wait! Ted, that's all fine...but what about the usual $10 PTI gift certificate?!" Not to worry. I'm under no illusion that these cards I made are better than ANY Papertrey Ink Gift Certificate! :) So, the usual TEN DOLLAR PTI GIFT CERTIFICATE IS ALSO UP FOR GRABS! In fact, if you do win and choose NOT to take these, I would more than understand. There are SO many more better card artists out there than I am... I'm not that delusional. ;) But I wanted to offer them as a special thank-you for this anniversary edition.
So, get to your pantry, find an item... PHOTOGRAPH IT PLEASE...and include it in your blog along with your pantrylicious project! ;)
Here are the normal guidelines which you've grown to love:
1. You will post a photo of your project on your blog or gallery.
2. You will then need to copy the URL of the BLOG POST (not your blog, but the actual post where you're featuring the project).
3. Add the URL and your NAME to the INLINKS below. :)
4. In your blog post, please add a link to this post and direct others to this post so that they may participate!
5. The deadline is Friday, November 26, 2010 by around 3:00 PM PST.
6. I will choose a random number/winner then and post it.
7. The winner will have until Friday, December 3 to email me at happilyevercrafter at gmail dot com. If I don't receive an email by then, I'll re-draw a number and so on.
8. Only one entry per person, please. :)
Oh! One more thing: If you do win, I'll need you to email me your postal address so I'll have a place to where I can send the boxed cards. If you don't feel comfortable sharing that, I understand! :) (Unfortunately, I'll only ship the boxed cards to U.S. addresses... no offense at all!)
Happy pantry/cupboard harvesting! :)
Happily Ever Yours,