JAI #23

Afternoon everybody, 
Last week we in Australia had a new Prime Minister!
Wow! And its our first WOMAN Prime Minister – Julia Gillard! It happened all of a sudden in a matter of 2 days! A sudden change in leadership in the labour party and ta da…. new Prime Minister! Although I am happy about the Woman Prime Minister persay! I am totally unhappy about how the change happened all of a sudden and lot of other things which I do not want to discuss here on my blog. Its politics and it stinks!
Anyway, this post has nothing to do about politics…..
but to share my entry for Just Add Ink challenge this week. This week’s challenge is to Just Add Pattern Paper!
Here is my takes on the challenge
This tote is made using the box that stamp sets come in. Its a clear box and looks absolutely beautiful. I have a box of these boxes. Never throw them away. I recycle them especially when you need to give somebody a set of cards or tags… its a nice package. Ok, I cut the box in half and lined the inside of the box with pattern paper and attached the ribbons for handles and added a diecut tag in the front. The Tote can hold about 5 cards and envelope. The pattern paper is from old stash. I just like it and its been with me for past two years.The stamps are from PTI including the die for the tag on the front. Rhinestones from Kaisercraft and the ribbon is from SU. And a second one…
Its a little purse I made using Sizzix Die. Amy, my friend was kind enough to let me borrow her die to make this one. I love this pattern paper. Not sure what the name of this pattern paper collection is, as it was from Amy’s stash. We have awesome craft and chat sessions at her house once a week.Its so nice to have her as my neighbour as we borrow each other’s stuff and chat about various technique… its fun!
The flowers are from SU’s Vintage Vogue which I stamped using SU’s Rich Razzleberry and Elegant Eggplant,handcut and layered with SU’s brads. Ribbon is from PTI.
I like open ended challenges as it helps to be more creative and think outside the box. Thanks once again for the challenge. Thanks for stopping by! 

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