Friday, October 2, 2009

Be Inspired! Ride along with Kelleigh Ratzlaff's blog hop!

Hey everyone! Long time no post! Yes, I know... I am hanging my head in shame over it. It's so easy to get in the habit of regularly posting but even easier to get OUT of the habit.

I'm posting today as part of a Blog Hop with Kelleigh Ratzlaff's Creative Team. What's a blog hop some of you may ask? Blog hop, also known as blog hopping is to move from one blog after another to read the entries, to leave comments and most of inspired!

I'm very fortunate to be able to work with Kelleigh Ratzlaff's designs. Kelleigh creates the best Hybrid templates for The Digichick.

All of Kelleigh's templates are easy to use! You just print on regular sized 8.5 x 11" paper. Her templates come with a "lines only" pdf files for printing on traditional scrapbook paper and cardstock, as well as the standard png and photoshop files for use with digi papers.

Now for my project.... When Kelleigh released this template a weeks ago, I saw it differently than the her CT members. The template I am talking about is her Daddy's Toolbox template set:

Here's what I saw (and finally made!):

These are Memory game cards that I made using Pamela Donnis' and Jan Hosford's collab Barnyard Blast kit. The cards are sized and fit perfectly in the barn!

The barn was created using a paper from the Barnyard Blast kit. After I printed my barn, I glued narrow white ribbon around the barn for my trim. The cards are the size of a standard playing card - 2.25" x 3.5". Once I created my sets of cards, I simply printed them out on paper, cut and glued them to colored cardstock to make them sturdier. (Thanks to Kari *karistamps* for posting the idea of creating a memory card game and using cardstock to make them sturdier!)

So, as you head off to see what Kelleigh's CT is up to, remember that a template is just that - a template. It's meant to fuel your imagination and creativity!

Here's the list of who is participating in the blog hop - go and be inspired!!!
LuAnn you are here!

Kelleigh is giving away the Perfect Pumpkin Template to one lucky person who comments on her blog so make sure you leave her a comment!!!

How cool is that? Good luck and thanks for stopping by! Oh, and I'm impatient - so my post is up. Most others have their blogs set to post Friday morning sometime.


Bogner's said...

your barn is too amazing. I bought this template a while ago for father's day gifts, but this is SUCH a great idea!

Julie said...

That barn game is wonderful! So cute! Love it!!

Dana Gustafson said...

This is sooooo cute! I love it!

Tracy Kosofsky said...

Can you hear my screams of delight???!??! This is the MOST ADORABLE PROJECT EVER!!!!

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

This is SUCH a creative idea! I love it!! I echo the screams of delight coming from Tracy. Better keep my boys away from the 'puter or they might expect me to make one of these!! LOL!

Laura said...

What a clever idea! I love it! I might have to make one for my daugher now!

Juli Fish said...

LuAnn - You are so creative and this project is absolutely adorable. I love that the memory cards aren't just a basic image- great idea!

mustangsarah said...

I love your barn. so cute.

Jacquie said...

They really are amazing.....such a shame i'm no good at the hybrid stuff........Thanks for sharing....i may even give the pumpkin a try....

Anonymous said...

At first I thought you used white paper for the borders, but it's ribbons! Genius! LOVE your idea, and can't wait to try this. My kids will love it!

Lucrecia said...

That is just adorable! I my have to make that for my nephew, he'd love it.