Flashback to 2006

Back in 2006, Nicole Steiman, owner of The Artbar in The Artist's Village located in downtown Santa Ana asked me if I would like the chance to be published in a "make it in minutes" book she was writing for Lark Books titled Quick & Clever Gift Wraps.  I was over the moon that she would ask and of course took on the challenge.  There were many entries and Nicole told us all that it was not up to her which projects would be chosen to get published.
The first project I submitted was a baby girl 6-pack gift carrier.  About a month later, Nicole told me that the publishers stated there were not enough items related to baby boys and would I mind creating another one (in 2 days!)  

I thrive on challenges and work pretty well under pressure, and of course I didn't want to pass up the chance to get my entry in the book! :)

Well, it paid off - my Baby Boy 6-Pack made the cut for the 2007 publication!
I used decorative papers including paintable embossed wallpaper, gingham ribbon, pompoms, and rubber stamps of a baby footprint and handprint to "paint" imprints on the container.

Inside the 6-pack I placed a teddy bear, a onesie, wash cloths, a baby bottle, teething ring and large decorative diaper pins.
Just another way to upcycle those 6-pack containers.  But WAIT!  What about those Starbucks 4-packs? 
Don't forget, the month of May is Inspiration Emporium's packaging challenge.  Stop by our blog and join in the fun to win $50 in Emporium dollars!  The challenge started this past Friday and will end on June 5th at midnight.  We all have "throw away" packaging so what are you waiting for - upcycle or recycle!
* See previous post for my upcycled art supply carrier


Nancy Lynn said...

Congratulations on being published. The project is wonderful. Can't wait to see what you do on your next project. I loved the Blue Moon container. Happy Mother's Day.

Createology said...

Very exciting news. Congratulations on your being selected and published. Your boy themed carrier is wonderful. Looking forward to the 4pack alterations. Happy Mother's Day...

Basement Stamper said...

Fabulous job on the publications, your project is absolutely darling!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh Sherry, you make such fabulous art! I just quickly browsed your blog and signed on as a follower so I can keep up with what you are doing. Just beautiful work and I'm sure to get oodles of inspiration here!

I wanted to thank you for the link to my blog candy post that you placed on your sidebar. I so appreciate your support and your help getting the word out about my new endeavor. Good luck in the shopping spree drawing!


Minxy said...

Oh congrats on your publication hun, a lovely little project X

Charmingdesigns said...

So cool. I LOVE your header!!!