Sunday, January 5, 2014

My First Sentimental Sundays Post

A few short weeks ago I was asked to join the Design Team at
I can't tell you how flattered and excited this invitation made me!

I've had a great time getting to know the other gals on the DT over the past few weeks.  In all honesty, I have to wonder if I wasn't included in this group by mistake.  These are tremendously talented ladies!  I need to step up my game a bunch to keep up.....and I'm thrilled to have the incentive to expand my horizons.

This week we have a fantastic theme for you!
Make It New
Let's see what you can alter.

Our sponsor this week is

I've had this CD carrier for quite some time intending to transfer my ProMarkers into it.  When I was given the chance to choose an image from A Day for Daisies to use for this challenge and saw the "Painter's Pallet" I knew it was time to take the plunge.

This idea was not my original.  I saw this video where the incredibly talented Robyn shared someone else's idea.  So this is now 3rd generation greatness!

The color tabs on the tops of my ProMarkers were cut using an EK Success 3/8" punch.  I first colored small squares on a strip of Neenah Solar White cardstock.  ~That's the paper I color on most often.  In order to get a true color representation, it's important to use the paper you're going to be stamping on.~  After the squares were colored, I ran the strips of cardstock through my Xyron Sticker Maker.  Then the circles were punched.

My immensely supportive hubby made this color chart according to my specifications.  (Not that I'm picky or anything, of course.)  Each of the CD sleeves in my carrier will hold 7 ProMarkers and I wanted to maintain the Letraset order of markers.  He even added numbers to each of the boxes.  I put the numbers on the color tabs of each marker.  This makes locating and replacing my markers so much easier.  If you decide to use this storage system and would like this chart, just email me.

You can see in the photo above that I only slightly altered the case.  (But this project has completely altered my coloring sessions!)
The image was printed and colored on Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I used Cricut Plantin Schoolbook to cut "Create" next to that gorgeous pallet.  Paper Temptress' amazing Mirror Reflective cardstock was placed behind the image layer.  I trimmed the rhinestone heart sticker to frame Create.  Small square silver brads were added to the corners.

You can find my ProMarker case in the following challenges:
A Day for Daisies -- Anything goes
Crafty Hands -- Anything goes
Inky Impressions -- Anything goes

As I was punching the color tabs for my markers, I fell in love with the strips of papers.  They're just so graphic and colorful.  Instead of tossing them, I made a quick card with them.  Actually just half of them; the others will find their way onto another project at some point.

You can find this card in the following challenges:
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge -- Anything goes
Fairy Tale Challenges -- Recycling
Art Impressions -- Expect the unexpected

This was a great way for me to begin my time on the
Sentimental Sundays Design Team.
I absolutely love my project!
Now it's your turn to go alter something.
Have fun with it!!

Below are the items used to make this project.


  1. Happy New Year and welcome to the Sentimental Sundays family.
    I LOVE this idea and your box turned out exceptionally beautiful!!! Now I just need to get motivated to get organized.

  2. Your beautifully organised markers put me to shame!! Great project, love the card too - waste not, want not!

    Victoria x

  3. Great idea Roberta! Hey, just want to say many thanks for all your inspiration from one OWH sista to another. Your work inspired me to seek out Design Team placements and now I'm on 5. Got offered Sentimental Sunday but I'm way over my head already! thanks for all your inspiration and fabulous work. Good luck in your new design team position!

  4. What a terrific idea. And the case is really awesome too. Love your colors.


  5. Great Idea and your card is fab to, thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge..
    Suzy B

  6. girl this is awesome!!!!! :)

  7. This is different and I love it. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 10: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  8. Fabulous idea.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT.

  9. What a great start of your new DT post (big congrats by the way). It really turned out perfectly. The image and wording, works beautifully. The colour chart, the dots, everything works! I bet this makes it soooooo much easier to get at your colours, I have been meaning to finish (yes i did making pen storage, as its such a pain routing through a box or bag, that I waste too much precious colouring time lol...More importantly I loooovve the fact you used your spot less (see what I did there:p ) strips, just shows how wonderfully creative you are as the card looks so bright and cheery. Big hugs xx

  10. Fantastic project Roberta & what a great idea :o)
    Fellow Teamie, Tracey

  11. What an awesome recycling ideas. I really love the how you've created the card. Great Job! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  12. clever idea! thanks for joining us on CraftyHands

  13. You did a pretty fab job! I am such a lazy bum, I'd rather stuff all the pens and markers in one can! LOL


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