So, these are my projects for MM Idol Challenge # 4. The theme is party. And the challenge is to create something unique, use regular supplies in a unique way.
I chose the theme "BLOOM" ... you are invited to Bloom. It is a gardening party where guests and hosts plant seeds in pots to welcome Spring and to create a greener Earth. This theme is so close to my heart. Digging moist warm earth and watching seeds sprout is my favorite Spring activity. Now, my kiddos are hooked too. So, I took a picture of Nini holding up some seeds right before potting them and used it in my invitation.
The party decor was the most innovative idea on my part. I created a wind chime, yep, a working windchime, using Spring chipboard shapes, ribbon, flowers, brads, clips and mailbox letters. It was way hard to photograph as the breeze kept blowing it around...and then, I said to myself, hey, that's what it's supposed to do. I am very happy with the way it sounds when the mailbox letters touch each other and it really CHIMES...lol.
I can hook it above the potting table out of dirt's way also to make more room on the table or hang a few of them from shepherd's hooks or tree branches during the party and hope that it doesn't rain...lol.
It was difficult to photograph the windchime. Ashis helped. He held up a board to block the wind a bit. But you get the idea.
I planned the party favors to encourage guests to garden as well. I made each guest a potting/gardening journal/log to save the details of potting day, 1st sprouts, sun/shade requirement, watering schedule, etc. I put this with a couple of seed packets and pen in a small pail which I embellished to match.
Thanks to Making Memories, I pushed myself creatively...it is kinda satisfying to see how differently I have come to use my scrapbooking supplies. Once again, please visit http://www.makingmemories.com/mmidol/index.cfm and vote.And if you are voting for me, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH