The Etsy Inspired challenge this week is to find inspiration at PotatoPatch, which features clothing for infants and babies. The owner is a stamper at heart -- she carves potatoes and stamps the images on onesies and shirts. I knew I wanted to do something with the cute blue elephant because I had a sticker with a blue elephant. I was thinking about making a bookmark when I wandered over to SCS and found out -- horrors -- they'd had a VSN mini on Friday night and no one told me. One of the VSN challenges was to make a pull-treat box, but the hostess suggested using a bookmark if you didn't have any treats on hand. Was she reading my mind?
I kept everything simple, to meet the VSN time limit and because I'd never made one of these pouches before. I used stickers on the bookmark, pasting them on a pre-cut tag I had. I sponged lots of ice blue Colorbox chalk ink onto the tag to give it some color. The little "treat box" is pretty simple, but I made a bellyband to carry out the Etsy-inspired theme. The saying is spelled out from an Impression-Obsession alpha set, and the little elephant is from a DRS grabbag I bought at a stamp show a few years ago.