I was surprised to see our challenge for week 1 for Scrappin' Moms Idol 2. It's about creating a 4 piece party set. Not that I'm new to this, but I felt quite nervous about the pop-up invitation. I've never made a pop-up card before so this was a real challenge for me. I've created lots of invitations before but this one was a tough one. I like to be hands-on when I organize parties for friends & family. I make it a point that my invitations will always be unique. But hey, I've never done a pop-up! So off I went researching through my craft books & the world wide web. First I had to think of a theme. I finally came up with something after hours of not sleeping. Seriously, I couldn't sleep because if this challenge. Thanks to the internet I managed to get lots of ideas. I have already finished the pop-up invite (Wow! I actually made it after 2 tries!), the table napkin ring, the giveaways, a party hat for the girls (the one for boys I'll probably finish tonight), the place mat. So that's actually 5 elements already. Too bad I can't post the pictures here yet. Not until the entire contest is finished. Got my fingers crossed... Hope I'll make it to the next round.
Before I end this post I thought I'd share some of the invites I created before so there'll be pictures to see on this post (hehe):