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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Challenge #125. That's the ticket.

 Jana here - This fortnight I am challenging you to use your tickets. Use a ticket in your project, or make a project that was inspired by the phrase

"That's The Ticket".

My initial idea was to make a ticket reward system to encourage my 12 year old to clean her room, pick up her toys and read a little extra each day. She is way too into playing on the computer and watching TV. Anyhow, that will still happen, but it didn't for this challenge. I was trying to get my fabric organized, when I found myself frustrated with all of my fabric scraps. I honestly didn't know what to do with them.  AND then I had a "That's The Ticket" moment. I started to think hard and heavy about hexagons. And English paper piecing. Something I NEVER thought I would do. (Never say never, it'll turn around and bit you in the butt one day.) And now I have started using my scraps to make these:

I can whip out about 30 a night while watching TV. I am still not quite sure what I will do with them. Quilt. Pillowcase. Embroidery pouch. Composition notebook cover. Who knows. BUT right now I am thrilled to have found a use for my fabric scraps. Head over to Studio 312 for more pictures and some links to great projects made with hexies.
Stay tuned here because I WILL make that ticket reward system for my daughter. She really needs SOME form of motivation. And I'll add it to this post.
Let's see what all the other wonderful poobahs have come up with for this challenge.

Gini here -   I am Ticket Stash Poor but I do have an old Craft Stamper Magazine freebie Ticket to the Enchanted Kingdom stamp from years ago so that was my starting point.
This is a presentation golden ticket to Fairyland Park.
This plaque will have to go on the wall as I can't think of another way of displaying it as it is a decoration and a completely nonfunctional thingamajig.
But I am rather fond of thingamajigs :-)
What I used and how I made it instructions are on my blog

Electra here -  I did a LO about my father when he was (much) younger than I am now.  He worked for Warner Brother's pictures.  That's why Bugs Bunny is on the window behind him.  I always loved this photo of him.
(He's the handsome guy on the left.)

Kristen here - you are totally worth the risk and don't you forget it! I got some scratch off tickets tonight, only one was a winner. It did not win me enough to run off to the sunset filled beaches with my dh either. $5.00 what a rip off. It did make a nice base for a card about being worth the gamble. Have a wonderful week... and remember.. you are a WINNER!

Deena here - I used every ticket item I could find and then still went out and bought the ticket paper just cuz I thought it was cute...what can I say?  Usually I just go into the stash, but this paper was calling my name on Saturday afternoon and it was chopped up by diner time...the best way!

Rosemary here and I actually have ticket stamps so I was excited about this and had ambitions for ATCs and then when I sat down to work on them, the ATC Inspiration Fairy flitted off to someone else (sigh, perhaps you?).  So, I then was inspired to create for the Postcard 2012 challenge, I'm woefully behind on the countries and voila!  I had just the ticket for this challenge (oooh, bad pun eh?).  Okay, so one of the countries is Brazil and so I made the tickets I used souvenirs from a fancy dress ball.  For more details on this and to read more about the Postcard challenge, you are just going to have to visit my personal blog.  (you even can read the writing on the other side, as well as the next country for this challenge and it uses ticket tissue tape.  woo hoo)

You have until the end of Saturday 10 March to join in with your fabulous creation celebrating tickets. Add your blog post address to Mr Linky below.
If you would like to join in with a previous challenge we've set (life happens and lateness is absolutely fine, we don't mind a bit) just add your blog post address to Mr Linky below. Please make sure your blog post refers to the previous challenge you are entering so we don't get confused. 
We look forward to visiting you!

1 comment:

Deb Neerman said...

Fabulous eye-candy from the talented DT! Thank you for another terrific challenge, ladies!