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Valentine’s Treat

¬† I participate in a local swap every month with a great group of ladies. I will definitely miss meeting with them at Panera Bread every month for an evening of good food, good company, relaxed conversation and wonderful swaps!! I truly hope I’m able to do something like it when I get to Florida but with definitely miss my girls here in Maryland.

For the month of January we had a love/ valentine’s etc theme. I decided to create a little 3-D gift. I used the Big Shot and the Matchbox Die to create this cute little box which is big enough to hold 4 hershey minis. I chose to put heart shaped chocolates in my box ūüôā

To decorate the box I used the Petals of Plenty embossing folder and the large Heart Punch to create the heart in the background. The Best Friends cardstock sticker came from an old Scrappin Kit that I had. You can use any type of personalization here. I also added some little pearl accents at the bottom just for a little added touch.

You can purchase supplies for this project at my website or by contacting me at or (410) 476-7757


Trick or Treat!!

I created these little treats for Wesley’s Class. I hope that they like them ūüôā

They use the 1×8 cellophane bags available in the holiday mini which I filled with a Halloween¬†pencil, a twizzler¬†and a pixie stix. The toppers¬†use the Frightful Sight Designer Series Paper and the Spooky Bingo Bits Stamp set. The Bingo bits are available in the Spooky and Jolly and are perfect for making little Halloween and Christmas favors!! The “Happy Halloween” is a saying from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and is a very versatile¬†set with many different sayings for every occasion.

Crop Out Diabetes Blog Hop ~ Movie Inspired Project Challenge

Over at the Sweet Sassy Diva blog the challenge is to do a project that is inspired by a movie. Well Wesley is my child that saves money he gets instead of spending it as soon as he gets his hands on it. He asked for something to keep his money in. Last night while cleaning out the den we found this.

As you can imagine my 6 year old son was not too keen on the idea of carrying that around although the size and handle make it perfect for him. lol So for my project I tranformed a Mary Jane tin into a pirates treasure chest. The movie that inspired this was of course Pirates of the Carribean, one of my favorites. I used some Pirates of the Carribean stickers that we found at dollar tree.

On the front of the tin I used Always Artichoke as the base. I matted the Jack & Will sticker with more mustard and used the frame stickers and the sayings Pirates Treasure. I added 2 pennies as they were the closest thing I have to gold coins. LOL

For the back of the tin I again used Always Artichoke for the base. I then used Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper on the left side to give it a little more color. This piece has some script on it so I thought it was kinda piratey. lol I matted the pirate emblem with More Mustard. I used a frame from the sticker pack in the middle and added more pennies to the back. The W is for Wesley and is stamped in Chocolate Chip with the W from the Broadsheet Alphabet set. This is a GREAT set for Monograms!

Diabetes Blog Hop Challenge~ Alter Anything

At Thinking with Ink the challenge is to alter anything. Big or small, doesn’t matter just alter something. I choose to alter a mini notebook because I really need to start getting myself organized and a little book for my to-do list will be a great step in the right direction.

The notebook is just a little one that came in a pack of 3 I think from Walmart. I started by mounting a piece of Pacific Point Cardstock to the front of the notebook. I then cut a piece a little smaller from our Blueberry Crisp Designer Series Paper and punched the top and bottem edge with the Scallop Trim Border Punch. I centered it on the pacific point CS. Then I punched a Pacific Point Decorative label and centered it on the DSP vertically. I stamped to do with my Sweet Shoppe Alphabet lower set with basic gray onto very vanilla CS.¬† I then punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch, sponged the edges with basic gray¬†and centered it on the pacific point label, horizontally. I cut the butterflies with more paper from the Blueberry Crisp DSP line with my Embosslits Butterfly Wings.¬† I didn’t pop anything up with dimensionals for this project because I know I will be carrying it in my purse and didn’t want to tear anything up as I know I would. LOL

Crop Out Diabetes Blog Hop~ Sweet Free Goody Bag

At the Snug as a bug blog the challenge is to make a goody bag for the kids for Valentine’s Day that doesn’t involve sweets. We don’t do sweets for Valentine’s either. Neither of my boys have diabetes but I just think kids get way too much sugar these days so we go the non sugar route. This year Wes is giving his classmates bug valentines with bug tattoos and a stretchy monkey so I made a topper for those goodies.

For this topper I used whisper white to cut the Top Note and folded it in half.  For the background I stamped the Heart strings with Pink Piroutte. I stamped these at a slight angle and stamped the entire half of the top note. I the punched a scallop circle with Real Red Cardstock. The flamingos are stamped in Pink Piroutte and punched with a circle punch. I then sponged the edges of the circle with real red ink. I popped up the flamigo circle on the red scallop with dimensionals. Last I stamped the Love You with real red and punched out with a small oval. I sponged the oval with pink piroutte and also popped it up with dimensionals. All of the stamps used in this project are from the Valentine Defined stamp set from Our Occasions Mini.