These photos just don't do it justice but you get the idea.
The lid slides out and I have covered it in dp. All dp was applied with modge podge and I used diamond
glaze to attach my red velvet ribbon. The bows were attached with glue dots.
For the inside I made a stamped candle with matching card, 4 dessert plates and little gift bags of various goodies.
I spent most of yesterday working on some homemade crafts for teachers gifts and hope to get them wound up tonight when I get home from work. I'll be back with pictures- so far I'm very happy with what I've accomplished- and it's only Monday. I still have until Friday, hahaha. No procrastinating here.
Todays card is for Sunshine Mondays which features a stamp from Sunshine & Giggles. This week I used the stamp entitled Snow Day! Doesn't this remind you of your childhood. My card is also for 2 challenges.
The first is the sketch challenge at the Midnight Madness blog. They provided the sketch as well as theme which is winter wonderland. The second challenge is over at Stamp Something. There theme is also Winter Wonderland.
For those of you that may have noticed, there was no Sunshine Monday post yesterday. But we're back today! Today we are happy to be taking part in the sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
Mel always comes up with the best sketches and this week the challenge is being sponsored by Sunshine & Giggles. The Sunshine gals are all participating in the sketch challenge so after you visit Tuesday Morning be sure to visit the design team for some great inspiration!
Here is this weeks sketch.
My card this week is a Christams card and uses the Little Guardian Angel stamp. I was trying to follow the sketch precisely but now that I look at it (my card) it kind of veers off a little. I couldn't get my little dove centered without covering my angel-anyhow here is my take.
This dp is absolutely beautiful but does not photograph well but I think you can see the pretty gold swirls. It also has deep burgundy and dark green running through it. The paper also coordinated quite nicely with my braided ribbon. In addition to the card I decided to making a corresponding project as a little gift and did a stamped candle.
While blog-hopping yesterday I discovered a new challenge-well new to me and the challenge this week was to make a decorated candle or candle holder. The challenge site is called Winter Wonderland. Lydia, one of the posters to the challenge has a great tutorial on using digital stamps for this purpose. If you have never done this and have a digital you would like to use be sure to check out her blog here.
Here is my candle to go with my card.
This is really a very simple technique and the outcome is just incredible to behold! Ok-incredible for me. I love when things come together easily.
Sunshine Monday project.
These are the cutest boxes once assembled! I used ric-rac ribbon on this one with the fun snowman paper(don't know who it is by). My image is called Hang On! from the current Christmas/Winter line at Sunshine & Giggles. This line is perfect for this project.
I will be back later, hopefully before Christmas, (hahaha) with a picture of all 22 assembled with their little goody bags. I think this will keep me busy over the next couple of weekends.
Sunshine and Giggles has also gone digital! The whole Christmas/Winter line is now available as digitals as well as in rubber. I had always said I prefer my rubber but since I started using digi's I am hooked. I love being able to resize them for various projects. Don't have that versatility with rubber, do ya!
Be sure to visit Sunshine's Design Team to see what they have to offer this week.
Melissa Nicole Joni Jennifer
Yesterday Jordan and I went to see the Michael Jackson movie "This is It". I was a fan back in the 70's and 80's- yes I am dating myself here! hehe. I must say the movie was very good. Despite all the negative's about Michael, there is no taking away from the fact that he was hugely talented! Watching the rehearsals and all the behind the scenes stuff that goes into putting on one of his shows was pretty amazing. It's a very sad loss.
Ok now on to my card. This is my entry for Sunshine Monday. I have no other challenges-this was just a quick card and I'm afraid not a very great picture. My camera's batteries were low and not another one in the house. I usually keep a stash but am out.
I actually used last weeks sketch from Friday sketchers that I never got around to using for their challenge. I love the simplicity of this sketch.
My image is, of course, from Sunshine & Giggles and is called All I Want Is....
I used my cuttlebug snow flake folder for the background and a few strips of scraps I found in my stash. This is a great sketch for using those left over pieces . My cardstock is from Stampin Up, green ribbon and the image is colored with my copics.
Be sure to check out the other sunshine girls creation.
Melissa Jenn Nicole Joni
I am also multi-tasking with this card today! It is covering 3 challenges. The first challenge is from Friday Sketchers who provided this awesome sketch.
The second challenge is a color challenge and was provided by Basic Grey Challenge and they asked that you use the colors green, red and blue. Yeah! I got to use my figgy pudding papers. This is my absolute favorite line from Basic Grey.
And my final challenge is for Stamp Something which asked that you bling it on! I am running low on bling but I did manage to add a little! I especially like the sparkle in my fibers. I can't tell you how long that's been sitting in my stash!
Isn't she the cutest! I colored her with my copics and cut her out for the tag. What I need is an air brush system! But for now cutting will work.
Cardstock: Stampin Up
DP: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
Image: Sunshine & Giggles
Rhinestones- K & Co.
Sentiment on vellum: Stamping Station
Be sure to stop & visit SAG design team to see what wonderful creations they have in store for you!
Joni Melissa Nicole and Jennifer.
Just a side note- poor Jenn won't be joining us this week as she is done with the flu. Yuck!! Hope you're feeling better soon!
Hope everyone is off to a wonderful week!
Another response I found is to buy a memory card reader that plugs into the computer. Really!I didn't even know they made these. So I thought ok that's what I will do on Saturday...though I really don't want to pay for more stuff. I decide to try googling my question again-reworded. Finally! I find a one sentence answer- the guy that responded to this persons question probably was going DUH! Plug your memory card directly into your computer! I didn't even know that was an option! It worked!! This process is much faster than the usb cable way! Lesson learned and no money spent! Did I just hear a collective voice of Duh's?! HAHA
So now I have a card for you! My card is for this weeks challenge at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge blog. I only recently started playing their challenges and love their sketches!! Here is this weeks sketch:
And here is my card:
I had in mind making a thanksgiving card with this image of Mummu but when I saw this gorgeus paper I decided to use it instead. This is still a thanksgiving card, for my mother, though not in the traditional fall colors. When you think of thanksgiving don't you also think of food! Mummu is going to have a very elegant thanksgiving dinner!
Cardstock - Bazzil
DP-Graphics 45, Domestic Goddess
Image- Mo's Digital Pencil
Charms & embellies- ?? (in stash)
Be sure to visit Midnight Madness for this weeks challenge and to check out their blog hop. All the design team members have put together some really awesome fall crafts!
Enjoy your weekend!
I did manage to use all but the yellow in cardstock....but you do see a little yellow in my laudry...in the image. hehe
The 2nd challenge is for this weeks Midnight Madness sketch challenge. I am really becoming addicted to their challenges...the sketches are always great and their blog is incredible. There is a pretty awesome tutorial this week so you should go check them out. Here is sketch 22-
Todays card is covering 2 challenges. The first is for Stamp Something which said your card "has to do with things from the Fall/Autumn Season. We'd like to see you create something inspired by apples or teachers or school." Well I got the fall colored papers and I included apples.
The 2nd challenge is for this weeks sketch challenge at Whiff of Joy. Rach provided this weeks sketch and it is a great one...
I love cards with lotsa layers and my card sure does have em! The prize offering this week is pretty special too- Katharina is offering the new winter club stamp kit -it has not even been released yet!! Simons Says Stamps is also offering a gift certificate!
If this years winter set is anything like last years it will be pretty spectacular!! They're definitely some of my favorite stamps.
I used my WOF apple tree stamp-perfect for a fall theme, don't ya think.
My background dp and checkerboard dp are both from Graphic 45- I just love their papers!! The striped paper is actually Christmas paper I picked up last year. I used ruby red and kraft cardstock from SU. The sentiment stamp is also from SU- it reads "good works are links that form a chain of love-Mother Theresa. I thought is was the perfect sentiment for a thank you card. My flower was cut with my cricut & the flower center is a fabric yo-yo with a SU build a brad. I love the build a brad concept!!
Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great day & manage to fit in some crafting.