Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cigar box for Tilda swap

Hello and thanks for stopping by! 
Today I am going to show you the cigar box I altered for a Tilda swap on the Cricut message board.  My partner was Sweetcreations, and I hope she liked the box and goodies I sent to her with it.
Before I start talking about the box, I have to tell you, this round brought back some childhood memories for me, as my dad was a cigar smoker and I remember his cigar boxes, and all the many things we used to do with them!  And the smell, I loved the smell of those boxes!! Everytime you opened one, long after the cigars were gone, the smell still lingered....ahhhhhh, those were the days! has quit smoking cigars (I think) and so beleive it or not, I had to go BUY a box!  So Kim and I got our boxes at M's  No smell, and not quite the size Dad's were, but it worked!! Here is my finished box:

and the inside:

The big flower on the front is from Prima and the lace is from my stash.  I painted the box white with Folk Art acrylic paint.  I have forgotten who the paper is by, an used my last piece of it from my stash.  The teal is Bazzill.  Used a Nestabillity (with my VAGABOND) for the inside image.

My images are all colored with Copic markers.  The background is the Butterfly Background from the Chasing Butterflies collection of Magnolia.

Edwin is also from the Chasing Butterflies collection, and is Chasing Edwin!

Tilda is Beautiful Tilda from the Butterfly Dreams collection.  You can't see it in the picture, but I added a thin layer o Smooch Top Coat on the wings to give them a little shimmer!
Here is a close up of the inside:
I used Tilda with Hawaii Flower for this one, and she is from the Butterfly Dreams collection.  My partner said she likes butterflies so I kinda went with the whole butterfly theme for the box.  I hope she liked it!!
Thanks for stopping by!  Take your time and look around if you want.  Leave me some comments so I know you were here!  And please feed my fish before you go.
Happy Craftin!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day

This Sunday is Mother's Day...the day we all tell our mom's we love them and thank them for everything they have done for us...which we really should do each and every day of the year!!  We should thank them for soooo many things, including giving us life, a wonderful childhood, standing beside us when we made bad decisions, helping us when we wanted out of those bad situations,  showing us what a loving, caring family really is (and teaching us how to extend that love to our own children so they would grow up with the same sense of family!), making sure we went to Sunday School every Sunday, and even for fixing breakfast every Christmas morning! I know I don't thank my mom near enough for all she has done for me over the years!!  Love you Mom!
I have made a card for mom this year.  I used my copics to color 'Princess Party Tilda' from the 2012 Prince and Princesses collection.  Isn't she a cutie?  The card is a criss cross card like we did for the last round of the Magnollia Swap (see my prior post).  Those cards are fun to do!  The DP is Graphic45 from the Once Upon A Springtime Collection.  LOVE IT!!!  The solid papers are DCWV.  I used Memento ink to stamp Tilda, and the rest of the ink is TH Distress Ink 'peeled paint'.   The sentiment is from a CTMH set called 'Say It In Style' and I used gold stickles for the crown.  Ribbon and bead string is from my stash.  I hope you all (and especially my mom) like the card.  I was happy with the way it turned out and have been saving this G45 paper for just the right project, and my Mother's Day card was perfect for it! 
Now I just hope my mom doesn't look at my blog before I give her the card on Sunday!!!

Happy Mother's Day MOM!  And to all the Mom's who visit my blog, a Happy Mother's Day to you too!

found this poem on the internet...

"Happy Mothers Day"
"Happy Mother's Day" means more
Than have a happy day.
Within those words lie lots of things
We never get to say.
It means I love you first of all,
Then thanks for all you do.
It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I honor you.


Thanks for stopping by my blog and come back again soon!  Happy craftin!