Welcome, dear friends, and to newest follower Patti Senter!
This project deserves the Gaudy Project of The Year Award!
it could not get any gaudier
I can't believe I'm showing it,
but here is my latest project for
the new Scrapy Land Challenge --
stay nice and fresh,
and the decoration will suffice as Christmas wrap!
The Challenge is open until November 30.
The theme is ANYTHING GOES WITH TEXTURE using any die manufacturer which Scrapy Land sells (electronic die cuts do not qualify). Scrapy Land sells over 40 brands of dies, including overseas products, and most are at a great discount
plus free shipping over $45!
plus free shipping over $45!
The Cookie Container uses the following die cuts:
|All the dies are from Scrapy Land:|
Impression Obsession Pine Branch
The Matte Snowflakes are a smooth texture in contrast to the glittered Poinsettias.
The Lumiere Paints showcase the underlying mulberry paper, and give a pearly look.
Some of the papers for the Poinsettias are textured.
There are four sizes of glitter used to show more texture.
All die cuts were adhered with Alleen's Quick Dry Tacky Glue.
They dried rather quickly - even the chipboard snowflakes.
The lid has layers of the Pine Branch, stuffed with silver mesh.
The lace was sprayed with lavender and turquoise spritzes from a company who is no longer in business.
The lid also sports an old floral pick from Michaels. I cut it apart. Using the same blue paint, I painted the pine tree portions and dredged with Sparkle N Sprinkle Tinsel Shape Glitter. Martha Stewart chunky glitter was used on top of the painted silk holly leaves. An assortment of glitters was used on the pine branch die cuts.
Thanks for checking out my GAUDIEST EVER project - I certainly learned a lot playing with all the supplies!
Path of Positivity Challenge - Gratitude:
Every December, our "Cookie Group" puts together a huge box of decorated cookies to send to a Vietnam War Vet who suffers from PTSD, deafness, and other war-related disabilities. We are so grateful to do this special thing for him. He lives in a remote area of the country without any of the conveniences we take for granted. He walks four miles to town to pick up his mail, uses a generator as necessary for "power", removes icy snows from the roof his log home, hunts and cures his own meat, grows and stores his own vegetables. This gentle soul knows he is a danger to others, and is most comfortable living alone, and in a "community" where most of his neighbors share similar challenges also "courtesy" of Vietnam. I've been blessed to meet him on occasion when he visits a nearby farm to help his family out. These visits are decreasing, as traveling by bus and train are becoming increasingly taxing to his PTSD. He loves receiving our goodie packages. Each of the cookies are in paper decorated packaging, have their own recipes included, and according to his words, "makes me feel like I'm home for the holidays". He enjoys sitting by the fire at night, munching the goodies, and re-reading the recipes, even tho he does not bake.
WE ARE GRATEFUL for all the people who have sacrificed and served in some capacity to help others and/or to serve our country.
It takes so little to bring GRATITUDE to our own hearts - simply by doing small, thoughtful things for others, which in turn, brings GRATITUDE to their own dear hearts.
At the risk of being sappy - your cyber friendship brings GRATITUDE to my heart.
CHALLENGES PLAYING IN:
- Clear it Out - Nov 18 Challenge and Stash is Anything Goes with Paper Crafting - I have used long forgotten mulberry paper, first time use for the Poppy Stamps Blooming Poinsettia, first time use of the Lumiere Paints (in my stash at least 8 years) 11/24
- Craft-Room Challenge - #89 - Anything 3D (lots of dimension in my project) 11/24
- Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Nov 11 Colour Choice BLUE, WHITE, SILVER (silver mesh ribbon and glitter, assorted blue papers, blue paint, white snowflakes)11/24
- Through the Craft Room Door - TTCRD Nov 18-24 - Anything Goes 11/24
- All Crafts Challenge - Oct/Nov - Anything But Cards - 12/1 (check tab)
- Craft Hoarders Anonymous - #20 Box it Up! - repurposed #10 can for packaging cookies, hoarded items were forgotten copper mulberry paper, Lumiere paints (in my stash at least 8 years), old floral pick, and first time use of Poppy Stamps Blooming Poinsettia 11/30
- Path of Positivity - #20 Gratitude (please see paragraph in my post) 12/1
- The Pink Elephant - #TPE277 "ANYTHING BUT A CARD" 11/24
- Unstampabelles Challenges - #41 Box it Up! Create a box/container and document how it was made (shown above) 11/28
- Dream Valley Challenges - #95 Anything Goes 11/27