The Crayon Box

Hello! I know it has been forever and a day since I posted on here but I had so much fun with this latest project that I just had to share!

I found these adorable ceramic crayons in the dollar section of Target! I fell in love with them right away and knew that I wanted to make a crayon box to hold them!

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So I got out some chipboard and measured the crayons and starting cutting. The measurements I used are –

sides – 5 1/2″ by 1 3/8″

bottom – 8″ by 1 3/8″

front  – 8″ by 5 1/2″

back – 8″ by 5 1/2″

I used a product called Tear Mender to adhere the pieces to each other and after it had dried I used wide clear packing tape on all the edges.

Using an oval die cut as a guide I drew the semi circled line for the front of the crayon box.

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Next I covered the box with BumbleBee Gingham/Linen paper from Doodlebug.

I used Darice’s wood glue, sponged it on with a foam brush and then smoothed the papers over the area of the box.

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Using washi tape from WRMK I added the green lines typically found on a crayon box.

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To make the label – I cut out an oval from black paper, stamped and embossed the word “crayons” and “6” using the fantastic Crayon Alphabet from Stampin’ Up! I then doodled some lines on there and wrote the word count under the number six!

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Now my box was ready to hold the crayons!!

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Here is another view

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I love crayons and I love color so this was such a happy project to make!!

I hope you enjoyed stopping by today! Have a great day and REMEMBER –

 make beautiful things to show others you care!!

An Update & Merry Christmas

Hello to you all!!

I just wanted to make a little update here about how thankful I am for my crafty blog friends – you all mean a lot to me!! Thank you for the sunshine you scatter by being YOU!! I love seeing your creativity when I get the chance! It has not happened a lot lately because some things have been going on with me!

The short story is – I have Depression and it sucks!!

The sad story is that I do not know when or even if I will be able to return to blogging like I was doing. I have had some serious issues going on,  I am in therapy and we are working through medication issues!

Merry Christmas to you all!! I am thankful to know you and hope that you will keep an eye out so that if/when I do return you will come by for a visit!

For now, I wish you happy days, creative times and lots of crafty hugs!!

Tag – You’re my WINNER!!!

Tag, You are IT!!!

My giveaway for these 2 SpecTAGular sets from Stampin’ Up! is over!!

The following ladies are my winners – chosen through Random.org!

For Set # 1

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The winner is # 16 Kris k.

AND

For Set # 2

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The winner is # 2 Kim S

Lucky ladies, please email me (daisies girl at gmail dot com) with your mailing address so I can get them mailed out to you!!

I would like to take them to mail on Tuesday so hope to hear from you SOON!!!

Here are some photos of the favors I put together for the retreat:

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I will come back with close ups of each thing – but for now maybe you can see what has kept me so busy!!

The retreat was fun, I got to spend time with awesome people. Sadly, on Friday of the retreat I fainted, hit my head a little and I have been trying to recuperate ever since.

I will be back soon —

And I will leave you with this thought –

Make something BEAUTIFUL today to show someone you care!!

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I know, I know, I have been Missing in Blogland!!

Things have been a little crazy for me and I am way behind on things I would like to or need to do!

I went to my annual Girls’ Retreat last week – The theme was Halloween in July! So everything was decked out in Orange & Black!! And the first night we were there we made Witches Hats!!

Here I am in my silly witch hat!

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~ Now for the Giveaway ~

I have these two stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! That I would like to give away!!

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All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me which one you would love to have # 1 or # 2. If you would love to win either one then let me know that as well!!

If you are new to my blog and you become a follower via email or BlogLovin’ then you get an extra entry in the giveaway! Leave me a second comment telling me how you are following me!

Leave a comment by midnight (MST), August 7th, 2016.

I will choose a winner  (via Random.org) for each set on Monday, August 8th, 2016 by noon (MST)

The holidays are coming – maybe one of these sets will help you get ready!!

I really look forward to hearing from you!!

Thanks for coming by and have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Happy Birthday to the Top Dog

Made a card to send to one of my nephews who has a birthday coming up!

~ Happy Birthday to the TOP DOG ~

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I used the stamp set called Tanner from Taylored Expressions to make this fun card!! I used one of the sentiments in the set to stamp with the Versamark ink pad onto the red card stock – creating a tone on tone look! I stamped the adorable dog on watercolor paper and embossed him with black embossing powder! Used the “Ziggy“s to color him!!

~My Dog card is racing to join these challenges~

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge # 44 Sketch & Clean and Simple

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I followed the sketch AND I kept my card Clean & Simple.

Paper Players PP# 304 Watercolor on CAS project

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I water colored by cute puppy dog using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a wet paintbrush!

Sisterhood of Crafters –  Animals

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I used the cutest little puppy dog on my card!

I AM SO BEHIND on my commenting – I will make it around soon, I promise!!

Well, DOG-GONE it, I am so glad you came by!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

PEACE

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This afternoon I was struggling to find PEACE – I searched my heart and decided to go and create something for this Inspirational Scripture from Word Art Wednesday! I found that PEACE can come to me when I create! When I am creating something BEAUTIFUL to show someone I care, I feel love for that person and I am blessed with a sense of PEACE in that moment!!

~ PEACE card ~

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This card was made for the Mix It Up Challenge over at the CLASSroom by Ellen Hutson. For this challenge we are playing with Neat & Tangled and Ellen Hutson products together on one card.

I used Bohemian Garden from Ellen Hutson, and Bible Journaling from Neat & Tangled. I stamped my images and word using Versamark Ink and Gold embossing powder. I die cut my rectangle panel using a Lawn Fawn die. I edged the panel with gold glitter paper from American Crafts and also added a strip of lace!

I water colored over the images using Stampin’ Up Inks – Night Of Navy, Handsome Hunter, Bordering Blue and Regal Rose! I used the squooshing method to get ink on the lids of the ink pads and then I picked up the ink with a wet paintbrush! I also added Night of Navy ink splatters with my wet paintbrush.

~Playing in the following challenges~

Crafting by DesignsFlowers & Lace

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I used a flower image and lace going down the side of my card!

Word Art Wednesday – Challenge Weeks # 238 and #239 Anything Goes

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PEACE is the whole message of my card and This is Anything!  :)

Crafty Creations Challenge # 319 Clean & Simple

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I feel like my card is CAS.

Ellen Hutson – The CLASSroom Mix-It-Up Challenge July: Neat & Tangled

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I used Bohemian Garden from Ellen Hutson, and Bible Journaling from Neat & Tangled.

Creative With Stamps Challenge# 4 Ink Splatters

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I added Night of Navy ink splatters with my wet paintbrush.

Thanks for letting me share with you today about how creating brings me PEACE!!

I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Birthday Stars

Got some guy birthdays coming up so I went to craft room and made 2 of this card!

~ Birthday Stars Card ~

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It is not the best card I have ever made but I had fun coming up with it and making it!

I used all Stampin’ Up products – Night of Navy and Mint Macaron ink pads, card stock of those same colors. The stamp set I used is Perfect Plaids – so retro!! And the sentiment came from SU! too just not sure which set! I used two Stars Framelits to cut out my stars and I added a Wink of Stella to the navy star!

~I want to link up this card to these challenges~

City Crafter Challenge Week 320: On The Border

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I have 2 borders on my card – a top one and one going down the left side!

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge for July 12th – July 18th

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It is Anything Goes! This is Anything!!  :)

Shopping Our Stash260 Get Inspired by your Bedding

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My bedding is Vertically Striped with Mint and Navy – that it what inspired the side borders!!

Stampin’ Royalty# 338 Color Challenge

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My card base is Whisper White and the inks and card stock used are Night of Navy and Mint Macaron!

Little Red Wagon # 350 You’re a STAR!

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My card is sporting TWO stars!!

Thanks for the visit – I love seeing YOU!!

I am still getting around to getting everything unpacked from Camp – so pictures coming soon!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Tropical Birthday

WOW – I have missed you all!!

I have been gone on a week long Youth Girls Camp with my church! I was in the beautiful mountains of Utah – no cell service or internet and no distractions! It was really quite lovely!!

And for the week leading up to that camp I was crazy busy getting all the crafts and cutesy things ready for the girls!! I was in charge of the three crafts we did up there – I will be posting about them soon!

But with all that busyness I have not been to visit any of you and I have not posted anything on my blog!!

I am back now and I have been resting and trying to get some blog visits in – I will be to yours soon!!

I have made a card – A tropical birthday card!!

~ Tropical Happy Birthday, Monkey!! ~

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This card was made using a Your Next Stamp set called Jungle Critters, Watercolor paper, my “Ziggy“s, A Versafine Black ink pad and clear embossing powder. The pineapple is from the Tropical Paradise set from Sunny Studio Stamps. I shaded with Creamy Caramel and Bashful Blue ink (both from SU!). Masking was definitely involved! Adding wiggly eyes to the monkey was like putting icing on a cake!

~I am very happily linking this card up to these challenges~

Cupcake Inspirations# 367 Tropical

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My card is most definitely Tropical!!

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeChallenge: Flora and Fauna

Definition: Flora is plant life; fauna refers to animals. The handiest way to remember flora and fauna is that “flora” sounds like flowers, which are part of the plant world, and fauna sounds like “fawn,” and fawns are part of the animal kingdom.

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I used Flora – my coconut tree and Fauna – my monkey!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeSimon Says: Create a Scene

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My monkey standing on the pineapple is definitely creating a scene!!  :)

Thank you for coming by and checking in on my blog!!

I will be around to visit all of you as soon as I can!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Happy Birthday to Shery of STAMPlorations!!

While I was playing for a little bit in my craft room I made this card to celebrate Shery Russ’s birthday!!

She is the owner of STAMPlorations and she is so fabulous!!!

~ Bright Shapes Happy Birthday Card ~

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I started this card with a Green Galore top folding A2 card, I cut a white panel using Blueprints # 1 from My Favorite ThingsI stamped shapes from the STAMPlorations set called Retro Mod ShapesI used the following Stampin’ Up! ink colors – Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Cool Caribbean, Only Orange, and Daffodil Delight. The happy and birthday was stamped using a set from STAMPlorations called Happy. I embossed the happy in white on the banner that was cut from a Stampin’ Up! banner dieI punched holes on wither side of the banner and tied some yellow twine through and made a bow.

~I want to link this card up to the following challenges~

STAMPlorations Third Birthday Blog Hop & Linky Party

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I was inspired by the bright, happy colors and the shapes are like birthday confetti!

Just Add Ink –  # 318 Just Add “S”

I added “S”hapes to my birthday card!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Simon Says: Anything Goes

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This is Anything! :)

Crafty Creations Challenges # 318 Anything Goes

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Again, This is Anything! :)

I am so glad you could come by today – I hope you have some crafty time!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Birthday Stars

Hello, All!! Hope you are Happy, Healthy and Safe!!

And I also hope you get some crafty time today!!

I did, just a little bit, and I made this:

~ Star Trio Birthday Card ~

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Papers were from in my stash,  the plaid background was die cut with Blueprints # 1 from My Favorite Things. The banner was cut from a Stampin’ Up! banner die. The happy and birthday was stamped using a set from STAMPlorations called Happy. I embossed in white the word happy and stamped birthday with Cool Caribbean ink (SU!)I added a trio of buttons from my Doodlebug button stash and also some white iridescent sequins.

~Linking this card to these challenges~

The Male Room Challenge # 38 Stash: Buttons

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I used a trio of star buttons on my card!

Little Red WagonChallenge # 348 Button It Up!

I used a cute trio of star buttons on this birthday card!

Just Add Ink –  # 318 Just Add “S”

I added “S”tars to my birthday card!

STAMPlorations Third Birthday Blog Hop & Linky Party

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I was inspired by the blue balloon and the stars and sequins are like birthday confetti!

Dragonfly Journeys Challenge # 64: A Star is Born

My star buttons help make this a fun and crafty creation!!

Thanks for coming by – I really appreciate it!!

Have  a BEAUTIFUL day!!