Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Altered "Inspire" Frame

I had so much fun making this frame!!! I hope Lina loves it as i made this for her. She was my partner for the Altered Frame Swap at  Creating the Crafty Life !!! 

Here is a video for an in depth look:

Inspire Frame Recipe:
  • Michaels $1 Wood Frame
  • White, Gray and Pink Acrylic Paint 
  • Tim Holtz "Walnut Stain", "Black Soot" and "Brushed Corduroy" Distress Ink
  • Tim Holtz Dress Form Die 
  • Pink large Acrylic Flowers, Clear Wheat Leaves and pearl trim available at MB's Treasurista
  • Iamroses flowers and Leaves
  • "Inspire" Stamp, lace, scissor charm, and stick pins from my stash
  • Designer paper from DCWV Luxury mat stack

    Please stop by and check out Creating the Crafty Life for more swaps and the most friendly community around :)

    Thanks for dropping by to check out my project!
    Have a wonderful crafty day!

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    MBT Winter Wonderland Blog Hop Winners.....

    And the winners are......

    Box full of lace winner is:

    Maria said...OMG lovvvvvve the box. It so needs to come to my home. I just love snowmen.



    Trisha said...
    Oh my goodness!! This is a truly gorgeous treasure box. It will be stunning on your mantle. I am a new follower and I also liked you on facebook. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

    Ladies please send me a confirmation email at mbstreasurista@gmail.com, you have 2 days to claim your prizes. Have a great day!!!

    ***Happy Holidays***

    Saturday, December 10, 2011

    MBT Winter Wonderland Blog Hop

    Hello and thank you for joining us for the MB's Treasurista Winter Wonderland Blog Hop. I'm so happy you can join me in our first ever MB's Treasurista DT Exclusive blog hop! This is also the debut of my Design Team. Woohoo!!! :) I can't wait for you to see what these girls can do. 

    There are some amazing ladies on this hop so please make sure you visit all the stops. You won't want to miss a thing.  Ok now on to my project.....

    I'm so excited about this project as i have never altered a Michael's Balsa Box from the dollar bin. I painted it with white acrylic paint, then i used the awesome Iced Spruce Distress Ink from the new winter limited edition Distress Inks by Tim Holtz. Then covered the top and back with matte mod podge and dipped it in a pile of Diamond Dust. I love the snowy look it added to the box!!!! I used the new blue pleated trim w/ lace that will be available on the 1st of January at MB's Treasurista. I also used some trim from my stash for the closure. For the top i used a large gardenia from iamroses and various other iamroses flowers. I accented the flowers with winter buttons, clear wheat leaves and clear large acrylic flowers which are available at the MBT Shop! i also added some feet by painting wood balls with pale blue acrylic paint and hot gluing them to the bottom. I hope you like this project as much as i do, it will be placed on my mantle for all of winter...hehe Here are some more pics:

    Winter Wonderland Box Recipe:
    • Michaels balsa Box 
    • White and Pale Blue Acrylic Paint 
    • Tim Holtz "Iced Spruce" Distress Ink available at MB's Treasurista
    • Mod Podge 
    • Clear large Acrylic Flowers, Clear Wheat Leaves available at MB's Treasurista
    • Pale Blue Satin Ribbon and Lace Trim available at MB's Treasurista
    • Iamroses flowers 
    • Recolections Leaves 
    • Winter Buttons and wood balls from my stash

      Wait i'm not done yet, I do have some blog candy...
      One lucky winner will receive a box full of lace, simply leave a comment on this post and a way for me to reach you. Make sure you are a follower on my blog! And as always you get an extra entry if you are a member of my site "Creating the Crafty Life". Please make sure to let me know in your comment if you joined Creating the Crafty Life. I will use Random.org and announce the winner on Tuesday, Dec 13th

      Please make sure to leave comments on all the blogs as there is alot of blog candy to be won and of course there is a Grand Prize:

      $20 gift certificate to the MB's Treasurista store!!!
      *Must "like" the MBT Facebook page-Facebook
      *Must be a MBT blog follower and comment on the hop post -Blog

      Next up is the super talented and my sweet friend Leslie! I'm certain she will blow you away with some fantastic eye candy! So hurry up and click on over.... 

      Here is the full lineup...
      Misty- http://mbtreasurista.blogspot.com/
      Leslie- http://ScrapOfArtDesigns.blogspot.com
      Ashley- http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
      Lina- http://sweetnothingspaperco.blogspot.com
      Katie- http://memories2keepsakes.blogspot.com/
      Liz - http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com

      ***Happy Holidays***

      Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies

      Ingredients : Makes 36 cookies
      • 18 oz Jar Natural Peanut Butter 
      • 1 cup White Sugar 
      • ½ cup Brown Sugar 
      • 2 eggs 
      • 1 tsp Baking Soda 
      • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 
      • ¾ cup Chocolate Chunks

      Directions :
      1. Preheat Oven to 350 deg F. Grease Cookie Sheet
      2. In medium bowl, stir together peanut butter & sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in baking soda and vanilla. Mix in Chocolate chunks .
      3. Roll dough into one inch balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
      4. Bake for 8-10min. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5min before moving to wire cooling rack 

      Thanks for dropping by to check out my recipe!
      Have a wonderful day!

      Christmas Cookie Recipe Card

      Hey everyone, today i would like to share with you my recipe cards for the "Christmas Cookie Recipe Card" Swap over at Creating the Crafty Life hosted by the lovely Leslie!!! So like the title says, its a Christmas Cookie Recipe that we had to come with. We had to make a 4x6 recipe card decorated in the theme christmas. Here is what i came up with. i will post the actual cookie recipe right after this post. i hope you likey...as this was my first and so so so much fun recipe card swap :)

      Please stop by and check out Creating the Crafty Life for more swaps and the most friendly community around :)

      Thanks for dropping by to check out my project!
      Have a wonderful crafty day!

      Thursday, November 24, 2011

      Black Friday Deals!!!!!

      Are you ready everyone....Black Friday is less than a day away so here are all deals:
      All sales and promotions start at 12:01am - 11:59pm pst Nov, 25th

      • 25% off all items in the entire store 
      • First 5 customers that spend $30 (including shipping) will get $5 off your purchase with code 5OFF 
      • Spend $15 and use code FREEBIE15 to receive your choice of a bag of buttons, bag of mixed prima flowers or sheet of bling 
      • Spend $25 and use code FREEBIE25 to receive your choice of a chipboard album, 2 yds of lace, bag of buttons, bag of mixed prima flowers or sheet of bling 
      • Spend $50 get free shipping with code FREESHIP50 plus 2 free gifts of your choice of a chipboard album, 2 yds of lace, bag of buttons, bag of mixed prima flowers or sheet of bling 
      • Spend $75 get free shipping with code FREESHIP50 , 3 free gifts of your choice of a chipboard album, 2 yds of lace, bag of buttons, bag of mixed prima flowers or sheet of bling and $5 off your purchase with code BLACK5 
      • For every $25 you spend you will get a free gift of your choice of a chipboard album, 2 yds of lace, bag of buttons, bag of mixed prima flowers or sheet of bling, use code FREEBIE25 
      • For black friday you can combine any or all sales and promotions too...what a deal!!!! 
      • Oh and did i mention that there will be some new stuff just in time for all the awesome deals!!! Plus a super surprise for one lucky customer that will win a package of new goodies. All you have to do is be a customer on Black Friday!!!! I'll announce the winner on Sunday and it will go out with your order on Monday! 

      Have a great day! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

      Wednesday, November 23, 2011

      Tim Holtz Winter Ink Pads are Here

      Hi Everyone, Do you know what i now have in stock.....
      Tim Holtz has created 3 more limited edition distress inks for the winter season!! The colors are fabulous! They are iced spruce,festive berries, and evergreen bough. I have them for sale in my store but only a limited quantity....So, head to my shop and pick yours up today! They will ship out with in 3 days of order!!!

      Happy Thanksgiving

      Tuesday, November 22, 2011

      Thanksgivng Day Giveaway and Sale!!!

      I wanted to say thank you to all my customers! So we will have a giveaway and sale. Make a purchase anytime on thanksgiving, 12:01 am - 11:59 pm pst Thursday, Nov 24th. to be entered to win a box full of lace! Plus Enter coupon code THANKFUL10 at checkout to receive an additional 10% off your entire purchase! 

      Don't forget to like us on Facebook to see all the Black Friday Sneak Peaks...you won't want to miss it!!!

      Happy Thanksgiving

      Tuesday, November 15, 2011

      Winner of the Anything But A Card Blogaversary Blog Hop

      First, I want to thank Ashley who made this hop possible!!! And all the ladies who participated, all of your projects were great. Everyone was amazing and I hope to blog hop with all of you in the future!!!

      Second, I want to thank all of those who hopped on through all of the amazing blogs and left comments and followed us. I truly appreciate all of your fabulous comments and follows. Thank you for participating and making this hop a memorable one!!!

      And the WINNER is....

      Sandi said...
      Misty - I love your frame, just beautiful!
      I've met all the requirements previously.
      ♥ Sandi
      afunnyladynj at gmail dot com
      November 12, 2011 9:37 AM 
      Sandi, i will contact you on CCL to get your address!!! Congrats and thanks so much for participating!!!♥

      Have a wonderful crafty day!

      November DT Projects

      Hello everyone! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and show you my November projects.

      My name is Leslie Owens and I have been crafting in some form or another for over 20 years! My sister taught me how to crochet when I was a teenager and then I learned to cross stitch. I then started working with wood tole painting and then I found my passion-scrapbooking and paper crafting. I am so honored to be on the MB's Treasurista Design Team! Thank you Misty for this wonderful opportunity!

      So on to my projects....

      The first project is some altered wood letters that spell out DREAM. I just love this phrase as it reminds me to never give up on your dreams. My scraproom is pink and green so I wanted something to match my room.

      I used several of the products from the store including the pink 1" crystals,white lace w/light pink pleated trim,clear acrylic wheat sprays,light pink Chinese braid trim,pink acrylic flower sprays,white braided sequin trim, and pink acrylic butterfly stem.

      I love how the project just came together beautifully with all of the gorgeous products from the store.

      For my second project I altered one of the Michael's balsa wood boxes. I wanted to go with the blue and brown color scheme. The title of the box is Life's Little Treasures and that is Misty's slogan for the shop. I thought it would be a wonderful project to send to her.

      For this one I used the brown Chinese braid trim, the blue acrylic flower sprays,brown and white baker's twine, and the light blue crystal diamonds, plus some other miscellaneous trims and flowers from my stash.

      I hope you have enjoyed my projects and I cannot wait to show you my December ones!!