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!