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 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...
    Liz -

    ***Happy Holidays***


    1. Lovely alteration love the colors and the glitter. TFs I joined the "Creating the Crafty Life" site.
      debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

    2. Misty this is beautiful. Love the colors and sparkle. So pretty. I'm following your blog.

      Smiles Sher

    3. Good work on this article, keep up the good work. thanks.

    4. Good morning, new follower here, and I just joined Creating the Crafty life:0 ) I am already a fan on facebook. Your project is stunning. I love the glitter and the flowers and ribbon. TFS
      mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

    5. WOWEE Misty! I have got to start thinking 'outside the box' and attempt a super creation like yours. I can think of a lot of words to describe it, but WOW comes to mind repeatedly!
      I've previously met all the requirements and my email is afunnyladynj at gmail dot com

    6. Everyone did a fantastic job! Great hop!!

    7. This is so pretty! I love those acrylic flowers so much! Would love to see the box up on your mantle! :)

    8. Love the box Misty! So wintery and I love the texture and colors!

    9. Beautiful balsa box Misty! I {heart} it! It`s so full of wintery goodness!
      xo Lina

    10. I love this box Misty!! Such a gorgeous project!! It is awesome!!


    11. Hi Misty, Love the box it's very pretty..hugs Terrie (onecraftycookie)

    12. Gorgeous box, love all the sparkle. I already follow your blog and am a member of your site, great job and tfs

    13. OMG Misty!! Absolutely stunning! I love it. Love, love, love the snow effect! I do belong to CCL and I liked your FB page a while back. LOL I love this project hun. You did awesome! ~ Hugs ~ Pat :)

    14. Sorry for the 2nd post, but I totally forgot to say congrats on the design team! Congrats to all the talented ladies that made the DT! Love your shop Misty! :) ~ Hugs ~ Pat :)

    15. Hey Misty, Love the way you alterd your balsa box. TFS your project.I am a follower of yours. Thank for the invite. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday....

    16. Mist,
      What can I say, I am in love with the project..i want I love the snow on the top of the box. Looks like a wintery chest of trinkets. Love it!!! It has been awesome hopping with you and being part of your DT!!!


    17. wow what a beautiful box!! I am a faithful follower and have been a member of Creating the crafty life for awhile now. I am also a friends on inspire me girl....

    18. 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

    19. Misty!! I LOVE your box! I love the snowman! He is so stinking cute!!



    20. What a beautiful box---I especially love the glitter snow effect!! And the snowman, I LOVE snowmen!! Newbie here--love your blog and if my computer doesn't screw up any more I'll get you liked on FB!!


    21. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful box. I am a new follower and a follower on FB too. or
      racincrafts at aim dot com

    22. I signed up to be a new member of Creating the Crafty Life. or
      racincrafts at aim dot com

    23. I love the box! It looks sooo snowy!

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

    25. Misty. Not for nothing, but this project is to die for!!! WOW!!!

      x0, Damaris

    26. Thank you ladies for the wonderful comments. I hand so much fun making the project and reading your comments. There will be another post soon with the luck everyone!!! Happy Holiday!