Sunday, July 29, 2012

Creating the Crafty Life's "Take Me Away" Blog Hop


Welcome to the Creating the Crafty Life's "Take Me Away" blog hop! I'm so glad you are able to join us today! To kick off the second week of our 1yr Anniversary Celebration, the blog hop will run all you plenty of time to hop, comment and share...yay!!! 

So, Summer is here in full force. Allot of us are taking vacations, weekend getaways, having outings with our families, or wishing we were...hehe So, with all the activities that we are doing and still going to do this summer, i'm sure you have allot of reasons to craft. Some CCL members and my self got together to bring some of what we did or places we want to go themed crafty projects to share with you. Please check out all the blogs and keep hopping, as there is a grand prize giveaway and hidden blog candy throughout the member's blogs. I hope we inspire you! ;)

My Project:
Here is what i came up with. I altered a paper mache box, that i will be sending to a friend for a swap...hehe! I knew i wanted to do shabby chic and Paris, cause I've always wanted to go. I started by painting the box light shabby blue that i mixed up myself, using grey, white, black, sage green and blue acrylic paint. On the lid i covered it with 6" lace. I made the flower arrangement with iamroses that are painted with lindy's, recollections leaves, and light blue acrylic wheat sprays. I added two sheets of prima designer paper behind the Eiffel tower (which was perfect). Added some prima pearls and a Journey sentiment to finish it off. Read below to see what i did to the box portion and sides of the lid!!!!

Paris Box:

 Side of Lid and Box:
I took some K&Co designer paper and covered the sides of the box. I then mod podge the entire box to give it a nice glossy finished look. I added a gorgeous ruffled white lace to the edge of the lid and on top of that added blue beaded dangle trim and sage green velvet scroll trim. i added old willow ruffled satin trim to the bottom and on top of that some beaded trim and light blue flat back pearls. On the bottom i added four wooden balls for feet to lift the box up so i could add the ruffled trim.

Hope you like it as much as i do!!!!

Paris Box Recipe:
K&Co designer paper
Prima designer paper
Walnut Distress Ink
White cardstock
Sizzix Eiffel Tower Die
Prima say it in pearls
Various Iamroses flowers
Various Lindy's Starburst Sprays
MB's Treasurista light blue flat back pearls
MB's Treasurista light blue acrylic wheat sprays
MB's Treasurista old willow ruffled satin trim
Beaded trims, white ruffles lace, velvet scroll trim and wood feet from my stash


Grand Prizes
$20 gift certificate to the MB's Treasurista store!!!

Check out the STORE!!!
To be eligible for the grand prize you must do the following:
*Must* "like" the MBT Facebook page- Page LINK
*Must* be a MBT blog follower- Blog LINK
*Must* follow and comment on all the designer's blogs


and another a BONUS ENTRY, we will draw an EXTRA winner for a 6x6 paper pad of your choice from the MBT Store just for sharing our hop on your Facebook page, youtube channel or blog!! Just be sure to include the link to where you shared in your comment here on the MB's Treasurista Blog for verification.

Here is the lineup if you get lost:

Wanna win more prizes....
Head on over to Creating the Crafty Life!!! There are several celebration giveaways going on and coming up, including a mega grand giveaway. Also, there is a contest at Creating the Crafty Life , which you could win 2 Graphic 45 paper pads, ends on the 4th. There will be a few more events as well coming up for the celebration. So please visit the site and become a member, its free and fun!!!

If you want to join swaps, challenges, giveaways or be apart of one of the friendliest communities around, please come check out Creating the Crafty Life!!!

Next up is the super talented and and one of my best friends Leslie! Hurry up and click on over....

****Have a wonderful day!****


  1. Misty,
    Your box is beautiful! I love the blue dangle trim the adds such great sparkle :)

    jennykingham at att dot net

  2. Omg this is absolutely stunning! So much time and effort has gone into this and it has really paid off!
    Love Lisa xxx

  3. Wow! This is stunning xxxx

  4. wow oh wow , its stunning your friend is one lucky girl to get this x

  5. Looks great Misty! you always make such beautiful flower arrangements on your projects. &i'm right with you, i'd love to go to paris. <3

  6. What a beautiful box! Your swap partner should be very happy! I really like the combination of colors. They represent summer.. I hope you are able tp get to Paris someday!

  7. so gorgeous, love everything about it

  8. OMG you got a lucky friend to swap this id keep it lol its amazing will fit in any room in Paris. xxx Nicky xxx

  9. this is beautiful!! wish it was the prize hehe.
    going hopping:)

  10. Wow, this is Stunning Misty, Love it.....xx

  11. I just "liked" your FB page & subscribe to your blog by add this blog's RSS feed to my Google Reader. Now I'm off to visit the other designers' blogs! Thanks for such a fun Hop! Love your designs! :)

  12. This is just so stunning and love the style of it
    x catherine

  13. Absolutely gorgeous so very pretty, love the colours xx

  14. WOW! this is so pretty... so pretty... great work.

  15. Am having trouble linking up to Creating For a Crafty Life. Too complicated.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

    1. Marg,
      I'm not sure why you are having problems. Creating the Crafty Life should be easy to join. Fill out info, verify from your email then a little bit more info, pic not needed and then you are waiting my approval. Please let me know where in the process to are running into trouble so i can help. Have a great day and thanks for hopping :)

  16. Hello, im a blog follower and Fb follower and a CCL member!! Thanks for a chance to win!!

  17. Hi Misty. I have been a follower of yours forever lol Also a liker of your Facebook. A member of CCL..Oh and I shared on my Facebook page about the blog. did it twice because I didn't think it went through the first time lol I absolutely LOVE your box! Gorgeous! Very elegant looking! I can't wait to see what the other ladies have made! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! I wish you many more! Hugs ~ Pat :)

  18. Gorgeous project Misty! Love the romantic French theme!

  19. I just started the blog hop...looking forward to seeing everyone's projects and becoming a follower...Just love your project Misty...soooo of those that I would love to b able to make someone as a gift...thanks for doing the hop and a chance to win!