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 week...giving 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


NOW, HERE'S SOME IMPORTANT BLOG HOP INFORMATION:


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


GOOD LUCK!!!

and another thing....as 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!****
♥Misty♥

Saturday, July 28, 2012

CCL Having A Give Away



We are Celebrating the 1 year Anniversary of CCL Creating the Crafty Life. This is the 3rd Give away for CCL. There are lots of activities going on right now, we have a Blog Hop happening on July 29th - Aug 4, with lots of goodies. Challenges, Classes. and just a whole lot of fun so come and check out CCL at http://creatingthecraftylife.com. You must be member to participate, the Membership is Free..... You still have time to join!!! 

Hugs Deb

Friday, July 27, 2012

Altered Wood Cross-DT Project-Leslie

Hi everyone! 
 Here is my latest DT project....an altered wood cross! 
 I love how it turned out!

I used several products from the store on this one:

1" organza butterfly in silver 
paste cala lily in pink






I hope you all like my project!  I had a ton of fun making it!

Hugs,
Leslie ♥

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

One Day! 24% off entire MB"s Treasurista Store Coupon

Today is Creating the Crafty Life's 1 year anniversary/birthday...Woohoo
If you don't know what CCL is, its one of the most amazing and friendliest craft community around!!!
To celebrate, i'm giving you an amazing discount:
 

Coupon code exclusive to all CCL members!!!!
To join CCL go HERE
Please visit MB's Treasurista to shop!!!

Teach Me Tuesday Coloring Flowers

Hi everyone it's Kelly and I want to show you a technique today that I use to color my flowers that are white or off white.  This is also a great way to save money on flowers but not having to purchase packs of every color on the market.  If you have copics or glimmermists, here is an easy way to take those colorless flowers and turn them into beautiful colorful accents to your cards, albums or pages.

Let's get started...

Here is the finished product with all the flowers attached.



Check out the store with 15% off right now til Aug 4th, you can score some great buys on all the floral items needed to try this technique for your very own.

STORE:  http://www.zibbet.com/MBsTreasurista

FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/MbsTreasurista

YOUTUBE:   http://www.youtube.com/user/MBsTreasuristaDT

BLOG:  http://mbtreasurista.blogspot.com/





Monday, July 23, 2012

MBT Summer Breeze Blog Hop and Color Creative Challenge Winners....

Blog Hop Grand Prize Winner is..... 

Love the recipe card! Thanks for sharing!!
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

and the bonus Social Share Winner is.......

Misty, that is the CUTEST recipe card EVER I really love the return envelope idea
also forgot to post my fb and blog info
blog: http://christycreativecorner.blogspot.com
fb:http://www.facebook.com/jjncrispitre



  

Creative Challenge winner is......

Jen
Please click HERE to get more info on her card!!!!

Congrats Ladies!!!!

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

Thank you again everyone for participating in the hop and challenge. Be sure to join us 
every 3rd Sunday of the month for our MBT hops and the 1st Sunday of every month for our challenge!!!

There will also be a MBT August Creative Contest starting on the 1st. So please check back!


***Thanks for Stopping By***
♥Misty♥

Sunday, July 22, 2012

MB's Treasurista Sneak Peak



Welcome! It’s time for Sneak Peeks to begin for MB's Treasurista's upcoming August Release! The newest release will take place the first week of August. Until then, I hope you enjoy samples from my amazing design team. 

Today, my designers are working with the soon to be released:
Round Pearl Trim (4mm)
New Colors: Lt. Yellow, Metallic Red, Burgundy
*****
Mini Daisy Pearl Trim
New Colors: Metallic Red, Burgundy
*****
Flat Back Pearl Trim
New Color: Pale Pink 
*****
Round Pearl/Bead Spray
New Colors: White, Silver, Gold
*****
Ruffled Satin Trim
New Colors: Royal Purple, Turquoise
*****
Raffia
New: Parisian Pink, Turquoise, Black, White 
*****
Lg. Glassine Bags
5 ¾ x 7 5/8 
*****
Lg. Daisy Pearl Trim
New Colors: Vanilla, Rose Pink, Lt. Blue, Mint, Lavender, Sherbet, Pale Yellow, Black, Peach, Hunter Green, Thistle, Lt. Orange, Ash Blue
*****
Mesh Bling (24 Row)
New Color: Lime
*****
Heart Pearl Trim
New Colors: Hunter Green, Mauve, Plum Purple, Ivory, Salmon, Cadet Grey, Lt. Pink

...whew that was alot..lol  I can’t wait to see what the girls have done with all that goodness. :)


Be sure to visit with the following designers for your first sneak peeks, and hope to see you again soon! 



***Thanks for Stopping By***
♥Misty♥ 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

MB's Treasurista Summer Breeze Blog Hop



Welcome to the MB's Treasurista Summer Breeze blog hop! I'm so glad you are able to join us today! Summer is here in full force. I know its hot, but there are those nice summer breezes that can cool you down. With all the activities that we are doing and still going to do this summer, i'm sure you have alot of reasons to craft. So, To get that mojo flowing, my designers and myself got together and created some Summer inspired projects, keeping in mind the ways to cool down. Please check out all the blogs and keep hopping, as there is a grand prize giveaway and hidden blog candy throughout the designers blogs. I hope the MBT Designers inspire you as much as they do me! ;)


My Project:
Here is what i came up with. Now summer colors are not really my thing, so i had to dig a little deep and ended up using yellow. I made a recipe card (Recipe included) for a summer drink to cool you down. So i got creative with MB's Treasurista goodies, the GCD Studio's Funhouse paper pad, and a new to me stamp set by TPC Studio (Slice of Life). I covered a 4x6 piece of chipboard with the paper. i made a pocket on the front by cutting diagonally down a separate piece of designer paper, which is the same patterned as the back side. I fussy cut the pitcher and glass and popped them up. I also fussy cut the tables from the Simple Stick stamp set made by Fiskars. I colored the centers of the mint flower trim with my maize copic marker, just to add a little dimension. The envelope below contains a little tag with a sentiment and the back side has my info! I also decided to make more of these and use them in the Cool it Down Recipe Card swap at CCL, which was my inspiration.

Recipe Card:



Envelope w/ Card:


Please enjoy and let me know if you try the recipe:


Fun Fruit Punch Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle fruit punch, chilled
  • 1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle unsweetened pineapple juice, chilled
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled
  • 1/2 gallon orange sherbet

Directions:
  1. In a punch bowl, mix together fruit punch, pineapple juice and ginger ale. Add scoops of sherbet into the punch. Wait for the sherbet to begin melting, approximately 10 minutes, stir gently, and serve.


Recipe Card Recipe:
GCD Studio's Funhouse paper pad
Simple Stick stamp set made by Fiskars
TPC Studio (Slice of Life) 
Walnut Distress Ink
Kraft and White cardstock
Sizzix Envelope w/ Ornate Flap Die
MB's Treasurista Black Round Pearl Trim (4mm)
MB's Treasurista Lg Mint Flower Pearl Trim
MB's Treasurista Natural Frayed Burlap
Copic markers Y35, G00, BG45, BG72, Y000, R35

NOW, HERE'S SOME IMPORTANT BLOG HOP INFORMATION:


Grand Prize
$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

GOOD LUCK!!!

and another thing....as 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 that in your comment here on the MB's Treasurista Blog along with a link.



Here is the lineup if you get lost:
Misty <---- You are Here
Leslie <---- Next Stop
Deb
Aliscia
Kelly



Wanna win more prizes....
Head on over to the MB's Treasurista Color Creative Challenge!!! Remember that it can be anything as long as you use challenge colors. It ends on the 21st. Hurry and get your submissions in! 

Also, Please stop back next sunday for our Sneak Peek Sunday event to take a peek at some of the August Release products featured by the MBT Designers!!!

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 ever so sweet Leslie! Hurry up and click on over....


****Have a wonderful day!****
♥Misty♥

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Altered Balsa Box



Here is a Balsa Box I made for my Granddaughter. Products can be found at
MB's Treasurista. Super Products and Excellent Customer Service. For more information check out http://www.zibbet.com/MBsTreasurista Here is a list of what I used:

Lavender Heart Pearl Trim
Light Pink Fancy Organza Trim
Royal Purple String Satin Ribbon
Small Acrylic Flowers in clear, purple and blue
Small White Mulberry Roses
2 Tone Lt Blue/White Paste Porcelain Rose Flowers
1" Fuschia Organza Butterfly


Again Thank You for watching and please leave a comment, would love to hear from you!!!


Thanks, Deb!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

MBT's Teach Me Tuesday



Well hello there! I am so glad you decided to join me for another Teach Me Tuesday brought to you by MB's Treasurista and Leslie




Today's Teach Me Tuesday Project is from Leslie and she will be sharing how to alter glassine bags that are available at MB's Treasurista Store! She has made a video to share the process and some tips with you.
Thank you for watching.




What an awesome idea ! Thanks so much Leslie!!!
Tune in next Tuesday for more tips, tricks and ideas from the MBT Designers!!!

*Have a great day*
Misty



Sunday, July 1, 2012

MBT 4th of July Sale!!!

Check out the sale!!!!


Happy 4th of July!!!
*Misty*

MB's Treasurista Color Creative Challenge




Hey everyone and welcome to the MBT Color Creative Challenge!! For July's challenge we decided to go with 3 colors, we went with nice cool summer colors. My wonderful designers have created some inspiration projects for you too. As always there will be a prize and some surprise goodies as well...hehe I can't wait to see what you create...have fun!!! Read below for challenge entry rules!!!


Colors:







For some inspiration, please check out what my lovely designers have created.... 



Prize:
Pink Paislee London Market 6x6 paper pad and matching Embelishment Kit made up of MB's Treasurista store goodies!!!






Here are the rules: 
  • Must use all 3 colors: tan, pool blue, and light yellow
  • Submit Project as a "linky" to the MB's Treasurista Blog Creative Challenge post or any designers post 
  • Unlimited Entry submission per contestant 
  • Follow the MBT blog 
  • 1 Winner will be selected based on "Like" votes...so get the word out! 
  • Projects must be uploaded by July 21st 11:59pm 



Can't wait to WIN? 
4 day sale! July 1st-4th 
20% off entire store! 


Are you ready? Just select the blue “Click Here to Enter” button below the thumbnails and follow the steps to join the party!

MBT's Teach Me Tuesday


Well hello there! I am so glad you decided to join me for another Teach Me Tuesday brought to you by MB's Treasurista and Deb





Hey guys sorry for the late post, but things have just been crazy around here. Today's Teach Me Tuesday Project is from Deb and she will be making a 2 layer flower using late trim and the new mini diamond crystal that is available at MB's Treasurista Store! She has made a video to share the process and some tips with you.
Thank you for watching.




What an awesome idea and pretty flower! Thanks so much Deb!!!
Tune in next Tuesday for more tips, tricks and ideas from the MBT Designers!!!

*Have a great day*
Misty