Thursday, November 18, 2010

I'm at it again!!!

Hi All,

I think I may be flirting with insanity when it comes to these silly treat boxes!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOve making them!! I have a craft show Sunday at Kings Central and I got quite a late start creating. Sooooooooooooo I've been quite busy getting ready. As most of you know I have Fibro Myalgia with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I know quite a few of my card maker friends have this also, and I have to share something with you. I can't believe how just sitting and playing with paper and ink can exhaust a person so quickly. I swear, I play with this for a few hours and I find myself out like a light...right at my table...crashed!! My body just requires the rest and there's not a dang thing that I can do about it! LOL Do any of you find this the case with you as well? I must confess I never dreamed that doing this would take such a toll on the body, but I know it now!! None the less, I won't give up my paper crafting, I will just nap more often! hehe I do have to admit, I didn't help myself any waiting to the last minute and I DEFINITELY WILL NOT EVER DO THAT AGAIN!!!! (smile)

Ok, ok, on with it...(sorry I rambled a bit there). This time I used Stampin Up's Fancy Favor Box die. I am so happy to have these dies, they sure simplify my life! I found myself in a little bind, as I started putting the boxes together, I realized they just didn't look right. And after consulting a friend and paper crafter, I realized I really needed to add something to the front of the box so it didn't look so bare and unfinished. I just about panicked and I knew I wasn't going to have the time to ink, punch, glitter all the parts I needed. I went digging in my craft room and was I ever so happy to have found some pre-finished chip board pieces. So, YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, I CHEATED!!!! I was so relieved to have an assortment of K and Company Christmas pieces. I also had some beautiful pre-made snowflakes(not sure what company made them as I had put them in a baggie, but I do know I got them at JoAnn Fabrics. I am proud to say I didn't TOTALLY cheat, hehe, I did make some some glittered snowflakes using my Stampin Up snowflake punch, and I put a rhinestone in the center of them.

I know this post is picture intensive, and I apologize, but I really wanted to share with you!! Hope I didn't bore you too much. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these treat boxes. If you have anything to add about F/M, I'm certainly interested in reading it, I am always trying to find out more info about it.























I hope you all have a fulfilling crafting day! Keep smiling:)

hugs,

1 comment:

Beth said...

Oh Ms. Ret your little boxes are simply sweet and adorable you definitely have been busy busy busy.