Sunday, November 16, 2008

Another Post for Today


Hello again. I usually am not able to do a post every day of the week, and then - I am able to post twice in one day - go figure!! Anyway, I had to get this posted for the House Mouse Monday Blog Challenge . Today is the last day and I just finished. Not sure I really like it, but here it is anyway.

The challenge this week was to use "junk" in your project. You know what they say, "One man's junk is another man's(or woman's)treasure". That is so true in this case. This is one of my husband's cast offs - an empty cigar container destined to the garbage - but not anymore. I rescued it and made it into a gift container. Actually I started scavenging these a few years ago and I have a ton of them. I gave my daughter a whole bagful last year and I'm still overflowing - you just never know when you're going to need one - right?? Anyway - what to put into this tiny container - you could punch out all kinds of images - birds, bats, trees, reindeer, leaves, etc. etc. Another idea would be to make some of the paper clip bookmarks. Stick pin findings would be wonderful, and would allow your recipient to make their own decorative stick pins. You could punch out a ton of inchies for them to decorate or use as mats. Brads and eyelets would fit, and I'm sure you could come up with many more ideas as well.

Shortly I will have more House Mouse images and you will not be seeing the same image over and over and over again - lol!!

Take time today to tell someone how much you love them. Take care.


15 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is so adorable ... great use of "junk". BTW ... love you friend!

JACKIE said...

This is soooo beautiful! I absolutely love it!

Gina said...

Very cute, looks like it would be perfect for gift cards! Great recycling idea.

Sara said...

Oh mom this is soooo pretty, I love it.

Els G. said...

This is gorgeous! Love the way you decorated this cigar container! Such a cute HM image too!
Els
x

Sassy Crafts said...

Soooooooooooooo cute, and beautifully coloured. I love it. x

Carolyn Bounds said...

Not sure if you like it?!? I find it absolutely precious and such a fabulous packaging idea!!! I love the beautiful colors, all the sparkle, and your coloring is amazing!!! I know I would be totally thrilled to receive such a gift!!! A stunning creation:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Janneke said...

Great card ;)
Thanks for joinig the HM&F Challenge :D

X Janneke

specialcraftmom4 said...

This is really, really cute!

Carmen said...

How cute!!!!

Burninrubber said...

Way to turn "junk" into a thing of beauty!

Amy J

Karen from PA said...

this is so cute. What a creative way to use "junk"!

Sue Daly said...

Very cool

Jennifer Scull said...

I think this turned out so cute! and thank you for sending me this cute little mousie image! I can't wait to go play with him! :)

Lorraine said...

Love this! I wish someone around here smoked these cigars so that I could alter one! fabulous job...love the embellies!