Thursday, July 31, 2014

Your special day . . .

Good afternoon crafty friends!
I have been SO BUSY lately that I really haven't had much time to 'play' (working on a new project for my cave that I'll be sharing with you very soon!).  But today before time runs out, I wanted to play along in a few fun challenges.

First is the Stampendous! July blog challenge (nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh!)... where they are asking you to make a gift for a friend or loved one.  Well ... while I was doing some clean up I discovered the box of empty Cricut boxes I had received as an RAK some time ago and thought one would work perfectly as a little surprise for a tea loving friend of mine who has a birthday coming up.


 I've used the Stampendous! CRS2024 - Bubble Day Cling Set for my focus image.
Doesn't she look relaxed!!

This post is going to be short & sweet ... like I said ... time is running out!!  LOL!!

Here are a few additional challenges to share in:
Mod Squad Challenge - I've Got the Blues
CCEE Stampers - Song Inspired (Splish Splashin' Away)
Creative Knockouts - Happy Birthday
Milk Coffee Challenge - Two or more die cuts
Divas by Design - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!  
Hope you're having a fabulous week!
I'll be back soon ...
Till then ...

Repurposed item ... Cricut Box
Papers:  White cs, Black cs, Paper Pizazz 'water' dp
Stamps:  Stampendous!
Ink:  Versafine Onyx
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs Swedish Spring Oval Frame (FRM135), Memory Box Big Splash Border (98438), Frantic Stamper Accent Labels (FRA-9040), Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers


  1. what a wonderful gift packaging idea...thanks for playing with the CCEE this week

  2. What a fun little gifty idea!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Mod Squad!

  3. What a great idea! I know your friend is going to be so happy to receive! I love the gorgeous shade of blue and that cute little image is a show stopper!

  4. What a nice surprise for both you, and your friend. How sweet this is...

  5. Darlene, this is beautiful! I love reusing boxes and indeed anything :)

    Em x
    Creative Em

  6. A great little gift and recycling love the dies-and thank you for your lovely comment on my canvas and about my little grandaughter Ellie
    Carol x

  7. What a fun gift and so clever to put tea in the re-purposed/altered box...I am sure she will love it!! Good luck with the challenge!!

  8. Darlene this is a wonderful gift idea. I just love the tranquil image you used.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  9. Such a cute box and perfect little gift. Thanks for playing at creative Knockouts.

  10. I love this adorable gift!! Thanks for sharing it with the CCEE Stampers this week, Darlene!

  11. What a great idea, Thanks for joining in the Milkcoffee challenge, Lou DT x

  12. Dar, this is adorable! Thanks so much for entering the Stampendous Handmade/Heartfelt Challenge. What a delightful gift to give a friend.


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