Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tooth Fairy Box

I am happy to announce the next installment of the Sizzix Scoreboard™ Blog Hop. This week we decorated the Rectangle Box.

If you have been following our blog hop, you will not be disappointed with what each of the designers involved have created with this cute little box. The talent among this group of women is just amazing! I am truly humbled to be part of this group.

When I first began to put this little box together, I had a few different ideas floating around in my head. I couldn’t decide which idea to use. I almost picked up the phone to call Eileen and ask her if she would send me more! But, I didn’t want to be greedy, so I decided to go with my first idea… a Tooth Fairy box. This is a great project to do with your kids or grandkids. It is very simple and the supplies are limited. Here is how I created mine:

1. Cover box with Tooth Fairy pattern paper using Zip Dry Paper Glue™. Ink edges with Sky Blue Vivid! ™ dye inkpad. Assemble box using glue gun. Tie a bow to box lid with blue and white ribbons.

2. Adhere stickers to box. Add a small piece of self adhesive Velcro to box for the closure.

3. Stamp “Tooth Fairy” twice on shrink plastic using Black Ancient Page™ dye inkpad. Color image with Prismacolor™ color pencils. Punch holes in top with 1/8” hole punch. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to shrink images.

4. Add jump rings to images. Adhere one image to the front of the box. Attach second image to small fabric bag with a needle and thread. Adhere heart gems to bag.

5. Print poem on white card stock .Ink edges with Sky Blue inkpad. Adhere to dark blue card stock. Attach to bag with needle and thread. Adhere two heart gems to top of poem.

After I completed the box, I received the most surprising phone call. It was the Tooth Fairy herself! She wanted to thank me for designing this box. She told me that after years of little teeth getting lost under pillows, she could finally tell all the moms and dads out there to make these boxes with their kids. Not only would she find the tiny teeth that were left for her to take, she would also have a place to leave their gifts from her. So, please don’t disappoint the Tooth Fairy. Be sure to create these boxes for the little ones in your life!

On the top of my blog, you will find a list of all of the designers that participate in the blog hop. Check out their blogs for the wonderful things they created with this box. Vote for your favorite and be sure to leave a comment on their blogs for a chance to win a prize for yourself!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tea Time by Candlelight

Finally the wait is over! The second Sizzix Scoreboard Box challenge is here. As I explained in my last post on this topic, a number of professional designers received five new soon-to-be- released Scoreboard Boxes. Every two weeks we will decorate a box and post the finished projects on each of our blogs. We also have a contest going. Here's what you need to do. Go to Eileen Hull's blog at  She has a list of all the participating designers. Click on each link to see what everyone has designed and vote for your favorite. As a bonus, if you leave a comment on any of the designer's blogs, you may win a prize too! Eileen will pick one comment from any of the blogs and that person will win a prize. So don't forget to vote!

This week's box was a blast for me. I just love teacups! But, as you can see I did something a little different. I designed my teacup box into a lamp. What a wonderful centerpiece this would make for you own tea party. After you complete the project, you just fill the glass 3/4 full of water, place a tealight candle to float on the water, light it and re-place the lampshade (As always, never leave the candle unattended).

I think another great gift idea would be to give one to mom for Mother's Day. What a wonderful way to say thank you! The gift ideas go on and on. So, be sure that you're first in line to purchase this great box when it hits the stores. After you make some for your family and friends, don't forget to make one for yourself. Then sit back, relax and have a cup of tea!!!
If you like what I've done with my project, please take a moment to Vote for Me!

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I appreciate your support!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Guest Blogger on Craft For Health

About a month ago, I was asked if I would be interested in sharing my story as a guest blogger on Craft For Health. I was a little hesitant at first, until I went to the blog to check it out for myself. WOW! Was I surprised! The blog is run by two women, Kathy Peterson and Barb Dehn. These two wonderful ladies are out to share with the world the benefits of crafting and your health. Their blog is full of craft tips and anecdotes, but more importantly it has story after story of everyday people sharing their stories of how crafting has improved their lives as they battle each day with chronic illness and other problems. I, myself, have lived with Crohn's Disease for more than 25 years, and I have said time and time again, that crafting has saved my life.
So if you would like to read more about my story, or you're just looking for inspiration, check out Craft For Health's blog at  I was inspired and you will be too. Let me know what you think.

"Time Goes On" Stampbord Project

I have another project to share! Two years ago, Stampbord Products contacted me and asked if I would do a project with their product for their website. I jumped at the chance because I love their products. I created this beautiful box and coaster set. It was fun and simple to do. For instructions on my project, go to  If you decide to re-create my project I have two words of advise, Have Fun!!! I know I did.