Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Christmas Card/Box - FBW Challenge plus a special card from Abby

Good Morning! For FBW this week, it's another open challenge which means you can create anything as long as it has a butterfly, fairy or angel on it!! Here lately I haven't been able to blog surf/hop near as much as I like. I'm just not feeling the best and honestly have no idea what the problem is. That in it self can be frustrating and down right depressing. Especially when you go to a Dr. and they don't know. Now I'm in the process of more tests and other Drs. so we'll see what happens but in the mean time I'm so tired and just not myself that it's so hard to just meet the day to day requirements!! Prime example, if you know me at all, I'm a total night owl - love staying up late, by myself, creating away. For the last two weeks though I've been in bed by 9:30 as I'm just so tired! That means that I'm losing at least 3 hours of prime creating time!!

I did manage to see this cute card/box idea on Tammy's blog and knew it would be perfect for my FUNShops this month. Here's my take on it:

Everything is from The Angel Company. Just click on the item and you'll be taken to my Ecommerce site where you can purchase it if you'd like. I used Scarlet and Dark Green 12x12 Cardstock, 8.5 x 11 Ivory Cardstock, my Scor-Pal, Edge Designs Stamp set, Hear the Angels Stamp set, Delicious Fall Stamp set (inside sentiment that you'll see below). I colored her in with colored pencils and added a little Crystal Stickles. The "for you" and label are both from a hostess set. Here's a picture of the inside of the "card":

These are so cute and have a WOW factor when presenting them. Just think what you can put in the drawer - candy, tags, jewelry, 3x3 card set. I mean they are perfect for a little gift giving this holiday season! I had a booth last weekend at a Breast Cancer Awareness Crop and sold these as kits - EVERYTHING included (stamped images and all) plus a color photo and directions (with measurements for easy duplicating) for $3.50. I sold out of them and am now making more for my crop in November. So if you'd like to purchase one, just email me so I can make sure to make you one too!

Abby is always wanting to create - you'll always find her with paper and markers in hand as her favorite past time is drawing. She really amazes me with her "free hand" skills - she didn't get that from me! Anyway, she wanted to participate in FBW so here is her creation for this week:

I don't help her at all. She picks out an image and then whatever paper she wants from my scrap bins. The foam stickers are from her supply. Daddy was pretty proud of this. His comment was "well someone takes after Mommy". I love how she signs everything with her name - she has to make sure it's her creation!

I hope you'll stop by Danni's blog and participate this week in the FBW challenge. We'd love to see your creation! Also, don't forget about the other team members - they'll have some wonderful stuff to and their blog links are on the right hand side.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm hoping tomorrow I'll get some much needed free time where I'll be able to blog surf a little. I miss all your fabulous creations and wonderful blogs! I feel like I haven't "spoken" with my friends in forever in blog land and I miss you so!! At Preschool we are having our Halloween Sing-A-Long so we should be done with school before 11am tomorrow! Whoohoo!!


Lelia Pierce said...

Michelle...what a cute little box! I am loving the stamped border for sure!
Great job on your card, Abby!


Barb said...

Beautiful box! Love the edging and the label!!!

Cassie said...

i think this is such a wonderful take on a little matchbox --- super idea!

Patti J said...

OMG Michelle, I can't believe you are still feeling badly. You poor girl! Your box is wonderful! I think I will have to try one out! Like you, I'm teaching a class soon, and I'll bet my ladies would LOVE these! Thanks for sharing. Now...Miss Abby, you are amazing!!! Your card is fantastic! I can't believe you had no help with this - it is awesome! You'll need your own blog soon! Great job dear girl!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so sorry you are not feeling well my friend. I will be praying for you that they will find out what is wrong and that you will feel better my friend. MISS YOU!!

Abby's card is so cute. She did such a good job for her age. How fun to create with Mom.

Your box is stunning Michelle and I know I am just going to have to create one of these now. Wowzer girl!! Love the stamped border, your angel and the whole design!!

big hugs,

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Michelle! Sorry you aren't feeling well, seems to be so many things out there right now. Ashleigh's been sick since Sunday, just woke up really sick and she's been home all week. Still not well. She's starting to come around now.

What a cute box! I can see why you sold out of them so fast. It's quite cute and very versatile!

Abby, GREAT job on your card! I agree with your daddy..someone's taking after mommy!

Have fun at your sing a long!

Nancy said...

Love your little box. So cute! Who wouldn't want to receive one of those. So cute! Very inspiring.

Tina said...

Michelle - that is a super cool little trinket box. Love it...oh and the cute card - way to go abby

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a cute little project!

Nicola said...

Sorry you are still poorly Michelle, I do hope doctors get to the root of problem sooner rather than later.
Your box is so precious and what a wonderful gift to give this coming Christmas. I bet Nana loved her card from Abby, she sure is a proper little crafter.
Nicola -x-

Christine said...

That box is beautiful!!! What a great idea for a small gift!

I hope they find out what is going on and you start feeling better soon. I've had the same painful feet and legs for over a year and they keep getting worse. The docs can't figure out what's going on. It really sucks!


Danni said...

My dear friend, take care of you! I so hope you're able to find out some answers!!
Your little box is adorable!! and Abby's card is awesome!!
Love these!

Stef H said...

oh sweetie! i hope you feel better soon! but it sure hasn't hurt your beautiful work!

and your DD's is awesome!


Ann Kranitz said...

I love your little project and Abby's card is so adorable!!!

Kristie W. said...

What a cute box! I hope you start feeling better soon sweetie!!

Tell Abby she did an awesome job with her card, all the paper goes together great and I love her image :)

Nancy said...

The box is awesome, Michelle! I may have to try it!! Abby did a wonderful job...that image is one of my daughter's favorites to color!! said...

What a cute box. And your dd'c creation is so much fun. Hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle!! WOW!! What a really darling box!! I love it!! And I have to say that Abbie has created such a beautiful card!! Love her colors!! :) I hope you're feeling better soon. HUGS

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh Michelle I sure hope you can find out what is wrong so you can start to work on feeling better! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!
Your box is so cute - I need to try it! And Abby's card is so pretty - she did a great job on it!
Hugs, Harriet