"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Monday, November 28, 2011

Missed you guys!! {YCU#4 - an Ornament :)}

Hi there! I've missed you my friends! How is everyone?!? Good I hope. I was M.I.A. for what seems like forever! We took a road trip up to see my in-laws in Lake City, Florida. They moved up there about a month ago. While the ride was terribly long in my opinion, (6 hrs - with the kids arguing for 3 of those hours straight!!) it was a really beautiful place to visit. Lots of open spaces, which is far different from down here in South Florida.

While there, I finished another book "The Room", which I highly recommend - it was great, and I got to check a few things of my 32 list :).

Anyway, I was super happy to get back home and back into my crafting. I missed it so much! On the way home, I was fortunate to find TWO scrapbook stores. One was a bust, but THIS store in Ocala, FL had lots of nifty stuff! When I shop at an LSS that's not MY LSS, I try to find original items - goodies I don't see at my LSS. One of the things I was most excited about at this store was packaging for sale - yup you heard me right, packaging!

So, was I was most excited about this cool packagin that Bo Bunny sells their buttons in. Awesome little plastic packages like this
Last year I began saving these packages and used them all up making cutsie little ornaments. But this store actually sold just the packaging for $0.50 each - which gets you two potential ornaments!!! YAY, awesomeness!

I spend last night making ornaments ;). Here's a look at one of them:

The house is a page of a chipboard mini I got a Michaels last year - in the dollar section (SCORE!). I covered it with Pink Paisley's Snow Day Collection (adorable!) and used my Cutlebug, Distress Ink (the new Festive Berries - which I'm in LOVE with!), some MS & ArtC chunky glitter, and Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends, Bannerific, and Cozy Christmas to make it an adorable little ornament. OH! I also stamped and heat embossed (with Stampedious' Kaleidoscope glitter embossing powder) a Hero Arts slow flake background behind the frosty friends for extra sparkle. Here's a closer-upper:

I figure this may be a good entry for the die cutting challenge (#4) at Young Crafters Unite. The background (circle) and around the packaging (scallop) are both made using Spellbinders ;)

I really do LOVE using my Cuttlebug! It's SO fun & so versatile!!!

I hope you all had wonderful Thanksgivings!! This week I'll probably be sharing more projects I'm making with this awesome packaging!! Thanks for peeking & I hope you have a great day, I missed you guys!!!!


  1. Oh WOW! This is FABULOUS! Seriously, you are so clever reusing the packaging! I love the snow inside and all the colors you used. It's so cute!

  2. Such a super cute ornament, and thanks too on the tip on the packaging!

  3. Oh heather, this is fabulous! Love that you recycled your packaging. My always goes right into the garbage. I don't have that eye to see stuff like that..... This ornament is brilliant! I want to start making ornaments with my son this year... No idea where to start! This is FANTASTIC! This is a winner for YCU in my opinion! :)

  4. Such a wonderful ornament! Love that you made it like a shaker card =) Thank you so much for joining our Young Crafters Unite challenge!

  5. I just love those colors! Pink for Chrstmas is just glorious ^_~ I've always wanted to make a shaker card, but this ornament idea is much more cute. Grats on a beauty of a project !.!