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!!!!