Wednesday, March 12, 2008

It's Tea for Two and Two for Tea

Are you guys getting sick of me trying to do quirky titles for the smARTworks Tea Party? Yeah, me too. However, I have to keep doing them because the alternative is boring......and I am so far from boring!!! Thank heavens!

I had an entry in mind yesterday and wanted to make a post, but, I slept in!! Yes, you hear me right. I Slept In. The kids didn't get up till like 8:30! And then they all came in and we laid in bed together till about 9. It was fantastic! There are some things I love about that time change! Too bad this morning I'm not letting myself lay back down. I always get up at 6 to help Joe get off to work okay, so once he leaves at 6:30 I have the option to lay back down (which I did yesterday) but I have an extremely full craft day today so I don't have extra time to dilly dally. It really is weird how much sleeping in throws me off! We took our regular Tuesday trip into town and we started that about an hour later than usual and we got home later than usual too (trust me, it had nothing to do with me being in Target!).

We watched Nancy Drew last night too and it was really cute! All of the kids watched it and really enjoyed it. It was nice to see a female teenage character with morals and respect for a change! Joe and I are gonna watch No Country for Old Men tonight. We really wanted to last night but we spent a while updating our Smart Phones for faster internet and GPS (yes!!!) so that took longer than we expected. We were both too tired to watch it after that.

So, I think I am done rambling for the time being! Oh WAIT! One last thing........quite a BIG thing for me though!! So, I will shout it. Okay? You ready? I AM THE NEW DT COORDINATOR FOR CRAFT CRITIQUE!!!!!!! I am so excited! This comes along with different responsibilities for me but I will still be writing articles and such. I have been so blessed lately that I can't even bear it! So, this is a thank you to all of my fabulous stamp companies that let me design for them and to Sarah at Craft Critique for giving me a chance 6 months ago and now for this wonderful chance! I love all of you! {tear}

Alright, now I really am done rambling! This week we were challenged my Susan Liles to make something that wasn't a card! What? Not a card? How can I do that?! Oh, that's right, I am so freakin' talented I can do anything! {LMAO} Truly though I was really excited about this one! Sometimes you get so into making cards that other things fall way past the back burner! So, I decided to make a little princess tin! These are Wilton favor tins that I found at Michael's (and got with a coupon) and they come in like a big plastic round pail. I used these a lot last year around Christmas time for ornaments and such. They are like the watchmaker tins only they aren't as strong or as expensive.

I popped out the plastic from the top of the tin and stamped the crown in black Stazon and let it dry. While it was drying, I punched a circle (Marvy Super Jumbo circle fir perfectly!) out of pink vellum. Then I popped the plastic back in and glued the edges of the pink vellum down. I added a rhinestone to the top and then tied a ribbon around. I know it's super simple, but I really like it! I think I will make more of these for the party favors for the girls' birthday!

  • STAMPS- WD-29 Kings (smARTworks)
  • PAPER- pink vellum
  • INK- Stazon jet black
  • OTHER- Wilton favor tin, American Crafts ribbon, Marvy Super Jumbo circle punch, rhinestone

Be sure to check out the creations by the other gals. Trish will not be playing this week because her Father in law just passed unexpectedly. Please say a prayer for her and her family today!! Love you Trish!

In the Works.....smARTworks
Mama Dini's Stamperia
Dee's Studio

Don't forget that you have till the end of the month to get 35% off any of the smARTworks stamps in stock!!!

Well, that's all from me today! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with lots of sunshine!! Thanks for stopping by!


Jill said...

I love your little princess tin! Congrats on all your success as a designer and on your appointment to dt coordinator! Good for you! :0)

Tanis said...

Congrats Heidi!!
Have fun with your new position :)

Susan T said...

What a smART idea for a birthday favor! I'm thinking, attach a little note saying, "Hope your birthday is fit for a king/queen," etc. And with just a little treat, you're not enabling someone to gain ten pounds. I like this a lot!

Also, congratulations on your new gig and the spunky new banner!

Janine said...

Congrats and I really like the tin !

Julie Masse said...

Great job Heidi!! Congrats on your new spot!! So happy for you - Sarah did well to pick you! :)

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations on your new position with Craft Critique!! That is awesome news!!

I'm so sorry about Tish's FIL. Prayers for the family.

Your tin is just darling! I love the little bling on the crown too!