Saturday, February 16, 2008

Total Case

I was surfing SCS the other day, and came across a beautiful index card box made by Sharon Johnson. It was absolutely gorgeous! Sharon joined a group of women that are committed to memorizing scripture. They each post a "Divine Design" verse on the 8th of the month and hope to have a complete keepsake by year-end. Read more about the challenge here.
I just happened to join a ladies study group at my church last week. We are studying "Experiencing the Heart of Jesus" by Max Lucado. Each week we have an assignment in our workbook and a verse to memorize. This project would be PERFECT to go along with my study. Thanks, Sharon, for your fabulous inspiration! I used a dark chocolate cardstock and Basic Grey Periphery paper. I computer-generated the verses. My project is embellished with mixed Aqua Bella Baubles and Martha Stewart Ribbon from Michael's. The verse on the front of the box is just one of my favorites! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ghirardelli Treasure Box

I'm home sick today with the nasty respiratory virus that's going around. So, I thought I'd share a post or two. Everyone I've come in contact with this past week has been ill. I guess I've fought it off as long as possible!
Anyway.... I've been seeing some very cute ideas to wrap the square Ghirardelli chocolates, and wanted to join in. Several years ago, I made a much larger version of this to hold a notepad. I thought I could easily adjust the size to fit the adorable square chocolates. I started with the rich, decadent Reminisce Flirt Forever paper. This paper is irridescent and shimmery - what else goes better with chocolate, right? I made a 2" sqaure box, 1" in depth to hold the chocolates using the paper. I then used Diva Bazzill Bling to make the covering. I cut a strip 2 3/8" X 5 3/4". I scored vertically along the 5 3/4" side at 2 5/16" from each end and pre-folded. I attached a strip of chocolate ribbon to the inside using adhesive, then attached my box to the bottom and back. I cut a 2 1/4" square to cover the inside flap & ribbon and attached. I adorned the top with a heart and shadow cut using my Cricut All Mixed Up cartridge. The box will hold 3 chocolate squares - just perfect! Thanks for looking!

Monthly Swap Group

Our lives have been insanely crazy the last few weeks. The swim team is gearing up for State Finals, we've been preparing for a Youth Rally at our church, and are just beginning the planning for the annual Swim Banquet. We've had a meet out of town every weekend since mid-December. We are off this weekend - and I can't wait!!! I'll have a little time to stamp!
The PhotoBucket slide show is a sampling of the cards I just received from my monthly swap group for January. I'm always bragging about them. So, I thought I'd better share! The theme was Easter or Spring. Enjoy!

January Swap Group