Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Try it on Tuesday - Home-made or Handmade

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another fantastic challenge over at TRY IT ON TUESDAY. Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for our 'Colours of Autumn' challenge, there were so many gorgeous entries, it was very difficult to choose!

Our challenge for the next two weeks is HOME-MADE OR HANDMADE (gift, decoration, etc). You should hop on over there and see the wonderful creations that my talented teamies made! Here is my make.


This is a gift for my Mom, she is coming for a visit on the 24th and with Christmas just around the corner, I thought I would make her something that she could use come the holiday season. She is very traditional with her colours and her style at Christmas time, so I thought I would go with the standard red and green. I added the gold because my Mom is an elegant lady and I added the shabby touches because, well, that's me...and my Mom is OK with that!!



A quick tutorial on how I did the base of the box, then I will show you some more images. I started with a pizza box, that's right MRS DUCK, another pizza box! What can I say, I like pizza! Anyway, I painted the box with DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Deep Red paint on both sides.


I used Ranger Archival ink Potting Soil and a Christmas Carol stamp to put down a little bit of design. Then I used some DecoArt White paint and the Diamond stencil from Memory Box to add more design.


BUMPED STENCIL TECHNIQUE (thanks Chris): I carefully placed the stencil back down and offset it about a couple of millimetres (or BUMPED it) and then went over the pattern again with DecoArt Spun Gold paint. This is a really amazing technique because sometimes the pattern looks white and sometimes it looks gold depending on how the light hits it...very cool!

I used Tim Holtz's Flourish stamp and white embossing powder to add some more design.


Lastly, a couple of snowflakes stamps here and there using gold embossing powder. That's it, easy stuff.


The front panel of the box is two layers. The bottom layer is gold mirror paper and the top layer is acetate which I ran through my Cuttlebug with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.


The poinsettias were made with the Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die. The gold leaves were cut from a sprig and I added some chunky glitter to them. The Filigree corner die is from La La Lands.

The green fern looking leaves were made from coloured crafter's clay...a product that I will NEVER use again!! It's horrible crap, the dye from the clay was everywhere, on my hands, on the mold, EVERYWHERE!! I will stick to white clay from now on and paint it, like I usually do. The entire container of coloured clay...straight in the garbage can, where it belongs!



The texture on the leaves was done using Rock Candy Crackle Paint and then I added some gold paint into the cracks and white paint to the surface, looks so much nicer in real life. sad face


On the inside is the box that houses the candle sets that I purchased. I left the inside cover blank for now. That is where I will attach the matching card or tag , whenever I can find the time to make it. lol

The box opens at the top, so the candles can easily be removed without destroying the pretty packaging.




I am entering my card into the following wonderful challenges:

(They are asking that you make a little something for someone and make their day)

Inkspirational Challenges - #69 - Word Prompt - Shine


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


128 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, your Mum is going to LOVE it! Who wouldn't? Hugs, Valerie

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  2. So pretty and very classy, a great pressie for your Mum, am sure she will have a big beamy smile when she sees your gift:-) xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Mo! I think it's so cute that you type with an accent! Love it! hugs :)

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  3. A stunning gift, your mom will love it. Super how to make it post as well.
    Yvonne x

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  4. Absolutely fabulous and classy!! Love the background, the white and gold shadow stenciling is such a cool idea (one to remember), and the way you have layered everything up looks fantastic too! Thanks for the thumbs down on the coloured clay, have to say though, the finished effect on your leaves actually looks great! And of course the inside is wonderful too. Thanks also for the fabulous step by step! Oh and the finished embellishing with the poinsettias, ribon etc etc,, looks totally fab too, you are so clever with things like that!

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    1. Thank you ever so much Astrid! Yeah, that clay, oh my! The colours are rich, for sure, but I just couldn't balance the mess with the result. A beautiful acrylic paint is just as rich and doesn't ruin everything it touches. I say no-go, but that's just me. Anyway, so nice for you to pop in and visit. big hugs :)

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous design and super work. You always do all so wonderfully by your own techniques.
    Lovely present for your Mom, Pamellia.
    Hugs xxx

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  6. Well best pizza box I've ever seen Pamellia! Oh my another stunning work of arty goodness,the colours are just dreamy and gorgeous and such a great idea too. You are a really crafting Queen :)

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  7. Stunning creation Pamellia, very beautiful.
    Hugs ;-)

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  8. WOW Pamellia! From an old plain pizza box to a stunning elegant decorative box! I love all the red and gold with just a splash of green! Just gorgeous! Your attention to detail is simply amazing! You are like a master chess player, thinking 27 steps ahead! I love all the texture and stamping on this breathtaking box. Fabulous project Pamellia, and I bet your mom will be delighted with it. :) Till your next project, big hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much Samra! It's kind of flashy, but totally my Mom's style. Hope you are having a good morning! big hugs :)

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  9. This is spectacular and your Mom will love it. When you started it, I could not imagine the detail you would put into it but I should have known. GORGEOUS!!!!
    Hug!
    Cec

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    1. Thanks so much Cec! I guess it was just a pizza box last time you saw it...not any more! HA! Thanks again my friend! big hugs :)

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  10. What a wonderful christmas colour combination on a elegant decorative box, thank you very much for your tutorial!! Hugs, Kerstin

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  11. Gorgeous project, Pamelia! Love the beautiful design and all super embellishments. Mar x

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  12. What a fabulous project! I love the pizza box base and the shabby chic touches. What a lucky mom you have! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

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  13. Oh my! this is SO beautiful !!! Wow! the gold diamond stencilling looks awesome against the red. The flowers and leaves are absolutely stunning… so elegant and pretty! your mum will love this! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the challenge!
    Big hugs
    Sue B xx

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    1. Thank you kindly Sue, much appreciated! :)

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  14. WOW! Your mum is going to be so thrilled to receive this gorgeous gift from you. Your design is wonderful, I love the colours and amazing detailing. The white poinsettias are stunning.
    Thank you for a fabulous tutorial too.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thank you Sue, you are so sweet! big hugs :)

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  15. What a thoughtful, beautiful gift. I like that moving the stencil tip. I'm wondering about your design process. Do have it all planned ahead? Or do you just ad lib as you go? You really make things that appeal to me, the soft colors and layers and shabby chic style. It just makes me happy when I see it. :-))

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    1. Thank you so much Marci. For the most part, I pick colours and a general idea of what I want. Then I just start sifting through my products until I find the thing that fits the best for whatever bit I'm working on. Lots of times, I ditch it and start again until I have something I like. I find planning too far ahead always backfires, so I fly by the seat of my pants! lol Big hugs Marci :)

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  16. Such a wonderful idea and a stunning box

    Love Chrissie x

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  17. Great tutorial and thanks for the heads up on green clay lol. Beautiful gift your mum I'm sure will treasure.
    Julie x

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  18. First of all 'Well Done' for throwing away that clay - what a good example you are - I would have put it away 'just in case' and then never used it , therefore using up valuable storage space!! Now, Pamellia, this is so beautiful, and from such humble beginnings too! I love the bumped stencil effect, the gold does look fabulous! The embossed acetate gives it such an elegant finish! What a wonderful idea to make the gift for your mum! Big Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Chris! How generous you are with your praise and I so appreciate it! I love the term you used "bumped stencil effect". I think I will use that term if you don't mind. Thanks again my friend, hugs :)

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  19. My Pizza boxes never look this good. Good is an understatement - this is really excellent xx

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  20. Lucky Mom!! This is so beautiful ... Elegant and stunning!

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  21. This is beautiful and what a great way to use a pizza box. Thanks for sharing this with us at Polkadoodles this time.
    Jenny x
    Polkadoodles DT

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  22. A gorgeous make Pamellia, love the traditional colours and the gold/acetate top looks stunning. I'm sure your Mom will love this.
    Avril xx

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  23. Oh this is gorgeous Pamellia! I love the beautiful design and traditional Christmas colors! Stunning embellishments!! Your mom is going to cherish this! Also a big thanks for joining us at MAWTT & Alphabet challenge this week! :)
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thank you so much Tammy! I'm so excited to give it to her, wish it was the 24th already! hugs :)

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  24. How beautiful Pamellia, I'm sure your Mum will love it
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  25. This is such a lovely creation Pamellia, your tutorial is excellent too. I bet your Mum will love this - a lot! Hugs, Anne xx

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  26. Absolutely stunning again Pamellia, such a wonderful gift for your Mother. I love the traditional colours and beautiful design.
    Pauline
    x

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  27. This is a beautiful project !!

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  28. Hi Pamellia, hope your day is going well. a beautiful project, love everything about it xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sherryn! Any day in the craft room is a good day, even when it's not! lol hugs :)

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  29. Wow! The very nice gift for your mother!
    Hugs
    Irena

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  30. Oh, your mom is going to love this...it's just beautiful, Pamellia!

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  31. Oh my goodness, Pamellia, this is the most GORGEOUS project I've seen in quite some time. It's absolutely STUNNING, and I want to thank you for sharing it with us in our challenge. I hope you'll stop by again soon. Have a blessed week,
    Karen Letchworth
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

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    1. What a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much Karen! :)

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  32. Absolutely amazing!! And to think it all began as a pizza box! I like your stencil idea about moving it a bit to show either color. Your Mom will love it! Thanks for sharing how you made it.

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    1. Thank so much Linda! My crafty friend Chris has named it the "bumped stencil effect". Good name, right! lol hugs :)

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  33. Wow..this is so different from your usual style yet classy! A superb makeover to a pizza box...sure your mom will like it. I loved your clay leaves inspite of the disaster! The textures look fab too. Big hugs my friend.

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    1. Thank you so much Rupa! I guess I don't mind going outside my comfort zone sometimes, especially when it's for my Mom! hugs :)

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  34. Lovely project.I love how you created the background.It's gorgeous and of course the embellishing is awesome.Too bad that the colored crafter's clay did not work.This reminded me that I also made some smaller cards similar to this for one of our major festivals.I think I will share those today.Mine are so boring as compared to yours.I am sure your mom will be thrilled to receive this.

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    1. Thank you so much Pallavi! I will keep my eyes open for your cards, can't wait! big hugs :)

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  35. Hi. I think I may have to move to Canada so I can come and learn from the master. Another fabulous design and a great gift idea. The traditional colours are fabulous and the way you have built the layers of stamps and different inks and powders looks amazing. I am sure your Mom is going to love this.

    Dionne xxx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Dionne! I think moving to Canada is a swimming idea...meet you at the airport! lol, hugs :)

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    2. It would be such a great adventure .... and it just so happens to be a notion I have had since my early twenties.

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    3. Don't forget to bring a sweater, it gets mighty cold up here! lol

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  36. The box is a gift in itself ... gorgeous design and thanks for the step-by-step tutorial. Amazing details, and a lovely gift box made from recycling --- ya gotta' love that! :) Loll xx

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    1. Haha, thank you so much Loll! I do love my pizza boxes! hugs :)

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  37. This is stunning. All of your details are so gorgeous. I bet you mother will the packaging as much as the gift.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

    Mari

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  38. So lovely......I can see we have similar tastes with dimension and layers! THanks for joining us at RRR!

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  39. Oh Pamelia ,this gift for Mom is just beautiful, she will just love and treasure it i know ,
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  40. Pamellia, this is exquisite! Your creativity is a gift and I'm so thankful to be one of the blessed ones who gets to enjoy it. :o) I cannot believe this all began with a pizza box! :o) Your designing is completely perfection and I love how you create basically all of your details. I would love to play with clay and molds like you do! (Never colored! I'll remember that!) The gold leaves are so pretty and I adore the acetate-topped gold layer. Another masterpiece! Your mom is going to treasure this with her entire beautiful heart! (I know her heart is beautiful because she has YOU for a daughter!) Have a lovely day, my kind and talented friend!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Thank you ever so much Karen! My Mom does have a beautiful heart, she's the best gal I know! Thanks for stopping in this morning and bringing me my daily dose of sunshine! big hugs :)

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  41. Hi Pamellia
    Yes, I'm convinced that you have shares in the pizza company hahaha!
    Your Mum is going to be thrilled with this absolutely stunning creation. Its truly beautiful. Thanks for showing us how you made it and I'm sure you will will be a very worthy winner of the challenges you have entered.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

    PS. . . . . . .is "crap" a technical crafting term? Hahahahaha!

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    1. Haha, thanks Ang! You know, as soon as I wrote that word down, I knew I should delete it, not entirely appropriate, I know. But then I thought, it IS crap, there's no better way to describe it! So I decided to leave it. HA! big hugs my friend :)

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    2. Hey, no offence taken here gal. You say it like it is matey lol!

      Best wishes.
      Ang x

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  42. What a STUNNING gift box, Pamellia! Your mum is going to adore it (she may quite like the gift inside too!!) xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Jane! I thought the candles were quite pretty, but the packaging was abysmal...not any more! lol hugs :)

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  43. Another stunning creation form you Pamellia So pretty and I love all the detailing I know your mom will love it
    Jacki xx

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  44. Now, where do I begin?!? There is so many fabulous details on your creations that I have zero idea what to mention first - you know, just because I think that EVERYTHING looks amazing and I don't want to miss anything. Who would have though that a pizza box could become such a stunning christmas packagind/decoration. Not me, that's for sure. But then again, I've already learned that you are a master of altering stuff and recycling and that you make the impossible possible. This is AH-MA-ZING!!! I'm sure your mum will love this!
    Big hugs to you! xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Maja! Big smile on my face right now thanks to you! crafty hugs coming your way :)

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  45. I hope one day my daughters will make me gorgeous stuff like this! LOVE that you showed your process- love the green leaves, even though the product did not work out so well for you. Love the stenciling and the swirl image- esp on the acetate- and love the gold peeking thru from behind the acetate. Another Gorgeous creation!

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    1. Thank you so much Shelly! And when they do make things for you, you will probably hand them all over the house like my Mom does. She's my biggest fan lol. hugs :)

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  46. This is just an amazing project!

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  47. Gorgeous creation...love the sweet image and design aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

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  48. Your box is the most wonderful and I'm sure your Mum will appreciate not only the beauty of it, but also the effort that went into it! Gorgeous creation! Hugs, xxx

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  49. This a fantastic box Pamelia! All of the details are fantastic, and despite how awful they were to make, your fern leaves are amazing! Your ribbon closure and accents are wonderful. Your mom is going to love this! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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    1. Thanks so much Amber! Glad to know my horrible green clay experience paid off! hugs :)

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  50. Beautiful Pan!! I LOVE OVE all your layers!! Your Mom will love it!

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  51. Pamellia,
    I'm sure there's a lot I could say about how beautiful this entire project is, but I'm so sleepy, and I found myself staring at your box for your Mom, and I was mesmerized by your use of that diamond stencil ! I am just amazed at how such a simple thing like a diamond shape can look so elegant. Not that real diamonds aren't elegant. But this is just genius what you did with this! Oh, I could go on and on...I hope you truly enjoy your visit with your Mom next week. Hugs! Sara Emily

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    1. Thanks so much Sara! I chose the diamonds exactly because they are simple. Wanted to downplay the stencilling so that the flourishes would stand out more, good match though IMO! big hugs :)

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    1. I am the biggest offender when it comes to the run-on sentence! I have a lot to say OK!! hugs :)

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  53. Aw! Pamellia another beautiful gorgeous creation, one a Mother would be just thrilled to receive, I know I would. Your Mum is going to love it.

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  54. this is wonderful
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles
    xx

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  55. Gorgeous Pamelia and I'm sure your mum will love it x Hilda

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  56. What a special gift! I love traditional Christmas colours and all of those beautiful festive details. The gold leaves are gorgeous.
    Rebecca.
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  57. Every single time I visit your amazing blog, I sigh with absolute delight. This, my dear, is just so stunning! I love all the stamped layers, the wonderful layer of embossed acrylic over the gold mirror paper, the basic box design...the amazing green clay leaves with the touch of frost on them...oh, my...oh, my! Just so much beauty and artistry and loving craftsmanship went into this gorgeous creation. Thank you for sharing the tutorial, but mostly, thank you for creating art that inspires and delights. You are a treasure! Thanks for sharing this with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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    1. What a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much Kathy! My head just grew ten times bigger! lol hugs :)

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  58. Gorgeous Gift Box....love how you altered your Pizza box! All the painting and stamping...and your stencils...gorgeous!! LOVE the big bow...and even the candles match. Fabulous!! Thank you for sharing how you made it!
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!
    Hugs!
    Heather
    (yours is one of my fav entry...just saying).

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    1. Oh my gosh, how sweet are you! Thank you so much Heather, that really means a lot to me! Wow, you just made my day! big hugs :)

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  59. Every time I look at one of your project I have to show my daughter who says you are very talented-understatement of the year !love each and every one of the details and gorgeous texture,images and dies I presume you have to eat all these pizzas to make your projects lol you have achieved elegant and shabby chic at the same time -love the stencils too-keep scrolling up and down lol
    Carol x

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    1. You are just such a sweetheart Carol! Thank you so much for such a wonderful compliment! big hugs :)

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  60. Wow, this is gorgeous beyond words...The inking is perfect and the images you used were wonderful...Love the lush flowers too. I love it! Thank you for joining our Challenge last week at 613 Avenue Create and hope you join us again this week. Have an excellent day. God bless!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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