- Lisa B
- Carlisle, Pennsylvania
- I am a stay at home mom..now that is! February 19th, 2007 I was involved in a car accident while on vacation in Florida. I awoke in ICU to find out that my only two children Annemarie age 3 and Michael age 5 did not make it. Scrapbooking became such a big part of my life. It helped fill a void that I desperately needed to fill. Our therapist suggested that I take up scrapbooking as a way to memorialize my children, little did she know! So I took that and ran with it.I became obsessed with scrapping and took over the second largest room in my house. Because of my injuries I couldn't go out and get a job, I just scrapped!I printed out 2,000 photos and my journey began. I have made albums for family members and layouts to decorate my craft room. We thought we were done having kids but who expected this tragedy??? I just gave birth in June 2009 to two beautiful baby girls Mia Anne and Gianna Marie named after their brother and sister.I swore that I would keep up with their albums so I won't become overwhelmed so we will see how that works out! My profile picture is the last family picture that was taken of all of us.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
My Yummy Gift for a SPecial Friend
You know those friends who go out of their way for you? Well I have a special friend who listens to me rant and still wants to talk to me the next day! She has done so much for me I wanted to come up with a little something to show her how special she really is! At times I just don't know how to repay her kindness and the only thing I am good at..or shall I say I enjoy doing is cooking. I came up with this whole idea based on the darnest,cutest stamp set by Peachy Keen! Now if you don't know this by now I am very CHEAP when it comes to my craft supplies. Since I am a hoarder I am afraid of using certain things because I won't have it or it is to nice to use etc. etc. Well to show this friend how special she is and how much I value her friendship I thru caution to the wind on this one. I used my GOOD (and brand spankin new) paper, huge strips of my glue tape instead of cutting it into little squares just for the corner,...and I even changed the bobbin on my sewing machine and threaded with new thread!! I did manage to get a few scraps in there to make myself feel better. Not to mention sitting there cutting out those itsy bitsy marshmellows. I stamped each one, colored them and then "toasted" them with some ink. It took me sometime to get this all done because I was busy trying to dig myself out of like 4ft of snow and trying to take care of two little babies and one BIG baby. I had some other visions for it but since I am need to get this to that person ASAP because it is a perishable item I had to leave some ideas behind.
But I do hope they get the point...that alot of love went into this...What is the most important thing is that I had alot of fun doing this project and it made me smile...I hope it does the same for the recipient! Tucked inside this glass jar is some homemade Hot Coca on a stick. It is homemade marshmellow and fudge on a stick that can be swirled thru warmed milk, hot coffee or simply eaten by itself. I am also going to give this to the kids in my neighborhood for Valentine's day (just the stick & tag).
Okay here is my supply list. If anyone would like a tutorial or some pics/details on how I did all of this please let me know.
I got the idea for this project from the Peachy Keen's PK-08 Hot Cocoa stamp set. I also used Peachy Keen PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortmentstamp set for the face on the cup. I just get such a kick out of the faces on the marshmellows. It is like some are bracing for the hot liquid they are about to be dunked into and others are accpeting their fate of being dissolved and have a smile on their face! I got this jar at TJ MAXX. I stuffed several sticks of pure joy inside...yummy! Maybe I need to go and taste test one now!
My fellow blogging buddy Maria over at the Joyful Stamper had a post awhile back that showed hot cocoa on a stick. I saved that recipe along time ago but I had no idea where it was so I contacted Maria and she graciously pointed me in the right direction...THANK YOU MARIA!
Other suplies I used:
Stampin Up' Crystal Effects
Stampin up Ink
White embossing powder
Close to My Heart "That's Amore" paper pack
Close to My Heart Alphabets stamp set
Martha Stewart border punch & adhesive ribbon
Tons of pop dots and tape
Now I combined several challenges into this as well. Rather than do a separate post for each item I combined them all into one post so you can see them as the set. SOrry if this upsets anyone!
Peachy Keen Stamps
Magical Crafts Fortnightly