Good Morning everyone!
How was your weekend? Did you do anything special? Mine was a busy weekend as we came back from a few days out on the boat to a house without air conditioning! AHHHHHH! Now that wouldn't be so bad if you lived somewhere other than South Florida where the heat index felt like 107 degrees on Friday!!!! Nevertheless we now have a brand new air conditioner inside and out so we are enjoying the cool air once more! Phew! It's amazing how spoilt you get with the A/C!!!
Enough about the weather, onto more exciting things.....have you been over to Crafters Digital Art Center yet to check out all the amazing digi companies that got together...thanks to Priscilla? If you are like me and love to work with digi's you really should check it out, there are 24 featured companies and over 500 members as of typing this post! So what cha waiting for, go check it out!
Here at Midnight Madness we are on week 57 and ready for some more fun! The cards that were entered this week were again amazing, you all are getting so creative with your cards and the DT love to stop by your blogs and see them.
Congratulations to our winners this week
Our Masterpiece Award goes to
Our Remarkable Awards go to
#36 Sue Drees
#65 Holly Miller
Our weekly sponsor is McMahon Five Designs
Our Monthly sponsor is Kats Stamps
Now onto my project for this week. I think I am becoming addicted to altering boxes lately!!! This one was the inside packing box from an educational cd set I had for my son, and I couldn't just throw it away now could I? So, I decided to make it pretty and add it to the other altered boxes I have around the house.
It went from this
I'm really happy with how it turned out and it was really easy to do. I covered it with some pretty dp from DCWV - Be Mine stack, added some lace around the front and back edges then decorated the front to match the sketch for this week. The only thing that's difficult to see is the bottom half under the main image is white with a pretty border punch (it got buried beneath the lace at the bottom). I added the pleated lace to the top and bottom and tied the satin ribbon all the way around to make it appear that it would open at the side. Instead it actually opens at the top! That way you don't have to untie the ribbon or disturb the butterfly!
I colored this sweet Tilda with prismacolored pencils then popped her up on foam dots, added some leaves from my Martha Stewart punch, some flowers and a pin with butterflies and beads and the little metal plate that says "sweet". I would love to know what you think of my re-used box!
Just Magnolia - adding pleating
Charisma Cardz - Flowers
Your Next Stamp - Use a border punch (white area on bottom of box, click to enlarge photos)
Stampavie and More - Summer
Pollycraft - ribbon and bling
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Dazzle us (glitter on flowers, butterflies and shiny pin..may need to enlarge photos to see)
Delightful sketches - Texture
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the lovely comments you have left for me!
Have a wonderful day!