Thursday, January 26, 2012

Crop Chocolate Design Team Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Official Crop Chocolate Design Team Valentine's Blog Hop!
I am very excited to be part of the Design Team for Crop Chocolate! For this blog hop, we are displaying Valentine's day ideas for you!

My Blog Hop Project is a box made out of 2 sheets of 12x12 paper.
This is my "go to" box for school projects or holidays. It is really a great multi purpose box.
Need a Halloween treat box for school, use Halloween paper.... or Christmas, or Valentine's day, or Easter, etc etc etc.

To make this box, you fold the paper in 1/2, diagonally (makes a triangle), unfold, rotate 90 degrees and repeat.
You now have an x in the center of the paper.

Take 2 opposite corners and fold them to the center.
Leaving them folded, fold them again to the center
(Sort of looks like a 2 ended man's neck tie now.).

Unfold this, and repeat the entire thing, using the 2 other sides.

Unfold again, and you have loads of lil boxes on your paper.
2 boxes over from the point, on 2 opposite sides, you cut upwards for 2 full squares on both sides of the point.

Now it is just fold it together.
And you are done!

And now for the hop...

You should have arrived here from Paula I.'s Blog! If you happened to stumble across this blog , please go to Beth's Blog to begin this hop!
There are some awesome Blog candy being given away! 2 Kits from will be given away on the main CC blog on Feb 1st.
To qualify for the Blog Candy, you need to follow the design team members, and leave a comment on each blog! Then go back to the Crop Chocolate Blog, and leave a message that you completed the Hop!

After you've posted your comment and are following me, please go to Paula's blog and continue hopping from there! Happy Hopping!
Head on over to Paula's Blog Next! And Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Week 1 of 2012 completed :)

Taken in Mexico..... NCL Star vacation, December, 2011

My goal for the week is one layout a day.... It keeps me grounded.
Mission accomplished in week 1.
I have completed 9 Valentines Day cards, 2 cigar boxes, and 7 layouts too.

Swim with the Dolphins in Mexico

Carlos and Charlies...... Senor Frogs........ What was Grandma Thinking?????


This is the life!!!!!

Christmas 2011

Mexico, 2011

My second Cigar Box..... made into a Flower holder!

My First Altered Cigar Box!


Grandma and Grandpa ashore from the NCL Star.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Welcome 2012

Welcome 2012 and time to get back to crafting, and keeping up my blog.
This is an "old school" challenge from the Crop Chocolate group. The challenge was to use really old product. I used old MME titles, and a stencil and design scissors, and even eyelets too!