Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Treat Box ~ MMSC39

LOL! Do I have your attention now?! :) Good! I wanted to let you know that our monthly sponsor for February is:
Cornish Heritage Farms (CHF) is owned & run by Richard & Liz Pomeroy. Why the name? Richard & Liz are originally from Cornwall, England hence the Cornish Heritage & the 'Farms' is the 100 acre farm in north central Montana where they live & where all the stamps are manufactured. Richard & Liz believe in producing a high quality product so all the stamps are deeply etched, red rubber. CHF is a diverse stamp company in the fact that it consists of a variety of different licenses & styles, ranging from very detailed (Thomas Kinkade) to simple line art (Tom Fun Collection) therefore offering something for everyone.

We also thank Faith for being our sponsor this week. She is sharing her
Designed 2 Delight Digital Stamps to a lucky player. Click on her link on my left sidebar to see her sweet goodies.

Below is my Midnight Madness sample for this week. I had a chocolate emergency a couple weeks ago while cleaning up Legos in my son's room. And the box (pictured above) was just screaming to be altered. I'll be filling it with some fresh yummy treats for some lucky boy at my house. :)These little bears are from the "Tom Fun" stamp collection called "Bear Essentials". You can find them at Cornish Heritage Farms. I had fun coloring these little cuties in all sorts of colors (kinda like Care Bears for those of you that remember them). I saved the ones I painted different colors for a future project.
These little "berry-colored" bears go perfectly with this Kaiser Craft Designer Paper and my heart shape is a Spellbinder Die-Cut cut from M5D Wood Paper. Then the Prima Flower just looked scrumptious, like icing on a cake when I placed it onto the heart. There are little Kaiser Craft Flowers peeking out from under the heart and they remind me of frosting around the edge of a cake. Can you tell I have sweets on my mind! :) The little brown leaf punches tucked behind the bears are also punched from M5D Wood Paper.

Our February Diva is...Cheryl Frank WELCOME CHERYL!!!
We are just thrilled to have Cheryl joining us for the whole month of February :) Here is a little bit about Cheryl....
I have been scrap booking for over 11 years, card-making for about 4 and am absolutely addicted! I am a stay-at-home wife who homeschooled our 2 children (daughter 5-12th, and son 9-12th). I was born in northern Indiana but my family moved to Florida when I was a pre-teen. I married my high school sweetheart and this October we will celebrate our 25th anniversary. Besides paper-crafting, I enjoy cross-stitching, crocheting, spending time with my family, playing cards, board games, having bonfires and singing karaoke! I am so honored and thrilled to be asked to be a February Guest Designing Diva for Midnight Madness and look forward to the challenges and creations!

Here is this week's sketch.... or if you are looking for a more simplified version, be sure to check the Midnight Madness Blog for more details. Happy Crafting! :)
I'm entering this project into the following challenges:
Stampin Sisters in Christ ~ Make a card or project with an image of a child or childlike things on it (such as toys or a saying about children), but not a baby card.
Saturday Spotlight ~Use over sized bit items, accessories, images etc. that may even be too large for your card. (Look at that big Prima I used)
Belli ~ Hearts
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Four Legged & furry
Cute Card Thursday ~ Flowers
Creative Inspiration ~ Feminine
Creative Card Crew ~ Valentine
Flutter By Wednesday ~ Use a Butterfly


Carol said...

Michelle-what a fabulous project...I ADORE this. I didn't know it was a candy box, until I got here. All your details are simply amazing. You are such an inspiration to me.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}

Dianne said...

Michelle, this is stunning. WOW !! I love all the details and the colors.

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Michelle! Ok. I cannot scroll down past the Russell Stover box! YUM! Beautiful job on re-using/recycling that yummy box! I just love that paper on there! And those flowers are just perfect with it! Fantastic job!

Priscilla said...

Ok where is the candy?? that is what I want to know!!! LOL just joking.. I am drooling all over your altered box just the same. Great minds think alike huh? It is fun to alter things we would normally throw out. YOu did a wonderful job this week with this project and the sketch.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a wonderful treat box using the sketch! Love the details. Your little bears are perfect for the corners! Congrats on the DT position! Fabulous project this week as always!

Phyllis said...

Michelle ~ This is an AWESOME creation!! I love it!! What a wonderful way to recycle!! That heart look like it is edible. Love your little berry colored "care" bears!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Oh yes, you have my attention, you tease!! I was wondering what that was on Midnight Madnesses blog - yum on the candy and the box - I really don't think, as much as I love chocolate that I could open and destroy your beautiful gift presentation - double tease!! Hugs, Jane

Anonymous said...

VERY nice Michelle,

This takes recycling to a WHOLE new level! We no long "recycle" to crush, we "recycle" to give our containers a whole new LIFE!

Love the PRIMA flower too! ~So many flowers so little time~

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! Now what could be more yummy and than a BIG box of chocolates?!!! :) This is just gorgeous and I love all the details you've put on the box!! Such a clever idea!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight this week! HUGS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

You sure did get my attention with the chocolates! LOL! Your covering for the box is so clever!! What an awesome use of the sketch!! You are so creative!! Your details and design is so stunning!! Love your colors and the bears are so cute!!! Great altered project and take on all the challenges. Thanks for joining us at the Sat. Spotlight too!

Carolyn said...

You are just an altering maniac now, Michelle. lol.... I love it. I can just imagine your house with all the empty boxes, canisters, jars...etc just waiting for your artistic touch.
This is so beautifully done! So pretty and feminine. You are one very talented lady!


Bonibleaux Designs said...

My boys constantly tease me about my chocolates and you have given me the perfect idea on how to hide them! Your little chocolate box is just beautiful but you shouldn't waste it on some random boy LOL you should send it to me!!!

Pauline C said...

Wow Michelle this is absolutely stunning - totally delicious in every way and the Prima flower is the cheery on top (so to speak, lol!). Thanks for joining in this week's Creative Card Crew Challenge
Pauline x

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Michelle - this is just gorgeous - we should never have to buy a gift box again if we all followed your amazing example! Love that flower - divine! Your colours are delish and the whole thing YUMBLY! Look out chocolate boxes, here I come!! LOL! Thanks for the inspiration, you always bring something special to the challenge! {{{hugs}}}

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

So beautiful! I love the colors and the gorgeous flowers! What a fun treat! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCC!

Janna :)

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Hey Michelle, I thought we were a team....where are my chocolates??? I know you ate them all yourself huh!!! Well I sure hope you enjoyed them!!! LOL
I adore your little bears and can't wait to use mine too...they are just way too cute. Love the colors you used on your box, and way to go with the recycling!!
You rocked a lot of challenges with this one!! Whoo hoo

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Fabulous project, Michelle. The colors are wonderful and the bears just the sweetest! Who wouldn't love getting tis beautiful box as a gift? So happy you could join in the fun with the Creative Card Crew this week!

Davi said...

Great idea very pretty. Love the colors, bears, and the flower.

Annie said...

what a beautiful box and those bears are so cute (and I remember the Care Bears!). thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week. hugs, annie x


Michele what a great box hunny those bears are gorgeous thank you for joining in with the CCC challenge this week Linda x

Shelly said...

Love your little box for our Four Legged & Furry Challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at Cupcake this week!
Hugs Shelly ;)

Helen said...

Great project! Gorgeous dp, rose and ribbon! Those teddy bears are adorable, too! Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Dawn B. said...

These are yummy looking but even better all decorated. I never thought of this idea..I LOVE it.. Great job on the Saturday Spotlight challenge.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Michelle, what a perfect project for our challenge! The image is so cute and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Donna said...

Super sweet project and so beautifully embellished! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Danni said...

What a wonderful project! so cute!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Kimberly S said...

What a beautiful job you did, just fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Kris said...

An amazing creation!! it's gorgeous!!! great way to wrap up some sweetness! Thanks for joining us at Flutter by!

Anonymous said...

You have made something beautiful out of something ordinary. A true gift.

Thankd for playing with us at SSCC.

theneon said...

This was worth all you had to go through to get that empty box! Russell Stover -- never looked so good -- this is deliciously beautiful

Biscuitlid said...

great job decorating up the box!

Fab to see you at Cupcake Craft Challenge and Creative Card Crew this week.

Nancy said...

What an amazing project!! Those bears are hilarious!! And, I have chocolate emergencies all the time! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful take on of the sketch for a wrapper and love the cute corners of those bear. What a great idea to share. Thanks Michelle!

Liza said...

Gorgeous work and a great design. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Nicola said...

Your treat box is so very beautiful Michelle. Thank you for sharing your talent with Flutter By Wednesday.
Nicola -x-

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Fabulous project this week , Michelle! You're so talented, making this box and congrats on being M5D DT! hugs ~Jeni

Fern said...

WOW, Gorgeous!!! Love the colors and the flowers, and the cute little bears, and the hearts, and... and... and... I absolutely love everything about this!!! TFS