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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Challenge #34 - Sweetie Pie

Hey, it's almost time to start making pies and cookies and cakes and candies -
OH MY!!!! A delicious dilemma!
This week's theme is going to be Sweetie Pie. Who doesn't love something (or someone sweet)? Well, let this be your inspiration and let's see what you come up with!

This is Rosemary, here to show you a sweet little card that I made - some pop dots, punches and a bit of glitter makes this look good enough to eat! Now I need to go and find some real chocolate before I eat this card!

Jana here: I love this card. Sweet indeed. Looks good enough to eat.
I went WAY overboard and made some advent calendars to send to my mom, my sister and a friend and her daughters. I stuffed the drawers of these little beauties with candies and little treats. I had to ignore my family for a good portion of this weekend to get them done so I can mail them tomorrow morning. I want them to get to their destinations by December 1st.

Here they are all lined up. (I think you can click on the picture to enlarge it a bit.)

This is the top of the one going to my mother. Melissa decorated it with lots of trees. My mother has decorated trees all over her house. Even in the bathrooms. It really made an impression on my youngest.

This one is going to my sister. She has a tree dedicated to Hello Kitty every year.
I think Melissa nailed it. She even put one in a stocking.

I made these little goodie bags to put in the drawers so I could send some of these adorable Gingerbread Cookies.
Gotta love Pepperidge Farms. Next to them are Mike and Ikes and Mint M&M's. Love all of these Sweets.

This one is going to my friend and her daughters. I opened a few of the drawers so you could have a peek.

The calendars are match boxes glued together. The feet are brass brads (office supplies) and pony/plastic beads from my daughters bead stash. I had my daughters decorate them after I assembled them. I used about an inch of ribbon (folded in half) and a brad for the drawer pulls. I stamped the numbers and punched them out with a little circle punch. You can't tell from these pictures, but I sprayed them with a glitter mist that makes them just gorgeous.

I really hope they LOVE them. Cause I sure do.
They turned out so cute that I have decided to make 3 more. One for each of my girls.


***We interrupt this theme with an important message***

We also have a little sweet treat for you as well, a blog candy giveaway! The perfect little sweet treat as it doesn't add a pound or cause tooth decay. All of the items below are yours if you win and will also come in a cute, reusable tote! Can this get any better? Stuff to use and an environmentally responsible tote to put it all in?

All YOU have to do is be a follower of our blog and participate in this challenge. Entries will be placed in a hermetically sealed mayonnaise jar (that's been on the porch of Funk and Wagnalls) and a winner will be randomly drawn next Sunday. The winner will be posted at the next challenge and we'll let you know if we need an address for your prize! See, isn't that easy?

***We now return you to your previously scheduled theme***

I'm not gifted like Jana so I don't dare try to use Mr. Linky. I'm going to kick it old school and ask you to please link your project in the comments to this posting. A recap of last week's participants will be posted on Wednesday!

Happy Crafting and GOOD LUCK in the drawing!


Birgit and Marni said...

OMG - These are AMAZING!!!!! So completely adorable! Love them!!

Dayna said...

Great challenge! Here is my LO for it.
(I'm sorry I have no clue how to link it, if someone could let me know that would great:)

Vintageandjournals said...

Great your work also...I posted mine on my blog,for #sweetie pie#.....

great prize too!!!

xooxo Fia

Electra said...

I can't believe all the work you two did and at holiday time too!
VERY nice!
Here's what I came up with, although I finally had to get drunk to get the pics to go onto my blog. (not really, but it seemed like it might help)

Ivolina said...

Dear Jana and Rosemary,
I am so sorry I have not opportunity to be part of your last challenges. My daughter was very ill. She is now better, but it is too late for card now, unfortunately.
I am still big fan of your blog and read all your post.

Jessica G. said...

Yummy chocolate card and amazing advent calendars -- you ladies and clever AND crafty! And I mean that in only the nicest way!!

Here's my sweet treat:

Melisa said...

I didn't have a chance to enter the challenge this time, but I wanted to say that your advent boxes are fantastic! I really love them. You'd better hide them or everyone you know will want one.

Monica H said...

Your advent calendar is so cute! We have one but it's huge and we couldn't find a spot for it this year so it's still in the box :-(

I just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog today- I appreciate it.

Merry Christmas!