Friday, January 22. 2010
Happy Friday! This morning I have my first ever challenge for Crop Suey to share with you. I hope you'll stop by the blog to see what the other girls cooked up! I was browsing through the DT forum the other night and there are some amazing projects!
The theme for the first challenge is friendship. You can interpret this in any way you see fit. I chose to make a pair of earrings to give as a gift, perhaps to a friend to say thank you. My earrings are made from Czech fire-polished glass beads, rhinestone rhondelles, and Swarovski pearls.
I used my silhouette to cut out the box out of a piece of PTI vintage cream cardstock. The leaf image is from Unity's October store kit of the month stamped in Palette Burnt Umber ink. The ribbon is chocolate satin from my stash.
I made a tiny notecard to go along with the earrings. It's 3" square. I used the same leaf stamp. The quote is from Unity's Everyday Adorable kit stamped in Palette Burnt Umber ink. I popped it up on dimensionals for more interest.
And here's a not-so-great photo of the set together. I used a piece of acetate to cover the hole I cut in my box with my square nestabilities.
Now, for the fun part. Since I've been lucky enough to meet some really wonderful people through blogging and have some great opportunities come my way, I thought I'd say thank you by offering this little set up to one random winner.
To be entered in my giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what you're thankful for so far this year. Unfortunately, this is open only to US residents! I'll leave the comments open until Monday the 25th at 11:59pm and post the winner Tuesday the 26th.
Have a great weekend!
Friendship Earring Box & Card Recipe
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i'm thankful for me and my family being healthy and happy!
love those earrings! your box and card are so pretty!
thanks for the chance to win!
Hi Tracy! I'm thankful for my family and friends.
Your earrings, box and card are beautiful. Everything you do is classy and elegant.
This year I am more and more Thankful to God for the gifts in my life. I have a fabulous growing daughter, and irreplaceable family. Hope you are feeling better (headaches and insomnia). Love seeing your creativity!!
FYI - I posted your challenge on my blog. I stalk you and I'm so proud of how talented you are.
One day I will make a purchase...
your earring set is gorgeous and the packaging even more so. i had the dreaded colonoscopy last week and it came back cancer free again! hooray for another year and i am truly thankful for my good health!!!
First I'd like to say that the earrings are lovely and everything that goes with them are too!! Now for the thankful part....I'd have to say that is for my husband and boys. Even thought they all drive me crazy sometimes, I wouldn't want to live without them!!!
Tracy, they are just beautiful! What a great little set!
Great set of earrings! So pretty!
I have said this before...but I am thankful for my Savior- I can't go a day without Him. If I had to say something else...my husband because he is the most amazing man in the world! I am so lucky that he waited for me and loves me!
Thanks so much for the giveaway:)
Is there no limit to your talent woman? What a FANTASTIC project...one any gal would love to receive. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
These are gorgeous earrings Tracy, and the gift box is spectacular too! Wow, you have lots of wonderful creations on your blog...I'll have to come back more often! I am grateful for family, especially my son...it couldn't be any more simpler than that! smile Thanks for the chance and have a fabulous weekend!
Jen in AZ
Beautiful set Tracy! Love the balance in the colors and the earrings are awesome!
I am thankful for the wonderful family I have! They always make my day. I love them so much.
Beautiful earrings, box, and card! I am thankful for good health for my family.
I'm SO thankful to be employed and healthy!
That is one gorgeous set, Tracy!
Those earrings are beautiful, Tracy!!! and so is that card. I'm thankful for good health and a great family. And the way I'm still able to support my expensive stamping hobby in this dreadful economy.
Wow Tracy, those earrings are gorgeous! even better is the packaging you created!! Darling!
I am thankful that my husband has a job, that my kids are healthy and happy! I am Thankful for the fact that I can homeschool them and not miss out on so much of their lives. I am thankful for amazing friends both the ones I have met and have yet to meet!. It is a good life!
Oh Tracy, these are gorgeous! Love the box and matching card too! Fabulous!
I'm very thankful for my husband and kiddos. They make me so so happy everyday! Yay!
every time when i come onto your blog, it is like a present- always a surprise! i am always amazed at your creations, simply and elegantly done!
as for being thankful so far this year...my youngest is having digestive problems and needs an endoscopy. with her having a bleeding disorder, the surgery becomes more complicated and she has to have a certain medicine before hand to keep her stomach from excessivly bleeding. the cost of this nasal spray is $750. we just found out that through a specialty pharmacutical market, we only have to pay $50 and her operation will be must less invasive. i am thankful for insurance!
Oh my Tracy, what an amazing gift set! The earring are stunning and I love the complimentary card and packaging!
I am thankful for you, and for your LOVELY earrings, and for the ones I already have and wear constantly! I am thankful for paper-crafting friends and my wonderful family!
Hey you...whatta fabbie giftie set! I'm thankful for my wonderful, healthy family..
P.S. Congrats on the Crop Suey DT! I got to meet up with Bree yesterday:)
Just found your blog on SCS.
Love the earrings......beautiful!
I am thankful for my husband and my 5 children!
What a great box and card, Tracy. I love your earrings. They're just my style.
Just gorgeous Tracy!!! You know I love your earings and the box and card are stunning together. The earings would have gone very nicely with the dress I wore on the weekend for Emily's christening.
This set is gorgeous and would make a really lovely gift!
Who is Tracy?
I'm a tech geek, Star Trek nerd, cardmaker, gardener, and all-around crafty gal just trying to find my place in this world.
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