Friday, January 14, 2011

January 2011 CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop

Welcome to the January 2011 CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop!  This month our hop is featuring Valentine's ideas.  If you have just arrived from {Debbie's} blog, you are on the right path.  If you are just beginning here, you won't miss any of the action, as our hop is a full circle.  Just click on the link at the end of each post to take you to the next blog in the hop.

My project is a Valentine's box.  This box actually has multiple uses.  It could be placed on the desk to receive Valentines in, it could be given full of chocolate kisses, or it could even be used to hide a jewelry box.  The box came from the dollar bin at Target, and all other items are CTMH (unless noted).

  


 
Papers: CTMH cardstock in Blush and Garden Green, CTMH That's Amore
Inks: CTMH Chocolate and Tulip, StazOn Timber Brown (to color the Colonial White Bigger Brads), CTMH Re-inker in Blush and Tulip
Tools and Techniques: CTMH ribbon(Cocoa Collection), CTMH Bigger Brads (Colonial White), Sponging (to color the Colonial White Bigger Brad and the cardstock on the flag), White Daisy Crochet Flowers (from Mini Medley Accents Collection), Mod Podge
Stamp Sets: CTMH Amore

Two outside of the ordinary things I did for this project:  I used alcohol mixed with Re-inker to color the crochet flowers, and I coated the completed box with Mod Podge to give it extra durability.

I hope you're inspired to create a fun Valentine project of your own.  Now hop on over to {Vicki's} blog to see her creation.

10 comments:

Corina said...

Hi Jill!
This is a great idea! I think my daughter will love this. Thanks for the inspiration! ;)

Haley D. said...

Very pretty!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love it! You did a great job altering this. Love how you colored the flowers, too!

Laurie Flannery said...

Awesome mail box! I too like to buy white embsllishments and color them to match my project. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Jenifer said...

Love this! I have some of those mailbox I got 2 -3 years ago. Haven't used it up! Yours is GREAT!!!

Nikka Geers said...

were u thinking full of diamonds?? lol. ah the subtle hints we leave our hubbies. great idea. now if only i had a little kid to do this stuff with.

Adeline E. Brill said...

Yeah - I have two of these sitting in my craft room right now- inspirational ideas!

Tracy said...

how cool I love this idea. You did a beautiful job.

Melinda said...

I would love to have your pretty mailbox on my desk to receive candy and cards. Thanks for sharing.

Luisa said...

Oh, it´s soo cute! My daughter will love to get one of these. I should not show it to her!!! lol.