Monday, December 8, 2008

Let it snow...

Man, is it ever cold here! We woke up this morning to 6 degrees and got a dusting of snow this weekend. The girls woke up Sunday, and the first thing they did was to get dressed and run out and play in the snow! Their faces lit up so brightly when they looked out the window first thing in the morning, so cute! I wish I had that kind of excitement about snow. lol

I have a few Melissa Frances projects to share with you. The first is a styrofoam tree shape that I covered with Carol Ann paper by Melissa Frances. I tied a bow in some wide satin ribbon and stuck a pin through it to hold it onto the top of the styrofoam tree. Lastly added a chipboard snowflake and sticker by MF as well. I think these would be so cute with a few of them together on a silver tray with ornaments around them! You don't have to use Christmas paper either, I kindof like the shabby look this paper gives.

This little snowflake box was done for the Melissa Frances blog today. You can see directions on how to make it here: www.melissafrances.typepad.com. To create the snowflake on top of the box, I cut a styrofoam ball in half, painted it with white acrylic paints and then made some little arms for my snowflake out of white felt.
Wouldn't it be fun to add a hot cocoa mix or another wintery item like scarf/mitten set inside this box for a special someone? :)
The next card was for the "Design Team Inspiration" for this week over at CreateMyKeepsake. The challenge is to use fabric on a card, layout, or project. I layered some felt and material from my stash and hand-stitched around it. The rub on saying is added right onto the material.
It's a little Valentine-ish...but what the heck. It was fun to make! :) Have a good night!

19 comments:

Babydoll said...

I love your new projects!! Too cute!

Jenniwren32 said...

Beautiful projects, Dani! I love the snowball gift box - Such a cute idea!!!

Sheree said...

Hi Danielle! I've found your blog recently and now I pop in regularly to see your beautiful creations. Your work is amazing!!!

Sheree
ps. Merry Christmas!

Marlou said...

WOW!!! these are amazing!!! loooove them all :) x

scrapanath said...

love it all!!!
so sweet and gorgeous!!
xx
nath

Char said...

Love all your creations dani!!! Your right about the tree... a few on a tray would be a great decoration! very shabby!! Have a GREAT day!! Char

Anabelle said...

Love the MF projects! They are gorgeous. And that card. Wow!!! Love the colors and all of the little touches. :)

Audrey Pettit said...

How beautiful each and every thing you make is, Dani!

Leslie Ashe said...

Oh girl your MF creations are AMAZING!! Totally blow me away with your talent! :D Love everything you've done :D

Puts me in the spirit totally!!
Hugs!

Nicole said...

Great Projects! totally love the xmas tree!

Erika M. said...

Those projects are absolutely beautiful. Saw them on the Melissa Frances site yesterday!

Laura Davis said...

Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog:) You are truly an inspiration to me!
Laura

Leigh said...

Gorgeous work, Dani!
That snowball box is so cute and I love the vintage feel of the tree you made!
I also love how you added the fabric to your card and with the handstitching!

Dria said...

Very pretty projects. I really like those papers.

janet said...

We are freezing over here too and the kids love playing in the snow!
Love your projects...as always they are amazing!
Have a wonderful week.

Sherry Wright said...

Gorgeous, we have a ton of snow as well!

ellen said...

i love the little antique"y" things on the edge of the ribbon. are those melissa frances? i have some of the frames and i am clueless as to what to do with them. beautiful projects!

Kandis Smith said...

love how you used that fabric--so cute! Great projects!

Raechelle said...

stunning work my dear! :)
Rae