Sunday, October 26, 2008

House Mouse Gift Box


Well Hello All!!!! I know I've been missing for awhile. LIFE!! Sometimes it's really annoying. Oh well, it seems to be calming down for a second. So, I finally got a chance to actually do something that I wanted to do, and it was the house mouse challenge for this week-anything but a card. If you haven't checked this out, you really should. They are alot of fun. This is only the second one I've been able to participate in, but I love it. Here is the link. Ok, so I really had to think about this one, because I haven't made many "other" things. I was looking through my stash of stuff and found these gable boxes, so I thought I'd try these. I've had these since probably my son was born-OMG-way too long to have things in my stash without using them. I'm really bad about buying things and not using them. My son is 9 by the way. So I started by painting the box, it was white. I just used Joann's brand paint in Real Green. The paper I used is from the DCWV christmas stack from last year. Cardstock is DCWV-Red. The stamp is House Mouse "Having a Ball", I colored with prismacolor pencils, and put some stickles in crystal on the hat, and around the bottom. I really like the way it turned out. OH yeah, I did use a coat of glitter paint over the green. I just found that at Michael's. So, what do you think? Love hearing from you guys. I really will try to post more this week.

11 comments:

Scrubbysue said...

This is cute sara! you did a good job on it. Glad you found some time to yourself.;) Hope your having a good wknd. so far. TTYL!

Jackie said...

I really love it!Very creative

Carolyn Bounds said...

CUTE-A-LICIOUS!!! Your box is fabulous!!! I love everything about it...the colors, the image, the coloring, the EVERYTHING!!! You are going to make someone very happy with this beauty:O)

I am so happy you were able to play along with us in this week's challenge. I know how life can get in the way of the fun stuff. Hopefully, you will be able to join us next week. I'll be looking for you:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Carmen O. said...

This is cute! I love the image and the colors you chose. Isn't nice to use stuff that we've had for so long, finally. Great job.

Sassy Crafts said...

Great idea and so cute. Thanks for joining in with HM&F. x

Dru said...

This is so cute Sara, what a nice gift for someone. LYM

Burninrubber said...

So cute and great coloring! Happy Monday!

Amy J

Karen from PA said...

This is so adorable! I just bought some clear glitter paint at Michaels, but I hadn't thought of using it that way. Great idea!

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a sweet little box!!! It looks like you had fun making it too (:

Jennifer Scull said...

such a great box made even BETTER by adding a mousie! ;) I've joined up with the challenges over there as well. my HM stamps were feeling a bit neglected and this seemed like the perfect way to give them some love!

Gina said...

Very cute box. I love that stamp.

Glad I am not the only one that buys things and hangs onto them for a long time!