Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Decorated Card Tin

It's my birthday today, so I'm allowed to stray a bit from my Watercolor Week challenge. Today I went over to my friend Arin's house (Arinstamps on SCS) and we made decorated lunchbox tins. I used the Au Chocolat paper from the SU spring mini and combined it with colors from rich regals.... tempting turquoise, rose red and so saffron.
The flowers are from "You make me Happy" - I just love this set!! I thought they brightened up the chocolate paper a little bit. I really love the ribbons though... I always put my ribbons on first and then base my paper designs on my ribbon palette. CARDS was stamped using my Whimsical Alphabet. I also added some ink colored chipboard under the flowers and highlighted it with silver dots.
We had such a fun afternoon making these tins... our lunch was Bloody Mary's - or as we considered them.... Salad in a Glass!! We added spicy V-8, olives, celery, pickles and pearl onions.... they were pretty yummy!! And of course we finished off the lunch with a little mocha ice cream... Just perfect {{{thanks Arin!!}}}
Before I forget in my ramblings... the winner of the weekly giveaways was Annikki.... congratulations!! I will also be emailing you to get your address.
I haven't heard from the winner of the phone book yet, so I will be giving that away again tomorrow.... so leave a comment on this entry to win the phone book. See to take a peek!
Thanks for reading!


Amy said...

Happy Birthday Michelle! Beautiful tin, I love those things! Hope you had a wonderful day, it sounds like you did;)!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and what a fun way to spend your day -- salad in a glass, with friend(s), doing something you love.


Shannon Lawrence said...

Wishing you a stampaliscious birthday! The tin is gorgeous of course (all of your work is). Have a fantastic day...

shannon (coloradostampin)

Alex said...

Oh happy birthday Michelle, sounds like you had an absolute blast you lucky thing you, oh to have good friends like that, how wonderful and I would love to be included for your great giveway thanks for the chance

doverdi said...

Happy Birthday! What a great way to spend a birthday, with a friend and doing something you love.

I love the decorated card tin too.

I can't believe the winner didn't come back for the phone book. It was awesome.

Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiring us.

Joanne (stamps4sanity) said...

Happy Birthday! How fun to spend an afternoon stamping with a friend on your big day! The tin turned out great! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Allison said...

Congrats on your birthday...we have salads in a glass in Canada called Bloody Caesars...same exact recipe except we use Clamato juice instead of tomato juice...yum!

Lynda said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! What beautiful work you do. Your blog is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Dawn said...

Happy B-day!!! I enjoy your blog very much!

Kenna said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you truly enjoyed it. Gorgeous tin.

DeniseLynn said...

Happy birthday to you!! I just got back from vacation and am dying to read all the posts that I missed over the past 9 days. Oh and how exciting for me ... I might win that phone book yet.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday. This is a beautiful lunch tin. I think all of these projects are so neat - just got a shipment of 12 lunch tins, so guess I had better get busy. Yours has given me some inspiration.

Quilt Nut said...

happy birthday! love your tin. they are so fun to make

sentimentsbydenise said...

Happy Happy birthday! I hope your day was fun and special!
The card tin is so pretty - love all the ribbon you picked out!

annikki said...

Yjippii, I won!!! What a luky one I am, this is such a pleasure to get a masterpice like this!

I know, I'm late, but happy B-day to you Michelle! You must have had so much fun.

janice said...

Happy Birthday! hope it was happy and everything wonderful. sounds like you had a fun day!

Erica said...

Happy Birthday, that is a beautiful tin, I'm gonna have to try to decorate of those one of these days!!

Erica T

arin said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed our day! What could be better than wholesome crafts and salad! Your tin turned out awesome:)I think we need a birthday every week.

Anonymous said...

How silly of someone not to check back and claim that beautiful prize! Well...hope ya had a happy birthday! I love your style chick! BTW, I drank a glass of wine last night in your bday honor! :) Keep on stampin' Lisa K

Shannon Erskine said...

YAY! another chance to win the great phone book please include me in the drawing.

Love the tin! I have tried to tackle one of those yet.

gremhog said...

how can people not check back to see if they've won? And such a neat gift, too!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oooh, I really loved that phone I'm glad I get another chance at it!

We have 4 verses to sing at our birthdays...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Michelle,
Happy Birthday to you.

How old are you?
How old are you?
How old is Micehlle?
How old are you?

We love you we do!
We love you we do!
We love you dear Michelle!
We love you we do!

May the good Lord bless you.
May the good Lord bless you.
May the good Lord bless Michelle!
May the good Lord bless you.

(And DD would end with, "Chachacha!")

charmayne_tan said...

Hapee Birthday Michelle!! What a wonderful way to spend your birthday, with a wonderful fren & away from housework & children!

Auntybarbara said...

Happy Birthday, the tin!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I do not have my own blog, but I frequent yours ALOT! You are so inspiring! Have an amazing day!
Trace ;)

DDDzStmpn said...

Happy, Happy Birthday....sounds like you had a very good time. This tin is beautiful...I don't know if I could have done so well after having some 'salad in a glass' if you know what i mean. LOL!

maxadoodle said...

glad to hear you had a great birthday! the lunch box is BEAUTIFUL! where did you find it?!?! P.S. next time add a shrimp to the bm's, better yet, i will supply them. lol
sue sears

Joy Nicol said...

Great altered tin! So pretty!

bethtrue said...

Happy Birthday - sounds like an awesome day - love the salad in a glass concept (wink). very healthy!! heee hee. your box turned out great.

so sorry for the homeless phone book; i'm tossing my name into the ring; i'd love to win one of your fabulous creations!!

have a great rest-of-the-celebration day and thanks again for sharing your creativity!!

~Beth~ (mommy to a 3 1/2year old dynamo)

Angel R. said...

This tin is totally yummy! I have a bare one my friend gave me for my bday 2 mths ago and you may have just motivated me to finally decorate it! Awesome stuff, Michelle!

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Rosella said...

Happy Birthday!
Absolutely LOVE your tin! It is beautiful!!!

Shari Nelson said...

Happy Birthday! I love the fact that you always put on a lot of embellishments. Love your style.


Casey White said...

About that card tin --- WOW! I can't believe how different that Au Chocolat paper looks with all of those beautiful colors. Now I HAVE to get that paper and play! Simply Gorgeous! And what a cool idea to do the ribbons first...I always save them for last. Just goes to show how different minds process things!


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