Tuesday, February 24, 2009

This cold can't hold me down!!

Well actually, it did. For 2 long days I had the chills and a fever!! Grrrr...right when I was in the flow of organizing my craft room and having fun with challenges, it hit me unexpectedly. The house was at 75* and I was still dressed in 2 layers of sweats AND under 4 - count 'em - 4 blankets (2 of which were comforters and one was our favorite UT mink blanket). UGH! Just thinking about all those layers makes me sweat now.
DH (who, btw, is the most INCREDIBLE Mr. Mom ever) insisted I keep my sick self in bed although he broke down and let me color Sunday night. Haha! All my copics were brought to me with my bag of stamped images. The girls and I colored and watched cartoons.

I finally felt well enough today to work on some projects. In all of my fever and delirium, I kept dreaming of cards and altered items.
Tammy, one of my new TGF addicted friends over at SCS, asked me what I'd do with empty tissue boxes. Seems as if we all have some lying around after this cold season, and especially after my yucky weekend. (BTW, Tammy made the cuuuutest house out of one, check out her blog to see it!) I had this little must-try project sitting in a folder from a family magazine. Since I wanted to keep my mojo flowing, I thought I'd try it tonight and...
VOILA! Here's my altered tissue box - turned into a purse! Now it's not something I'd take to the Emmy Awards, but it was so fun and easy to do.
Here's the funny part. I was so excited to try it that I forgot to take pictures for the tutorial. Whoops! I promise I will do it for next Tuesday though, so this week make sure you keep an empty upright tissue box and join me for the how-to. As proof, I even left the little Marcoal logo on the bottom that says "Fluff Out." :D
Okay, so what's this card all about? Well, let's just say that it has something to do with my challenge that I am hosting this Saturday. Can you guess? It's a fun one, I can't wait to tell you what it is! Okay, here's a clue: This card isn't actually from my own collection but I couldn't resist. Vague enough? I'll give you another hint on Thursday if you promise to come and join the challenge. Hey...I see your fingers crossed behind you. Regardless, come back and see me again - that's if I don't relapse. Whoa, I need to go knock on wood now.
*Love and Aloha*

10 comments:

Melissa Craig said...

Your tissue box is fabulous!! I just threw a really cool one away! OK, good thing your tutorials stay around as long as your long blog does. Give me a couple of weeks. Heehee.

I love your card! Rock the Farm Anya is so sweet and this is a fabulous card. I'm excited for another hint.

PaperCrafty said...

Hi Jones~so glad that you are feeling better! WOW you came up with some cute stuff for not feeling well the last few days. The tissue box purse is adorable and your Rock the Farm card is so cute~I think I NEED that set...lol

Anjou Krelovich said...

Great card! I'm curious about your challenge will definitely check back! Glad you're feeling better!

Tammy said...

Joni - - You are such a sweetheart! I can't wait to try this out. I love the tissue purse. Beyond cute. My vote.....Oscar worthy!
So I'm curious now about your Anya card....I love the black layor on the card....produces a great visual....hmmm of course I'll be back. Glad you are feeling back to youself again.
You are a doll...sending you a great big {{hug}}

laos348 said...

The altered tissue box is fantatic - looks great. And your Anya card is the cutest! I hope all the germs are gone and you are all better!

Ann said...

Your tissue box purse is FAB! And that card is TSC--too stinkin' cute!!!

Denise said...

Very cute projects, love the coloring of the image. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Liann said...

Too cute girl---glad that you are feeling better...take care.....

Shannon said...

WOW...love the tissue box purse. And the card is super cute too!!!!!!

Alison Anderson said...

Cute purse! You got me- I like Anya! You reeled me in!