Tuesday, December 14, 2010

How to Sweetly Survive the Holidays

Good Morning, and a Happy Tuesday to you all!
Wow - it feels like it's been forever since I've posted here, but believe me, I've been hard at work creating lots of goodies to share... unfortunately I can't share them just yet... but VERY SOON... I promise!

However, today I thought I'd share my unique way to survive the Holiday Season in just ten easy steps. 

 1. You start off with an ordinary bucket. It could be any color, mine actually was pastel yellow! ha ha..

 2. Find a beautiful GOLD spray paint... Everyone loves GOLD, don't they?

 3. While it's drying, gather some SWEETS!!!

 4. Traditional Holiday Colors ??? Sure, why not? It always looks so nice with Gold.

 5. Find the PERFECT images to use.... I know where those PERFECT Holiday images are.... If you're nice, I will share the secret... They aren't hard to find... But just to make it easier for you.... 
You should LOOK HERE!

 6. Color your GORGEOUS images...

 7. Start applying them to your golden bucket.

 8. Embellish with Ribbon and Bows, or whatever you like.

 9. Clear Coat everything, and let it dry.



Isn't it Cute???  I just couldn't resist this little bucket of sweet stuff.  This is actually a gift for my sister who happens to live in Arizona.

Wouldn't you know that her favorite candy is Peanut M&M's and Diet Pepsi.  ha ha...  Of course I added some Candy Canes in the traditional peppermint, as well as the Hersey's "Mint Chocolate" ones.  I then topped it off with some Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses.

Ohhhhhh, but wait....  What about this adorable little sweetie at that mailbox???  Ahhhh yes, this image is called "Letter to Santa".  Do you know why I love this image for this particular project???  Because my sister doesn't see much snow in Arizona, unless she goes to the mountains, AND.... if I could send her a little bit of snow, I would...  BUT... Since I won't be seeing her for the holidays, her gift will be mailed.  I think she's going to love this adorable bucket.  That sweet little girl on the tag that is attached to the Pepsi bottle is another one of Elisabeth's Digi's called "Eden's 2nd Christmas"  What an absolute Doll!!!

Just to be sure she didn't miss NY State too much, I just HAD to include something else on this bucket.

Just a little taste of what she's missing!  ha ha....  I used this months new Digi from Elisabeth Bell called "Frosty The Snowman".  Have you been blog hopping?  You still have time, YOU COULD WIN THIS FABULOUSLY ADORABLE DIGI.

Now, if my sister is to survive this Holiday Season, this will surely help.  Don't you think?

Should you decide to make one of these survival kits, and keep it yourself, you will have just ONE MORE STEP in the process...

11.   EAT IT, and ENJOY!!!

All images used on this project can be found in Elisabeths Digi Shop.  Where you can get several different enchanting images to play with.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my directions on how to SWEETLY SURVIVE the Holidays!


CraftinGranny said...

Wow, I'm so impressed and in awe of this fantastic project. I love this idea and even more your beautiful coloring of these stamps. Will you adopt me? LOL Your sister is going to love this and I'd bet she'll keep it out to display year round. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent. "Hugs" Carol

Anonymous said...

Oh wowzer!! Lynda, this is just adorable!! What a really cute idea!!! Fabulous project and such wonderful coloring on this sweet image!! LOVE that tag too!! :) HUGS

Renkata said...

wow just wow,
such a great project.
beautifly done!

Riet said...

This is so gorgeous,I love the images and the colours.

Hugs Riet.x