Monday, December 17, 2012

It's Hot Apple Cider Time!!! Winner!!

 
Happy Monday everyone!!! I am sorry I have been missing in action but I just cannot get into the swing of things!!! I have been so distraught by the heinous events in Newtown, CT, that I can't get motivated to do anything. As a retired teacher (although at the college level), the slaughter of those innocent children along with those who had the educational best interests of those children at heart, has me so devastated. I have been so very haunted by the loss of everything precious in a civilized society!!! I can make no sense at all out of such a senseless act!
 
Today I am showing a little project that I made for the October 2012 Issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine which you can find right HERE. Of course I used a darling image from the Merry Christmas Whimsy Prints Collection called Two Turtle Doves. Isn't she darling!!! I used the directions for the Mini Accordion File, changing the method of closing it a little bit. The double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from Simple Stories Handmade Holiday Collection. I only added some Stardust Stickles, organza ribbon, holly leaves and red pearls and I was done. Here is a view of what the inside looks like...
You can see that I used red business envelopes for the inside and within each pocket I placed a pack of hot apple cider mix. This neat little file could be used for images, hot chocolate mix, embellies, or even a few stamps.
 
 
WINNER
Thank you all so very much for the sweet and kind comments about my little cupcake boxes but we must let Mr Random.org make his selection of the winner of the Martha Stewart PATP Eyelet Lace set....And the winner is.....
 
Congratulations, Brigitte!! Please leave a comment on this posting and email me with your mailing info before Thursday, December 20 at 8 AM EST so that I can get your package out to you right away!!
 
Thank you all so very much for coming by today and I hope you will want to drop by often! Beginning tomorrow I am participating again in the New Release at Whimsy Stamps and I hope to see you around Noon time tomorrow. Have a wonderful day and please keep those who are hurting in your thoughts...May we all be reminded of the importance of compassion and love for one another!! Big hugs!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

39 comments:

Sonia said...

Gorgeous creation dearest Jacque:) Lovely image as always:)
Big hug,
Sonia

Tanya said...

This is beautiful Jacque, and your heartfelt comments are so true, it's impossible to get one's head around such an atrocity really.

Tags xx

Teresa said...

This project is very beautiful!! Thanks for the link!
According to your words!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful. I love the cute image.

Congrats Brigitte!

Sparkly Engineer said...

I love this clever gift packaging. Thank you for the inspiration.

Danielle said...

Hello Jacque, just saw this pretty little project on FB, and wanted to see more and read you, I do feel as distraught by the events in CT, as a mom, as a woman, but most of all as a human being. So here I am leaving love on your blog, cause I think love is the only "medicine" against events like this.
I love the little image very much, wonderfully colored by your hand; love the idea of presenting tea bags or other little goodies in this pretty packaging.
I send you a big hug, lots of love. Take care xoxo

Margreet said...

What a gorgeous and beautiful project, Jacque!
xxx Margreet

cebelica said...

What a wonderful project Jacque. I love it. Hugs! xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Jacque. I love the image and such a fabulous design.
Take care
Hugs Sue

Brigitte said...

Totally amazing once again!!!! Love your colouring and the mistletoe in the corners are beautiful!!! I can't believe I got picked!!!! Thanks for all your thoughful gestures throughout the year. Hugs, Brigite
I will email later.

Caroline said...

WOW I love this the shape and design is gorgeous and the image is adorable. Caroline xxx

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
love your project sweetie
it's terrible what happend to those children, it break's my heart for the parents who has to go true this.
thanks for the chance sweetie, and congrats to you brigitte, enjoy it
big hugs angelique

Teri said...

I'm so with you, Jacque, I've cried for hours, can't seem to focus and oh my gosh, what a hard, hard time I had dropping off my 7 year old grandson at school today... I close my eyes and see what happened and knowing that in this case, imagination is far less than reality, just sends me into another sad flood of tears. This has touched the hearts of so many, and the feeling of helplessness is overwhelming. I suppose prayer is the best answer of all....
Your creation is so wonderful!!! It's clever and darling!!!
Have a Merry Christmas!
Hugs,
Teri

Maryann said...

I can only agree to all you said here, and I think, we´re all in chock all over the world, that anything this terrible could happen.
Your creation here is absolutely gorgeous as always, but I never expected anything else from you hun. Stunning work.

Linda said...

What a lovely project, beautiful as always
hugs Linda

nannapat said...

Beautiful project Jacque. I'm in the UK but I feel for all those directly affected by the atrocity in Newtown. I have grandchildren and I can imagine how I would feel if they were hurt by a monstrous act such as this. God bless all the families and the community and give them strength to get through this and, hopefully, the will to lobby for tighter gun laws. Pat x

Tonya said...

No need to apologize, Jacque! We all understand, sweetie. It is such a sad and senseless act that I just do not understand. I am sending you great big hugs!!

This is gorgeous. The design is fantastic and I love that sweet image.

Regina said...

Dear Jacque!!! A agree with Tonya and everyone who let a message here. I saw the kids pics on FB today and I immediately I thought about their families. The kids are angels, but the worst part is a mom who loose their children. Only time will give them some confort. I´ll pray for all of them.

Your project, as always, is absolutely amazing!!! The image is adorable and your coloring is so gorgeous!!

Love and hugs

Regina

Babette said...

What a stunning project, great image.
Hugs,
Babette

Georgei said...

as all way a other beautiful card
thank for showing hugs

Tracey T said...

This is a stunning project, Jacque - I'm off to follow your link right now! I agree totally with you about the dreadful happening in Connecticut. Some years ago here in Scotland we had the awful massacre of children and staff in their school in Dunblane. I'm struggling to understand what goes on in someone's head that makes them want to take their anger and frustrations out on the innocent, and children in particular. My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by this terrible event. Hugs, Tracey xx

Kimberly S said...

It truly is such a sad and senseless tragedy. :(

Your project is so cute, love that you can put a packet of something yummy into the envelopes. Very creative. :) hugs, Kimberly

mags said...

A beautiful creation and such a fab design. I am definitely thinking sachets of yummy hot chocolate mix.
Mags
x

kim.scrapper said...

It has touched the hearts of so many and makes no sense to any of us. I also work in an elementary school and this event has touched me in a way that causes my heart to ache. So many, gone too soon.

Sara I. said...

As a mother, I seriously cannot imagine what those Mom and Dads are going through right now especially right before Christmas. Makes me truly appreciate my little ones more and makes me hug them a little tighter. My heart and prayers go out to each and every one of those families in CT.
Absolutely adorable creation Jacque! Love the image and the papers and what a cute little gift!! You've definitely inspired me to give this one a try. Thank you for the instructions on how to do it!
Wishing you a beautiful, blessed Christmas and Happy New Year xx

DebraK said...

It is so horrible, and I, too, feel in limbo with sorrow over such tragedy. I don't feel that I can fully function with the dark cloud looming from such an evil act. Such precious babies, I can't imagine the heartache up there in CT; it just breaks my heart...
Your project is very cute; love the way you so easily mix and match paper designs..

Vicky's Papers (Ardillita) said...

Another beautiful project!!!!!!
I love the image and the papers :)

Sewe said...

Pretty creation

/Sewe

Vick said...

Congratulations Brigette, and thanks as always for your generosity Jacque, hugs, Vick xxx
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sakehanska said...

oh, I love this stamp with the lille bird cage. marta

Smetanina Svetlana said...

Oh, how awful it is ubystvo .... I'm sorry, she seated in a shock when I found out. There are bad people. And your project is wonderful!

Craftyanny said...

Super cute Jacqui and a very clever idea too.
Have a Happy Christmas sweetie
Anne x

fusiafscrapping said...

Congratulations, Brigitte!
Your project is stunning!

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Compreendo o que está sentindo, todos ficamos chocados com a tragédia.
Hoje, só nos resta rezar.

Belíssimo seu projeto, Beijo.

Rufus said...

Love your accordion file. I'm with you I simply don't understand how anyone could do what that boy(?) young man (?) did to those innocent children and brave educators. Totally random, totally senseless,totally unfathomable.
Sending you a hug,
R/

pst said...

Gorgeous creation! What a clever idea to put one package of mix in each slot.

Christy Designs said...

A beautiful creation and such a fab design. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations Brigitte !

Natka said...

A beautiful project!

Auntie Em said...

I love your little lady and the file holder for the cider is a cute idea! I was going to give a box of cider packets as a little present to someone but maybe now I will have to rethink this and make the presentation a little more fun!
Thanks for sharing! :)