Friday, January 21, 2011

Just Us Girls #68....{you're sweet}


Hey friends!  Saturday and a new challenge with Just Us Girls has arrived!  This week the lovely Lisa has challenged us to make a 3-D/template project with a Love theme. 

Gotta say, I am a sucker for all the hearts and lovey dovey sentiments in the holiday aisle this time of year.  Lovey dovey schmoopsy whoopsy...yep, just LOVE it all.  For this challenge I chose to LOVE mother earth by upcycling a treat container that was just crying out to be dressed up with the colors of St Valentine's Day.
This tall aluminum canister was easily dressed up with paper doilies, an SCAL cut file lable by Kelleigh Ratzlaff called Doodle Labels and Frames as well as a scalloped edge from Scalloped Borders.   I added fun little homespun touches like a fabric heart yo-yo, seam binding trim, heart buttons and a seamstress pin to hold my punched and stamped message of "you're sweet".  I can't wait to fill this canister with treats for my sweet. 

We'd LOVE it if you joined us for this sweet challenge this week.  The Just Us Girls designers have outdone themselves again along with guest designer, Carla Suto.  THanks so much for stopping by today!
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12 comments:

Maria Levine said...

Love the doilies, so perfect! Great job decorating this container for Valentine's Day!!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful altered container, Dana! Love the doilies and other pretty details! Great design!

Kristin Bueter said...

Girl! This is fantastic!! I love that you upcycled your treat container and made it purty ♥ The heart doily is fabulous and I love the yo-yo heart you created!!! I wanna be your craft roomie one day :]

~amy~ said...

sweet...and such a fun challenge..

Kathryn B said...

Aaaah how cool to recycle this tin can Dana! I just love what you've done with it! The doille is cool and how you added all the fun elements to it....sigh ROCKS!!!

Lisa Kind said...

Awww....beautiful and green! Love it! That heart is so pretty and I love how you used the doilies! I just purchased some yesterday! Thanks for making this such a fun challenge!

Kelleigh @ Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

This is SO cute! I love it! Thanks for using my cutting files! That always makes me smile! (And, I linked you up on my Facebook Fan Page!!)

Stampin' Pam said...

Well done Dana - what a great altered tin. The doilies and all your other accents are just perfect. Rock on!

Andrea M said...

You certainly did dress this container up - WOW! So fabulous!!! The doilies are beautiful and I love the fabric heart!!! You truly do the most wonderful things with fabric!!! Gorgeous!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lovin' all the doilies Dana! What a gorgeous way to dress up a tin :)

Karen said...

Doilies, hearts, & templates oh my! This sends me back to many a Valentined theme birthday party growing up and love that its red hot GREEN too! :>

Elise said...

Well, how in the *BLEEP* did I miss this gorgeous piece of EYE {and real life...} CANDY! Hello, ANTICIPATION of all things crafty, blingy and bejeweled and SWEET! YOU have definitely stolen my heart with this stunning piece of craftiness, m'dear! Yipeeeee and YEEEEE HAW!