Monday, January 28, 2008

Dinner in a Bucket

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! Ours was pretty uneventful. We have been without countertops since Wednesday, and our new range is still not completely installed, so I didn't have to cook! We did some work around the house (mostly in the kitchen), and we had a lot of take-out meals! Our new counters come tomorrow -- woo hoo!! I'm looking forward to getting all our stuff off the dining room table and back where it belongs!

I had a chance to check out the Technique Challenge at SCS this morning. The technique is Dahlia Fold. It creates a beautiful paper flower perfect for a card or other project. I decided to use my flower on the lid of this tin pail. I used 1 3/8" circles for the individual petals. Eight of them fit perfectly on a Giga Scalloped Circle. I used a silver circle brad in the middle, and I attached the circle to the lid with dimensionals. I used Embrace Life and Ginger Blossom dp so I could coordinate it with this card I made last week.

Our neighbor's father passed away last week, and the funeral was today. Since my kitchen is out of commission, I'm sending over this "dinner in a bucket" instead of a cooked meal. I filled the pail with gift certificates and gift cards to a local restaurant and ice cream parlor (Skyline Chili and Graeter's Ice Cream -- yum!). Hopefully they can enjoy a night out this week.

I don't know that I'll get much stamping done tomorrow -- I think these countertops are going to be an all-day event. Wish me luck! I hope to see you in a couple days -- thanks for visiting today!! :)

All supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Embrace Life Cardstock: Ruby Red, watercolor paper Paper: Ginger Blossom Ink: Basic Black, Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, River Rock Other: Aquapainter, rose grosgrain ribbon, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, stamping sponge, paper piercing tool, 1 3/8" circle punch, Giga Scalloped Circle Punch (Marvy Uchida), Silver Circle Brad (Making Memories), tin pail (Stampendous)

14 comments:

Debbie said...

I L-O-V-E this!!! What an awesome idea for your neighbor. I really like the matching card to go with it. BRAVO!!

jenstamps said...

This is soooooo pretty, I just love these soft colors!!!

Alli Miles said...

Oh la la!!! I love this ensemble. Aren't those colours delicious???

Susie said...

What a delightful and caring gift. They will truly appreciate it.

Dawn Easton said...

Wow, Christina, this is a fabulous project. A perfect gift to give too! I'm sure your neighbours will greatly appreciate it!
Good luck with your kitchen!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

i love the flower accent.

Julia Stainton said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift. I'm sure the family will truly appreciate it!

sophia landry said...

What a beautiful gift set! Just stunning. Can't wait till my set gets here and I can play too.

Carolyn King said...

What a spectacular gift idea---and it doesn't hurt that it is so gorgeous either! Love it and I am sure they will appreciate your thoughtful gift.

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

Awwww this is sooo adorable! I LOVE your flowers, colors, such a cute collection!! :)

CherylQuilts said...

What a wonderful idea! I love the gift set!

Wendy aka wendella247 said...

This is beautiful and I love the matching card. I'd sure like to be a neighbor of yours!!

By the way, I love your blog. You make such delicious cards and creations.

jen del muro said...

this is so sweet!! what a nice friend you are! i have never been to oh, but have heard wonderful things about the places that you mentioned from friends that used to live there.
hugs-jd

shel9999 said...

What a GREAT idea, Christina!! I'm sure your neighbor will greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness and talent!! (What presentation!) Good luck with the countertops! How exciting!!