Thursday, November 11, 2010

Make It a Movie Night

Before I continue on with my project, I'd like to take this time to salute all the brave veterans who have represented our great country. I try to think what it would be like to be in their shoes, but I know it's 1000 times worse than what I imagine. 
I especially remember my father today who has served in two wars: the Korean War and WWII. He is a survivor of the infamous Bataan Death March which took place in the Philippines during WWII. I am so proud of him and love him dearly. He now has Alzheimer's Disease and although he no longer remembers who I am, he still remembers what he went through as a young man in the war. This photo was taken last year at my niece's wedding. During the time the photo was taken, he still knew who I was. Anyway, I just wanted to share this with you during this Veterans Day. Oh, one more thing, today is my daughter's birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHELSEA! I LOVE YOU!

Now, on to more crafting...
Today I wanted to share this ultra simple Totally Tote-Able container. This one was literally put together in just a few minutes.  I already had the pieces cut out, I just didn't know what to do with them yet. But last night as I was going through my pantry, I found some microwaveable popcorn and some hot cocoa mix and thought how perfect it would be as a gift for someone -- and they fit perfectly inside! OK, I forgot to add the video store gift card while I was taking these photos, so just pretend it's inside the box.

I love transparent containers! This one was cut easily with my Cricut using the SVG file. I used red double stick tape to put it together, wrapped a large bow and added one of my MarshFellow images. I quickly trimmed it and tacked it on with a a snowflake brad and glue dots. This was a last minute project, so I didn't go all out with the embellishments, just a quick  tie of the ribbon. Simple.

As I mentioned in my last post, I will choose a random winner from yesterday's comments to receive a prize. The winner will receive the new "Totally Tote-Able" template along with the "Warm and Yummy Wishes" MarshFellow digital stamp image! And my random winner is.....

ERIKA:   Adela, I just love your templates! I have purchased the BasicGiftBag, HauteTote, MiniBakery and Teaset templates and I am having so much fun constructing them. I especially love the HauteTote. I love 3d designs and my template wish would have to be a 3d wheelbarrow to put flowers in.


Congrats, Erika! Send me an email and I'll get those right to you!

Remember that we will still continue to take comments until 6:00 pm on Sunday (Pacific Time) and each designer will announce their winners on Monday!

Take care and thanks so much for being a part of my day.


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13 comments:

Bonnie in SC said...

This is great for those little gifts for the kids to give to their friends and teachers.

Linda said...

Adela this is really lovely. Where do you get your trnasparent sheets from?
Thanks Linda
texmorg@bigpond.com

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Oh These are fab, I wish I was better and I could make them all.. having bought some of your lovely templates, I come here for inspiration and get much more in return! TFS all your lovely work! HUgs always! G

Icka said...

Adela, My heart goes out to you and your father, happy veterans day to all! Happy birthday to your daughter! I LOVE your blog, thank you for all of the quick gift ideas and the inspiration. Your templates are wonderful!

Cindy said...

I love this template. I can think of all kinds of uses, especially with the holidays coming.

scalder said...

May be late for the contest but...Lovely photo of you and your dad. Enjoy those precious memories:) Love the templates!!

Ruby Taylor said...

What an awesome box/tote...I love it!!

Denise said...

Love the clear tote! Great gift presentation!
And congrats to Erika for winning the prize!
DeniseB

Kimmarie Baker said...

This is a great idea for any type of gift. tfs

crazycaren said...

Great idea, It seems like it would be difficult to fold/secure transparency material. It is a fun idea. thanks for sharing

Laurie said...

This is wonderful...so happy!

builderb said...

this is awesome!

Axes DesigNs said...

Little late.. but happy Veteran's day!! I know what Alzaimer's is..my grand mother had that decesase.. so sad.. but well.. Everything happens for a reason :(
Hey!! That box is so adorable.. where you get the acrilic so big? tell me I Love transparency!
Thanks for sharing!!!