It really has been fun reading all of your answers to the questions each day. I got the message loud and clear that you don't like to put flowers on your cards primarily because of mailing issues.
We're up to day 8 already - those boxes are getting pretty full...but there are still quite a few things left for me to add - so keep checking back and commenting each day. I think the newsletter sign-ups are going smoothly - thanks to so many of your for joining the list. Please let me know if you have any trouble when you fill in and submit the sign up form.
Today I added two more items to the boxes - one for the winter we are having and one for the spring that I hope will arrive soon!
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will probably remember that I was on the Design Team for Creative Charms until they changed from a retail to a private label business. I found some packs of one of my favorite sets of winter embellishments and it seemed appropriate to add one to each of the boxes. Since it is such a snowy winter, let's celebrate it!
There are snowflakes, stars and some winter words in the set. If you don't need the words, you can divide them up into tiny gems for non-winter projects!
I used these sparkles on lots of projects - here are a couple that you may remember...
You can read more about this project HERE.
The original post about this card is HERE.
I also had some of these amazing large sequin and jewel butterflies. I had three colors so one goes in each box. I have butterflies on my mind right now because my friend Joy has been trying out some cuts on the new Explore machine - check out her post and video HERE. Can you guess the size of the butterfly at the top of this post? I will have some more thoughts to share about the Explore tomorrow.
I know most of you won't want to use these butterflies on a card (though I did once - you can see the card HERE). The butterflies are lovely to use for a package decoration or maybe inside an explosion box. You could even make one of them into a hair ornament on a barrette.
Just a few more winter photos - this is not the deepest spot but you can see how the sidewalks in town are plowed.
Can you see the post with the red and white striped square at the top? Do you know what that is?
These very tall markers are placed beside the fire hydrants so emergency services can locate the hydrants in the winter. I am not sure if it is a law however, by custom, you are supposed to shovel out any hydrants that are on or near your property to be prepared in case of emergencies.
One more piece of news - True Stamp 2014 is coming up on April 5, 2014. I participated in the first True Stamp event last year and it was great fun. I also learned a lot about stamping. Registration isn't open yet but if you click HERE you can sign up for the email notification list. If you are on this list you will get notification of early bird registration opportunity with a HUGE discount - you have to be on the list to get the notification of the special price.
Now - back to the Blogoversary Celebration...
How do you play along in the blog celebration giveaway?
To enter for a chance to win one of the three boxes - see all of the details on the first blog celebration post HERE. Then come back and get your comments in on this post. Remember, if you sign up for the new newsletter (see the box at the top right of the page) I will be choosing one person from the subscribers as a box winner (you don't need to leave a comment here since I can see that list).
Today's question to answer in your comment is:
Many types of jewels and sparkly embellishments come with a sticky back. Do you trust these to stick to your projects or do you add extra adhesive? Are there any brands in particular that stick well or any adhesive that you can always count on to hold down a pesky little gem? Share your favorites!
Well - it looks like more shoveling is the order of the day for Tuesday. We will be getting yet another storm, most likely starting after my husband has gone to work. At least it is good exercise!
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