Friday, December 4, 2009

Those Things Could KILL You

I'm not sure if anyone is still keeping track of me or not. I haven't been very consistent about posting to my blog lately. I am hard at work creating things for Christmas but I can't share any of them just yet. I don't want to spoil the surprise, you know. I did make a soda box for my sweet little friend Shelby who has to have surgery on her knee tomorrow. She was doing squats in her high school weight class and tore up her knee. I'll have to remember that the next time I get the crazy idea to do some squats. And I'm WAY older than her so it wouldn't take me too much effort to convince myself that squats could actually KILL me. I mean, it COULD happen. As if I needed another excuse to NOT do squats. Thank you Shelby! I was working on one of my other Christmas projects and thinking about poor Shelby and had My Mind's Eye "Penny Lane" paper sitting on my desk and it reminded me of Shelby's bright, sweet personality and I knew that I had to take a break from all of my frenzied Christmas work to make a little care package to help cheer her up during her recovery.

This started out as a Stewart's Orange Cream Soda box. I removed two of the soda's and used the front to put some Skittles, Rolos, and Kisses. I also decorated two straws to look like flowers. I mean how can sipping orange soda with decorated straws make you not feel better. I'm thinking that I should make myself one just for that very purpose. It makes me happy just thinking about it.
I decorated the bottles with more paper, ribbon, and Making Memories letter stickers. I love how they turned out. Hopefully, Miss Shelby can drink her orange soda out of her cute bottle, with her fancy straw and remember that I love her very much.
Well, I'm off to my desk to get back to work on all of my Christmas projects. But I thought I would share my little diversion with you all. The only snag is that I now have leftover Rolos, Kisses, Skittles, and Orange Cream Soda sitting on my desk, but if I eat them, I will have to do squats...and those things could kill you, I tell you. Hopefully I will have a few more things to share soon. Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to work I go. I'd whistle now but I have never been able to whistle. How's that for a little known random fact about me.


  1. What a fabulous altered project! Love the vintagey look :) TFS

  2. Hi! I googled cupcake diecuts today and was led to your blog-with your cupcake card. I was wondering if you still have the pattern, as I would love to hand make my daughter's first birthday invitations using a cupcake theme. Your cupcake was just so cute! Thanks!

  3. As the mother of your dear friend, Shelby, can I just say how much she loved this and how much she loves you and your kiddos. That was so cool of you to do. I will say that as I was carrying this very cool gift into the house along with my purse, the mail, her crutches, and some other stuff, I felt like I was dropping something, shifted my arms, and split my lip on one of the cutest bottles of soda I have ever seen. Fortunatley, I didn't bleed on your work!!! Love you!!!