Sunday, February 16, 2014

Upcycle Valentine

Oops, I had this scheduled to post (but hadn't finished up my post yet). I was going to finish it up and post it last night but we had this explosion of some sort at our little power substation down the street and lost all of our power for a few hours. My family actually saw the 'explosion' happen as we were driving home from my parents house. It was kind of scary. I decided to go to bed and forgot all about this post during the craziness of it all. I got up this morning (thankfully to having power again) and got ready for church and got home from church a bit ago and saw that I had a sweet little comment on this post and realized that OOPS I didn't finish the post. Haha, so there is your random story for the day.

I made this for a sweet friend that goes to my church. She is a mom of three grown boys that live away from home and she is divorced. She had mentioned that she wasn't super excited about the upcoming 'LOVE' holiday and I wanted her to know that she is VERY loved. She is such a sweetheart and I wanted her to know that me and my family were thinking of her and hoping she was having a good day.

The little circles/messages on the bottom of the kisses is ABSOLUTELY NOT MY OWN. I've seen people do these for quite a while now and thought I would try one too. I saw Peachy Keen's designer, Emily's, cute kisses with the new Kawaii Face stamps by Peachy Keen on them and knew I had to use a few of those for mine too. You should check out her SUPER cute post HERE

I used LOTS of My Creative Time products for this upcycle project (9 to be exact). The tube was from a tube of mini M and M's from Christmas. I washed it up and then decorated it. I used the Fun Stitched Edges for the scalloped bottom layer and some patterned paper on top of that. I used some pretty twine at the top and bottom too. I attached one of My Creative Time's Teeny Tag Dies with a sentiment from the Teeny Tag Holidays. I used the Build a Banner Dies for the circles on the bottom of the kisses. I dressed up those circles with sentiments/images from the following stamp sets by My Creative Time: Any Day Bingo and Crossword, You Had Me at Chocolate, Postcard Add Ons, Turn That Frown Upside Down and Chocolate Greetings.

Since I used more than 8 My Creative Time products on this I wanted to enter it in their current designer challenge HERE. I'm also linking it to the linky party at Peachy Keen Stamps since I used face stamps from the newest release. You can find that linky party HERE. Hugs- Glora


Teeny Tag Layering DiesBuild a Banner Kit
Chocolate Greetings Stamp SetTurn That Frown Upside Down Stamp Set

You Had Me at Chocolate Stamp SetTeeny Tag Holidays

Postcard Add-Ons Stamp Set
Anyday Bingo & Crossword Stamp Set
PK-1370 Kawaii Face AssortmentFun Stitched Edges


  1. Adorable Glora, I'm glad you got your power back! :)

  2. What a great friend your are, Glora! I bet she LOVED these!

  3. SWEET treat project Glora, SUPER DUPER job my friend!!! :)

  4. This is super ADORABLE!!!! What a GREAT project!!!
    WOW what a scary story! Glad no one was hurt and happy to hear your power is back on!

  5. This is so cute Glora! Love those candies with the faces! Glad to hear all is back to normal now! BIG HUGS!!! And thanks for Linking It Up at Peachy Keen!

  6. Super cute Glora! I always wondered what I could do with those cute little mini tubes. My grands love them and I always hate to throw the holders away. Thanks for a great idea - I will be saving those tubes for now on!

  7. Me again...Thanks for joining us in the challenge at MCT!! Lee-Ann :

  8. Glora ~ Oh this is just ADORABLE!! LOVE what you did with all these MCT goodies ~ SO CREATIVE!! Simply stunning too! Well you have had some excitement over there!! Thank goodness you got power back on! You are so sweet to think of this single mom ~ I bet she LOVED it! BEAUTIFULLY done as always and Thanks for joining us ALWAYS!!! Hugs sweet friend!

  9. So cute! And awesome job using so many MCT products!! And you are so sweet...but of course - I already know that ;) Your friend at church will love it!

  10. Super cute project Glora! I love the candy kisses:) Your friend will love it-so thoughtful!
    So glad the power is back on:)
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K