Sunday, November 18, 2012

Results of a business trip for DH...

Hi there, and Happy Sunday!


So, a few weeks ago, my DH sent me on a business trip.  Technically, I could have gotten to the labs, dropped off the water samples, and been back home in 3 hours.  Hmmmm.....nope.  I invited a friend to ride along, and we hit the mall, Cracker Barrel, AND Hobby Lobby.  I had a 40% coupon for Holly Lobby, so this advent box just jumped right off the shelf and into my cart.  Can you imagine?

The images are from Amuse Stamps set: Holiday Tags, and all coloring is done with Copics. Lots of miscellaneous DP scraps used.  Ribbon is from Wal-Mart.  Numbers are done with a C.C. Designs die.

Since it was already in the cart, I decided no harm could be done by bringing it home and making it a bit more festive.  Here is the end result:


Hope this brightened your day!
I am entering it into a challenge at the Fun 'n Flair Design Challenge!  Be sure to check out their darling stamps!!!  Can't wait to get some inky :)

Off to take care of some pre-Thanksgiving chores before the dust bunnies eat our guests alive!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

27 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my gosh, this is the best detour anyone made on a business trip! Love the box and how you turned it into a fabulous, festive Christmas creation. As always, your work is an inspiration!

KellyRae said...

Boy, when I drop off samples at the lab, I just get a pen or something. You scored big time Patti! LOVE how you decorated the drawers and wrapped the unit with ribbon.

Laurie Unger said...

Wow! Love how detailed the decorations are on this! What a great business trip!

Olga said...

you take the cake, this is fantastic!!!!

Glittered Paws said...

OMG - this is just the cutest - lots of work and tiny cutting involved, wouldn't this make a child very happy??? Great job and love all the AMuse stamps you used.

Lynne in NI said...

Heee, that happens to me too ... things just seem to 'fall' into my shopping basket LOL!
Glad you enjoyed your business trip!

Amanda Mertz said...

WOW! Love it! Great images and embellishments. And a fun way to use up small scraps of DSP! TFS!

*Vicki* said...

Well isn't this just adorable!! I love this and what a fun business trip you had!! :) I just love it when things happen to fall into my cart too!! LOL!

Betty Benton said...

You know how to work those business trips, gf!! This is a fabulous project!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Well it picked the perfect basket to come home in...what a spectacular design sweetie.
I just love this,always want to make one

Sue said...

Really nice. Funny how things jump in the cart at Hobby Lobby, Ihave the same problem here. What a great project and the end result is fabulous. I have a wooden tree shaped advent calendar, but afraid unless I get busy it will be a next year project....again

Hugs
Sue

Brenda said...

Patti this is wonderful and festive!!!! Now that is my kind of business trip!
Hugs,
Brenda

Glenda Atkins said...

Love it, what a fab advent box, wonderfully decorated! May you have many more fabulous business trips:O)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I giggle each and every time I see a 3D project from you! This is so sweet! That was the perfect way to use that coupon.

Jamie_G said...

Sounds like a perfectly productive business trip to me!! :o) Love what you did and all the details are perfect!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

yeah, those bargains sure know how to jump off the shelves... right!!!!

stunning. sounds like you had a good trip - yay!

hugs :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

This is fabulous Patti. Love the papers. Neat job you did!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Ooh!! Just love your advent box!! I sure wish I was shopping with you at Hobby Lobby!! I miss that store...the nearest one is an hour and a half away...boohoo!! Your colors and design are perfect!!

Sounds like you had a fun trip! Miss you gf!!
hugs,
Chris

Selina Shelton said...

Oh I love your advent calendar, I'm glad we were able to inspire you to make one. Fantastic job! from all of us at Fun 'n' Flair

Kim said...

Your advent calendar is gorgeous! The decorations are fabulous. Thanks for linking up with Fun 'n' Flair Stamps!

Kim - FnF-DT

Donna said...

Beautiful, I'd like to get a peek inside the boxes too!

Auntie Em said...

That is a very cute advent calendar! I like the pretty papers you used on the drawer fronts. And lots of room for surprises in each compartment.
I bet your house looks beautiful for the holidays! Don't wear yourself out getting ready, just enjoy the season! :)

Julia Aston said...

Oh how fun Patti! I loved Advent calendars when I was little (still do I guess!!) That might have jumped into my cart as well - what a lot of work you did to make it so wonderfully festive!

Jackie said...

This is simply fabulous! I just love how you decorated this! Thank you for joining in on our fun project at Fun 'n Flair Stamps! I hope to see another entry from you again soon!

Jackie, Fun 'n Flair DT

Beate said...

Oh...that's gorgeous! I haven't seen that at my Hobby Lobby! I think I need that. I will have to go back.
Thanks for the enabling! :)
Hugs and smiles

Kristine said...

ooo-la-la!! That's cool beans Patti, love it *Ü*

Cheri said...

Bravo!!! Great road trip with great results.