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March 6, 2014

Celebration Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to your next stop on the Meljen's Designs Celebration Blog Hop!  If you have been following along, you know that we are celebrating our 200th challenge!  Isn't that fabby?!


I am so glad you decided to celebrate with us!  All of the design team members have created a project with a celebration theme.  The best part about this celebration is you get the presents!  Each stop along the hop will give you a chance to win the image used on that blog!  Just make sure to leave a comment and an email so you can be contacted if you are the winner.  Believe me, there is nothing worse than not being able to contact a winner!  And as always, there is always the chance to win three images if you enter our challenge which of course has a celebration theme this week. =)

You should have come here from Nancy's blog.  Isn't her project wonderful?  I definitely think it is time to celebrate spring at this point in the winter!  If you just popped by and would like to start from the beginning, or if you have gotten lost along the way, just click the blog hop banner above to go back to the challenge blog.

For my project today I spruced up an old cigar tin that my husband gave me after emptying it.  I plan to use it as a gift card holder in the future.  I am not sure how I feel about cigars, but I end up with a lot of great boxes and tins to have fun with!


I really liked that the tin was gold.  Usually the tins are silver.  But those crazy pirates had to go!!


I used Little Bird's Song and colored it with Copics.  I nearly had a panic attack when I realized that I had put all of the elements on the lid upside down!  The box opened the wrong way!  Luckily, I was able to remove everything and fix it.  Those darn pirates were playing tricks on me.

The inside of the lid had the same picture as the cover so those pirates had to go too!


I left the sentiment oval blank because I am not sure what occasion this tin will be used for.  I will add the appropriate sentiment later.

Okay!  Now it is time for you to hop on to the next blog for even more tasty inspiration!  Next up on the blog tour is Robbie and I just know she has something wonderful cooked up for you!  Before you go, be sure to leave me a comment and include your email address.  You just might win your very own copy of Little Bird's Song!  All of the winners will be announced on Monday, March 17th.

Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Stampin' Up! Decorative Label Punch
Stampin' Up! Sweetly Framed hostess set
Ribbon, lace, gems from my stash
Recollections acrylic flowers (I think!)




42 comments:

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Totally adorable creation! Don't you just hate it when your project is upside down?!? Good thing that you were able to fix it! It's just perfect!!!

Barb said...

This is so cute, Rae Ann! What a great idea. I love that little blue bird, he's just adorable!

Anne Caroline said...

So cute, and very creative. Congratulations! And I want to participate.

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nancyparker55 said...

Hey Rae Ann, your project is great. I love that little Blue Bird, makes me think "Spring" and that is definitely a welcoming thought...something to celebrate! hugs

Ardilla said...

Very cute bird!
Love the blue in your card, is my favorite color :)

Laura W said...

I had to giggle when I read your post, I too am guilty of the upside down placement fiasco-lol. Great project, I love the gold too. Thanks for sharing
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Rose said...

Oh, Rae Ann, your beautiful li'l Birds Song looks fabulous on this great altered cigar box. Forgive me for laughing when you admitted to placing your image on the box upside down - kind of brought back memories of my own similar incidences - LOL!!! TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose (orson91c@verizon.net)

Pia S said...

What a beautiful transformation of this golden tin! I really like blue frame with this DP, and I really like this image. I've got it myself, so I'm not entering my email for a chance to win, I wish for someone else to be in luck of winning this sweet bird image:)

Melinda Walker said...

I like how you have decorated this tin and the little blue bird is just so cute! Hugs Melinda (emjae86@gmail.com)

Amy A said...

Rae Ann, I love this project! What a great idea! That little birdie is so "tweet"! Great DP's and design elements. Love it all!

hugs,
Amy
littlecutiecreations@gmail.com

Made by Mandy said...

So glad you were able to fix your upside down issue. I've done that a few times with cards and you end up having to cut it apart and mount it onto another card blank. I couldn't blame it on the pirates though....

Fabulous project for the tin though. At least if you have a cigar smoker in the family you have a constant supply of tins to make into pretty keepsakes like this :)

Congratulations on your 200th Challenge celebration and thank you for giving us the opportunity to win images along this blog hop journey.

If I am lucky enough to win my email address is mandy@cruxton.net

Love Mandy xxx

Denise Goeldner said...

Very pretty creations love the colours and those added elements are very pretty along with the bird image, so great being part of the team hugs DT Sis xx

Kris B said...

Love your altered tin! So much better than the pirate image! Pretty little blue bird!
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Joyce M said...

Cool altered project. You've given me ideas for an upcoming challenge. thanks much

Joyce (joyjonm@gmail.com)

Sarah P said...

I love the little bird and the gold tin. Great job.

Sarah
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Cathy said...

such a sweet little birdie image,
cathyplus5
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Centellazul said...

Very cute !!!
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Mieke Duckers said...

What a lovely box you've made! Its is such a great fun to use different shapes to make something beautifull!!
Hugs, Mieke

Carmen M. said...

Ray Ann super cute. Love how you materialized on the gold tin... Great inspiration
Carmen
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April Rogers said...

Rae Ann, I adore tins and you did a Fantastic job on this, that little chirper is adorable! And I agree a lot nicer than the pirates. LOL
xo Nana April
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Tracey Collett said...

What a fabulous creation, love the colours and the image used :)
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D- said...

I LOVE how cute your up-cycled project turned out. That sweet little bird is the perfect replacement for that pirate.
Thanks for sharing this adorable card.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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Jennyfer L said...

This is such a lovely altered box!
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KT Fit Kitty said...

What a great idea! I love the sweet bird - your colouring is so beautiful! Thanks for the blog hop and the fabulous inspiration!

KT Fit Kitty
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Bonnie said...

Sweet project! The embellishments you used are great
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Sharon P. said...

Love your coloring and what you've done here!
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Bunny said...

Very cute tin. I love the bird. I, too, like to make things ahead of time and put the sentiment on later. Sorry the gremlins tried to do you in but I am glad you were able to fix it. Congratulations on y'all's 200th. bunnycardmaker@gmail.com

Soledad de Jorge said...

Your box is beautiful, I love it. Thanks and congrats soledaddj@gmail.com

Emily Lauritzen said...

Fantastic project! I love the sweet colors with this adorable image!! And those flowers are super cute!
<3 Emily L.
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Emily Thubbron said...

Such a sweet project. You did a great job altering that box. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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Lori aka lorib117 said...

Rae Ann, this is lovely! Great die cut and added embellishments.
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Anonymous said...

·:*¨·••·¨*:· Thanks.·:*¨·••·¨*:·for sharing such a beautiful creation with us.
your creation is super cute, love your design and fab coloring!Fantastic project!
.I wish you many more creative years of inspiration!!Keep up the fabulous work.
Have a marvelous weekend.take care of yourself and stay warm.
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Marji Franklin said...

Adorable refurbish!! Love what you did

Sue H said...

I love your idea. What an awesome project! Love all of the extra and the work you put into creating this piece of art. Thanks much for sharing it with us.

Missy Myzdamena said...

What a cute little birdie <3 on a gorgeous card xxxx myzdamena@googlemail.com

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

What a fun project. Love that sweet birdie and how he made the makeover fly. Heeee Big Hugs, antoinetteT

Debbie said...

Wow this is a gorgeous creation.Adorable and so fun.Hugs Debbie x (bookwormjohns@yahoo.co.uk)

Judy Morimoto said...


Such a cute card!

CĂ©line said...

Really wonderful idea to us an old tin! It will make a great present one dag!
Hugs!

Cheryl First said...

I can almost hear the sweet sound of Spring from this little guy! Wonderful!

Gail said...

Terrific project! you did a wonderful job on that tin - TFS utb 01 @ att dot net

Cynthia said...

Wow, great altered tin, Rae Ann! Perfect for gifts or keepsakes. Perfect idea for the celebration blog hop!