Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

It was nice to see Jay’s family. It’s been a while.

Poor Alexa ended up with a tummy bug right after lunch, so we cut the family festivities SHORT! Now we are home and she is not looking so fab. Poor thing. My grandpa is recovering, but has been VERY confused. That is another story. Please keep them both in prayers for a speedy recovery.

With all the family”drama”, for the first time in a DECADE, I didn’t venture out for Black Friday. I may have serious shopping withdrawals! We planned on later going to FINALLY see the 3D version of A Christmas Carol at the IMAX theater, but it seems to not be our destiny! Last time I was sick and now Alexa is. Oh well! HOME IT IS!

Well I have been quite consumed with my family these days, and this bit has just slipped right past me (where did November even go?!)………you may already know that All That Scraps has begun their countdown for the newset release. The release will actually take place on Monday November 30th!! You can see the last few days of peeksHERE on THE BLOG!

 In honor of Black Friday TODAY there is 25% OFF STOREWIDE!!! A great time to stock up 😀

OK now on to MY project for today’s peek using AmyR’s Snowflakes Sentiment set


I went with Chocolate, pink and (that new SU! pink…..melon mambo???I can never recall) I just made this from white cardstock, and stamped away! I’m in LOVE with these snowflakes! So pretty. Well done Amy!

I created this box I like to call “In a Pinch” ©

I actually created the “template” version some time ago, but finally decided to create a sample! I have been sitting on SO many box ideas for so long, it feels good to just put one together “just because”.

I saw a box about a year ago, in a local department store, around the holidays, with rolled socks in it. They were red & white “candy” stripped socks. Think peppermint candy!


Sentiment reads ” Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow ”

 It was pretty clever as the long box lay on its side with 2 “pinched” (in my own words) in ends that appeared to look like a wrapped candy, only in box form. Their box was all acetate, to mimic the “candy wrapper”. I was in AWE!


I LOVE the “pinched in” angles this has! It took me quite a bit of tweaking to get it to be like my sketch and recall HOW it looked based on memory but I’m over the moon for the end result!

For the LIFE of me I can’t find the sock set again anywhere (I’d love to have had a photo), but I did picked up the box and studied it (the sock set was $34!! Otherwise I would have bought them, they were SOOOOOO cute!) so I could TRY to figure it out myself. I jotted down a quickie sketch in my notebook that I always have in my purse to later recreate my own version.

SO the “In a Pinch” © was created.


My ribbon is wired, and from Michael’s. The snowflakes are from my Slice Fa La La La cartridge.

Now mine doesn’t have 2 “pinched” in ends, as I wanted to be a little different, and enable my box to stand upright, but it could easily be done. I also wanted my box to be as large as possible!! Their box was a lot smaller.

This is 3 inches wide, 2 inches deep and 7 inches tall! PERFECT for SOOOO many gift ideas 😀 It was also pretty easy to put together 😀

Well that will do it for me today.

OH! Before I go! One more sale to check out! JustRite Stampers is having……

20% OFF EVERY ITEM IN OUR COLLECTION,  except for our latest November release.
Visit the Super Sale Section  and  receive an additional 20% off our current sale price for this 5 day Promotion.
Complete Kits                  
1 3/16″ Sets1 5/8″ Sets2″ Round2 3/8″ 3 ¼”Small OvalLarge OvalFont SetsSuper Sale   Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed today’s sample.

Now I need to get back to the family 😀 Have a fab weekend.