Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spring is in the Air!

Well, it feels that way lately in Southern Oklahoma, lol!  We've had some days above 70 degrees!  And, after a trip to Wal-Mart today where I saw all the cute springy, Eastery, pastel-y things on the shelves, I really started getting spring fever!

So, facing the challenge at the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog, I wanted to go with that spring theme.

Lol, I even added a spring to my project!  The challenge is to use something metal.  So I upcycled a veggie can, and turned it into this pencil cup with a little help from my Peachy Keen Stamps: the Teddy Bear Face Assortment and the Christmas Greeting Words (there are a few sentiments on there that you can use on non-Christmas projects--love the versatility!) and from my Cricut Lite Teddy Bear Parade, and from my little DS, who added the washi tape around the top of the can so no one would cut their fingers!

Colorful and bright--various makers of washi tape--one of my newest addictions!

A little inking on the edges of the bear, some white gel to make those eyes pop, and a little pen stitching to the bear . . . then an extra vellum layer for the wings and a pearl for her flower . . .

Twisting a little on her buzzy wire trail . . .  popped up to offer that cute flower and a smile . . .

The sentiment stamped just perfectly, even on textured cardstock!  I punched it using some Stampin' Up! tools, and added a little brad to go with the metal theme.

I couldn't decide at first what to put in the little can, but I decided to go with pencils and give it to the school librarian, so she can spruce up her desk.  I'm always giving my kids' teachers little things, but forgetting the others in their school.  So I need to spread a little love and spring-y-ness around!

I waited around a little close this time, but make sure you check out the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #13-8:: 3D objects:: metal!


  1. This is just too cute! Great use for that washi tape! Thanks for joining us in this week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge. :)

  2. Glad you made it in time for the Peachy Keen Challenge. This is so sweet.

  3. Your project is AMAZING and TOO CUTE!!!AWESOME job,love the little bee!!!Thanks for joining us in this week's Challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps!!!:)