Monday, June 29, 2009

Bloggers Challenge: Alter it!

Holy cow, it has been weeks since I have been able to play in the Bloggers challenge group. This weeks challenge is Alter it.

Well, I love to alter, and see what I can come up with. So, when I was trying to decide what to alter, I wanted to make something with a purpose ( I am huge for making cards and such and putting them to the side with no purpose. So, I had a large box of Reese's pieces and decided to make a case for it. What's the purpose you ask, My BF Paula just had a baby boy who was born at 26 weeks. He weighed in at 2'7, and 15 inches long. Being so premature, he must stay in the NICU in the hospital until the end of September. Well, the issue being she has 4 other children at home (all under the age of 6), and the hospital is a good 45 minutes away if not longer. Everyday she goes to the hospital and spends 1/2 the day with the baby and then comes home and takes care of the other children. So, I thought I would make this little candy holder for her to make her smile, and there would be a little snack for her for one of her trips to the hospital. Also, she wouldn't have to share with the other kiddos, because the Reese's Pieces box is hidden(hehehe).


For my project today I used one of my Inky Impressions stamps, and kind of winged my project. As I was making the candy holder, I was thinking they would make great favors for parties and such.

Well,, That is it for me today. I am off to prepare for SU Ink & More's Blog Hop on Wednesday. You don;t want to miss it. There will be great new sneak peeks and Denise (The owner) is giving away some AMAZING prizes! Mark your calenders.
Have a great Monday!

13 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Great job Kristen! What a sweet treat for your friend, which I'm sure she'll appreciate VERY much!

Kerry D-C said...

Adorable project!! Jeepers, your one and only BF is so lucky.

Rachel Hope said...

Cute!!! But now I NEED candy!!! ;)

Pia said...

It is a great project Kristen. I love the colors, the layout, just everything about it. I hope your BF likes it, I am sure she will. Great coloring on the girl, she is really cute. I agree these would make great party favors, they could be designed for any occasion. What a cute idea if you are giving someone a movie or movie gift card, you could add the movie candy! You are the best!

Kristine B. said...

Hi Kristen!! Ohhh, what an AWESOME little box to hold the candy!! I'm sure she'll LOVE it...and YOU for for being so thoughtful! Love this cute stamp on there too. :)

Basement Stamper said...

Yummy! That looks great and hope that you friend's baby is doing good and just needs some time to grow! My oldest was born at 27 weeks, 2 lbs 9 oz so I know what she was going through- minus the other kids at home!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a cute project, I'm sure you're friend will appreciate it. Prayers for her baby!

Valems said...

This is beautiful! I love the image.
Vanja

Leslie said...

Your project is just too cute. Such a sweet idea. You are a very good friend. Hugs, Leslie

Michele said...

Fabulous project Kristen. Love the way you've coloured in Angelica and the papers also. Hugs Michele x

Chris (catt871) said...

Kristen, this is adorable!!! What a great idea...very clever!!!!!

mamichelle said...

That's so adorable!! I hope all goes well with the little one.

Mary C said...

This is sooo cute Kristen! I think you could alter anything, oops I forgot you tried to teach us to alter like you but mine was just never as good as yours! Great job once again!!