Monday, November 17, 2014

Gather Together - BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends! I hope your Monday is off to a great start, well as great of a start as a Monday can be. lol It is cold here today, I don't think I'm liking this polar blast very much. lol Oh well we can't control the weather, so I will suck it up and stay warm!! I am anxiously waiting for Thursday to come, hubby had another CAT scan done and we will get the results on Thursday. I want to know but I don't want to know. I pray that it is good news this time around. If you pray, would you please say a little prayer for my hubby that he gets good news and that this cancer is reigned back n? I would so appreciate it!

Ok on to our challenge this week at BBTB2. Our sweet and talented Diana is our host today and she has given us free reign with ANYTHING GOES!!!! How fun is that?! So I'm trying to work on a few gifts for this  year. Nothing fancy or anything and things that are pretty quick to make. So I decided to start with soap bottles. Yes, soap bottles. lol I did one for Christmas and one for Thanksgiving. I plan on making some with monograms as well for the DIL's. For my Thanksgiving one, I used a lot of carts, Freshly Picked, Inspired Hearts, CAC, WIMG, AP and Lacy Labels. Since the words are small, I was able to use scrap pieces of vinyl, which I love and keep all my scraps no matter how small they are. You can always punch or die cut something out of scrap vinyl! Then I glued some ribbon around the neck of the bottle and then made a bow and glued on. I love how this turned out!



My Christmas one is pretty simple.  I just took some Christmas words and made them into a tree shape with a star added to the top. It was hard to get a good picture of this one. lol Once again I put ribbon around the neck of the bottle and then glued a bow on. I hope my soap bottles have inspired you to get crafty!! As always thanks for stopping by today, your sweet comments always warm my heart. Stay warm if you are in the polar blast!!! Crafty hugs, Brenda

Since I used snippets of vinyl, I am going to enter this in the Playground. It's always fun to go play at the Playground!!!





33 comments:

Brenda in IN said...

These are great! What a wonderful idea. They are pretty for home decor or would be fun gifts for anyone. I have you both in my prayers and hope you have wonderful news to share after hubby's appointment.

Di said...

Oh Brenda! These are terrific and such a novel way to use up snippets :)

Thank you for your sweet comments about the shower room - it's been quite traumatic I must admit!


Hugs

Di
xx

Veerle said...

So really nice Brenda and such a great idea. Take care, keep warm ;-) Here's a warming big hug for you xxxx Veerle

Jaren said...

Brenda, I LOVE these!! Such cute teacher/friend gifts!! I will be praying!!

Lisa said...

These are so creative and fabulous!! I love the designs!! What awesome gifts these are!! Keeping you and your hubby in my prayers and praying for good news on Thursday. Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

MaryH said...

You're whipping up some nifty gifts with these bottles & your cricut skills. I love all of these but I think I liked #1 the best. It's not only a pretty gift, but a useful one as well. Your DIL's will love these too! TFS & Happy week ahead. Hope it's a good one, and ya'll are staying warm. TFS & Hugs

MaryH said...

PS...forgot to say...glad you went over for a Big Hey to Parsnip & the Snippeteers! Hugs MM

jimlynn said...

A WONDERFUL idea and so pretty!! What a cute gift these will make. LOVE them!
Saying a prayer that good results come back on Thursday! Hugs!
Lynn

Caroline said...

We are in the polar blast here, too. Brrrr. Your dils will love these gifts. I love all the vinyl lettering, so festive. I will be happy to pray for your hubby!

Sharon said...

These are fabulous Brenda!!! Love them both. Never thought to make one for Thanksgiving!!!
Sending up prayers for ya'll!! God has this and all will be well!!!! :)

Loll Thompson said...

So clever Brenda ... what lovely gifts these make!! Great way to stretch your stamps too! :)

Saying a prayer for your hubby. Loll xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun gifts and/or seasonal decorations!

Linda H said...

These are very cute projects! I never would have thought about decorating soap bottles. Awesome!

Stephanie said...

These are fabulous, Brenda. What a great way to dress up a plain soap bottle. We all have them, why not. Great idea.

Tina Campbell said...

Wondeful idea :) Man is it cold here today, 17 degrees when I got off work. Glad to see it will be warming up this weekend

Tina Campbell said...

Sorry about that hit the wrong button to soon. Hugs Tina

laurie said...

This is such a fun and clever idea! I,too,will pray for good reports.

moknowsall said...

What a beautiful and useful gift. Love them, you really came up with a great idea.

Praying daily for your husbands health and strength for you.

Maureen

Pam MacKay said...

What a fun and clever idea love all your soap bottles!

Bonnie said...

You do the best jars and gifts! I have trouble thinking beyond the card. You are so inspiring!

Carol L said...

You are so creative with your gifts, and I never would think to make soap containers and personalize them! They're so fun and festive! Nice job!
I'll be keeping your hubs in my thoughts and prayers and definitely hoping for good news!! Stay warm!!

Anita in France said...

What a wonderful gift idea, Brenda ... they're both fabulous ... the little bubbles in the Christmas one look kind of glittery ... yum! Hope the news was good for DH today ... keeping you both in my prayers! Anita :)

DIANA L. said...

I love this idea I keep saying I am going to cut vinyl ever since I bought my cricut machine. I have still not done it maybe you are the one to inspire me to cut some. I have purchased it and it is just waiting for the right project. Have a blessed day, my twin
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your WONDERFUL soap bottles.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Jeri said...

Wow, aren't these cute! Good for you getting some gifts done. I haven't managed to get to that point yet. I'm almost done with my Christmas cards, though. Do I get points for that? You and hubby are always in my prayers.
Hugs, Jeri

Scrapping Girl said...

Hoping your hubby is holding up, regardless of how the news goes. LOVE this idea, so cute and clever for a gift. I see some teacher gifts in my future using this… Hope you have a good Thanksgiving with your family!!!!
:)
Michelle

cm said...

Prayers asked for; prayers sent, my dear friend! Always! Now these soap bottles; where to begin? They're amazing, brilliant, pretty, practical and just all around inspired and inspiring! Seriously, how do you come up with these ideas! I'd LOVE to have a soap bottle with inspiring words on them as frequent reminders of life's essence. I'm in awe, Brenda! A gift that just gives, and gives and gives! You're such a gem!
Hugs~c

Elizabeth said...

These are great, Brenda. Decorated soap bottles make a super gift idea. I really do hope your husband is going to be fine and hope his tests give you the news you are waiting for. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Bonnie said...

Woot! I see you are the winner at Pixie's Snippet Playground this week. Congratulations!

mamapez5 said...

I saw your jar in Pixies Snippets playground, so I hopped over to have a closer look. All your jars are lovely. I have one fairly big plain jar that I am hoping to fill with Spanish Christmas sweets, and then add some vinyl, for a craft fair in a couple of weeks time, But I need to get moving if I am to get it done in time. Kate x

Sarah Mabery said...

What a cool idea and a great gift. Makes me want to get some vinyl. :-)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very clever idea, they are fabby!

Warm hugs
Maarit

scrapqueen141 said...

Love this idea, so cute and simple and adds so much! Great project! Also, I wanted to tell you that I so appreciate the comments you leave on my blog - You are so appreciated!
Jamie