It's Sunday which means...

it's time for another Sentimental Sundays challenge.  This week we are all about  the sentiment and I focused on Spring since it's the official first day of it!    Oh so happy about this!  I love warmer weather and I already pulled out a few sandals to start getting ready for those sock less days. 

Today, I am sharing an altered monochromatic  matchbox that I made as little gift box.  My primarily color being orange with a hint of blue.  The sentiment is from this set found here.  It's a Raindropecho. I printed on white cardstock then cut my pennant banner and inked the edges with a Quick Quotes Blue Hawaiian ink.    I covered the box with  scraps of Sassafras Lass papers, added a matching cloud sticker with foam dots, some golden rhinestones, and a button to complete.  Inside I tucked lots of orange goodies for a friend.  Love it when I can use tiny pieces of paper up.  :-) 
Challenges I would like to enter this is:

Ai Factory: #72 Things with wings
Allsorts:  week 95 Make a Gift Box
Amber's Crafts and Stuff: #1 Stash buster/Anything Goes
Cardmadfairy: #4 Back to Nature
Papercrafting Journey: #6 Up in the Air
Simply Create: Monochromatic

I also started to dabble in stringing.  I made this necklace and loved it at first but not so sure now.  I am going back and forth.  I wore it last night for my date night with Simon. 
We had fun going out.  We enjoyed a nice meal and listened to some live music.  When we had our picture taken, I forgot to move my hair so the necklace would be viewable.  My dear friend, Terresa makes the leather beaded bracelet I am wearing.  I love it so!  I wear it constantly. 
Okay, off to babysit the furry little brother.  He's ever demanding with constant attention required, aka, petting him.  Makes it hard to type and pet him at the same time.  :-) 
Have a blessed Sunday!



Beautiful matchbox and necklace! Both are beautifully designed, and I love the banner for the sentiment on the matchbox!


This is so lovely and a great way to make a small gift box...I must remember this. Thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.


What a cute little box Amy!

Love Lynda xxx


what a lovely little box, love the idea. Thank you so much for entering it in the Allsorts challenge and good luck!


That matchbox is adorable!!! And the necklace is so pretty! :)

You two look great in the photo!!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh)

Oh that matchbox is awesome and I ADORE that necklace! I think it's lovely! How long did it take you to string it? I think I'd enjoy doing jewelry...i just don't have any spare time left! LOL!


Cute matchbox. And that necklace is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


The Crazy Crafting Lady

I like the box A LOT, but I really want to say that the necklace is gorgeous.

Thanks for stopping by Amber’s Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will join us again next Wednesday!



I love your little gift box! Totally adorable!


I love your necklace and the beautiful box that you made ... so pretty

Suzie McFloozy

Both gorgeous projects but I especially love the altered matchbox.
Great colour choice (actually I have a card in process using similar colours !) and I love the cloud and sentiment banner - perfect !
Thanks for sharing it with us at papercrafting journey x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


Amy, I have missed so much on your blog! This is just gorgeous. I love the design and the color used. Beautiful photo too! Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!


LOVELY little gift box and necklace!! Sounds like the date night was fun!

EVIL twin

They are both gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Amber's Crafts & Stuff.


Love the matchbox...it's fabulous! Neat necklace...love the colors and great pic:)


Wow, love your match/giftbox! And the necklace has turned out very well!

Linda Wescott

Great altered matchbox, I'm always looking for ways to use up my hoarded scraps - other than atc's. The necklace is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuffs first challenge, hope to see you back next week. Hugs lin


Wow what a fabulous little box. Love the colours and the sentiment. Thanks for joining in at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days.


I love the matchbox and the colors you used. It just screams spring :). And your necklace is so very pretty. Love it. Great picutre from a happy couple :)!!

Mona Pendleton

Such a cute little altered box Amy! Spring has sprung in your corner of blog land! Very pretty necklace and what a sweet photo :)


Fantastic job on the matchbox, love how it can use up scraps! Love your necklace too, its very pretty!

Beverly Montez

Amy, this is such a cute little box! And the necklace is gorgeous!


Amy what a wonderful little box you created!! I love it and I bet your friend did also. PS pretty necklace and great pic of you and simon.


OH How pretty is the necklace and how lovely is that matchbox Amy!...cant beat a bit of jewellrey !love your photo!TFS :):) xxx
Enjoy your day :) x


thanks so much for playing along with SC!!!


That matchbox... is so SERIOUSLY ADORABLE!!! I can't tell you how much I love that!! Maybe it's that little cloud? who would have thought to use that sassy cloud like that? SO PERFECT!!!!!

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