Call Me Anytime~

Once again the fabulous ladies over on the Cricut Circle Message Board have inspired and challenged me.

This time with a Book Box and Stick Pin swap.

The idea was to decorate a small book box from Hobby Lobby for your partner and create 10 stick pins as well.

My partner, the wonderful Jenny Dennis, gave me free rein in the theme of her box. Oh boy!

After finding the most adorable Bead Landing telephone pendant my theme was set…Call Me Anytime.

My book box~


I used Teresa Collins’ Summer Stories collection which just so happened to feature telephones as well.

But, my absolute favorite piece of the collection was the Make Every Day The Best Day journal card.

It pretty much reminds me of Jenny and her happy, positive energy.

She’s just that kind of girl!

The inside~


My pins~




To see how I made my stick pins, please click here.

I wanted to keep my pins safe in the box during travel, so I made envelopes~



Just when I thought I was done, I decided I needed a card to complete my project.

The image of the lady holding the phone from the Cricut Suburbia cartridge was simply perfect.

My card~


In case, you were wondering her name is Judy although I think Ethel would suit her better. He he.

Want to see what Jenny sent me?

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Isn’t absolutely fabulous?

I used~

Teresa Collins Summer Stories Collection including Damask, Ephemera and Stripes Paper, Chipboard Elements and Decorative Buttons
Hobby Lobby Paper Mache Book Box, DCWV Gems, Studio Calico Sequins, Ribbon, Twine, Bead Landing Pendants, Bead Landing & Blue Moon Beads, Glossy Accents and Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabber
Suburbia for the Judy Image cut at 5.75″
Cricut Make It Now Cookie Wrapper cut at 4″

Shhhh! I Know You’d Rather Be Crafting~

But I won’t tell.

My card~


I joined in the Cricut Circle Winter Sweets Recipe Swap hosted by the always wonderful and extremely talented Sis O’Snap.

My partner requested a Graphic 45 inspired recipe box.

She also made the comment that she preferred crafting to cooking, so that inspired my card and Domestic Goddess recipe box.

The Recipe Box~




I began by painting the edges of my CTMH Recipe Box.

I then adhered the paper to the box using Scor-tape and applied a coat of Modge Podge to seal it.

I topped it off with a few decorative cards, ribbon, button and twine; however, they easily move with the lid.

The recipe I chose to share is one of my favorite holiday desserts, Chocolate Éclair Dessert.

My recipes~


It’s not Christmas Day lunch without it.

I hope if you get the opportunity to join in a swap, you will as I have had the best time participating in this.

I used~
CTMH Recipe Box, Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess Collection Yours Truly and Lady of The House Paper, Seam Binding, Twine, Tim Holtz Button, Tim Holtz Letters To Santa Stamps, DCWV The Traditional Holiday Stack Paper, DCWV Adhesive Gems and Suburbia for the lady image