Friday, September 5, 2008

LadyBug Goodies Galore

By now I am in Reno, Nevada...I made this post over last weekend and set it to post today....that is such a COOL feature!!! I have had this trip planned for a whole year and it's finally here...YAY!!!!
I'm visiting my sweet friend and fellow LadyBug Design Team Member Sherri Caudle and as a big surprise and bonus our Boss Lady Jody and her husband Brad are flying in tonight to take us out to dinner.....WOW....I'm so excited to meet everyone for the first time!!! So by now you are saying...what in the world does this have to do with LadyBugs???? Well, since we are the LadyBug Design Team over at Hallmark Scrapbook and I wanted to bring my sweet friends a little gift....or two....I decide to make up everything in the LadyBug theme.
The first thing I did was make these cute little gift bags all LadyBugged out....the sweet little ladybug is from the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge...also used some Daisy D's & American Crafts papers, rain dots and some yummy little primas too.
Next....I asked my step Mom to make some little ladybug jewelry piece for each of them and we decided on a key chain for the pair of them....we decided they would probably carry them more than wear a piece of jewelry. These are the cute little tins I spiffied up to place them in.
Here is Sherri's key chain with an "S" on the end. I made little cards to attach the key chains to so they would be just sliding around in the tins.
Here's a close up of the ladybug beads on the key chains.....all glass beads with sterling silver danged CUTE!!!
One more view of the sweet little tins all tied up with a strip of Bazzill and tied up with a red ribbon and a few primas......YUMMY RED!!!!!
Now here we go with an actual "treat"!!! I recycled or up-cycled as some say....these are cat treat jars with a flip top lid......YES, I washed them out thoroughly...they don't smell of fish....LOL!!! They are filled with bite sized Dove bars.....yummy!!!
I made two little tags that dangle from the bow....this one says "love you ladybug"...again I used my Doodlecharms cartridge.
This one says "ladybug treats". I used Diamond Glaze on both tags to not only make them more sturdy, but to jazz them up a bit!!!
I placed another sweet little ladybug on top of the jars.....the papers are Basic Grey....I chose to use papers that matched purple since the lids were purple and I didn't want to try and paint or cover them......too hard!!!!
So whatcha think? Will they like them or what??? LOL!!! I'm sure I am having loads of fun or will be very soon....thanks for stopping by to see me...keep your fingers crossed I hit a jackpot on the slots!!! HUGS!!!

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Regina Easter said...

well you all have a wonderful time.....sorry i wasn't able to be there...hugs...

Carole Beath said...

OMG, DeeDee, this stuff is the most fantastic stuff.... and how absolutely wonderful that you are getting to meet Sharon, and Brad and Jody. It's just the neatest thing in the world!! The little gifts are simply fantastic. The lady bug cards, oh that lady bug jewelry is the cutest, the cat tree jar...!! I am filled with awe.
Have a wonderful time, and if you are checking in, please give a hug to every one from Carole.

Curt in Indy said...

What a great bunch of stuff! You can visit me anytime! LOL Hope you are having a great time in Reno! Best, Curt

Nikki said...

WOW WOW DeeDee, this are sooooo cute! They are wonderful! I love ladybugs, I should use it somehow in a b-day card I'm going to be making for a friend.


mickeydee said...

Absolutely darling! I love all your little ladybug goodies. So darn cute!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh DeeDee!!!! YOU ARE SO AMAZING!!!!! I love it ALL, but love you MORE! :) My BEAUTIFUL ladybug keychain is on my key ring and I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!! Please give Mac a huge hug from me too! She did an amazing job of making these for you to give to us! And the treat jar is soooo awesome! I haven't had any of the chocolate yet, but I will if Christopher doesn't get to it first! LOL! Everything looks amazing and you're so awesome for making them for us! I can't thank you enough, and I hope you're already planning your next trip back!!! (big smile). Love ya girlie!! Have a safe trip home tomorrow!

Jen said...

DeeDee...these are adorable! Love love love ladybugs! How thoughtful of you!
I hope you had a wonderful trip!

Ivy said...

Wow DeeDee you rally outdid yourself on these. They are all soooo darn cute! I am sure your friends simply adored everything!

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