Saturday, May 1, 2010

Back at Last!

Wow! I sure was gone for a long time.  I won't bore you with the details of why I was away so long.  But one super thing did happen during that time.  My mom spent the winter with us!!!  That was so special, because I only get to see her every few years.

Lately I've made a couple altered pop top cans to hold birthday gifts or money.  I've kept them on the simple side, because they were both for young guys.  Plus my hubby and I both thought it was more fun to keep them looking like a can.  If I ever do one for a girl though, I know I'll have to get the embellishments and glitter out. :)

Click here for the instructions to make these fun cans.  It takes you to SplitCoastStampers. I think these would be such a fun surprise to receive in the mail and be able to pop the top off and find a gift or money inside.

One of the cans is a gift from my husband and his students to someone.  My husband had each student write a note to the person and then he shrank the notes on the copier.  The notes are in the can in a tiny envelope.  We added a small magnifying glass for reading the notes. :)  Plus a gift card and some candy, of course.

I loved my One Touch can opener even before I found out that I could use it to make these gift cans.  But being able to use it to make these gift cans is such an added bonus. :)

  • My husband's back injury has improved enough for him to drive short distances around town now.
  • Friends who mowed, trimmed and cleaned up the back yard for us without being asked, because Mark can't do that right now.
  • A terrific phone visit with my mom.  I sure do miss having her here.
Have a fabulous day!!!

Inky hugs!


Tammy said...

These are so cute Shelly!! What an awesome little gift canister! I love them! I'll have to check out the tutorial! Thanks!

Sliekje said...

Hi Shelly,
thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog! I see that you make lovely things yourself too. a cuddle for your dog :-) God Bless you.
Greetings Sliekje and cats

Melissa 'meljen' Jenkins said...

Oh this is so cute. :-) I always love crafts that get creative! hehe. :-) Have a lovely Monday!