Friday, February 3, 2012

You're Sweet

My son turns 15 tomorrow. I never thought I would have those twinges of pain in my heart over him growing up........but I do. I know logically that growing up is a normal part of life. It is was kids are supposed to do. But turning 15 means more independence......less "mom" time, and more secrets. I never thought I'd have the kid who would crank up the music, and close the door to keep me out of his room. Don't get me wrong, he is a good kid with a good heart......it's just his way of finding himself, finding where he fits in.  I am trying to be a good mom and give him that space to spread his wings, while still keeping an eye on him, letting him know that I am still there whenever he needs me.  It's a difficult balance to strike.....but I am trying.

I have been making a few Valentine treats for co-workers and a few other sweeties in my life.  I love the tubes by SRM and they make it easy to give sweets to that special someone.  I filled mine with Hershey Kisses......because who doesn't like Hershey Kisses? ; )  I covered it with paper by Pink Paislee and a heart shaped doily.  Using my Cricut I used the new CCR, Valentine Sentiments to create my "box of chocolate." I used all of the layers and stacked them using dimensional foam circles.

I wanted the chocolates to stand out a bit, so I added glossy accents to them and sprinkled them with silver beads. I tied the "box of chocolates" to the tubes with twine, tulle, and seam binding.
As always, thank you for popping by.......your visits and comments mean so much to me. Have a wonderful Friday!

11 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

very creative and pretty you should enter this at decorate to celebrate for the valentine challenge

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Yummy project! Welcome to the world of independent teenagers! Thank goodness you have given him a great foundation! Now he wants to 'try his wings'!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

*Vicki* said...

Oh yummy!! What a delicious project and pretty papers!! :) Enjoy the weekend friend!

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous project, Michele! Those tags look good enough to eat. I love what you wrote about your son. Mine is off to full-day kindergarten in the fall. I can't believe how time flies.

1CardCreator said...

These are awesome! HB to your son.

Crystal said...

WOW Michele how creative and beautiful!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!

Theresa said...

What an awesome project...so yummy looking!!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have really enjoyed visiting yours. What amazing work!!

Cindy said...

Great job with your yummy project!Looks AMAZING!Have a great weekend!:)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

My baby just turned 15 last Wednesday. He is the youngest of four and I am just not ready!! Beautiful creation, as always. I just emailed you about winning your blog candy...I am thrilled!!

Linda Peterson said...

Having a teenage is always a very exciting period of your life. Someone once told me they become human again at age 18. Happy birthday to your son. You have the most wonderful children!

Cricut Couple said...

Yummy and Elegant! Love them!