Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Paybacks are a BLIPPPPP!!!

Ok, a little bit of a different post today and I need to sort of explain this first so you get the entire story. My baby sister, Jenny, is a horrible prankster, always has been. For instance she took my underwear once (while I was at work) put them in a big plastic bag and put water in it then stuck them in the freezer. So of course the next morning, no clean undies! She has also stolen my parents Christmas tree once and since she delivers mail she will routinely stuff all the extra sales flyers in my brothers mailbox so they explode at him when he opens it. You get the point. Well, my niece who is 4, loves to get mail. She even has her own little mailbox so I periodically make her a card and send it to her with stickers for her to use etc. She told my sister the other day she was "very disappointed" because she hasn't gotten any mail lately so my sister handed her an ad that looked like it had stickers in it and told her it was from me. So she opened it and it had one sticker with a cell phone on it. She promptly went and handed it to her brother and said she didn't want it because it wasn't "good mail". So now she thinks I sent her crummy mail. Now, me being the good sister I am, saw the challenge this week at Cupcake Craft Challenges was to alter something and I figured my niece needed something nice from her aunt.


So here is the little bucket I altered. It originally had flowers in it from the bridal section at Michaels. I took some dp and punched a border on it then made a couple of felt flowers to hide the seams. A cute kitty cat with some glitter around the edges and a bunch of ribbon across the handle. What 4 year old little girl wouldn't like this? Especially when filled with a bunch of whistles, stickers and anything else her aunt can find that will make noise and irritate her mother! Maybe some of those sugar sticks to get her good and wound up! Ahhh, the joys of payback...

19 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh she will love it .. and it will definitely make her day - its so pretty and i love the cute litte kitty
Lisa x

Karin said...

This is so adorable! I love the punched border and the felt flowers...She will love it!

Anita said...

OH, she is going to love it Amanda - it's adorable. Well, you definitely need to get back at your sister. I agree - plenty of sugar and loud noises should do it :) Too bad a new drum set won't fit in that bucket lol! Well, maybe you could put a bug in her ear and tell her to ask mommy when she's going to get a new baby brother or sister? Oh, I know you're going to have so much fun dreaming up all kinds of evil little ways to pay her back!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just fabulous gorgeous colours, hugs pops x x x

Faye said...

I'm four (ok, alot!) and I luuuuurve it. xxx Oh and thanks for joining in with us at Cupcake. xx

Mary J said...

LOL!!! Your sister sounds like a lot of fun! Your niece is going to luuuurve this - it is gorgeous and that kitty cat is just brilliant!

Pami said...

This is super cute Amanda! Love the little kitty! Pami x

Vicky said...

I so love it Amanda...and so will your niece..!
Oh your Sis sounds fabulous hun...lol...

big hugs Vicky xx

Clare said...

Now that's what I call payback Amanda!!!! you gave me a right old giggle reading your post. I absolutely love this little treat bucket it is so cute. I love the kitty image too. I bet your niece was over the moon with it. Maybe a drum kit could be another gift on the horizon???. Big hugs to you darlin love Clare xxx

Rea said...

Hilarious!! Ha! Cute bucket too! Hugs

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What an adorable pail! Your niece is going to have so much fun with her new stash :) At first I thought this was going to come full of cat food, with a kitten... I can just imagine your sister's face lol

julieprice3 said...

This is just gorgeous,i'm sure that she will love it. You did make me chuckle with the frozen undies LOL
Hugs julie P

Patty Sue 2 said...

Oh, I love it....and you could get her on of those candy necklaces...you know the kind that makes their neck all sticky when they eat them. LOL...I have had my bras in the freezer...I have always wanted to do one of these buckets! Yours is adorable and I love the image!

gobeagirl said...

lol.... I hate to say it Amanda, but I think your sis has is coming. I hope you find some wonderfully loud things for her to enjoy. Love your bucket! That cat is wonderful! Great Job! Hugs, Lisa

Whimsey said...

Paybacks ROCK!

I love your little sis - that's just too funny!!!

BTW, you asked about my Hello, Cupcake card; you said "Glad this week is going better for you! I love the colors you used on this and the little hearts across the bottom are so cute! Are they 3 dimensional too?"

Nope, the hearts are not 3D, just part of the digital image.

Have a great week; hugs!!

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I'm sure your niece will love it. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Delphine said...

Such a beautiful bucket! The image is adorable and all the ribbon looks fab! Your niece is very lucky! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So cute! Great embellishments.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Amanda, what a gorgeous altered pail. I love the cute kitty image and pretty ribbons. Your story make me chuckle, have fun getting back at your sister :) Thank you for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x