Friday, December 10, 2010

♥ Little Ice Skater Christmas Box ♥

I love to make decorative boxes for either display or to give as gifts and they are even better when you use recycled or repurposed items. I made this little gift box out of a paper mache box that I had laying around for awhile which I covered in some papers, crocheted ribbon and pink trim. On the top of the box I glued an ornament, which I removed the string from it, and then for my "snow" I used some cotton balls which I spread out and then added some glitter and ice crystals to it.
I finished it off with a satin pink bow, tag, bakers twine, Melissa Frances rub-on and a jingle bell that fell off of an old ornament. I painted it white and then sprinkled on some glitter.
I used the following challenges:

~ Papercraft Star: "Green Holidays" - use recycled or repurposed item(s)
~ The Shabby Tea Room: "'Tis the Season" - Holiday Gift item
~ Crafty Cardmakers: "Spotlight on Tags"
~ City Crafter: "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, let it Snow"
~ Really Reasonable Ribbons: Anything but a card, Winter Theme
~ Simon Says Stamp and Show: Holiday Greeting
~ Paper Play Challenges: Holiday Tag

The winner of my Snow Globe giveaway is Sarah Tedesco. Sarah please email me your snail mail addy! I will be having my End of the Year Giveaway real soon!

Lastly, last Sunday was our son Santino's Christening It was a beautiful day filled with love and family and friends. Here is a pic I put in the little ornament frames I used as favors.
Have a wonderful day!

Hugs....

34 comments:

Juls said...

what a gorgeous project!!! but totally overshadowed by your sons picture!!! that is just soooooooooo gorgeous!!! Just perfect, I can see it as a feature on a page of some future albumn!!!!! Hugs Juls

Unknown said...

Awww this is gorgeous, you are so creative but your son's is so totally adorable, love those eyes xx

Kim Duran said...

Melissa, what a pretty project! I really like how you created snow from cotton balls! Thanks for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

♥...Mo...♥ said...

is a beautiful project
but I can not see the beautiful eyes of your baby
and her little smile ... too adorable

Teri said...

Oh my gosh, how darling, darling is your little guy!! And I mean your son!!!! LOL!! He is too precious!!!!
Your box is GORGEOUS!! It amazes me what you come up with!! LOVE it!!
Teri

Susan said...

super cute project. And the ornament has such great scale for the box.

Kelly Massman said...

Congrats to your so lucky winner! Your work is so gorgeous--she should be shouting for joy!!!
Anyway, lovely project, and I really enjoyed the photo of little Santino!! :-)

Tracy said...

Your little box turned out so cute Melissa. :) Love the little vintage ornament. That pic of your son is just adorable. :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Angi Barrs said...

What a stunning project. Love it. And little Santino is adorable. Thanks for playing with us over at Papercraft Star.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh my, that is a cutest thing, lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

liszha said...

Girl, this is sooooooooooo beautiful. I love, love, love it and feel so inspired to make something like it myself.
Hugs,
Lisette

Lin said...

OMG Melissa, here you go again just blowing us out the water with your amazing work.

Thanks for joining in with our Spotlight on Tags at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox xx

PS Your Son is just adorable!

Cheri W said...

You are the true master of beautiful gift boxes. Just love the ice skater. so clever. And you put the hughest smile on my face with that simply precious photo of Santino. Adorable!

Ros said...

Gorgeous gift box! and what a cute little baby you have ... fabulous picture ... thanks for sharing at CCCB

Regan said...

What an adorable little gift box! That ornament is so pretty! Great job! Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Star this week!
Regan

Céline said...

Too fun project!
Thank you for playing at PaperPlay this week
hugs
céline

Terry said...

Thank you for joining us, we are really pleased that you joined The Designteam for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge,wit your wonderfull altered box. I too love to alter things....and yours is beautifull....Thank you and hope you wil have a fab weekend. Hugs Terry xxxx

Clare said...

Love it! thanks for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Sleepy Stamper said...

This is such a super cute box! I love all the little details and that oh so perfect bow!

Debbie said...

GOR-JUS, Melissa! I {heart} the sweet and shabby box you've created and the vintage inspired ornament is so adorable! Thanks for sharing your work with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Pattie said...

Oh so sweet - I love this box! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week!

Bonnie Garby said...

What a gorgeous gift box! That's one adorable boy you have there too! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Cor* said...

OMgosh this is just stunning. So much attention to detail and such a soft creation! A beautiful picture of your little one as well! Thanks for sharing your tagalicious creation with the Crafty girlz at Crafty Cardmakers this fortnight! Good luck! Little Miss Neat (Corry)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

A lovely piece of work and sure to be appreciated by a lucky recipient! I especially like the little figurine and the frosty jingle bell! So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Unknown said...

What a lovely creation you have made.. I also think that photo is too cute. It put a smile on my face.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

perfectly lovely! Lovin' that cute photo! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Drea said...

Merry Christmas my dear! I am loving that picture of Santino!! What a CUTIE!!

I pray all is well with you and yours during this holiday season.

HUGS

梁爵 said...

2020.03.20八大行業酒店上班因武漢肺炎 (COVID-19) 疫情持續延燒,對酒店工作帶來衝擊,據酒店打工數據組織 (酒店PT) 的數據顯示,因疫情造成的經濟和酒店S危機,恐將使不少酒店小姐失業人數上升至近10萬人。
酒店S模擬了最壞的情況,若今年酒店經紀成長率下跌7個百分點,則失業人數可能暴增至3萬,超越 2009 年八大行業危機時期失業人數10萬人。
由於疫情爆發帶來的經濟後果轉化為工作時間和工資的減少,預期失業人數恐將持續增加。就業率的下降也意味著工人的大量收入損失。該研究估計,到 2020 年底,收入損失將在 8600 萬至 1億元之間,也將使得酒店S和服務的消費支出下降,進而影響飯局和援交前景。

梁爵 said...

2020.03.20八大行業酒店上班因武漢肺炎 (COVID-19) 疫情持續延燒,對酒店工作帶來衝擊,據酒店打工數據組織 (酒店PT) 的數據顯示,因疫情造成的經濟和酒店S危機,恐將使不少酒店小姐失業人數上升至近10萬人。
酒店S模擬了最壞的情況,若今年酒店經紀成長率下跌7個百分點,則失業人數可能暴增至3萬,超越 2009 年八大行業危機時期失業人數10萬人。
由於疫情爆發帶來的經濟後果轉化為工作時間和工資的減少,預期失業人數恐將持續增加。就業率的下降也意味著工人的大量收入損失。該研究估計,到 2020 年底,收入損失將在 8600 萬至 1億元之間,也將使得酒店S和服務的消費支出下降,進而影響飯局和援交前景。

梁爵 said...

2020.05.20台北市酒店小姐的基本介紹跟工作內容酒店停業1個多月,雖然我在酒店上班的日子復工有望,但仍有諸多限制,業者、經紀、小姐少爺們哀鴻遍野,《蘋果酒店打工》日前走訪酒店採訪,業者及幹部小咪一坐下來就不停抱怨,說疫情已經放緩,政府為何還不全面開放,「酒店小姐一定有S?都快無法生活了,難道要我們去死,政府才會聽到我們的聲音?」 八大行業是哪八種行業呢?業者表示,光是繳交房租就要近百萬元,開業又擔心小姐已經跳槽不上班,職場須知 【酒店PT 】或經紀人把小姐轉到別家店,酒客也跟著小姐走,只要政府拖一天,我們就損失好幾百萬元。酒店小姐泡泡(28歲)表示,家裡經濟不好才會出來做小姐,每月要繳的房貸、卡債、生活費要近10萬元,雖然當小姐喝酒喝到吐膽汁,但每周能賺4萬多元,現真的快活不下去,她說不需要政府補助,只希望讓酒店復業。
酒店少爺小陳無奈地說,會從事八大行業的人都有苦衷,雖外表光鮮亮麗,但其實很辛苦,酒店沒停業前,他每月能賺6萬元,停業後完全沒收入。少爺阿豪則因生意失敗積欠債務,找有勞健保的工作會被強制扣款,當少爺月入4、5萬元可維持正常生活,希望盡快復工,讓生活回歸正軌。

梁爵 said...

2020.05.22酒店小姐的基本介紹跟工作內容八大行業的薪資袋破洞--公關、陪侍乃至於性工作者通常不是酒店、舞廳、包廂KTV或養生館的直屬員工,他們我在酒店上班的日子在經紀人的帶領下,前往與經紀公司合作的地點酒店打工上班,比起雇傭更貼近承攬,沒店可以上工時就直接放無薪假,在政府勞動統計上他們等於是失業人口,申請失業救濟金是天方夜譚。酒店並無底薪保障,公關酒店小姐一定有S?要客人點選坐檯才有薪水,而且店家會在發薪時扣除稅金,卻不會幫忙投保勞健保。 八大行業是哪八種行業呢?依照業績高低,酒店職場須知 【酒店PT 】從公關的薪資中扣除400元到1,000元不等的營業稅,檯費也不是公關全部收進口袋裡,必須與酒店和趴客幹部、經紀人分潤,以350元的節薪而言,常見的配比是酒店與趴客幹部150元、小姐150元、經紀人50元,這個配比會依照小姐的外在條件、與經紀人和經紀公司的協議、是否有債務和借貸關係而有調整。錢的問題一向複雜,八大行業金流不患寡而患不均,事情每經過一個人的手,就必須給人抽成,如何打點每個關卡是極為細膩的功夫。客人的帳單上看不到公關們被扣款的部分,也看不到勞動權益被忽略的細節,更不要提酒店內物價奇幻,小姐們別在身上的名牌,一個要收500到1,000元的製作費,在公司休息室租用儲物櫃,也是以每星期千元為計價單位,小姐向公司團購質料粗劣的應景服飾,價格是網拍的十倍,並且每個星期收送洗費上千元,化妝、髮型與服裝不符合規定一項扣500元以上,店家也有各自的內規,例如遲到一分鐘扣50元,開會不到扣3,000元,遲到兩小時就要自己大框自己,也就是買下一整天60節的上班時間,立刻失血21,000要在這些條條框框後賺到錢,沒兩把刷子真難,八大也分三六九等,一張酒店收據不代表整個產業的全貌。「還是有賣笑賣身發大財的啊!要不然怎麼會有『笑貧不笑娼』這樣的俗語?工作是自己選的,兩腿開開還賺不到錢,一定是太笨了,要不然就是長得很抱歉。」

梁爵 said...

2020.05.26酒店小姐的基本介紹跟工作內容領檯: 在餐廳從事接待顧客工作,一般通稱領檯之工作人員,所負責的工作不外乎就是1.我在酒店上班的日子在餐廳門口迎接顧客,並引導入座2. 酒店打工在門口歡送顧客酒店領檯通常的條件一定要比制服酒店公關漂亮,跟酒店公關一樣要坐檯才會有漂亮的收入! 通常客人沒有選到喜歡的酒店公關時,就會考慮點領檯來坐檯。所謂「特種行業」,係指酒店上班-酒店兼職-兼差如何達成人生的第一桶金「視聽歌唱業」、「理髮業」、「三溫暖業」、「舞廳業」、「舞場業」、「酒家業」、「酒吧業」及「特種咖啡茶室業」等八種行業,因其略分為八大類,故俗稱「八大行業」,以上酒店兼差不是一個複雜的工作環境?八種行業目前回歸由商業登記主管機關管理,其營業範圍職場須知 【酒店PT 】: 1、視聽歌唱業:指提供伴唱視聽設備,供人歌唱之營利事業。夢想在面前,卻少了一筆錢?人生夢想清單想出國、想買房,卻做不到?我們提供妳一個簡單的工作,只要有心,妳也能月入六位數。想脫貧?這次好機會別錯過。薪資超透明 月入10萬不是夢。酒店小姐一定有S嗎?老司機專業勸世文被贊爆八大行業指依「臺北市舞廳舞場酒家酒吧及特種咖啡茶室管理自治條例」管理之舞廳業、舞場業、酒家業、酒吧業、特種咖啡茶室業、視聽歌唱業、理容業及三溫暖業。

梁爵 said...

2020.06.08曾經酒店小姐的基本介紹跟工作內容雞排妹的《深夜保健室》最新一集與培根到酒店訪問我在酒店上班的日子的酒店小姐跟不敢來酒店上班-酒店打工的原因,影片中介紹如:顏射(精子射在臉上) 、口交口爆(精子射在嘴裡) 、戴套肛交進行交易專業精緻化,酒店消費服務方式,還有小姐帶出場接S(性交易)等大家好奇的問題,其中酒店上班-酒店兼職-兼差如何達成人生的第一桶金小姐的薪水也是一般人想知道的問題,酒店兼差不是一個複雜的工作環境?透露,最菜最基本的酒店妹,一個月至少也可以賺10到20萬元,也曾有「職場須知 【酒店PT 】魔王級人物」一周就能賺40萬元,相當於月薪200萬,雞排妹問到酒店妹外貌與薪水成正比?酒店經紀表示並不是,通常看小姐自己的手腕,包括: 顏射(精子射在臉上) 、口交口爆(精子射在嘴裡) 、戴套肛交進行交易。突破高薪資的境界。至於常傳聞演藝圈知名網紅跨國賣淫,會轉行到酒店兼職,酒店經紀透露曾遇過10名通告女星「拍過廣告、拍過電影」找上門希望願意配合國外伴遊接受消費者陪睡性交易:顏射(精子射在臉上) 、口交口爆(精子射在嘴裡) 、戴套肛交進行交易,不過他表示雖然她為公眾人物,但在這行沒有差別待遇,起薪與一般小姐無異,不過影片中沒透露該女星身分,讓網友相當好奇。

梁爵 said...

2020.07.03酒店小姐的基本介紹跟工作內容酒店小姐去酒店上班都一定要出場接s嗎?我在酒店上班的日子告訴你八大行業的真相!
許多來酒店應徵的小姐都一定會詢問,請問: 到酒店上班當酒店小姐就一定要出場陪睡接s嗎?其實現在的酒店已不像大家刻版印象中的不人道。不敢來酒店上班-酒店打工的原因1998年以前到酒店上班的小姐客人看上了酒店小姐想帶小姐出去,酒店小姐上班通常會取什麼名字?店家確實一定會強迫小姐陪睡出場接S。
現在是文明的時代也是Google網路搜尋資訊的年代了! 酒店兼差不是一個複雜的工作環境?酒店的環境變化很大,由以前傳統制度酒店小姐去酒店上班都一定要出場接s嗎?演化改為人性化管理,也就是因為酒店業者增多各家【百家爭鳴】酒店競爭大,各家酒店業者透過【開放自由管理方式】,來招募更多的酒店小姐。
所以現在的酒店也不會像電影/電視連續劇一樣,強制小姐一定要跟客人出場,現在酒店上班將酒店小姐出場的方式改為小姐個人意願,客人要帶小姐出場時會告知小姐要去那裡,只要小姐不願意跟客人出去店家沒人能逼妳,有些酒店只有規定小姐出場只需陪客人到客人想去的地方(例如:吃消夜 續攤 錢櫃 夜店 )當然也會告知雙方(有床的地方不能去 例如:妳家/客人家/旅館/飯店/辦公室)苗頭不對可立即離開。
也不可能要求小姐跟客人出去就一定要接S,當然也會有部份小姐因為想賺取更多的收入,而跟客人私下交易自已接S,所以酒店小姐到酒店上班出場接S完全屬於小姐個人行為,也不必擔心說到酒店上班就一定要出場或接S的。(我們絕對不會去勉強妳,我梁曉尊也不願意強迫小姐 做她不想做的事。)
每個行業都很辛苦!賺錢的工作沒有一份是輕鬆的,但我相信每個人都有她的底線(尤其是女人)。你們將來都是有夢想的是會嫁人的,不需要這麼犧牲。