Sunday, June 30, 2013

AND I"M THE WINNER of This CHALLENGE!!! Challenge #10 Baby Dolls: Baby Dolls Keepsake Box

Here is my entry for the month of June for the Baby Dolls Challenge at

This is a Baby Dolls Keepsake Box.  I started with a plain papier mache box with a lid.  The photo is a scan of the top of the box.  Inside, nestled in gold tissue paper, I have stashed pictures of the three of us sisters with our baby dolls on many different Christmas mornings.  I've also tucked in some of my dolls' clothes.

Materials Used:

  • Altered Pages Collage Sheet of Baby Dolls
  • a magazine picture of doll heads in a cupboard that I cut into two pieces
  • black on white and white on black dot papers
  • brown card stock
  • photocopy of the three of us with our dolls (left to right:  Gail, Barbie, Anne)
  • cream grosgrain ribbon is secured around the edge of the cover and tied in a bow at the front center
  • The base of the box is covered with brown card stock and then wrapped around the center with a brown stripe fabric tape. The bottom edge of the box is trimmed with vintage cream lace.
This was a great project and provides a way to organize some of my family memories.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

New Card @

Monday's card for Outside the Box blog:   Wild Sunflower Hello

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Dance, dance, dance the night away...

Jitterbug with Paul, my favorite and best dance partner ever, at the American Legion hall, Augusta.  What fun!!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

This week's cards on Outside the Box blog

Today's cards feature the Memory Box die 98631 Delicate Branch Frame. Delicate branch frame
I used an adhesive-backed paper to cut out the die image on the left, and then I thought I could use the rest of what was left inside the frame to make the second coordinating card shown on the right.  
One cut=two cards!
Materials used
  • Memory Box dies:  98631 Delicate Branch Frame; 98160 Perched Reed Bird (with his legs snipped off); 98312 Fancy Blossoms; and 98313 Tender Leaves
  • PoppyStamps dies:  874 Large Curious Cat; 879 Labrador
  • Brown adhesive-backed paper for the frame, its inside piece, and the cat
  • Memory Box Distressed Dots in licorice for the dog, bluebird for the bird which is pop-dotted above the negative branch, and key lime for the leaves
  • Memory Box Dot paper in currant for the flowers
  • adhesive-backed white pearls in three sizes for the flower centers
  • kraft notecards and envelopes (I wrote Meow on one and Woof on the other next to where the address will go when I'm ready to send them off.)