Sunday, January 2, 2011

A great start to the New Year

1.1.11 was a VERY productive day! I have spent a few hours this morning just editing what I completed yesterday for today's post. I got up at 6:30 and didn't stop until 10:30 last night. Quilting, painting, scrapbooking, cleaning, shopping...you name it and it was done. I just love productive days like that. Today will be a little less busy. I plan on scrapping one page for an upload on Thursday and the rest of the day will be spent working on this quilt. I would like to get it finished as far as the sewing part. That will leave just the binding to do late and then I want to get started on these throw pillows to see if I will like them at all.

so I want to share with you a few things that I have been working on.

First...Imaginisce put out a challenge yesterday to take something that was heading to the trash or in the recycle bin and alter it. What great timing. As I was cleaning yesterday I decided I would toss this box I bought many years ago since I had not done anything with it and it just was not inspiring me. Later on in the day I was putting away some paper that I recently purchased and yep...inspiration struck. So out of the trash it went.
And this would be the finished product. A Keepsake box that I will give Kayla at her baby shower this weekend so that she can keep little things of Danie's such as her hospital wrist bracelet, maybe her first hair cut, etc. I used 1 sheet of Imaginisce paper to cover this entire box. I was excited about that because I love this paper so much I hate cutting into it...lol. I also used some border strips and the Rollie Posie Flowers. I just love those things. I cut the stem out of felt and used the pink ribbon that was used on her diaper cake at the last baby shower. I also used the itop to make the buttons for the side lid and the ribbon center. I think it turned out pretty cute  myself.


What do you think?

On to the next projects. The other day I posted on facebook that I wanted people to tell me what color painting they wanted to see next. I'm not sure this was what they had in mind but this is what I painted. Purple Passion Abstract. Purple it sure is. A few different shades to be exact. Lots of texture on this one and I just so happened to have some big purple gems to add to it!


16x20 Canvas - $35.00

And finally my last painting for the evening. What inspired this one you ask....well I was making these fabric flowers in hopes to make pin cushions to sell on etsy. I couldn't figure out how to make a base for it so that it was a little more sturdy. They were so cute I just made more and more. But then had no earthy idea what to do with them. Then the painting struck....what about adding them to a canvas. So.....off I went to paint a background. Once it was dry I added the flowers. Not a typical painting but I thought it would be cute in a little kids room or a baby room. Just something whimsical.  
Fabric Flower Garden - each canvas 11x14 - $25.00
So there we have it. That is "some" of my creations from yesterday. I have 3 more layouts to share with you but it will be later on in the week. I have one more layout to work on today and I can share that one with you Thursday. I hope New Years Day was a great day for you. I missed my hubby lots as he is hunting this weekend but will return today. Tomorrow will be an even busier day. My cat will be having surgery to remove a few cysts that we are praying are not cancerous. Shawn and I have some dentist appts and then Shawn has an eye appt. And I plan on ending the afternoon taking him to order his class ring. So busy day off from work but at least it will make it a very short work week. And the count down begins to little Danie. This week will be 6 weeks to go. Hopefully she will cook for those full 6 weeks but anticipation has set in. We have one last shower for Kayla this coming up Saturday. I can't wait to give her all the handmade items I have finished. I am pretty proud of each one of them :)

12 comments:

Melinda Spinks said...

WOW... I can't believe the transformation you've made with a box that was headed for the rubbish. Becky this is just beautiful and exactly what the challenge was all about. Thankyou for playing along!

Samantha Hauzer said...

I love your take on the Imaginisce challenge Becky, it is absolutely gorgeous!

Heather said...

Talk about turning trash into treasure. What a wonderful transformation and keepsake.

Lydia said...

Wow talk about inspirational!!! Great project!! Love it!!

Sophia said...

Super cute box...great take on the challenge♥

Rhonda V. said...

What a pretty transformation Becky!!! Love what you did with this and bravo to you for kicking of 1/1/11 with such creative gusto!

Thanks for playing along with us at Imaginisce!!!

HeatherC said...

What an adorable keepsake box! Kayla will cherish if for sure.

Court said...

Absolutely fantastic! The transformation is un-real! I love it love it and love all the detail that went into it like the ribbon from the diaper cake! I ate up every word of love you put into that box! I am sure she would love it.

Thank you SO much for playing with us at the Imaginisce blog! You rocked this challenge!

cindy said...

I like your box. The Enchanted line looks beautiful:)

Michelle said...

This is amazing!!! Just absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along!!

STAMPMOM9 said...

Becky Gorgeous!! Love the transformation!! Awesome!

Marielle said...

Beautiful box Becky !!!!TFS!