Thursday, April 25, 2013

French Country Keepsake Box

Happy Hellos!!!!

It's nice to know you have made it past another Hump Day. Hopefully, all is well with you (translation: you're having a wonderful crafty kind of day). I have a beautiful box to share with you. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it. Take a look...
I was able to incorporate the use of my Silhouette Cameo with
 this project. As you can see, I created a faux chicken wire fence.

I used Graphic45 DP line French Country. This line has such a rich feel and
Tim's foundation is a wonderful addition.  I thought this keepsake box would
be a welcome edition into the heart of  any one's home--the kitchen. Perhaps
 someone would use the box to hold their most prize family recipes.

There are so many rich lines in this collection and in addition to this rich
collection, I feel as though the original banding is a perfect accent to the line.

I love the combination floral paper. It's one of my favorite from the French Country line.

It appears as though this design would be the same type of design you would
 find on the floor of a home in French.

Yes, this keepsake box sold at the Baltimore's Farmers Market.

Well, once again, thanks for taking the time to visit me at The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring Tea Box

Happy Hellos!!!

I hope all is well with you. I don't know about you, but I had a day from out of this world. I couldn't wait to get home to craft something. However, before that happens, I wanted to share another one of my creations with all of you. I have another one of my Keepsake/Tea Box to share with you.  Yeah!!!!!

Take a look and tell me what you think....

I absolutely fell in love with this tea box. I must admit, it happens quite often.
I love the color selecting. You're probably thinking, '...but it's not purple.
' You're right, it's not; however, my favorite combination to compliment
purple is lime-green.
The fabulous DP is a combination of Basic Grey's Konnichiwa and
 KaiserCraft's Pickled Pear Collection. For me, both collections just reaps spring.

Gotta love Tim's feet. It's very important for me to expose the original banding.
Okay, this is my favorite part when I create that special box--embellishing.
 I really like when I have all the embellishments I desire. Of course the nest
 and the metal rose are true signs of Spring; a little bling never hurts. The clock
 and crown acknowledges what time is it--Tea Time for the queen of course.

Finish Product
Well, thanks for visting The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Keepsakes - Altered Box

 Happy Hellos Everyone!!!!

I hope all is well with you and yours. I know it’s been a minute or two since my last post, but a few things have happened since then. I felt as though I needed a minute away from my personal computer after the Christmas holidays. I must have because my PC caught a virus. Funny how things just happen isn’t it. As you may recall, I posted a couple of times and that was it. Well, by the time my PC recovered, I was still in need of some me time. I didn’t do much crafting up until a week or two ago. Something clicked. I’m not sure whether I realize Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and graduation celebrations are right around the corner or that my greeting card stash was pretty low. Whatever the reason, I’m crafting once again.
Thanks to everyone that sent me a message or called me to say, ‘What’s going on?’ I think you were instrumental in pulling me back into blogland sooner rather than later.
Now, on to today’s project… I have been on an altered box fetish and I’m lov’n it.  Take a look….

When it comes to purple, you know me. I wasn't immediately
drawn to this line by Graphic45. That is until saw the purple prints. 

From there, I was hooked. The DP was beautiful by itself.
I didn't want to over do it with lots of embellishments [and I don't think I did].

I added a classic teaspoon to be used as a handle.
Clearly we know what this box is intended for.

I created a couple of my own embellishments using the DP
and a stamped sentiment. Of course I topped it off with a crown.

I thought the silver spoon complimented the silver crown.

The inside is lined with a purple faux velvet lining.
I just love love love the inside. I think it 's a pleasant unsuspect suprise.

Of course, how could I not mention the feet.
Yesterday, this beauty was purchased at the Baltimore's Farmers Market.

Thanks for taking a moment to stop by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

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