I’ve got to say that I have never seen such a display of creativeness . . . The E-Team have been very busy! Each designer has brought their own style to these little boxes and I have been WOWED by their projects. Please visit each of the blogs and leave them a comment for them because there are prizes to be won today!
To add to the blog hop fun, eclectic Paperie is going to choose two winners who will each receive a Configurations of his/her choice plus lots of paper crafting goodies to enjoy with it. To be eligible, simply visit a participating blog listed below and publish a comment! (The more blogs you visit and leave a comment, the more chances you have of winning!) Each blog listed below will accept comments for the next 48 hours, starting at 8am(EST) today! One comment per person per blog, please! Two winners will be chosen and posted on the eclectic Paperie blog on Friday, Dec 3rd.
Before I show you my project, I have to tell you that I’ve been saving most of the contents for years and years and years. Each individual box has its own story to tell . . .
I painted the entire box and the little boxes inside black before I did anything else. A Curio Knob is attached to the top and Foundations Metal Feet keep the Configurations off the table . . . plus, I like the way they looked.
Let’s start with the first box, upper left corner . . . Katie’s box!
Her baby picture is the background and attached to it is the little pink bow from her hair. Her bracelet takes center stage.
The same as Kate’s but only with Mallory’s bracelet, picture and her little pink bow that was actually taped to her head because she had no hair!
Both boxes have a silver heart, moon and stars and a key . . . because they hold the key to my heart and are my little stars!
This box holds a wooden nickel that my dad gave me some years ago. That’s also his money clip in the back (although I doubt he ever carried it) and it’s holding a $1 bill from the Bahamas that he gave me. Also bundled up are two $1 bills from Canada that were given to me back in the 70’s from an ASA Driver, Jerry Makara, who was from Canada. Of course, money wouldn’t be money without a few Elvis Presley tokens from Beale Street in Memphis.
The findings in this box came from my Grandfather. It is believed that the button hook and shoe buttons are from either my Great-Grandmother or Great-Aunts. He was the baby of 11 and was born in 1910 so the timing makes sense.
Another both of findings from my Grandfather. All of these items were his (except maybe the pen nib) hat were kept in an old cigar box. He owned both a Model-A and Model-T and the old car tokens are for his cars. My sister now owns the Model-A. I can remember him having the Morton Salt and Town Talk Bread clips on his pencils to keep them in his shirt pocket.
The doll in this box is older than I am. I thought it was the doll that came with the dollhouse that my mother and aunt played with, but mom said yesterday that some lady that my grandfather worked with gave it to him. All I know is that the doll was always kept with a yellow tricycle and was placed on the Christmas tree every year as an ornament. My grandfather gave both to us when Katie was a baby. I will someday pass them down to Katie. The bit of lace is an old handkerchief given to me by Mr. Stodgy’s Grandmother Grace.
The items in this box are not that old but I needed something to go with the item in the glass bottle . . . a $5 yen that I found when I was about 8-10 years old. I was out playing in the front yard and looked down and there it was . . . a $5 yen. My guess is that a serviceman who had been in Vietnam had either lost it or something. Whatever the case, I have saved this yen for 40+ years. The rest of the stuff in the box is old jewelry that I tore to pieces.
Probably my favorite of all the little boxes . . . my Aruba box. In the back is a gold coin from Aruba that my dad gave me one day when I said I really wanted to go there. Where he got the coin, I don’t know. The mermaid is an ornament that a pool buddy gave me some years ago and the shells are a few that I’ve collected when at Fort Myers, FL. The lace is from something my aunt gave me and I thought it would be cool to have a fish net. The sand dollar and bird are jewelry.
What would my box be without a GrungePaper flower . . . The “S” is from my very first Scrabble game. It’s got to be 42 years old . . . I think I got the game when I was 10.
So that’s it . . . an all about me Configurations! It was way too much fun to create!!!
Now don’t forget that in order to win your very own Configurations you need to visit The E-Team and leave some comments on the blogs. We don’t know which blogs will have the winners, its all going to be random draw!
Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, take advantage of the adventures that come your way today!
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