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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Blogger's Challenge - FINALLY!

This is getting posted really late!! I actually had it done on time, but didn't get it photographed until today to post it. My mom and dad were here from Arkansas last week for a visit and time just gets away from you when you're visiting and having fun! My mom loves to stamp and craft, so we did some of these projects together, but I didn't take the time to photograph and post. My mom also fell and broke her knee cap while they were here! That added to the chaos! Since she couldn't go up and down stairs, they ended up staying at our house the whole time they were in town, instead of rotating to stay with all her kids like usual. So guess what? EVERYONE was at our house most of the days!! It was so fun and I love having everyone at our house, but that sure does add chaos when you have 10 adults and 13 kids - not to mention the neighbor kids that are always here too!! It was great!

Anyway, our challenge was to "CASE" yourself - which means "Copy" something that you've done before, but change 2 things about it. I made one of these for my father-in-law for his birthday last month and it was so fun and easy! As you can see, I had several little flowers and leaves cut out to embellish it, but haven't gotten that far yet! It's called an "Album in a Box". It looks like a box when the lid is on, but once you take the lid off, the sides fall down. You put pictures or journaling, or whatever you want on the flaps - both sides if you want! It's a great gift for grandparents, as I found out! My mother-in-law wants one now!








I will try to put together a little tutorial with directions on how to do this in a day or so. You will be so surprised at how easy and fast these are to put together. Mom and dad left yesterday, so the house is a lot quieter, but now I have tons of cleaning and laundry to catch up on! Hope you're having a great week so far!


9 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Shona, you've been sooo busy. How you even found the time to think about a project is beyond me, but you did a wonderful job getting your Album Box to this point. Love the DSP you chose and all the embellies you have to put on it.

Connie said...

Wow! That is a lot going on. Great job with the Scrapbook in a box!

Robin Merriman said...

Very cute project!

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous! Love your color choices! {SMILES}

Lisa Bohler said...

This is a darling project! Sorry about your mom's fall! Take care!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is fantastic Shona! Lovely colors! I have always wanted to try one of these! I think that it would make a wonderful gift! :D

Ida P. Krause said...

What a fun and cute project. I love the colorful flowers.

tonistamps said...

I love the scrapbook box! Great job Shona!

StampingSelene said...

This is adorable! I love the album!