Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Box Swap for Secret Sister...Hope She LOVES IT!!!

This little acrylic box is filled with lots and lots of hand
dyed embellishments as well as some little butterflies
and crocheted flowers and vintage velvet ribbon from
my vintage stash....
The box is wrapped with Tim Holtz Tissue Paper and
Tissue Tape around the bottom and I have used Scrabble
tiles and Prima Pearls and Prima Rhinestones to decorate the
box itself...Top view shows my little embellishement jars
 I have made and filled with lots of goodies...
green rolls in between are the vintage velvet ribbons...
They are a perfect size for a title on a 12 x 12 page...
I encased pretties in the lids of the glass jars
 (I am making sets of these little jars to sell on Etsy)
 the embellishment jars are filled with the
embellishments that I have hand stained.
There is ribbon, lace, doilies, stamped tags and Prima flowers
 that all match and are inTim Holtz Distress colors
Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint and my latest favorite Broken China.
This if my latest craze color combo...I love them together and
they coordinate perfectly with the
Graphic 45 double sided paper Once Upon a Springtime...
The Prima flowers were also kissed with a touch of
Ranger Rock Candy Distress stickles to make them sparkle...
You can look at some of my other blog posts to see
some other pics of some of the items included inside
my Swap Box. This was great fun and is the first
swap that I have ever participated in hope to do it again one day!
I hope that my Secret Sister will love this box as much
as I loved creating it for her!!!
 ~*~ EnJoY ~*~


  1. What a beautiful gift I am positive that your Secret Sister will love this.

    1. Hey Cherie...This box swap was the first swap I had ever participated in and it was lots of fun to create something to share with a Secret Sister! I would like to try one of these one day when my blog has a larger number of followers, I think it would be awesome fun to try and coordinate one! Thanks again for all your sweet comments!

  2. hi kim you were ratted out being my Secret sister. i wanted to say thank you and loved everything. very pretty i cant wait to start playing i streamed it on ustream hope i did you justice.Warning I'm a nut. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/21227279 love it thank you again KIM

    1. Hey Katie...
      Glad you liked the box, my blog tells the story of its creation if you want to see what was used...would like to take credit for the crochet flowers but I purchased on Ebay...all of the stained items are mine and the little jars are created by me as well and I will be selling sets on Etsy soon. I am so glad you liked it...sorry there was no name...I thought that was what we were supposed to do? This was my first swap so...newbie ya know...I am so glad you are a nut...me to...I create to maintain a balance and if I don't get into the Studio thats when nuts goes to total insanity...(just kidding) but it really does help for sure! Thanks for the upstream...great job and when I checked the blog this am had a ton of hits...THANKS! Much appreciated! Later!!!

  3. Hello, I was in the swap and watch Katie open her's, you did a fantastic job! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

    1. Hi Diane,
      This was my first ever swap and it was really fun! Thanks for the compliments...I always post what I am working on on the blog and hope to soon be selling some of my creations on Etsy. Finding the time with the full time job is a challenge for me but I am little by little getting there! Checked out your blog...loved the sewing themed cards and cool paper beads...have always wanted to try the beads...I will follow your blog...stay in touch!

  4. Hey I was in the swap with you and the other ladies. You rocked this swap out is an amazing box.

    1. Hey there...thanks for the compliments on the swap...checked out your blog and love your creations...wow the try out for Design Team items are AWESOME...you will land a Design Team spot somewhere if you were not selected for Graphic 45...you do an excellent job! Loved the little dresser...heck...loved them all! I am now a follower on your blog as well...stay in touch and Thanks again for the compliments...and the comment on blog...much appreciated!

  5. Hi I was also in the swap, in fact I have to tell you that I ratted you out. I knew who you were by your items because I am you Secret Sister. I really hope you like your Box. I think you rocked the swap and you did a great job. Its beautiful