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Saturday, April 14, 2012

ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop!

Welcome to the ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop, the best place on the web for scrapbooking ideas and supplies! You should have come here from Stephanie's blog, if not head back over to ScrapbookSteals blog to begin! Don't forget to visit everyone's blogs and leave a comment - some ladies are having their very own giveaway too - so MORE prizes to be won! Scrapbook Steals will draw a name from all of the comments to win a $20 ScrapbookSteals gift certificate. Every comment is a chance to win!

I was so excited when Kristy Lee asked me to join in this hop! There are SO many talented ladies out there - you will have seen some fantastic projects - with still more to come! We were asked to use My Mind's Eye 'Miss Caroline' 6x6 pads - with free reign to create whatever we liked!! Well, my head was racing! Should I do a layout or a card? An altered project (something I must admit I am very new too!)? So I thought I would challenge myself - NO PRESSURE there then! I finally (after walking round Michael's for an hour for inspiration) settled upon the idea of making an altered photo box. The papers were perfect and it is something I love to have sitting on my desk as I work. I made this one of my daughter through the years, the one of my son is still a work in progress (the paper pad I was given was My Minds Eye 'dolled up' - the papers are so versatile they can be used for a girl or a boy).

I started off with a standard wooden photo box, which I painted with cream paint (I knew some of the edges would be showing, and for the girls box I thought it looked a bit nicer). For the boys box I have left them unpainted for a more 'rugged' look!


I then started working on each individual panel in turn. The first panel is when she was a baby. I cut out the papers on my cricut and added the 'pompom' ribbon down the side. Then I found embellishments to fit.


The second panel is from when she was 2 years old - this was a professional photo my parents had taken - she just REFUSED to smile! I love it! Again the panel was cut using my cricut and the flowers were made using the coordinating papers from the pad.


Next is the panel from when we went to Disney and she became 'Princess for the day'! The butterfly was punched from coordinating papers from the pad, to coordinate with the butterfly background paper. I thought the 'Imagine' embellishment worked perfectly.


 The final panel is the most recent picture of her - believe it or not she is only 8 in this picture! Boy - I've got troubles ahead!!! As you can see, the paper patterns get more 'grown up' as she ages. The star pins are backed with more coordinating papers and other embellishments were added.


I finished the lid with a simple design and used  the papers and punches to make the flower. It just finished it off perfectly! I have this box sat on my desk at the moment - but I am sure it will find it's way into my daughters bedroom very soon!


I hope you enjoyed looking at my project and found some inspiration! I think I am beginning to get 'hooked' on Altered projects - not something I thought I would ever hear myself say!

Here is the Blog Hop order. Be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment. Remember - the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win the $20 gift certificate and maybe other prizes on people's blogs! You have until Monday, April 16th at 11:59PM MST to leave your comments.

Michelle Philippi: http://michellephilippi.com/
Stephanie Umpleby: http://sucw.blogspot.com/
Kerys Sharrock:http://scrappinnhappy.blogspot.com/       <-- you are here!
Jennifer McDermott: http://wonkywares.blogspot.com/


I will also be choosing a SEPERATE WINNER from the comments on my blog to win a MYSTERY prize! Please become a follower on my blog and leave a comment below saying you have done so. I will choose a random winner on Tuesday morning and post the winner on my blog!

Thank you for taking the time to read my post and have a great weekend :-)

Kerys

87 comments:

  1. LOVE the photo block!!! the grumpy side is my FAV

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  2. These are stunning!! I definetely will be making one or two of these!! Great Mother's Day gifts!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Such an adorable box. I love the papers with the pictures.

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  4. definitely following you! i love the photo block idea! and it turned out so beautifully!

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  5. WOW! this would be perfect for my desk at work. I also love the grumpy side, that is cute.

    Thanks for a great idea. And I will be checking back to see future projects

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  6. I love this photo box! I have a similar object that has yet to be covered, so this was helpful to me. I had to laugh at the two year old picture. Not only did it look like my youngest, but we have had the problem of her not smiling in almost every baby picture we have taken of her!

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  7. Very cool! I love how you made the papers more grown up as she got older in the photos! Awesome!

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  8. Your photo box is amazing! I love the idea of capturing your daughters different ages/stages. Your paper and embellishment selections were awesome!

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  9. LOVE LOVE the photo box !! It's beautiful !!

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  10. Very nice photo box. Love the progression of the photos - and yes - you are in trouble!

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  11. This came out perfect Kerys! What a wonderful idea. And way to stretch yourself too.

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  12. What a great idea! My girls would love "treasure" boxes to hold their small trinkets that they find special. I'm thinking this might be the way to do it! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. this is the cutest thing ever!!! love it!

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  14. I just LOVE the butterflies all over this! What a cute project! Thanks for the chance to win! I became a follower too!

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  15. What a cute project! I love this! The pom pom trim on the corners is just perfect!

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  16. The photo box turned out so beautiful!

    Just became a follower so I can see what else you create.

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  17. what a beautiful box...might have to steal that idea for my girls...

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  18. I just love this idea. The box came out so pretty and I am a butterfly lover so that made it so much special.


    I am a follower now.

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  19. What a great gift for your daughter! I am a follower of your blog.

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  20. Super pretty box! Great job!

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  21. Oh, wow! This is just great. I'm loving this idea. The colors are as sweet as the photos. This will make a great keepsake for sure.

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  22. Great photo cube. I'm your newest follower.

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  23. Love the photo box!! Might have to give this one a try!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Tammy K

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  24. You did an absolutely wonderful job on this photo cube .. it is just beautiful! You may have inspired me to try something like this :-) I am a new follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com
    scrappinana.blogspot.com

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  25. wow! The photo cube turned out beautifully!! New follower!

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  26. OMGoodness, I LOVE how this turned out! This is a must-do lift in my immediate future....with 4 kids I have plenty of inspiration lol! So glad I found your blog...definately will be back often! You just got yourself another follower :)

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  27. This is a wonderful idea! I'll have to pick up one of these photo boxes!

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  28. I'm a new follower! What a fun project! I love the butterflies!
    Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. You'd never know that altered art isn't your go-to project fave. This photo box is beautiful! By the way, I'm your newest follower. :)

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  30. This photo cube is gorgeous. Love all the embellishments and different papers used. Thanks for the inspiration. Will definitely make one of these in the future. Just became a follower of your blog. Can't wait to see more of your projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. What a great project! I have so many 6x6 pads that just need to be used, time to visit M's!

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  32. Love the photo box! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Love your photo box. I have one sitting in my cabinet of things to alter. I may have to dig it out soon and get to work! Thanks for the inspiration. (new follower!)

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  34. Adorable project! It turned out really cute!

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  35. Following!! : ) I love altered art projects. They are so addicting. Everything I see wants to be something different in my mind! : )

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  36. I absolutely love this idea, especially making one for each kid. My boys would love it!!

    Also, I am a new GFC follower as momlovesdeals. :)

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  37. SO, SO pretty, Kerys! I just love all of the butterflies and flowers. Gorgeous!

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  38. This box is beautiful!! I feel super inspired to make one, too. Thanks for this project. I'm also now a follower (great blog, btw!).

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  39. Such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. LOVE this project so much!!!! And the 'grumpy' side made me laugh. Truly adorable!!!!

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  41. I have also become a follower and I am looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!!!,

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  42. Definitely becoming a follower. I too am new to altered projects. Yours is beautiful, would love to see the one you made of your son!

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  43. What a great project. You are creative!

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  44. Following - great idea! I should try that for Mother's Day presents for Grandmas!

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  45. I'm definitely going to follow you. I love the creativity you used here... I wouldn't have come up with that....but I love it!!

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  46. Love your altered art project!

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  47. What a wonderful idea! I can't wait to try it!

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  48. I've been wanting to decorate a photo block for a while. Your's is terrific inspiration!

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  49. Beautiful! Would make a great shower gift! Definitely scraplifting this project!

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  50. I love the photo box. What a great gift idea for family too! PS I started following your blog!! Thanks for the idea!

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  51. Beautiful photo box! Your daughter is a cutie and I loved the progressive photos and papers you used!

    New follower! So glad I hopped and found your blog!

    Tracy
    http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

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  52. how cute...what a fun fun and creative idea...totally love it...thanks for sharing.

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  53. Great work on the photo box - good gift idea.

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  54. I'm now following your blog. The box turned out gorgeous! TFS!

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  55. Such a fantastic photo box and a brillant idea! I should definitely try one! Love it!

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  56. That photo box is fabulous! Great pictures - especially Miss Grumpy! Great way to use the pretty papers and I love the embellies too! I'm now following and will have to check back to see what else you have up your sleeve!

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  57. I am a new follower - I love the box you made! Very pretty!

    missstamper (at) yahoo.com

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  58. I love the picture box!! Great job!!

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  59. great use of all the papers and embellishments! great project, would be a fantastic gift idea! TFS

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  60. Wow I am running to michaels!! What a gorgeous box!! I'm now following

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  61. Woah!! I have to pick my jaw up. What a very pretty box. So nice that you can make something with sentiment and useful at the same time. I love what you've done. So inspiring.

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  62. This is gorgeous! I'd never have guessed that you are new to altered projects! Great work!

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  63. I love these photoboxes. Great work. I see some Christmas present ideas here.

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  64. Just became a follower!
    Beautiful work on these frames - I think I need to go search those out at Michael's. Love the butterflies and flowers you've accented the project with!

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  65. wow what a great idea for Mothers day gifts!!!

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  66. I need to start thinking outside the box like you! GREAT idea

    Nichol Tran

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  67. Adorable project! I want to make one for myself now!!!

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  68. Just became a follower!
    I love your photobox and will now have to go to Michael's so I can "lift" this project. Will be a great Mother's Day gift for both my mom and mother-in-law. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Katherine Clayton

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  69. Wowzers! Love this photobox...I believe you have perfected "altered projects"!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. Love your altered project! Great idea for a mother's day/grandma's day gift! (and I just became a folllower, thanks for the chance to win!)

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  71. What a fantastic idea, I love the papers you used and those pictures are adorable - fun idea to do progression pics! Thanks for the inspiration, I'm a new follower!

    Kimberli
    kimbean20 at gmail dot com

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  72. How adorable! I am inspired to create one for my twin boys :)

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  73. Hi! I'm a new member of your blog! <--oh what a happy day it is! I adored the way you incorporated your daughters age with the box. (& I love Belle, too)!! A you turn the box she gets older, or her sweet younger version of herself when/if she is in trouble! All your embellishments were perfect for the theme of each side. I love the star pins, very cute! & I must get myself moving on getting the butterfly punch added to my goodies! Perfect gift for my 2 nieces...their birthdays are approving WAY too soon & I wanted to do an age progression mini for each, BUT I think your idea will be perfect!

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  74. This is absolutely amazing! She is beautiful too!

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