Happy Friday!  I hope y’all have had a good week.  I started physical therapy for my wrist and have continued to be smoke-free . . . . the count is now 6 days!  Thank you all so much for your support and comments.  I’ve also had some pulmonary tests done this week . . . thus the reason for going smoke-free.  More on all that later when I know more.

I don’t know when it was or even how long ago, but I purchased a couple of little wood boxes from the $1 bin at Michael’s.


I decided yesterday that it might be fun to try and alter one.  I painted the box black inside and out, made my flowers with GrungePaper, looked at it all together and decided it was pretty damn boring.  After some additions and modifications, this is what I came up with.


Out of the clear blue one day I received from Spellbinders™ craft foil.  I decided that I really did need to try this as I’ve been wanting to get into the metal craze as it is.  I just haven’t tried it yet.  Well, I can now say that I’ve at least dipped my little finger into the mix and given it a whirl.  So far, so good . . . . I like it!

I decided on a piece of teal foil, embossed it with the Flourish Embossabilities, die cut with Labels Eleven,  sanded the highlights and then covered the entire thing in Black Soot Distress Ink.   The flower is GrungePaper covered with Graphic45 Steampunk designer paper, and then die cut with Daisy Heads . . . twice.


In essence, I guess I’ve come up with a little no nonsense type of box, but it was sure fun to experiment.

I hope you have a great weekend!  Mallory is home on break this weekend and we’ve got some girl things planned, but I’m still hoping I can find some more studio time here and there.  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . . life is short, take advantage of the adventures that come your way!


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