Sew Special 39

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 9:08 PM | , , ,

Hi there dear blogging friends! I'm hoping you all had an amazing weekend and wonderful Christmas celebration if you observed the holiday! We had a great day at my home and spent some quality time together but I must admit, I am happy to sit down and kick my feet up for the rest of the evening :) I made this project several days ago but couldn't share it with you because it was for my sweet sister Tina who visits my blog regularly.
I upcycled a jewelry box that Meredith passed on to me using a combination of pretty patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Retired Sweetness collection along with an elegant stamped / die cut dress form from My Favorite Things. I finished off the project with a big blossom that was made using the MFT/ Die-namics Large Rolled Rose die:
Shown in the photo below is a photo of the original box before I got a hold of it :)
 For sketch inspiration, I played along with the current My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club:
I think both this photo of my sweet little girl Gretchen pretty much says it all about our hectic Christmas day:
 and this photo of my snow globe is how both Scott and I are feeling today :) Surely, many of you can relate! ;)
Thanks so much for visiting today! Hope you have a great day! Be Sweet ;) Mona

Supplies Used:
Stamps: My Favorite Things /Die-namics Well Worn Greetings & Die Set, Sew Nifty Stamp & Die Set, Large Rolled Rose, Faux Crocheted Border
Additional Dies & Machine: Spellbinders Labels FifteenGrand Calibur
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Retired Sweetness
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39 Sweet Comments So Far:

Evgenia Petzer said...

what a cute puppy! so nice card as well

Julie said...

Wow, Mona, you really dressed up that jewelry box so beautifully!!! Love the pretty papers and gorgeous rose and bow. Also, your puppy is adorable! TFS!

Linda F. said...

Beautiful project, Mona! I hope your sis loved it! Thanks for sharing those gorgeous photos with us! Incredible!

Pauline said...

This is a beautiful upcycleof this jewellery box Mona! Love these pretty embellishments!
Great pics of your little dog, and your tree looks so colourful and festive!

Constance said...

Gorgeous alteration of the jewelry box! So many beautiful embellishments! I know your sis loved it and I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! Lovely photos too!

Crystal said...

WOW, Mona, this is a beautiful enhancement to this gift box! Beautiful DP and colours! Love the gorgeous bloom and the lace!
You little puppy is adorable! Love these artistic photos! Hope you had a very merry Christmas!

Monia said...

Beautiful box Mona!Great work :)
Yes, I feel tired too ;)

Ros said...

Merry Christmas Mona ... beautiful work again and I love your sweet little dog

lynn said...

sweet card and gretchen is so adorable!

Gale Evans said...

Beautiful card Mona!!! Your puppy is too cute! TFS!

GabrielleH said...

Amazing photography! Little Gretchen is just darling and your tree looks so festive !!!
Love how you decorated this gift box! So creative and beautiful!!! Hope you had a fab Christmas!

Laural said...

Awesome giftbox, Mona! I really love the die cut and the pretty sentiment! Great DP too! Wonderful Christmas photos of Gretchen and "Santa"! I love your colorful tree roo! Incredible photography!

Natalie said...

Love how you upcycled this gift box, Mona! So beautiful! And thanks for sharing these beautiful photos with us! Amazing!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Mona! Love the upcycled box and all the wonderful decorative elements you added to it!

LOVE the sweet photo of Gretchen!

Jan Evans said...

Gorgeous box, Mona! You really make it a special gift for your sister! I love the multiple borders and the gorgeous rose! Also, thanks for sharing the awesome photos! Beautiful setting!

Heather Jensen said...

Such a cute altered box. Gretchen looks too darn cute in that photo. :)
Hugs~

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh that photo of Gretchen is so adorable and that snow globe says it all! LOVE this box for Tina! LOVE all the layers and layers and that dress form with that very special sentiment! Just GORGEOUS!

HawaiiRenee said...

Darling photos; such beautiful photography! Love this beautiful gift box! Thanks so much for sharing!
Aloha, Mele Kalikimaka and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou,
Renee

Melanie said...

Mona, you are so creative! I love how you altered this box and made it so beautiful! Love the pretty lace and the gorgeous DP and flower! I bet your sister was surprised! Also, thanks for sharing your gorgeous Christmas photos! Gretchen looks adorable!

Isabel Jett said...

Wow, Mona, another beautiful altar project! This is so beautiful! I bet Tina was thrilled! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

MeredithS said...

Beautiful, Mona!!! What a awesome way to dress up that jewelry box!!! So creative!!! Your little pup is darling too! Love the colorful tree in the background! Great shot!

Carlie said...

Hope you had a great Christmas! Love your photos and love this beautiful altered project!

Nancy L said...

Beautiful box, Mona! I love the pretty papers you used and the lace borders!! It really makes this box a gift itself!
Sweet photo of your dog and snow globe!

Sheri L said...

Very pretty, Mona!!! Love this project!

Lisa S. said...

Gretchen is so adorable, love her!! I also love the way you express how much your sister means to you through beautiful cards and handmade gifts. :-)

Helen Watanabi said...

Love what you did with this pretty gift box, Mona! What a creative presentation! I'm sure she loved it! I also love the dear photo of your little dog! Just precious!

Kelli Burnstein said...

Beautiful alter box Mona!!! Love all the layers and the pretty rose and bow! Also, your puppy is just adorable! Great photography! TFS!

Mirna said...

Hi Mona, hope you had a great Christmas! This is so beautiful! Love the pretty DP and the stamps and dress form die! Just gorgeous! Great photos too!!! TFS!

Marie said...

Love how you turn everything into a marvelous work of art. Great collection of DP and ribbons and edgers.

Keri said...

Gorgeous work, Mona! Such a beautiful way to present a gift! I bet your sis loved it! So beautiful! Also, the photos of the snow globe and your pup are magnificent! Love the beautiful tree and lights in the background!

RobinH said...

Absolutely beautiful altered box and photos of your darling puppy! TFS!

Aislin said...

Beautiful, Mona!

Angi said...

I love upcycled projects. This is gorgeous. The photo of Gretchen is sooo SWEET!

NanceB said...

Beautiful up cycling Mona!!! Love the lace! Gorgeous photography too! Your little puppy is adorable!

Linda R. said...

What a breathtaking creation.. And your photos look amazing. Love the cute little puppy sleeping!! too cute..

Hugs, Linda

Lora DeJardins said...

Mona, this is such a gorgeous design! A perfect way to dress up gift giving! I know your sister loved it! And, the photo of your dog is so sweet! Love the beautiful tree and lights in the background!

Yesnir said...

Gorgeous altered giftbox, Mona! WOW! Also, those two pictures really capture the Christmas season! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

Fiona said...

Mona, I love your design here! You turned that plain box into a piece of art! I'm sure your sis was floored! Also, your photos are magnificent! TFS!

Shirley said...

I am getting really frustrated with Google Reader. I know I commented on this totally gorgeous and beautifully feminine card!!! It's absolutely lovely with the felt flower and the Maya Road stick pin!


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