Saturday, April 24, 2010

Earth Day Blog Hop

Hi, I'm very excited to be participating in my very first blog hop.  I hope you will be inspired by the projects you'll be seeing today.  You should have come here from my mom Rhonda's blog, if not please start at the beginning on Michelle's blog.  I know you will want to see all the talent and inspiration there is today to Go Green.

For my project I decided to repurpose an empty box left over from when my baby sister got her new hearing aids.  My mom didn't want to throw it away and it was just sitting in the closet, so I used it to make a nice box for my treasures.
Here is the box before I redid it. 
Here is the top of the box.  I used scraps of paper from my mom's stash to make this box.  The flowers are some from her stash also and weren't being used.  She helped me write my name with glitter.
Here's the front of the box.  The ribbon is some I got on clearance at a local store.  The lace was a find at the DI.
Here is the inside of the lid.
And the whole inside of the box.

Thanks for taking a look.  I hope you have been a little inspired.  From here you go to Ellen's blog.

Have a great day.
~Abby 

28 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, Abby! This is so beautiful! What a special box for your treasures and its even more special beacause its a recycled box!! How cool is that!?! I love it! I love the outside but the inside cover is gorgeous with all the butterflies and my little Air Goddess!! Thank you for such a wonderful blog hop entry, Abby and thanks for doing your part for Earth Day!!:)

Hugs,

Michelle:)

Sammi said...

Wow! This is really gorgeous Abby! I love how you redid the box and what a special holder for your treasures!!
Sammi
xx

Randi said...

This box is wonderful!
I love your colors and you've done a great job with the images!
Hugs, Randi WS :)

Fotf said...

That's great Abby, wish there were more youngsters like you involved in creating and that is great use of a box for storing all your special items in :)

Claire said...

Wow Abby, your box is just beautiful. I love the way you've decorated it inside and outside - perfect for all your treasures
Claire xx

Pauline (Polly) said...

Hi Abby! Hey, congratulations on playing in your first blog hop! I hope it is the first of MANY more - they are so much fun, and you get to meet fantastic people! Your project ROCKS! I love recycling treasure boxes - I have since I was a kid, and I still USE some of those boxes! I love the colours you have used - I just finished a card in the same colours and flowers, which will be on my blog soon. You picked a wonderful image to use for your creation... thank you for sharing it! Keep creating!
Hugs from Australia,
Pauline

Seongsook Duncan said...

This is wonderful. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

ileana said...

Ohhh Abby!!! what a wonderful idea to recycle a nice box! the cardboard looks very good, I can understand you mom why she didn´t want to throw it away! and you turned a simple box in a special one!!! so beautiful! you are very neat at coloring you images and that´s very good, keep going! and remember to have fun always! Huggs sweetie!

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful treasure box Abby, you did an amazing job, welcome to your first blog hop!

Robyn said...

This is so beautiful. I love that you decorated the inside of the lid rather than the top of it. Thanks for inspiring us.

Tammy said...

Ohhhh Abby!!!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous sweetie!! This is a very creative project and a great reuse of the box!! You have some serious talent girl!!

Jennifer Scull said...

that box is aboslutely beautiful! everyone needs a place to store their treasures and keepsakes. I still have mine..... :)

H2 :) said...

Hi Abby. What a fantastic box you have created! Love your "blinged" name on the lid & the lovely images you have placed inside. :)

Shelley said...

I love your box Abby! Colors are beautiful!!

Melissa S. said...

Abby I love this. What a great idea and I love the colors you used. Good Job. You rocked this one girl.

Pattie G said...

Abby, what a very special treasure box! You did a great job with an empty box.

Hugs
Pattie

Jean said...

Abby
You created a special and beautiful box to keep you treasures.
Thanks for sharing
hugs jean

Therese said...

Abby, I love boxes. You did a great job.

pinkglitterfae said...

it's such a pretty treasure box! I love to see boxes re-used. It's such a shame to throw them out, when with a little bit of work, you can create something special

Tana said...

Abby this is amazing! You did a fabulous job on this! What a great idea to make a treasure box for all of your special things! Love the colors and your name in glitter! Glitter is ALWAYS good! Love that you decorated the inside of the lid too! Beautiful!

grandmalee said...

Abby, you did such a wonderful job with this beautiful box! This will be great to put all of your craft stuff in to keep it away from the other kids! I love how you colored Air Goddess!

Cr8ive ME said...

what a wonderful idea. Love how you repurposed that box. Your project is gorgeous.

{hugs}
M.E.

Trish said...

Well done Abby, I'm really impressed with your recycled box project- you did a great job with it. Hope you carry on crafting for a long time if this is the standard you come up to.
Many hugs,
Trish

cottagerca said...

Abby, like how you made the decision to line the inside of the box. I would have forgotten about that. I have dome a pizza box and, now that I have seen your creation, I am going to go back and line the inside

Loretta said...

wonderful box

Sherry said...

well done abby great job

Whimcees said...

Hello Abby!

It is good to see you back with a new creation! The box is beautiful! I love the colors and the flowers and paper are perfection!

Wishing you a good week!

Barbara Diane

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Very nice box!