Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Graphic 45 (Botanical Tea) Altered Box

I've had this box on my shelf seems like forever and when I ordered the Graphic 45 Paper Stack I couldn't resist altering this cute trinket box.  I painted the inside a pretty pink to match the roses in the paper and added a  small mirror encased in lace and pearls to add a sweet touch to the inside. I left all the original hardware the same as it gave that aged old world kind of feel. All the pretty Wild Orchid Crafts roses adorns the top with some green floral wire swirls. On Either side of the flowers on top are chipboard cut outs from the Trio Collection. Nestled sweetly among the flowers are some stamen and little rhinestone accented acrylic flowers. I also added a Crystal Aurora Borealis Heart and a lovely key charm to add a touch of whimsy. I added some pearl trim and lace on the edges.











I hope enjoy this lovely box!
Have a wonderful week!

L Dawn Stanley

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mini Journals.

Trying to get organized myself, I ran across this really cute tutorial on YouTube and I cant recall her name but I will update this post once I do find it again, but anywho I am a list maker. I am one of those people that have to write it down, especially if its a new project I am working on and need specific supplies. So I made these sweet little mini journals with a matching pen that will slip right into my purse and away I go with my notes and list in tow.

They have cute little pockets on the fold out pages for receipts or clip pictures of items or just little samples of items I might be searching for.

Just thought I would share...hope you enjoy!!!






Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

L Dawn Stanley

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thank you!!!!

I just wanted to thank all the wonderful, spectacular, enjoyable crafter's/artists/sculptors/creators and suppliers on YouTube, Pinterest, Google, EBay, Amazon and Zibbets.... ETC.....for being such a tremendous source of inspiration to all of us who aspire to share and create our enjoyable crafts!!!


Hope everyone has a Blessed Evening!!!

L Dawn Stanley

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Altered Box #2 for my very dear friend Miss Parker....She is going to be totally surprised...Here Favorite Colors!! I am totally hooked on these boxes and the old world feel they bring to my soul!!!












Hope you enjoy!!

L Dawn Stanley

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Finished Altered Cigar Box.

Well the flowers and new laces I had ordered from Wild Orchid Crafts came in so I am was able to finish decorating my box.

I added some pearl trim to the back of the lid and around the cute little mirror on the inside.

I thought adding the butterfly tied in beautifully with the background papers as well!!

I thought I would update with some new pictures of the top and inside. I just love this box so much and am thinking of redoing my bedroom in these colors. The middle picture was the before shot of the top of the box.




Hope everyone is enjoying their Weekend!!

Many Blessings!!

L Dawn Stanley

Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy Easter All!!


Hope Everyone has a Blessed and Enjoyable Holiday Weekend!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

My First Altered Cigar Box

I just love watching all the Youtube videos by Fiona @ jennings644 on this beautiful technique so I tried making one. I used a wooden flip top cigar box and printed paper napkins for this one. The purple lace is from my Mom ( tears of joy) and will be adding some pearl trim and flowers to the top...so cute!!!

Not quite finished with the embellishments but thought I would share the progress.


Hope you enjoy!!





Hope you have a Wonderful rest of the week!!

L Dawn Stanley