Friday, August 10, 2012

It's TRASH to TREASURE time . . .

. . . with my good friend Lana (Blest With Stamps).  
And we have a new player in our 'Friends Trash to Treasure' challenge today!
I'd like to welcome Nan G (Froggy Designs) to today's challenge fun.

During our last altering challenge, NanG had this to say:
Nan G said...
So cool!!! Wish I could get my two crafty friends to do this. Can't wait to see what the next one is going to be.  Oh, nice of hubby to lend an idea. :D
Well,  after mentioning it to Lana, we both decided "WHY NOT!  Let's invite her to join us in the next challenge."  So, that's exactly what we did.  Nan G has gone to Goodwill ... found herself a jewelry box and has been crazy busy altering it.
TODAY'S THE BIG REVEAL for all of us!! 
So be sure to pop on over to their blogs to see how THEY altered the jewelry box they found at Goodwill.  OH YEA ... I nearly forgot!  The 2nd part of this challenge was that we would all use the same designer paper ...
Graphic45 'A Ladies Diary' (thanks Lana!! LOL).
I'm so excited!  Here we go ...



Sorry for ALL the photos but I just wanted you to see how pretty it is from every angle!
I haven't a clue what Nan G has done with her jewelry box but I did get a glimpse at Lana's last week when we linked up at Archiver's.
Wait till you see ... it is a true work of art!!

Here's a list of products I used on this creation:
Graphic45 'Ladies Diary' designer paper
Tim Holtz metal legs
Hobby Lobby lace decorative trim
Silk flower from Michael's
Kaiser Craft Sparklet gem
Cheery Lynn Designs DL103 'Italian Flourish' doily die
3d Zots
Modge Podge
Fiskars Swivel Craft Knife

I would LOVE to share this creation with a few other challenges so of course I turned to Feline Playful to see what other challenges it might fit ...

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Alter Something
Pixie Dust Studio - Vintage
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Use Designer Paper
CASE Study - Outside the Box
Sugar Creek Hollow - Something Old ... Something New
(old jewelry box ... new design paper)
Craft-room Challenge - Fashion
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrap-Creations - "D" things that start with D (Doily Die)
 LEJ Designs - Shabby Chic
 Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Make it Girly
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Use Scallops (scallop lace trim)
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Ribbon Galore
There's Magic In The Air - Decorate with Doilies (inside on mirror)
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Try Something New
Pile It On - Add some Metal (TH legs)
The Crafty Pad - Show some Metal
Digistamps4Joy - Portrait of a Woman
Divas by Design - For a Female
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Anything But A Card
Vintage Elusions Cards & Crafts - Anything Goes/Mixed Media
Simply Create Too -  Anything Goes
The Stamp Man Challenge - Precious Medals/Metals
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude - Lace /Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Bloggers Challenge - Add texture
Avadares Challenge - Anything for August

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and for your kind words.  It's YOU who keeps me striving to try new things and do the best I can at them.  My daughter will tell you that it wasn't very long ago when she mentioned blogging or doing altered items that I told her ... "I don't know anything about blogging or altering items!" ... and look at me today!  I'm obsessed with both!  LOL!
Have a FABULOUS weekend and don't forget to pop on over to Lana & Nan's blog to check out their altered jewelry boxes ... awesome inspiration!!

Don't forget to CLICK HERE for the easy details 
on how you could win my BLOGAVERSARY CANDY!


  1. OMG! Dar this is fabulously gorgeous! I'm in love the ribbon flower! Your box is so elegant! Thanks for inviting me to join you and Lana! I so enjoyed this challenge. Look forward to another.

  2. WOW"!" This is totally stunning!!!

    Hugs Sue

  3. Darlene just love this. The colours and layout are just perfect. Wishing you a creative weekend. Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely DigiStamps4Joy digi stamps of your choice to the value of $20 Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

  4. o my goodness this box is wonderful it definitely pulls at my shabby heart... i love the papers and all the wonderful embellies just an amazing job... love your work...thanks for joining us this week at sugar creek hollow...

  5. Darlene What can I say I am in love with your creation how talented you are my friend!!!! You are not only an enabler you are a true inspiration! You truly out did yourself on this one!!oh my gosh I can't find enough words to say how much I love this vintage master piece! Great job ahhh on to the next item LOL LOL

  6. wow this is really something else...superb my friend and totally gorgeous hugs sassyxxxxxxxx

  7. Darlene!
    The box is awesome - the many hours of work you put into it will give a real inspiration to all of us to play outside the box. Everything goes together perfectly. I truly hope your entries on some of the blogs you have entered with win wonderful prizes for you. The embellishments all go beautifully with the paper. Congratulations on an BEAUTIFUL transition for this box.

  8. A beautiful creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Show Some Metal challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  9. What a stunning creation Darlene, Just so perfect for our challenge, Thank you for joining
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member
    My Crafting Corner

  10. this is totally awesome and striking!

    a wonderful idea! GREAT style!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  11. gorgeous creation.

    Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  12. Fabulous made over box beautiful details and that ribbon flower is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge with your wonderful fashion XOXO Zoe

  13. Wow, a gorgeous alteration. The details are fabulous. Thank you for joining us at SCH this week.

  14. It's stunning!It looks so much better now.Thanks for sharing it at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

  15. Oh my word hunnie!!! This is just stunning...I have to keep going back to your lovely photos to take it all in...Such a beautiful piece of work....
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us this week at Make it Monday...and good luck with all your other challenges...

  16. Wow, you have really transformed this into a beautiful jewelery box. Thanks for joining us at TMITA/Paper Cupcakes..

  17. Darlene, yours is a work of art.....loving all of that beautiful lace behind this gorgeous paper. Your projects are always so beautiful and love seeing your redo creations.
    So happy you shared with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.

    Patti SCH/DT

  18. This is so amazing how you recreated this box with all the lovely elements. So very creative and beautiful. Thanks so very much for joining us this week at the Pile it On challenge!!

  19. Oh my goodness, but this project is just exquisite!! Wow to the WOW!! Thanks for joining us for the Anniversary celebrations at CASE Study :)

  20. Holy guacamole! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! What a stunning transformation!

  21. Your altered art jewellery box is outstanding. Thank you for sharing it with us at LEJ Designs this week; good luck in the challenge. Vee xx

  22. Darlene, I am popping back with a different DT hat on! Your project would be perfect for the challenge at Vintage Elusions. There is a day and half left to enter this week's. Vee xx here is the url

  23. Absolutly stunning x thank you for joining us at LEJ this week x
    Kath ( DT leader)

  24. OH MY!!!!! This is just stunning!!! Gorgeous is the only word that covers it really- thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, debi x

  25. What a wonderful transformation!So beautifully decorated with the vintage papers and embellishments.Totally gorgeous.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  26. What a stunning transformation! This is now a truly lovely jewellery box.I love the lace and layers of goodness. Amazing project. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Craft Your Passion. Hope we'll see you again soon.

  27. Oh my gosh Darlene, I love this. Wow you certainly did a awesome job!!!!!!

  28. Wow What can I say..... It's stunning, well done you..... I love everything about it, gorgeous xxxx

  29. What a transformation! It is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at Incy Wincy Designs!


  30. Wow this is stunning, thank you so much for joining us at LEJ and also Vintage Elusions this week. Abbie DT xx

  31. Darlene this is fabulous, I love the layout, the images and papers used .. Thank you for joining us at vintage elusions this week, Pauline x

  32. Holy Camole!!!!!! this is beyond stunning!

    thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek HOllow this week!

    Holly SCH DT

  33. This is a vintage beauty! What a wonderful job you have done here, This would be a great joy to own.

  34. In a word WOW!!!!!!!!!.... lol.. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I think the transformation is incredible and you did such a great job on this .. so beautiful really! Not enough words to describe it , really!

  35. this is amazing! and what a great idea!
    thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
    Debbi x

  36. this is brilliant - what a fabulous idea - thanks so much for sharing with us at the crafty pad this time and good luck xx

  37. OMGosh! Darlene, this is all kinds of beautiful fabulousness. What a great challenge and you knocked it out of the park, girlfriend. Thanks so much for joining us at Avadares Challenge Blog.
    Blessing hugs,

  38. Graphic 45 at it best. Marvelously done. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Avadares.

  39. So glad you entered this wonderful project into our 'Sugar and Spice' challenge over at Incy Wincy this week! Best of luck in the draw! Hope to see you next week!
    Karen C

  40. You did an amazing job with that box!! Awesome job! :) Ty for joining us for the Simply Create Too Challenge!

    Simply Create Too DT Member

  41. wow wow wow amazingly beautiful box, i love it! thanks for entering it into our challenger over on vintage elusions challenge blog , best of luck with your entry x

  42. WOW This is stunning, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this

  43. you NEVER cease to amaze me! wow! is all i can say! a super, stupendous WOW!

    thanks so much for joining us at DIGISTAMPS4JOY too!

    hugs :)

  44. Such an amazing project :o) Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-room challenge and good luck :o)



  45. A beautiful altered box, lots of fabulous detailing. Thank you so much for joining us at Joanna Sheen Try something new challenge. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  46. Hello Darlene, it's me again! Just popped back to have another look at your gorgeous creation and to say thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge

    Hugs Sue

  47. Gorgeous project!! Love all the fabulous detail!! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!!

  48. Wow, this box turned out absolutely stunning Darlene! Thank you for creating with us at Papertake Weekly :)

  49. OMW, what a stunning transformation of the jewellery box. It's a jewel on its own! x

  50. Oh wow...this is stunning...and what fun!!! I think you did a fantastic job....what a can't wait to go and see the others!!

  51. Beautiful creation. I would be proud to display that on my dresser. Thanks for joining us at Avadares this month.

    Avadares DT

  52. He, he this is certainly outside the box well actually THE outside of an actual box - love it! Thanks for joining us at CASE study this week :)

  53. Oh my word...what a beautiful box you have created, WELL DONE YOU! Thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ X CAROL

  54. OMW - talk about trash to treasure! Love your altered vintage jewelry box! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  55. What a fantastic transformation! Amazing altered box with so many delicious details...
    Alison x

  56. Wow, this is stunning! What a gorgeous jewellery box! I love how you've decorated this, everything looks so beautiful together. Thanks for joining in with our Fashion theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

    Maria x

  57. This is just extraordinary,awesome, amazing.Thank You so much for joining with us at My Heart Pieces,hope to see you again next week and don't forget to check back if you are the winner.

  58. Woah! WOW! WOW! WOW! I'm totally speechless here. This is sooo beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at CASE Study Challenge! :)

  59. Wow, your box looks amazinh, I like all the details and the paper is so perfect! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  60. Wow Darlene this is absolutely incredible! I just love all of the different images and embellishments that you used on it. And what a great idea to add the beautiful doilie and image on the inside. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Portrait of a Woman Challenge....good luck ~ Charlene DS4J DT

    P.S. This would also fit into Pattie's Creations current challenge Anything but a Card. Hugs ~ Char

  61. Oops...sorry....just realized that you don't have a stamped or digital image on it, which makes it inelegable for Pattie's challenge.

  62. Wow - fabulous project!
    Thanks for playing with us a Pile It On!
    Helen x

  63. Your altered box is fabulous, I love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  64. Wow! I just happened into the Case Study site and there's your beautiful box! Darlene, you are soo creative! Hope to see you at Joan's soon. :) Hugs, Vickie Y

  65. This is breathtaking... so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at My Heart Pieces this week!

  66. Congrats on being a Case Study winner!!

  67. Beautiful Box!!!! I found you at MIM :)

  68. You know how much I love this creation!!! You never cease to astound me! Thanks for joining us at
    luv'n huggz
    jen Leeflang

  69. Love all the pictures you shared with us.. The creation is beautiful.


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