Thursday, July 19, 2012

Challenge #99 at 4 Crafty Chicks

Good Morning blogger land!!! Today is Thursday and we at 4 Crafty Chicks have another rockin challenge. Can you believe that we are already on Challenge #99....I am truly super excited about this.  This week I am the hostess with the mostess and I look forward to challenging you to think "outside the box".

So this last week has been filled with tons of family fun.  We surprised my mom by having my sister, her kids and my brother and his kids here together in the same room for the first time in 9 years.  We even got my grandma to come out.  Then we had a family reunion with my other brothers and sisters. My family has been extremely lucky to have my sister and her family with us for some crafty time.  Sad to say my niece missed this as she had to go back to Victoria to work :( :( .

You can make a box from scratch and decorate it 
you can decorate a box that has already been made.

This challenge was super hard for me as I had a mental block about actually making a box on my own.  In the past with my stamping group Lori helped me and also gave me tons of instructions.  So as I was admonishing myself for picking this kind of challenge and trying to find other ways around it...LOL :)  I went onto to the web and found an easy peasy box recipe from Dawn's Stamping Studio.  So yes I had instruction but I did do it myself...LOL.  My sister was here and she not a crafty gal...but to appease me she broke out the paper to start creating a box with me.  Just to let you know this was her VERY first paper craft EVER!!!  Enough of my blabbing I will show you my take on this challenge.

I have decided with this mini pizza box to make it a Worry Box, where you can write your worries down and leave them in the box.  My box has some texture with dry embossing and paper piercing on it.

Here is my sisters take on my challenge.  Apparently for a first timer she should pick up the scissors, glue gun, ribbon and gems more often.  She had a blast using my punches and trying to using my spellbinders...after asking many times what is this and how do I use it???  Super glad to have her first creation be with me.  Can't wait to see how her family and my mom react...LOL.  Now how on earth can I get her to start a blog??? and create with us gals.  My sister box she has decided will be a Dream Box, where you keep a copy of the dreams you would like to fulfill.


Leanne, Lori, Melissa and Judy have some really stunning boxes to share with you. Hope you will be able to come and play with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.  Can't wait to see what this challenge inspires in you.

I would like to enter these boxes into Make It Monday - Anything Goes.  It always has tons of inspiration for you too see.

Thank you so much for stopping by.


  1. Oh Tamie these are brilliant! Judy x

  2. O.K. girls! it looks like you got to play while I had to work.Your boxs are really cutie. Will done.Lv MoM.

  3. WOW - these boxes are wonderful. TFS

  4. Wonderful job on the box, and your sister talent is a wonderful bonus today. Great job, and thanks for a very fun challenge! WTG!

  5. Oh My!! These are two stunning boxes..your sister certainly has lots of talent, you know your self when you catch the bug you can't help yourself lol!!!
    Thanks for sharing such lovely boxes with us this week at Make it Monday...

    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!


  6. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254, #255 and #282.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

    1. Will be popping over to see some of your craftiness :)

  7. Saw your creation on MIM and just wanting to say its gorgeous and best of luck in the challenge. Jox

  8. Hey girlie! I'm so super stoked to read that Tina did some crafty time with you! GO TINA!! We'll get her hooked yet! LOL...Your boxes turned out magnificent - I love the ideas behind the boxes too....WTG!

  9. Oh that sounds awesome, hope to stop by soon.

  10. I LOVE your box! I really like the sentiment too! Your sister did a phenomenal job for being her first time! Beautiful box! How fun to have someone in the family to create with! Great job girls! (Thanks for visiting me!)