Tuesday, December 16, 2014


FINALLY!!  I finally finished it!!  I started it about a month ago and I just finished it this past weekend.  WOO!  Normally I give away everything that I make, but this year I've worked on a few projects just for me.  

My husband asked me when I first started working on it, who it was for.  I said him.  He seemed oddly happy but then he asked me again when it was done just to make sure.  ha ha ha! 


This little sled was from Michael's.  I sanded it a bit and then distressed with some cocoa Momento ink to make it look a little "used".  hee hee  Then I added an old time pair of skates from Tim Holtz just hanging around.

Another item from Tim Holtz is this battery operated lantern.  CUTE OR WHAT?!! 

My "WISHES" bottle is filled with glitter and my "LISTS" bottle is filled with cinnamon sticks. 

The bells were some I had in my basket making stash from last year.  They came pre-glittered and pre-flocked.  The brown looking berries are from LLC. 

The star is from Melissa Frances that I painted gold and sanded.  The tree - another TH piece and the deer are from my Wild Orchid stash.  On each of the compartments edges, I covered them with Martha Stewart texture (snow) and covered with very fine glitter.  After that, I added more snow and then the iridescent flakes to the bottom one. 

The birdcage is from Prima and use to be gold but I painted it using my Inka-Gold paints.  More berries from LLC. 

A pine cone of some sort (probably from my back yard) and a small tree spring, not real cuz I didn't want the pine needles falling off.  LOL! 

This little cherub came from LLC, which use to be white until I covered it with ink and wiped away the excess.  The JOY sentiment are some left over small scrabble tiles I had that I covered with some letters from (oh gosh sorry I can't remember) and then covered with Crackle Accents.  This picture shows the glitter really nicely on the edges.

Wow my memory is really failing me.  I'm sure you'll remember where this bulb has come from ... all I know is I need more.  LOL!  So cute! 

For the top of the box I created a poinsettia using the Tim Holtz die and then a red one from my stash, topped with some bells.

The tag is from this year's Maja Design "A Gift For You" collection and I used other pieces to cover the whole box and the inside of each compartment. 

Thank you so much for visiting!!  Takes a lot to take and edit so many pictures.  One day I'm gonna have an awesome photo booth set up for my stuff.  hee hee

Going to enter the Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes


Anonymous said...

Wow. This is awesome, what a wonderful keepsake, beautifully done
Hugs Julie P

Scraptastisch said...

Hi Eulanda,
What a wonderful project !! what you are proud of and it's so nice to be busy with something and every time to fill a box! It's been fantastic and quite right that you keep it to yourself! Thanks for all the pictures of the box, I have here very much! I had to buy a new laptop, so go here for a few weeks blog break, also very busy at work! But of course you will first very cozy Christmas wishes and a beautiful creative New Year 2015.
Until next year .... dear greetings from Gerie

Christa said...

XX Christa.

Gitte said...

Wow its a beautiful project.

Sheri said...

This leaves me speechless! I can't believe the time this would have taken not to mention the talent! I can't even imagine taking on something like this. And now you have to excuse me, my jaw is rolling around somewhere on the floor and I need to find it!

Kelly said...

Amazing! Breathtaking Christmas bliss! you have captured winter and Christmas perfectly in your box. I love the snow effects and each area is well thought out. I knew you were good at this, now where is your canvas! lol I love it, you have my address, hehe
Merry Christmas,

nana of my 3 said...

Oh gosh, the time, the pieces,the thought!!! love it all, very very nice.....

Anonymous said...

Eulanda! This is so beautiful!! :) You have out done yourself on this one!! Glad that you finally made something for you to love and enjoy! :) Happy Holidays

Hellma said...

super project, if you can bear to give this to your hubby the good thing is you can enjoy it too.

CraftinGranny said...

Now that I've picked myself up off the floor thought I'd let you know how awesome this art project turned out. You go girl and keep em coming. Merry Christmas and a whooping New year!!! Love & Hugs

Candy said...

Eulanda, this is outstanding. What a lot of work!
I love the thought you have put into your project and all the wonderful things you have put into each opening. I know your husband will treasure this
beauty :o)
Big Hugs, Candy

Judi said...

WOW! This must have taken you ages to put together, but SO worth it, love it!

Have a great Christmas.

Big hugs


Liz's creative corner said...

Well hun it's worth the effort, looks awesome, fab details, love them all, hugs Liz xx

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous configuration box with so many pretty details! Love the top with the pile of snow and embellishments! Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes!

Becky said...

wow..This is awesome!
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.. Sending Hugs & blessings :).

Unknown said...

Fantastic project with so many cute details, all so different. I wouldn't have known where to start with it, would probably just have been staring blank at it for ages, LOL. My favourite is the sledge and skates. Well done; it's great that you're keeping it. Merry Christmas and HNY!

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

Anonymous said...

This is crazy incredible!!! All that work and you gave it to Mike!!! hahahahaha