Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Mom's Keepsake box

First, let me say thank you to all that has kept my cousin and her family in prayer. She as of last word is doing better may get to move out of ICU! That is wonderful and we are greatful to God that he is allowing us to keep her in our lives! She had multiple brain aneurisms. Most do not go on after this happens and we are all very aware of this. Please keep the prayers going she is still not out of the woods yet, as the doctor has told us of the possible complications of the surgery. Lisa thank you for your very kind words and prayers as well!! Hugs to you!!
On to my mothers box..
I had a fun time doing this box. Its always fun to make things for those you love and I do love my mom very much!! This is the top of the box. I keep saying CTMH, Prima and Mr Holtz is a wonderful match!! LOL

I hand cut the "R" it is actually our (CTMH) Baroque Alpha. I scanned the carrier sheet and used PSE to get it to the size I needed then cut out the negitive areas and laid it over our New "Wings" paper I so love this paper as you can tell!! LOL The Box itself is also CTMH keepsake box. I think that the box isn't currently unavailable. I think it is a seasonal item. Here is a close up of the top.

The flowers are mostly Prima. I REALLY LOVE Prima!!! The Leaves are ones that Lisa has put up on the Swirleydoo's Forums here. I hope I did that right.. Still learning my way around the blog world.. LOL Also the littler leaves are from the CTMH "Just blooms". Here is another angle.

I always coat my boxes with Royal Coat Decoupage Finish before I add The embellies to them. Butterfly is Prima and the Swirl under it as well. Now for the tour around the box. Front of it.

I used the Tim Holtz feet as well as his bracket that shows my mom's name. I used my cricket to cut out the die cut using the MTC program. I got the SVG file from The Pearls are CTMH Opaques I used both sets. The other sets I used on the tiny blooms to give them a center. Here is the sides and back to the box. I used the MTC program and SVGCUTS for them as well as a dash of Prima..



This is the right side.
I have also wrote a poem to put in the box on the inside. The title is "Little things".
Little things to put in a box.
Little things you don't want to lose.
Little things that give your memory a start.
Little things to keep close to your heart.
Little things to make you smile.
For those little things are big things every once in a while.

Well this is a long post and it is getting late. Going to do a tute on the "Nurses Rose" for my dear sweet friend and scrapping sister Tiffany!! She is my Pastor's wife and my very dear friend. She is a Nurse, so this one will be for her!! Good night all and God bless!!


  1. Tammy it is absolutely beautiful, your work is amazing, love it!!! Can't wait for that tute!! lol

  2. Your work is beautiful! Very lovely box.
    I'll be praying for your cousin.