Friday, March 11, 2011

Memorabilia Box for CCC #35

For this weeks CCC (last one, boo hoo) on Linda's blog the challenge is Design Details. I wanted to use some of the new toys that I have gotten. I started out with a whole different plan in mind and chucked it then went with something else then chucked it, wasted a lot of time and I just could not not participate in the last challenge!! Finally ended up with a travel box for memorabilia.

I always have memorabilia from trips etc. and wanted a box to store them in until I figured out a good use for them. I don't have much of the technique called for in the challenge on it but it's there. And oh I had fun using some of the new things I have added to my stash recently!! I did the tag with Broken China Distress Stains then added a little peeled paint Distress Inks here & there on it. And yes, I kinda did the tag like Tim did on his last blog post, I had just gotten the stamps so it was nice to see an idea for them. The new Distress Stains are absolutely wonderful, love them!!! And the Old Jalopy die cut and travel stamps are pretty awesome to! Stampers Anonymous has the best stamps!!

Top of box

I'm leaving Sun. for another trip, going to go see our son Shad & his family in Kansas, so excited to see them! Shad is in the Army and leaves for Afghanistan the first part of April, so it will be a bitter sweet visit. After all these years you'd think I would be used of it, but I hate it!! So the major worrying will begin again for another year!! Shad's little boy Kevin is 4 years old now, so it is going to be harder for him this time around!! Hey, on a happier note I found out I'm going to be a grandma again, our son Joey & his wife are going to have another baby this Sept. I have 4 grandsons now so I'm really hoping they have a girl, will she be spoiled or what!! lol

I have to pay more attention to my shopping, I ordered Tim's small Visual Artistry stamps and I already had them!! So how about a give away, just leave a comment and I will choose a random winner on Mon. 3/21/11 when I get back.

Have a good weekend everyone!!


  1. Love your box, great job!!
    I hate when I buy duplicate stamps. I've done it too. LOL.

  2. Have a great weekend Donna-- I am still waiting to be a G'ma - so enjoy every minute! Shad will be in my thoughts to keep him safe...Thanks for the opportunity to win the stamps.

  3. Your box is wonderful! Have a great trip.

  4. I love your travel box! And I have 4 grandsons and only one granddaughter, and she's getting married this coming June, LOL. Aren't the newer small stamps great? I don't have this set...hint hint...LOL.

  5. Great box! Hope you have a good visit with your son and his family. Please thank him for his service.

  6. Fabulous memorabilia box!! Love all you neat travel details! congratulations on grandbaby #5 - how exciting!! Have a wonderful visit with your son & family!

    Would love to win this stamp set {it's one I've wanted but haven't acquired yet - fingers crossed! Thanks for a chance to win!} :)

    P.S. I'm having a giveaway this month also - stop by and enter!

  7. First of all, have a lovely visit with your family! Your treasure box is amazing with all the elements and images you incorporated! Have we all not been there with the duplicating of craft items? Some one will be happy!

  8. aww..congrads first on the baby! PRAYING this is the GIRL! sis has 6 grandsons...and she NEEDS a girl too...but so hard to buy one LOL...My son is heart goes out to you..tuff deployments right now, but ..maybe it will end soon..I pray anyway..The box! Luv it! It is all in the details for sure..I too have bought what I already one of these days Im doing that book Christie showed us will save me money! I do not have the stamps you show so please toss my name in that cute hat! I appreciate the chance... and have an awesome visit with your kidlets! xo cher from ATT

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  9. I'm loving your box, too. The car really makes it perfect!

  10. No tears, sweet Donna-- every ending brings a new beginning, and the CCC is no exception!

    Your Memorabilia Box is truly magical! I hope it holds all kinds of wonderful things for you. What a beautiful way to wrap up the CCC. I love all the travel-themed elements, and you used them all perfectly!

    I hope you have a wonderful trip. Thanks to you and your son and his family for the huge sacrifice of his service to our country. He's a true hero, and I'll keep him in my heart during his tour of duty. And, huge congrats on the new grandbaby! .

    When you get back, come check out the newness at my blog. it wouldn't be the same without you!

  11. What a great box, I love all the new goodies you used, I can't wait to get some of it. Have a great visit with your loved ones. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome stamp set. Shari (cricutrookie)

  12. Lovely box and great idea. I have the stains arriving in a few days and some new TH stamps! Can't wait to play. Have a safe journey!

  13. Very nice box. I don't have any stains as of yet but plan on getting some when they come to my area.
    thanks for chance to win stamp set.
    stamping sue

  14. Great treasure box! Something you will always be reminded of. The Great Journey!

  15. Great work making the box for your travel memorobilia! It does remind me of Tim's CHA sample...
    Have a nice visit with your son & family and also~fingers crossed your next Grandchild is a sweet baby GIRL!
    Thank you for a chance to win your extra Tim stamp set. I started trying to win this set that someone was selling seperately on ebay, but they were going for too much!

  16. Your box is stunning, glad I got to look at it. Thanks for the multiple photos (for us nosey types).

    And, I have so been wanting that stamp set so it was a great surprise to see you offering it up to one of us lucky vistors ;)

  17. Hello Donna,

    great to make a memorabilia box : keeping memories can feel so good.
    You made a nice collage on top of the box !

    Reading that your son is going to Afghanistan makes me sigh... I hope everything goes well and he comes home safe.
    Congratulations on being a grandmom again : I didn't know you were already so old ! LOL

    The stamps : wouldn't you sell them to me ?....We can't get our hands on these stamps here in Belgium !

    greetings from Belgium

  18. Love your box. Wonderful finale to the CCC challenge