Saturday, March 10, 2012

One Man Trash is Anothers Treasure!

Hello cyber world,
Well it is a beautiful sunny day here in NJ, but oh so chilly, and hopefully it is the end of the cold and the start of spring, nice start to daylight savings time at least, tomorrow is supposed to be at about 60 degrees, 20 warmer than today!! Our crocus are blooming and the daffodils are not far behind. And Warmer temps are forecast for next week (70-75), I am so looking forward to working in the garden and seeing all the flowers blooming!! Open windows and open doors. The joy of SPRING!!

Anyway it is time for Joan's weekly challenge, to go there, just click HERE, and following are the guidelines for this week, which was a total challenge for me, as I had a very hard time finding a container to convert!! But it was a very fun challenge, and to know that it would have been in the garbage, will make me look at all things a bit differently from now on!! Just have to learn to think outside the box!! So if you want to enter a fun challenge, hop on over to Joan's each week and see what is on for the week and what you can win!!! She also has weekly sales and always seems to be getting in new stuff!! Wonderful place.

Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #9
■Use a recycled box, preferably round
■Color theme can be your choice
■Use some Lace
■Use Pearls and Flowers
You will have until next Thursday (March 15) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #9
challenge and will be announced Friday March 16. This winner will win a LaBlance Stamp. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.

And as usual, the wonderful Selma, has made an example creation and you can view that on her blog, Selma's Stamping Corner, HERE.

Now for my project for this challenge, I ended up using the same container that Selma used, as it was the only round cardboard container I could find, guess I could have used an icing container, they all had plastic lids, nothing seems to come in plain cardboard anymore or for that matter in Round containers, everything is square, but I guess that makes sense as it is easier for boxing reasons and stacking on shelves.
Anyway, I forgot to take a picture of the Laughing Cow cheese container before I covered it, so I only have the finished product.

Supplies used, bazzil card stock, green foliage cut out with Memory Box Dies, Roses made with Memory box dies, Butterfly made with the new Spellbinder Butterfly die, some bling, some lace around the box, and that was it. I will probably keep my paper clips in this box. All products I used today, can be purchased through Joan, and if she does not have an item in stock, she usually can get it pretty quickly upon request, hers is a great place to shop!! Wonderful communication, and great service!!
Thanks for all you do Joan!!

Oh well, off and running, NOT. !! Hubby wants to go to Lowe's, guess I will go look at patio sets, need a new one for our deck!!

Below are some other challenges I am entering my spring box into!!

Well, I have also decided to enter this box into another challenge over at Totally Paper Crafts, HERE. That is an easy one, as the challenge is 'My Favorite Things', and as Butterflies and Flowers are right up there with my favorites, I decided to enter. So if you have time, check them out.

Here we go, off to enter in another wonderful challenge, as others seem to do this, I might as well, this is a challenge over at another blog I frequent, Marks Finest Papers, and they are having a Bingo challenge, you have to do what is in one of the Bingo lines, and I do have that, I have lace, circles and Bling, so my box will also be entered at their challenge as well, and that is HERE.

Another Blog, 2 Sisters Challenge Blog is having a Spring Color Challenge, HERE, and I think that clarifies my box, that is why I made it, spring is trying to come, and to me pink flowers and butterflies is everything spring!! So go and check it out!!
Thanks for looking.

While visiting Paper Play Challenges, I decided to enter their challenge as well, as it is "Recycled", and my laughing Cow container is definitely recycled now!! So if you would like, check out their wonderful blog , HERE. THANKS


Have a great weekend everyone.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Very pretty! Love the ferns under your flowers!

  2. Your recycled box turned out so pretty Donna. I love how you layered over the butterfly. Thanks for joining us again this week in our challenge at Joan's Gardens. We always look forward to seeing your lovely creations.

  3. Very. Pretty creation! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

  4. This is really pretty - love the flowers and leaves. Hard to believe that this started out as a cheese box!!
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

  5. Very pretty. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  6. Donna, Very beautiful box. I love your use of the butterfly!

  7. Aw fab creation, lovely cheese box lol, fab detail, thanks for sharing with us at Paper Play, hugs Liz xx

  8. Beautiful box. Love the vintage feel. Thanks for sharing your favorite things with us at Totally Papercrafts this week. Linda

  9. Donna, your altered box is adorable. Everything about it is just perfect. Great job!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly Challenge.

  10. Very pretty and colorful. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  11. Donna, your altered box looks wonderful!
    Hugs and smiles

  12. Such a pretty decorated box!! Thanks for joining us at 2 Sister's!!