Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Birthday 2 U - Book Box

Good Morning!!!!!!  You may think I am excited, but really I'm' not!!! It's Sunday and although I love a new challenge at Paper Sundaes, it also means an end to the weekend and work tomorrow morning. So sad! I think I need to be back on my Cruise..yep. Anybody a travel agent? hehehe JK!! 

Anybody see Something Borrowed? I saw it yesterday with my girlfriends and I thought it was really good. Close to the book (which is always good IMO) not exact..but it was still good. I do hope they make the book "Something Blue" into a movie too!  I really liked the book. Right now I am reading "Beastly", it's pretty good so far. Not a long book, I should be finished with it tonight. After that I have to find a new series or author to read. Any suggestions..please let me know!  I am always on the look out for new authors and series. I'm not big into Sci-Fi...but I love most other types of books. I even like the Tweeny vampire type books. I just read a great series (My Blook Approves) by a E-book auther, Amanda Hocking. Personally I thought it was much better than Twilight...yes you read that right!! Next in line is "The House of Night" series.

On to my project. We are having a Birthday celebration at Paper Sundaes and Simon Says Stamp is our Sponsor!!  We would love to see anything Birthday - cards, gift bags...projects. Whatever...let's see them. I had this bright idea to make one of those books that i have been seeing around the blogs. I got the idea off the Whiff of Joy Tutorial blog.  I loved the concept, but it was not the easiest thing to put together, for me at least. First, all the directions I was able to find are in cm's. 2nd, it's not easy to get these folds to go together. But it's done and I do LOVE how it came out.





I colored "Tilda with Flower Pot" with Copic Markers. Simon Says carries these items!!  The paper is from an awesome 6x6 Pad from Echo Park.  The ribbon is Stampin' Up. The film strip is from Tim holtz and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.

I do love how it came out...I just wish it wasn't such a pain the you know what to put together!! Haha  Somebody quite special will be getting this..lol  You know, one of the few people that you know appreciates the work thats been put into it!!

Now, check out the other DT projects, you are sure to get some inspiration!!  -  Paper Sundaes DT  Also the new DT for Paper Sundaes was announced the other day. We have 4 fabulous ladies joining us!! YAY!  Another annnouncment. I LOVE my Paper Sundaes girls, however, my schedule has been a bit hectic lately so I will not be designing for them FULL time anymore. I do plan on joining in a couple times a month but it will not be weekly as in the past! ;-(  Maybe in a few months things will slow down for me and I will be able to dedicate the proper time!! Until then I will stay a part-timer! 

Challenges:

Make it Colourful - Dottie background
Corrosive Challenge - Birthdays
Creative Cowgirls - Anything Goes
I did it Creations - Lace or Ribbon
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum-  Recipe
Elphantastic - Birthday
Totally Gorguss - Not Square
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything but a card







43 comments:

Linda said...

Wow this is awesome!!!! I love it you did an excellent job!!!!!

Faye said...

Tracy this is beautiful. Wow. I think I would have thrown my rattle out of the pram and given up, well done for sticking with it and make a stunning project. xxx

Suzi said...

Wow!! Tracy, this is a fantastic project, I love the papers, embellies and of course sweet Tilda is coloured to perfection. A beautiful gift idea.
Hugs
Suzi x

Lisette Morris said...

It's adorable Tracy! You will need to show my how. I got a good series of books to read if ur into vampires...Hot vampires! LOL!! Love this!!

Dena said...

I soooo want to make one of these!!! This is just gorgeous!!!! Love the bright colors and the adorable Tilda colored perfectly!
I loved the book Wings by Aprillynne Pike. It is not sci-fi, but more of like and 8th grade level so can be read in about a day and a half. There will be 4 total when they all come out. I love them!!!
Hugs, Dena

Kelly Neis said...

I love your book box, Tilda is gorgeous and the colors on the card are so fun and springy. You made a wonderful box.

Christina C. said...

Tracy, this is soooooo gorgeous. What a fabulous gift idea!!!!
Your Tilda is colored magnificently and I love all the details!

chrissy o said...

thats so pretty
i love it
hugs chrissy o
xx

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Lovely card, the colors are wonderfull! Love the flowers!
bye Mascha

Hanne said...

Such a beautiful box! I really like the cards on your blog!
Hanne

charlene said...

You did a great job on this and sure would love it if you shared your instructions in inches !
Hugs

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh Tracy this is fabulous! I really want to try my hand at one of the book boxes. Your image is so beautifully colored and the colors of the flowers so vibrant. I love every detail including the film tape you've used to embellish this project. Of course all the yummy chocolate inside is pretty aluring also! Yum!!!
Hugs,
Barb

paola said...

Great Tracy love these book box cards, and you've nailed this one, perfect coloring and embellies
smiles
Paola

Karen's Fun Blog said...

So gorgeous! I love it! : )

cabio's craft corner said...

It's an awesome looking book box Tracy. Love the touch of a shabby look and Tilda is beautiful on this box :-)
Hugs,
Cabio

Rene said...

How sweet...literally! Ha! This is just great!
Rene ;D

Norma said...

Tracy, what a fabulous project. I have got to try one of these book boxes one day--LOL, I just have to find the time!!! Love this adorable Tilda--I have yet to colour mine--time again!!! Fabulous colouration as always. Love the distressed edges of your papers. Gorgeous flowers.
Hugs,
Norma

cebelica said...

This is so cute!

Cricket said...

Oh my gosh, this is adorable. Love it.

Amanda R said...

Love this box design Tracy. Will definitely have to check out the tutorial. Great coloring of your image too!

Anniebee said...

This is awesome, Tracy!!! Despite the number of your wonderful creations I've seen, I am still amazed every time you post a new one. I just feel blessed to have found your blog when I did. You make me challenge myself to become a better artist and crafter and I thank you so much for that.

Anne

LINDA W. said...

I love your book box your coloring
is beautiful...would make a great
gift.
hugs Linda

Candy said...

You did a great job, Tracy!!
I love it :o) Your colouring is fantastic. Love your paper and design. I wish I could make one of these.
I know just how you feel about giving it to someone who will appreciate it :o)
Hugs, Candy

Monique said...

What a beautifull card ! I love it.

Hugs Monique

Barb said...

Oh my gosh Tracy, What an undertaking! You get an A+ in my book, your project is simply amazing!!! Luv your little film strip accent too.
Happy creating,
Barb in Texas

craftyb said...

Awww this gotta be the BEST box of choccies ever received! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week! bx

Kimberly S said...

This is so pretty Tracy, and how fun to find a treat inside that way! Beautiful coloring, and such an adorable image. Thanks so much for joining us this week at FBW! :)

furrypig said...

I would love to recieve this choccy filled card! Thanks for jining us at IDIC this week

Thistleblue said...

Beautiful gift box Tracy, love the papers and your colouring is gorgeous.
thanks for joining us for the Ellephantastic Challenge this month.
hugs
Michelle
x

Jill said...

What a beautiful project Tracy, really love your colouring, its gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Ellephantastic. Jill

* Shaz * said...

Wow!! this is stunning Tracy thanks for joining us at SFC good luck in the draw x

* Shaz * said...

Wow!! this is stunning Tracy thanks for joining us at SFC good luck in the draw x

Marianne said...

Such beautiful giftbox! What a great idea!!
Everything is beautiful about it!!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!
Marianne

alina said...

great project, Tracy, I like everything about it!
hugs, Alina

Sassylassy said...

Hi Tracy Awesome SWEET treat card box. I love it.
hugs Bonnie

theCook said...

Very impressive. On the last picture, it really looks like a book! Thanks for joining the "not square" challenge at Totally Gorjuss!

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely and clever idea
thank you for playing along with us this week at OSAAT
Love Jan
xx

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

HEY I'm back to visit you finally huh lol!!


Who is the lucky person getting this!!!!!!!!????
((bitting nails nervously)) :)

I 'm not a CM's type of girl so if it's not in inches I won't dare to try it lol! You done well my friend.Oh I love how you added CHOCOLATES in the inside,YUMMMMMM!!

Such gorgeous colouring and embellishments go so well!Let me know if you bumped into one in inches lol!! ((hugs))Ruby♥

cindy said...

Beautiful box oh chocolate. Love your coloring and attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations this week. I hope to see you back next week for our next challenge.

Crafteezee said...

Tracy, this is gorgeous. I really must make one of these. Gorgeous colouring, love the dotty background and I'd also love those chocolates, lol.

Thanks for joining us at Make It Colourful. Hugs Tracy x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, This is a great Birthday box, thanks for playing on Ellephantastic this month, Hazelxoxo

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Just LOOKING at your box makes me scared to try one...that looks hard as heck!! Looks beautiful though, but I'm gonna take your word for how hard it was to do and save my sanity. LOL You do distressing and all the little added embellishments so well. Mine would look a mess. LOVE that film strip...see what I mean?!?! Perfect!!

Dana said...

Oh wow Tracy!! I just heard about your blog from my blogging buddy Anniebee and I am so glad I did! I adore this project : )
Hugs~
Dana

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