Monday, January 30, 2012

My First Configurations Box

Yes, I've gone a little "grungy" lately. Today I'm showing a Tim Holtz Configurations box that I decorated.  First I watched the video of Tim decorating his, click here if you want to see that video. Then I gathered some things around my house. The biggest issue I had was finding things that were small enough to fit in the little boxes. I decorated the outside and inside of the boxes with Wisteria paper from Basic Grey and I used Tim's tissue tape on the edges and to hold the boxes together. I colored the tape with Dusty Concord Distress Stain to get a more lavender hue since that's my favorite color. I used Tim's corners and feet and put the clear sheet back in so there is a little glare on some of the pictures.

Here's a breakdown of the items I put in there. I only wanted to use items that meant something to me. The bottom left is rounded and very smooth rock given to me by my grandfather about 30 years ago. He gave it to me and explained how it had been in the running water so long that it had made it smooth. I have always cherished this rock. He passed away when I was 16 and it always makes me think of him. In the upper left corner I found these little keychain mascots from the Beijing Olympics. My brother is the coach of Michael Phelps, Bob Bowman, and he always brings me back trinkets from all the Olympic games. I just took the key rings off of them. In the upper right box I put a 7 domino for my birthday which is on the 7th and D Scrabble piece for my name of course. I also added some lavender flowers behind them. In the middle box I put a cork from my favorite Chardonnay - Robert Mondavi and of course we all know why there is a Corgi in the bottom right. Dusty is very excited her twin made it in the box.

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12 comments:

  1. Fabulous! This is one of the things I want to try soon, and I feel inspired now!

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  2. A great place to display your special memories!

    Noreen
    http://www.make-homemade-gifts.com/

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  3. Your box is great! I love the corgi - you really did great!

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  4. This turned out so cute, Donna! Looks like lots of fun! :)

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  5. That is darling! Still looking and collecting for my Christmas configurations box. Just now decided that yes, I will add a few crumbs from the broken decoration! Your comment about things needing to be meaningful reminded me that at least one ornament gets broken each year.

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  6. Your box is beautiful! Love the significance of each piece... a real treasure!

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  7. this is great and i love the little ceramic corgi (and the cork!)

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  8. well hats off to you! you have completed one...I keep gathering stuff for mine and then just change my ideas...so nothing gets done! I commend you *finishers*... which is my goal for 2012..or else! lol...ty for sharing...such a cute dog!

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  9. Love your box! That Corgi is the cutest, except for the one my sister has, lol!

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  10. Very cool! Love the little corgi...so you! I love the small configurations box...I must give this a try! Nice work!

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  11. What a fantastic idea, I've not seen one of these done before! LOVE it Donna!

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