Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Thanking We Will Go!!!!

Hello Everyone!  If you just left Iva's blog then you are in the right spot.  This blog hop has become more special to me as the days progressed. I always suggest to my fellow crafters to slow down and enjoy life.  I tell no lie - I run like a chicken without a head most of the time.  I really had to reflect about all the things to be thankful for.

So I decided to make a thankful box
for my family and friends for
Thanksgiving Holiday
1 - 3X3 Craft Box
Card Stock and Patterned Paper
All Purpose Glue
Foam Brush
Metalic Paint (gold)
Gold Glitter
4 Handmade Rosettes or store bought
Stickles (Orage Opt.)
Hot Glue Gun

Base Camp
W 2.605x H .478
Layer and Background
Welded letters together

 Paint the insde of box and lid with prior
 to applying patterened paper
 Trace patterned paper on the bottom
and around sides and cut one long strip
Brush all purpose glue and apply patterened paper
 Purpored glitter in bowl and dipped top of box

Cut a stip of paper and fold in
half to adhere to thankful sign
(Not shown)- hot gue sign on top of lid and
apply all purpose glue on top of black flap
and add glitter. Let dry.
I typed and printed out listing with meaning of each word.
Cartridge: Plaintiain for Leaf W 2.605 - H.478
Will download if it's is requested.

Added monograph clear stamps to give demention
used color box green
Inkadinkado Clear Stamps


Home – to lay your head and rest
Food – to be nourished
Breath - to live
Mind – think and remember
Heart – to beat and love
Eyes – to see the beauty in life
Ears – to listen
Mouth – to talk and sing
Hands – to touch and feel
Arms – to hold and embrace
Legs – to walk and run
Feet – to step or leap forward

Look at the person next to you
Live – Love – Laugh
We are not promised tomorrow!

Happy Thanksgiving

Adheared two ribbons together. Add your Rosetts. 
 Add words to your box
 Place Thankful Sentiment on Charger
then add clear glass plate on tope

I hope you enjoyed this journey.


2 blue 2 Cards w/envelope
Mini blue ink pad
Penguin Clear Stamp

Leave a comment and good luck. 
Never obligated to be a follower.

Remember... let us not take for granted the little things in life.


Be Blessed
Gobble Gobble

Jessica -
Alex -
Cheryl -
Debbie -
Iva -
Jessica Baker - YOU ARE HERE!
Kimberlee - NEXT
Linda -
Liz -
Madison -
Martha -
Meighen -
Nicki -
Shelley -
Sigrid -
Vickie -
Jessica -


Debra said...

Wonderful projects! TFS

crazy for cricut said...

wOW jUST BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing! Dina

mbchoj said...

What a beautiful box. I love the poem. thanks for sharing and caring!
mbchoj at aol dot com

kathlee said...

What a heartwarming project,it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing! (I think I beat everyone out of bed this morning-GOING BACK!)

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

Beautiful. That box is to die for. you did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing.

creative patti said...

Awesome Job! I love it. Thank you so much for all the pics and details. I now follow your blog.

Laura K said...

Wow! I love this idea. I've never seen anything like it. I'm going to make one for this Thanksgiving and have family and friends drop what they're thankful for in it. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the unique idea!!

Melissa said...

I love the idea of a Thankful box and yours turned out so lovely!


Shelley said...

That is such an amazing project!!
shelldian at hotmail dot com

Kristina said...

What an incredibly thoughtful and beautiful project. Thank You for sharing it with us.
Your Memories Here

Sheree said...

What a wonderful idea! I just love your box. Think I am going to the dollar store today to get one!

craft dreams said...

Jessica, your project is too pretty and you went through a lot of steps to make it. I am sure it will be very appreciated. TFS Martha C.

liz said...

what a wonderful idea! and so pretty too!
liz :o)

My Quilling Nest said...

Lovely project! I love the idea of the thankful box. You are truly creative!!!!
Linda K

ladydi47 said...

Oh so much work in these beautiful ideas. Thanks for sharing!
Diana B.

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Cute! I could use one of these in my classroom!
Thanks for sharing and caring!
cporter519 at yahoo dot com

Theresa said...

Wonderful project..thank you for sharing and for being part of the blog hop

Teri A said...

This is a great project and the word list is just great
thank you

Miria said...

Beautiful. Thank you for the wonderful detailed directions and pictures.

KinderStampO said...

WOWOW what an awesome idea. Can't wait to try this one. Thank you so much for being part of the hop.

Alex said...

beautiful ! great idea ! TFS :) love the poem :)

Manhattan Mandie said...

Love both of your projects :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic the rosettes...wonderful details!

2 Chicks on a Limb said...

This is such a neat idea! This could easily be used in our church setting during our Thanksgiving celebration! TFS!


rcz28 said...

Cute ideas

Denise said...

Wow!!! AMAZING project.

Mary said...

"Thank you for caring" To Cool! Love this idea, you're the best! mhalford6 @aol. com

Bonnie said...

I am thankful for this very giving project. This hop has been great so far

Vicki said...

Great projects. Thanks for sharing.

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Ashleigh said...

wow this is just amazing thank you for sharing!
aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

terriennz said...

Super cute project! I love these boxes.. never attempted to make one myself, but everyone seems to be making them. lol I'm a new follower. Thanks for a chance to win!

Terrie Barroso

Lesley from WI said...

This is a wonderful project and great idea for showing thanks. Love it and thanks for the step-by-step directions.
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Lisa J said...

I love the whole idea of this box! The sentiment explaining all the words really make you sit back & think too.

Thanks so much.

stefeni said...

You always make the most beautiful projects!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

The Scrapoholic said...

Beautiful project! I'm a new follower!

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Beautiful project! Gotta love the glitter too!

TFS, Cheryl @

golden moments said...

thanks this is a great project!! veronica

Esmommy said...

very cute great project TFS
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Jeanine said...

Great project its beautiful!!! TFS

quilt4fun2 said...

Great project. Love the glitter. Thank You for being in the blog hop and for a chance to win cool prizes.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

~*Jen*~ said...

Love this idea and love the saying!! Thanks so much for sharing!


Katie said...

I love this idea of having box of things you are grateful for. Very beautiful!

katiechamness at gmail dot com

Liz said...

loved the tut on the thankful box. Followin ya now so I can see what else you will share !

Barbara said...

Amazing, I love the color combinations, I can tell that you put so much love in your creations!!! Congratulations!!

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

This is a wonderful idea, every year you can add to your box.
Cherylann (prinkles)

Monica said...

Love the box!!!!!!

Great work!!!!

Memories Forever After said...

That is such an amazing Thankful box. So detailed and the instructions are so detailed as well. Thank you for taking the time to do this for the blog hop. Thanks for caring and sharing. Hey, isn't that what life is all about? I love your blog and your words spoken on it ~ straight from the heart!

Anonymous said...

Jess, what an amazing project! I like the idea of everyone picking a word, & you really went above & beyond on this project! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Scrapnatic said...

Great project!! Thanks for sharing.

jenni said...

beautiful box! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Great box! TFS!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

TelaraRae' said...

haha. i busted up laughing when i seen the gobble gobble thing. made my day!
telara dot palmer at gmail dot com

Deanne Gutierrez said...

Wow - so unique, pretty and thoughtful!

Deanne G

Scrappy Mom said...

Love the charge plate, great idea, also like the thankful boxes!

Scrappy Jackie said...

THank you for sharing your beautiful project! What a great idea! The little poem is perfect! What a great thing to share... with loved ones on Thanks giving! You have great character building ideas! Thanks for also sharing your faith through your blog! May God bless you... as you have blessed others! pjritsema at gmail dot com!

Darline said...

Jess, your thankful box is BEAUTIFUL! Also, love your blog because you put up lots of pics of the different phases of the project! Thanks :) I am following your blog now! YAY!!

~~Lisa~~ said...

Your thankful box is beautiful! What a fabulous idea!

Debbie said...

your project is so cute I really like it Debbie @

Cricut Chick said...

What great projects...Looks like a lot of work but worth it in the end. Thank you for sharing.

Cricut Chick

CyndiU said...

Great job, TFS and being part of the hop.

scraphappybette said...

very pretty!! TFS

scraphappybette said...

really pretty!! TFS

scraphappybette said...

really pretty!! TFS

Liset said...

very nice, I love the idea for the plates.

thanks so much for sharing,
Liset said...

very cute!!! I love it!!!


Grams716 said...

That is a great idea to make and have on your Thanksgiving table. And the leaves on the charger with the glass plate over it.....SPECTACULAR!!

Anna said...

Awesome box. Awesome Poem. Awesome ideas.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Pam AKA: picnic said...

Yes we should all slow down and seize the moment, i here ya, after the holidays are over,u wonder where they have gone, love love your box, just beautiful, TFS and thanks for the hop may your Holidays be blessed...

Cristal said...

What a thoughtful project. I love it.

www.busycrating dot com

cdaily28 said...

Beautiful box love this idea!

Snuggy Buggy said...

Thank you. I love it!! Beautiful. I was reminded of why I am so thankful to have those things!

Raven B said...

This is fabulous! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the glitter. What a great tutorial as well.
thatsmerb at gmail dot com

MommaMcVic said...

Oh this is a good idea! great presentation too! I love the clear plate ovr the charger! So Fab!

Mrs.Debbie said...

"Thank you for caring" and sharing their wonderful products with us

Hugs Debbie

Memories Forever After said...

Hi again...Your poem from your project was on my mind last night. Did you write that verse??

Shelly said...

Thank you so much for sharing this project. I really enjoyed it! I was brought to you today by this amazing blog hop!

shell_028 at yahoo dot com

Memories Forever After said...

I am so sorry but I forgot to leave my e-mail addy for you yesterday :-(
here it is :-)

The Creative Mind of Melia said...

beautiful project! very heartwarming idea...

A Scrap Above said...

HI Jessica~
Simply beautiful!!!
Thank you for the step by step instructions.
I am already a follower and love your projects.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Kimmarie Baker said...

Awesome idea! I love how you altered the box and the glitter is a nice sparkly touch! I love how you made the leaf with the meaning of each word.

Ashleigh said...

Beautiful box! Thanks for sharing the process too. I need all the visuals I can get! :)

Kristi said...

This is beautiful. Wonderful job.

Wende said...

Jessica, this is STUNNING. I think the prettiest Fall project I have seen. Simply beautiful, love it. thanks for sharing.
passionatelypaper@gmail dot com

slasew said...

I absolutely love your project and will incorporate this as a new family tradition in our family. Thank you so much for sharing.

slasew said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful idea! I love this project and will most definitely incorporate this in our "mixed" family tradition.

slasew said...

Thank you so much for sharing your thankful box. The poem and the project is fantastic which is something I will incorporate into our family gatherings.