Monday, January 17, 2011

valentine boxes...

Thank goodness it is Monday!  I bet you do not hear that too often! I am happy this morning because, as I type, Jim is on his way home!!  His flight touches down at 8:10 so before I go pick him up I thought I would join Karen over at the Graphics Fairy for her Brag Monday party.  Last week I started making a few things for Valentine's Day for my booth.  I started with these plain boxes...
 And turned them into these pretty Valentine boxes...
Sweet and petite...

I kept it simple ~ even leaving some of the old cigar box showing on this slide top box.  I thought it might be nice to store the "keeper" Valentine cards...

I love this french inspired post card and used it quite often...
I think this is my favorite...


I usually keep my favorite.  Which will work out good this time since I glued this one shut!!  Oh well.  I had fun making them so I kept going.  This box was the one I originally intended to keep...
It is a vintage chocolate box from New Orleans.  I just loved the size but the smaller glued shut one will be mine.  I have always loved this image that Karen offers...
Isn't it sweet...
So happy my Valentine will be home soon!  I want to say thank you for stopping by today to my wonderful followers (and any visitors) and to my new followers ~ Welcome!  I can not believe I am over the 300 mark for followers!  It is very humbling and exciting at the same time.  My one year Blog Anniversary is coming up on February 10th.  To celebrate I am starting to think about a giveaway.  Something different this time, just not sure what yet!  I hope you all have a wonderful week!

27 comments:

Vintage Gal said...

The Valentine Boxes are soo darling ~ Thank you for the inspiration. I must make some!
((Hugs))
Marianne

NanaDiana said...

Sandi- LOVE those boxes...lol...and now you will have a glued shut one to always remember this post. I'm glad you hubby is coming home today and hope he is home for a while now.

Have a wonderful week- Diana

Victoria said...

Those are beautiful Sandi! You did a wonderful job! Maybe you can somehow unglue the one you glued shut with a sharp knife or Xacto (SP?) blade. I need to work on a box to hide the 10 million remotes we now have:) Happy Monday!

michelle said...

Those are adorable! I hope your valentine made it home safely!

Have a great Monday!

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello Sandi,
your boxes are beautiful and inspiring...thank you for sharing with us! it will be hard to choose only one box...
thank you for stopping by my blog
.xo Colette ~Afrique du Sud

Roselle said...

So pretty. Love the graphics you chose. Go get your hunee and enjoy your reunion :)
Roselle

Petite Michelle Louise said...

your valentine boxes are beautiful! J'adore all of the images. happy for you that your sweetheart is on his way home! :)

Christine said...

I love the way these came out--those are some of my favorites from The Graphics Fairy as well!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Very sweet indeed! I have the heart box I won out front and center for V-day! My mom saw it the other day and was like oh did you make this?! I said nope, I won it from a lovely blogger! =)

Jeanine

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your Valentine boxes are so lovely!!! So happy for you that your husband is coming home!
Hugs,
Michelle

Susan said...

What a great job on those boxes, Sandi! I love those images. So glad your hubby is now home!
- Susan

Jane said...

Congrats on 300 followers! It looks like you kept yourself busy while your husband was gone. The Valentine boxes are very pretty!
Jane

Heaven's Walk - said...

Sweet boxes, Sandi! Did you Modge Podge them? You sure won't have any problems selling those in your booth. They are so pretty! :)

xoxo laurie

Robin said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog today :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, what gorgeous boxes...and I'm so happy for you that your husband will be coming home--that is wonderful!!!
XO

Cindy Adkins said...

P.S. I'm your newest follower!

The Prudent Homemaker said...

Very pretty! I told my daughter she could cover a box soon for her paper dolls! We haven't done it yet, but I love your ideas!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Beautiful boxes...glad your husband
is coming home... all is well with
the world...

Jane
Flora Doora

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a nice comment!

I love all of your Valentine boxes! They are adorable!

vintage vine said...

So cute!!! I need to try something like this!!!

KATHY said...

The valentine's boxes are so adorable!! You did such a great job on them.

Kathy

Audrey Pettit said...

Your Valentine boxes look adorable!!

red.neck chic said...

I've been having a field day catching up on your blog the last few minutes. LOL I hope Jim is home and you are grinning - and staying warm!

I am drooling over your mirrors (yeah - I know... it was a few posts down...) and your Mom's basket is INCREDIBLE! LOVE!!!

Your Valentine boxes are gorgeousness! Enjoy!!!

;-D robelyn

Linda said...

Just beautiful Sandi!!
Love them!
Linda

Suzann said...

The Valentine Boxes are lovely!!
And what a great start of the week to have your hubby home!!!
Suzann xoxox

saltbox treasures said...

Pretty Valentine boxes! Love that last vintage image.
Have a great week!
~ Julie

mitziscollectibles said...

I'm just getting ready to do some Valentine crafting myself, and it's inspiring to see your creations! Now I'm going to spend some time looking around your lovely blog!

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