Saturday, April 30, 2011

Nicolette's Mom's Day Blog Hop | Day 1

Welcome to Nicolette's 2-day Mom's Day Blog Hop! I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful blog hop with nearly 30 talented crafters!! If you arrived here from Martha's blog  you are in the right place! If you just happened to my blog in mid-hop and want to start from the top, Nicolette's blog is the starting point and can be found here.

For Mother's Day I wanted to make a special handmade gift for my Mommie who appreciates the handmade more than the store bought. I've had some little Dollar Tree boxes that I've had for years and I knew that I wanted to incorporate them into my Mother's Day gift. Magnetic closure wooden boxes, a little Ceramcoat Gleams, some remnant cheetah print plush fabric that my boss gave me and a lot of tangling went into this trinket box!

details of sides
I began by painting a single coat of the Ceramcoat Gleams in gold on the box with a spongbrush. I love this paint because it allows the grains of the wood to show through with giving the box a seal so that the BIC Mark-It's wouldn't bleed when applied to the wood. And the paint gives the wood a nice golden glow.
detail of flowers on top with ladybug
I lined the inside of the box with the plush cheetah fabric adheared with Beacon 3 in 1 Craft Glue--a favorite of mine for many applications including paper crafting or all sorts and wood and fabric crafts.
details of flowers on top with MOM.
I have been completely absorbed with tangling flowers this spring and this project was no different. My Mommie loves flowers and I enjoyed covering the top of the box with a variety of stylized flowers. Little ladybugs sneak into the design and of course the word MOM popped in there for added enhancement.

 The sides of the box include some of my favorite tangles and some new-to-me ones that I enjoyed trying out on this fun box.

I hope you stop by tomorrow to see what I plan to put into the box for my Mommie for Mother's Day!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your stop! I have a $15 gift certificate that I am giving away in honor of Nicolette's Mom's Day Blog Hop! It is to my FAVORITE papercraft store that just happens to be owned by my Mommie!!! carries the glue I used in this project as well as the tools I used to cut the fabric. They carry all of your papercrafting supplies and if there is something you need that you don't see in the store, the awesome news is that they will special order things in for you too!!!

To be in the random drawing for the gift certificate, become a follower and add your comment to this post or to tomorrow's post and you will be in the drawing!!! It's that simple! I hope you decide to play!

The next stop on the hop is Kathryn's blog.


  1. Your work is so detailed Leslierahye AND beautiful. I really like this one.

  2. Very cool! I need to learn how to do this tangling... You do such a great job on it!!!
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  3. Fabulous!!! So much detail, I really ♥ it!

    CreatingACraftyLife at gmail dot com

  4. Wow, how lucky are you to have a Mommie who owns a papercrafting store??! I have a Mommy whose taught me many crafts, and I her, and her Mom (my grandma, may she rest in peace) likewise spent a lot of time crafting with me too. I love these boxes and need to try that technique ASAP! TYFS

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  5. Wow! Stunning!
    Hummer Hugs,
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  6. What a beautiful project. Just flawless!

  7. Oh wow I love yout projext

  8. so sweet love it....ya MOM!!! TFS!!!


  9. This box is so fun! The drawing is amazing!! Your mom will love this box!!

    glitterstampsandpaperohmy (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. This is what I am talking about. Thinking outside the box. EXCELLENT designing. TFS
    Jess B.

  11. Beautiful gift for your mom your artwork is awesome. TFS Ama new follower

  12. these are beautiful, I dont know what tangling is so I better google it!! LOL

  13. I love your box! way beyond my ability. I am now a follower.

    blessings, patchworkhen

  14. This turned out great! Your tangling is so beautiful! Your mommy is one lucky Mommy.

  15. Leslie, your mother is going to love this box--it's obvious that you put your heart into it. I love tangling--I find myself adding it to all sorts of things--including grocery lists! Addicting, isn't it? Thanks so much for sharing! I am so happy to be hopping with you. You know I'm a follower--you can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or

  16. That detail work is incredible! Beautiful.

    thescrapbookgirl at yahoo(.)com

  17. Beautiful gift box - amazing details! TFS :)

  18. What a great idea!!! Your Mommie will love it!!1
    hugs.. Laura

  19. Your box turned out beautiful...Mommy will love it. Not a secret anymore :D Thanks for sharing in the hop.
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  20. Leslie, this is one of the prettiest pieces I've seen on your blog. Your Mommie will be thrilled and you should be totally proud - it's beautiful!

  21. Fab gift box - can't wait to see what you are going to put in it! Always a delight to stop by your blog and see what you are creating! HUGS!

  22. If my daughter gave me this for Mother's day I would be over the moon! I love handmade gifts! Just beautiful!

  23. Love your project, you pulled it off. I am already a follower. TFS

  24. Awesome! Your Mommie will love it!!!

  25. Holy Moly you have some skills! I love this box, it is so pretty, your mom is lucky and I am sure she will think so too.

  26. Leslie, the detail is fantastic. I love the box and it will be a great gift. TFS

  27. so awesome of course love it

  28. Love the detail on your box.
    Great job.
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  29. New follower! nice box,grea gift,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  30. what a great idea - very unique- love it!
    motomom1412 at gmail dot com

  31. Beautiful boxes - very zen!

  32. Amazing. Just wonderful.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
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  33. What a fabulous Mother's day gift! So cute! Thanks for sharing.
    lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

  34. Amazing!!!


  35. Great project! I love the zebra plush!


  36. Awesome project. Thanks so much for being in my hop.

    happy Stampin,

  37. Fantastic intriguing project! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  38. I love how you decorated this box. It's very nice. I became a follower.

  39. very pretty box! Love the drawn flowers and ladybugs!
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

  40. This is so pretty, you did such a fabulous job.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

    ~ Dawn

  41. I LOVE your box! You did a fabulous job with it. Any fan of Zentangle is fantatic with me!

  42. This is beautiful Leslie! i'll bet your mom is going to be in heaven :) I am already a follower of your sweet blog.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  43. Wow! This is absolutely amazing! I want to learn to "tangle" LOL. Do you have any tutorials or know of any that I could use? I will also post Thursday Tutorials starting May 5th on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and this would be fun! Any help would be appreciated!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com (Design Team)

  44. There is some serious details going on with this box..... this is really cool. I'm a new follower of your blog
    Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win some awesome blog candy
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    If your not already a follower I would love for you to join me on my blog

  45. so very pretty. can't believe you did that!

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  46. Wow, Leslie... what a beautiful trinket box!! I'm going to have to find out more about that Ceramcoat Gleams -- it looks beautiful! Your Mum will love it. xoxo


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