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Sunday, October 11, 2009

HIGH HOPES CHALLENGE #48









Good morning everyone...
I hope you are all having a great weekend.
It's time for the High Hopes Challenge and this weeks challenge is "RECYCLE".
So you can use up your scraps.. old buttons ...embellishments from other projects...decorating a container...whatever you like. I'm sure there are some amazing ideas out there....I can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

Here in Canada we are celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow...so I decided to make these cute boxes, a little something extra for the dinner table. I am using the pattern from my sweet blogging friend Curt, who revised the pattern to fit with the nestabilities labels. So I guess you could say I am recycling the pattern...lol!! The fabulous thing about these boxes is that they hold 2 individually wrapped Reece's peanut butter cups. WTG Curt!! The boxes on Curt's blog are made for Halloween and they are a must see!!

The images I am using are "Tom's Plea", "Sm. Turkey", "Oak Corners" and the "Gobble Gobble" sentiment..



I embossed the images with black and painted them with Tombows. I used my white Inkssentials pen for the highlights. For my recylcing I used the oak corners and acorns cut from the oak border which I took from another card, some papers scraps and a button. I used raffia for the bow and a different CB folder for each box. The DP is from Darcie's, the netting is from Magenta and I also added some stickles.
I still have a few to make tomorrow and hope to post them some time next week.

I hope you will have time to play along with us this week and don't forget to stop by the High Hopes blog to see what the other Diva's have created to inspire you.

Have a fabulous day and a Happy Thanksgiving...
Thanks so much for stopping by...

KAREN x

19 comments:

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Great work, they are beautiful and very cute!
Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.
Hugs Jacqueline

Tasha said...

Karen these are super fun and funky! I am loving the colous and the super cute image!
love tasha xx

Janine said...

Hi KAren... Love your boxes. Just saw them on Curt's blog. Great job!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh fun I love gift boxes, awesome job.

Chris said...

Your boxes are fantastic Karen, thanks for the link up to the pattern, I must give it a go. Fantastic images and colouring and I love the netting and the raffia, they're the perfect embellishments. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family for tomorrow. Hugs, Chris

Curt in Carmel said...

You did an AWESOME job with these! I think they are perfect for Thanksgiving! I'm already picturing them too for Christmas with snowmen and snowflakes on the lids. Thanks for the shout out too! Happy Thanksgiving! Best, Curt

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute! Fab coloring too Karen!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hugs, Kelly

Happylittlestamper said...

OMG! this is just fabulous Karen. Wow!!! The coloring is fanastic, short of that I'm a bit speechless
Hugs
Michelle N

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!!!
These are so very wonderful!
Your colouring is superb and I love your added detail just perfect!
hugs
kim x

The Rubber Maid said...

so very cute! Happy Thanksgiving to you Karen. Of course we have to wait a month before our turkey bird shows up here in the States. Pat

Tracey said...

WOW! These are fabulous boxes! Love them!

Mina said...

wow these are stunnin Karen...beautiful colouring
Mina xxx

Sue Moone said...

Beautiful, Sue x

cats whiskers said...

Oh Karen what fun these are such a brilliant image and coloured to perfection, they made me smile
Hugs Jacqui xx

Bunny-Zoe said...

Your little boxes are fabulous Karen. Off to check out Curt's blog now. Hope your having a great thanksgiving with your family, Hugs, Nikki x

Jeanette said...

WOW! These are amazing! I love them. What a fantastic idea and your coloring is .....AMAZING.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
Hugs Jeanette

handstampedbylacey said...

These are awesome! I love the boxes and your coloring is amazing!
~Lacey

stephanne said...

These are fantastic, love the shapes and the images are too cute, clever sentiments and yummy material, absolutely inspiring!!

Shirley said...

Those are not only adorable, but what keepers!