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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bible Box

In 1983 I rededicated my life back to Christ. My mom was really happy with that fact and to show her support, for Christmas that year I unwrapped her old Bible! I was in shock. Tho I had never mentioned to her how much I loved that Bible, she must have known what a perfect gift it was. I sat and cried as she just sat and smiled. Many times in my life I have cradled this Bible and grew strength it the words written. I will cherish it for the rest of my life. I believe it is the best present she has ever given me other than the gift of being my mom. The bookmark was handmade by one of my favorite nieces!

Now to how the box came about. I purchased it while on a shopping journey with my niece in the hopes of making a cricut cartridge box for when I travel. When I finished decorating the top I just had to share with my friend Bev. Bev immediately said it looked more like a box to store a Bible in than cartridges. I just kind of laughed and thought that I was going to proceed with finishing the inside to accommodate the cartridges. A couple days ago, while playing on eBay, I ended up purchasing a Gypsy. Well, with a Gypsy, I have no need for a box. lol I immediately placed my precious Bible in said box and am happy with that now! I do think I may line the inside with velvet to help protect the Bible more. It has now gone from an ordinary wooden box into a very special "treasure " chest full of hope! I antiqued it all with ink and then sprayed the entire top with Glimmer Mist. I added extra bling to the flowers by using Shimmerz. I also added glitter to one of the butterflies and embossing powder to the other. Anyone that knows me knows I love bling on my projects!

I thank you all for stopping by. I pray God will bless each on in a very special way!


The top photo shows the colors a little more true. They look a little muted on this next photo.

I hope to line the inside with velvet and padding in order to more protect the Bible.

Challenges I am entering are:

Stamping Sisters in Christ- something you treasure

Whoopsi Daisy- flowers

Stamp Something- cream and green

Papertake Weekly- 3 of something....I used 3 patterned papers

Stamping Bees- bling

Delightful challenges- butterflies

Cupcake Craft- up in the air.....hope the butterflies make my box eligible

Art Impressions- Embossing

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for joining delightful challenges this week! What a beautiful box! You can see that lots of work and love went into the creation of this!
    Beautiful

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  2. What a gorgeous box and What a wonderful idea!Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

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  3. That box is so beautiful! I'm sure it will protect your Bible for years to come and give you joy every time you open it. Love all the bling.

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  4. I'm loving this Altered Box Diana. You did a fabulous job with it. Love the vintage look it has. TFS
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  5. WOnderful box, with the best treasure on it!!!
    Love it :)

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  6. Oh wow.... that is one beautiful box and it is perfect for your treasured Bible! I love it and I think the velvet or even flannel lining would be a good idea! Thanks for sharing this with us at SSIC!!!

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  7. holy majoly, that is one of the most beautiful creations I've ever seen! With a gift that transcends time.

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  8. What a wonderful idea. I love this beautiful box! You did a great job!
    Thank you for sharing with us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge. Hope to see you again next week challenge!
    Hugs, Rleen

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  9. WOW, this is just GORGEOUS,I love the colors you have chosen and the flowers are STUNNING! Thanks so much for sharing this with our challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY this week:)

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