Thursday, June 4, 2009

Altered State of Mind.......
























































NOOOO I am not talking mind altering drugs here or the fact I am needing to flee the coop to the NUT house (although I think I live in one from time to time). I am talking altering your mind....OR maybe the better term of "thinking outside the box".........although I sure do LOVE boxes....ok I digress here........ JUST simply seeing things in a new way. I LOVE it when my mind works that way.....and I get that "AAAAAAAAAAhhhh" moment and I say to myself this would make a great...............fill in the blanks people. Today I thought I would share a couple of pieces altered with papers and found vintage items. I LOVE boxes...as you well know..and I have a "Super Women" magnetism for finding things to change ....I always find something I can alter at Goodwill. Last week I found this metal box....it had potential with its whimsical top....but I knew I could kick it up a notch and use some color. So I did just that with paint and paper. The other piece was transformed similiarly.....but mostly with paper. I took my diecutter (can't live with out it) to make the "roof"....and fluffed the pieces up for dimension....ends up looking like lace to me. I added some vintage pieces....a milk cap and an old game piece.....3....to signify the 3 of us together.....of course a mama bird had to be added. Birds just make everything look better...don't they? Do you have something you can alter...make it your own? Well that is it for me .....I will be adding a few goodies to my etsy here later today..........so come by and look! XoXo, cherry

40 comments:

the wild raspberry said...

i heart that box!it is so so so so cute...
have a delightful day.
chasity

ps so cute :)

Shell said...

Very Cute boxes!! which die cutter do you use? I'm thinking about buying one-I'm doing it all the old fashioned way! YIKES
Your pre-occupation for boxes? I just recently discovered that I do also! I have hat boxes, wooden boxes, tins, "book" boxes, jewelry boxes... I think mine stems from my childhood and my aunt who always made such pretty boxes.
Enjoy the day!

Storybook Woods said...

Hello Cherry, I just have to tell you how crazy I am for your house. I especially love how you did the house. Love, Love, Love. Also I added you to my favs, on the blog. I am really sorry, I have been meaning to do it. Just busy life. Clarice

Just a little something from Judy said...

Cherry, I smiled as I read down through your post, especially when I read the question you asked, "is there anything your alter? My mind just does not work like yours does...oh, I wish it did. Your work(every new project)you do, amazes me. I thoroughly enjoy every visit I make to this blog. The box is so unusual and so clever. If I was in a gift shop, I would pick out that box right away.

bec4 said...

Very cute, now that is thinking out of the box!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Cherry- I am so sorry that I have not mailed your package yet! Ack! I have been meaning to get it packaged up but things keep getting me sidetracked.:( Tonight, for sure!

You'll have to take part in my Nancy Drew Swap next time. I plan on doing it again next year, too!:) Lori

Chris said...

I'm in love. Madly in love. The number paper is so cute with the patterned paper! You have such an eye for these things!

Darlene said...

Both of those "altered" items are just adorable! You always do such a wonderful job! Love them!

Jean said...

Okay Cherry, I am probably the only person that doesn't know what a die-cutter is. What ever it is you sure use it well. You always have the most unique things. Keep those creative juices flowing.
Jean in virginia

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I can't believe I made it over here before comment 50 something.
You are the QUEEN of thinking outside the box. I have always loved your transformations of beauty!!
Here's hoping you win one of my prizes tomorrow. The suspense is killing me. Hee-hee!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Cute! So imaginative! laurie

Deb said...

very cute box....good job

Lisa said...

Now how cute is that?

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Cherry! Another fascinating project! I must get in my craft room today and go through all my many many papers! A bonus day off I think should be spent crafting!lol I still don't know where you come up with these ideas and yes I love it when I get an Ahaaaa moment!(But they are getting to be fewer lately!lol) Have a fun and crafty weekend -Sincerely Yours, Jeannette

Kathleen Grace said...

These are beautiful! I love what you have done with both items.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

You are a great outside the box-thinker! Thats what we love about you! Yes, birds make everything better :) Very Cute, As usual!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi~ I am so glad you left me a comment, I have visited your blog before but it has been a while, this time I'm adding you to my fav's so I never forget to stop by, you are so very talented and I have been going through your older posts for way to long now, LOL, I love all of your creative work and your home looks adorable!!
Hugs~Kelly

Oliver's said...

So stinkin' cute! You make me want to go to Goodwill...but they closed ours. Maybe I'll go junkin' today instead! You amaze me everytime you create...what a gift!

bj said...

wELL, now, I am telling you...this is the cutest box I've ever seen in my entire life. I pretty much HAVE to have one like this..a big one...attention getting size...I LOVE THIS !
Gotta run look thru your shop but...I'll be back.
xo bj

bj said...

Oh, my goodness,Cherry...what a precious blog you have and your home is to die for. I can't wait to go thru the rest of your archives...I am so sorry to be late in finding this cute blog...Blogland is getting so big, I stay lost most of the time.
I tried to FOLLOW you but can't find a place to hook up...
Please come see me again and I'll for sure be back here to visit.
xo bj

Patricia said...

You are one of the most talented people I have ever come across
Your attention to detail has me awestruck
I scanned theough your entire blog and it is BEAUTIFUL
God Bless

Liz said...

YOU R the Superwoman of transformation!!! : )
Love both pieces!!!

~Liz

Invited In said...

Love, Love, Love your ideas. I have been painting just about everything black lately.....your boxes would great on my shelves:)

By the way, I changed my blog address. It used to be living on the edge, and is now www.invitedinn.blogspot.com. Just thought I would let you know...don't forget to change it in your side bar:)
Blessings to you,
Melissa

mamas*little*treasures said...

Love your style! I've got a thing for embellished boxes, and it is always fun to see how other people dress up a simple little box. You've inspired me to get out some of my boxes and get busy again! Thanks for the great photos of your project ;o) nina @ mamas*little*treasures

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Very nice...and inspirational!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Mimi Sue said...

How do you do it? You are the inspiration. I am the copier. It's gorgeous! Mimi

Alison Gibbs said...

So many gorgeous creations
Alison

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! - As always! Have a blessed weekend! Cathy

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Very cute! You are so amazing with paper! You always do such cute cute things!

Manuela

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I enjoyed reading your blog today.
I love all the new blogs
I have found. Quite a unique group.
I love making new blogging friends..
I have several Disney posts already on my blog and have several more to post. Hope you will stop by for a visit.

Tara said...

Cute box there missy!! you do have a great eye for altering things, I admire that! Hope you are doing well~

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

So pretty! You have such a knack for putting things together so nicely.
~Michelle

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Cherry I received the most wonderful altered box today...I l.ove it ...it is brightening my kitchen ....thank you so much. Hugs....

Dishy-Girls Photography said...

Well I wish I could go thrift shopping with you. I never seem to find the amazing treasures you do...love that box!

Firefly Hill said...

Everything here is so cute! Love your style...

annie

texasdaisey said...

As always you have the sweetest projects ever. I just love your box.
Debbie

Rosemary said...

Just great!!
Love it all!!
Rosemary

Rue said...

Hi Cherry :)

That box is sooooo cute!! You have THE most creative mind. LOVE it :)

xo,
rue

kathy said...

Cherry too too cute -- How creative you are - Kathy - ga

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