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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A PROJECT AND AN AWARD TO SHARE!

Hello, everyone!  Hope all's well!!!  And hello to several new followers too!  So glad you found your way home!!!  If I haven't already, and if I can find you, I'll be around to drop in on you too for a visit at your place soon.

Wow, it's been an interesting couple of days; I've been going full-force with no slowing down.  But I'm a lot like that little energizer bunny, I keep going and going and going....!!!  LOL!
I thought you'd all like to know how absolutely thrilled my friend and her hubby were with the money box!!!  Everyone at their celebration just "oohed and awed" over it!  It really was such a fun gift to give.  I've actually been asked for instructions and I'll try to put something together; however, this box came along as I was constructing it and I didn't note or tutorialize it.  I just completed it, took a picture and gave it to the happy couple.    But I know how to do this again and, like I said,  I'll put something together for you when I have more time.

Now regarding the project I'm sharing today and an award I received.  I'll save the best for last and begin with my project!  Hoping to get a headstart on Christmas presents this year, I was thinking on little Christmas presents I'd like to pass around and/or use as stocking stuffers and, well, while browsing in a Dollar Tree store I saw these little bibles.  Once I saw them, I knew just what I was going to do.  Now the first one is not decorated or embellished for Christmas because the hubby lost another close friend and because I'd come up with the idea, I thought it would also be a nice little gift for the deceased's family, so this one I made as a condolence gift. I plan on dressing the others up more appropriate for Christmas.  Anyway, you'll get the idea.  Here's my bible in a box gift idea:


This next picture is the side of the box:


This last picture shows the bible I purchased for $1 which the box houses.  You'll also notice the paper which was used on the side of the box also complements the inside bottom of the box:



Really I think this little gift can accommodate about almost any occassion depending on how you embellish it.  And it probably cost less than $2, considering the cost of the sheet of paper!  So, I hope you like it, and that it inspires a nice little gift giving project for you too!

Now I'd like to please take just another moment to share an award that I recieved from two wonderful family-friends: Eva and Jani. They both passed me the Versatile Blogger Award:


Thank you ladies so very much!!!  I appreciate each time I'm thought for something so special as these awards.  As I'm still considering who I'll be passing this award on to, I like to postpone doing that until I have more time to give it appropriate attention; therefore, I'll be back later to post who will be receiving it from me.  I hope you ladies don't mind!  In the meantime, I hope everyone visits my family-friends by clicking on their names (which are direct links to their blogs) and tour their wonderful blogs for fun and inspiration!

Well, that's it for now.  However, I do want to thank you for stopping by to spend this time with me.  Hugs to you all, and...

I'll be seeing you!

30 comments:

Becky Dunham said...

Congrats on the award Audrey :) I love this Bible in a box - what a fabulous idea. Would love to know how you made the box - another tutorial for you when you get time :) Thanks for sharing this sweet project. Hugs!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audry what a lovely gift this is. So beautiful and I know it will be loved and cherished. TFS

GabyCreates.com said...

OMyGoodness gracious!!! Gorgeous Bible box!!!.... My friend, just knowing that you are there, is all that matters!...
Sorry I have been so busy with LUFP and other project and a bit of health issues combine, but will be around more often!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my word this is so beautiful! I would love to make these for gifts- how special they would be and signed with a message tag. I am planning on doing gifts for the Nursing home my mother use to be in and this would be perfect.
I will be stalking your site waiting to see how to make these.
You have the best finds at the dollar store...I must be shopping at the wrong ones...lol
Dollar tree, Dollar store, family dollar
Hope your taking care of yourself

mforquer said...

Gorgeous Audrey - I love your gorgeous flowers and what a beautiful cross - lovely!
hugs,
M

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful box! Congrats on your award!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Love That Bug said...

Audrey,
It is not a surprise that your friends loved your gift, it was stunning.
I love that Bible. I will now be on the hunt at the Dollar Stores.
Your award is very well deserved
PS~you need to slow down a little sweetie and take a break every now and then
Hugs, Stacy

Cricut Couple said...

This is SO beautiful! The white keeps it so simple, but it's such a complicated design. The perfect balance! Just beautiful!!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

wow.... what a gorgeous box to hold the best present anybody could ever get!!!!! You outdid yourself, this box is simply fabulous! Thank you for sharing your hard work always!!!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

The award you should get all the time is "Most Amazing Human Being". This project is just beautiful as is the thoughts behind it. And what a great condolence gift. You never cease to amaze me my dear friend. I do hope you have recovered and that you are feeling better. From the sound of it, I think you have. Hugs! Curt

Rhonda Emery said...

oh wow you did it again these are beautiful. what a great gift. hugs

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Well, I love to stop by and visit with you my friend.. I knew that the lucky couple would absolutely go crazy over your AWESOME gift. AND I love the box you made for the little Bible.. girl I just can't believe how creative you are... Do try not to overdo yourself with all your running around like the little bunny, we can't have you running yourself down.. but I am sure that Leonard is keeping a close watch on you... hugs from ukiah

Jean said...

This box is beautiful and the Bibles are a wonderful gift. Congrats on the award!!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Hi there Audrey, I've been following along but my new computer at work won't let me comment on your blog, I used to enjoy spending my lunch commenting, now I have to fit it in between my crafty time after I get home! Anyhow, know that I'm following your darling creations even though it takes me a while to get back to you...you always have such cute projects!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Tough year, huh? Prayers for your hubby, losing a close friend isn't easy.

This is a beautiful project! Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas with us!

Sherrie K. said...

What a beautiful Bible box. It is just GORGEOUS!!! I love your beautiful details! Congrats on your award:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Happyscrapin said...

Your box is beautiful and what a great gift for a condolence gift! A gift the receiver will cherish! Congrats on the award, you deserve it!

Monica Flores said...

Audrey!!! congrats on the award! This Bible box is just gorgeous!!!

Luvy said...

Gorgeous box, Audrey! Congratulations on the great award!!

Monique Barr said...

I love love this box. I also love the Bible that match it, great job. And congrats on the award

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful and congrats on your Award!

Janet said...

Hello Audrey! This is a beautiful Box and an very special gift. Very thoughtful. Thanks for stopping by my blog an leaving so many sweet comments over the past few months, I really appreciate your time and efforts !
Big Blog Huigs! Janet

Vicky Alberto said...

delicate and beautiful

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So beautiful and elegant, what a perfect gift!!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super fabulous Bible in a Box idea Audrey. This is a wonderful gift idea. :)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Audrey!!!!

Lisa said...

Oh Audrey, what a beautiful gift! The box is absolutely gorgeous - the perfect holder for a Bible!! And congratulations on your so-deserved awards :)

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Susan said...

I knew your friends would be thrilled with that money box Audrey, it was so unique and beautiful! This Bible holder is also beautiful! I wish there was a way you could bottle up some of your talent and sell it! I'd be a loyal customer my friend!

Congrats on your well deserved award!
Susan
cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

lovemypaper said...

Very beautiful box, so sorry to hear about your hubby friend.Congrats on your new award.

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW! WOW!! Audrey you are a talented lady!! This is just gorgeous that's all I can say:) Have a fantastic weekend!!
Hugs
Norma