Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Jo's Scrap Shack 4th Blogaversary Hop

Happy Tuesday!! Today we are celebrating Jo's Scrap Shack's 4th Blogaversary with a two-day blog hop full of amazing inspiration showcasing projects with a theme of Anything But a Card!! I was so honored when my sweet friend Jo asked me to be a part of her celebration :)

You should have arrived from Jo's Blog. If you are just stopping by or visiting me from your dashboard, you'll want to start at the the beginning at so you don't miss any of the projects. Plus, Jo has awesome prizes up for grabs:
Sponsors & Prizes
  1. Jo's Scrap Shack - $15 Silhouette Store
  2. Scrapper's Delight's - 3 Digital Stamps
  3. DoubleClick Connections- 3 bags of Skittles
  4. Sunny Studio Stamps- $20 gift voucher
  5. Little Blue Button Stamps- $15 gift voucher
  6. Lawn Fawn- 1 Stamp Set & a 6x6 paper pad
  7. Bugaboo Digital Stamps- $30 gift voucher
Look at all those amazing goodies!! To be eligible to win this prize, you must:
  1. Visit each designer's blog on the hop
  2. Follow & leave a comment on each blog
You have until 11:59PM on May 6th to leave comments. Jo will announce the random winner from one of the designers blogs on her blog on May 7th.

Now for my project...

I created a birthday gift box using Lemoncraft papers from the Neverending Summer stack. (Shhh...don't tell Jo, but I created a couple of cards that go with the box!! I'll keep with the theme of Anything But a Card for this post and share them at a later date ;)

I purchased a Bodhi wallet for my mom for Christmas and it came in this box. It's really sturdy and perfect to recycle. I was intrigued by the quote, so I did a little research on Yahoo and found this as the definition someone provided: "Nearly all of our behavior is driven by our 'passions' - a semi-technical Buddhist term that refers to impulses, delusions, ignorance, and other afflictive mental states. These states prevent us from seeing the truth of each moment and then responding to that truth with wisdom and compassion. Buddhist practice - the 'magic' of Buddhism - enables us to transform these 'passions,' which means to see them as empty of self-nature, and to become free of them." I really did hate to cover up the quote.

I inked the edges of the papers with Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. A Cherry Lynn French Pastry Doily was cut in half and placed on the top and bottom of the lid. They were then covered with Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Cherry Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourishes, Sue Wilson Mosaic Leaves and Memory Box Chloe Stems.

Texture paste was applied through a stencil...I am completely blanking on which one. The butterfly is a Memory Box Isabella and the top layer was covered with Sparkle N Sprinkle Crystal Ice.

The sentiment is from My Creative Time and the banner is from My Craft Spot (no longer in business).

Your next stop on the hop is Heather. Below is a lineup in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit a blog:

Day 1- May 3rd
Lisa < You Are Here 

Day 2- May 4th

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Happy hopping :)


yyam said...

Oh my! What a transformation! LOVE how pretty your box turned out. LOVE the colours and all the yummy details!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Lisa this is an amazing transformation. Your flower arrangements are pure shabby chic delight.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

paperpapier said...

love your altered or rather, upgrade of an empty box into such beautiful piece! Flowers, glitter, butterfly and swirls, they can't go wrong as embellishment on any crafty project. Stunning!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

"Nearly all of our behavior is driven by our passions", Very true!
And loved the transformation. Will visit Jo's site to take part in give away.
Thank you for sharing.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How stunning! I just love your transformation of this box- the DP is wonderful, and love the flowers and dies you added. You have taken an ordinary box and transformed it into a beautiful treasure!

Angela Jones said...

OMG that is stunning!

Bad Kitty said...

wow! this is amazing!
love it!
have a nice day
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Redanne said...

OMGoodness, the box is a gift in itself Lisa, it is incredible and so, so beautiful! I love the lace around the edge, the touches of gauze and the gorgeous flowers!

It was fascinating to read your research on the Buddists too, I never knew that so thank you! Hugs, Anne xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning work of art, lovely coloured image and beautiful design.xx{aNNie}

Lori Kobular said...

Lisa your gift box is amazing! I can't believe it is the same box! It looks so feminine and lovely! You are such an artist!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a total transformation, Lisa dear friend!! Upcycling at it's pinnacle!! What a fabulous gift, anybody would be thrilled to receive! LOVE those soft blues with those beautiful bright Fuchsia coloured flowers and those sparkly, layered butterflies are just gorgeous!! Have a very lovely day! Hazel xx
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Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Lisa, so beautiful!! I love that you decorated the box from your Mom's gift, what a great recycling idea, and oh boy it sure turned out stunning! Love all the bright pinks against the blue background, such a pretty combo! Have fun with your blog hop. Can't wait to see those matching cards!! hugs :)

Eva Laney said...

Oh my goodness, so beautiful! Love the transformation of the box. What a fabulous keepsake matched with a gorgeous card. Wonderful job my friend as always!

Robin said...

Exquisite! What a transformation! The quote is pretty nice...maybe you can add it to the inside so you don't lose it entirely. I won't tell Jo about the cards but I can't wait to see them. I just love the butterflies! Have a most wonderful day my friend and thanks for always leaving me such lovely comments. It means so much. Hugs, Robin

Leslee said...

Beautiful, beautiful! The tranformation is amazing. The pinks and blues and butterflies all go together so wonderfully!

Sherrie K. said...

Wowzers, what a great transformation Lisa! The quote does sounds very interesting. Your paper selection is just gorgeous! The colors coordinated so beautifully! I love all the gorgeous details of flowers, ribbon and lace! She is going to LOVE this card box! Who wouldn't??? Love your idea's and creativity my friend!!!
So fun being in the hop with you:)
I am knee deep into some home projects right now and watching babies which is keeping me from my craft room still! UGH, I gotta get back to things...missing my crafting time!!! The weather is finally shaping up to, yay! I am sure you are having warmer temps but for us it's been in the hugh 50's and mid 60's! I love it!! We just bought a brand new 4 wheeler and can't wait to go spin some tires, hehe!!
Have a great day!
Sherrie K

Donna said...

Your box is amazing, anyone would display this and enjoy looking at it every time they walked past it! Every detail is perfect, like the lace, flowers, butterflies with the pearls. I like the Buddhist information too. Have a great day friend!

Amanda said...

I love your box. Great job. This is just beautiful.


Kellie 0:) said...

Gorgeous creation Lisa. Great job. TFS

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I loved the beautiful colors on your box..the gorgeous bloom cluster goes wonderfully with the pps used !

Team Clark said...

This is one fabulous upcycle! The lace border is stunning and I adore this color combo! Hugs, Autumn

Golden Goddess Designs said...

just a lovely transformation! you did a wonderful job!


scrAPpamondo said...

Lisa, with your recycling you have made a breathtaking box!!!!Oh, love, love it so much!! Fabulous!!! Such sweet colours!! Love the blue dp on the back!! And the precious sparkling butterflies give an incredible light to it!! I'm in love with the lace you have added, so elegant and sweet!! And the flowers are so spring and adorable! Lovely add-ons with the stems, the leaves, swirls and the cheesecloth!! I pinned your awesome box!This is a masterpiece!!
Have a great day my friend!

Migdalia said...

Lisa, Lisa, Lisa!!!
WOW!!! You are seriously AMAZING!! This is Breathtaking!! The transformation is Stunning!!
I love the sparkly butterfly, pretty flowers & gorgeous!!The Summer Ending paper stack is so Beautiful!!Jo is going to absolutely treasure this!!
You are AMAZING my friend!! You ROCK!!
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your gift box is so beautiful! I love the softness about it. I also love the flowers and butterflies.

Debbie said...

What a wonderful project!! You have a talent for bringing so many elements together and making a gorgeous creation!! Love it!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful Lisa! Love all the flourish dies! So happy to be hopping with you! Carri~Abusybee

Creations by Shirl said...

What a stunning box - love all the prettiness of it.... Great job with the transformation...

April Story said...

I am so loving these butterflies. What a beautiful box. I love the colors - so bright and cheery! Have a great day.

Kathy Salido said...

Absolutely gorgeous project. Love that you recycled and love that lace around the edges!!

Priyanka Mathur said...

I have no words to express the beauty of this gorgeous box!! Fabulous transformation! Bunch of flowers looks amazing and lace border is so beautiful! Love this!

Priyanka Mathur said...

I have no words to express the beauty of this gorgeous box!! Fabulous transformation! Bunch of flowers looks amazing and lace border is so beautiful! Love this!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Wow what a gorgeous box and what a way to jazz it up!!! I LOVE everything you did with this box! The butterfly is stunning! I love all the yummy sparkle! The doilies and the beautiful flowers are beautiful Lisa. Thank you so very much for celebrating my bloggy birthday again this year! Having you apart of it and by my side means so much to me. You are a beautiful person and I am honored to have you as my friend!

Monika Weclewska said...

Beautifully decorated box I love the flowers, butterflies and lace.
Truly lovely project.
I've been your follower already:))
all the best

jimlynn said...

Absolutely stunning and so beautiful! LOVE! Gorgeous details and I can tell so much time and love went into this.

Valerija said...

This is such a wonderful box. I just love all the details.
Valerija xx

Shelly said...

WOW! What a gorgeous transformation, and yes the quote is beautiful too. I just can't get over the color on those pink flowers - mesmerizing! The butterflies, the texture, the lace, it's all so fabulous!
Looks like you and I are having the same type of weather. I just LOVE May and all that it brings :) Finally getting back to normal...work, school & sports with a little bit of crafting. Someday this list will be different :) but until now I'm enjoying every minute!
Have a super day my friend!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful altered box! I love the colors and embellishments! Lovely details!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Oh wow...this is just gorgeous! What a wonderful keepsake to display and treasure. I love all of your amazing embellishments and the sparkle is fabulous.

Margik said...

What a stunning transformation of the box! Love the beautiful decoration and especially the fabulous butterflies. A brilliant work!
Hugs, Mar

Beebeebabs said...

Wow absolutely gorgeous - love everything about it - all the embellies are beautiful as always. You did a fabulous job thanks for sharing!!!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!!!!

Pam said...

Your box transformation is amazing! Absolutely lovely! Such detail, your amazing my friend!

Heather said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!!! All your embellishments are beautiful and combined together, they are just stunning!! What a great way to repurpose that sturdy box, too.

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Check out your new blog animation showcasing all your beautiful cards! Fabulous, Miss Mermaid! Your blog hop project is incredible - lovely lacy sides, fluttering butterflies, gorgeous papers- hit doesn't get better than that! Lisa, this is one of my all time favorite masterpieces! Thanks for showing the before and after! Hugs, de

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful box creation. Like all the embellishments. Especially like the heart lace. Have a BEE-utiful day!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sukie said...

I totally love the altered box, what a fun way to give a gift and recycle the box! Gorgeous flowers, papers and laces. I also love the sweet butterflies.

Mona Pendleton said...

Wowza Lisa! What a creative work of art! Love all the butterflies, blossoms and layers ! The lace trim adds such a touch of elegance!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your transformative art is just drop-dead gorgeous, Lisa! My goodness, you awemaze me!! Hugs, Darnell

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work.

D- said...

Wow I loVe your beautiful box. Your butterflies and flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

katieo said...

Beautiful Box Lisa. I love the lace and the gorgeous butterflies. This would look so pretty on a desk or dresser. I can't wait to see the matching cards

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous transformation of the wallet box! So shabby and chic :) and wonderfully decorated! Thank you for the inspiration!
Paper Talk with Samra

Nana said...

What a beautiful box. Love all the embellishments. Would make a fabulous Mother's Day gift. I love it.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Gerda said...

WOW Lisa!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the bright colors, the flowers and the gorgeous butterflies!!! Have a great day,

Janis said...

Stunningly and exquisitely gorgeous!!! WOW!! I totally love the profusion of color and blossoms!!
So glad to be a follower of your blog!!!
<3 J

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Leanne said...

This is incredible! I love how you altered it into this beauty.

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, your altered box is truly a masterpiece! Wow! I *LOVE* that you used such a pretty wooden paper for the top. The heart lace is exquisite and I love the abundance of sweet pink blossoms. The sparkly butterflies are both whimsical and elegant, fluttering straight into my heart. :o) This is stunning, my dearest Lisa! Jo is lucky to have you as part of her celebratory hop. Have a happy afternoon. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Taunya Butler said...

Beautifully done!! Love how pretty it is and how well you prettied this up!!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so pretty.

Pawsitively Creative said...

It's so nice to learn new things and now I know a tid bit about Buddha. Thanks for the info dearie. Your altered box is beautiful and I won't tell about the cards. Hehe! Gorgeous little details abound in this clever upcycle. Awesome sauce layered butterflies and use for dies. Awesome sauce hop! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

coldwaters2 said...

Wow what an awesome transformation Lisa the embellishments and detail of the design is breathtaking so much to see I love it
Lorraine x

DIANA L. said...

What a beautiful box. I bet your mom loved the wallet. Waste not want not-- You certainly made good use of the box to upcycle, I love it my friend!!
Have a blessed day

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Scrapper69 said...

Lisa.... Your Box is simply STUNNING! I mean you went ALL out lady! This is just GORGEOUS.. beautiful details and fabulous color palette... I love it.. can't wait to see those cards too! :)

Theresa’s Crafty Creations

lisa808 said...

Oh my, I am always 'blown away' by your gorgeous cards, and now this beautiful box is fabulous!!! The box is so pretty it doesn't even need any contents, though I do look forward to seeing the cards. Have a great weekend.

jessica said...

OMG Lisa! This is just incredible!
Simply gorgeous project my friend!!!!!

Sara Barker said...

A fabulous transformation, Lisa! Love those flowers and the lovely lace trim! Hugs!


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