Sunday, 5 June 2011

Configuration Box

I've finally finished my Tim Holtz Configuration box! woohoo...

It was a lot of work as there's lots of little details, but it was a lot of fun! And I learnt a few things on the way... especially that some things will NOT go where you want them to!

All the paper that has been used on this is from Tim Holtz, and so is a lot of the bits and pieces. Other pieces I've found here and there...

When I first looked at it, I decided it needed to work to a theme, so I decided this one would be about me and my life...

So enjoy...




Three little boxes...
Wife... Gardening... and Photography...



Can you guess the box on the left... yes Mother! The boys had a ball 'distressing' the little car!
And on the right is my other hobby I love... reading!




The top box is Daughter... which is why it has my birth date...
And the box below is my job... at the paper. I just want to find one little thing to finish it off but it will take time... a 5 cent with the date 1990 on it... why that date... it was the year I started at the Express!
And no... don't go there!



This one represents the family history and the journey it has taken me on...



A simple box, representing friendship...



This little box represents my scrapbooking and papercraft I do...




This little corner represents the sewing that I enjoy doing. The wooden cotton reel and lace actually belonged to my nanna and I got a few bits and pieces like this when she died. It's a good keepsake, especially as sewing and craft work is something that has happened in our family for generations.




This is the top of the box. I wasn't sure if I wanted to add anything here, but it just didn't look finished, so I used a Tim Holtz door knob and a rubon. I wanted to keep it simple.




I wanted the centre of the box to have something inspirational, so I decided on this little saying.... Let your dreams grow wings and fly...





It's been a busy time here and will be for the next few weeks with Nicholas getting braces and trips away for hockey...
Life just gets more interesting I think!

Oh, and Gryfn has a new sleeping place... the top of the little bookcase...



I think he fits... just! lol

4 comments:

Kylie said...

this is so unreal....i just had to click again and look at the detail...there is so much to see....a wonderful keepsake

Terri said...

Just amazing Toni!
Glad I popped over to your blog to see it in more detail

Beccy said...

Wow! What an absolutely beautiful creation Toni, I love it. I think it's wonderful that each little box represents something important in your life, what a fantastic idea. And so much work!!

Mrs Frizz said...

Simply sensational ... love playing with the configurations boxes and it's so fun putting all the bitsers in there ...