Feb 27, 2009

To "Alter or Not To Alter" that is the question

It's once again Friday and time for another Bloggers Challenge - This week was "Alter it - Alter Anything".  Well I hate to say it but for this week I am actually stumped.  I just am not a person who does this kind of stuff (yea I know that's why it's called a "challenge") but between PT appointments, taking my mom to the doctor, running errands, Bible study etc...I just didn't have time to try and be creative especially when I totally "suck" at altering things.  Not wanting to not have something to show I am sharing some pictures of a Wooden Box that I (altered) years ago.  It was at one time a plain wooden box.  I found the pictures on of all things a Kleenex box and carefully cut them all out that the Decoupaged them using Modge Podge (any one remember when that was the craze)...I've show one of the sides, the top and front of the box.  I hope this qualifies because I tried to do something today and it "flopped" big time so this is all I could think of to share.
I made two of these boxes.  One for my mom and one for my Grandma who absolutely loved it.  When she passed away in 1988 I got the box that I had made for her.  I know it's nothing fantastic but it's special to me. 
Be sure to check out the other Bloggers Challenge Members creations as I'm sure they'll WOW you more then I was able to this week.

15 comments:

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Well Ida, being a non-alterer like you, I love you sharing this box as well as the story and sentiment it shares with you! Way to go.

:) Marcia

Basement Stamper said...

Wow! Very pretty Ida. I never got into that craze as the Modge Podge drove me nuts!!! I could never do it right.

StampingSelene said...

Oh how beautiful! What are you saying that it's not specatular I love it, and now that i've seen it, would like to make one too. :)

Robin Merriman said...

What a beautiful story, Ida. Thanks for sharing it with us and the idea too! I'm sure this box brings you much happiness in your memories!

Lisa Bohler said...

Way to step up a wooden box!

Connie said...

Very pretty...and certainly special!

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty!

Connie Paxman said...

Love these boxes altered..I am working on some using wallpaper.
connie paxman

MJ said...

How beautiful. How cool that you got your Gramma's back especially since she loved it so much. Fabulous share Ida

Tangii Crain said...

Beautiful. Very antique and elegant looking...I love it!! Have a great weekend!

Kristen said...

Very nice. Your so talented. Great job Ida.

Elena said...

Oh, I am really sorry you didn't have a good time Ida...
But your boxes are wonderful! You did such an amazing job! Especially when you do it for your close relative, it is even more beautiful! Thank you for sharing your pictures! Hope that next week will be better for you!

njburk said...

Ida--this is wondeful--so glad you shared it with us.
Your blog really shows us all just how creative you are!
Glad you played along, Nola

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is beautiful Ida! What a special gift! :D

Chrissy D said...

What a beautiful story and a beautiful box - I bet your grandmother treasured it while she is here and it is nice you have it now to pass on if you wish or as a special remembrance of her for you to treasure too.