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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, February 1, 2019

Altered Guess Gift Box

It is time for the first challenge of 2019 at Altered Eclectics and I have decided to alter a Guess gift box to make a box to store my postage stamps.

This is what I started with.  

This is another couple of views of the altered box

To decorate my box I added postage stamps, beads, ribbon, travel rubber stamps,  inks, rubber stamp letters, acrylic paint and a metal butterfly.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges
Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media/Altered Art
SAnDee & amelie's Steampunk - Anything Goes/Steam Punk/Industrials
Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude- Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes


  1. I LOVE this! LOVE!!! And now I need one too, lol. x

  2. So creative and so inspiring. I love your idea for stamp storage. Love it hun x

  3. woow it Looks sooo vintage now
    I love the look
    great Idea and you are so creative
    Happy Weekend from Cold Munich
    Many thanks for joining us this time at ATSM
    Monika (DT)

  4. Another cool project you have shared with us over at A Gem of a Challenge. Thanks and good luck.

  5. What a neat project, so cool, thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/KC

  6. Wow another incredible transformation! This inspires me to transform a box I have. Thanks again for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and m<ore. Hugs, Gwendolyn

  7. A wonderful transformation and a great box to store your stamps.
    xxx Hazel,