Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wedding, Altered Cigar Box

My daughter Desirae's brother in law and his wife had a house warming party.  She had admired the album I had made for Des' wedding so I made one for them.  It's not quite finished but I wanted to put some pics of what I had so far.  I'm happy with it.  Lots of textures, not just with paper layering but with paste as well.  I went Lindy Stamp Gang mist crazy with it too :)

Painted black, then misted with Lindy's frolic in the forest black.  The paper is Prima Lyric collection. Flowers and leaves from my stash, butterflies cut with cricut. Graphic 45 metal embellie along with flat back pearls and pearl florish embellie.  The lace is from my stash and the rosette ribbon is from Tim Holtz.  I stamed the two little tags and misted them with cosmopolitan pink and fuzzy navel peach.  I don't know if you can pick up the green sparkle that is from the starburst spray on the box, love it!

Just two of the pages that I did, I blurred the brides face, don't know if she'd like being shared.  I used texture past and starburst sprays on it along with handmade roses and a butterfly.  I used the tattered floral big shot die for this.  The next I cut 3 fans from the cricut with Ashlyn's alpha cart then made the stick pin with my beads.  Pretty blingy beads, yay!  A bow and bitty rose.  Working on the cover now and then I'll bind it.  When I'm done I'll take pics of it all together.

Well, summer vaca has ended for the Calvanico kids.  I have to say, they did not fight at all this whole summer!  I didn't want it to end.  They were happy to go back to school and I was like the kid whining to stay home!  We had a full house of boys and girls laughing and having fun, at some points we had 4 girls sleeping here at one time.  My air mattress got used quite a bit these past months :)

Being silly at Santa Monica pier after a day of beach fun

Cherry picking fun at the beginning of the summer -

My oh my, these babies were so darn good!!  I made two luscious pies with em and still had plenty for eating.

Well thanks for stopping by, hope you liked my creations and family pics :)


  1. That album is beautiful! Love all the texture, and that stick pin....oh how pretty! They will treasure it, I'm sure!
    Wonderful summer pics, too. You look absolutely radiant!

    1. Thanks Court, I love making them :) That stick pin came pretty.

      We had so much fun picking. We did blueberries and raspberries too!

  2. Oh my goodness, those cherrys look so good! And a cherry pie, I mean 2 of them, now I'm craving some cherry pie!

    I love what you did with this cigar box! So it's just a regular cardboard cigar box? Because it looks wooden??

    The photo on the cover is perfect and I really like the sprays of pearls. I agree with Court, love the stick pin!

    1. Lisa they were sooooo good, cherry is my fave, and I was eating them as I picked lol!

      Yes, this box was a wooden one. I ordered a bunch from and online cigar shop and got such a variety from the traditional paper type to really nice wood ones.



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