Thursday, April 11, 2013

My little Memories

So I decided to do something a bit different, I thought long and hard about Zues and Zoe's challenge this month "The challenge this month is to create and journal a project about "life as it is now," the subject being "you as an individual."  This challenge is open to interpretation and you can add as much detail as you wish, and share whatever you wish to share about yourself. Hidden journaling for personal information is fine. There is one additional requirement for the challenge, and that is to incorporate the use of buttons into your creation." so I really wanted to do something about me and for me....does that make sense? good....I took Zues and Zoe's challenge and combined it with Lessology-"Are you a Cover girl [or boy]? Because we want to see you get creative with covers this month! It could be the cover of a box, the cover of a jar, the cover of a book....lots of possibilities for LESSology "
Now that that's out of the way....I am sort of a keeper...I keep little things that mean something to me, I have old movie stubs,notes,odd pictures ,my grandmothers cameo and even rocks....I have always called them my little memories,my girls used to love to dig through my drawer where I kept them and I would then tell them stories about each thing.  I had stopped collecting thing for myself after I had my first daughter I don't think it was a conscious thing I just didn't have a whole lot of time,I still kept memento's of my children but thats a whole other thing LOL..... I've noticed over the last couple of months that I've collected a few more but really had no place to put that leads to this project...

I took an old gift box my fiance got from his company for Christmas (don't even ask why I saved it because I have no clue) and decided to make a memory box where I can put all my little memories and leave it right on my dresser!

 I used Graphic 45 papers which I had to keep hidden from my daughter or she would take them...
 I love these buttons....we found them at the thrift store a whole jar full for like $2 and they had some really nice ones(that I had to share with my daughter Sam)
 I made a pocket for a tag I made with a picture of myself and on the back of the card is a bit of journaling about my little memories, I might add more later about what I put in the box.
 this is the inside of the top.....

and this is the inside of the bottom.....

Here is what the box looked like to begin with...

Thank you for coming to take a peek at my project!


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! This is gorgeous!!! I loveeeeeee that G45 paper!!!!

  2. So super Buffy....really a great sentiment for your box and so great that you keep all your little keepsakes in! Such a great idea! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Zeus and Zoe! ;-)

  3. Wonderful project and a great idea! Thank you for playing with us at Zeus and Zoe!

  4. Great idea! I love how you've altered this box and it's going to look so nice as a memory keeper!

  5. OMG, this is amazing! You did a fantastic job!

  6. Hi Buffy..

    This is pretty! I love how you decorated this memory box..What a cool idea to put in trinkets and mementos.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

  7. Wowwwwww this is beautiful, what a gorgeous keepsake you have created. You certainly got a bargain with the buttons, they look so nice... thanks for joining the the April, Zeus and Zoe challenge ..

  8. how you combined the challenges. Aren't you glad you saved the box? Because it looks amazing!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Zeus and Zoe and LESSology!:)

  9. WOW... this is so beautiful!!! You did it so well... Amazing... thanks for joining us over at LESSology... hugs..x

  10. I just love this, it is beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at LESSology!

  11. Hi Buffy! Wow, I am loving your box, it is beautiful! I'm a bit of a collector myself and I've saved all of the love letter/poems that my DH has given me in a box labeled "love letter". Oh but your decorated box is so much prettier! I may need to give my plain little box a makeover! Thank you so much for the inspiration and for joining the Zeus and Zoe April Challenge!! Have a great weekend :D

  12. Gorgeous box! Thanks for joining the challenge at Zeus and Zoe! =)


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