Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Altered Gift Box

Hi all, having a great day?

First of all I want to thank all of you for all the nice comments I get on my posts, each one of them means so much to me. Now when I shall travel around in the world to teach classes, I really hope that I will meet some of you in real life and you all means so much to me. I just wish I had more time to blog-jump and to give comments back to you all, but my days just isn't long enough and I am always swamped in stuff to do. But I hope that I one day will be able to comment a bit more back, I owe it to each one of you. THANK YOU for every visit you have done to my blog and THANK YOU for every word that's left behind. I've blogged for 3 years and 5 months no, and you all inspire me to keep sharing my works for a long long time to come., - a warm hug to each one of you!

Time flies, and the last years have given me so much. For five years back I had NEVER dreamed of everything I have been trough the last four years. When scrapbooking became my big passion in life in 2007, I had this little dream of making my scrapbook to a living. There was this tiny idea in my head to become a product designer, but I remember that idea was for me so unreal, seemed so far away, that I didn't dared to even hope for it. But, I dreamed about being a part of a design team, and Prima was the first brand who have meant tons for me and my scrapbook from the very first beginning, they have always been my "heart brand".
I never forget the day I got invited to join Prima's DT from July 2008, it was truly a BIG dream coming true! And wow, 3 years has passed already, and wow it has been 3 amazing years that I will never forget. I can't imagine a better team to be a part of, and one of the reasons is the most amazing DT coordinator Sharon Laakkonen who always takes so good care of everyone on the DT and makes us all feel so special and appreciated. She have done my time on the DT to something extra precious for me, because of the amazing coordinator she is, and I am sure everyone else on the team feels the same too. So, I wanted to give her at least a tiny thing back, so I made this "Thank You" gift box to her;



It's a corrugated cardstock box where I used Gesso and teared pattern paper pieces in a technique to make it look extra shabby chic. Added tons of different Prima products on the lid, together with different scraps for a Shabby Chic-Steampunk mixed look, a "Pretty Punk" style, totally inspired by the very cool steampunk-style from the very talented Finnabair, together with the soft and more romantic and shabby chic look which I love.



Here you can see one of the sides of the box, and the white bird peeking up on the lid ;O)



From one of the back corners. I just love that non-brand white bird! it's a find from Dubai, so love it!

And here you can see some of the details on the lid, vintage clock faces and hands, gears, buttons and different Prima centers, all with a coat of Gesso and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, before adding flowers and chipboard alpha on.

Inside the box there was a "little secret" to Sharon, with the names of all her 7 beautiful kids on and a heart with 7 stones/crystals, which I placed on a bed of pink Rose Trim from Prima.
- Thank You Sharon for making the 3 years on Prima's DT so extra special and precious, and thank you for who you are!


I do not know if Prima have already picked their new DT. But I wish everyone of you who have tried out for the DT call good luck! For me it has been 3 amazing years, and I am sure those of you who will join the new team will have an amazing time on the team too, and I can't wait to see what amazing pieces the new DT will create!

For me the future will be a bit different now... As mentioned earlier in the post I had this far dream about become a product designer, and my Comfort-Craft Tools is no longer a secret. And in the post below I shared the news that I will teach for Prima, and a few more secrets will be shared soon :D All I can say is that I am so excited, so happy... I pinch myself in the arm every day, I can't believe what's happening around me now, all the opportunities I have been given.. and I can't wait to see what the next months will bring! I am so, so thankful... And I can't wait to meet scrappers from around the world, to meet some of YOU! :D


Thank you everyone for dropping in, and I wish you all a wonderful day!

*hugs*
Ingvild

29 comments:

Brigitta said...
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Brigitta said...

OOOOh this is soooo pretty. I want to make something like that!! Have to find out where I can buy those Primaflowers over here in The Netherlands!!

Thanks for sharing

Brigitta

Tina said...

Your work is the most amazing and inspirational work that I have ever seen, you deserve every thing you have achieved and more, we love your talent and all want to be a small part of it.......I for one cant wait to meet you when You get to Perth Western Australia

Jolaine Frias said...

OMG! What an amazing box and thoughtful gift! Sharon will LOVE it!!!! I applied to the DT call as I'm sure thousands of other people did, we'll see, such a dream!

You are my favorite scrapper ever and such a big inspiration! I cannot wait for you to come to NY, I'll be the first person to register for your workshops! LOL!

Thanks for all the amazing inspiration throughout the years!

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MariLynn said...

What an amazing box. You are so talented!!

Julia Sáddi said...

Beautiful!!! I may use few goodies you have sent me and lift this box of yours!
xox Julia Sáddi - Brazil

Ruth said...

It's so wonderful to see your dreams come true. You were the first scrapper to truly inspire me and turn the lightbulb on...before I found you I was struggling with many different styles.
I love the box it's stunning but the present inside is even more special and thoughtful, how kind of you and good luck for your next adventure. xxx
Ruth x

Francy said...

Hello this altered box is wonderful. i love all of them: the flowers and the white bird that it's lovely.
Francy

Sharon L. said...

Awww! Your gift was such a special gift, not only because it came during a difficult time in my life, but because it was hand-made by YOU!! Thank you so much for being such a wonderful DT member AND friend! :) Sharon

EFI said...

Wooow what a gorgeous gift box! I looove all the embellishments! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Louise Williams said...

hunee you've earnt everything wonderful that is coming your way now because of not only your talent but also because of the person you are. I'm so glad to have met you and consider myself very proud to call you friend. Can't wait to see what other wonderful goodies you come up with in your product design, you know where I am when your Mac dies... lol.. {squishie hugs} xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful thoughtful amazing!
Pam
Strawberry Fields Scrapbook Shop

Susanne said...

Underbart ljuvlig presentbox... du är en så fantastisk inspirationskälla och jag önskar dig all lycka inför de nya äventyren... Kramizar susanne

with Trisha Ladouceur said...

I KNOW you deserve everything wonderful that is coming your way! You have worked hard for it and I cannot wait to see where this road leads you next:) I do KNOW that it will be as my roomie for a couple of weeks when we tour Australia together this fall and I am counting down the days till we meet in real life at CHA in Chicago! I am sure Sharon feels just as blessed to have had you on the team as you did having her for a co-ordinator. Sharon is AMAZING and you will love her even more in real life too!!! xoxoox

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Gorgeous! What a lovely lady you are :) And what a fab gift - heartfelt and amazing :)

Kerrie Gurney said...

wow this is so so beautiful ... i look forward to meeting you in Australia when you come here in November.

Lisa K said...

Wowser - that is beautiful - she is a lucky girl!!!

Kátia Cris said...

Very beautiful!! I loved!!

Hugs

Heidi Kelley said...

Ingvild, it is BEAUTIFUL. And it has been our pleasure, as your friends and fans, to comment each and every time you make such an amazing creation. I wish you all the best, and now this journey you are on will be incredible! One day we will meet... one day. :)

pattyo said...

Oh, Ingvild! What a gorgeous box and precious gift inside! Sharon will love it. You have created such a treasure!

Sue said...

What a beautiful box, Ingvild, and congrats on your new venture.

lizzyc said...

Hi!! i would love to meet you one day if ever we have the chance.. you are such an inspiration!! and this gift is amazing.. it is created with love and overflows with kindness with the gift inside.. bless you ..xx

Today for Tomorrow said...

A very pretty little decorated box Ingvild. I do hope you get to come to New Zealand on your travels and that would be my dream come true to attend one of your classes. Best Wishes.

Anne said...

Dette er bare så fantastisk vakkert og inspirerende, og måten du pynter og setter opp bokstavene på, det er liksom du bryter tyngdekraften, helt nydelig. :)

KLem, Anne.

Linn said...

My heart just jumped! This was such a wonderful and gorgeous box Ingvild. It is easy to see you made it with your beautiful heart♥ Yes I bet the future is very exciting sweetie, and you deserve it ALL. It just had to be you know! You inspire so many all over the world, that is a gift and you so deserve everything that comes your way. Big hugs!!

Fryne said...

oh my! you create little wonders Ingvild!!! I bet Sharon was extremely happy with the gift you made!
I wish your wishes come true - I so enjoy while you spread your wings cause I so love your work :DDD

Ania said...

Jeg har ikke ord for hvor absolutt nydelig denne boksen er!! Og for en omtenksom gave, er sikker på at hun satte stor pris på den og innpakningen! Hun er et unikum, alltid hyggelig og tar seg tid til en, det er sant! Gleder meg til å se hva mer som kommer fra din kant, nå får jeg visst kanskje jobbe med noen av tingene dine og! :D

Lala Alla Kasumova said...

Очень красиво! Так нежно, слов нет. Всегда с большим удовольствием смотрю ваши работы!
Успехов вам и вдохновения))) (Rassia)