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Hello Everyone...I am back to share a little project that I did as well as to announce our first two winners of my blog giveaway.

I know you're anxious to see if you were a winner and I'll get to that but first I want to share my little accordion album that I am dedicating to my four legged friend, Gizzi (Yorkie-Poo). I've started trying my hand at altered projects and so far I have altered paper mache letters and boxes and the book boxes by Graphic 45. 

Today I am altering one of the media boxes that has a window and using a technique for creating the frame that I learned from watching Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace.  This technique shows you how to use your dies to cut out a frame that works perfectly around windows.  Getting the frame even on all sides is the hard  part.

I think once I add the photos (size 3x3 or 3x4) this will be the cutest darn thing and I just had to share.  There are about seven photos so be prepared.

I used both the 8x8 and 12x12 paper packs from the Raining Cats and Dogs collection.  I absolutely love this paper and have waited until now to actually use it.  Yes call me a mini hoarder, but it is time to stop buying and use what I have on hand.  I know I'm not the only ones with this know who you are so don't judge me (giggling)

I altered one of Graphic 45 Mixed Media Art Boxes for this project and was inspired by Arlene (love her work).

I painted the box with Black Acrylic paint and inked all my pages with Black Soot Distress Ink.  On the front I used one of my newest Marianne Creations leaf dies and a few Petaloo and Prima flowers a friend gave me. She knows how much I love these brands so she dropped off a few packs and of course I just had to use them.

When you open the box which is held closed with a magnet there is a little pocket so you can add whatever photo you want to show through the window.

Note: When adding paper and paint remember that there is a magnet so you don't interfere with its ability...I did and had to add another magnet...bummer drag.

Here you get a glimpse of the accordion album half-way out of the box and then totally removed from the box.

I tell you this was a real fun project and with this gorgeous paper I couldn't stop once I started with it. Everything just coordinated so well, but that's how Graphic 45 designs their paper collections.

Finally I can show you the mini album where I plan to showcase my little furry friend!

All the little squares are photo mats which are ready for me to add the photos (just have to print to the proper size).

Lastly is the back of the box...had to add my name somewhere right?  Very simple and clean.

I hope you've enjoyed my little project and will leave a comment...but now its time to announce our blog candy winners.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Clear it Out Challenge Blog - Anything Goes "Stash" (9/13)
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes "Make it Cute" (9/7)
Try it on Tuesday - Try Something New (9/11)
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes (9/7)

Without further ado (since I did keep you waiting) the winners of my blog candy giveaway are:

Group A: (from the "Its A Giveaway Month" post sign up list)

Congratulations to Marjetta, Entry #29

as selected by Random Generator and Mr inLinkz

Group B: (from the "Gift Set" post comments)

Congratulations to Wedgie our 8th commentator who wrote

A beautiful project!
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week

Ladies please send your mailing address so that I can get your winnings in the mail. 

Email me at before Tuesday, September 8th.

Next week I'll be back with a chance to win Group C as well as Group D 

so be sure and check back in with me.


KT Fit Kitty said...

Congratulations to the lucky ducks! Thank you for the wonderful candy!

vinita jain said...

Congratulations to the winners!And your media box is very gorgeous with beautiful Graphic papers and lovely designing!

cebelica said...

Your project is absolutely gorgeous! I love how it turned out! xx

Maxine D said...

What a splendid project Lesia - and congratulations to the winners

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A fantastic project is this!Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday!

cecilia gunnarsson said...

Soooo beutiful:)) very nice project:) love all about it :) GREAT
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Cicci :))
ciccividpennan {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work as always!!!

Marjeta said...

What a great surprise. I am a winner at your Month giveaway. Gorgeous. Thank you very much for your generosity.


Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, good luck!!! Amy DT

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your album looks amazing! I love those papers! I've never made an album - would love to try something like this!

Kamila R. said...

What a fantastic project! So intricate and pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at TTCRD this week!
Kamila DT

Papercrafting Princess said...

Amazing details on your mini. You put so much Love in your creations!

Donna Idlet said...

Congrats to the winners!

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