Category Archives: keepsake boxes

Mother’s Day Gifts and Ideas

Felines and flowers seem to be my specialty, and don’t they both work well for Mother’s Day? I offer their inspirations all the time, but Mother’s Day is one of those special days when a love of animals and an enjoyment of flowers are what is first on the list. I do have a lot […]

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Felines and Flowers Vintage Cigar Box Keepsakes

I posted on Monday about my big weekend project with vintage cardboard cigar boxes as I had gotten the bulk of the work on them finished, anticipating the Mother’s Day Vendor and Craft Show this Saturday. I finished up all 13 and because readers expressed an interested I also managed to get them listed on […]

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Keepsakes Made from Vintage Cardboard Cigar Boxes

A month ago I posted a photo of my fine felines sitting atop a box of something that was soon to be another project, as soon as they processed the contents by sleeping on them. They handed those contents over to me I set aside this past weekend to get it done. More cigar box […]

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Fifth Anniversary of Two Cats After van Gogh

It’s the fifth anniversary of this piece of artwork. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since I saw the exhibit “Van Gogh Up Close” and came home with a head full of ideas—and that evening sketched Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine on the landing for my first “Cats After van Gogh” sketch, a theme […]

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My Mother’s Columbines Keepsake

Another piece borne of January inspiration in my seed and flower catalogs, this little bunch of columbines was so joyful that it stayed with me. One of my favorite flowers, it is also a favorite of my mother, and I gave this painting to her as a birthday present one year. She has since passed […]

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Floral Keepsake Boxes, New for Spring!

I’ve been considering floral-themed keepsake boxes for a while and it’s finally the season. I’ve had a stack of blank keepsake boxes just asking to be decorated and I used some of my favorite paintings to decorate them. I’ve made them look like something I’d like in my own bedroom. I choose a variety of […]

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New Feline Keepsake Boxes

It’s been another few creative days in the studio with my Creative Cats! A stack of blank keepsake boxes were calling my name and asking to be decorated. They are all different sizes and shapes and I divided the group between feline themes and flower themes. Here are those feline inspirations! I choose a variety […]

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Cube-shaped Keepsake Boxes Feature Five Paintings Per Box

When I buy these keepsake boxes to bring home and paint and decorate I buy whatever is in the store, and I like to work with shapes and sizes I haven’t used before. Each box is individually hand decorated and unique. Sometimes I’ll make a popular box to have on hand all the time, but […]

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What Do You Do With Old Cigar Boxes? Keepsake Boxes!

I love the chance to repurpose something that has even the slightest chance to be used again. My house is full of things I’ve saved, accepted from others, bought at yard sales and thrift shops and, um, repurposed from someone’s pile of stuff at the curb. Many of my picture frames come from these origins, […]

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“The Eye Model” Keepsake Box

This photo has long been one of my favorites, taken in my studio where the lighting was good and Giuseppe was getting drowsy supervising me, hence the bedroom eyes. Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as gift boxes. I choose a variety of papier mâché boxes from the craft […]

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