Monday, June 25, 2012

Don't tell me I can't do it!!

Hi everyone --

Just popping in here real quick this morning!!

My co-worker ordered some Avon recently... her products came in some boxes... and RIGHT before she was going to throw them out... I said (ok yelled!!!!), "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Don't throw those boxes out!!! I can make something with it!!!!" and of course my co-worker was like, "ummmm there is NO way you can make something with these boxes".... 

ummmmmmm... challenge accepted!!! :)

Here is what I started with:

The Avon box and some Bo Bunny Camp-A-Lot goodies!!!

And here is what I made!!!!

The sides are open on this box... so I bought a candy bar and I am sliding it in this and giving it BACK to my co-worker today! lol!!! 

Don't ever tell me I can't do it! :) 


And *sigh* my baby Adam left on Saturday morning to spend some time with his Dad in Arkansas... I am gonna miss my baby!!! He won't be back till late July :(


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Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

51 comments:

  1. Good Morning Julie Sweetie...
    Oh my gosh, the challenge with an Avon box? Girl you really nailed it. Just wait until your co-worker received her candy bar this morning. Whooo Who loves you baby? Julie does with a craftiness.

    Oh my goodness are you ever going to be lost without Adam for almost a whole month. Poor Brookie, she will be really lost. He sure is growing. Most gosh, he now towers over you. Where has the time gone?

    I will go and check out your giveaway. You know I love giveaways. Haven't been blogging much, I am on a time crunch for work. A project that has to be ready to present this week, so I am really working over time. Work and home. I have missed you. I hope to see you soon. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  2. Great job with the upcycling! My mom sells Avon...hmmmm

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  3. Hehe...you sound like Barney from How I met your mother....

    Love what you made with the Avon box....toooooo cute! :)

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  4. Way to go Julie!! Love your little upcycled candy box/bar holder!! It turned out really cute, you'll have to share how she reacted :) I know your going to miss your son, hopefully you can skype and that will help :)
    ~Kim

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  5. Oh yeah! She challenged the wrong person! You can take nothing and make something out of it! Cute little box...so sweet looking!

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  6. LOL.....oh gosh you sound like me! I ask people for all of their trash to make stuff with :) They turned out really cute!!! Some people can't see great possibilities like we can :)

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  7. LOL, love the box! It's great that you're giving it back to her. Sorry to hear Adam is leaving for the summer. :(

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  8. I'm a box person too. They are so fun to decorate. Love how you dressed up you box! :)

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  9. Won't your co-worker be surprised! Great re-purposing project.

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  10. Well done, Julie. I know you will miss your boy!!!

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  11. You rock altering stuff going into the trash girl!! He will surely be surprised when you give this fab altered box back to him!! I know you are going to be missing Adam. ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  12. Of course you can make something with a box! Even my non-crafty mom would have saved that box to use again!

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  13. How cute! She'll never throw away another thing! Too fun! Hope all goes well with your son. It will go by faster than you can imagine!

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  14. of course you could upcycle that box, you are amazing, looooove.

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  15. haha...that's such a fun post! You made that box so beautiful Julie! Of course you did...the queen of altering ;)
    Poor Julie, missing Adam a whole month!Before you know it, he's back home!Hang in there...hugs!!

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  16. I would have done the same thing~maybe loader though!!! Great Job!!!

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  17. no you can't!!
    LOVE it! one of the reasons we get along so well i think :)

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  18. Haha! Love the challenge! I often save things from the trash for their "potential", whether I end up doing something is another story.... the challenge is a great way to get moving! :)

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  19. I'm jealous! Very cute girlfriend, and very sweet of you to treat her back. I hope Adam has fun, but I know how you'll miss him terribly.

    Big Hugs,
    Meri

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  20. way to go with the boxes!!! it turned out sooo cute!! I know I would have probably said the same thing

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  21. What a great project Julie!

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  22. This is a super cute project! I know I would LOVE to get that little surprise on my desk.

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  23. You go, girl! Hasn't everyone learned, by now, that you can do ANYTHING! Hugs!

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  24. Love your upcycled box! I will think of you every time I have a spare on and put it in the recycle bin. I need to learn from you and be more creative! I hope Adam enjoys his time with his dad. I know it is hard on you, but remember he will be back! I'm sure Brookie will keep you busy to make the time pass.

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  25. You are hilarious! so fun to give it back to her with a candy bar! Would love to be a fly on the wall.
    You are going to miss your Adam that is for sure, probably Brookie is going to more- I am sure it will go quickly.
    Hugs to you sweetie

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  26. LOL, I know what you mean. I look at 'trash' one a whole new level. My hubby gives me weird looks when I take stuff out of the trash..for later. Beautiful!

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  27. WAY to challenge yourself! GREAT job Julie!

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  28. Such a cute little box, us crafters can make something from nothing. The house is going to be very quiet, my heart goes out to you, I can't imagine how you must be feeling, it will soon wizz by though. Deb xxx

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  29. I love upcycling, yours is uber fab.. bet your co-worker was thrilled and amazed. :) Hope Adam has a great time with his dad and that the days aren't too long without him. Sending big hugs gf.

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  30. That turned out so cute, Julie!! What an awesome way to take on the challenge and a fabulous way to re-purpose an item!! :)

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  31. She will love what you created for her!! I'm sure Adam will be about 3 inches taller when he gets back home!

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  32. Love the box you recreated. I am the same way I just can't throw away a good box. LOL
    I hope your time flies by so you don't miss Adam so much. My boys have been out of the house for a long time but I remember all to well how hard it was when they had to go to their Dad. Sending a big hug.

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  33. I love that you're giving it back to your coworker. That's like the icing on the cake. Great job :)

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  34. Haha, so cute!! My boyfriend always does the same thing to me, telling me that I shouldn't keep old things to reuse & then I find a use for them!!

    Linda
    http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

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  35. Julie... good way of challenging yourself... I love the transformation of your AVON box...its cute and gorgeous... great... ahh You're gonna miss Adam... com'on let me give you some sugar!.... hugs...xoxo

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  36. woot woot! I love your embellished box!

    awwww...cute pic...I bet you're going to miss your boy!

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  37. that is hilarious! don't CHALLENGE miss julie! hahaha

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  38. she will be so happy to get with what once an avon box.....
    I bet you'll miss Adam! July will be gone before you know it!

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  39. That is totally cool, yes, tell them you can do anything!!!! YAY!!!!

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  40. What a clever idea to use an Avon box!!!!! Love the picture of you and the kids. Hope Adam has a good time, but I know you'll miss him!!

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  41. Well I guess you showed her.. This looks awesome. So creative my friend..

    Hugs~

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  42. I love what you've done with the box:):):)....& I know exactly what u mean re Adam going away...must say, the older they got the easier I found it:):):)

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  43. Look at you transforming ordinary into extraordinary! Great upcycle :)

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  44. You're hilarious... I'll have to find something "crazy" and challenge you to "alter it"...lol!! Safe travels and have fun Adam!!

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  45. LOL, I would NEVER tell you you can't do it, Julie! Wowzers, what a cute gift box. Love the idea of sliding it over a candy bar!
    Big (hugs) to you on missing Adam! I know how hard it is to share your kiddos......:)

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  46. Love it!
    And such a lovely photo of the 3 of you! Adam is so tall!

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  47. you sure showed her!!!! :) fab project girl!!!

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  48. Oh boy I hate it for you missing your little big man! That is so hard!

    You rocked the avon box! That is fantastic!!!!

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  49. Ha! You literally made her eat those words didn't you? too cute!

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  50. Lovely photo of you and cute little box!! Sure you are missing your boy!!

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