Peek-A-Boo Box and Blog Candy

Ok girlfriends, while we’re admitting what we boo hoo to, I have an admission to make.  Although I don’t watch much television other than the news, every once in a while there are two commercials that come on that get. me. every. time.  Those two commercials are the ones for the ASPCA with Sarah McLaughlin.  They totally wreck me . . . my kids now spring for the remote control and make me look away.  Too many times they have walked into the den to see me sitting there with saucer eyes.  Sniff, thank goodness I’m a proud crier.  Speaking of boo hooing, there’s still a day left to leave a comment for the Blog Candy Encore HERE.

In the meantime I’ve created a new box to share; I call it a Peek-A-Boo Box.  I wanted to be able to show what was inside the box and at the same time customize it with my JustRite Stamps.  I started by creating a clear box to act as a sleeve and then the inner box that I could personalize, then I just jazzed it up a little bit with oval windows.  On this box I used the pretty tulips from THIS to-die-for JustRite Set.  For the oval windows and the oval medallions I used Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG

The front of the box features JustRite Breath of Spring Borders and Centers and the opposite side features JustRite Seeds of Kindness Borders and Centers.  On the inside of the box I have four smaller clear boxes that contain scented tea lights.  The top and bottom of the box is made using Spellbinders Fair Isle Pendant and then a strip of acetate forms the walls.   


I cut motifs from my design paper to accent the tops of each small box using Spellbinders Classic Squares SM.

Here you can see the individual boxes a little bit better.

For the Copic Colors here’s what I used.  Yesterday I used lots of colors but today I wanted to specifically show that you can get very pleasing results on these line drawn images using just two of each color – the images are so flexible, easy and forgiving ;-)

Card Recipe:
JustRite Breath of Spring Borders and CentersJustRite Seeds of Kindness Borders and Centers
Paper:  My Minds Eye, White Cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Chalk Ink – Rouge, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Squares SM, Spellbinders Pendant, Copic Markers, Acetate, Pearls

 Well, that’s all for me today, I’m so enjoying reading your favorite tear-jerkers; I’m adding many to my movie list!


  • ChrisFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:14 pm

    I really appreciate your adding the Copic color chart. It really helps. This is another gorgeous project. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • DianeFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    Simply Stunning.
    You’re coloring is spectacular.


  • Ellen PFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:18 pm

    Oh! this is just too cute!ReplyCancel

  • EvaFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    Oh, Becca, this is soooo gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • KristineFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:25 pm

    Oh, I just LOVE this project Grace!! Sooo beautiful and elegant and useful too!! :) Great job, and thanks so much for sharing it with us!!ReplyCancel

  • LizetteFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    Stunning once again! If I only had half the talent that you have ………….ReplyCancel

  • mary anne harmonFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    Wow , what a beautiful and thoughtful gift. I am amazed by how you think of these gifts and ways to make them so lovely.

    Mary AnneReplyCancel

  • stellaFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:35 pm

    Wow! that is gorgeous! I would love to receive a gift in that box-Actually it could BE the gift. And those awesome copics-hmmm I am afraid to start using them-I have sooooo mmany addictions already! lol! Great job, as usual! stella:-)ReplyCancel

  • Destinae WaddingtonFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Oh man! This is soooo pretty! I am so gonna make some of these up for Mother’s Day. Or maybe Easter, it’s closer. Thanks Becca, another gorgeous job!ReplyCancel

  • janeyFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:42 pm

    So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Janet PurdyFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    I love your work! I am constantly amazed at how creative you are. Thanks for sharing your work with us!ReplyCancel

  • Betty GoodsonFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:51 pm

    Absolutley stunning, would make a beautiful card also. I love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • CamilleFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:54 pm

    Another wonderful project, Becca. Your coloring is very pretty and I like how you display the Copic colors in that box with the ovals. Is there a template to do this? I like the idea of the clear box. CamiReplyCancel

  • StampinCAthyFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    This is amaZING! I just love that bow on top, your coloring is fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    I love it!! Thanks for adding the Copic colors you used . That is a great help. I have this JustRite set coming. It should be here Friday :)ReplyCancel

  • RobertaFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    You always have Great ideas and your work is always BEAUTIFUL!!ReplyCancel

  • LenoriaFebruary 25, 2010 - 1:04 pm

    This is a beautiful box and I really like the idea. The ASPCA commercials always get to me also and IF I had the money and the land I would start an animal rescue! (I have a mushy heart and head). I have another tear jerker to add to your list if you haven’t seen it and it is Pearl Harbor. It is a few years old but it still makes me cry.ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 25, 2010 - 1:06 pm

    This is so pretty! I love how you displayed it on the little metal bench! You are the reason I am addicted to Just-Rite stamps and Spellbinders! LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne LoweFebruary 25, 2010 - 1:08 pm

    Gorgeous box, and I love the coloring. Just got some copic markers to play with but feel intimidated, seeing what everyone does with them to create such beautiful masterpieces, and am hoping sometime to take a copics coloring course to get some good tips and techniques too. I know what you mean about crying and commericals, those telephone ones used to get me–those that dealt with family who were far away and would surprise loved ones just by being there–I couldn’t watch them without shedding a few tears either!

    Terrific job as always, you always inspire me!


  • SuziFebruary 25, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    Beautiful! It is amazing what YOU can do with paper!ReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyFebruary 25, 2010 - 1:20 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the paper and the ribbon! I don’t watch commercials… I tend to fast forward them (pretty much watch everything on TiVo)… can’t think of another movie right now, but sometimes animal shows make me cry…ReplyCancel

  • CaroleFebruary 25, 2010 - 1:23 pm

    Thix box is adorable… and the picture is fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • CharleneFebruary 25, 2010 - 1:24 pm

    Gorgeous! As usual. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenFebruary 25, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    Becca –

    This box is simply breathtaking! So very beautiful!

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • TheresaFebruary 25, 2010 - 1:34 pm

    Amazing and just right for spring!!! Bloom where you are planted. I love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • annekeFebruary 25, 2010 - 1:44 pm

    very nice, pretty colours


  • Donna PolleyFebruary 25, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    Great spring colors it makes us all think of spring when we are surrounded by dirty snow!

  • Pat SFebruary 25, 2010 - 1:54 pm

    awesome as usual.Love the colorsReplyCancel

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  • TerrieFebruary 25, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    Very fun and thank for sharing the copic colorsReplyCancel

  • PaulaFebruary 25, 2010 - 2:20 pm

    Another stunning masterpiece Becca.

    Paula x x xReplyCancel

  • DebbieKFebruary 25, 2010 - 2:23 pm

    Just beautiful, Becca. Would love to receive such a gift!ReplyCancel

  • MicheleFebruary 25, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    Becca, you continue to amaze us with your talent! This is simply clever, beautiful, and amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Renee ClarkFebruary 25, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    How does one’s brain hold so many ideas? You amaze me.ReplyCancel

  • MarciaFebruary 25, 2010 - 3:03 pm

    I can’t watch the ASPCA commercials either. I get angry with the abusers. I have to look away and someone mutes it for me.

    Love the box. So colorful and I have fallen in love with Copics. I have set A only, but dream about more someday. You always do such beautiful work. Wish I had all your supplies. It’s only money, which I don’t have much of right now or I’d be right there with you. I guess I have a streak of jealousy showing there and I need to repent. Forgive me please. I would still be broke because it would all be invested in the stamp studio. :)ReplyCancel

  • L. BrownFebruary 25, 2010 - 3:13 pm

    Everything you do is just georgeous. It’s always a treat for the eyes to visit your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Tany SolFebruary 25, 2010 - 3:24 pm

    Fantastic work!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • TeelaFebruary 25, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    love the ribbon too!ReplyCancel

  • sandraFebruary 25, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    you are so clever!

  • Debbie OlsonFebruary 25, 2010 - 3:39 pm

    Beautiful, Becca! That animal commercial IS a real tear jerker. . .ReplyCancel

  • TammiFebruary 25, 2010 - 4:23 pm

    Becca I just don’t how your mind comes up with these brilliant, gorgeous
    ideas, but no matter keep them coming.ReplyCancel

  • Anna/OmaFebruary 25, 2010 - 4:54 pm

    Gorgeous project Becca! I just got that set from Just Rite and will definitely be looking at your colouring technique when I stamp and colour the tulip image. I don’t have Copics but I do have the Prismatic Colour Pencils.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine KraftFebruary 25, 2010 - 5:20 pm

    What a beautiful gift to receive. I love your projects and the creativity you share. I love the colors and this just speaks Spring to me. Thanks for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • DebFebruary 25, 2010 - 5:25 pm

    You are so creative. You always surprise me!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • CherieFebruary 25, 2010 - 5:30 pm

    Becca, This is just too, too beautiful! TFS!


  • ShereeFebruary 25, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    day 3 of blog candy and this time I would have to say Pretty Woman made me cry because it is like a fairy tale and you want the heroine to win her man. You think that all is lost and your heart goes out to her and then…. the fairytale ending. Just wonderful!
    Becca… your work never ceases to amaze me. It is soooo fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Sandi AshFebruary 25, 2010 - 6:00 pm

    Thanks for today’s boxes. What a great idea to pack Tea Lights. …..ashReplyCancel

  • luvglitztooFebruary 25, 2010 - 6:03 pm

    This is so beautiful. I love the way that you embellish your projects. They are all impeccibly done, with just the right amount of embellishments to be impressive. Well done. I love your ideas.ReplyCancel

  • ColleenFebruary 25, 2010 - 6:29 pm

    WOIW! What a stunning box. Love everything about it and the possibilities are endless with this project.
    Thank U 4 sharing

  • Judy DunavenFebruary 25, 2010 - 6:35 pm

    Oh my! At first I thought I was looking at a kleenex box that you had made. Then as I read on I was amazed at what you had created. Beautiful. Thank you Becca.
    Hugs, JudyReplyCancel

  • Carol FFebruary 25, 2010 - 6:43 pm

    Really beautiful. Great idea!!
    Thanks Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsFebruary 25, 2010 - 6:53 pm

    Oh Becca – How beautiful and what a wonderful gift!
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • Cynthia GuerreroFebruary 25, 2010 - 7:06 pm

    Beautiful and your so talented.ReplyCancel

  • Robin BurkhalterFebruary 25, 2010 - 7:13 pm

    Your box is amazing. And I love the colors. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • MissGFebruary 25, 2010 - 7:25 pm

    Beautiful, spring is in the air… Love itReplyCancel

  • DebiFebruary 25, 2010 - 7:37 pm

    Stunning project! Everyday I look forward to getting on your blog and seeing what you’ve created! You are amazing!

    My tear-jerker for today is a movie I saw a couple weeks ago, “Dear John.”ReplyCancel

  • terriavidreaderFebruary 25, 2010 - 7:38 pm

    Oh so many left; Pay it Forward, Old Yeller, Steel Magnolias. All fab movies!ReplyCancel

  • CarolFebruary 25, 2010 - 7:51 pm

    Becca, this is really beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • JJFebruary 25, 2010 - 8:03 pm

    What a great cleaver gift. You rock Becca!!!!ReplyCancel

  • HildaFebruary 25, 2010 - 8:16 pm

    Lovely Box Becca.
    Weepy film.The Green Mile.

  • Linda C.February 25, 2010 - 8:28 pm

    You just reek artistic talent, inspiration & loads of mojo! Love this box!ReplyCancel

  • Barb HardemanFebruary 25, 2010 - 10:35 pm

    Oh, Becca, this is just so gorgeous! All those little boxes, hand made and just so sweet tucked into your larger box! A beautiful gift, lovingly made. Do you ever have a hard time parting with your creations?ReplyCancel

  • Judee HaniganFebruary 25, 2010 - 11:37 pm

    Oh Bec I really think you were given a double-dose (or more) of creative talent. How absolutely beautiful – I would never have thought to make something like this. Oh how I wish … …ReplyCancel

  • DebbyFebruary 25, 2010 - 11:41 pm

    “This is just breathe taking. Love it! Thanks for sharing, now I am going to have to try this one.
    Angel hugs

  • Jocelan PerryFebruary 25, 2010 - 11:45 pm

    Lovely once again,your talent is amazing.
    Jocelan PReplyCancel

  • pam barkerFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:24 am

    beautiful. I know my Mom would love to receive this!:)

    Thanks for sharing
    God Bless
    Pam BarkerReplyCancel

  • ESTHERFebruary 26, 2010 - 12:55 am

    Hi Becca,

    As a child, the movie,”Heidi” always made me cry. Just the thought of seeing her being taken away from her grandfather, made my heart ache.

    Thank you for taking me back down memory lane.ReplyCancel

  • Debi MillerFebruary 26, 2010 - 1:08 am

    Okay, one more movie…”Kramer vs Kramer”. This was a tear jerker for me.ReplyCancel

  • Diane HovFebruary 26, 2010 - 1:24 am

    Gorgeous!!! Love the colors and what a fantastic idea with those little candles!!!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisFebruary 26, 2010 - 4:52 am

    This is so pretty, Becca. Just-Rite has some great images out, don’t they. I appreciate the copic color chart. This really makes a wonderful gift idea too. I love the wrought iron chair the gift box is displayed on. TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • SallyFebruary 26, 2010 - 5:55 am

    Beautiful boxes…as for adverts here in the UK we are plagued by once company advert “Go compare” now that makes me cry..but with frustration its the worst advert yet! lolReplyCancel

  • Karen from OntarioFebruary 26, 2010 - 6:00 am

    how lovely…..great colours too….ReplyCancel

  • Anita HoldenFebruary 26, 2010 - 7:17 am

    Beautiful – as usual!

    Just wanted you to know that I wasn’t able to add movies yesterday or today – I guess because there have been so many responses. :-)

    I wanted to say Passion of Christ was definitely one that made me cry! I’m usually one to watch funny movies (like Tyler Perry movies with Madea are hilarious!).

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Be blessed!ReplyCancel

  • Kim BFebruary 26, 2010 - 8:06 am

    Holy Moly! This box is gorgeous! I think it could be the present by itself. You are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterFebruary 26, 2010 - 8:22 am

    Wow such awesome packaging, what a fantastic way to give some candles!ReplyCancel

  • AnnaFebruary 26, 2010 - 8:25 am

    When do you sleep????? I know that box took more than an hour! Just so pretty and clever, you never cease to amaze me.

    Looking forward ( and hoping a lot) to receive my blog candy!

    Another weepy movie. How about the new one, “Dear John”. It was a really close version of the book.

    Happy happy weekend!ReplyCancel

  • MariLynnFebruary 26, 2010 - 9:13 am

    This project is stunning. WOW!ReplyCancel

  • kathy herrickFebruary 26, 2010 - 11:33 am

    i just thought of another one – “the messenger” starring woody haralson.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy KnechtFebruary 26, 2010 - 11:55 am

    Steel Magnolias is a good tear jerker. I don’t know if I want to watch it again because of it. Another good one is with Bett Midler but for the life of me I can’t think of the movie. It way so a tissue movie.ReplyCancel

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  • Charlette FinleyFebruary 26, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    Becca this box is amazing!!!! I wish I lived near you so I could come play with you everyday! Your cards and projects really wow me! Thanks so much for always sharing with us all. I truly check your blog every morning to start my day. Have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • SueFebruary 26, 2010 - 3:15 pm

    Becca- Did you also construct the acrylic box (s)? Do tell… please!ReplyCancel

  • NevaFebruary 26, 2010 - 4:18 pm

    Yikes! What an idea explosion this caused! Gotta file this one for sure.


  • Cindy H.February 26, 2010 - 4:20 pm

    You do create the most amazing creations! This is absolutely fantastic!!! I love it. tfsReplyCancel

  • LoriFebruary 26, 2010 - 4:56 pm

    The commercial that always gets me is the Folgers commercial at Christmas time when the son comes home after being gone for a long time and the mom comes downstairs when she smells the coffee and sees him.ReplyCancel

  • JulieFebruary 26, 2010 - 5:18 pm

    You are so creative! I love to visit you site for inspiration. Thanks for sharing your talents that God gave you with all of us!ReplyCancel

  • HildaFebruary 26, 2010 - 8:08 pm

    Beautiful Becca but then again all you’re work is beautiful.

    Weepy film ‘Passion of the Christ’


  • Pam HeroldFebruary 26, 2010 - 8:32 pm

    You are so talented. Wish I could come up with such great ideas. Great project for gift giving. Movie(?) Canvas
    Have a great dayReplyCancel

  • AnnFebruary 27, 2010 - 11:10 am

    I absolutely love this. You are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideFebruary 27, 2010 - 5:21 pm

    what a pretty box. wouldnt mind knowing how to do that one either. this may be pretty dumb question but is acetate the same as transparency papers? love the colors and size.

  • AnnMarch 3, 2010 - 8:44 am

    I look forward to seeing a tutorial on this project as well! I am always amazed at how you come up with these ideas! Wonderful projects!ReplyCancel