CHA Day 1!

Here you go guys!

Here are the CHA projects that I did for Tim Holtz Ideaology booth. The first is a wardrobe trunk is created from configuration boxes and has two compartments. In the larger compartment, tags hang like party dresses. There are 12 tags, one for each month. The monthly tags hang individually on the opposite wall each month. Bingo numbers attach magnetically to the pocket watch for the day of the month, creating a perpetual calendar.

The second project is a box or field camera. This camera type was popular in the late 1800’s. This version is also created from Configuration boxes. Photo’s slip into pockets hidden in the folds of the bellows. In the back is a box file with space for more photo’s.

I will post the monthly tags on the blog tomorrow. I am also checking on whether or not I can show you the Graphic 45 projects here on my blog or wait until they show them on their blog.

Both of these projects will be offered as video tutorials after the products used become available.

Thanks for checking these out!


95 thoughts on “CHA Day 1!”

  1. WAUW this is sooooooo awesome once again LAura. You are just incredible girl, and I´m so stunned about these projects here. Sooo gorgeous and genius thought, I´m truely amazed. it´s simply fantastic and such an awesome jjob. Well done hun, you are the one and only, who could ever come up with sch awesome ideas.
    Have a great time while you´re there and just enjoy every minute.

  2. Double WOW! These latest ideas are awesome. I especially love the camera, as my oldest daughter is a photographer, and would love to make one of these for her. You have got so much talent and creativeness under that pretty red hair. Not in my wildest dreams could I come up with any ideas even close to these. I am just so blessed to have you to inspire me and share you ideas and talent with. Thank you so very very much for all you do for us. I hope you have a wonderful time at CHA and bring back even more wonderful ideas.

    May God Bless,
    Pammiebear in Texas

  3. Your submission is nothing less than spectacular. I am grateful to have the opportunity to learn under your tutelage.
    You Go Girl we’re so proud of you ! ((( HUGS )))


  4. Laura,

    Simply put Oh My God!! These are absolutely terrific! I’m just amazed! I mean why would I be amazed, anything you craft totally rocks! I love each and every piece! I can’t wait to learn how to make them! This is so right up my alley! Ahhhhh! Yahooooo! Great job! Tim was right, Insanely Awesome!


  5. Your architecture background is clearly visible in these incredible creations. I’m just worried that some company will spirit you away and we won’t have you on “Team Laura” anymore. I’m sure you are surrounded by ooooohhhs and aaaaaaaahhhhs in person, too. Can’t wait to see what else you’ve got. Drink in all the yumminess and bring us back some more great ideas.

  6. Laura – these are stunning! So original and great use of all Tim’s vintage finds! I love, love, love the vintage luggage case – I can’t wait until you have the pattern available for this baby!!!

  7. How many ways are there to say WOW??? Amazing, astounding, remarkable, wonderful, incredible, marvelous, mind-blowing, staggering…yep…had to get into the thesaurus.

    Laura, these 2 projects of yours are without a doubt some of the most creative things I’ve seen in a LONG, LONG time.

    Congratulations on such marvelous crafting!!!!

  8. WOW! WOW! WOW! Laura!!! These projects are fabulous! I hope you’re going to teach how to make them. I especially would like to make the wardrobe. In my early teens I use to make paper dolls and and outfits for them…I’ve been thinking of doing that again and your wardrobe trunk would be perfect to keep them in. Hope you’re having a great time at CHA.

  9. OMG!!! Laura, this is BEYOND any word I could express… seriously girl, you have outdone yourself this time… and that is going a very long way considering how gorgeous the projects were last time… WOW… THANK YOU for sharing them… you rock!!!!

  10. Laura, WOW you have outdone yourself. I love the trunk, so much to look at and move around. The camera is incredible, great idea for displaying vintage photos. Love both projects and can’t wait to see the tags. Looking forward to seeing your Graphic 45 projects, I now they will be beautiful. TFS

  11. Laura,
    No words,,,,,no words… words…….,., That is just about one of the most creative idea’s I have ever seen. If I just knew how, I would say I am speechless!!! Your trunk needs to contain a copy of Fannie Flagg’s latest book “I Still Dream About You”, A very witty tale revolving around a vintage trunk.

  12. Wow! you are amazing, gorgeous project and I…the camera, it’s great! Bravo Laura, you are the best designer!
    C’est fantastique Laura, quelle imagination, vous êtes la meilleure, la caméra est magnifique, bravo, je suis fan de vos réalisations. Bye…bye..have nice week.

  13. Oh WOW – I think you have outdone yourself! Can hardly wait for these tutorials…both of these would look fabulous beside my mantle clock!… you are having a great time

  14. My husband was stunned and actually asked for the pair as he could “see them on our side unit”
    first time ever he showed any interest although generally supportive in the “if it makes you happy vein!!” This really could be THE one for the boyz!!!Looking forward to more!! Thanks Flower, Debb.

  15. I found you after Tim posted the Steampunk clock some guy made based on the one you made for a previous CHA. I can’t stop coming back. You think so far outside of the box you are in your own world. I love it. I can’t imagine how excited Tim must get- he thinks outside the box but not nearly as far as you do. I get so frustrated trying to find inspiration because so many crafters are making stuff that frankly is far below my skill set but you push it and I love it. My 13 year old daughter and I are about to tackle the castle as a “Queen of Hearts”. She has never been interested in crafting with me (what?!? how did a I get two not-crafty kids?) so I am super excited. I might have to tackle the camera…I can’t believe you went there….really I can’t.

  16. I just stumbled upon you on youtube in December and haven’t been able to take my eyes off of you and your work since. You outdo yourself with each new project. You are an inspiration to all of us. I thought I was going in the direction of jewelry, but you now have me hooked on paper again. I have madly been ordering all new products just because of you.
    WOW!!! I can’t wait to see what you will come up with next!!!

  17. Oh wow! These are amazing…or let me just use another word hehe. I see amazing is being used quite a bit. How bout FANTABULOUS LOL. I love, love, love the camera and the trunk is terrific. You really outdid yourself on these:)
    Which is not surprising. Have fun at CHA.


  18. You continue to blow my mind…All bow to the great and powerful Laura!!!!!You truly are an AMAZING designer….and a HUGE inspiration…You Go Girl!!!!!!

  19. OMG OMG OMG Laura, you are amazing, what else is there to say. You have hit the top you are the master (mastress) I am totally blown away. You are my idol. What you do is absolutely awesome. You always manage to outdo from the year before. All I can say now is you are the best. WOW WOW WOW

  20. Laura,

    You are so amazing!!! I don’t know how you come up with stuff. Each one is so unique.
    I bet Tim was speechless when he saw them.
    Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  21. Wow Wow Wow Laura congratulations you are amazing God Bless you are a excellente artist creater.
    love the camera I can’t wait for you to teach that!!
    Adriana Nj

  22. Oh. My. HECK!! How awesome is this??!! WOW! That’s all I can say! So I’ll say it again. WOW!! I love both of these projects. How brilliant of an idea to use the configuration boxes to make something other than a shadowbox. I’m pinning both of these bad boys to my pinboard. Amazing!

  23. Walking the light fantastic I’d say – truly stunning, a joy to admire and from another galaxy by far. Fabulously original and bursting with creative love. B every proud, savour those masterpieces and have a great time!

  24. Victoria Daniel 1-29-1210:34pm
    I said oh my god. I love it i hope you do class, and i wish i can aford to buy the kit and make it, as always you are the number one, you should get the first price, good luck, have good time in the CHA. You deserve it.

  25. Hi Laura – I had just started looking at your amazing CHA Tim Holtz Project; when my husband walked into the room. He immediately sat down and started to asked what I thought you used to makes these projects. We probably sat for half an hour playing the guessing game and just pouring over how beautifully made your projects are constructed. The long and short of the story is….now my husband wants to help me build both projects once you have your written tutorials out. You really outdid yourself….and that’s saying something when last years projects were as stunningly wonderful.
    Catherine Marshall
    aka beadeddragonfly

  26. Absolutely amazing work! I’m in love with how you used nothing short of genius creativity to create the camera used for holding pictures. This is something you could display in your house rather than placing lots of albums about. LOOOOVE IT!! & thanks for sharing!

  27. Always impressed by your creativity of design! I’m so excited especially about the camera — my hubby is a photographer and I’m hoping you’ll be doing a class on that one. I think it would make a fabulous gift for him to display some of his work! Way to knock it out of the park…TFS!!

  28. Am in love!! Your creativity is amazing and I’m so thankful that you share it with those of us who are “followers” and not “leaders” in the creative department!!! I have already made up my 12 month tags which have some of my own spin on them. Can’t wait until you put up tutorials on the trunk and camera!! PLEASE don’t make us wait too long!!! Thanks again!! You are truly amazing!

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