Boise Race for the Cure and an Upcycled Blue Moon 6-Pack

Before I show you my upcycled Blue Moon 6-pack, I just had to share this photo of my friend Linda Ledbetter of Studio L3 who was a participant in the Race for the Cure in Boise, Idaho today wearing my name on her back.  


I am just so honored for her to be celebrating my survival of this awful disease called breast cancer.  Here is my sweet friend giving the thumbs up.  Thank you.  


Now really folks, how can I NOT continue the fight with support like this?! . . .
photo stolen from Linda's twitter page this morning!
At the end of my last blog post I showed you this . . .
This is what it looks like now holding art supplies that can be ready to go at a moment's notice . . .
Products used: Claudine Hellmuth's Sable Brown and Traditional Tan Studio paints, Tim Holtz Paper Stash Crowded Attic, Idea-ology Tissue Tapes (various), Idea-ology Ornate Plates, Fragments, Glossy Accents, Inkssentials Wonder Tape, Idea-ology Metal Corners, vintage ruler pieces,  findings, a custom laser wood cut, a rub-on and bubble wrap.


And I reinforced the bottom with some recycled corrugated cardboard . . .
The month of May is Inspiration Emporium's packaging challenge.  Stop by our blog and join in the fun to win $50 in Emporium dollars!  The challenge started this past Friday and will end on June 5th at midnight.  We all have packaging so what are you waiting for - upcycle!


Happy Mother's Day Weekend 

19 comments:

Nancy Lynn said...

Wow, the Blue Moon holder is fantastic.

Yay for Linda celebrating your victory in kicking Cancer's Butt. You so deserve the recognition. I am so proud of you and I pray for you daily.

TiffanyJane said...

Hiya Sweet Sherry!!

That was so sweet of your friend Linda to wear your name on her back in the Race for the Cure!
I love what you did with the Blue Moon 6 pack!!! It looks soooo Cool!

Hope you are GOOD!!!!
Happy Weekend to you~~!
xo Tiff

Vic said...

Love what you did with the Blue Moon carrier. I have a wine six-pack that might look good re-purposed.

Linda (& you) rock! Keep on keepin' on!

Mary-Beth said...

Fabulous carrier Sherry, wonderful idea for upcycling!!! And congratulations for getting the all clear and how sweet of Linda for wearing your name! Keep it up!

B-Jo said...

Thanks for sharing, this is awesome, I may have to try something like this, I really like it!!! Also. congrats on being a survivor, I am one too. Diagnosed in Nov 2009, had the last surgery, my reconstruction on left and reduction on right in March... Just looking forward, dealing with chemo brain, also known as chemonesia (heard that today from another survivor), and trying to find my oomph (it disappeared through much of this--too much anesthesia I think). Love the ATT group!

Helen said...

Wow, your carry all looks fab now! What a great idea. I knew whatever your turned it into would be amazing. & Well done Linda, too.

Karen said...

That's a great art carrier! I see lots of lovely boxes made that I know wouldn't last 5 mins with me as I am always carrying art supplies around but this is really practical and inspirational. TFS
And well done Linda too: Don't where she gets all her energy from !

Eileen said...

First of all, the carrier is both beautiful and useful and I'm sure there will be lots of us copying that idea as soon as we're finished drinking, LOL.
Linda is such a wonderful, creative, energetic person, and I love that photo of her with your name on her back. What a great friend!

Peggy Alborn said...

Copying! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sherry, it was an honor to race for you! You are so very loved, such an inspiration to us all... truly a Shining Star!!!

Your upcycled 6-pack holder is truly one of the coolest, most clever things I've seen, and I can't wait to put Scott's next beer purchase to good, artistic use! Absolutely brilliant, honey!!!

Leslie said...

This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Createology said...

First of all, what an honor for Linda to have run the cure in your name. Prayers for cancer cures. Your art container is just fabulous. I love how you reinforced the bottom and decorated the entire carton. Great idea to have supplies at the ready. Marvelous May to you...

Paper Squirrel said...

Great organizer idea! I've got tons of empty Woodchuck cartons lying around...

Charmingdesigns said...

love your six pack! I am so happy that you beat the big C !!! Congrats on being published!

Marjie K said...

Fabulous use of the carton! Good luck with your fight. Make more art!

Linda said...

Linda is definitely a sweetie and a great friend! You are definitely an inspiration!

Love the carrier! Think I will have to try one! Thank you for the inspiration!

Helen said...

What a way to recycle! I love all the little details that you put into creating that carrier.

kathy/North Carolina said...

My jaw literally dropped! I am so totally going to e-mail my kids and ask them to save me their 6 pack containers! Wowser!!!!!

Shelly Hickox said...

This is such a cool project - you are a total inspiration, Sherry! :-)