Vintage Altered Box + a giveaway!

Hello everyone and Happy GOURGE Thursday!!

OK so today i decided to make an alter box because i feel as if I’m abandoning YouTube LOL!!! Trust me I’m not and there are alot more vids to come!!! This box was a super fun box to make and please watch the video below for all the info on the products i used and how to make it!! I just got my VERY LARGE order of LindyStampGang in yesterday and im LOVING IT!! Remember how i said i wasnt going to buy anything else for a while. WELL……. I LIED!! HEHE i bought all the moon shadows and like 25 starbursts and 15 ink pots LOL!! O WELL i saved my money and spent it again. Better start saving for a Accucut!! ( I will be doing a vid tomorrow on how to i store my Lindys, Copics and other Inks!)

So I’m gonna have a quick giveaway to hold you all off until the major one!! I know I’ve reached 1,000 followers and I’m so excited but I’m putting together my Favorite things package for you all (Not the company my favorite things as in my most favorite products!!) HEHE anyways heres today giveaway!! Just leave a comment and let me know what YouTube videos you would like to see more of!! –

The winner will receive an AMAZING Sampler Set from LindyStampGang in the Metallic Browns!! YAY it includes a Moon Shadow, 2 Starburst Stains and a Mica!!
Make sure to leave a comment
Thanks so much everyone


  1. April 21, 2011 / 8:51 am

    Great job on the altered box – beautiful! Love your minis and would always love to see more vids on them.

  2. April 21, 2011 / 8:51 am

    well I prefer videos of you making something- like the box one

  3. April 21, 2011 / 8:56 am

    Wonderful Box! My favorite videos are the “in the making” videos where we watch you in high speed complete a project from start to finish. The transformation is inspiring.

  4. Lorraine
    April 21, 2011 / 9:06 am

    Hi Drew,

    I’d like to watch you using the Lindy’s. Also, I love seeing your vids of mini-albums. Congrats on your 1,000th follower.

  5. April 21, 2011 / 9:19 am

    WOWZA!! Love the box!!! Great job!! I’m embarrased to admit that I’ve never seen the Moon Shadows and the other products before! I love the videos made “on the fly” that is, where we get to see the creative process at work. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. April 21, 2011 / 9:31 am

    WOW!!! That box is GORGEOUS!!!!! I seriously LOVE it!!! You did an amazing job on it!!

    I like the type of videos where you do a project with talking and explanations rather than the super fast ones. The projects you make in the super fast ones are gorgeous, like the box, but as for watching the videos, I like the more personal touch of hearing your voice and personality. It’s more fun, too!! πŸ™‚
    Thank you so much for all the wonderful inspiration you give us all the time. It is very much appreciated!!

  7. April 21, 2011 / 9:43 am

    I forgot to leave my contact info.

    Michele R. (Ca.)
    LuvkittysFandF at gmail dot com

  8. April 21, 2011 / 9:54 am

    Drew~ I like all your videos, but I would really like to see ones where you use the kit club products. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the opportunity to win something I probably would not have bought for myself. πŸ™‚
    Shannon B
    slbradle @ aol dot com

  9. April 21, 2011 / 10:22 am

    Drew, what a beautiful altered box! Great job. Looking forward to watching the vid.

  10. April 21, 2011 / 10:51 am

    This box is wonderful–you are so talented.
    Would love to see more on mica. I’ve had all these pretty little jars of the stuff sitting here for years. I saw it demoed with a glue pad and heat gun, I think.

  11. April 21, 2011 / 11:06 am

    Drew I love all your vids, but my favorites are when you show start to finish of projects and minis. I just love lindy’s but only have one try me set so this would be awesome!! Love the box by the way!!

  12. Peggy
    April 21, 2011 / 11:08 am

    Drew, I totally loved this vid…….not only is the project gorge, the music added to the drama of the creative process. Nice change of pace to keep us interested while learning.
    I too like the videos in which you talk us through the steps of the project while demonstrating the use of various products.

  13. April 21, 2011 / 11:33 am

    Love Love your altered box here~!! I am on the search for one so I can make one myself, thank you for such a great video. Donna

  14. April 21, 2011 / 11:51 am

    I like tutorials of you talking. Personally I like a tutorial with several parts – as in making a mini over a week long period. Just being selfish though as I can only imagine how much work would be involved. Love all your stuff Drew.

  15. Anonymous
    April 21, 2011 / 11:54 am

    love all your videos, i really enjoy cars making. like to see more of those, especially vintage cards.
    thanks for all you share with all of us.

  16. April 21, 2011 / 12:10 pm

    Hi Drew,
    Just started watching your vids and they are great! Getting some good ideas. New into paper crafting don’t know what all else there is to know. Can’t wait to have time to watch this one.

  17. April 21, 2011 / 12:21 pm

    It dosnt matter the videos you do are always great. Oh hang on maybe more feature videos like on new stuff such as your lindy stamp gang.

  18. April 21, 2011 / 12:24 pm

    That box is so cute.

    Love your videos I’m learning alot

  19. April 21, 2011 / 12:42 pm

    Wow!! love the box. the flowers are so pretty.
    I would love to see a video. still new at all this and I think the video’s makes it easier to follow.

  20. April 21, 2011 / 12:45 pm

    Hi Drew! Please count me in for your giveaway. Love your both your YouTube videos and UStream classes! As for what I would like to see?.. Just ANY kind of tutorials, from the simplest things right on up to the most difficult, or the most latest-n-greatest techniques! ~tina

  21. Mindy
    April 21, 2011 / 12:47 pm

    I recently found and joined your website and am I ever hooked. So anything you’d like to share, I’m there watching!
    Thanks for your creativity!

  22. April 21, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    Hey Drew… I would love to see some “from start to finish” Like Kathy Orta did in her 9 part series. I think that would be great… i love to see how you work and you projects are always so beautiful!!! Thanks Linda

  23. April 21, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    Right now I’m totally hooked on minis, but anything with new techniques or tips and tricks would be great, you know we will watch anyway!
    Gloria H

  24. April 21, 2011 / 1:27 pm

    What a beautiful box. Another great project Drew! Have been following all your classes and YT. You are a very talented crafter. Would love to try the products you are giving away. Bridget

  25. April 21, 2011 / 1:43 pm

    What a great box! I just started watching you a couple of weeks ago and I must say I’m impressed. I like all of your video’s so far. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  26. April 21, 2011 / 2:00 pm

    Effortless beauty–love the fast and silent vid and the slow talkies too–Watching your demonstrations helps to loosen my crafty self

  27. April 21, 2011 / 2:03 pm

    Love your mini album videos and would always like to see more. I also am enjoying your ning site.
    Congrats on the 1000.


  28. April 21, 2011 / 2:27 pm

    Hi Drew!
    I am amazed by your creativity!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent! I would love to see more ideas for boys! Loved your live show on the acrylic album the other day! Keep those boy ideas coming!!!!
    Jeanne =)

  29. April 21, 2011 / 2:39 pm

    That box is to die for!! I only found you a week ago and have been staying up late at night to watch your them! I’ve got satellite internet which limits bandwidth use except the hours of 1 am to 6 am. I’m glad I’m free to stay up all night watching you but hate that I can’t join your classes when they’re live. My favorite thing to watch is altered items..lots of inspiration for me!

  30. April 21, 2011 / 2:52 pm


    Love this box! Iwould looooove to see more of your awesome mini albums! And please…I know it is early…but I loved your XMAS card series as well. It was chuck full of inspiration and I made everything you created! Big Scrappy hugs!

  31. April 21, 2011 / 2:55 pm

    great box,
    I saw a accucut on craigslist somewhere a few weeks ago- not sure where but maybe worth looking…

  32. serenabee
    April 21, 2011 / 3:04 pm

    Hey Drew,

    thanks for this giveaway.
    I’d like to see more youtube videos of tutorials where you make things like your awesome mini albums!

    congrats on reaching 1000!

    Take care,

  33. April 21, 2011 / 3:06 pm

    I love anything altered that is actually functional. If it isn’t functional, what is it’s purpose except to collect dust? Right? πŸ™‚
    Altered frames are some of the things I love to make and they make great gifts too! πŸ™‚
    Congrats on your 1000 followers!
    Lynn AKA passionwriter70 on YT and Creative Expressions by Lynn and or Handmade Creations by Lynn
    Have a fab day!

  34. April 21, 2011 / 3:10 pm

    I heart your aLtered box….i especiaLLy heart when you do the videos in the making of your project….TFI…..

  35. April 21, 2011 / 3:18 pm

    Wow, your box is beautiful! I love all the work you did with it. You have given me a few ideas! Great project!

  36. April 21, 2011 / 3:22 pm

    Wow, that box turned out gorgeous! Love your videos. Keep ’em coming and thanks for the chance to win.

  37. April 21, 2011 / 3:42 pm

    all of your things turn out beautiful. love to watch you on u-tube. thanks for chance

  38. April 21, 2011 / 3:45 pm

    Fab box, would love to try these products using the techniques you have shown, you are an amazing creative person, keep up the vids lol. Margaret Ann

  39. April 21, 2011 / 4:04 pm

    I enjoy watching you create, your talent is amazing!

    iamvictorias at gmail dot com

  40. Diana Simons
    April 21, 2011 / 4:05 pm

    Love the box. I have that box and now I know what to do with it. THANKS!

  41. April 21, 2011 / 4:18 pm

    Congrats I mostly watch videos of any project. Thanks!

  42. Anonymous
    April 21, 2011 / 4:27 pm

    drew the box is absolutely beautiful! i would like to see more videos on mini albums and creating your own embellishments for them. thanks.

    ceci (glam6)

  43. April 21, 2011 / 4:35 pm

    Hi Drew! Another great project there! I wish I had a son who loved to craft like you do! I would love to see more on your monthly kit clubs and what you do with them. Also, some techniques that you can do with the new lindy stuff! I recently heard of lindy myself and saw the walnut stain ones in action… wow!!! Great stuff!!! Cant wait to see whats next!!! And glad you are thinking of us you-tubers πŸ™‚

    Cheri Lynn

  44. Anonymous
    April 21, 2011 / 4:37 pm

    Hi Drew! Im a fan of your works, since the cricut card making days. I’ve watch how you’ve evolved as a crafter and I enjoy watching them all. I go over to your site everyday and check if you have new creations.LOL. Awesome work! Im looking forward to your shabby chic birdcage album with fence edges tutorial. That’s my most favorite thus far. So GOURGE! Your Ustream classes rock and so fun! Thanks for your generosity:).

  45. April 21, 2011 / 5:00 pm

    In the words of yourself how GOURGE!!! I love it! Great job! I love all of your videos. I would like to see more start to finish vids on mini’s, altered items, etc. Congradulations on 1000 followers, thats awesome.

  46. April 21, 2011 / 5:04 pm

    You are so flippin’ talented! I love minibooks, so I would love to see more minis. BTW, loved the mixed media album video you made earlier this week! Thanks so much for sharing your time and talent!

  47. April 21, 2011 / 5:10 pm

    Hey Drew, Congrats on 1000. The vintage box is “gorge” and your talent is impressive. I learn techniques in all your videos, with a personal favorite being the ustream shows. It’s nice you create for youtube too. I’d like to see more of your scrapbook pages – do you do 12×12? Thanks and Best wishes.

  48. April 21, 2011 / 6:40 pm

    Drew so proud of your accomplishments. Congratulations on hitting 1000. I tell all my scrappy friends about your talent. Glad to see a new video. I love your techniques.

  49. April 21, 2011 / 7:04 pm

    Drew, I always love your ideas and they are so inspiring. I love all your videos. I always enjoy the most in watching boxes alterations.

  50. April 21, 2011 / 7:09 pm

    Hey Drew…I would like to see more paper bag albums, LOL!!!!

    Angie (QueenBeesCreations)

  51. KimMJ
    April 21, 2011 / 7:09 pm

    I absolutely love the box, just gorgeous! Would love to see more mini’s. I am also always searching new ways to use all my Tim Holtz products (inks etc).

    I really enjoy watching all of your videos no matter what they are. Thanx for the inspiration!


  52. Anonymous
    April 21, 2011 / 8:11 pm

    Love your Video and that Box! I would love to see more Altered Boxes.


  53. April 21, 2011 / 8:15 pm

    That box is soooo super pretty! And more box vids! there are so many things to do with boxes would like to have some more ideas πŸ™‚

  54. April 21, 2011 / 8:32 pm

    Wow Drew! Super gourge! Looking forward to seeimg you make some more of these beauties! TFS!

  55. Anonymous
    April 21, 2011 / 8:36 pm

    Absolutely stuning!!
    I do so love the way you use these beautiful flowers. Really enjoy the albums!

  56. April 21, 2011 / 9:03 pm

    The box is absolutely fab! πŸ™‚
    Love the way the LSG products just “melted” in to the wood! Gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for showing and inspiering!

  57. April 21, 2011 / 10:12 pm

    Drew, I have been following your blog, FB posts, and YT videos for a while and I LOVE all of it! You inspire my daughter, who is 10 years old!

    I love all of your projects and videos, so it is hard for me to choose. I would rather be amazed by your creativity! However, can I ask you to please post YT videos. I can’t get UStream to load properly here. It is really jumpy and cuts out too much.

    Thanks for all teh ideas and inspiration! Love it all!

  58. April 21, 2011 / 10:39 pm

    All of your videos are good. Just keep up the good work…

    A BIG THANK YOU for all of your information that you so kindly share with us too.

    XO, Jill

  59. Linda D
    April 21, 2011 / 11:07 pm

    I love your card tutorials and your mini album video was fantastic!
    I’d like to see more videos of different mini albums.

  60. Shelly W.
    April 21, 2011 / 11:37 pm

    Your box is beautiful, great job! I like How To Videos!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!

  61. Anonymous
    April 22, 2011 / 12:11 am

    That box is awesome!
    I’d love to win some goodies πŸ™‚
    Im in a total mini album phase atm so I guess I’d like to see more vids on them using different techniques etc, I love your videos, your so funny!


  62. April 22, 2011 / 12:18 am

    Hey Drew!!! I love this project!! And aren’t Lindy’s amazing? LOL. Congrats on your 1,000 followers and I really look forward to seeing more of your tutorial videos!! Very inspiring! -Hazelle

  63. April 22, 2011 / 12:40 am

    Wow Drew, I’ve had that same box sitting in the closet for months. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I’m gong to save some cash and purchase some of those products. But it would be nice to have a Drew Original. Yippiee

  64. April 22, 2011 / 12:48 am

    love your work, i would love to see more vid’s of altering products as boxes, etc. but i beleive in letting an artist be free to express themselves.
    linda in tx

  65. April 22, 2011 / 1:42 am

    Love the box! It would be great to have more videos on different ways to use all these products we all have accumulated. Keep up the fantastic work you do!

  66. April 22, 2011 / 1:58 am

    Love the box and would love to use the Lindy stamp gang sprays! Would love to see more altering done!

  67. April 22, 2011 / 2:39 am

    Absolutely love the box. Congrats on the 1000. I enjoy all your videos, but especially how you just keep on going with it when things don’t quite do as planned. I can’t pick just one. You have proved yourself in all of them. You are definitely going places. Good luck and God Bless.

  68. April 22, 2011 / 2:39 am

    I love seeing all of your mini albums and hauls so would LOVE to more of them of course πŸ™‚

  69. April 22, 2011 / 3:02 am

    hi drew ,i love everything you make ,i have a 5 year old boy ,and i love all the boys stuff you make ,you last mini is awesome ,but this altered box is beautiful ,you’re very talented ,i love your work ,keep it up !!!!! you’re awesome drew and thank you for sharing ….

  70. April 22, 2011 / 3:44 am

    I love the box. I am thinking, to keep dust out, I would cut a piece of transparency to fit over the mesh top before I add embellishments. This would make a lovely and one of a kind mothers’ day gift to anyone.
    Thanks for sharing your gift.

  71. April 22, 2011 / 4:32 am

    Wow! I’d never heard of LSG before this…but just spent a good hour on their site, LOL! Thanks for the video, I’m now watching all of yours that I can. I love the Ustream classes and this was fun too…keep up the great work!

  72. April 22, 2011 / 4:36 am

    It’s Gourge!! Great job. I like your videos and would love to see more of minis in the making. Thanks for the inspiration.

  73. April 22, 2011 / 4:41 am

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  74. April 22, 2011 / 5:18 am

    Awesome altered box. I am glad to hear there are more vids on the way!! thanks for sharing

  75. April 22, 2011 / 5:47 am

    LOVE LOVE Your Classes, I have learned so much and very nice Ideas.
    Please Keep making the videos they are great for us newbies. The Altered box was beautiful and I went and bought a box today to try to do something like you did.
    Waiting for more great ideas from you

  76. Becki
    April 22, 2011 / 11:08 am

    Love the box Drew!!! I love altering things, please consider showing more. And I absolutely love the inks used on this project, going to the website to check them out now! lol.

    Keep creating,

  77. Holly T
    April 22, 2011 / 12:57 pm

    Love the box, enjoy watching videos of you making items.

  78. April 22, 2011 / 3:43 pm

    This is a beautiful box! Great work!

  79. April 22, 2011 / 3:49 pm

    Love the altered box, beautiful. Would love to see more mini’ them!!

  80. April 22, 2011 / 4:22 pm

    Always love to find new videos. Where did you get the box and do you always buy mostly white flowers and color mist?

  81. April 22, 2011 / 4:38 pm

    Love the altered box. What youtube videos would I like to see more of? That’s a tricky one. I love all the videos you have up to date. Just continue to keep sharing your work on youtube. πŸ™‚

  82. April 22, 2011 / 5:39 pm

    Love the box, Drew. I would like to see more altered projects like the box. This is the perfect giveaway too since I have not tried LSG products. Thank you for the chance to win some. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  83. Nikki Harris
    April 22, 2011 / 5:51 pm

    Drew,you are so creative. I enjoy your videos very much. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

  84. April 22, 2011 / 6:29 pm

    Drew – just found your site and your beautiful work. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us. Denise from Spring Hill, FL

  85. April 22, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    Just found your you tube channel. I have a lot of video’s to watch to catch up. Love the box you made. Those mists are wonderful. Just became a follower too of your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  86. April 22, 2011 / 11:00 pm

    I LOVE this box!! I love videos like this! Hyper-speed! LOL I love videos like this where you just watching things being created and the whole process πŸ™‚

  87. Annick P.
    April 23, 2011 / 12:40 am

    I love your box Drew. Thank you for all your videos and classes. Continue your good work.

  88. April 23, 2011 / 12:52 am

    Thank you so much for the inspiration and time you put in your blog. I am a HUGE fan!! I love all the videos you do….just keep on do an awesome job. Good luck everyone!

  89. April 23, 2011 / 2:21 am

    Thanks for the giveaway – I love your videos! I like mini-albums and cards (birthday & thank you) Thanks for all you share.

  90. April 23, 2011 / 2:38 am

    Drew, I love all your videos. You take the time to explain what you are doing, and are so personable and funny! Keep them coming!

  91. April 23, 2011 / 3:19 am

    please keep on making video’s that are geared towards “males”. Most of the video’s made seems really geared towards females but for those of us with sons or men that we’d like to make some GOURGE yet fun altered art pieces for… we need your inspiration! Thanks for all you do! Keep it coming.

  92. April 23, 2011 / 3:59 am

    Drew, I am always happy to see that you’ve posted another youtube video and ANY of your altered projects I’m excited to see. Keep up the great work, you always continue to amaze me! You are a talented & generous young man!!

  93. April 23, 2011 / 7:00 am

    well I am so happy to have found you! love that box, great giveaway, and wonderful tuts for us…ty ty ty…You ROCK! ty for a chance too… waiting on my flower order xo

  94. April 23, 2011 / 6:31 pm

    Your box is beautiful! You have so much talent. I would love to see more altered projects like this one in your videos.

  95. April 24, 2011 / 12:57 am

    Congrats! Would love to win this lol! So glad u love lindys arent they fun! I would love to see more mini albums or techniques for ur minis.

  96. April 24, 2011 / 2:50 am

    WOW That isone beautful box

  97. April 24, 2011 / 3:48 am

    I need Lindy’s!!! Haven’t gotten it yet πŸ™‚ I love watching videos of mini albums! Thanks for the chance! yt: annamassie

  98. April 24, 2011 / 4:10 am

    Awesome giveaway, I would luv to win some Lindy’s! Thanks for the chance. I would like to see more tutorials or techniques. I enjoy watching no matter what you decide to do.

  99. April 24, 2011 / 4:32 am

    Super cool box Drew! I love videos that show beginning to end projects! Awesome giveaway! I haven’t tried LSG.
    ~Christina B.

  100. April 24, 2011 / 3:01 pm

    Drew any tutorials you do is fine by me, you inspire us what ever you do! But Lovvve what you did to this box. It really is soo gorge!! Keep the bids coming xx
    Jeanette Aka craftynet

  101. April 24, 2011 / 4:54 pm

    Love your tutorials. I have never tried Lindys but someday I will. Your altered box is fabulous!! Love the flowers. Thank you for being such an inspiration with your videos.

    evl14512 at

  102. Alexandra
    April 24, 2011 / 7:35 pm

    Awesome box, thanks for your videos!

  103. April 24, 2011 / 10:49 pm

    Wow.. amazing box Drew, you rocked this one. great give away, thanks.


  104. April 24, 2011 / 11:08 pm

    Simply GOURGE! love your altered box and would like to win it. Thanks for the chance!

  105. April 25, 2011 / 2:25 am

    Love your vids. Enjoy watching your mini album videos, you’re extremely talented. Keep them coming!


  106. April 25, 2011 / 2:26 am

    OH and just a thought – if you zap those pesky price stickers with your heat gun for a second, they peal right off!!!

  107. April 25, 2011 / 8:27 am

    Hi Drew…

    So young but so talented πŸ˜€
    Love the super fast vids just to watch the transformation taking place right in front of your very own eyes are awesome

  108. April 25, 2011 / 5:58 pm

    Luv that altered box, just another one of your great projects Drew, thx for keeping us inspired.

  109. April 25, 2011 / 6:29 pm

    wow this would be great candy to win i been wanting to try there products thank you girl

  110. April 26, 2011 / 2:21 am

    Love the box! Thanks for a chance to win some awesome Lindy’s!!

    Leslie πŸ™‚

  111. April 26, 2011 / 6:26 pm

    Drew, I absolutely LOVE your stunning creations!! This box is definitely GOURGE!!!

  112. April 27, 2011 / 4:55 am

    Love the box, it’s totes Gourge! I’d love to see more Altered item Videos as they are a ton of fun! Thanks for a chance to win!

  113. April 29, 2011 / 6:15 am

    Drew I love watching your videos and would love to see more of them on your minis. They are GOURGE and I love them all!!!! Hugs!

  114. serenabee
    April 29, 2011 / 8:17 pm

    Hi Drew,

    I was just wondering if the winner has been announced for this giveaway yet?


  115. May 1, 2011 / 3:44 am

    I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the video and the results are great! Therefore I would love to see more altered boxes or frames! You are amazing – hope I win too he he! Hugs-Audrie

  116. May 1, 2011 / 3:57 am

    One more thing Drew – let me know if you want a YouTube video to demo this (I’m girlgeeklovesstampin) but a great product for removing those pesky labels on the bottom of wood boxes is “Un-du” pronounced undo (un-du dot com). It is really quick and easy to remove anything stuck AND if you wait for the thing to dry that you removed it will actually retain the adhesive so that you can restick it!

  117. May 1, 2011 / 4:48 am

    Hi. I really enjoy watching your videos. I guess I would like to see more of the ones where you are making something.

  118. Anonymous
    May 6, 2011 / 7:29 pm

    I love your videos, helps me pull out stuff that I forgot I had, thanks Drew, your awesome!

  119. May 19, 2012 / 6:55 am

    Very nice….I really like your colors. Very vintage.


  120. Anonymous
    March 9, 2013 / 1:07 am

    I liked watching the video. Do you have more how to videos? I loved your humor.