Thursday, October 24, 2013

My WorkBox Story!

Once upon a time, there was an Army family living in Georgia. After three Iraqi deployments (the last one lasting 15 months!!), Mr. Man thought that Crafty Mama deserved a reward for keeping everything, and everyone, going through it all. Crafty Mama, of course, agreed! What she really wanted was a WorkBox, but knowing how expensive they were, especially on a military family income, she didn’t think it was going to be possible. But Mr. Man hates disappointing his Queen, and decided to give the company a call. After explaining the situation to them, they generously offered a discount for us, as well as free shipping. YAY!!!

A couple of weeks later, a huge Fed-Ex truck pulled up to the house, and Mr. Man was there to help unload the cherished prize!

Don't you just adore a man in uniform??

Smile for the crazy Crafty Mama!!

Mr. Man bringing up all four HEAVY boxes to the new Stamping Studio!

Lots of work, but together we built it!

Now it was time for some "alone time" - just the WorkBox and Crafty Mama!

All finished and ready to be filled up!

TA DA!!!! The Stamping Studio is born!

Only a year later, this Army family got orders to Italy!!! Dream.Come.True!! This house was much, much smaller though!
And this small empty room...


…became the “catch all” for the movers!!! The entire room was filled with….well, everything! You couldn’t even step into the room!
But you know that Crafty Mama wasn’t going to let that stop her!! Oh no! Quickly she set everything up in the whole house…..including her new Stamping Studio!  Smaller? Yes. Still fabulous? Absolutely!!! After two years in Italy, this Army family was on the move yet again. This time to Germany!
   
*sigh* Yet another moving disaster to organize!!!


Which of course Crafty Mama did in record time!! NOTHING stops Crafty Mama!!  
And this is where you can find her most days, crafting on her beloved WorkBox, making cards and other paper crafts for family and friends! All because one man loved her enough to make her every dream come true, and because one company was gracious enough to help him do it. 
 
Where will Crafty Mama move next??? Only time will tell! But her WorkBox will be coming along for the ride! And they all lived happily, craftily, ever after!!!

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Scrapbox asked for my "story" after appearing on their Facebook page. This is what I sent them! If you would like a WorkBox or MiniBox of your own, they are currently ON SALE right now through Nov 2nd!! Save 20% plus get free continental US shipping!!! Click HERE for more info and to order!

I was not paid for this blog post, nor did I receive any form of compensation!

12 comments:

Intense Guy said...

Nice to see you back!

I would be surprised to hear that you ever want to move again!!

Kruemel said...

Just an amazing story - and true love (from Mr. Man to you but also from you to your Workbox ;))

Hugs
Kathrin

Cary said...

Love it! Makes my day!

Heidi Weaver said...

Mr. Man is really looking after you. Love it. How nice of the company to be so generous, too. Looks as if the "box" is making your life a really happy place. *hugs*

Lisa said...

Holy cow! That is a crafters dream come true! On another note, I saw someone post about the new card kits from Stampin' up...everything you need...precut. That is genius!

AliceKay said...

Cool "story". Glad it had a happy ending. :)

Christina Wernstrum said...

LOL well my favorite part is the pictures...seeing Bellas toys slowly being moved OUT of the shelf. Us crafty mamas have no room to share in that area of our life!

Linda Callahan said...

This made me smile!

Heatherlyn said...

Wow! That is awesome! I loved this post!

Deanna said...

I remember well when you first got your work box. Great story!

Rita said...

So that's the story! And an awesome one it is. :)

Gail said...

Haha, just read this!
Wonderful story & I'm jealous!
Those workboxes are just as amazing as I thought they were!