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Hi, my name is Sheila Painter and I thank you for checking out my shop.

I was born and raised on a small farm near a very small town called St. Gregor, Saskatchewan. I moved to Calgary as a teenager and have lived here ever since. As long as I can remember I have had a fascination with tools of all kinds. Needless to say, my favorite store is Lee Valley Tools.

I have been a picture framer for about 30 years but it bothered me to see all the waste of small scraps of material, so I started experimenting with cutting and joining the molding in different ways to make use of the scraps and to create something other than picture frames. Hence - the boxes! I get inspiration from everyone and everything around me. Someone talking about their favorite pastime, playing their favorite sport, weddings, kids, etc. etc. and I think…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 19
  • Joined November 9, 2010

Favorite materials

Picture Frame Molding, Mat Board, Gator Board, Wood, Glass, Leather, Suede, Foam Core, Odds and Ends of Anything and Everything

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About

Hi, my name is Sheila Painter and I thank you for checking out my shop.

I was born and raised on a small farm near a very small town called St. Gregor, Saskatchewan. I moved to Calgary as a teenager and have lived here ever since. As long as I can remember I have had a fascination with tools of all kinds. Needless to say, my favorite store is Lee Valley Tools.

I have been a picture framer for about 30 years but it bothered me to see all the waste of small scraps of material, so I started experimenting with cutting and joining the molding in different ways to make use of the scraps and to create something other than picture frames. Hence - the boxes! I get inspiration from everyone and everything around me. Someone talking about their favorite pastime, playing their favorite sport, weddings, kids, etc. etc. and I think "hmm, how can I incorporate that theme into a box" ...... and the wheels start turning. Sometimes I have a plan immediately and sometimes it takes weeks or months for everything to fall into place.

You will find in my shop - Keepsake/memory boxes, pet urn/memory boxes, business card holders, unique photo frames with hand-carved mats and a variety of other items. These items are all heirloom quality, one-of-a-kind and can be custom-made and personalized to suit your needs.

Keepsake/memory boxes are a very personal gift treasured by those who receive them. They are a wonderful gift for any special occasion. If you have lost a loved one, design your own personal memory box. A wooden memory box, with a name and special message or personal saying and a photo will keep them in your heart and memory forever.

Thank you for visiting my store. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or a custom request.

You may also view photo's of other custom-made memory boxes on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/acutabovecalgary)

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