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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Altered Cigar Box

I recently stopped in a local smoke shop to inquire about purchasing a few empty boxes......and they gave me a trunk full of these awesome little wooden cigar boxes for free.  So I decided to alter this one for myself with the Graphic 45 Le Cirque paper line. I used round wooden balls for the feet....cut the little banner on the top with my Cricut, handmade the rosette and adhered all of it to the box with decoupage of course! The little "Admit One" tickets were another freebie find of mine and I have a whole spool of these tickets, so glad I was able to finally use them on something and they go perfectly with this paper. So anyway, I painted the inside of the box with black acrylic paint and then lined the inside bottom of the box with black felt. I plan to put this box on my shelf in my scraproom to hold all my little keepsakes and goodies that my MB friends send to me.
Hope you like it as much as I do! Thanks for looking!

Altered Wooden thread spool holder

I found this wooden thread spool holder over at Goodwill yesterday for 99 cents believe it or not.....and it was just plain unfinished wood, so immediately my wheels started turning on how I could alter it and what I could use this for in my scraproom. So I purchased this little beauty and brought it home and got started altering it. I started off by completely painting it with black acrylic paint, then I decided to use my all time Favorite paper from Graphic 45. This is one of the Sheets of paper from the Le Cirque collection. I adhered the paper with decoupage, sanded the edges and then applied a nice thin coat of decoupage all over to give it a nice finish.  I really didn't want to add too much decoration so I just added pearl flourishes at the top, and then took brown ink and aged the paper to look old. Now that it's finished I plan on going to Michael's and purchasing a bag of unfinished spools and then I want to wrap my cross stitch floss on the spools and store them on this rack. I have tons of floss from when I used to do cross stitch which I now use on buttons and such in my card making and scrapbooking. Because as we all know I am no Suzy homemaker and I don't sew enough to even own this many spools of thread! LOL!!! So anyway, This was my GREAT find for the week and I am super happy with the way it turned out! I think it's going to make an awesome addition to my scraproom! Thanks for looking!

July Summer at the Beach charm swap

I Love making these charms so of course I had to sign up for another charm swap over on the CMB! This month the theme was summer at the BEACH! So instead of going with the normal Blue & Tan that everyone associates with beach theme.....I decided to go with various colors of CORAL! I love how they turned out.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Altered Canvas

This is an 8x8 canvas that I picked up at Michael's and altered for my friend Liz!  I used DCWV Tattered Time paper line and a few misc items from my stash. The birdcage was made with the Tim Holtz birdcage die and then I painted it with a hammered copper spray paint I purchased at Walmart. I also used the TH metal corners and idea-ology metal frame, key and lock. I know Liz likes Butterflies so that is where the inspiration came from for this piece......rather than use the saying "Captured in Time" and place a bird in the cage, I decided to use the clock and Butterfly. Liz loved this canvas when she received it and I had a great time making it .

Here is the Beautiful 12x12 Canvas I received from LIZ in the swap. She used my favorite Graphic 45 paper line and lots of Tim Holtz goodies. I love it! Thanks so much LIZ! Isn't it funny that we both used the TH birdcage but in different ways? Can't wait to hang this in my scraproom!