Friday, June 29, 2012

Repurposed Mirror

I'm currently in the middle of doing a few updates in my studio and I have been searching for something pretty to hang above my desk. I have had an old mirror with a gold ornate frame sitting in our sun porch forever collecting dust. I decided to transform it into something useful. I removed the mirror and painted the frame with white spray paint. I cut some foam core to size and covered it with the material I chose for my new curtains. I painted out some chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby that I have had forever with pink paint which is the accent color in my room. I think the result turned out beautifully!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Birthday Layout

I'm taking advantage of the creative mood I have been in to do an actual 12x12 layout. The pictures are from my daughter and her boyfriends birthday lunch. Their birthdays happen to be a day apart!

I started with white cardstock and added some India ink paint splatters. Next I sprayed on some Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mist. I used washi tape to make some borders and accents along with a paper doily and some sequins from my stash. I added in some black glitter alphas and some red tiny type alphas for the title. The butterfly is a TH movers die. Last I got out my sewing machine and added some stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Dollar Tree Shadow Box

I picked up this little wooden shadow box at the Dollar Tree a while back. Since then it's just been sitting in my craft room collecting dust. Today I decided it was time his little $1 it's got a transformation. I painted the box with vanilla craft paint and used a MME Miss Caroline 6x6 paper pad to back all the little compartments. I scoured through my stash for items that looked vintage and matched the papers I chose. I used some TH bingo chips, kaiser craft die cuts, Authentique alpha stickers, washi tapes, bakers twine and a few vintage items from my stash. I distressed it with some vintage photo Distress Ink and there you have it. A new decoration for my space!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Mail

Don't you just love it when the mail comes and it's something good. Today my Amy Tangerine Hug Life Daybook came and I am in love with it! Im not sure exactly what I'm going to put inside yet but it makes me HAPPY!