Altering the House

Nov 5, 2011

I feel like I’m burn­ing the can­dle at both ends, right now. I’ve been work­ing on spe­cial projects, writ­ing instruc­tions for three class­es that I will be teach­ing, next week­end at The Crafty Scrap­per, gath­er­ing sup­plies to kit for the class­es and try­ing to fin­ish up this Hal­loween Mini Album. So tonight I fin­ished alter­ing the house and thought I would share it now instead of wait­ing until Mon­day. I cov­ered the major­i­ty of the chip­board house using this Hal­loween 2011 pat­terned paper by JBS Mer­can­tile. The small sec­tions are per­fect to alter the house and pump­kin. The owl and stars on the roof are from this pat­terned paper. After I cov­ered the house with pat­terned paper I sand­ed and inked the edges using a brown ink. Then I attached the pat­terned paper of...

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Clementine Candle

Mar 23, 2011

Dis­cov­ered this fun project while doing some “research” once again on Pin­ter­est. And since Clemen­tines are out right now I thought I would share my find with you. If you want to impress the lit­tle ones you need to try this but don’t even both­er on the teenagers as frankly I think there is very lit­tle you can do to impress them at the moment. I just got a cool and then that look. You know the one that says, “Like real­ly mom, is this what you did all day”. Do you know what look I am talk­ing about? Sup­plies Need­ed: Clemen­tine, Olive Oil, Knife, Match­es Using a knife care­ful­ly cut all around the Clemen­tine hor­i­zon­tal­ly. You want to cut just enough so you feel the meat part of the Clemen­tine with the knife....

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Birthday Box

Feb 18, 2011

This is a small gift box for a spe­cial birth­day some­one. I think my favorite part is the vial with the can­dle inside and the make a wish jour­nal­ing strip wrapped around it. My hus­band Alan was look­ing at me a tad bit strange­ly as I was burn­ing down the can­dle so it would fit inside. He is not a visu­al per­son so he could not fig­ure out what in the world I was doing. But once he saw the fin­ished project it all made sense to him and he loved it. I real­ly like the tis­sue tape bow too… it is cov­ered in crys­tal coarse glit­ter and out­lined with Plat­inum Stick­les. Any­thing birth­day themed has to have glit­ter. Ha who am I kid­ding, it’s more like any­thing I cre­ate has to have glit­ter....

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Organza Flower Pin

Aug 27, 2010

I found these three rolls of organ­za at JoAnns for $2.50 a piece. I love the fall col­ors and as soon as I saw them I thought they would make a gor­geous accent for a fall sweater, shirt or even a head­band. This flower is super easy to make BUT you must take EXTREME CAUTION when using the can­dle to melt the edges. The organ­za trim will go up in flames if you hold it in one place too long… believe me when I tell you this… I am expe­ri­enced. Yes my first attempt went up in flames but fear­ing this might hap­pen I first filled the kitchen sink with water, placed my can­dle next to the sink and care­ful­ly start­ed melt­ing the edges so I thought… before I knew it dear hus­band is...

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These things make me smile…

Aug 19, 2010

I thought I would show you a few more things from around my scrap­room. I just love old and new mixed togeth­er… although what I am going to be show­ing is most­ly old… also, I find it fun to dec­o­rate my scrap­room with items I have found with oth­er peo­ple while dig­ging in antique stores or thrift shops… makes me think of them a lot when I use the prod­ucts I have stored in dish­es etc. I have used these two can­dle hold­ers for years to fill with can­dy hearts for Valen­tines Day or snow for Christ­mas but now they will be filled with vin­tage but­tons of every kind. Oh how these make me hap­py sit­ting right on my work­table at arms reach. I always think of me and dad scoop­ing out and count­ing ...

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Another this and that post…

Jun 5, 2009

If you love vin­tage items then you need to check out the etsy store Paper Tales. They were lucky enough to get to dig in an old ware­house full of vin­tage items. Each day it seems Cass and Lau­ra add new items to their store that I want and I’m sure you will too. If you tell them Lisa sent you they will add a lit­tle sur­prise with your order. I also dis­cov­ered Scrap-Din­er has two new paper lines that I love and think are adorable. Cos­mo Crick­et Ear­ly Bird and Octo­ber After­noon Cher­ry Hill. It is going to be a great mail day for me pret­ty soon. I can’t wait to play with these two lines. Remem­ber my votive tuto­r­i­al? Fave­Crafts cre­at­ed a DIY Wed­ding eBook that includes my altered votive can­dle hold­er tuto­r­i­al and LOTS...

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Happy Birthday Sweet Pea…

Apr 23, 2009

We are cel­e­brat­ing a big birth­day today. Ter­ri turns 21 years old. I first saw this altered cup­cake box on Ran­jini’s blog many many months ago. She found the cup­cake box at Tues­day Morn­ing. I imme­di­ate­ly ran to ours to see if they had some and I got lucky. They had two left which I imme­di­ate­ly grabbed as I knew I would be using them as mon­ey hold­ers for Ter­ri’s 21st and Ans­ley’s Sweet 16 next year. The box is quite plain but has such poten­tial for alter­ing. The can­dle is held on by a mag­net although I attached mine to the top per­ma­nent­ly. Below is what it looks like before a lit­tle vin­tage sheet music, book page flow­ers, pearls, lace and glit­ter have been added. Enjoy your day Ter­ri. We love you...

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Maya Road Sheers and Alcohol Inks…

Sep 10, 2008

This can­dle accent was cre­at­ed using a Maya Road Sheer Oval Key­chain Set, Alco­hol Inks by Ranger in Ter­ra Cot­ta, Lat­te and Pearl, Maya Road Jonathan Chip­board Alpha­bet, Adiron­dak Metallics Acrylic Paint Dab­ber in Gold and Gold Glit­ter from the Regal Glit­ter Col­lec­tion by Melis­sa Frances.

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Need a quick and inexpensive gift…

Oct 27, 2007

I placed the sheet of rubons onto my paper cut­ter hor­i­zon­tal­ly then cut 2 strips 1.75″ wide, wrapped one strip of rubons around the can­dle hold­er and applied the rubons, wrapped the sec­ond strip of rubons around the can­dle hold­er and applied…

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Candle Holder Decoration

Oct 26, 2007

I want­ed to spiff up my can­dle hold­er for the upcom­ing hol­i­days and thought a page from the Sheer Crown Coast­er Album would be per­fect so I glit­tered, paint­ed, tied and glued and in a few hours this is what I cre­at­ed.

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