Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Altered Jewelry Box & Scrapbook Birthday Gift

So I was so honored that my daughter asked me to make something for her "bestie" for her birthday!  Here's what we came up with... her friends' favorite color is orange so we worked off of that.

 (Inside top of box)


 This is the "Lil Lolita Perfect Match Christina" stamp from Tickled Pink Stamps.  She was perfect for this project because I was able to make her look just like Shayna (she usually wears her glasses, just not in the photo on the box).  I used glossy accents on her glasses (shows up in the video).  You can find this image HERE!

So from what I hear, she really liked it!  It was a fun project to do.  If you want to see the short video on the process, you can find it HERE! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Just some quicky Halloween stuff...

We need a large amount of goodies to hand out for a church "trunk or treat", so we decided to go with CapriSuns.  The kiddos get so much candy, we thought this would make for a fun change.  All I did was print out a modified Teresa Collins label, inked the edges and adhered it to the back of the CapriSuns with my ATG gun.  We were able to nab the CapriSuns for .99 box during a sale at Safeway so it was a great find!  I like the way they turned out and it was pretty quick too... (considering we did over 200!)

Next I have the mummy candy bars for my sons' class.  I got this idea from someone on the internet and I can't remember who right now, but when I do, I'll post the link for the original video.  The candy bars were on sale at Safeway, buy 2 get 2, and I already had the rest of the supplies so this was fairly inexpensive and super cute!  I used my cricut for the tombstones from "Life's a Party" cartridge and Spinks and Spooks sentiments from Tickled Pink Stamps.  I'll have my son sign his name in the center of the tombstone before he takes them to school.

For the YouTube video on these projects, click HERE.

Monday, September 12, 2011

I made this box for my oldest daughter who has been dying for something made with the "Immortal Love" DCWV papers I got from Jo-Ann's. It is of course Twilight-ish and since she is the biggest Twilight Fan on the planet (you should see her room, complete with life-size Rob Pattinson), we settled on this box she can use in her room.

I put crushed velvet scrapbook paper in the bottom.

 Here's the link to the video process if you'd like to check it out... Twilight Box

Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Graphic 45 Curtain Call Moulin Rouge Altered Cigar Box

I altered this $5.00 ($2.50 w 50%off coupon) wood box from Michael's. I used Graphic 45 "Curtain Call" papers, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Petaloo "Color Me Crazy" trim, FolkArt Metallic Champagne and Metallic Black acrylic paints, Iamroses flowers/leaves, Recollection roses, feathers, trim from fabric store, sparkle black ribbon from Michael's, wooden doll heads for "feet" attached with "Goop", gesso, frame and bling from Michael's.

You can see the YouTube video for the process HERE on my channel. 

Thanks for visiting and feel free to ask any questions.

Have a beautiful day!

Monday, May 30, 2011

My latest projects...

So to get started with my new blog, I thought I'd post some of my most recent projects. Beginning with the MOST recent, my son's wall art I made using a digi stamp from Tickled Pink Stamps. I took an open box frame I found at the dollar store and went from there...

If you're interested in the process, you can watch the YouTube video here.

I used a digi stamp from Tickled Pink Stamps called Lil Victorian Steampunk Lad Eric, for the focal point.  He reminded me so much of my son when I saw it!  I used copics to color him and the backgrounds include jute, designer papers from DCWV Tattered Time and elements from Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante.  I used other digi stamps for the backgrounds as well.  To finish, I used Tim Holtz corners and lots of distressing!

Next up is a chest of drawers I made for my mom for Mother's Day using Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime.

There is a YouTube video for this project here.

This is a memo board I made for my grandmother for Mother's Day.  I used Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante papers for this one.  The matching pen is a RSVP with the matching paper put inside.

The YouTube video for this one is here.

Now these are teacher appreciation boxes I made a few weeks ago for my kids to take to school.  They were a big hit!  I filled them with tea and chocolate!  Yum!

The videos on YouTube for these are here and here.

These are both made with $1.00 balsa wood boxes from Michael's.