Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Little Box For Your Stuff :)

 

My husband collects things here and there...an interesting postage stamp, old coins, little notes I give him, etc. So I thought it would be nice to alter an Altoids tin for the bits and pieces he collects. When I showed  him the box...he wasn't as impressed as I thought...*sigh*... Men! ;)
I like it, and I'll be looking at it, so that's what matters right!

 
I used DCWV's Juniper Berry stack in 6x6, the Cork stack and Adhesive Fabric stack. I love how the cork helps to give dimension to pretty much anything. I cut the banner from cork first and then topped it with adhesive fabric for a great 3D banner. The cogs are Maya Road pieces painted white with gesso and with Waterslide Tattered Angels mist. 



 
He can stick little notes/tickets and such in the lid with this paper band I stapled  on the cork. 
I used a little enamel brad to make it look like a pin on a cork board. 



Here's the bottom and the sides.


Hope this little tin inspires you to alter something you would otherwise throw out ;)



Saturday, February 16, 2013

So Completely Different...

A LO so completely different for me inspired by the Unity Be Inspired Challenge
 This is so different than my usual style, it was fun to make something so different :) 

 

We got to see an Aztec Sun Stone at the NY Museum of Natural History. 
It was something I didn't expect to see. 



Friday, February 15, 2013

Fabulous 50 :)

Who says 50 has to be drab? 
My mom is a very youthful person and this card makes sense for her big B-day :) 
The Birthday Wishes stacks 6x6 & 12x12 (border strips & numbers) 
and Glitz coral chevron tape

Inside is a simple strip from the 12x12 paper with borders.

 
The back is a beautiful pink. 



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

What would Glitter Girl do?

I made this plaque to inspire myself after my husband jokingly wrote 'What would Glitter Girl do?' on a note and put it on my desk. That came in handy when I needed inspiration so I decided to make it into a plaque. If you haven't met Glitter Girl, meet her here :) 


 



Friday, February 8, 2013

Poe, Edgar A

A visit to Poe's house: 

 






 I love that background paper. Looked like a messy desk to me so I decided to make it look like a file on top of a desk. The Industrial Chic Stack is perfect to document our trip to Edgar Allen Poe's house in Philadelphia. Its full of writing and letters. The little Raven rub-on is from the Colorful Life embellishments.  


Sunday, February 3, 2013

The sunsets in Verona

Were just amazing! Blue skies but red clouds. Very pretty. 

 
MME stuff from my stash-tag: ms. caroline, papers & trinkets:Stella&Rose, twine: indie chic.