Saturday, March 30, 2013

Beautiful Etsy Finds.....

Hi Girls,

I recently did some Etsy shopping after browsing the Etsy shop of Gail from Little Beach Designs.  She has a wonderful shop filled with all kinds of vintage goodies.

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to purchase the beautiful little wallpapered chest of drawers that you can see in my blog header and in my sidebar photos.

My latest purchase was a beautiful vintage cigar box that Gail had altered using vintage wallpaper and sheet music images.

It's even prettier in person that what the photos shows..

She even added some beautiful pink trim to the small spools she used as feet for the cigar box..

And how pretty is this sheet music image that she used to finish the inside?  The script os gorgeous.

I'm in love with this latest purchase of mine and I know that I will enjoy it for years to come.

Besides showing you my latest find, I just want to let you all know that I have made a slight change to my Blogger comments setting.  I've changed my comment setting so that it will require word verification for those of you choosing to leave a comment.  I know that its a bit of a hassle and I really hate to have to do it, but over the past few weeks, I have been getting tons of anonymous spam comments and I am hoping that this will eliminate the problem.  I hope you will still take the time to comment as I love hearing from all of you.

Well that's all for now.  I hope you all have a wonderful and happy Easter with your family and loved ones.

Until next time...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Saturday Stuff...

Hi Girls...
Happy Saturday!!!   Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far.
I've just been putzing around in my craft room the past few days, playing with some of my new stamps and adding some finishing touches to the pages of my altered composition notebook.  If you missed the posts about my altered composition notebook, you can read more about it here and here...
I've slowly been adding bits and pieces to the different pages here and there at random times.  Still lots of unfinished pages, but here are a few of them that I have either completed or almost completed. 


Projects like this are nice as they can be worked on slowly over a period of time without there being a need to rush and complete it. 
Well, that's all for today..
See you again soon!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Altered 99 Cent Goodwill Find....

Hi Girls,

I love finding creative uses for those inexpensive and sometimes odd thrift store finds.

A case in point being this odd looking wood piece that I recently found at the Goodwill store for just 99 cents. I'm not 100% certain as to what it is, but it looks like it may be a recipe card holder with grooves along the inside edges of the spools to hold the cards.  As soon as I saw it, I knew exactly how I would put it to use..

So after bringing it home and giving it a few coats of pale pink craft paint, I modgepodged on some torn up bits of some pretty new vintage looking scrapbook paper that I found recently...

And now I have another cute altered find to hold my growing collection of washi/craft tapes..

So like I've said before, don't forget to keep your eyes open at the thrift stores for those unusual items that you can alter to suit your style and find a functional use for.  You may just be surprised at what you find.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Crafting With Old Stuff And New Stuff....

Hi Girls,

If I haven't mentioned it before, I love creating things that have a "vintage" look to them.  An easy way to do that is to incorporate some real vintage items along with the new.

A perfect example of this is the altered canvas I made over the weekend.  I used both new and vintage items on this piece.

The "new" being the scrapbook papers, buttons and paper flowers....

And the "vintage" being the vintage photo and trims...

And or course, throwing the word "vintage" in helps just a bit too..

They all come together beautifully to create another piece that I will enjoy displaying in my craft room.

Happy crafting!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

I Haven't Disappeared.....

Hi Girls,

Sorry I've been away for so long.  I admit, I've just been a bit lazy and haven't felt like blogging much. The late winter blues seem to do that to me every year.  I am so looking forward to Spring and to finally being able to say goodbye to the snow, cold and cloudy gloomy skies.

The skies are gloomy again today which makes it very difficult to take decent pictures, but I wanted to pop in real quick to show you my latest creation.

I made this yesterday using up more of my leftover paper scraps.

Nothing too fancy.  Just another simple wall hanging to add to my collection of too many.  Sorry for the not so good quality of the photo and for the shadows as like I said, its very cloudy here today and the lighting is horrible for taking pictures.  Plus, I took the picture using my iPod today as I didn't want to wait until I was able to recharge my camera batteries before taking the picture.

Well, that's all I have to share with you today.  Hope all is going well with you in your world.

Take care and I'll be back again soon.