A Busy Weekend

We had a busy weekend! We took our Little Brother to Six Flags on Friday night and had a great time. We spent all day Saturday at the Canton flea market. If you’re ever in TX during this once-a-month market, it is a must see. Here are a few pics of my loot.

I bought an old chippy door to try to fashion into a headboard for our bedroom remodel and a metal box that appears to have been used as a ballot box at some point. Now it’s holding books and magazines in my living room.
I found a few little bits – some rhinestone buttons and little bells – that will eventually find their way onto some project.

Tomorrow I will post photos of the bird nest necklaces I mentioned last week. I also have another altered project to share.

Spring is a great time to be creative – winter is slowly c...

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I’d rather be an April fool…

…than a year-round idiot. That’s my bit of wisdom for the day.

It appears that Spring has finally arrived here in North Texas. We’ve seen some glimpses of it for a few months now. But I’m hoping that the hail storm we had the other night was our official signal of the end to winter.

We had a little sparrow couple build a nest in our birdhouse this past weekend. Soon, we’ll have baby birds calling their mama for food. The birds inspired me this week – I’m working on some wired birds’ nest pendants that I will share with you later in the week.

For today, I have another altered art piece. This one was very easy. I found this old photo still in the display card while junking in Oklahoma. I added some vintage lace pieces, wired on some beads, and added the letter charms to spell “FAMILY...

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New Altered Art

Again, in lieu of having the storefront up, I have a couple more samples to share with you.

Today I’ll show off my cutie little Welcome sign that is adorning my entry way. I found a metal sign holder (there is stand that extends below the part in the photo) while out junking in Oklahoma one weekend. I finally put it to use when I found this adorable image. Isn’t she sweet?

For the background, I used some great 7 Gypsies paper, then started layering on distressed and inked papers and images. I made the Welcome sign by simply writing “WELCOME,” and then cutting out the letters and gluing them to a scrap of embroidery floss.

My hope was to change the piece out seasonally, but she may be difficult to get out now that I’ve put so many layers on it. I guess we’ll have to wait and see!


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Productive Weekend

I got a lot of projects completed (or at least started) this past weekend. One of them was NOT updating the website to include the “store.” I did get this cute little tag made. Isn’t she a sweetie?

I had previously “aged” some manilla shipping tags by soaking them in a strong coffee/vanilla/cinnamon soak, then baked in the oven until nice and dry. I made my first at attempt at using Tim Holtz’s alcohol inks – they were much darker than I expected and didn’t go on like I wanted. So, I sprinkled on some water and liked the effect on the back of the tag better, so that’s the side I used.

Then I used one of Tim’s new clear stamps from the French Market collection and added the scrap of paper at the top – the Eiffel Tower on the paper was the perfect touch...

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Awesome Deals

I had to interrupt this lovely spring day to share some great deals I’ve found. You won’t believe your eyes, but it’s true, when you see this first deal.

Artscow.com is offering new members 600 free 4×6 prints and 600 free 5×7 prints. Of course there are some rules (100 4×6 free each month and 50 5×7 free each month). But really, who can scrap more than 150 photos a month?

I haven’t ordered photos from them yet, but I am going to start. Their prices can’t be beat.

For all you crafty ladies, here is a Michael’s 50% off coupon good for today and tomorrow.

I came across this blog today. Celeste posts craft freebies, good deals, and great ideas. Check her out. I got a lot of fabulous info from her!

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