Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gingerbread Man Painted Acetate Glass Ball Ornament

Today's project uses Gingerbread Cookie 
from Pattie's Creations to make a
painted acetate glass ball ornament.

It was made for my Design Team project at
There will be a tutorial in an upcoming issue 
of the magazine.

It's never to early to start holiday projects ! 

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Thanks for looking

Monday, June 18, 2018

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Die Cut Floral Square Thank You Card

A simple enough card made with a die from Recollections (Michael's).

Imagine it with yellow rhinestones in the centers of the flowers.
I added them after taking these photos and didn't take
new pictures with the rhinestones. Oh well ! 

Additional supplies:
Almost Amethyst card stock, Stampin' Up!
scrap of striped paper, unknown
vellum, Stampin' Up!
Stampin' Pastels, Stampin' Up!
butterfly punch, Martha Stewart

Yes, this is the same die that I used for a sympathy card earlier this week by cutting out the
"Thank You" portion of the die cut.

Thanks for looking =)

Friday, June 15, 2018

Chest of Drawers Now Bookshelves

This started out as a chest of drawers from the early 1990's.
It is solid wood with a reddish color stain and brass hardware.

I didn't get a before photo of it,  but here is an old one of it:

It was part of a complete bedroom set we bought back then,
you know the style that had "etched" mirrors with big chunky 
decorative shelves built in around the headboard and mirror.
I passed it on to my daughter over a dozen years ago. 
She's decided that she won't be using it any longer
despite still liking it, having grown up using it.
Rather than donate the entire set, I kept the chest of drawers
to refurbish into a small book case to store scrapbooks ! 
If I had the room to keep it, I would have done something similar 
to the dresser base. 

Four drawers were removed.

It was sanded, spray painted matte gray then
brush painted with white "chalk" paint.

Two shelves were made from white laminate boards.
I wanted to use them rather than paint actual wood,
I thought it would be better for scrapbooks to sit on. 

I considered lining the back with decorative contact paper,
but decided not to waste my time or money since I intend on
filling the shelves with scrapbooks. 

A bit of sanding in places and 
a new nickel drawer pull to finish it off.

I like how it tunred out! 

White laminate shelves

Home made chalk paint over
gray spray paint and primer all in one,
lightly sanded to reveal some gray.

 A quick digi scrap page I created to 
document the chest of drawers turned into bookcase.

I used the gorgeous
Get it before it is gone, it is being retired ! 

Thursday, June 14, 2018