Wednesday, June 15, 2011

One more charm!'s another charm for you...JoAnn(our hostess of the swap) needed another person to send in a charm to balance out the group.   I had already used up my great rose beads on the other charms, but I figured I could use some connectors that look like roses and some more of my vintage lace.  So, that's what I did.  I used the backs of the cards that I cut for the first set.  What a great use I got out of these!!!  $1 for the pack and I got 10 uses out of them so far.  I still have one whole card and the envies to use as well and the envies are craft paper envies.  So much I can do with that!....maybe a mini?  hmmm...

So here's the photo...short post today!! 

Thanks for looking.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tags and Charms

Hey Ya'll...

You may or may not know I have been battling with dentist to get a broken tooth taken care of.  Well, the dreaded day of the oral surgery is set for Friday.  I'm terrified of the dentist!!  I guess it's also a happy day since after that I really shouldn't have anymore tooth pain.  So, I wanted to go ahead and post my next 2 charms.  I have to get them in the mail in the next couple days.

This one is for June

The theme was lace, love and roses.  I found some great rose beads that are round with a flower carved in them.  I made 2 stick pins and placed them behind a handmade flower.  The tag is actually from a card that I cut up from the $1 bin at Michaels.  I loved them, so I got one of every color.  This one seemed to fit.  Then I made a little lacey type flower on a jump ring and attached to my charms as well.  I always don't know when to stop adding.  For July I tried to back off a bit. 

Here's an up close of the stick pins and handmade flower.

I also added a little to the card with some trim and leaves that are glittered.  They used to be borders, but I cut them up to fit the way I wanted.  This is more vintage lace that I used from my grandmothers stash.  I have tons of it and I love it.  It's the perfect size!!

Ok, here's the one for July

I already had it packaged up before I thought of taking photos.  Sorry for the glare!!  I used 2 different Tim Holtz stamps.  I know it's hard to see one of them because of the package, but it's the kind of argyle pattern in one of the older stamp sets.  Then I used the script background.  The tag opens up and has my info inside.  I loved this big circle metal bead type of a thing when I used it in my paper bag mini album.  So, I thought I'd use these again.  The theme for July is Vintage/Distressed.  You can still join the July swap over on the scrap beach.  Here's the LINK.  It's a very fun swap and I am addicted.  I held back on this one a little bit.  I like to make junky charms I guess. 

So, I probably won't be posting anything else until after the surgery.  I have a few days off from work afterwards to get back to feeling normal again. 

I have one more swap I am participating in but it's not due to be postal until the end of the month.  So, next week, maybe I can get photos of that posted for you. 

I hope you have a wonderful week!!  Think of me on Friday and send good thoughts my way that I won't freak out at the dentist. 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Matchbox Swap

Hey Ya'll!!  Hope everyone is doing well.  I am having drama with a toothache and it's been going on since over a week ago.  I was trying to just get through the pain.  Then went to the dentist and the drama began!!  I won't go in to detail because I'm here to share with you my latest project.

I am participating in another swap on  It's a matchbox swap.  I wasn't really sure what I would do when I was asked to participate in the swap, but I'm always looking for something new to try so I decided to go for it.

The theme was music and I have to say...I've been very impressed by what the talented ladies in this swap have came up with!  It could be general music or a theme such as Broadway, jazz...etc etc...I decided to keep it general and use one of my favorite quotes.  I got this idea in my head pretty quickly...I just had to find the right items to make it look the way I pictured it.  So, get ready for a lot of photos.  I'm going to share them with you and if you have any questions...please feel free to ask.  Your comments are appreciated. 

Here's the box, the "drawer", the tag and flower I made as an extra.  I painted the box with black acrylic paint.  It was very sticky when I got done, so I coated it with some matte modge podge.  I also used wooden feet on the bottom of the box and painted those black.  The paper I used is from Basic Grey.  The red bling is Forever in Time.  The piano is from a collage sheet I purchased from B-Muse.  I added some black lace, cream lace and black satin ribbon to the tag.  The flowers are made from different items.  The one on the top of the box is made from trim that I took apart and made in to a flower.  I then cut out leaves from the collage sheet from B-Muse and added those.  The other flowers on the box will be in the close up photos below.

On the piano...the text reads...When words speaks.  I know it is very hard to see in the first photo, but I will add some more close ups below.

Here's a close up of the front of the tag.  The flower on it is the same as the one on the top of the box.  Just made out of some trim then red bling added to the center.  Trim across the bottom and a charm added to the fibers/lace.

Here's the back of the tag and more bling at the bottom and a piece from the collage sheet from B-Muse.  It is open at the top and has another tag stuck in behind with my information located on the back.  I used scraps and black ink on this tag to cover the front.  The top of the tag has black ribbon and a music note clip with 3 charms/dangles attached.

The flower is made from more trim and lace.  I then added a button to the middle and attached a dangle/charm to the center with ribbon. 

Here's a closer look at the front of the "drawer"  I added a music clip to the front for the pull and it has a small charm on it.  I struggled with this part of the box.  I couldn't get it the way I wanted and after I had already punched a large hole in the box...I had to make it work.  I think it came out ok.  I added a large grommet from the sewing section and placed a button on the back side to hold the clip in the hole. 

Here's a few more photos....

Here's the slide show...enjoy!!

Thanks for taking a peek!  Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Flower Arrangement on Friday

My cousin asked me to try my hand at making a flower arrangement.  She was stuck on, she brought me the stuff and this is what I came up with....

She brought 3 calla lilies and I wished I had spaced them out more when I was's the only other color besides the purple stuff.  She also brought some tigs, but I haven't put those in yet.  What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

No Comments from ME??

Hey Ya'll!!

Just wanted to say a thank you to everyone who leaves me comments.  I try to comment back to everyone and then the new projects for the people I follow, but blogger just doesn't want me to do that.  :-)  I am having such a hard time with commenting.  I always get redirected back to sign in, then I have to re-enter the comment...then it redirects me back to sign in and it's a never ending cycle. 

So, if you comment me and you don't get something back...just know I tried.  lol!!!

I tried to comment on several projects today that people had posted and no luck.  Blogger...why do you do me this way?

Anyway...I will get off this soap box that I'm jumping on.  Have a wonderful day!!