Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Altered Box

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Grab up a glass of tea and a cookie or something and check out the box I just got done altering.  I went a week or two ago to our local Goodwill shop, where I found this nice sized wood box.  I think it originally had 3 bottles of wine inside of it, which should give you an idea of about the size of it.  I covered it with papers from a K and Company stack I got at JoAnn's here in town, using modge podge for adhesive.  I have a couple bubbles and wrinkles, but I figure that just gives it that homemade look!  After covering the entire box, I put a coat of modge podge over it again for protection.  Then came the hard part of trying to decide how to finish it off!  After looking at the box sitting there for a few days I went into my craft room with a couple of ideas of things to look for.  I was gonna put some bling on it, but decided to use these things from a pack of K and Company Ephemra.  I added ribbon and flowers from Prima and a piece of lace from Basic Grey.  I like how the box turned out, and will use it to transport some of my scrappin stuff to crops!

                                                          I love those little Prima flowers!! 
I guess I am going to have to stop by Goodwill more often, or start hitting some fall yard sales cause I sure enjoyed working on this box!  I do have to tell you all though, Don said he thought the box was cuter before I added the paper...a comment which I will NOT let him forget he made!  Now he owes me big time for that one!!  Next time I just might go to the jewelry store to get my box!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Feel free to feed the fish, and by all means, leave me some love!.  Always nice to know who came in and left the cookie crumbs on the floor!  Stop back in soon, I enjoy the company!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

my backyard today

Hello!  I just wanted to post some pictures I took this morning in my back yard while the kids were playing outside.  My Autumn Clematis is in full bloom, full of aroma and bees!!

 The one of the wheelbarrow I posted on my neices blog, which I posted a link to below in an older post.  My dad made the wheelbarrow for me from boards that were in my grandpa's old barn!  Love it!!


SLACKER alert!!

Hello everyone!  I am posting to say that I am sooo sorry I have become a slacker!!  It has been way too long since I posted here at my little craftin corner.  Sometimes we just get busy though, and that is what happened.  Sorry, I will try to do better in the future!

Earlier this month I did some CROPPIN WITH MY FRIENDS.  I hosted a weekend crop here and invited my Cricut Message Board friends.  WOW...was it ever....fun, wonderful, inspiring, interesting, educational, yummy, great, and did I say WONDERFUL?  There were door prizes too!  And, bless their hearts, they all gave me a big paint bucket full of goodies as a Thank-you gift!  It even had the Autumn Celebrations cartridge in it, and the DCWV Ghosts and Goblins 12x12 stack, among a LOT of other things!  Before I post a group picture we had taken (thank-you to Candy's dh for taking the pics with all our cameras!) I want to give a GREAT BIG THANK-YOU to my mom, Randi and Kim for all their help with the meals and setting up and cleaning up!  I soooo appreciated it and love you all!  And, THANKS TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO CAME TO CROPPIN WITH MY FRIENDS 2011!!  I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did!

I'll try to get some pics taken of the lo's I did to post soon!

Thanks for stoppin by my Little Craftin Corner.  Come back soon and next time bring along a friend!
Happy Scrappin!