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PINK POWER - Altered Bird

Happy Happy Monday my dearest friends - I hope your day (and coming week) is full of sunshine and lots of smiles!!

For this week (probably the rest of the month) I am going to post projects that are all about PINK.  It is my favorite color and Breast Cancer Awareness month too.

For today's project I once again stepped out of my comfort zone.  I have had these bird shaped chipboard pieces for quite some time and have wanted to create something different with them.  The bird is approximately 5" x 7".

I covered the bird in pattern cardstock.  Inked around the edges for the distressed shabby kind of look.  Added some vintage buttons, a chipboard heart, paper flower and stamped the message on a chipboard flower.  Of course no project is complete without the bling.  I am thinking I might add some bling around the chipboard flower but haven't decided for sure yet.  The best part is I used supplies I have 

By the way I found these chipboard bird shapes at Michael's for a $1.00 for 8 of them.  Unfortunately that was about a year ago so I am not sure if they have any more.  I had so much fun creating this altered bird and I can't wait to what other ideas I can come up with.  Plus you know how I love to recycle and reuse products whenever possible.  I recycled/rescured the heart shape from an old old old card I had made (one of my first) and forgot all about my chipboard shape flowers.  It was fun hunting through some of the oldies but goodies.  

Thanks for saying hello and just to let you know I have some blog candy to give away a little later this week.  So check back and join in.  You could be the winner!!

I am also submitting this project into the following challenges:

Hugs and smiles 



  1. Oh WOW, what a stunning bird! Gorgeously decorated! xx

  2. Beautiful bird you've made, it looks stunning! =)
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog hop post!
    Hugs, Elenor

  3. This is just so beautiful Laine - love it. TFS

  4. now that is just SO TOTALLY FABULOUS, i am in awe! what a lovely & amazing job! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

  5. This is beautiful, I love it! Katy x

  6. I love your bird! It is very fabulous! thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card

  7. Stunning bird card and coloring laine. Loz
    Visiting from MIM

  8. Absolutely beautiful! I love the colours and the bling is terrific. Love it
    Thaks for taking part in the Cards Galore Anything Goes challenge with us.

  9. Love your bird, so pretty pattern papers and all together looks really nice. My favorite color is pink too.

    Saw you at MIM. My project is under 148.

    Happy Crafting!

  10. very pretty, thanks for joining Simply Create!!!

  11. Fabulous pink bird! Great details!

  12. What gorgeous little pink birds - a wonderful idea. I really liked your box and now I really like your birds - spoilt for choice!
    Thanks for sharing with us again at Anything But A Card and I do hope you'll join us again soon!

  13. Wow...this is such a stunning creation! Love the beautiful shape and pretty color scheme. Those embellishments with different textures are such great accent. Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday this week.... :)

  14. Wow, this is one GORGEOUS creation!!! Love the distressed edges and all the pretty details you've put into this!!!!


  15. Sooo pretty!!! Love the color :) Thanks for joining us at Anything but a Card! :) :)

  16. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating.
    Sorry it has taken so long to leave a comment. Just to let you know that the challenges are up and running again so hope you will continue to play along.


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