Tuesday, October 9, 2012

CH 35 - Anything Goes - Tuesday Alchemy

Hello my dear sweet friends - are you ready for another challenge?  I have been chomping at the bit for this challenge to begin.  I love the "Anything Goes" challenges and working on this project has been so much fun.  Before I get to that part of my post I wanted to let you know we have three sponsors this week and I feel blessed to be one of them.  The sponsors are:

Hugs4theHeart Designs Etsy Shop - $10.00 Gift Certificate

It's going to be a fun week and I really hope you will join us in this week's challenge.  Of course I can't wait to see what you create and share with us.   Our design team and guest design team have some great inspiration for you this week.  I hope you will check out each of their blogs which are listed on the left side of the Tuesday Alchemy Blog.  

I have been wanting to create an altered box for quite some time now.  I made myself a promise I would get one created for this weeks challenge and of course it had to be pink as well as a little shabby chic (hopefully).  

This was an old wood box that contained some coasters.  I will probably use the coasters for something else at a later time.  I took all the hardware off and painted the box white (inside and out).  I added different cardstocks to box and inked around at the edges with Tim Holz "Black Soot" ink.  I attached legs to the bottom of the box and those are also from Tim Holz.  As you may have noticed the top of the box has been changed.  I wanted to soften the look and so I used just one large flower and added some bead blink on the top outside edges of the lid.  I wanted a touch of lace and decided to add it to the inside of the box as just a small accent.

I appreciate the time you are spending with me today and I am really looking forward to what you create this week.  

I am also have a blog candy giveaway in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Of course there has to be a lot of pink in the give away and there is over 20 yards of pink ribbons, pink rub-on's and several stamp sets.  There will also be some added surprises in the package too. The giveaway will end at the end of October and the winner announced on November 2nd.  

All you need to do to enter is:

1.  Become a follower (unless you already are).

2.  Leave a comment on this blog post.

3.  Optional:  Display my blog candy photo on your blog with a link back here  to help spread the word and your name will be entered a second time.  

The winner will be chosen using the Random Generator.

Blog Candy Giveaway

Includes over 20 yards of ribbon

Pretty simple...

Have a great week ladies!!

I am also submitting my project into the following challenges:


Anything but a Card Challenge #3

Incy Wincy Challenge Blog - Anything GoesIncy Wincy Designs Blog

Simon Says Challenge Blog - Glimmer and Sparkle

Make It Monday Challenge #110

Crafters Corner - Challenge #1 - Celebrate with Flowers

Spark Your Creativity Challenge #2 - Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion Challenge - #131 - Hip to be Square

Totally Gorjuss Challenge #152

Totally Gorjuss Blog Challenge #152 - Anything Goes

Bearlymine Challenge #56 - Pearls and Swirls

Simply Create Challenge Linky Party #5

Whoopsie Daisy Blog - Flowers Galore

With hugs and smiles


Monday, October 8, 2012

Power of Pink & Breast Cancer Awareness

Hello again dear friends - two posts in one day!!  I have been a busy girl and just wanted to share my next project with you.  This is a wall hook I made for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  These are pretty quick and easy to make but still fun.  I made this one to participate in the Link Up for Pink Challenge.  Hope you will join in this challenge too!!

With hugs and smiles always


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