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Well, I can't really tell you allllll about me! LOL. But I can tell you that I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and Christian. And I love scrapbooking, card making, painting, and altered art.  I love to coordinate parties with themes and come up with new ways to incorporate paper art into them.   I enjoy working with my hands and making something out of nothing.  It's such a wonderful thing to know that there are so many beautiful women out there who share the same passion for this hobby....ART! that I do. I draw inspiration from everything around me and from people like you! So, let's get scrappin'!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Hi all

I've been MIA from posting much of anything, anywhere... life has been busy and tiring!

The challenge at MFP's Friends of Speedy TV #116 is covered boxes.  You can find the challenge, which runs for another two days at  http://mfpspeedytv.ning.com/page/friends-of-speedy-tv-challenge-116-altered-box-03-17-14.  It was a fun challenge since I love altering things.  More importantly, I love creating from scratch.  So while taking a look around my desk and in my stash, I spotted a box of tissues that I have on hand and decided that I would create  tissue box cover.  Here it is:

I created it out of medium weight chipboard.  The patterned paper is an extra 12x12 sheet that I purchased for another project quite some time ago and have no idea who it's by (although I kind of think that it was from DCWV).  I don't know why I gave it a beach theme, except that I've had these shells in my stash for a long time.  I'm always saving them after my family and I have what we call a "seafood fest."  You know, crabs, oysters, fish, clams, shrimp, mussels, baked potatoes, broccoli and corn on the cob. Yum!  I painted the box with sage green acrylic paint first (which also helped to strengthen the structure of the box.  To finish it off, I added paper flowers and doilies and sealed everything with several coats of ModPodge.  I love how it turned out and I think that I'll be making a few more to scatter throughout the house.  It came together really fast!

What do you think?

Until next time

1 comment:

Janine said...

Looks really cool - far more interesting than your average box of tissues!