Monday, June 25, 2012

Shabby "Explosion Box"

Hi all, I'm just popping in real quick to share with you a sweet little creation I made.  This was made for my sweet mother for her birthday.  I have not yet given this to here as of yet but I am planning on slipping in a
little gift card inside for her as an additional little something special.  This was truly a fun project ot create.
The papers used were from Webster's Pages and the bow on top of the box was made by using one of Papertrey Inks die cuts.  I absolutley love it and you can just keep layering as much as your little heart desires.  :)  The trinkets on top of the box are made using some Prima baubles, some Tim Holtz baubles and the chain I found at a local craft store.

The sentiment stamps used were from Heartwarming Vintage a.k.a. Crafty Secrets.  And the tag was made using another one of Papertrey Inks dies.

I also used some twine, and some pink stays stashed inside the bow here and there.  The pink paper flowers I have had for so long and just recently stumbled across them and decided to use them as the center for my bow.

The hearts were made out of paper using a die cut and then just embellished with some rhinestones that I dedcided to cluster together in the center of the hearts.

Here is the box once you have taken the lid off and how the inside looks.  I used a lot of Craftys Secrets stamps and some cut outs, some Kaiser Kraft dies and of course some vintage seam binding.  The branches I used from one of the Tim Holtz dies and then just glittered a bit and the adorable little nest with the sweet little birds I had recieved from a friend of mine.  And the little eggs inside the nest were again purchased at my local craft store. 
I also used a Marhta Stewart butterfly punch and adhered some little butterflys all around the project  as well as the nest.  I just love them!

And nothing would be quite complete without a little fairy and some glitter here or there to make everything so magical and sweet...and of course a little shabby!  I hope you enjoy!

Have a great nite...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Growing up....

Hi there bloggers, well I have been in the process of transforming and reorganizing my little girl's room.  Even though she just turned 4 she is growing up so quickly.  And along with all that comes change.  Hard as it may be I knew this moment was coming.  We have now converted from her "toddler bed" to her "Big Girl Bed" it is a sad but exciting new chapter in our/her life.  And with that said, I have enjoyed tremendously creating all kinds of shabby chic little trinkets and what not for her room.  I went to my local home decor store in search of some new bedding (of course) for her new bed and came accross this "Shabby Vintage" quilt that have couldn't have been any more perfect.  I was so tickled when I found it and had to have it without a doubt.  I then came accross these adorable little wire dress form hooks that were once black and have now made a complete transformation....:)

I spray painted them with some off white paint and then from there had such joy in dressing them up for a sweet little addition to my daughters room.  The first one I used some rose colored tulle and then blinged out the top part of it.  I then added some vintage seam binding and a sweet little flower with a rhinestone in the center.  I think they all came out pretty stinkin' cute...if I say so myself!
The second dress form I created using some Prima lace and some Maya Road trim and of course some bling, seam binding and some sweet little roses from some trim that I had laying around and then garnished :) them with some rhinestones in the center of each one.

The last one I created I used the same Prima Lace and some Maya Road heart trim.  Again, with the same bling and everything.

Lastly, I created this frame which was empty inside and attached chicken wire to the back of it to hang on her wall.  It is still being created with some additional chipboard dress forms decorated with some shabby vintage papers and then to be embellished a bit and then hung with minature clothes pins. 

I also had purchased this tin envelope from my local Antique mart here in town and saved it for a later date.  And now is the later was originally painted a light mauve color so I then took it and painted it a shabby aqua color to coordinate with the colors in her quilt.  I just loved the script embossing on it.  I then sanded it a bit and took some Tim Holtz Distess Inks and created a very worn, vintage look to the embossed areas of the envelope.  This was such a great find and so very inexpensive.

This is still not quite finished yet.  I need to embellish this a little bit with some seam binding and maybe some shabby flowers to give it a little lift.  But overall, I just love this piece.  The next thing I created was from some time back for the Scrapbooking store I design for and this was made by using a Maya Road chipboard frame album, some Graphic45 papers and some little embellishments from Prima and Tim Holtz.  I also painted, stamped and distressed the smaller portion of the frame and then glittered the entire outside.

Lastly, was a sweet little saying that I had purchased a while back and it has now found a new location in her room.  I also added the banner underneath of it that I had made some time ago.  I love how here little room is transforming and watching her grow into a sweet little young girl.  It is sad that the sweet, little baby smell is going away but I will cherish every moment I can.  Thanks again for stopping by and for your sweet comments.  They truly make me happy!  :)  Have a good nite!