Happy Saturday everyone! What's everyone up to this weekend? We have a few errands to run and then we are blissfully free---yay!! I'm going to spend some time craftin' and catching up on projects so that maybe I can actually get ahead, lol! Lots of projects & so little time....oh my! And I have a confession for you today------I am a hoarder of "alterable items", there I said it! I have an issue with picking up (many) items always with the good intention of using it--needless to say I have a cupboard full of items, lol! One of my New Year's resolutions is to actually use some of them--so keep on the lookout, ok. So, in that spirit I transformed one of my many "items" for ya today---
I have wood clipboards in many sizes in my cupboard and I really wanted to use this medium sized one. My home is kinda traditional & french country (I love french country)especially my kitchen, so I made this to match my kitchen :o) I had to use this new, fabby "Buttermilk Hen" from the new Karen Lockhart collection cuz' I love roosters & chickens! I painted the back & sides of the clipboard w/ acrylic paint and then attached this yummy dp from Chatterbox with modgepodge. After sanding the edges I inked all around with my Memento brown ink to distress it a bit. The cute hen was colored with Copics and I added a few Distress Stickles in "scattered straw" to the straw, lol!
The sentiment is from PTI's "Mailbox Greetings" and is perfect for this project. I'll probably set this on my kitchen desk but it would be great as a recipe holder too. The cool thing about these clipboards is that they came with a lil' removable stand so you can actually stand it up or hang it! I found mine at Michael's and they were under $2---great gift idea, me thinks!
My second project today uses another new stamp from Whiff of Joy's "party animal" line---I think this lil' mouse is just too cute for words! (If you're here in the states you can buy this lil' guy right here) I used this week's SCS sketch #210 for the layout which was kinda fun & made me step out of my box a little. This fun dp is from K&Co & I've had it for awhile--I love the bright colors! I paired it with matching colors from my Coredinations stash and added some fun scrolls made with this punch to the mix. The sentiment is from SU's "lots of thoughts" set and fit perfectly in this box! A few stickles and some rhinestones & its done---a really fun birthday card!
Make sure and check out Katharina's blog tomorrow for a sneak peek of the new WOJ Elisabeth Bell stamps that are coming out in February. I've seen them all & they are "adorable"--lovee them all!
I will also have some Valentine Blog Candy next week---so make sure and check back :o)
See ya on Monday!