Friday, December 30, 2011

Message Center

I love to look at blogs and am a big fan of Laura Denison of Following The Paper Trail.
She recently showed a message center made from a Tim Holtz Printers Tray.  I fell in love with it so had to make one.  Mine has a magnetic board where hers had a dry erase board but you get the idea!  Just wanted to get this posted, will have more info coming.

Well I guess time flies when you are having fun and I never finished this post but have been working on some new poject to post.  Anyway as you probably figured out by now this is how the project looked when I started.  I used mostly Tim Hotz products, which you all know I love. 

Anyway with some hot glue, tissue tape, and craft resist paper it turned out pretty good.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Cigar Box Fun!!

A few weeks ago some of my pals came over for a day of crafting where we decided to make a Cigar Box Project.  I have finally had time to post mine with all that Christmas stuff done.  I went with the sewing theme and am soooo happy with the results.  Here it is in my guest room with the antique sewing machine.  Too cute---

I used some Lost & Found paper from My Minds Eye to cover the outside of the box.
I liked some of the design that was on the box so kept it on the edges. 

On the side that opens, I glued a bobbin on and decorated it with charms hanging from a Tim Holtz  Clasp and added a TH Hanger Clip.  For the top I had a small amount of the TH Measuring Tape Ribbon left from another project so made a bow and placed a knob in the center.
I just had so much fun with the inside, on the door I used a piece of paper from the TH Craft Resist Paper Stack, covered it with Picket Fence Distress Stain and then edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Inside the box I used a sewing themed paper from October Afternoon and then started putting in the cute little stuff.

Some spools with lace, thread, pins and needles, some chipboard items from my stash and dress forms cut from the TH Sewing Room Die.  One dress form is covered with Honey Pop paper and the other is dressed with things from my stash including a bag from the Happy Cow Cheese.  All and all a collection of things we save for just these occasions.  ENJOY!!