Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tiny Crafting Matchbox Size

Yesterday I made the altered altoid tin after seeing the challenge to go small at Anything But a Card. Then I started looking on (you guessed it) Pinterest where I found some amazing tiny treasures made from matchboxes.  Then I found that they weren't actual matchboxes but were home made using a template.  We'll mind blown!!!

I had to try this so I googled matchbox template and found several but decided I liked Rachel's matchbox template.

Outside cover...

Inside vignette.

I can't tell you how much fun I had making this tiny treasure.  I will be entering in the mini challenge "small is beautiful" at Anything but a Card.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Paris in a Tin

I had an empty leftover Altoid tin and some new stamps.  Hmmm.  Now what can I do with these?

Here is my little altered tin that I created

I had fun making this little beauty.  Someone asked me what I was going to do with it.  Do?  With it?  I don't think about that when the inspiration to make hits.  I guess just put it on a shelf and look at it now and then. What do you do with all your little goodies?

I think I will be entering this in the Anything But a Card mini challenge Small is Beautiful by MrsBeez otherwise known as Lisette.  Although this is a bit bigger than a matchbox it is still small enough to qualify I think.  It is smaller than a large box of kitchen matches....LOL.

I believe I will also enter this in the Anything Goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamp challenge.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Halloween Tag

It's getting close to Halloween and I wanted to use my new stamps.  The challenge for this month at Anything But A Card is Black &Orange.  I haven't made a tag for awhile so that is what I decided to do.

At Simon Monday Challenge Blog the challenge is Spooky.  I think this will work for that challenge too so I am entering my little beauty there also.  It was so much fun making this tag.

Hope you have a spooky Halloween!


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Busy In October

I haven't had much chance to post this month.  My hubby and I have been busy every weekend.  So this weekend is a do nothing weekend.  We celebrated my parents 60th anniversary with my brothers and sister.  Last Sunday was the baby shower for my son and daughter-in-law.  We are expecting our first grandchild in December.

For the shower I made sashes for Mommy, Nana (that's me), and Mimi (Lisa's mother).

I painted some wooden owl boxes that we used for the plastic utensils.

 And since this was a couples shower, my son set up a TV in a little room in the back to show manly movies so the guys wouldn't lose too many points on their man cards.  He wanted a sign to say "Man Zone so I painted an owl on a piece of lumber my husband found in the garage.

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