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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Twilight Shirt -- Iron On Transfer on: November 09, 2008 08:29:57 PM
I'm no good at sewing, painting or stitching but I'm pretty handy with the Paint Shop Pro so I whipped up some graphics and printed out some iron on transfers to make up my own Twilight shirt for the movie opening on the 21st. I've got my advanced tickets.  Grin

No face because I was in no shape to be photographed after a long Sunday of crafting and cleaning. Tongue






Yes, I'm a 28 year old married, mommy Twilighter and I am not ashamed!  Cheesy
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Faux Butterfly Shadow Boxes on: October 18, 2008 09:52:12 AM
I saw paper butterfly shadow boxes at Target a few weeks ago and decided to recreate them myself. I found the butterfly stickers at the Dollar Store and everything else came from Hobby Lobby. I was even lucky enough to find the shadow box frames on sale for 50% off.  Smiley





For a total of about $24 I was able to make two for my bedroom. They're not perfect, a little uneven in places but I love them. They remind me of the genuine butterfly shadow boxes my mom had when I was a kid. I've looked into buying real ones but they are incredibly expensive so the fake ones are good enough for me. Grin
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / "Floating" Photo Ornaments on: November 19, 2007 03:20:57 PM
I love to use photos to personalize gifts. Last year I did magnets so this year I'm doing photo ornaments.





The pictures are double sided and laminated so you can see them no matter which way you hang them.

I "floated" them in the bulb by hanging them from thread and attaching the thread to the rim with hot glue. The ribbon covers any hot glue marks.

The snowflakes are rub-ons. Be careful with these though. I smashed one of the balls in my hand while trying to rub-on a snowflake. It takes a lot of pressure and the ball can't handle too much. I figured out to use the tip of my hot glue gone to heat up the rub-on so it would transfer more easily.

Once I figured out the method, each ball only took about 20 minutes. Smiley
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Faux Mosaic Coasters on: July 26, 2006 12:13:47 PM
My son was given a box of Lincoln Logs from his second cousin this week and amidst the logs were two old and unattractive coasters. I started to throw them out and then decided to give them a makeover instead. I love the look of mosaic but everytime I've tried it, it hasn't turned out so well so I decided to do a faux mosaic treatment on them instead.

Painting the mosaic pattern turned out to be pretty time consuming since I had to do several coats of the paint to get the effect I was looking for, but I ultimately like the results. I did them free-hand without any outlines and there are some small areas that could be improved upon but since they're just coasters, and they were free, I think they turned out fairly well.  Grin

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http://x69.xanga.com/d47a84743963668686796/b46138483.jpg

I painted them with acrylics and sealed them with a water proof sealer. They now reside on the end table beside our couch. Smiley
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Whimsical Mermaid on: July 10, 2006 11:57:18 AM
I bought this a few years ago on sale and always disliked it.

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I decided to paint over it this week. I've always wanted to try painting a mermaid, so I did. Being that my mom and sister hogged most of the artistic genes, I'm pretty proud of her.  Grin

http://x1a.xanga.com/559a4344d803265532466/b43971961.jp
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Decoupaged Matchbox Car Carrier on: July 08, 2006 06:40:41 PM
This is my first post so I hope I'm putting this in the right area.

My FIL made my son a matchbox car carrier for Christmas but it was just plain plywood and not very attractive so I attacked it with some acrylic paint, photos of cars cut out of old magazines and mod podge. I sealed it and this is how it turned out. I forgot to take before pics, whoops.

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This pic lets you see the inside which is what the outside used to look like.
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I want to add some embellishments or maybe hot glue some letters on the lid but since my son is three and apt pick at it, I haven't yet. Maybe when he's a little older.

Anyway, thanks for looking. I'm so glad to have found this site and now that I have some space and time for crafting, I hope to be posting here regularly. Smiley
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