Altered Spinach Cans?

Yep, you heard (read) it correctly! I altered two old spinach cans as an entry into Discountpapercrafts Design Team call. I was in the mood for a little Shabby Chic! Check out this picture:

So Cute!! I started with a base paint of vanilla and coated the inside of the cans and the shadow box. I used an old picture frame shadow box as my base. I went over some of the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink and mod podged some of the corners with some old newspaper that I had in my stash. I also added a Tim Holtz glass bottle to the arrangement with a little of the vanilla paint on the inside. A couple of silk flowers, bottle caps and some flowers later..TA-DA!!!

I handmade two huge flowers from different types of lace that I had, some seam binding and trim.I topped that with a resin/pearl rose for my center. There are two of these flowers on my project.

I added some lace and pearl trim to the bottom of the box for some definition.
And lastly, I topped it with a sign that says "create" and added chinese braiding and flat pearls to the rim of the can. 
This project is beautiful (to me) and I am so proud to have this on my desk to look at..
I wish all the applicants - Good Luck!!'
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Halloween Series #1 Spooky Spiders

Hey all!!

I am so excited about the upcoming Halloween projects! Crafting in the 'spooky' tense is AWESOME!!

I have been playing with my paper and thought it would be an awesome idea to start a Halloween series! This can give others cute, quick and easy ideas to use your old paper scraps and gift your candy in a creative way! It's a win-win, right?

To start us off - The Cutting Cafe has great halloween files available.. She has them in jpg, svg, wpc - so you can cut them out on your cutting machine or print them and use hand scissors..Any will work just fine. You absolutely have to check out Regina's store!! You won't be disappointed!!

I did a video on these items, if you want a more detailed look!! :)

First up is a Spider Treat box, he is so cute..Take a peek:

Ok next up is the Spider and Their Webs printable set. I loved the web image on this file.. There is a lot of space to include a sentiment and still be 'creepy' at the same time, lol! Here it is:

And finally, the CUTEST spider web EVER!! This adorable card is sure to be a hit when you give it away (if you can). Check out this cute little thang:
Ok, that's it for now.. Stay tuned for more projects for Halloween!! Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Happy Scrappin'

Cardz TV Challenge #16 Buttons and Boo's!

Hey all!! I decided to play along in a challenge Mary's channel (Cartztv). She is awesome and so are her challenges!! You had to create a card, Layout or Craft project using buttons. I love playing with my halloween paper. Here is what I came up with:

So Cute!! I love how it came out! Here's what I did and more pics: (of course)

I used Ecko Park's Chillingsworth Manor paper collection.My base is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 black cardstock.  I popped a piece of the banner from the collection on pop dots.  I used 3 black buttons to accent the banner and ties black string through the center - to add pizzazz!

I backed the sentiment on black cardstock and mounted that on the left hand side of the card.  I added a sticker gate to the right side, underneath the sentiment. Topped it with a popped up crow

The inside is finished with more of the patterened paper and a contrasting color border, punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

I hope you guys like it!

Happy Scrappin'