Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My suitcase

The other one is for me!  I'm going to put all the little photo books and things just for fun that I have made in it.  I guess you could say it's my keepsake suitcase!  I used paper from My Minds Eye, Lost and Found and the Elegant Edges cartride for the frame.  I inked the whole outside before I started and boy is that messy!  It looks reall old though and I like that look.  I used chalk ink in brown and a little pink and blue also.  The bits and pieces around the edges were just things that I liked from some of my assortment of papers.  I did ink the edges of everything which is quiet time consuming but worth it, I think.  I forgot to put the picture of the end of Sophia's in the first post so it is here now.  Hope you enjoy looking and will give this project or a simular one a try.  Happy crafting and God bless you.

Sophia's keepsake suitcase

This is a special keepsake box for my newest grandaughter.  I found the suitcase at Mangelsens.  I used Elegant edges cricut cartrides for the frame and Kate's ABC's for the little girl and flowers and butterflies.  It was a lot of fun to do and I know it will be special to her when she gets older.  Oh, I did spray the whole thing with clear spray to protect the paper design.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New and lovely ideas from another

I just came from a blog where Julie had taken old silver spoons and altered them with glitter, ribbon, pictures of roses and other things.  I fell in love with them and will have to give it a try.  Those ladies at craft secrets are the bees knees!