Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Altered Caddy

A friend and I decided to take a shopping trip this past weekend just to have a little get-away. She had not been out of town for over a year so figured it was about time. We went to Boise for a weekend of shopping and I came across two of these ugly caddies and thought I would try my hand at altering. I have never altered too much and it is something I have wanted to try. Besides, I have a ton of cards now after a year of creating them, I figure it is time I move on to something else. So, here is the beginning object.

I had a hard time trying to decide just what to do with it but started by removing the plate off the front. I wanted this to be for someone other than a mom. lol I then decided to go with a more distressed feel instead of bright and cheery. Several years ago I purchased a tote full of paper from Costco. While at Costco, I thought they were just gorgeous and such a great bargain. Upon bringing them home, I decided they were not all that great and have not used hardly any. Once again I am trying to use things out of my stash so out comes this unused pile of neglected papers. I am still not too fond of them but chose three to use anyway. I thought this little Hanglar stamp was perfect for such a caddy. I also used some "melted" flowers along with some newly purchased ones. I did buy the Tim Holtz bookplates while in Boise but that is the only new things I used so mostly keeping to my "use stash" vow. With all that said, here is the finished caddy.

Challenges I hope this qualifies for are:

The Sisterhood of Crafters-color combo brown, blue and cream

ABC Christmas- U- under the tree

Moving Along with the Times-anything but a card

Pollycraft Monday- Anything goes

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle-Open theme

Flourishes-Beauty of the gift

Creatalicious- colors-pink, brown and green

Lots to Do- vintage

Other Lovelies-Embellishments

Sarah Hurley- flowers.....Thanks so much Lisa for the reference! Hugs to you.

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless you!


  1. I love this caddy Moshie (I have those papers too - and yes, they're barely broken into, lol!)They do look fabulous on this project though so we probably just need to find the 'right' projects for them. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's and inspiring me!
    Ann x

  2. Oh wow this is stunning i just love those papers and all the flowers. Thanks so much for taking part in the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Hugs Paula GD.

  3. Wow, absolutely stunning.Those flowers are beautiful and am curious as to the "melted" flowers. That bookplate is perfect as is that cute little Hanglar girl. Beautiful!!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood this week and hope to see you next week.


  4. What an amazing alteration Moshie, this is just fabulous. I have those papers too and rarely use them, you have given me great inspiration.
    Thankyou for sharing this with us for the Anything Goes Challenge at MAWTT.
    Luv Brenda xxxxx

  5. what a gorgeous little project thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week
    Ps over at Sarah Hurley our challenge theme his week is flowers, your project would be perfect

  6. This is fantastic!!!!! I loe it:) Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hos.

  7. This would make a wonderful Christmas present for your pretty daughter. (Your smart one would enjoy it too).

  8. Oh your quick! What a beautiful job of altering you have done! awesome! love the papers too, would look great under MY tree! Tehehee, thanks for joining in with us at ABC Christmas challenge, Samantha :0)

  9. Fabby creation, love the colours and flowers! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week over at MAWTT, hugs Heidi xxx

  10. Wow this is just stunning!!...just love those DP!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
    Good Luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. OMGosh!! You found me!! TY TY TY!! I'm here to look at your awesome creations and say hello and tell you I miss ya!!! Mwah!

  12. WOW wonderful find and fantastic alteration a great new addition to any home love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do. xx Zoe

  13. Hiya

    ooooh this is loverly what a beautiful piece to alter, thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey.x

  14. WOW this is stunning, I love the caddy now you have cheered it up. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxox

  15. Stunningly beautiful D! What a fantastic altered caddy.

  16. WOW this is beautiful,love all your gorgeous embellishments!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

  17. Fabby transformation of the caddy, love what you did with it, looks great!

  18. Oh My, this is just wonderful!!! Thanks so much for playing along the BBB challenge!!

  19. a fabulous festive gift for under the tree! thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge blog.
    hugs, annie x

  20. This is gorgeous - a lovely gift!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  21. This is gorgeous Moshie, thanks for playing at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

    Sarah x