I cannot believe it has been almost six months since I have been able to scrap anything. I decided that it was time to force myself to get back among the living and start doing what I love to do. I have a small challenge group and figured the best way to motivate me may be to challenge them! I posted 7 challenges for them to do this month. The first challenge was to alter something. I had used a small can of tuna one day and thought that would be good to alter. The more I looked at it the more I thought it was too small as I decided to make a mini album to go in it. So, off to the grocery store I went and found a chicken can that I thought would be just the right size. I was talking on the phone to my niece as I shopped and when I told her where I was and that I was searching for something to alter, she just laughed at me. I think she will be surprised with what I chose and how it came out. lol
The item as purchased:
The finished item after I had a little fun with it.:
Spray painting the can black was the first choice I made. I wanted to make a Christmas themed item so chose the papers from an older Daisy Ds pad. I then chose the stamp I wanted to use......this cute one from Bildmalarna. I just love their stamps and think they have the sweetest little faces. The lace border is from a Magnolia die and the sentiment stamp is also Bildmalarna. I inked all the edges with chestnut roan Color box ink. The pearls, ribbon and flowers are just out of old stash.
Upon lifting the top off, you will find a little drop down coaster album. A good friend, Alana, sent me some coasters many years ago and am finally getting a few used. I covered each with black cardstock and then decorated with patterned papers. After using my crop a dile to punch holes, I chained each to the other. They fold accordion style to fit in the can.
Page one is the bottom of the lid.
I used the nesties die for the scalloped pocket and Magnolia dies for the tags. A little red stickles around the edges and yellow stickles in the flower centes finished this page off.
This is a very simple page. I used a couple red flowers along with a couple punched vine leaves to top the plain square photo mat. The sentiment stamp as well as the die cut for it is from Whimsy. Again a little stickles finished this page.
This page is a little fold out matchbook type mat. The snowman stamp is from Studio G. The sentiment stamp is just a random one I have and have no idea what company. The little holly leaves on this page as well as on page two, come from a border punch from Fiskars. Velcro hold the flaps shut.
Another simple page using a Nesties die and another Fiskars border punch. The red pearls finished this page. I am still trying to use lots of stash and tools I have had forever that have been neglected. I will never be able to even make a dent in my room but feel better knowing some are finally getting used!
Another little fold out mat for this last page. I think I may add a few more decorations and still need to finish the back pages.
Thank you all for stopping by. I am hoping to be back into the scrapping world again without any major disruptions. God bless each of you and many hugs to all.
Bildmalarna - Red
7 Kids College Fund - anything goes. I used copics and the Neenah paper that I know was purchased from them. Not sure on the floweres and pearls as I have had them for a long time.
613 Avenue Create - create your own challenge- alter something- I used Punch, die cut, pearls, image stickles, sentiment flowers, ribbon and lace
Simon Says - anything goes
Designed to Color- anything goes
Crafty Sentiments- not a card
Challenges 4 Everybody- anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle - metal, since my entire project is metal can, I am hoping it qualifies
Hobby Cutz - pearls and lace
Pile it On - leaves......lots of leaves on this project
Crafting 4 Eternity - anything goes
Ladybug Crafts - anything goes
Crafting by Designs - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy- anything but a card
Party Time Tuesdays- anything goes