Here is an altered rolodex I did for my aunt who is so wonderful about sending cards for her friends' and family's important dates. I had so much fun making it for her and I actually got to give it to her in person on our recent cruise. She really loved it and that warmed my heart. Most of my crafting is done for gifts as I feel that a homemade gift is a little more special.
This is a project I've been working on for what seems like forever! It is a shadow box frame of a vintage recreation of my sister's marriage license. I got it out of my Memories of a Lifetime Family History Book. I Put their information in and then embellished and framed it. It's a gift for their anniversary which was in April, but I'm going to see them soon and will be able to give it to them in person!
Here is the tray table we made for my mother-in-law for Mother's day. It was my first true attempt at decopauge.The sentitment is one I made up. "Moms, like birds, sing sweet songs of love" She loved it, but I hope I can get better with practice.
I'm trying to do some recycled crafts, and since I'm using the wine bottles for lamps, and many of them have such pretty labels, I figured I'd use them too. I came up with this idea after I met Tweety Jilland she taught me how to do artist trading cards. I'm going to use some as gift tags for my wine lamps, and others just as a decoration for my kitchen.
I FINALLY finished my first wine bottle etching project! I've been collecting wine bottles from my friends and colleagues to use for recycled crafts. I used my Cricut to cut out crab stencils on vinyl contact paper from the Life is a beach cartridge. Then I used Armour Etch on the bottles. This is a gift for my friends whose last name is Crabtree and are wine lovers. I think it will go perfectly in their "Crabtree Shack".
I stumbled across these as I was searching for vintage post cards. So much of Florida's history is in the citrus industry. I'm finding it fascinating, all the work that the growers put in to them! If you know where I can find any please send me the link or post your suggestions. Thanks!!