Refurbishing a Tiki Hut Decor Piece.

Faded. Dirty. Bird Poo. Old looking.

Other than that, it’s perfectly fine and in good condition.

CLEAN IT FIRST — VERY WELL

Break out the acrylic paint, glitter glue, Martha Stewart metallic craft paint and brushes.

Put on your favorite show in craft room, grab a yummy coffee from the kitchen, sit down.

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DSCN2326.JPGFaded. No Bird Poo though… ūüôā

DSCN2328.JPG“Oooooo”, say it, you can say it, the Cuisinart tea kettle is awesome.

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DSCN2332.JPGSparkly!

DSCN2333.JPGJust bring Honeymoon Viognier from Trader Joe’s for meeeeeee.

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DSCN2335.JPGNever forget the feet¬†‚ąá‚ąá‚ąá‚ąá

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The End.

I hope you enjoyed, now go do something crafty, you’ll like it, I promise.

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Cards & a tiny rant!

Hi all, I’m back here to share a few cards I’ve made and spent over 25 minutes typing descriptions, anecdotes, and products used when all of a sudden, I hit something on my keyboard and my post was all GONE! Not sure what I hit but reminder to self: save, save, save as you go…

Just pictures now, I hope you don’t mind.

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Embellished Altoids Tin

Altoid tins! Decorated for Valentine’s Day next week!

I took patterned¬†paper, some heart embellishments (punched out and adhesive ones) and went to town. Added a little baker’s twine, washi tape, clay flowers and voila! Some minty fresh treats for those you adore.

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Haunted Estate Paper Bag Mini Album

Hello all!

I’m still enjoying this fall/Halloween season with all the paper collections out there right now.¬†I am plugging away at a few more Halloween projects¬†before moving onto Christmas. This particular album was great to make and… I was really impressed with Recollections’ design and style of their patterned paper. I was looking for spoooky¬†and they definitely delivered!

I used some I Am Roses flowers on the cover with a stick pin that I glued a cute little button to. I finished it off with a spooky lady skeleton cameo. On the binding, I used some fun trim and attached a Tim Holtz little glass bottle of black glitter with some bakers twine.

The¬†oval¬†tags inside the album that look spritzed… were. I didn’t care for how “bright white” they looked, so I sprayed them with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. The trim on most of all the tags¬†was Martha Stewart (this year’s collection) and used Tim Holtz’s¬†Tiny Attacher. Some additional¬†embellishments are from Jolee’s, Martha Stewart and trim & buttons¬†from my stash. I hope you enjoy!

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Baby Girl Lunch Sack Mini Album #2

This lush mini album has pearl finished papers from DCWV Luxury Stack, tags from Best Creations ‘Sweet Baby’ collection, tons of embellishments from K& Co., many stylish buttons from Dress It Up Button Co., cut outs from the Silhouette Cameo, I am Roses flowers, collectible buttons, trim from Michaels, my personal stash, Recollections layered flowers, and more! I wasn’t sure about the choice in the paper until I got going with the album then it all fell together in such a classy, rich way. I love the fun result. It’s very girlie and soft. The pictures actually do the album justice! Although there is nothing like holding a finished project in your hands. I hope you enjoy and feel free to leave a comment!¬†

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Planes, Trains and an Ark – Little Boy Lunch Sack Album

This fun & bright little boy themed lunch sack album was created using DCWV Nana’s Kids, bright & fun trim, embellishments from Jolee’s Boutique puffy star stickers, Martha Stewart fuzzy whale sticker, elephant punch and picket fence punch, K&Co. borders & sentiment stickers, Recollections adhesive star borders, layered flowers, brads & zoo stickers, Dress It Up Button Co., Silhouette Cameo shapes [train, banana, star & moon, little grey stars]. From my stash you will find flat-back bling, plain buttons and baker’s twine. The album was distressed all in Shabby Shutters by Tim Holtz.

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