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My name is Elizabeth and I am an avid crafter. I have been making and selling my handcrafted jewelry for the past 8 years. In 2010 I rediscovered my interest in scrapbooking. I work full time in the banking field, mother to 2 beautiful girls and a wife to an awesome husband that provides support to my crafting needs. I am looking forward to sharing with you my creations and I hope you find inspiration from them.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Thrift Find - Altered Wooden Umbrella

Hi everyone!

So a couple of weeks ago I visited a thrift store. I was able to find a couple of items to alter. Tammy known on YouTube as sscrafter1 is hosting a challenge named "Altered Thrifted Find Challenge".  The challenge is to alter a new item we picked up recently (after announcing her video) at a thrift store, goodwill, flea market or at a garage sale and alter it. I decided to enter the umbrella for the challenge. Although I did not take a before shot however if you click on the video below you will see how it looked before....

After removing the old material. I gave it a good wipe then I painted the wood with white Gesso and brown acrylic paint. I did some sanding to give it a worn look. Then added beautiful pink brocade material I had picked up from the Goodwill too a few months ago. It was once a little girl's jacket but now it has another use. LOL! I then added some beautiful mauve color pom pom trim, mini rossette trim which I had added ivory color flat back pearls on every other flower on the top rim and bottom rim. I also used ivory color fused pearl trim on both rims then finished off by accenting the top of the handle with delicate laces, pearl trim and beautiful paper flowers.

Here is a pic on how it looks all beautified....

I altered this item to go with my Asian themed dinning room. The beautiful pink brocade material screamed Asian. I just love how it turned out!

Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Scrapping Queens of 2013 - YT Hop - Pocket Full of Posies

Hello to you all,

I know it has been a while but what better way to come back to blogging by showing a beautiful project I have created for a YouTube Hop.

I am so excited to have participated in this month's Scrapping Queens of 2013 YouTube Hop. The beautiful hostess' of Scrapping Queens are Betty (Scrappassion01), Markisha (Staplem1) and Tmika (Scrapdaworld). I was invited by Tmika and it has been a great honor to have participated. Thank you Tmika!

There is an awesome line up of talented ladies who have created beautiful projects for this month's theme "Pocket Full of Posies". We had to create a project that is full of spring elements and include lots of flowers. So I decided to alter a wooden and wire birdcage that I had purchased from the thrift store a couple of years ago. Here is a before picture:

I decided to paint it all with white Gesso and added some texture (a technique I learned from a fellow YouTuber) and added lots of flowers. I also added accents in the form of a pretty little pink bird perched on top of the cage over looking her little nest inside. You can click on the video below for a detail explanation.....

I hope you enjoyed the video. Here are pictures of the altered birdcage:

*Front View*

*Side View*

*Back View*

I just absolutely love it! She is sitting beautifully on top of my end table in my living room.

Thank you again to Betty, Markisha and Tmika for inviting me to participate in this hop! I had so much fun creating this.