Wednesday, November 20, 2013

{Scrapbboking Trick} Stamping on white flowers

I want to apologize in advance for the bad quality of the photos.

Materials:
White paper flowers
Clearstamp; Rockin' Renaissance, Tattered angels
Ink pad; Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz Distress Ink


I have a whole bunch of plain white paper flowers just laying around that I, frankly, don't find very useful. The advantage is that they are cheap, and you usually get a bunch of them so I came up with something that made them very versatile and useful for all kinds of projects!


For this one, I chose a stamp with a small bit of text upon it and left some of it outside:

There are also many other variations you can do with this. Stamp, double-stamp, or just rub a ink pad over the flower gently.



Thank you for reading!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hall Poster

I have seen several takes on the sign saying "In this house", and then some lines about what they do in the house, for examples "we do grace", "we learn from mistakes" and so on. I have also seen a few "In this classroom", either as a poster, a sign or vinyl directly on the wall.

The best thing is that you can remove and add as you want what best applies to your house. I did that. I had a nice scrapbooking paper and did the title in pink stickers and then added the text with a black felt 2.0 calligraphy pen. I hung it in the hallway next to the mirror.





Hope you like it!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Something new and something old

I made a necklace for my brother once upon a time, but I do not think I chared it with you. If I did, see this as a "favourite re-run!". Its a Mustache on a string, made out of Fimo. I saw something like it in acryllic plastic but since I do not have that or the tools, I decided to do one in Fimo. I liked the result :) He did too.


And then there is the necklace I did today. Or, "did", its more recycled, or upcycled :) I had a plain mocca thread around that I sometimes used as a necklace all on its own. But then today I saw my fiancees glass-chess :) Bingo! It started out with a normal white pawn, but then I decided to go with the Black Queen instead! I wrapped the thread two times around the chess-piece and voila! This way I can also change the piece if I feel like it :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

An Apple for the Crafter Altoids

Yesterday my mum came over with a package I got from Jenny ( An Apple for the Crafter ) all the way from USA! I was so psyched after seeing her Purse Organizers. She even included a small note of my countrys flag! I felt so proud. And again, thank you so much!

I got to thinking what I should do with them. But then I thought what do I NEED? So I turned my purse upside down and found this:

1 Almanac
1 Bike key
1 Cellphone
1 Horse charm
1 Pencilcase
1 Red Nailpolish
1 Small tube of hand creme
1 Small tin of mints
1 Tinted lip balm (sunscreen 15)
1 Tiny tube of salve
1 Wallet
2 Needles
5 Thin metallic bracelets
Headset to my cellphone
Keychain
Some small trash

Hmmm, I can't figure out what could be useful at this point. Just somehwere to store away all my small, tiny things? Maybe. But I loved the idea Jenny had with the Boo-Boo box. The Altoid tins are bigger than you would expect (at the least I thought so) ! So I guess I will just have to wait for the insirational flare to come too me. I guess I could also store spare change ect in them. Hmm. We'll see.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Graduation and Pinterest

Just a quick update. I "graduated", or rather, quit adult school (komvux) last friday and I am now looking for a job. I do not know what the outcome will be.

I made a card for a friend that is one year younger than me and graduated from upper secondary school and is going to a university this autumn. I wish him the best of luck. I made a card for him but it was so bad I did not bother to take photos of it. He was happy anyway :) I am not used to making cards like that.

Oh! And also I've been invited to join Pinterest! I am so excited and I will make sure to share some of it. I have just put it up so I havent "pinned" so much yet, but I am sure I will!

Thats all for me right now.
Over and out,
Amy.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Gold-plated plug necklace

Well, meine lieblinge, I have had my eyes on a special necklace for a while, the charm for the necklace is the kind of gold-plated plugs you normaly have for musical/computer/television purposes on different type of cables. Dj plug you can call it I guess (Just google it if you want pictures).

And since I am extremly cheap thrifty and creative, I thought "Maybe I could do that!" and I asked my boyfriend, who got a huge bunch of computer parts laying around, if he got one of these and he did! But I could not figure out how I could make a hole on the plug and we do not exactly have the tools for it, so I made something closer to a other picture I had seen somewhere.

















Step one complete.
Now I needed a chain or a rope, and it turned out I had a old black necklace left from some old jewelry that got lost in my drawer. Score! So I tucked both ends into the hole and it was a snug fit. Perfect. Maybe I do not have to glue it into place, so I can change the rope when I want? I will try to wear it at school and see how it fares.













This is how it ended up looking. Neat, huh? (Feel free too click the images for a bigger view)






I think it is a bit too long for my taste, so I am trying to figure out a way to shoten it up a bit. I am thinking maybe a small knot in the neck :) But I really rather like it.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Two tincans

I've recently come over two really nice tincans, one that used to preserve chocolate and (I think) the other one was used for hard candy.

The first one is a Anthon berg chocolate tin box that looked old to begin with, but when you turned it over you saw a very modern "ingredients" sticker. But the vintage look of the box got me

Anyway, here's the box (you can always click the images for a closer view!):



Isnt it gorgeous?

The other one is all in french:


















With the help of Google Translate (My trusty companion), the text at the top says: "Anise of Flavigny Abbey" and the black text at the bottom of the box says "True mark of Anise", but I do think that even Google Translate makes mistakes (THE HORROR!) when it comes to grammar.

And at the bottom of the top lid was a what I first thought to be a pink sticker a kid or something had once put there, because you could not see what it was supposed to be, so I rubbed it gently with my fingers under running water and then filled it with hot water so maybe the sticker would be easier to remove, but then I saw that there were TEXT on it! Plot twist! So I took a photo of it and flipped the image in photoshop (because it seemed like the text was mirrored)


"Anise of Flavigny Abbey, single real/only true mark/brand. Anise scent natural / Natural anise scent."

Edit:
They are now renting space to my stamps :)