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Friday, March 25, 2011

A Little Project


Hi Friends!
Happy Friday!
I'm soooooo happy it's Friday. On Tuesday morning I hit my alarm and thought to myself, "why is my alarm going off on Saturday?" Boy, was I in for a rude awakening...Saturday was 5 days away! Alas. At least the week went by quickly though, because now Saturday is less than 1 day away! Yipee!!

I don't have a card for you today, but I thought I'd pop in and share a little item from a project that I've been working on for a while now...a new craft room! We've been planning and plotting for years now (I say 'we', as in my DH and I, but really, it's just been me planning and DH nodding :) and finally the ideas and happenings are becoming palpable! So I'll wait until the room is complete to show snippets of that, but I'll start with this nifty item that is now in use.

My sister gave me this super fun Umbra frame for my bday, that looks like polaroid pics. While I'm sure that I could have found a few photos to put in it, my mind instantly raced to how I could utilize this in my craft space. A while back I bought some of that cool cork board from Stampin' Up and was just waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it. So, when I saw this frame, I instantly thought of that corkboard and how I could use it to make these frames little bulletin boards! Then I remembered I'd also been saving some Maya Road days of the week chipboard and, voila, a concept was formulated!

The first thing I did was to cut the cork and hot glue it inside the frames. Then I got out my Copic Airbrush system and airbrushed the chipboard. After that, I sprayed them with Smooch Spritz, for a little bit of sparkle. Then I used glue dots to affix the words to the frame (just in case I decide to do something different later--the white part can also be used as a dry erase surface!). Originally, I thought I might use the calendar for little "to do" notes, but then I came up with another idea. Normally, I have a few images that I plan to work with each week, or sometimes I have images colored up that I hope to eventually plan on working with...so I decided to use this little frame as a calendar or "to do list" for my immies!



Anyway, just something fun I thought I'd share. I always LOVE looking at how people organize stuff and decorate their craft rooms, so I thought I'd take a gander at sharing something from mine.

Have a great weekend!

8 comments:

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Kadie, what a terrific project! Love what you've done with these frames...so creative!! Can hardly wait to see pix of your crafting room!!! Love ya, sistah!!!!

Cecelia said...

I absolutely LOVE these! Great idea! Have fun with the new craft room;0) And boy! am I glad it is Friday too! Hope you had a great week;0)

Hugs xx
Cecelia B

April said...

HHMMM....I am going to borrow this idea too...hehehe

I love what you have done and it is a wonderful project. I wish I had wall space, but maybe I could modify it to hang....Thanks for another great idea!!

Amy said...

This is so cute Kadie, I can see why you'd want it in your happy space! I can't wait to see pics of the room when your done with it!
Have a great weekend!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

What a FUN project!! Can't wait to see pics of your craft room!!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

OMG! This is the CUTEST COOLEST idea ever! You totally need to let us know how this is going-the colored images are the PERFECT thing to put up for your "to do's! LOVE IT!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, this is over the top superbly sweet! This is going to be a perfect addition to your wonderful new craft space, perfect for the grab and go immies that will turn your cards into masterpieces! This is sooo creative, and belongs in a magazine, my friend! Ingenious! x0x0

Krista said...

Hey Sweet Kadie! This is FAB-U-LOUS! OMG I LOVE IT! Brilliant idea!
Hugs, Krista