Goooooood morning!!!! How are you? I'm so excited for my post today. Months ago I saw somewhere in blog land these cute wooden key chains (I can't remember where now) and the person had doodled with Sharpies on the wooden discs. Well, I'm a horrible doodler so this is what I opted to do...
THIS stamp with Staz On black ink on top of the paint. Yes I realize it's a bit crooked but it ended up working out better this way because once I had the handy husband Mike drill the hole, he said if it had been centered it may have been too close to the edge and would have split the disc. He may have just been trying to make me feel better though :) After that, I just slipped on a key ring! Voila! I just love this little sentiment from Paper Source and have really tried to adhere to it lately. Even if it's just sketching out something or tacking down a few items in my faux Smash book. It really makes a world of difference in my attitude when I do something creative every day! I went ahead and had Mike drill the holes in the rest of the discs and thought I could paint those different colors and stamp them with various images for friends and family. I'll use acrylic stamps though so the off center thing shouldn't be an issue :)
And now for my next trick! Last week when I went on my little shopping spree, haha, I saw the cutest little stick pins at Archivers. I think they were from Jillibean. I first picked them up and then I got to looking at them and realized I could make them my self. I've told you guys that before, I try to be as thrifty as possible when it comes to my hobby and I knew I had all the stuff to make these pins at home. Well, fast forward a couple of days to my shopping trip at Michaels and I find these cute little cloths pins in the dollar bins. I started to pick them up, and again realized I had the stuff to make them at home. Now in this situation, they were only a $1 but I didn't really like the color, it would have been a waste of a dollar.
These took hardly any time at all to make. The little felt shapes I bought at Michaels several months ago so I just placed a glue dot on the clothes pin and straight pin and then stuck the felt piece on. As for the butterflies, I punched those out with my Martha Stewart punches and adhered glue dots, then placed glue dots on the clothes pins and straight pins and stuck the butterflies on. I tried to stick the glue dot on the butterfly first and then put the butterfly on the pin and it didn't work out so well for me, let's just say...crooked. I've got a couple of projects for you guys later this week using some of these fun little embellishments!
Did you have a nice weekend? We were outside all day Saturday and a good portion of the day Sunday it was GREAT! I need to get my head wrapped around the fact that Easter is coming up quick and I haven't done a thing for it! I hope you have a great Monday and I'll chat with you all later!