Altered Pins and Holder

hat pin holder

Dusted off the cricut and made a cute little holder for some altered corsage pins I made. There are some amazing ideas on youtube but the one I kept going back to were ones made with the cricut. This is from the “sophisticated” cartridge using the fleur de lis. I layered the fleur de lis, 2 times on the main design, spaced with foam dots. Then made a shadow and put a piece of sheer ribbon on the back, followed by a layer of foam dots and finally the back shadow. This layering creates space for the pins to go in and be stored. Love how elegant this turned out–super simple, quick and easy!!

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My Space Within The Box

This is my craftroom. Welcome! I get an entire bedroom to myself! I’ve had the closet organizers and counter tops forever and whenever we move I just take them with me. Love how quick and easy these are to set up, they make any place home for me! For this room I have a south facing window and I don’t get a lot of sunlight–I love sunlight–so I’ve added undercounter light to each work area so it doesn’t feel as dark. I have 2 4′ countertops that are mounted with monster braces on the wall in the studs. So far they’ve held up well! The pink filing cabinet I acquired for free and took some krylon paint and sprayed it. I love it and when I get tired of the pink, I can always change it for cheap! On the back of my door is a clear shoe organizer that I made into an embellishment organizer. This is only a small grouping of my embellies, but they’re the ones I use the most so I made them easy to get to. Since the door to my craftroom stays shut, I have my plants in this room. My cats love to eat my plants and will decimate a plant in a few hours! Here my beauties are safe and I love how lush they are! Well that’s it, small but neat and tidy! Thanks for visiting my crafty space!

Philly Cream Cheese Box

I love Philly Cream Cheese Boxes. They’re the perfect size to make into fun little treasure holders. I altered this box in a vintage theme for a Valentine swap I’m in. I used DCWV paper that has a velvety feel. The bow is made from “pieces” of ribbon I had left over from another swap. I hot glued all of the pieces together and they really turned out nice and you can’t tell it was pieced together! There’s some velvety ribbon hidden in there as well. The jewel in the center was a hair accessory I upcycled. For the inside, I have all kinds of trinkets in my bins and pulled a few and glued them on the lid. The music is from an old music book I found. The feet are pearl beads that I hot glued in place. I had so much fun making this and it only took a few hours from start to finish.

A little bit of “Wicked” Goodness

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I’ve had these letters from JoAnn’s Fabric setting around for a while and decided to get creative with them. Used some of my favorite stampin up paper, black sequin acrylic paint and all kinds of embellies that have been hiding in my bins. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and if you’ve ever read the book by Gregory Macguire called Wicked, you’d be a fan of the Wicked Witch of the West too.

Travel Journal


A Travel Journal of my trip to Hoover Dam last year. I made the book base this using small paperbags and a travel road atlas. I added postcards and trinkets I picked up in the gift shop on my visit as well as photos I took. I love how this journal turned out! Now to get my journal entries in the book and it’s all done!

Cookie Sheet Creation


I purchased a 97 cent cookie sheet from Wal-Mart and altered it using paper, lace, beads and plastic mesh. The paper is Mariposa by DCWV. Of course I used my favorite Elmer’s Craft glue along with hot glue for the lace edging. Adhearing the lace to the edge of the cookie sheet was time consuming, but well worth the effort.The yellow flowers have magnets on the back so you can post notes or reminders on the main area. I love how this turned out and I’m so happy to share it!

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