Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Getting My Crafty On

This week we have a special visitor staying with us.  My dear BIL came yesterday from Boise, ID.  My hubby and I picked him up from the airport.  It was good to see him.  We will all be traveling to central Oregon later this week for a visit with my husband’s folks.  The weather looks like it’s going to be beautiful for our trip.  I’m crossing my fingers.  I’ll be taking along a few sewing projects to keep me busy. In the meantime, I thought I would show you a little of what I’ve been doing the past few days.

About a week or so ago, I spotted this awesome crafty idea on Beth’s blog. She is always coming up with clever ideas for projects and I thought this was perfect for me.  So, I grabbed some of my vintage wallpaper scraps, some card stock, a glue stick and my new tag punch.

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I ripped up the pieces of wallpaper into tiny randomly shaped smaller pieces and glued them onto my card stock. Then after they dried overnight, I punched them out with my new tag punch purchased yesterday at Michael’s.  It was on sale for $10 something which was a bonus.

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And voila, cute scrappy looking tags.  They kind of remind me of crazy quilts which I love. Thanks so much Beth for this awesome idea!  The neat thing is that no two tags are alike.  I will most likely be using these for price tags for my Farm Chicks items.

Here’s another little project I’ve been working on.  Several years ago I started a button bracelet, then ran out of steam.  I stumbled across it the other day while cleaning out my craft room and decided it was time to finish it.  Here is the end result.

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It was hard to get a good picture of it so you can see all the cool buttons.  It’s really so much prettier in person.  In fact, I liked it so much I made another one in whites/creams.

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Of course, I had to use lots of sparkly glass and rhinestone buttons too. 

So, that’s it for me today.  I know I promised a Dreaming of Paris post and I will get to it soon.  Tomorrow I’ll be heading over to the malls for some clean up and will be taking lots of new goodies as well.  It’s been awhile since I’ve shown pictures.  I’ll try to remember this time to take some.  I will be moving my space at Monticello at the end of the month so I have busy making some plans for my new space.  Should be fun, change is good!

30 comments:

Lori said...

Lisa, your button bracelets are crazy beautiful!!! i really love the one in creams and whites...SO cute how your tags turned out!!!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Your bracelets are very inspiring. Beth always has good ideas!

I SEE THE BRIDGE! said...

Oh love the tags (crazy and scrappy it my kind of thing) I might need to do some of those.
The bracelets are gorgeous...how clever you are and such a hard choice pink or white and sparkly, my two favourite colours!
have a truly scrumptious day,
Kiss Noises Linda

laurie -magpie ethel said...

When I saw those tags I thought they would be perfect for Farm Chicks...cute idea. Didn't know you were mixing it up at Monticello - we DO NEED to do lunch!

Sarah said...

Great projects! I love the tags and button bracelets both. You are right, Beth always has the best ideas!

Llyn M said...

umm.. it has done nothing but RAIN here in Bend for two days. It's gloomy right now, so I hope the weather breaks for your trip over here this weekend!!!!

Loose Sparrow Arts N Crafts said...

am so in love with both the tags and the bracelets. You are one clever cookie!

Linda said...

Very cute projects- I love them all!

Jan LaFollette said...

Cute tags and I love the bracelets. The tage will be perfect for any show, in a larger size they would make cute gift cards, as well. Hope you find sunshine on your trip.

Sewn With Grace said...

Love all the crafting you did today. You speak my craft language!! Be blessed!

Jill said...

Such great ideas! Those button bracelets are beautiful. The buttons are so wonderful, and such a great variety!
Hugs,
Jill

Miss Gracie's House said...

Those are really cute! Thanks so much for the sweet words you left for me and my family...sweet of you! Looking forward to seeing the change at Monticello.
Rene'

My Shabby Roses said...

Wow, some great ideas Lisa! The braclets turned out wonderful, what a great way to use buttons.
The tags are great too, I wouldn't of thought of that.
Thanks for the fun gift of roses today, what a special treat!

Florence said...

Love those button bracelets, I have made some myself and always get compliments on them. Florence

...... Kristina ...... said...

Lisa those bracelets are so gorgeous! oh i would wear both together they are lovely.
The gift tags are a fantastic idea,how clever and yours turned out pretty,pretty.
Could you pop over to my blog and please help?
Love Kristina XxX

Eileen@Star'sFault said...

Ack! What a GRAND idea, and they turned out perfectly wonderful. Thanks for sharing this idea!

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

Andy's Attic said...

Love your bracelets. I made one in silver and always get comments. The tags are great!!!!!
Annette

Pallas said...

The wallpaper tags are very cute as are the button bracelets. Have a great trip, hope your weather is nice.

Laurie said...

I love the tags, what a great idea!
The bracelets are beautiful, it always feels good to complete a project!
xoxo...Laurie

Sassy said...

I ♥ ♥ ♥ your tags so dang cute and I love your bracelets......what a cute blog you have!!!!

WSU Laura said...

You are one crafty lady! Love the button bracelets, and your tags. Can't wait to see you at Farm Chicks.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Love the tags, love the bracelets. I did an all brass button bracelet a few years ago but now, after seeing yours, I need to do another one!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Oh, that wallpaper tag idea from Beth is fantastic. Isn't Beth great?!! I just love how your tags turned out, Lisa. As soon as I get back some more energy, I'm definitely going to make some too.

Janet's Creations said...

oooh, I love those button bracelets. The tags are great, too.

sinnlighet said...

Hallo, Sweden here....

I must tell you, that I love your virtual & image blog!! Amazing mix of pic's & so much inspiration!

Regards from Agneta

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Those tags are a great idea, as are the button bracelets!
alicia

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

My heart just skipped a few beats here, sweetie! I LOVE the bracelets! Would you mind emailing me -when you have a spare moment... - and letting me know what you used for the base and where you found it. I have tons of cool old buttons and would love to make a bracelet.

Enjoy your company and visits.

xoxo
becky

shana said...

Love those tags!! I am going to make some for myselk. Thanks for the idea.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Love all of it!!!

Karen said...

Those tags are fantastic and unique....as are those gorgeous bracelets!! I sort of have a thing for buttons. Okay, okay, so it might be a wee bit of an obsession and its nice seeing such beautiful buttons in action! :>