Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Just a Crafty, Thrifty Girl!

I mentioned in yesterday's post that I was going to share a little project I made. I love to create and design on the computer. I found an inspiration piece with this scripture on Pinterest and loved it. I was playing around on PicMonkey and designed one for myself. I liked it as it was, but I decided I wanted to make another one and glitter the anchor. So, that's what I am sharing with you today.
Here is the piece printed out and ready for some glue & glitter.

Here it is after I glittered the first part. I worked in small sections so the glue wouldn't dry before I could glitter it. I used plain old Elmer's school glue.

Here is a section covered in glue. I got a little glitter mixed in when I brushed near the section I had already glittered.

Here it is all glittered. I am loving gold lately so I chose it for my anchor.

So pretty...:)

You may have noticed this empty clipboard hanging above my desk in yesterday's craft room post. 

It needed a little something on it. I have seen people using these like frames on the Internet and thought I would give it a try. Easy to change! I am planning to make more scripture and quote posters and change them out every couple weeks. Good excuse to get to play on the computer and play with glitter!

I also wanted to share two thrifty finds from the weekend. First up is this gorgeous old mirror. I absolutely love the shape and detailing on this mirror. I have plans to sand it, repaint it, add a shelf to the bottom, and turn the mirror into a chalk board. Can't decide what color though....

It's pretty big...probably around 3 feet high and  2 feet wide. I have been slowly trying to replace things on my walls with things I have thrifted and redone as well as things I make. This is going to be perfect in my dining room.

I also bought this sweet little napkin holder. 

I am using it in my craft room on my desk to hold post it notes though.
It is really pretty.

Working on crafty things is such a release for me. I am able to just forget about things for a while and let my mind become totally focused on the task I am trying to accomplish. 
It is good for my soul...:)

 I am off to try to catch up on replying to my comments. I'm sorry if you don't always hear back from me. Sometimes it is because I get behind and just have no time to catch up and other times it is because some of you are no reply commenters and I don't always make it back to the blog to reply. I so enjoy reading each of your comments though. They are always a bright spot in my day...:) 
Have a happy Wednesday everyone.

Until next time.....


  1. I love that mirror as it is - just a little distressed painting and it would be perfect. Like the idea of changing out inspirational scriptures and quotes on the clipboard. I am averse to glitter - too many glitter disasters in my past - too gory for words, really.

  2. Vicky the quote is really cute with the glitter anchor! Love the clipboards I've been seeing and I agree a fun way to change things out frequently. I also love the mirror as is, but can see it as a wonderful blackboard also. Crafting is something I hope to get back too soon. Hugs, Linda

  3. Love the scripture with the anchor and the new/old mirror. Your constant dreaming up new ideas is amazing!

  4. Love the art piece you created with the glittery anchor, great idea!... and that mirror... I sure wouldn't mind finding something like that one of these days myself. :0) Have a great day.

  5. I loved the art work and I really love that mirror. What a great find!

  6. What a great idea Vicky and a lovely quote. I may just get my daughter to come up with some of these for her room, such as a tidy desk = a tidy mind! Have a wonderful week xx

  7. My dear Vicky, your art work is so beautiful especially the sweet words you chose to use.

    I'm definitely loving the mirror and it would certainly look great as a chalkboard - I look forward to seeing what you do with it :) Hugs to you!

  8. Love your thrifty finds as always and your glittery anchor is SO cool!!

  9. I love the quote and the glittered anchor is the perfect touch! Have a glittering Thursday!

  10. That mirror is wonderful.

    I love the anchor and quote and I must admit I am going to steal your idea. I have never thought about using a clipboard as a frame. I have a couple of fun clipboards I covered. Now I have to find a fun quote.


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