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.....


10 comments:

  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.

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  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

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

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  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.

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

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  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

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  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!

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

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

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  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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