Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hello 2015. It is already mid March and I sort of made a New Years resolution to start crafting and stamping again. It isn't going well LOL! Oh well. I have stamped an occasional card in the past few months but I haven't really documented them. My blog is really just for me, not looking for recognition or anything like that. I do like looking back at the things I have made just to see if I have improved.

I decided to try altering a birdhouse after hoarding a couple that I bought maybe 4 years ago. About the time my hubby said he was going to throw them away I decided I better do something with them. My mod podge wasn't even dried up like I thought it might be after sitting on a shelf all this time. I started off by looking at examples I found on Pinterest. I didn't want to go buy a bunch of supplies so my goal was to use pre existing craft supplies in my hoard. I had paper, dies, chip board, prima flowers ect... I knew I could do something with all this stuff. I wanted shabby chic for sure, so I found an old paper pack from Crafty Secrets called Earthy from the Heartwarming Vintage Collection. I have had that paper at least 6 years LOL.My second goal was to find colors that might work in my Mother's guest room. She has a bird theme going on in there. So I might give it to her for Mother's day if it looks good enough. Anyway. Here are a few photos of the mostly finished project. I say mostly because I might add a couple things if I look at it long enough and decide it needs more.

Paper: Crafty Secrets
Dies: My Favorite Things, Picket Fence, Fancy Flourish, Butterflies, Leafy Flourish, Leaf Filled Flourish
Chipboard Bird from Stampin' Up
Wooden Button from Maya Road
Flower and Leaf from Prima
Mod Podge
Bling on Butterflies Crystal Stickers

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