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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Life...It Gets in the Way...

Yes, I am still here.  I truly apologize for not blogging recently.  Life caught up to me in the last three weeks.  Around here, we have had: a car break down, a tree fall on our house, a broken refrigerator, all three of us with the flu and...I am sure I have blocked something out.  All of this is on top of our normal busy lives of basketball practice, Academic bowl practice, book club, Zumba, etc...Whew!!!

Therefore, crafting has been on the very back burner!  But, never fear, I have some things that I did before the craziness and did not get posted.  These are not challenges from the book, but are a challenge anyways. 

Altering!!!  I never thought I could alter items when I first started crafting.  However, in the past few years, I have turned out some pretty cute things!  So, I challenge you to try to alter something.  If you see an item that has potential, give it a shot.  I am horrible at seeing something, then having a vision of what I want it to look like and making it come together.  I am always amazed at the home design shows where designers do this. 

My husband is a beer collector (and drinker) but more as a connoisseur, than just to drink, so he asked for a "special place" to keep his beer caps.  We turn these caps into jewelry, so we keep them.  I altered a cookie tin for this purpose, and here is the result:

It says Bottlecaps wrapped around the middle.

The can is decorated with Tim Holtz paper that has soda bottlecaps all over it.  I used ribbon and put foam adhesive under some of his favorite caps to decorate the outside.  I punched individual caps for the top and used Thickers for his name.  I think it turned out pretty good, and so does Mike.  He uses it, so that says a lot to me!

I have another altered item to share, but I am going to save it for later in the week, so I will definitely have something to blog about!  I can't wait to see your altered items!

Enjoy Everything,