Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I love to alter things!

I spent a good part of the day altering journals, photo albums, notecards, etc. This is one of my favorite things to do with my papercrafting supplies. I love to take an ordinary or even ugly item picked up at the dollar spot or somewhere and turn it into something beautiful. This journal came from the Target dollar spot last year. It started life with an ugly bow tied across the middle. I removed the bow, added the felt flower, tied ribbon around the coils, and added the "journal" letters with my cuttlebug alphabet. Now it looks like so much more. This gives me a reason to use all of that wonderful ribbon I have been collecting. It's so fun to come up with different combinations. I'm having a garage sale this Thursday, I am participating in an antiques sale next weekend, and a craft show at the end of the month so I will get plenty of chances to try to sell this and my other altered items.

Thanks for stopping by!


Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty, Kathleen!! I love how you alter do it so well!! Best of luck with your sales! I'm sure these will sell very quickly!!

Alexandra said...

And, you are fabulous at it - this is gorgeous Kathleen! I can't wait to see the rest of them!!!

I am sooo glad you are going to Convention - whoohoo!! Where are you staying???


Marilyn said...

You are so good at this Kathleen! I love altering things too - I am always picking stuff up at the dollar spot to alter. Good luck with all the sales events you have planned too!