Thursday, August 24, 2006

1 Down, Only 100 More To Go!

Okay, so maybe 100 is exaggerating a little :) But I could honestly alter 100 of these things! I found these TV Remote Caddies at Hobby Lobby last Saturday & just knew I had to do something with them. So here is the first one of many more to do. I made this one for our family room using Thomas Kinkade pattern paper, mod podge & lots of embellishments. And of course, I had to do it in plum to match our family room walls :) I sanded the edges of the paper plus added a touch of gold paint on top of the plum paint to each edge, which is hard to see in the picture.

Here is the other side were I used big purple rick-rack, Primas, rhinestones and a bookplate with the word Believe. On the end, I used Heidi Swapp Chipboard for the word Family which I painted, a Bazzill flower, ribbon, fiber, circle tag with a flower & rhinestone & some epoxy stickers that I've had in my stash forever.

On this side, I used ribbon, more Primas, a fancy button & the metal memories from JoAnn's. On the end are more flowers, mesh, buttons, ribbon, a metal charm & a vellum quote for the word Cherish.

I will be making several more of these for Christmas gifts for my family & friends. For my Dad, I'm thinking about doing one with his 2 favorite Nascar drivers, Kasey Kahne on one side & Ryan Newman on the other. For my sisters, I'll do one with angels on it for Linda, one with bears for Barb & one with wolves for Donna (hoping they aren't reading my blog right now, lol). And even though my Mom is living in a nursing home, I'll make her one, too with either dogs or horses on it. And I'm sure I'll end up making some more for myself as well :) I can think of SO many uses for these. The first one I made is being used for it's intended purpose, tv remotes. But I could see one of these in my scraproom for tools, etc., one in my kitchen with grapes on it, one in our master bedroom for hand creams, etc.. The uses are endless.

Carrie posted a 10 for Tuesday challenge on The Scrapbook Zone website for us to list 10 things we think we're good at, so here are my answers in no particular order:

1. Scrapbooking. I doubt I'll ever be a famous name in the scrapbooking world, but I'm happy with my layouts & that's what really matters :)
2. Decorating. I love painting, hanging arrangements, working with accessories, etc. Another reason why it's my dream to become an Interior Designer.
3. Organizing. I love finding new ways to organize my scraproom & home.
4. Baking. Notice I said baking & not cooking, lol.
5. Typing. Taking 4 years of typing in high school has paid off.
6. Collecting :) Anything from scrapbook supplies to Primas to Beanie Babies to clothes.
7. Photography, although this is something I still need to improve on & I will be taking classes for this fall.
8. Keeping track of bills & our budget, which is why I handle the checkbook :)
9. Shopping ;)
10. Being a perfectionist. Sometimes this is a good thing & sometimes, it's bad. But it's part of being a Virgo :)

Tomorrow morning, Jim & I leave for our trip to Niagara Falls, Canada where we'll be spending the night in a spa suite ;) & then we head to Pennsylvania to visit my family & Karen & Jimmy's grave. Not the vacation that we were originally planning, but plans changed due to my Mom's health going downhill fast :( We'll have our laptop with us so I'll still be able to check my mail & of course, the scrapbooking boards :)

Have a wonderful weekend,



Kim said...

Those are so cool. Unfortunately, there are no Hobby Lobby's here. Those will be great gifts!

Anonymous said...

Love all your ideas for altering those caddies. Enjoy Niagara Falls!
Elaine Wood

Anonymous said...

very very nice
I bet everyone would love one of these to match their family room color scheme.

Looks likeyou put allot of time and talent into these.