Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mini Chalkboard Frame & other Simple Projects

Ever since The Boy broke one of my yard sale rooster plates I've been wondering what I could replace it with. A recent trip to the Habitat Resale store got me a plastic frame with chipboard cutesy print for 50 cents. I sprayed the chipboard with chalkboard paint. What do y'all think?I was obviously on a creative roll, my next project? Do something with our crocheted initials that I've had forever. Using my distress ink pads and a background stamp I added subtle detail to the cardstock. So subtle y'all can't see it in my bad picture! A bit of ribbon, a cut out of a stamped house imagine that so reminds me of Mr Darcy's Pemberly *sigh* ... and a sweet metal embellie from Karen Foster that says it all for me "Family"

I love the ease of clip frames & I especially love how cheap you can find them at Big Lots! My beloved HL sells them just not in this size/shape...


Gosh it feels wonderful to actually finish something! I can't tell y'all how much I've been missing playing with my crafty bits. Just simple projects that I didn't allow to overwhelm me. I focused on keeping it simple, not getting bogged down in too many choices. Simplify - my word for 2009 *smiles* Sometimes it's way too easy to get bogged down in what if's... what if I did this instead of that, ya know? And next thing ya know time is up & you've made nothing but a mess. I feel lousy when I do that! It's so discouraging. So please don't do that to yourself, a simple completed project is so much better than a complicated unfinished one!

6 comments:

Darlene said...

Your projects turned out great!!! I haven't been feeling crafty for a while, I hope I get it back soon!!

I am quite excited because they had in the paper that we will be getting a Big Lots store...WOOHOO!! I can't wait!

Daphine said...

Well, look at you! I think both projects turned out great!

I am also lovin' your new blog header!

Have a great week!

HeathahLee said...

I love the chalkboard sign! And you're right...I need to stop questioning myself up one side and down the other and just DO something! : )

Melissa Wertz said...

Love them! You did a great job on your projects and I love your 'new' chalk board. You need to link up with Diane's party today. :-)

Lorrie said...

What great projects--I love the little chalkboard--what a super idea!

linda said...

Both projects...cute, cute, cute! Wasn't the chalkboard project easy! It seems I want to make everything into a chalkboard these days!