Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Part 1 of Mystery Tin Project

For those of you following, I would like to personally thank you for supporting me and my creative streak.  I have several projects that I am working on for the next few weeks.  I have been asked if I could give a tutorial on how to make my vintage flowers and that is something that I'm working on as well.
I'm not a teacher by trade, but I will certainly try to teach you all how to make these wonderful flowers.  I just have to try to figure out Ustream.
So, the Mystery Tin Box will have a Part 2, don't you just love surprises!  I'm working on Part 2 of the box, so just be sure to stop by again.
I love the way you can take something new and age it by just using some distressing products.  For this particular project I used Tea bags to age the lace ribbon.  I then took Tim Holtz distressing ink and distressed the edges of DCWV Tradewind stack. I removed the hardware that came with the tin and added some that I picked up at the hardware store.  Just these few simple steps made this ordinary tin box look extraordinary.

The lighting in my craftroom is not the perfect lighting, but I have to make do with what I have, so I'm very sorry.  If you like what you see, please be sure to post a comment.  All comments are welcomed.  Also remember that I will be giving away a FREE Gift to one follower 25, so signup, tell a friend, neighbor, family member, or other paper addicts. 
Oh, and for those of you near Rock Springs, Wy, I will have having Scrap Crops at the Library.  The first one is scheduled for Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 12 - 5pm (FREE).  Be sure to come if you are a paper addict like me.  Since it's a crop I will not be teaching anything in particular.  Bring your scrapbooking projects and supplies.  It's just a great day for paper addicts to get together, scrap, swap ideas, and enjoy some scrapbooking company. 


  1. Love the colors, the paper and the flowers and beads! Another wow!

  2. I am really digging DCWV Papers. They have some really nice stuff. Is it sad to say that I'm falling for DCWV.