Monday, June 21, 2010

Altering Away!

I have been away from the blog for quite a bit. It felt so good last week to be able to scrap away with my gals! When I go to a big crop like last week, I usually take a big project so I don't have to think about bringing a lot. When I was at The Crafty Scrapper, I saw these "Receipt Holders" from Seven Gypsies. It was of course I wanted it, and I wanted to alter it.

I stared at it for about two hours. I thought, I'll get the needle nose pliars out and take them apart so I could cover them totally. Well....that was a no go....there had to be a better way. So, I cut the piece that went down the middle 2 1/4 " wide and slid it under the springs. Then I cut the boarder pieces 3/4" and punched them. I made a few notches so it would fit securely around the springs. I think it will look great in my classroom. I put several items from my retreat so when I look at it, it will make me happy all school year long.

Last year my good friend Sherri gave me this flash card that she found with my name on it. I have been waiting to find something special to do with it. I couldn't decide if I wanted it in my classroom or my scraproom. Since I had some extra supplies from my above project, I decided to make it for my classroom. Lots of Graphic 45 and Maya Road goodness.

I had such a good time making the receipt board that I made one for The Crafty Scrapper too! It is filled with a lot more Maya Road products.

Thanks for looking. I'm so glad it is summer so I can craft, craft, craft!


Christina said...

Very cool! I'm glad you all had a good time & wish I could have been there!

Kirsty Wiseman said...

thnaks for your comment, Brooky Brook. I love those projects on your nlog, sweets - make me one? xx