October 12, 2008

help me...i'm willing to bribe you.

i LOVE altered items.
or projects that use scrappy stuff in cool ways.
but i really struggle with ideas for them.

i mean, look at what our fabulous Nicole Samuels did with a tree from Target and a set of 3-D Making Memories stickers!! do you know how awesome this would look with my vintage Halloween collection?! and one of our dear members, akaliz, made lemonade from lemons with this frame she picked up at Goodwill...how do people think of this stuff?!

i love this kind of stuff...but my brain just does not think that way, lol.
so if you have a link to something cool that shows scrap supplies being used for something other than pages, cards or mini-albums, could you link me up here??
oh...and the bribe.
my RAK stash has been growing exponentially...so i would love to share it with a fellow SC'er. along with scrappy stuff, i'll throw in some vintage trim and paper goodies...just hook a sister up!!
=)

24 comments:

Just_a_bean said...

I love altering tins - see link for 2 x cigar tins for stamps and stash and old tin cans transformed into pen holders!

http://justabean.blogspot.com/2008/10/altered-stuff.html

Kimberly said...

I love altering things.

Kimberly said...

Oh yeah, I have several altered bottles on my blog and an altered Halloween canvas as well.

Anonymous said...

I wish I had half their talent. My altering is confined (so far) to tins, paint cans and lunch boxes. For inspiration I go to twopeasinabucket.com - they have so many talented crafters. You can do a search on "altered" and see items such as altered chicken wire. Who knew? Check it out.

Janie

Fiorella said...

I don't think I am very talented...unfortunateley, but sometimes I like altering boxes to put my stuff in, cans,tins....

frazzled2day said...

have been getting into altered art in a big way recently....so far I have done a door hanger, a candle and a tissue box but am aiming to make all birthday pressies for family next year...there are various piccies on my blog...frazzled2day.blogspot.com ...will be posting more pics as I complete projects xx

ann-marie said...

I really want to make something like this:
http://www.pbteen.com/products/p3542/index.cfm?pkey=cwall%2Daccessories%2Ddecoration
Use up some cool SC scraps!!

TxScrapAddict said...

Gotta few items on my blog: http://texasscrapaddict.blogspot.com

karen m. (akaliz) said...

holy cow! that's me up there! i feel so honored. i just posted another one in the gallery, too, if you care to take a peek..

karen m. (akaliz) said...

here's what i put in the gallery


it's on my blog too

Amy Adams (aka Scrapitgal) said...
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Amy Adams (aka Scrapitgal) said...

I love to alter things, but I need a purpose!! Here is my boo box (and explanation of a boo box!)

http://scrapitgal-ticktock.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

I have altered two wooden trays, a wall canvas, and a couple lamp shades.

Erica Hettwer said...

Here's a link to a little goodie I found at Goodwill and altered. :D

http://ericasdoingsomethingelse.blogspot.com/2008/07/this-ones-for-you-liz-hicks.html

Thanks for looking! :D

Vicki J. Wade said...

I'm with Kimberly... I LOVE scouting flea markets and antique shows for cool items that can be altered.

Better yet... we tore down an old chicken coop on our property and replaced it with a new workshop for my hubby. You should have seen me hopping up and down as the old window panes were (carefully) removed from the old coop. I retained them to alter. The first one I re-did has three openings at the top of the pane and those contain 2 8.5x11 inch layouts of my son's first horse show. One long opening along the bottom is fitted with chicken wire. I hang notes and little goodies from the wire. If you'd like to see photos, please send me an email me at: wadev@grinnell.edu. I'd love to share the finished project with anyone!

My next project...? An altered antique book that opens to reveal all kinds of goodies. And then on to an altered typesetter's "drawer".

P.S. Check out junkmarketstyle.com. Their ideas and book are super cool. Although they focus more on altered furniture and home decor, they occasionally feature altered paper-crafts.

-Vicki J. Wade
wadev@grinnell.edu

Charmayne said...

Ok-I have the black tree-have all the making memories spellbound stuff-but there are no 3D diecut unless did they use the glitter clear ones? Help, I so badly want to duplicate this!
Thanks

HL0517 said...

I really love updating the old type case drawers w/ pictures and scraps. Here is what I did

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/5447

Victoria S. said...

Here is a link showing a frame used to hold a series of "pages" from my friend Ronda Palazzari.
http://rondapalazzari.typepad.com/helpmeronda/2008/08/page/2/
see entry August 15.

Close To Home said...

well here's my "wall art" that I had done with a photo in a frame with scrappy stuff :)

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/2803

Kelly said...

Love the altered frame from found objects! THanks for featuring my RAK on the blog guys!

moonlightgrrl said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5603243

these are too cute. i've also seen the same concept for magnets.

another thing that comes to mind is Stephanie's barrettes that she made using those OA rubber charms.

erin m said...

I love to do canvases.
This one hangs above my kitchen sink. I posted directions as well.
http://scrapbookourlife.blogspot.com/2008/05/easy-kitchen-canvas.html

ck said...

I love altering. I love to use scraps to make cards, altered coasters & ATCs...

This is a link to some of my simple creations: http://ckchai.blogspot.com/search/label/SB

Jane Hasty said...

Hi Nicole. Here is one I made for Luxe Designs. Fun and easy! Hoe you like! Jane

http://blog.luxedesigns.com/livingtheluxelife/2008/10/thirteen-hallow.html