Monday, August 13, 2012

$25 Store Credit From BlueMing Deals.....Giveaway!!

Happy Monday, friends!!

And what a happy Monday it is, because I have such a fun giveaway for you today!

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Have you heard of BlueMing Deals??

It's an awesome daily deal site that offers the best in craft supplies, home decor, gift giving items, and jewelry making supplies at a great discount!!

Discounts on all the things I buy already??
{count me in!!}

Here are a few examples of past daily deals:







See, what I mean?? Great products...Great prices

Win/Win

The best way to make sure you are first in line to get in on these great deals is by signing up for the daily newsletter. When the new deal is live, you will be the first to know.... and these deals go fast!

Also, be sure to check BlueMing Deals out on FACEBOOK too!


BlueMing Deals is giving away a $25 store credit to one lucky winner!!

Let the rafflecopter walk you through how to enter and GOOD LUCK to you all!!




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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Jewelry Box Makeover....Giving It Some Bling.

Every girl needs a little Bling in her life, right?

Well how about a little bling for a box that holds all of those pretty things too...



And to think...this blinging jewelry box started out pretty plain, I picked this one up at my favorite local vintage wares shop, Junk 'N' The Trunk.


Handmade, heavy! and full of possibilities..... I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!

I started by painting out the areas on the box that I would distress later. I used "burnt umber" acrylic craft paint...


You should have seen the looks I was getting around the house when I started painting it like this....

"Come on people!! I have a plan!!" 
I kept wanting to say, but I kept my mouth shut and went right on working.

Do you know what my favorite trick is for distressing small pieces??

Vaseline.
Weird, right? But it works like a charm and I don't ever use any sand paper at all. none. not one little bit.

To do this technique you just need to put a small amount of Vaseline over the painted areas where the distressed look would happen naturally.... just make sure you only put the Vaseline where you want the dark paint to show through in the finished piece.


I lugged this bad boy outside for the next step in the process....
SPRAY PAINT!

I used satin finish, "Pistachio" Krylon.
Once the spray paint was dry

{wait for it....this is my favorite part}

I used a paper towel to wipe away the paint where I put the Vaseline

That's it!
{I told you there would be no sanding!}


{sorry for the terrible inside at night picture, but you get the idea}

Now, time for some BLING!
I picked up all of these little pretties at, you guessed it, Junk 'N' the Trunk


After removing the backs of the earrings and pins with pliers, I got out my trusty hot glue gun and got to work...



And what do I put in my Blinged out jewelry box....
Oh, you know....just a few pretties....


What's that? Oh, you like that pretty "Butterfly Time" Pocket watch necklace??
Well, I might just have a few extra of those laying around over 
{shameless plug..hehehe}


Oh...I'm a happy girl :)


Even the flowers perked up when they saw all that bling!!

Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look!



Friday, August 3, 2012

Want to run away with me for a bit?

We all need a place where we can run away to for a little while.

A place that welcomes you with open arms...and everyone know's your name.

No, it's not Cheer's that I run away to when I need a little break from the world, it's this place


Why? You might ask....

Well, let me show you...





This little shop is packed full of vintage goodness and creative souls... every time I walk in, I am immediately inspired. 
{and, sometimes I just come for the hugs}

Around every corner, I always spot something that makes me smile...


{yes, it's quite clear that I am a dork...but I'm okay with that ;) }

But this place just brings out my inner-kid....I tend to do a happy dance when ever I am here,
and also I squeal a lot too...

About things like this mostly....


and I will do some squealing over this too...


Weeeeeeee!


And sometimes...I turn a corner and I am just speechless....it takes me a little time to take it all in.



Chippy paint heaven....


And do you want to know what the best part is??

I ALWAYS find something that needs to come home with me....


Liam approves of my purchase ;)

Thanks for checking out my little creative hideaway with me!

{I can be found here at least once a week dropping off orders and soaking up all the creativity I can}

And hiding.