Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Monday, January 19, 2009

Dollar Store Challenge!

Hello! Good Monday morning! : ) We got our first real snow last night! It only amounted to about an inch, but my kiddo's were thrilled! They ran outside in the cold dark to feel it and see it up close and play in all inch of it! Kids are amazing! We should all take lessons from their unbridled wonder at the little things!

Ok, so my demonstrator's meeting challenge this time was to find something from the dollar store and alter it! I must say this has been one of my favorite challenges so far! It was really fun wandering around the dollar store looking for something to give a make over to! I finally decided to go with some dollar frames and transformed them into dry erase boards! I spent almost as much on the accompanying pens (they came from a different store!) as I did on the frames themselves! (that made me laugh!) This was such a simple easy peasy project! I have the tendency to over simplify things sometimes (blush!!). I just know going into project that it is going to be a super quick, slap those suckers out kinda thing, but then without fail it turns into a two or three hour ordeal! LOL Well, this actually was a quick project! I was very pleasantly surprised to be done with these in less than an hour! : ) I did keep them very simple, but it was just enough! I made 8 of them! I stamped the images from SU!'s True Friend set and then drew my lines adding dots to the end of each line to compliment the dots in the stamps. I washed all the glass inserts front and back and layered them together and Viola! These little boards are great! They work like a charm for jotting down notes! Write your note, erase it with a piece of felt (or napkin) and start over!

I have tons to do today so I am off! Have a happy Monday everyone! : )




Recipe:
Stamps: Stampin Up! True Friend
Paper: Old Olive and Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive and Cameo Coral
Extras: Frames

4 comments:

Savitri said...

What a fun challenge! I have a few things already from the dollar store that I need to use!!!

Catherine said...

Great project, AM!
I need to hit my local $ store - they always have neat things!

I left a little love for you on my blog, so come check it out!

Hugs,
Catherine

Crissy said...

Great project! It is funny how you look at things differently now that I've started altering things. I cannot go in anyplace without seeing something that I think could be altered :)

Maria said...

I love your altered project, AnnMarie!! So cool! Such a fun idea!! I love finding stuff to alter too! I usually stop by the goodwill store and buy something used and alter it. It helps out the organization and I can make something old look new again!!

Maria