Mixing it up!

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Hey there my blogging buddies!!  I almost feel like I have a life again now that I have my swap cards done…..well, sort of.  I still don’t have my tree down.  The decorations are off of it……but the tree is still in my living room.  I know…..I know…..even Ukranian Christmas is over, so I know it time!!!  Tomorrow it’ll come down….maybe.   **Sigh**   I was busy tonight creating again.   That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!!  My friend Lisa is hosting a new challenge thread over on SCS called Mix It Up Chalenge! What’s so great about this challenge is you can make whatever you want……anything paper craft related…….there are NO RULES for this challenge!!!  I know!!!  Crazy isn’t it?!   You should go and check it out if you’re interested to see what our little crew is up to.  We have way too much fun in there and are seeing some pretty amazing creations this week.  Check out Lisa’s blog or my friend Lauren’s blog where these ladies are making some pretty incredible items this week.

So, not to be outdone, I decided to see if I could come up with something other than a card.   I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making an altered item and so I started out pretty small…..lol.  What I came up with is a post-it-note cover.  And I actually have to say it wasn’t that hard to figure out and it only took me about 2 hours to put together…..lol lol lol.  I may have taken it partially apart a couple of times to change up a few things……and find the right ribbon to use cause I really don’t think I have enough ribbon to choose from, right Lisa??  **rolleyes**  So, this is what it looks like!

Isn’t this cool?!  I really like how it turned out.  I really like the contrast of the black on the pink and I actually used one of the vintage embellishments my friend Lynn sent me a while back.  I keep drooling over these embellishments and just couldn’t bring myself to use them cause they’re so gorgeous…..but I broke down today because it was just screaming to be put in the middle of that darn bow!

As you can see I still haven’t gotten around to making a photo white box, but I did watch an awesome tutorial for one on You Tube tonight and I’m going out to get what I need tomorrow.   I did make myself a peg bow maker tonight though!!  Yup, I played with the power tools this evening……..**insert Tim Allen grunting sounds here**

I’m off to post this to the Mix It Up Challenge! thread and then I’m going to go find my pillow and blanky……good night!!

Huggss, Yvonne!!  :o)

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About mycraftingtherapyroom

My name is Yvonne Gebauer and I'm a cardmaker and have just entered the amazing world of Mixed Media and am LOVING it!. I'm a wife, a mother to two grown boys, and a grandmother to 5 amazingly beautiful grandchildren which I have to say is really all it's cracked up to be and more. I work full time and am really starting to think that work is getting in the way of life!! I have a large crafting room and I'm my happiest when I have a group of friends get together in this room and just have a blast. Every once in a while we actually create something! Or, when I get a chance to have one of my grandchildren over to just let them play and create what they want with what I have in my stash.....which is allot. My craft room is my therapy room of sorts. My place to go and just be......

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  1. Yvonne I love this! The colors are so pretty and the gems you used are perfect for this! How creative of you! I have never tried to make a post it note holder… It is so much fun trying to make something new 🙂 You lace and ribbon match perfectly!!!! I know you are low on ribbon! *roll eyes* We are going to have to get you stocked up on that stuff! LOL!!

  2. Yvonne, popped over to see your lovely creations, my, my are you talented. Love the colors they work so beautifully together and the charm makes the perfect addition. Will be stopping by your blog often for inspiration.

    Joann

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