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Beatles Project

One of my daughters gifts I made for her 16th Birthday is this Beatles collage.  This is an easy project although time consuming.  Especially when you load so many photo's!  You'll need wood letters, modge podge, Google and a printer!
I grabbed the photo's off Google and my daughter's Pinterest board. The B is mostly Beatles Logo's.
Paul is her favorite Beatle so he gets is own letter E.
I made the A with as many Beatles Albums as I could fit.
The T is assorted Beatles altogether!
Just like the L!  I trimmed the tumbnail images then glued them onto the wood letters.
This E has my favorite song Blackbird (makes me think of her growing up) and her favorite song Strawberries Fields Forever.
Be sure your letters are up right before you glue.  My S is not. 
After the letters are loaded with images I trimmed with my Xacto Knife.  Then sand the edges, add some ink and seal it again!
This project is created with my daughters new room in mind.  A great piece we can hang o…

Sweet 16 Invites, Badges and Goody Bags

Where does the time go!  My daughter is  celebrating her 16th Birthday today.  Since she is a summer baby birthdays with her friends are rare.  Either they are on vacation or we have been.  This year we promised to stay home so she could have her Sweet 16 with her friends.  My Daughter is one of the coolest people I know.  She is an avid reader, she is her own person and proud to be and she ADORES The Beatles.  I had to create everything for her special day with The Beatles in mind. I found at the $1 Store these cool badges that you can make.  I downloaded the Beatles font, Boogle and made all the Beatles stuff with this font.
Paul is her favorite Beatle so this was her badge.  At the party (Laser Tag) all the party goers put on these badges.  Each of her friends got the Beatle most like them.
The Invitations
I made these invitations like a Backstage Pass.  I wanted the invitations to be perfect for a teen. 
All these were simply created in WORD using again the Boogle Font. 
On t…

Altered Letters

Father's Day was so long ago.  You may recall a project I posted for my husband's Father's Day gift HERE.  Well he did love the gift but was puzzled why the letters were plain white?  After all it's me and nothing is ever left as it should be.  It's always being glued, inked or altered somehow.  I explained I wanted the letters to be plain for the kids photo's.  SERIOUSLY!  I'm getting the stink eye with these plain letters!  I promised then that I would do something with them so he could start decorating his new out of province office.  Here we are 2 months later and about an hour of crafting I have finished the DAD!
I simply cut a 6x6 sheet of paper, brushed on Modge Podge to the letter and placed it on.  My very talented budding photographer niece Kelsy took this photo of my daughter a few weeks ago.
My oldest son when we were in Yellowstone last month.  Hands down our favorite photo of him. The metal clips are Graphics 45.  I bought them for my Moms Ca…

Altered Pickle Jar

Saving Money in a Pickle Jar...for a trip to AUSTRALIA!!! I have a unique opportunity here to show my kids if you a set a goal and save for it you can achieve it.  And why can't we have fun saving money with a re purposed jar!  So, I retrieved this huge pickle jar (my family are pickle pigs) from the recycle bin and set it aside for it's crafty makeover!  Check it out!!!!  I'll show you how I got there.  And how we are saving for a trip to Australia! I glued the paper down with Modge Podge.  It won't be smooth but thats what I like about it.  At the top where the jar goes in.  I used 3 sizes of circle punches and punched the matching left over paper,  creating almost a fish scale look.  Glue these down and curl the ends, large circles on the bottom and smallest on the top.  I found 3 layers was enough.  Then I added a little ink.
It can't get more "REAL LIFE" than this!  I have some 7 Gypsies tags in my crafty stash and attached this tag to the lid.  Glue…

Baby's Mobile

Finally posting the last of my Baby Shower gifts I made last week, a Nursery Mobile.  Lots of pictures in this post for you so I'll do less blabbering.
For the Animals I used Create a Critter cut at 3 1/2".  Then use the "Flip" button and cut again.  Mobiles do twist.
This little Monkey is the smallest cut at the 3 1/2".
I cut C for Charlotte using Sophisticated at 5 1/2" then added some Stickles in the accent.
Mooooo....
LOOOVE the Hippo!  I missed a close up of the Owl but you can see him too as you look at the mobile.  Poor Owl...
I even decorated the bottom of the lid.
I scallop cut the top with matching paper and added this pretty ribbon to trim it out.  The lid is a coffee tin lid.  It's easy to pop the holes in the lid for the ribbon.  The ribbon is from the Michaels $1 bin.
Cut the ribbon at the length you want and knot it on the top. 
I used the red sticky tape for the ribbon in between the animal layers.  Then I popped them with dimensiona…