About Me

Florence, Arizona
Welcome to my blog. I am newly retired and eager to enjoy it all - decorating, shopping, cooking, travel and most crafts - paper crafts, stained glass, mosaic, mixed media, sketching, painting - you name it, I want to try it.
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Friday, October 8, 2010

THINK PINK - embellishments

I have gathered various pink things from my craft room to use as embellishments and all things paper, and they follow in pictures.  It seems I am always at a loss as to what to use for embellishing.  I get tired of the same ol' thing.  This is one of my new things -- to look at the world with different eyes to see what I could alter or embellish!

The two glittery ornaments are covered with MS Tourmaline glitter.  Pretty and sparkly.  I've always had a problem with glitter getting everywhere.  I finally tried modge podge and it works wonderfully.  Brush the modge podge on the items, pour on the glitter and let it dry.  Then put another coat of modge podge on top of the glitter and it's not going anywhere.  I am now comfortable giving glittery items as gifts without worrying about glitter getting everywhere.
The larger ornament is a glass ornament, the smaller one is a styrofoam one which I poked a pencil thru to put the ribbon through to hang it.  The styrofoam needs to be coated thickly with modge podge to get a smooth glittery surface.

I also have wooden spools covered and/or painted; a wooden "tag" covered in glitter; and bottle caps embellished with paper, charms and flowers.
The rosettes are made from my new Tim Holtz die which runs through my cuttlebug and I love them - very easy.  Be warned, tho ....  you need the long cuttlebug plates to run this die.

Can you see the little buttons?  I ran thread thru the holes and put beads on the thread to give them a more vintage-y look, and there is a wooden flower which I "painted" with a MS glitter pen.  There is a square metal holder which I covered in paper, and then pinned some prima butterflies with a pearl pin.  The metal holder is actually something I bought from the dollar bin at Michael's - it was meant to be used as a plant name stake - and came with 6 in the package.  It is a nice rustic/country look.

Not too long ago I was at a quilt show and they had a yard sale going on at the same time.  I bought lots and lots of the old style lacy, hemming tape and it makes wonderful bows.  I got each package for 10 cents - what a find!

I've started using beads and crystals that I have had tucked away as hanging embellishments (at the end of bookmarks tucked into a book you are giving as a present works well).  The beads and crystals are threaded onto a headpin; if  you'd like to add a charm at the bottom, you can use regular silver or gold wire (thin, thin, thin wire) rather than a headpin. 

Lastly, but certainly not least is a picture of an altered domino.  The one in this picture was given to me in a swap.  Tammy also embossed the word "inspire" on the other side, and added a loop.  I think it is wonderful.  If you'd like to go to Tammy's blog to see her other creations, it is at http://tammyscreativeconnection.blogspot.com/ .


  1. All your think Pink projects are beautiful. Thanks for helping spread the word.

  2. I love your pink projects here. the cards are amazing! Thanks for sharing Donna # 4454 Fiskateer

  3. Oh just look at all those pretties!!

  4. Gorgeous set of embellishments - well done on the detailed work!!!

  5. Very pretty, I love the glitter.

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  6. Can I come over to your house and play with some of these?

  7. pinkalicious! I love the nesting cards...great idea!

  8. oh i'm loving all of that! and i lvoe your blog wallpaper too :) TFS!


  9. Lovely embellishments!!!! I'm drooling, lol