Friday, March 30, 2012

Live Laugh Love Altered Board and a Wee Card

So, the girl at exercise class that gave me that paddle that I turned into the altered "RELAX" sign for my spare bedroom? Yeah. Her. Lets call her Rhonda. I may have promised Rhonda that I would make that paddle into something for her. And then it did that magical thing that projects do some days and turned into something a bit less main stream and more me than what I would normally make for Rhonda.

So, turned to my handy dandy Silhouette for some inspiration. She had mentioned that she had seen that Live Laugh Love phrase and liked it so did a quick search. And, I also had a nice black board all painted up and waiting for something fun.

Within 5 seconds I had this cutting file downloaded. Of course, cutting it took a bit longer and then not breathing while I carefully extracted it off the sticky cutting mat and modge podging it down on this board even longer.

But, actually, it was a fairly quick project.

And here is a side view so you can see the shimmery gold modge podge that I used and the white ink that I used to make the edges of this board look sanded. Do you think Rhonda will notice it's not the paddle? ;-)

And on the same subject of cutting files, I also downloaded a cutting file for this tea pot. Inspired by a post over at Lisa's Blog I decided that I needed a tea pot birthday card for my Gram Skip.

Now she is a tiny thing but isn't afraid to curse, so I thought maybe I should send her something sweet for her birthday. And if she gets mad, she can always poke someone with the tooth pick flags....

Here is a close up of the little toothpick rose flags I made with Crackle Glue...

Now, with this card goes a promise of flowers. The Canastota Public Library is displaying a collection of her oil paintings and having a reception for her. If you are in that neck of the woods on April 3rd at 7 pm, swing by and have a snack!


  1. Oh WOW! You know how you get favourites? Well, this is my new fave...I LOVE this card. It reminds me a little of a girl in a crinoline skirt card I got when I was a kid....this is so sweet...hope your GM enjoys it...using the toothpicks or not:):):)

  2. I'm sure your Grandma will love the card....I must get me some crackle glaze!!!
    Alison xx

  3. HI.. wow.. these are fabulous.. the altered board looks amazing.. and the teapot card is mega cute!! thanks for sharing your wonderful creations!!

  4. Amazing Mitra! You are really so clever!! Love the cutting files you chose & you have made them both into something gorgeous! I need that crackle glaze too - please post a picture of it for us so we know what we are looking for...

  5. Completely wonderful! This is the prettiest teapot cutout I think I've ever seen. Grammy's gonna love this!

  6. Wow! This is just fab! She is going to love this!

  7. You truly are amazing Mitra, the sign is to die for and the teapot, well the teapot should be on the front porch with Grammy pouring chocolates from it. Wonderful. xx

  8. Wow, that card is fantastic! Love the crackle flags, so cool. Gorgeous details.

  9. OMG! WOW! these projects are so stunning!!


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