Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Do a little altering!

I have a little confession- I have a horrible memory!

I call it "Mommy Brain Drain."

I've tried several methods to help me remember which bills I've paid, and which ones I haven't, but being such a visual person, I need something right in front of me all the time. I decided to make something to hang near my desk as a reminder.

I found this at Hobby Lobby on clearance (for $2!) to use for my little reminder board.

Not my style, so I needed to make it "me!"

With any project like this, I start by cutting out some paper the size of the object, and remove the little hook (I'll re-attach those later).
I then lay it on top and cut out the other areas with an exacto blade.
The I ink & distress the edges.
I adhere it down and OOPS! I cut it too short! That's okay...
...I'll just punch some circles, cut 'em in half, and ink the edges.
They adhere down nicely for a little border.
I don't like the top edge of the scallops being raw, so I cut another strip of paper and punch a cute border.
With some more inking of the edges and trimming it to fit, it looks quite nice on top!
Now time to do some embellishing (and distress/sand the black paint a little more).
Screw the little hook back on (I marked the holes with my exacto blade), and then cover the screw heads with rhinestones.
I cut out some cute tags and labeled each one with a bill I need to pay (home, phone, power, etc.). I punched a hole and tied some twine through it.

The plan is to switch the tags over from the left hook to the right one, once I pay it!
(Everything here is from the Seaside Cottage kit, except for the new Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type letters- which I LOVE! Oh and look! Noel has them on sale!)


Michelle*G said...

Lovely project and a great idea for a reminder system! Thanks for sharing this!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

u are simply a genius!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Greta Adams said...

dang girl...now that is a great idea!!

Michelle said...

LOVE it!!

Jana Eubank said...

Cute project! And I love how you go with the flow as you design. I would've flipped if I cut something too short, but you treat it as a creative opportunity! I admire you so much for that! ;)

AmyG said...

How cute!! Love it!!