" I am a dreamer. I am , indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities, as far as possible. "

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winter project..

  Baby, it's cold outside. It's been wicked cold here with temperatures into the teens. I know this isn't as bad a time as Alaska is having right now with their temperatures and snow.. Thank goodness I don't live there. Sorry Lily..
  Anyway, I stay in during these cold snaps and work on projects... besides cleaning.. My most recent project has been a little box I repurposed for our "command center". We have a bulletin board/white board to help us remember our important appointments. It works well for us. Located right by the phone on the wall... We needed something to house paper and pencils/pens for messages to tack up for remembrance. Notice we have trouble remembering at our age. This is that project:
Finished project...


   I used Claudine Hellmuth's paints since they cover anything so nicely. I bought the fan and dried rose at my favorite place in Bath, Maine: Tate's. Their sale in going away at the end of this week, so if you live close you need to get there soon.
  I also used a flourish from Sizzix which I haven't used in awhile. I love dots lately so I added some black ones using enamel accents.
   The strip of written paper is from Tim Holtz. I just purchased that recently. I can see many uses for it. The glitter is on the edges using his Stickles. Gotta love glitter. I printed out the word "Smile" using an interesting font. Cut out each letter after I had aged it a bit with Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz's collection.
   I have placed in next to our kitchen phone to hold pencils and pens along with a pad of paper. I think it will be working out well for us.. Ahh... to be done with yet another project.
In its rightful place.


  1. How cute! I love the green! Nice job on your "Command Center"!

  2. Hi Connie,

    Your organizer is just fantastic! We all need something by the phone. I wanted to get back to you regarding your comment. I always use my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and highly recommend getting one. Not only do I use it for Stampscapes scenes, but it is wonderful for stamping sentiments so they aren't crooked :-)

  3. Loved that you used Claudine Hellmuth's paints. I am always looking for something to do with them. Great job and idea!!! Can't wait to see in person!