Sunday, September 2, 2012

Anything Goes at Anything but a Card

The day is finally here!!! 
The day that the Brand Spankin New Challenge Blog goes live!!!!
Skip on over and check it out.(here).. I'll wait...

Are you back???  Ok, so here is the fab project that I did for this week's challenge
Anything goes....
I struggle with anything goes.. I need rules and perameters!  I need something
to work inside of...
However, my list of 35 before 36 (I gave myself a few years for this one!)
Says to alter something I found at a thrift store
So here it is!
My mom calls it a bill holder, but I'd like to think it might hold some pieces of happy mail as well???
I altered it using Tim Holtz papers (you could buy them here)
For the numbers I used Spellbinders Nestablities labels 
I inked each center up with my distress inks, and then I added the metal numbers
Here's a little close up of the numbers.
I do wish I had taken a before picture, but alas I did not...

I hoping you all love this project, and you are inspired enough to join our new
challenge, there are a lot of super talented ladies on the Design Team, and
I think you may be inspired to make over one of those items that's been collecting
dust!!  Or even go out and buy something to repurpose!

By the way, Hubby loved this so much he promptly put a nail in the wall in the kitchen and hung it up!
I KNOW, I couldn't believe it either!!! 
Have a fabulous Labor Day weekend, and be safe!

Entering this into the also new challenge at: anything goes 


  1. Hmmm... I'm thinking this would be a lovely card organizer! Bills? Pfffttt! They don't deserve to be housed in anything this pretty!! So glad to be a part of the team with you!

  2. proof of a ♥FAB♥ project... ya didn't even have to put it on the "honey do" list and honey DID, lol!!! well done, you! this is fabulous, of course, congrats on a great start at ABC! ♥

  3. So cool! It could be used for so many things!

  4. Nice bit of up-cycling :)
    Von x☺x

  5. This is absolutly gorgeous! Love the colors!! Have a happy and crafty day! Hugs and sunshine

  6. I laughed out loud 3 times reading this post, thank you for making it so enjoyable!! Your project is amazing, I never seen a happy mail holder look so good! Thank you for joining us at Spark Your Creativity!!

  7. LOVE this Diana! Totally inspiring. Congrats again on DT.

  8. Gorgeous piece of altering - must be if even hubby wants it on the wall! Congrats on the first ABAC challenge up and running!
    Alison x

  9. lovely altered item Diana. I hope you get lots of happy mail and goodies to put in it.
    Thank you for joining us at the you pin and tack challenge" spark your activity"


  10. Marvelous! I think I would have to put something crafty in it, perhaps paper strips or pieces. Thanks so much for joining us at Spark Your Creativity~ Kim B xx

  11. Aww this is a super idea! Love the Tim Holtz papers. I will be wishing for plenty of happy mail for you :) Thank you for joining us at Pin and Tack Spark Your Creativity now Challenge.
    Hatty :) xxxx

  12. Well bill holder sounds no fun!! LOL. I like 'happy mail holder' MUCH better. This is just all kinds of awesome! :) I'm glad I get to be on the ABAC DT with you!!! :) :)


  13. Thank you for your comment on my entry for ABAC. Unfortunately you seem to think I have entered a CARD, although the narrative clearly states it is an ATC. Are Artist's Tarding Cards classed as cards then? If so I am sorry and I will withdraw my entry. BJ

  14. Oh phew, you had me worried that I'd made a boo boo there linking an ATC for ABAC. Thanks for letting me know that ATC's are allowed. BJ

  15. This is a superb creation, gorgeous papers.
    Thank you for joining us over at Spark Your Creativity Challenge. x


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