Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Altered Mirror and *FINALLY* The Candy Picture :)

Well, I bet that got your attention! At the end of this post will be a photo of the candy I'm offering (although it's hard to see it all, but surprises are the best, right?) Lots of pics in this post, but it's worth it to get through until the end :)

So I got this mirror at a yard sale at the beginning of the summer for *free* (awesome score) and knew I wanted to alter it. I liked the gingham and flowers, but it just wasn't really my style. I finally had the chance to dive in, and decided this was a project made for my daughter Andraia, 11 years old and beginning her years in middle school. I wanted her to have something special to make her feel good, and this did the trick :)

I started by taking my MME Lime Twist 6X6 paper pad and selecting the papers I intended to use. I used Helmar 450 to adhere the paper (and every other element of the mirror) to the frame.

A little closer to completion...
....and almost done. I put some Imaginisce flowers with MM pewter square deco brads in the center on the corners of the mirror (and Andraia says that's her favorite part of the mirror.) :)
A close up of a flower....I love the pink colors of these :)
I felt it needed more, so I added some strips of pink dotted ribbon and her name framed by some bling (of course! What middle school girl doesn't like bling?)

Hope you like it! I had fun making it, and she absolutely LOVES it. I don't even think "love" describes how she feels. Love my girl!

So here's what you've been waiting for, right? Screw the mirror, show me the giveaway! Here it is, inside the Scrapbook Circle pizza box (I love reusing, and these boxes are great for 12X12 paper!) You can't see the pack of 12X12s from my stash, or the 4X6 photo mat papers (lots of great designs!) You can see the stack of 6X6 (Nikki Sivils Tree Love on the top!), ribbon, buttons, rubons, alpha stickers, and border stickers. There are also some cute punched butterflies :)

Find the post **here** to get the info on how to enter (and how to maximize your chances to win!)

Hope you all have a great night...hubby is about to leave for work, and I'm ready for BED. I leave you with a horrible quality cell phone photo of my son in his tuxedo...he's the ring bearer in a September wedding, and went for a fitting today. Hubby shot this pic of him for me :) He's growing up so fast...I can't believe he'll be 4 in a few short months!


melsanford said...

Love the beautiful mirror! And that photo of your son is just adorable! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Stacy H-W said...

I don't know where to start first! I'm loving the formal 4 year old!! LOL Such an adorable photo!
Your mirror is fab. I bet she was so happy to took the time and effort to make this for her. It is really special.
Your candy doesn't suck either!! LOL

Denise said...

Oh my gosh, he is the cutest thing ever!!! What a sweet picture!! Congrats on the steal! Her mirrow turned out awesome. Gotta love all the flowers and bling! That stack is so bright and beautitul too.

Renee VanEpps said...

"screw the mirror!" ROFL! It's gorgeous! And you must be so happy that your daughter loves it so much :) The blog candy is better than I imagined! The suspense of waiting for the pic was killing me! Your son is absolutely adorable!

Turtle said...

how wonderful! love recreating things! :)

~Christina~ said...

I just love this idea so much I'm starting work on one for my brand new middle schooler's locker :) :) :) ...I shared the idea on my blog today, can't wait to see how it turns out :)

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, your mirror is fabulous ... I'm not surprised your daughter loved it! And what a cute pic of your son too!

love2scrap said...

The mirror came out great! Glad Andraia loved it. And congrats on being a winner on the Bo Bunny blog! Sooooooo jealous!!