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Ok so Misfit Crafter, let me explain. To me being a maker, crafty person, artsy being has made me feel less like a so called Misfit. So really Misfit I see as someone who just goes with the flow of life. So I am a Misfit Crafter. Also I am a mom of two beautiful beings & a wife & so much more.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Chalky Finish Dresser Transformation

So I decided to enter in to the Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint All About Second Chances Contest.

Just a little about why I finally decided to transform my dresser.

I picked it up from a yard sale back in 2006 a bit after my first child Simon was born. It was only $30, what a steal.

Well I work at Michaels and in came this new product to try out Americana Décor Chalky Finish Paint. I was in love. I started painting every Mason jar, milk jar, frame and more in the store for samples and at home. 
And earlier this year I decided to finally love my living room and repaint the walls and every piece of furniture in it. I finally decided it was alright to love color. So I did and embraced so many wonderful colors. 
I had always wanted to paint my dresser red because my kitchen has a coca cola theme to it. I was just always a little scared to do it. Well because it's red...But then I saw this paint, this new Americana Décor “Chalky” paint.  It was perfect. Not too bright a red but a serious red.
Then my son, now 9 years old took an interest in the project, no I did not get any help from him except for his opinion he was the one that picked out the blue and white and told me what looked good. I loved the times he came by and said “Looks really good mom”. So it kept me going even when I was not sure I wanted to. And now we all love the Dresser now re-purposed into Art Supply drawers.

Step by Step Process of completing my 100+ Year old Dresser Transformation


First step the cleaning process. Clean all surface with a light cleaning solutions of Murphy’s Oil Soap. This helps the paint look better and stick better.

I then removed a broken piece of trim from the bottom of a drawer. But left the rest of the sides on.

Next I lightly sanded the entire dresser and cleaned it one more time.
Now the real fun begins. I then painted the entire dresser with Americana Chalky Finish paint in Vintage. This is so I had a base layer and I used it as something of a light primer. I only lightly painted the dresser so some of the dark brown and almost black colors could still come through.


Next I painted the dresser with Americana Chalky Finish paint in Romance. Leaving the legs and trim still in Vintage.

DCWV Stack A Holic Challenge August




Oh my gosh a whole month gone already. It's crazy to think tomorrow is already September.
So here I am last day and finally finished my entry to the DCWV Stack a Holic Challenge. If you want to enter it's not too late.

Ok and I just realized while getting the link to post up for this post, that my layout looks very similar to one of the Design Team members layout. So I will most like make another one if I have time.
Oh my gosh ...can't believe i did that. Well great minds think alike I guess....lol.

But here is my layout anyhow.

My Layout


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Hello Pocket Letter

I am having so much fun doing pocket letters.
And I love this new stack from DCWV called Hello Darlin.
It has so many great little features and fussy cut pages.
The colors are wonderful.
I know I will be using this stack a whole bunch.
Well here is the full view of my Pocket Letter.
I am not even sure who it is going out to yet. But Just had to make it.




Friday, August 28, 2015

Witches Brew Altered Spools

Here is a another Design Team Project for Tsunami Rose.
The project was to alter some thread spools.

I used three kinds of spools.
one was just a tiny wood spool from Michaels, the middle sized spool was a used up plastic spool and the large spool is a vintage spool my mom had from a yard sale haul she got a while back.

I love all the papers that come in this kit. There are also tags and other bits and pieces.

I used black chalk paint for the spools and a few flowers I had around.
I love the little skull head I got last year from Michaels. 
I also added some pretty trim from my stash, and a couple of decorative pins I made last year.

I really love how the tall spool had a little sticker on it already, so I was careful not to cover it with the paint.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Halloween Altered Composition Idea Book

Sharing an Altered Composition Book I put together for my project for Tsunami Rose Design Team.
I plan on using it to save my Halloween and Fall ideas.

I used Tsunami Rose Witches Brew Halloween Printable Journal Kit for all the papers.
Combined with Tim Holtz new Halloween Rub Ons, Stickers and Embellishments.
Tons of inks and paints, Glossy accents and lots of glitter.
I was pretty stuck with this project. So I just went with it and added everything.  I think this will continue to be a work in Progress with constant alterations. But I think I have a good start

I love working with all the Tsunami Rose Printable Kits so many great graphics to work with.
I am going to really enjoy making more things with this kit for Halloween

Front Cover

Opened

Back Cover

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Fun Baseball Themed Baby Shower Corsage/Mums/Buttons

So I had a customer in at Michaels the other day and she wanted some kind of pretty "Corsage"for a baby shower.
 (some call them Mums or I call them Pretty Buttons)
We have one that says Mommy to be but it was not what she was looking for.
So as usual I made suggestions on how she could make her own.
Well she said she was not that crafty and if I knew anywhere that made them.
I told her no I did not. 
Then thought about it and said well I can make them.
She was super happy about that. 
So I made them.
Here is what I made...

The Mommy corsage in a baseball theme.
The biggest and prettiest one for the Mommy of course.
I used 1 whole yard of ribbon just for around the button itself.
And over 2 yards in all the other ribbon.
I love the way it turned out.


I also made a Daddy version with a bit of flair, but could not outdo mom. 
And made a set for the Aunties and Grandmas too.


 The printed portion of this badges were done on my Cricut Explore.
The baseball image and circle are Cricut images and I found a cool font online.
I just printed them on my printer and ran them through the Cricut for a perfect cut.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Pocket Letter-What I love about Christmas Video too

Here is my Pocket Letter I did for a swap in a Cricut Group I am in.
All the cuts are from the Winter Frolic Cartridge from cricut and cut on my Cricut Explore.
All the pieces have Stickles, Flocking or both.
And one with Flower Soft in Polar White.
I also used my new We r Memory Keepers, Project Life Fuse tool to make a few sealed pockets
So I have a couple of picture and a video for you all to see.
If you enjoy the video and want to see more please let me know. 
Tutorials coming soon.



Oh by the way ...the Fuse is now available on Amazon
And has free shipping with Amazon Prime

Tim Holtz Kits l Michaels Free Class

Join me today Monday, August 10th, 2015. at the Centennial Hills Michaels in Las Vegas.

From 6:30-8:30 for this fantastic free, with purchase of supplies,  Tim Holtz Kit Class.

All you need is to purchase one of the fantastic kits mentioned in the video and you get the class free.

And yes this class is available at all Michaels today August 10th 2015.

See your local store for details.



Saturday, August 1, 2015

My July DCWV Stack a Holic Sketch Challenge entry

Oh my gosh I am so excited about this new Stack.
I LOVE it so much, It's called Hello Darlin'.
I loved it so much I used it for my July Entry to the Stack a Holic Challenge




I opted for the card challenge this time Here is the sketch.
This challenge is over for the month but the new August challenge should be out soon.