Saturday, June 2, 2012

Mirror vs vinyl

 I used Cindy Lou to decorate this mirror.
I found this mirror at Home Depot for $3.00 on clearance! I've been wanting a big mirror for the hall for a long time so I was thrilled to find this!

Here is a close up of the fun little birdhouse.  I used white vinyl and colored it with my copics to give the wood grain look. I am tickled with this project, I hope you like it too.
For this project I used Hoot N Holler.  This is such a fun cartridge.  I used paper I got from Erica's store.  It wasn't real keen on being cut by my Expression so it's a little rough.  I love the texture on the papers.

Isn't she a fun little owl?

For my next project I used the Sweet Tooth boxes,  this is the first time I've used this cartridge, I thought I HAD to have it and when I got it realized it wasn't what I thought so I tucked it away and forgot about it.
That is one of the reasons I love being on this design team, it makes me use my cartridges that I would probably never touch!

So I LOVE how this turned out, it's so adorable!
I added acetate to the windows and cut a second set so the inside is finished like the outside.
I used my embossing stylus to "smoosh" the flowers for dimension on the topiary. I dotted yellow glitter glue in the centers.  The door knob is a silver glittered brad.


Josie0602 said...

Cite projects! Putting the images on your bargain mirror was a great idea!!


Lisa said...

great projects! I think my daughter would love playing with a sweet treats cartridge...perhaps I should think about getting her one!

Janet's Planet said...

Love them all!! I love that little owl too! House is adorable! TFS
Janet Royer MCCR DT

KathyJo said...

What a great find on the mirror. I love the layout. The Hoot N Holler images are so cute.
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KathyJo said...

What a great find on the mirror. I love the layout. The Hoot N Holler images are so cute.
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Miranda said...

Oh My! Your projects are fabulous! I love that mirror! TFS
Miranda :)
MCCR DT Sister

TeresaK said...

Wow! You really did some great projects for this hop! I agree, being on this team makes us use our carts so much more...ones we never want to! LOL!
That little box came out sooo darn cute! I know it gave you a bit of trouble when putting it together... but you sure can not tell! The details are amazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Thanks for the great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Nice projects, I love the little bird,

And i am your new follower


happishay said...

Love the mirror decor, what an idea to dress up a room! :)

scrapbookingforfun said...

Really cute projects!!! Loved them
MCCR DT Shelley

Jamie said...

great projects thanks for sharing :)

Jessica S said...

Great projects and wonderful idea to jazz up a mirror!
Happy to have hopped in to your blog!
Jessica S
FB: Jessica Shelton
Blog: http://jessicascraftshaque{blogspot}com

MsJay said...

Great projects! TFS

Mary said...

Marji these projects are fantastic! I love how the house turned out!!! You have a lot of patience, lol. TFS

Sarah said...

very cute projects! I Think they turned out wonderful!

mamawcindy said...

Love your Projects! Super Job! :0)

Audrey said...

Love your projects and the house boxes are adorable I am always looking for packaging to give gifts to friends.
God Bless

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

Very cute projects I lovethe way ur house turned out!

MCCR Dt, Lisa

Big Mama Kaboose said...

Loving the mirror idea, I'll hafta remember that.

Don't you love the Sweet Tooth houses? I used that cart for my last blog hop project.

~DT Sister Raquel

Pattie Mcginnis said...

Love the mirror project. Too cute

Hannah's Stampin' Nana said...

great projects, really like the mirror :-) TFS and for being part of the hop.

lostnwa98 at

katskraps4kids said...

SO jealous of your mirror deal but glad for you. I adore your little house & all your projects. I have been so intimidated by vinyl but after this bloghop- I definitely gotta try it. Love all your pices!

katskraps4kids said...

I came back to follow you and I realized -the vinyl was WHITE??? & you colored it to look like wood?! how did you do that? WOW- I am so impressed!

SusieScrapper said...

How fun, such a cute idea!

missstamper said...

Fun! Love the house!

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silvia said...

Great projects!! LOVE the decorated mirror!!

Debbie said...

love the little house and you are right about using carts i buy several and than have never touched them thanks for all the inspiration
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Kathy Salido said...

Fabulous projects Marji!! Absolutely love the way your house turned out, but my favorite is the mirror. It turned out so cute!!
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The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Marji, some wonderfully creative projects. I love your mirror. It is adorable and a great entrance piece. Love the scrapbook page too. That owl is cute, cute, cute!
The playhouse is wonderful. A great cut and so beautifully decorated. TFS!
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Pat said...

Wonderful sweet tooth boxes. I'm going to have to get that cart. Love the mirror.

rlovew said...

Lovely job on the mirror and the birdhouse is adorable.

Sue D said...

Fabulous projects--I like the woodgrain you achieved on the birdhouse.

Creative M said...

Lovely projects!!!The House is BEAUTIFUL!!!You did an AWESOME job on it! I truly love it!!The best house I've seen so far...

cema1cema said...

Great mirror project and I love the cottage you made! Christina

Maria Matter said...

fabulous projects Marji!! love the little birdies!!

Bunnyfreak said...

Wow. Love the mirror. Make a great idea.
DT Sis

Anonymous said...

Love that mirror!