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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ok, here I try again!

I've been trying for a few days to post pictures on my blog but Blogger will not let me ~ so here I go with another attempt.

I was fortunate enough to get to go to Archiver's last week and OMGoodness!!! I thought I died and went to heaven. I told my hubby that my DNA is on everything in the store! I first had to go thru the whole store and touch everything, then I went back and picked out my purchases. The store is so awesome! It's about an hour away from me, but well worth the drive! I can't wait to go back.

Anyway - while I was browsing thru the store I had seen (on clearance I might add) this cool looking cylinder object. I had seen one at my LSS once. They did a class on them to make them into a ribbon holder. Well I am always looking for something to hold more ribbon in. You can never have enough ribbon. Well I scooped one up. it was only $4.00 and I am kicking myself now that I did not buy more of them. Well I brought it home and opened it up. There was this cup inside there. I don't remember seeing that inside there at the LSS so I tugged on it to pull it out and of course it was REALLY glued in there, I peeled some of the inside out when I did. But that's fine, it's on the inside and can't be seen. Of course if I really wanted to I would of spray painted it first - but I was in too much of a hurry to alter it!

I HAD to alter it like NOW! So I pushed everything aside and started in on it. Talk about fun! Like I said, I should of bought more ~ they were only $4.00. Then we went to Michael's and I noticed them in there for $9.00!!! I could so kick myself!

Anyway, I covered it in the Bella Flor paper from TAC™ and added some lengths of ribbon. I used my crop-a-dile to punch the holes and set the eyelets for the ribbon to go thru and I was done. Seriously, it was that easy. But I still did not understand what the heck the cup inside was for!? Well if I looked at the packaging closer I would of noticed the word "wine container" on it! Then I saw the web site for Creative Imaginations. Duh!! I was in such a hurry to get it covered I had just ripped thru the packaging and went to town!! You've got to check out the web site for it, there are some fabulous creations on there!

So anyway, here is my picture (keeping fingers crossed that Blogger will let me upload)....


Now, the black ribbon is what came with it, I am going to change that~I was just so excited that I had to take a picture as soon as I was finished!!

So simple and easy!! Really, it only took me a few minutes to do.

And the inside. The rip is on the side you can't see of course!

It fits lots of rolls. And I even tried to place on of my larger ones in there and it holds that too!

You can see the pencil cup I made too? Yes, that's the part that I ripped out of the container. I just bought me a set of Prisma Pencils at Micheal's with their 1/2 off coupon! I wanted to put them someplace special..... I love my pencils!!

So I altered the cup too to match ~

As you can see I went a little further with the creativity. I typed a list of all the colors of Prisma Pencils I have so far. I put the name of the color and code and left a space for a "sample" of the color. Then I laminated it so the color stays on the sheet. I folded it and keep it in the back of the cup so I can pull it out anytime that I need to. It's only laminated on one side so I can "add" to it when I get new colors.

Well, this is what I've been up to lately.

Hubby made me a shelf for my desk out of some scrap wood we had laying around, then asked me what color I wanted it. Duh, purple of course!! He also made me a shelf to match above my desk. I now have a place to put all the little things that I've made for Paper Wings and little altered things that I've received. I cant believe the room I now have on my work table. I will show those pic's tomorrow!

Have a great day. I hope that I've sparked some creativity for you all!


Barb said...

Fabulous ribbon holder, love what you did with it. You're so funny, I so enjoy reading your posts. Hey wanna come to BC & organize my room.....LOL

Lavender stamper said...

I love the ribbon holder what a cool idea.
you are so lucky to have that amazing store within an hours drive, most of the shops in the UK would fit inside a regular house and with room to spare, I would have been there all day. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Stamping Seasons said...

Oh wow, how cool!! I very much doubt it if we have anything remotely that looks like that ribbon holder. Yes I agree, very lucky.

Amanda G said...

lol, a "wine container" turned ribbon holder and a pencil cup all in one day?! You did a great job on both, they both look fab!

Stephenie said...

Joani I love what you did with the wine holder (I think that is what it is!) You are so creative! I want to make me one too! I'm so happy I found you! Tell you hubby I'm lovin the ad!!!

Nicola said...

Love the ribbon holder. You are so creative. Glad you liked your visit to Archiver's. I have to say I am hooked on the place too.