Old milk can revitalized into something fun

My good friend from Mt. Pleasant, SC finally gave me this milk can about 2 years ago.  I had begged her for 3 years previously.  Shame on me for not fixing it up sooner after she was so sweet to give it to me.  I fixed one up like this back in 1973 for a Citadel cadet.  The milk cans are very hard to find.  This one dates back to the early 1900's.  This one is cast iron, not tin.

I made a pillow for the top to make it an extra sitting space in the apartment that my son shares with 3 other guys.  I told them I could make a table out of it, but they wanted to keep it plain and use it as a centerpiece or topic of discussion.  The apartment is close to the University of South Carolina.  It's cheaper to live off campus than on campus.  I never had anything this nice while going to college, or even after college before marriage...haha

I hand painted the while and black part of the "C" which stands for CAROLINA.  The gamecock is vinyl which I cut out using my Silhouette Cameo

I had already scraped a lot of rust off.  I was now brushed with naval jelly

close up, the pink stuff is naval jelly used to get more rust off

You can see the milk can over by the door


Tomatoes For Sale

I "wish" tomatoes were $.50 a lb ! I like green tomatoes as much as red, ripe, juicy tomatoes.  I love fixing fried green tomatoes.  I don't eat fried food except for this indulgence...ok...I fix fried okra too, but in moderation.

I drew the wheelbarrow, turned it into a png, added tomatoes from the Cherry Tomato Set and Farmer Birdie, both from Doodle Pantry.

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A2, stitching, pot svg, grass die cut, EK cloud punches, copics


Enjoying the beach!

Girl's week off....family and pets are keeping the home fires burning !  Weather is beautiful and the beaches are perfect!  I didn't even bring images to color.


Some days can be a little cuckoo

Like a Peanut Butter Cup or a Hershey's Kiss, they are wrapped up pretty, but the best stuff is on the inside.  This is how I perceive this card.

  The sweet birdies on the inside are from the Doodle Pantry pre-colored set called Branch Birds.  I giggle every time I see this image.  It reminds me of how I felt on some days when teaching a high school group of kids that didn't go so well...haha   The Spellbinder "Cuckoo Clock" die was in the discount/discontinued bin at a local craft store.  The cat/chair cut file is from the Silhouette Store.

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A2, embossing lines and swiss dots, pop-ups, glitter pen for gold chain, stitching

Inside....used Whackadoo font


Happy Happy Happy....so

Another fun, cute, August release from Laurie at Doodle Pantry called Picnic Ants.  It comes with a variety of sentiments and matching digital papers. I used the pre-colored version.

I made my own pop-out cards, this being my first version with just one pop-out.  I saved as a Silhouette file for future use.  I did a chair about 4 weeks ago.

The tree - Silhouette cut file, grass - Die-namics die and leaf - Impression Obsession die.

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A2, ribbon, raffeta, black pearls


Inside angle

Inside with full view


Clemson onesie

My son and DIL really liked the onesie I made with the pink initials. My DIL hinted to my son, "wouldn't the baby look cute in a onesie with orange initials to show Clemson University spirit!"  He passed on the hint to me and my youngest son came up with this cute and not over the top sweet design.  Clemson Tigers is the mascot and logo.....orange paws everywhere.  
Used iron on Easyweed vinyl
Back of onesie on cute butt area


Another Happiness and Hugs card

I enjoyed the honeycomb paper card I made for OWH so much that I made another one for my son and DIL, but this time using Inky Antic images and their Goldenrod honeycomb pop paper. The inside images come from a set Carrot Bunny Honeypop. It's pretty CAS on the outside.  I added a little silver rabbit/carrot charm on the inside along with copics for sky and clouds.

A2, copics, my own computer generated sentiment, twine, puff paint on tail

(Inside)IO grass, honeycomb paper, charm, computer generated sentiment, charm, copics for rabbit


A new top

My son was finally able to cut the wood for me for one of my craft walls (for top of my two cabinets) .   I left it natural maple with a satin polyurethane finish to match my other two work station tops.  I'm happy with the results and the clean space....all for only $15.


Happiness begins with a hug

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the OWH Sketch Challenge this week.  I just LOVE sketches to follow! I used two Doodle Pantry images: Gift Bunny and Big Hugs Bunny.

This was my first time working with the Inky Antics honeycomb paper.  I love the fun dimension it makes on the inside of the card along with the sweet Doodle Pantry bunny image.  I'll be doing more.

A2, OWH sketch, pink brads, fluff paint on tail

Inside of card, bunny with carrot silver charm, cloud punches, honeycomb paper, twine

OWH sketch challenge


Pumpkin Peep

How adorable is this Doodle Panty August Release image!!! We have a little pumpkin baby due in early October and this sweet image fit the bill for the card I wanted to create.  The set is called Pumpkin Peeks and also includes a panda bear, sentiments and digi papers.

Join in on our August Challenge just by using a Doodle Pantry image.  You will leave with lots of inspiration, a chance for a gift certificate to the store and Pumpkin Peeks, the free selected set just for your participation.  Doesn't get much better than that!

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5x5, EK punch, unknown ticket, rafetta , grass die, Pumpkin svg from Cuttin Up with Class