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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thrift Store Find Challenge

Hi everyone! This month the Cricut Circle Magazine challenged us to search our local thrift store for something we could redo to give it a fresh look. My thrift store didn't have a whole lot for me to work with but as soon as I saw this easel and frame set I knew it was meant for me! It cost $1.98

I covered the wood with two layers of gesso, then sprayed two glimmer mists (Timeless Lilac and Rum Raisin) over just the frame.

The Cricut cartridges I used were:

A Child's Year - fairy (cut at 4")

Accent Essentials - 3D flower (used three flowers cut at 2 1/2")

Picturesque - frame (cut at 5 3/4")

Wall Decor & More - "imagine" (cut from vinyl and etched into the glass) and border (cut at 1 1/2")

Hannah Montana - butterflies (cut at 1 1/2")

Other supplies:

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Timeless Lilac, Rum Raisin, Marshmallow

Patterned Paper - Paper Adventures, ProvoCraft and unknown from my paper stash

Cardstock - Close to My Heart (Colonial White), Paper Reflections (Purple glitter)

Ink - Close to My Heart (Pansy Purple) and Staz On (Jet Black)

Stamps - Baroque Motifs - Stampin' Up! (Flourish), Ultimate Grunge - Tim Holtz (background stamped on handmade flower pieces)

Bling - Prima and Me & My Big Ideas

Flowers - Prima

Lace Trim

Mod Podge

Armor Etch

Hope you like it! Thank you for stopping by my blog!


  1. That is just beautiful! Good luck in the blog contest! I havent entered one for quite some time inspire me to find something to alter!

  2. wow, I am impressed!! That looks amazing...You did a great job turning that find into your own...TFS

  3. Lovely altering. Love the paperwork.

  4. Awesome job!! Thanks for the inspiration, will start looking more closely at things to redo!!

  5. Amazing job! So pretty with the flowers and butterflies!

  6. Very nice. You gave that old easel and frame a new life. Keep up the good work.

  7. P.S. What cartridge are you going to check off your list for this one?

  8. This is so pretty! Very cute! Now I will go out and buy 4 of these and never get them done. LOL, so thanks for the inspiration sista!

  9. This is fantastic! Love your creativity, and the colors are exquisite!