Monday, January 17, 2011

Craft Day With A Friend

My friend Jenny (Hi Jenny) and I spent a day with some tin plates, paint
and my Cricut. We bought several plates from Dollar Tree, vinyl and
paint were already on hand. We used the colors Classic Gray, Engine Red,
Georgia Clay, and White.

Jenny's twin recently moved into her first apt., she's slowly working room by room,
her colors are red, black and white. Jenny wanted to give her something handmade
but kept insisting she had no talent. Ha, everyone has a talent, it's just some are
better than others. For instance I'm not very creative when it comes to imagination
but when I see something I'm pretty good at making a copy. Imitation is a form of
flattery imo. Sometimes I follow and sometimes I add my own spin. I'm not sure
where I first saw the tin plates (I think Kyra's Creations) in blogland. It's been
over a year and 1000s of blogs.

We took a trip to Goodwill and Dollar Tree where we purchased odds and ends.
The napkin holders were no more than a dollar at GW, they were cleaned up, then
painted. I chose to add a little bling glam to mine, it is now a mail holder. Jenny
chose an inspirational rub on, it will be used for the original purpose in her sister's
kitchen. The yellow plate went into my bedroom (colors yellow, gray, black, white
and a hint of teal). No question about where the skinny plate went. Yeah 'trust' is
a tad crooked. :( Everything can't be perfect, but it was a perfect day shared
among friends. We bought plate stands and The Blessing Trays were given as gifts.
We used hot glue and paper clips on the backs of Always Kiss Me Trays to be
hung over her sister's bed.

BTW that's Jenny on the left in my profile picture!


  1. Hi Sherry! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment. You have some really great ideas for re purposing thrift store items! Using your Cricut to add to it was a great idea!

  2. Brandi you're welcome! Thank you for your kind words. I can't wait to see what you do next. BTW we share some of the same recipes :) I didn't get around to making Eggnog this year but it's one of my favorite..


  3. Oh Sherry, I am so proud of you. I love that you post our craft day together. Thanks for thinking I am talented. I could not have done it without you. I love you Sherry Berry.

  4. Oh girl, stop that! You should let me show everyone the bathroom you did! I don't think I could have torn down a wall and put up tile half as good!

  5. Guess who's still awake!! LOL I came by just so I could read your comment!!! I love eggnog, I could drink it year round!