Monday, January 19, 2015

Altered Altoid Tin Tutorial

Hello my darling friends!
I have been working on some Valentine Crafts!
Today's creation is a Marie Antoinette Altered Altoid Tin!
I wanted to create a romantic Valentine's love note box!
Here is the tutorial I wrote for this creation...

Valentine's Marie Antoinette inspired Altered Altoid Tin
Supplies:
Altoid Tin
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Scrap fabric
Scrap trims
Roses
Pearls
Ribbons
Lace trim
Vintage Cards or Images
Directions:
Wipe Altoid tin clean. For the outside of the tin. Hot glue scrap fabric on the front lid and then trim off excess. Using your scrap trim, trim around the edge of the fabric to give it a framed effect. Next glue on pretty Vintage image and fancy her up with bows, pearls and roses. Hot glue lace trim around the bottom part of the tin. Be sure not to glue too high or you will not be able to open and close your tin. Trim over the lace with scrap trimmings. For the inside I lined the bottom with a vintage scrap trim accented with a lovely bow and some baubles. For the top inside lid use some pretty images scrap booked together to go along with the theme of your box, be sure to leave a space all along the edges so your box will still close. Finally, cut out some pretty tiny images with little sayings attached to a love note or token of affection to insert into your Valentine tin. These can be made in all different themes and are a great gift for the loves in your life romantic or friendly.
Note: Vintage Marie Antoinett image courtesy exclusive permission granted by my dear friend Paulette with Paper Nosh Studios.

 I created this Altered Art Box with my husband in mind!
He brings to me such Valentine Happiness and I am so very blessed to have him in my life.
 Thank you for stopping by my sweet and beautiful friends!
Have fun creating!

xoxo
Olivia

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Mel's Pink Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my sweet and beautiful friend Mel Watkin's Pink Christmas Palace home tour feature!
Mel has the most gorgeous Shabby Chic home in Australia and absolutely loves Pink Christmas!
Her eye for decorating and creating a magical dazzling holiday experience is one of a kind!
In Australia they do not have pink Christmas trees so Mel spray painted and flocked her own.
How Cool!

I am above and beyond honored to have many of my best wreaths, garlands, and 
pink Christmas ornaments grace Mel's tree and stunning home!
Lovely gorgeous pink lounge in her sitting room with the prettiest pink tree she displays in a white urn with Shabbydazzle pink poinsettia picks I made for her!
Mel is also a talented creator and has been making over pink Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and the one and only cutest pink elves you have ever seen!
Her latest craze this season has been pink nutcrackers!!
Beautiful doorway dressed up with Pink Nutty's Sugarplum Fairy nutcrackers, fanciful stockings, wreaths and the loveliest of pink Christmas trees!
Beautiful Pink Christmas vignette!
Ohh la la! 
An over the top dazzling pink Christmas Shabbydazzle mantle!

Lovely dining room setting!
Meet some of Mel's darling pink Mr. and Mrs. Claus pink Christmas dolls.
Beautiful light shade of pastel pinks and attention to detail is precious!
Vintage Pink Harold Gale Santa's stirring up some Pink Christmas sparkles!
Yummy over the top gorgeous pink Christmas tree featuring Shabbydazzle Victorian boots, reindeer and roses!

I am in love with these sweet Mrs. Claus dolls Mel and her Mum create! 
So very sweet!

 Mel and her Mum are quite the creative team this year making the absolute most beautiful of pink and white Christmas elves!
I was blessed to receive two as a gift from these creative ladies.
Oh there is sweet Ms. Snowy elf sparkling in her gorgeous white outfit trimmed in a darling white lace skirt!
Oh look at those cutie pies having a sweet treat party!
Of course one little elf darling has over done it and given herself a tummy ache, lol!
Mel and her Mum make the elves as gifts for their friends!
What a precious treasure!
Check back as I plan to do a whole post on the pink elf dolls and their shenanigans!
Last but not least Pink Princess Ms. Consuela is dressed up in her pink Santa elf suit and keeps all these pink Santa's and Christmas elves busy with preparations for the big day!
Santa Claus is coming to town soon!
Thank you for stopping by and joining in the Pink Christmas fun!
A huge thank you to Mel Watkins and her Mum for all the beautiful treasures they create to sparkle up the holidays! Thank you Mel for sharing your heart and your home with us all!
Merry Pink Christmas!!!

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Hugs and Sparkles,
xoxo
Olivia

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pink Candy Cane Tutorial

 Hello my darlings!
I had the most fantastic day crafting with my ultra fabulous Shabby bestie, Lorena!
The sparkles were flying as we turned inexpensive candy canes into magical pink Christmas treats!
I adore crafting, but crafting with a friend is even more fun! 
We gathered our supplies and let the sparkles fly!
Supplies:
~Candy Canes 
~Pink and White Satin ribbon
~Pearl trimming
~Hot glue gun and glues sticks
~Pearls, roses, beads, bling and ribbons for the bow



 Step 1
Glue your satin ribbon to the base of your candy cane and begin winding it up to the top.
You may want to add a dab of glue after about every three or four winding of your ribbon.
When you get to the top trim off your ribbon and glue it to the top. 
I add a pretty rhinestone bling to each end of the candy cane to fancy it up and cover the red and 
 white end.
 

 Step 2
 Glue white satin ribbon or pearl trimming at the bottom and wind up and glue at the top.
Leave room as your winding to make it look like the candy cane stripe.
To make your candy cane even more blinged up and fancy add a bow with laces, roses and pearls.

 We created several different styles with our trimmings!
They turned out so adorable!
Fun inexpensive way to add that pink sparkling touch to your Pink Christmas holiday home!
Thank you for stopping by and joining in our pink Christmas holiday fun!
Hugs and sparkles,
xoxo
Olivia

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Inexpensive Pink Christmas Mantel Garland

Hello my darling friends! 
This year I wanted to create Pink Christmas mantel that was really full and fluffy using Christmas ornaments and florals!
My challenge was to stay within an affordable budget which can be tricky when you are looking for specific pale pink and white ornaments.
I can tell you that none of the stores in our town had very few affordable ornaments in pale colors.
Soooooooo, I searched high and low for ornaments and guess where I found the best deal on pale white ornaments?
The Dollar Tree!
I found white and gold ornaments and poinsettias, but still no pale pinks.
So, I decided to paint some of the white ornaments and poinsettias with pink paint to get the exact color I wanted!
 I used white acrylic paint with a couple of drops of pink paint.
Then I brushed the paint on the poinsettias,roses and ornaments and sprinkled a layer of fine soft white glitter on all of the painted pieces.
I wired my ornaments and florals onto a white faux evergreen I found at Michael's.
 I also made my stockings using a pink felt stocking and lace overlay!
I just love decorating for Christmas!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Stay tuned for some gorgeous Pink Christmas Holiday Home Tours!

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Hugs and sparkles,
xoxo
Olivia

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Painted Pine Cone Tutorial

Hello sweet friends!
I have been a busy girl crafting and getting ready for the holidays!
Every year I have the kids gather pine cones for me.
This year I painted and glittered my pine cones pink and white to use in wreaths, bowl fillers and outside decor. 
I love finding inexpensive pretty ways to decorate!
Here is a step by step tutorial of how I painted my pine cones.

Painted Pine Cone Tutorial
Step 1 :
Collect pine cones and mix up your favorite shade of pink paint. 

 Step 2:
Spread out a piece of plastic to paint over. Put your plastic gloves on, this craft gets messy. Using a generous dip of paint begin painting the outside of pine cone.

 Step 3:
Next, gently paint into the tips.
 
 Step 4:
While pine cone is still wet sprinkle with fairy dust glitter. Lay on plastic to dry. Take it a step further and embellish with ribbons, pearls and pretty baubles.
Display in a pretty bowl for a pretty hint of holiday romance.
 Have fun painting pine cones!
 Thank you so very much for stopping by for a visit with me!
Hope you all are having a day full of Joy and holiday good tiding!
 
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Hugs and sparkles,
xoxo
Olivia
Olivia

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Giveaway!!

Hello gorgeous friends!!
GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!
 Let's celebrate!
This month I am giving away this gorgeous Pink Princess Victorian Parasol Christmas ornament!!
 LIKE MY PAGE, SHARE and COMMENT on the giveaway post! 
Winner will be announced November 14,2014. 

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Hugs and sparkles, xoxo Olivia

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Heavens Kiss

 Every once in awhile we need to be kissed by an angel,
sent from heaven above
wrapped in a guardians love.
Lifted beyond all that may trouble our weary hearts,
to a place of wonder and peace.
Kissed by an angel,
sent from heaven above.


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xoxo
Olivia

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