Monday, November 28, 2016

Upcycled Pine Box to Glam Trinket Box

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Good Morning dear readers, sorry its taken me awhile with all the holiday stuff going on to post the finished box.  So here it is in all its glory.  I went with a lovely paint color I found and some embellishments I'm going to share with you.  So lets get started.

This is the outside

                                           Finished the inside with a layer of decorator duck tape

                                                      Here's what we started with

I used a berry color acrylic paint it just went so well with the bling (which I covered in Vaseline so the paint would not stick to it).   After several coats of the berry paint I put a pearlesant glaze over the top part to make it sparkly.  Then when that dried I applied the owl rhinestone sticker and foam glitter stickers which I found in my stash.

I painted the inside with the berry acrylic paint (using the Vaseline).  Once that dried used decorated duck tape in strips to cover that blue paper.  Used exacted knife to cute excess tape,   That's how I finished it up and it was a lot of fun.

here's some items from amazon to help you create your own box

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Caturday Art-Snowshoe After Dark Kitty

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Good Morning fur buddies hope everyone had a great turkey day.  We are just relaxing after inhaling our turkey (canned friskies turkey) mom wont let me have people food.  It's that time of year where we get to play ornament hockey. Do you get to play ornament hockey with your humans?  Love it mom and the boys  chase me and I chase the pretty colored ball around the room. It's a lot of fun.  Moms saying NO FRANKIE NO.  All I hear is GO FRANKIE GO. Then I run out and grab moms leg and she says Frankie really loud.  I think its pretty funny.  I apologize for last weekend mother did not put me on the art hop she is going to do it today.  She was experiencing precooking overload. Before I forget P.S.A. here do not buy the dollar store pet wipes mother (ms. bargain hunter) bought them used them and I got the itchies so bad I was ripping fur out.  Needless to say I got a bath (ugh).  Happy Shopping and stay safe.




Mother has been busy in my zazzle shop and has fallen in love with last weeks graphic. We wanted to share with you her favourite item in the shop from this graphic.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Crafting Kitty

Good Morning furbuddies its the weekend before Big Bird Cooking Day.  Moms been looking at recipes and working on some fun holiday crafts this week.  I got to help with the crafting before mom took the glue gun away from me. She said it was to dangerous for me to play with.  She wont let me have any fun with the crafts.  I just want to help with the pretties. What are you doing for the holiday? Here's my art for the week.

                                                         HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Painted Fire Kitty

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Good Morning furbuddies,  The mom has put me on guard duty again the creeper is back.  He's the guy that went around and harassed us in the middle of the night one summer and it took the cops 4 months to catch him.  We think its him same M.O. that's what mom says.  She thought she heard something last week when she was getting dressed after her shower like tapping on her window creeped her out.  No office staff around it was around 10am odd time.  I was asleep in chair in the dining room (asleep on the job mom says).  Any way moms giving me a break from posing and letting me use another glamour shot photo and turning it into art. Here's the link to join my fellow anipals in the art hop  We would love to see you there.  The Woofie next door and I are on the job now and we'll get this guy again hopefully soon mom doesn't sleep well when this stuff is going on. You do know I want to sink my fangs into him like I did at the vets office. Just let me alone with  the guy and I'll work my magic  Do your pet parents pay attention to your security issues?  Do you let your pet parents know that their are bad guys outside your home? Also its the holiday season and their are not so nice people who steal your Xmas packages so make sure you find a way to have them secured for you.

Frankie here I thought you might need some suggestions on some items to help with your security issues check these out on amazon

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Trinity Thrift Xmas Thrifting Haul

Good Morning dear readers, here's another thrifting haul.  I went to the little church thrift shop.  They had a lot of nice Christmas stuff.  I think I will be visiting them more frequently.  The ladies are oh so nice in this store too make for a pleasant shopping experience.  So here's what I got and they will be on eBay.

This is a Christopher Radko Santa Trinket Box.  It's a great little collectible.  It's from the 2004 collection.

                This was a great little find Hallmark Pewter Vintage Fairy Brooch signed with company's copy right 2 1/2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide

                    This was a cute little angel ornament that I couldn't resist.  I could find any info just thought it was too cute to pass up.

                                Very unique and unusual sculpture with a saxophone so cool.

                                             This is a very cute jewelry organizer for your rings
                                              and even your pins.

Happy thrifting and enjoy the thrill of the hunt and upcycling and making them pretty again.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Here at Last Upcycled Xmas Picture Frame

Good morning dear readers, the picture frame is finally done to my picky tastes.  I know, I know it should have been done ages ago but I wanted it to be perfect.  Been reading some lovely books on upcycling frames and using vintage pieces and just love it.  The paints I found are just really cool glitter acrylic paints.  They make every thing glow especially a christmas project. So here's what I used.

Frame found at thrift store-it kept calling to me so to speak
Folk Art Extreme Glitter Paint in Red, Silver and Green
Vintage Jewelry Pieces found at thrift store (you can find pieces similar at etsy or even amazon)
Glue Gun and sticks
Family Photo, Favourite Xmas Card or Fantasy Photo to put into frame coming later 

I started out my painting the frame silver and letting it dry for several hours.  Then worked on the berries and let them dry for several hours.  The hardest one was the green paint kept coming out not dark enough so had to keep adding coats to it to where I was satisfied.  Once all dried go back over areas with bleed through and repaint.  Then glue vintage bits to frame and let dry. Once done you can add a family holiday photo, favourite card or fantasy card (saw some lovely leaning tree cards at grocery outlet).  This was a lot  of fun see what you can do with a frame.

Here are my recommendations to help you make your own frame craft:

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Blue/Green Graffiti Kitty

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Good Morning furbuddies, sorry for delay mom said my photo was too sad.  So she took one of my old ones what she calls my glamour shot photos and turned it into art.  It's been a good week.  So I don't have a lot of snarky comments. I got pampered and petted everyone felt good.  I got to sit in my homemade sauna so my bad nose wouldn't act up.  The only thing I didn't like the family went to something called the international grocery store.  They were talking about squid and alligator. I want me some of that alligator meat.  Mom had to be a party pooper of course and say no.  I had a nice surprise this morning my girlfriend stopped bye, but mom wouldn't let her in the house. Do your neighbor cats come and visit you? Do your pet parents let them inside?

here's some of the latest zazzle products:

Holiday Pull Apart Bread

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Good Morning foodies, I am back.  Sorry I have been gone so long.  I had a change in my medical diagnosis and a lot of problems having the doctors figure out what was going on with me.  Long story short I have migraines and am now on the proper meds. No more running to the ER in the middle of the night.  Let's get to it. This is my favourite time of year love all the holiday cooking.  I feel its the best way of showing your family love.  Your put your heart in your cooking.  This recipe doesn't take a lot of time so if you can't stand or have trouble with your hands this works great.  Here's what you'll need:

2- Small cans butter milk biscuits or use any kind you like
sour cream
bag of precooked bacon bits
frozen diced onions
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
spray cooking pan with spray

Quarter all biscuits place in a mixing bowl.  Add in one cup of sour cream blend it all up.  Then add in 1 cup onions  and add as much bacon as you would like then mix it up.  Then place in pre-sprayed pan.  You can sprinkle bacon bits on top to make it more bacony.  Place in oven let cook 20-25 until brown.  Bon Appetite.

                                                               need ingredients

                                                               quartered biscuits
                                                         mixing it up

                                                            putting it in the pan

here's some links to help you out: