Monday, June 14, 2010

Altered Clothespin

Hi Everyone...
First a few updates...
1 I announced the winner of the It's My Birthday giveaway this morning...I just need Shari to contact me. If I don't hear from you by next Monday I will need to select another winner :)
2. I added a "contact me" button on the right yesterday and I'm so glad I did. It has made it so much easier for you to contact me without having to copy/paste my email into your email. I've already gotten several messages. I love hearing from  you.....
3. My goal for June is to get the categories section up and running. It's gonna take a lot of work, but check it often...

OK enough business.....
I couldn't wait to jump right in to my new Graphic 45 Paper....So sweet....

Teri sent me this clothespin forever ago and I totally forgot about it until I was in Ethan's room cleaning....

Enjoy the video:

Large Clothespin (I think I've seen them at Michael and I know ACMoore has them)
Prima E-line-White flowers
Moon Shadow Mist-Gossamer Gold
Glimmer Mist: Old Lace, English Ivy, Coffee Shop
Tim Holtz Adage Ticket
Pearls (Walmart beading section)
Prima-Say it in pearls
Prima mini roses (old collection I got at Michael's)
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Acrylic Paint-Parchment


  1. That is sooooooo cooooool!!!


  2. This idea is awesome. Love, Love, Love it. These would make some great gifts. Thanks for sharing this process and idea.

  3. that is beyond awesome...but can i tell ya...i was just thinking normal sized...but then i saw it in your vid...that's a whole lotta clothespin!...

  4. WOW Christina! This came out soooo Super Cool! I have a clothespin too and have yet to alter it... but now you got me thinking it's a must have! LOL
    Thanks for the helped to get some ideas flowing for mine! Have a great day! :)

  5. wow very pretty

  6. really neat... never saw one that big before...yikes!

  7. This turned out so beautiful. Love it.

  8. That is sooo cool! I love the paper and the colors of the flowers are perfect. Very nice job.

  9. Christine, love your altered clothespin. What a cleaver idea.
    elmt82 at hotmail dot com

  10. FABULISHOUS..............................

  11. Beautiful! Love how you altered your clothespin. I have one of the big ones and a few of the bit smaller than that ones. I did one for my Mom with a dog theme for her to use in her kennel. Just wanted you to know that you are a fine enabler. Visited the blue moon
    scrapbooking site and only left after I had placed an order! LOL Thanks for letting us know about that site. I'll be visiting them again. :)

  12. You did a beautiful job. That is one big clothes pin. The way you finished it is so pretty.

  13. You did a wonderful job on the clothespin. I am learning so much watching your videos. I love all the specific help you give. Thanks for all the inspiration

  14. Awesome, so awesome, I love what you do and your eye for color and design. I wish I could spend the day with you in your craft room but since not love the videos. thanks so much.

  15. That has got to be the neatest thing i've ever seen done to a clothespin. Thanks for sharing!!

    You do the BEST work my friend!!
    Big Hugs,

  17. Great project! I kept thinking, how did she keep the paint off of the silver part? Ha, ha! Love that paper!

  18. I especially love this as I have the same clothespin that is just stained. We use it for our out-going mail or important reminders like license renewals or tax notices. Have used it for this for at least 10 years. It may be out of commission for awhile though as it goes through a make-over! Needless to say, I loved the video. =)

  19. I love, love, love this ..... great video x x x

    Karen x x x

  20. Oh Christina, I love your clothespin so much. It's stunning. Thank you, thank you for putting the instructions in writing. Now it makes my "to buy" list so much easier to do. I really appreciate it.

  21. Christina this is SUPER CUTE! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  22. So Pretty.....I love it.....I've only seen those is specialty shop.....yours is way prettier...and I just have to go and get me some of that DP......thank you for sharing...

  23. Such a cute project! Thanks for sharing so many great products and techniques!

  24. Very nice. Never would have thought to do something like this. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Oh this is just sooo beautiful, I love it.
    Kim xXx