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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

LET THE MUSIC PLAY ON AND ON...

Hello, everyone and happy Tuesday!

Well, the hubby's and my anniversary is Thursday and I was out yesterday and today frantically trying to "spot" something he might like for a gift.  I wasn't able to find anything and I'm at a total lost.  I've got one last chance so I'm going out and try again tomorrow -- I hope I don't have to pick up something just for the sake of getting something.

Anyway, I did make him a complementary gift to go along with whatever it is I can find for him.  This little gift came to mind when I went down into his "man cave" and he was going through an old collection of 45's, 33's and LP's, and playing them on his record player:


It's a record player box and the inside holds a 45 record adapter keychain.  My hubby loves old songs and I think he'll love this.  I got the images for the record and the adapter off the internet and sized, printed, and cut them out.  I added yellow stickles to both sides of the adapter and covered it with resin; added a hole and then pu on the keychain. 

To get the 3-D raised effect on the adapter on the record on the record player, I added white puffy paint to it.   Here's a close-up (sorry it came out a a bit blurry):



My hubby loves music -- all kinds of music -- and has quite an extensive collection of "oldies".  Since the day were were married I don't think he has ever let a day go by without playing music, so for all the years I'm calling this little gift "let the music play on and on".

Isn't this project cute?!!!

Well, wish me luck tomorrow; I've got to find something and it's got to be special!

Hugs everyone, and...

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30 comments:

Luvy said...

Hubby'll love that! Such a creative box! Good luck finding a gift. I know for me, it gets more and more difficult to find just the right present each passing year! Happy Anniversary!

Dawnll said...

Oh my goodness this is stinkin cute- Love it
My honey is a music lover also- Today is his birthday and I didn't get him a thing- I couldn't find anything.
I told him I owe him.
Sometimes it is hard to find the right gift

Melissa said...

Cute indeed! Cute and some as a matter of fact! :) Happy early anniversary to the both of you and a wish for many more to come!

Love That Bug said...

Audrey,
This is super super cute. I love it and I am sure your hubby will as well
Hugs,
Stacy

Rhonda Emery said...

oh now this is too darn amazing. love it and I know he will also. great creativity love love love it. hugs

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Oh Audrey, this is just awesome!!!! You amaze me - EVERY day!!! Happy Anniversary!

Jean said...

This is great and I know he will love it. Good luck on finding a gift.

Staying Crafty said...

Very cool! Good luck finding him a gift!!!

shari said...

I love it when a person puts so much thought into a gift. Your husband is sure to love this project! Good luck with the rest of the gift and Happy Anniversary. Shari (cricutrookie)

Mary said...

This is awesome Audrey! I'm sure he'll just love it. While you're gift shopping does he need something for the new car? I was going to suggest a new key ring but I guess you've got that covered ( sometimes I just crack myself up, lol) Anyways I hope you have a wonderful anniversary and I know you'll find the right gift for him. Hugs, Mary

scrappin sista said...

This is tooooo cute!!!! Audrey, you AMAZE me! nice work! love it,
Alice

MsJay said...

I really like the record player. I have my father's old 45 and I also have his record adapter as well. TFS

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh you are running out of time.. i pray that you find just the right present tomorrow.. but he is going to love this, as always you are so darn creative. Where you get your amazing ideas is beyond me. Well my friend, i am fixing to go take my shower.. just got home from Bible study.. still not feeling very perky.. but I did get both the bathrooms cleaned today. Have some pants that Alex needs fixing, hoping I can finally get those done and work a little on his birthday banner... haven't been crafting at all.. just so tired. Can't wait to see what dh gets you for your anniversary tomorrow and where he takes you... hugs

Lori Apgar said...

Good luck finding a special gift for your special guy! This is such a cool project!

Happy Anniversary tomorrow!!!

Kel said...

OMG... 45's.. Loved them!! I remember saving allowance just to go down and get the newest HIT! These are great!!

"Um Buggin" said...

OMG!! Girlfriend, you are so dang talented! I love your take on the music theme for hubby. I can remember those days too, I also have some of those 45's, 78's, and 33's, and love the disk you created, Yes, my friend I remember those days too. I am sure Hubby is going to love this, even if it is the only thing he receives. This is so original and very creative. Have a wonderful anniversary if I don't catch you on your special day.

Hugz, xx

~L~

Momma's House said...

That is a cute idea..i sure hope he doesnt read your blog, LOL.

Besthobbyeva said...

Absolutely adorable! I just love it as will he! Happy Anniversary. I find the longer I am married the hardier it is to get the "right" anniversary gift. Do you have an old record store in your neighborhood? Maybe you can get him a gift card (I know not personal, but) then he can do down there at his leisure and enjoy himself looking through old records!!

Good luck with your shopping!!

Laurie

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Oh, how cute is that! What a novel idea, I'm sure he will love it! TFS

Charlotte said...

Audrey, Hi! This is just amazing to me. I thought the box was a real record player. I know your hubby is going to flip over it. For those of us who grew up with this way of listening to music, it is hard to give it up. I still have all of my 45s and 33s and a record player. There is nothing like listening to vinyl.

I still cannot believe how real this looks. I know that keychain is going to be very special to him.

Hugs to Buster from Jack and Magnolia.
Charlotte

Barb's Boys said...

WOW Audrey...your projects amaze me! This is so stinkin' cute! Gotta love the Beatles too!

~BridgetL~ said...

HI Audrey, I've missed you. Ive been so busy lately. Just when I think you can't top yourself you go and make this. I think its FANTABULOUS! Hubby is going to LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!

lovemypaper said...

OMG this bring back memories, I remmember those 45, 33,lp laser disk movie. My hubby have a big stash as well. Such a nice box!

Kate said...

This is so cute - and so perfect for your husband! Best of luck finding just the right gift and above all, happy anniversary to the two of you!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Every time I come to visit, I end up shaking my head in amazement of your limitless creativity. I am just floored by this record player. Awesome! I'm sorry you didn't find anything for him. I think he is happy enough to have a wonderful woman like you. It's the gift that keeps giving every day of the year! Best, Curt

GreenScrap said...

That is totally awesome!! Love it!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Beebeebabs said...

That is the cutest thing tfs and Happy Anniversary!!!

Flamenco92627 said...

Audrey, that is RAD!! He is going to love it and I don't know what your hubby is doing for you, but I think this handmade from the heart gift totally rocks! I'm sure his plan will be nice too. But this is just so cool.

Brigit said...

This is just so unique, I love it, brings me back to my 45 days!!

patti said...

You are so creative. I LOVE THIS!!!