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Monday, March 14, 2011


Happy Monday, everyone!

Well, I've still got egg left on my face; but after church yesterday, many prayers, comfort from family and friends, and reading through all your wonderful comments, I feel better.  Besides I love you all and miss you too much to have stayed away much longer.  So here I am.  I'd like to thank you for all your kind comments; you are all wonderful and your words very comforting.  If anyone were to ask me, I'd say I've got the best blogging family than anyone in the entire blogging community!!!  In the world!

I still haven't been up much for crafting, but I did have to do a another birthday present for a relative, so I got up and got busy.  Didn't have a clue what I was going to do and just kept looking through my supplies, and spotted this stuff I bought a while back ago at Michaels:

My cousin loves Betty Boop so I found and transferred this image using the kit:

While in a General Dollar Store some time ago, I purchased several double-mirror compacts.  Didn't know how I was going to use them at the time, but they came in pretty handy for this project:

Before I could transfer the image, I had to remove the printed or painted  imprinted product name.  I tried several things but I found nail polish remover (the acetone kind) did the job perfectly.

I transferred the image to the compact following the suppliers directions, made a matching box for the compact and a matching card -- now I have a birthday set for my cousin.  Before I let you see it, if you decide to use any kind of transfers, test print first to make determine whether you need to lighten your image before printingit as the print here came out very dark (I didn't do a test print).  Here's the set:

My cousin's name is on the compact across Betty Boop's forehead in red but, as it does shows okay on the compact, it didn't show up well on the photo (neither does her other eye...lol!!!).  You might be able to see it if you click to enlarge it, but I don't know for sure.

Of course, for me, it wouldn't mean a thing if it didn't have that bling, so I added my Stickles and rhinestones.  And, she'll love it because it's Betty Boop and her name is on it!

So, this has at least got me off to a start, and it felt good doing it.  It's something, at least.  As for now, I've got an errand I'm off to.  When I get back I'm going to see if I can figure out another project to share -- maybe I'll be able to finish one I'd already started.

I'll be seeing you beautiful people, and thank you so much for being my family!!!  Love you all! 


GabyCreates.com said...

This is just lovely Audrey! and I know at least a couple of people that would just love to receive anything Betty Boop! Now you have me wanting to go to Michaels and find that transfer stuff!!! Hugs, Gaby

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

These are adorable!!! Soo clever :)

Dawnll said...

Heck I was just going to send an email when I seen you had a post!
Glad your back and no need to rehash- of course we all love you and cherish your integrity and spunk.

I think I am going to have to make some of these for my daughter and DIL...I think they would love a fun idea like this.
Thanks so much for sharing.

~BridgetL~ said...

Hi Audrey,
I bought this stuff oh lets just say a very long time ago and never used it. When I come here to visit I get so many ideas of what to try and thankfully I have some of this on hand. Your Cousin is going to love it.

Jean said...

I love this Audrey!! It is so cute. I am going to have to look for those transfer sheets. Don't you just love those white compacts from DG, I have used those for a few things before. I actually just covered the top and didn't have to worry about it, so thanks for the tip on getting the product name off.

Rhonda Emery said...

so cute great idea.

Love That Bug said...

So glad to see you back crafting & creating. This project turned out great, I love Betty Boop
I love it

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Your little brain is always thinking isn't it? You are soooo creative - I love your blog and seeing all your projects, keep 'em coming!!!!


ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

...maybe it is a big brain...I just know you are soooo creative and an inspiration to so many people! Thank you Audrey!!!!

lovemypaper said...

OMG Betty is too cute love your project great ideal!

shari said...

Audrey, I'm glad to see your back at it. This project is just Awesome, I love how you personalized it to fit your cousin. Shari (cricutrookie)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh I am so glad to see you posting. AND what an adorable gift set, who could think of this but you.. Just way too cute. So glad you are feeling better. AND I agree you do have the best blogging family.. I am sure everyone has missed you my friend. hugs

MsJay said...

This is the cutest project. Love it.

Kelly Creations said...

That is a really nice idea!! I hope that she loves the gift and the card! I know that I would:-)

Treva said...

This is neat and what a thoughtful gift!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Oh my goodness this is just too cute. What a wonderful idea... I didn't know you could do this! WOWSERS, I bet she is just tickled pink! TFS

Terry Oulboub said...

Hey Audrey, how's everything? I read your previous posts and please don't be so hard on yourself. You did what a lot of people never do and that's to admit that you were wrong on something. Girl, lift your head up and continue to amaze us with your beautiful crafts because not any of us are perfect. I am sure I'd have done the same if I were in your position! So you've corrected it and it's ALL good. Girl, you amaze me with the wonderful things you come up with. I love your spirit and warmth that you give all that visit; that's why it's such a pleasure. Plus we are given so many treats from you - this Betty Boop compact transfer thing is FABULOUS! I love the coloring of that cute Betty - she looks gorgeous! Audrey, you are a fabulous friend and I always appreciate your blogs! (((((HUGS!))))

Janet said...

I love this p's.roject Betty boop is one of my fav

scrappin sista said...

Audrey!!!! OMG!!!! This project is tooo cute!!!! and so creative!!!! You always make the cutest things!!! you are AWESOME!!!!! you continue to inspire me!!!

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful project!!! I love altering stuff from the dollar store. I'll have to try those transfer sheets. TFS!!

Staying Crafty said...

Very cute!!! I think that's a wonderful gift idea! I'll have to see if I can find some compacts to personalize :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

So glad to see you back Audrey. Love this super addoooorrraabblle project. Your cousin is gonna love it. :)

Besthobbyeva said...

This project is aweseome! So clever (I wouldn't expect anything else). Your cousin is sure to love it!!!


Mary said...

What a neat project! It turned out great!

I'm ok ;) I've just been really busy at work.
Thanks for checking up on me! It's wonderful to have friends like you.


Kate said...

This is so clever!! What a fantastic gift set for your cousin. I'm sure she'll be delighted!!
It's wonderful that your joy is being restored as well.

Rose said...

fantastic!!! she is sure to love this gift :)

Charlotte said...

Oh Audrey,

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE, CUTE CUTE, is what I have to say about this project. Your creativity just blows my mind. This is just absolutely adorable. I love Betty Boop! She is so cute and full of personality. I bet your cousin is too!


P.S. Don't beat yourself up. We all make mistakes and all kind of things can happen on the net. It is over now. Just know that there are a bunch of people out there who love you and think you are awesome. And I am one of them.

DonnaMundinger said...

too cute, Audrey! I'm definitely gonna looks for some of that transfer stuff. Adorable set! Bet she loved it! xxD