WELCOME!

WELCOME!

Hello everyone! I am thrilled to have you visit with me and I hope you enjoy your stay. I absolutely love company, sharing, and making new friends so I hope you find something here that inspires, motivates, or just pleases you in some way.

Of course, I love to visit and be inspired also. So if I don't already drop in on you, please let me know where I can find you and I'll hop on over to see what you're doing or to just say "hi".

Before you go, I would love it if you'd please leave me a comment letting me know you dropped in! Actually, I'd just love to hear from you -- comments, opinions, or questions you'd like me to answer.

In the meantime, relax and make yourselves at home... you're family here!!!

I'll be seeing you!


Monday, December 26, 2011

A PLAIN BIC PEN TO AN ALTERED BLING PEN!!! AND A GIVEAWAY!

Hello, everyone!!!  I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday!!!  I had such a wonderful day yesterday; great fun, great food, and great company!!!  After my late start holiday hustle-bustle, I actually have spent today relaxing and playing a little bit -- and wow did my body need this day!!!  LOL!!!  It's been a while since I've been really comfortable;  I feel terrific!!!

I have a very quick project to share with you today, and I also have an up-for-grab rak which went unclaimed previously.  First I'll begin with my project.  This was a plain Bic pen which took me less than 10 minutes to recylce:


And here's what it looked like when I finished:


Here's a view of the top of the pen:


The pen is actually silver in color.  I painted the entire pen with Adirondack silver mixative,glued on and covered it with a diamond-looking mesh, and popped a rhinestone the top.  I apologize for the glare; I couldn't get a better shot because it really does have loads of bling which made it difficult to snap a more decent shot.  However, it really looks great in person!!! 

I wish I'd had time to do these for Christmas presents!  LOL!  No matter, there're still many other occassions coming up for me to not miss an opportunity to pass these cuties out -- and they really are soooo easy!!!  Next time I think I'll really embellish and bling them up!!!  LOL!  And how about my doing a matching book and box to put them in?!!!  Don't you think that would be a great gift idea?!!!

Moving on now to the giveaway.  Several weeks ago, I participated in a "Holiday Blog Hop" and offered a vellum and matching paper set which, unfortunately, has went unclaimed by the winner -- sorry:


I am now re- offering this paper set to some lucky winner and, again, you'll be selected by Random.org.  You do not need to be a follower, you only need to leave me one of your wonderful comments to be eligible.  The winner will be announced tomorrow before 5 p.m. central time and will have until the end of the day on Friday, December 30, to claim this set.  Good luck!!!  Oh, and did I forget to mention there's also a little secret gift that's be included?!!!

Well, I still haven't made it around to visiting everyone but I haven't forgotten you by any means!  A little later, after I get the hubby fed and quiet, I'll be making more rounds.

That's it for now...

Love you, and I'll be seeing you!!!





33 comments:

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I LOVE - LOVE - LOVE that pen Audrey! It is gorgeous! TFS

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Oh, they'll be sad they missed out on this one Audrey...looks like a useful combination!

Melissa said...

Your altered pen is great!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

I am already a follower.

mzcherub at gmail dot com

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Wow that pen is so pretty!! thanks for the chance to win!!
Kristan (follower)

Becky Dunham said...

I am glad to hear you had a good Christmas Audrey and that you were able to rest today - I am always so tired the day after and this year is no exception; however, I am working today off and on - work is slow but I have to check in :( That pen is so cute - where do you come up with these ideas? It would be cute to make a matching set. Can't believe somebody did not claim your sweet RAK! I will be happy to take a chance at it :) Big hugs to you friend!

jessica said...

That pen is FABULOUS!!! I love all the bling!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family :)
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Jean said...

This pen looks beautiful!!

lovemypaper said...

Super cute pen love all the bling what a great project!

Cricut Couple said...

Wow Audrey! Amazing Pen! I am just constantly amazed at the brilliant things that you come up with. I am totally going to have to try this soon! I have some of the paint you used on it, but I have never used it before, so this would be perfect! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey, you never cease to WOW me with your awesome projects... what a wonderful gift for any occasion. Simply GORGEOUS. I am so happy to hear the you finally were able to just relax and enjoy yourself... and i hope you have a new year filled with blessings upon blessings.. you have had such a hard year this year.. i have enjoy your comments so very much, i am so honored to be your friend... love and hugs

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

I love bling and I love this pen! What a great idea.

Glad to see you posting and glad you were able to get some rest. I did a little of that also today, then we went out in the rain shopping for appliances.

Love what you did to this pen!

jen said...

Audrey this pen came out fabulous!! So cute!! My old blog is up and working again. I'm so excited. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday. Hugs,Jen
Jennyscards.com

Marlene said...

Hi my dear Audrey, I so glad you had a great Christmas with your love ones. Thanks you the sweet comments you always leave on my blog. You are such a special LADY.
I'm loving what you did with this pen, love it.
xxx
Marlene

A Creative Operation said...

Sorry I have been a little MIA...have been super busy here. Love the pen, that is the cutest idea! Thanks for the wonderful comments you left for me. I hope your holidays were excellent, and I wish you all the best in the coming year!!!
Hugs to you!!!
Michelle

Mary said...

This pen is gorgeous Audrey and by all means do a box, covered with bling to match! I am so happy to hear you had a great Christmas, now, feed that hubby and get back to crafting where you belong, lol.~Mary M

Sherrie K. said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas Audrey! It is such a great time of the year to be around family and friends:)

I just LOVE your altered pen...super fun! You are always so creative my friend and always have such wonderful projects:) Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!

I would love to follow you also via email but do not see that available on your blog?? That way I don't miss a project:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Happyscrapin said...

I would love to have your paper! Thank you for the chance!

plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

Happyscrapin said...

I love your pen, what a neat idea!!!


plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

callyannc said...

I love this bling pen! So very fun! Happy New Year! CallyAnn

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You make anything plain looks beautiful, and fun!!!

Love That Bug said...

Hi Sweetie, I am so happy to hear that you had a wonderful Holiday, I did as well. I love the pen, it is super cute.
Hugs Stacy

Lori Apgar said...

Wow!! What a sparkly pen! Love it! I hope you and your husband had a wonderful Christmas!!!!

(((HUGS)))

Treva said...

Cute pen, now that looks like something I could do!

Terry Oulboub said...

Hello Audrey - you know I really enjoy your blog because you are so creative and you inspire so many of us with the wonderful things you share with us. I just love your holiday cards - they are all so wonderfully unique. I love this pen; always wanted to do one - will have to put that on my list. I hope your Christmas was fantastic and here's wishing you a lovely new year! Lovely prize package - who would ever miss claiming paper??? Heehee Happy New Year my lovely friend!

Creative Hayes Creations said...

Wow nice looking pen..so many people love the bling im sure you'll be making them to give as bdays gifts.. Never heard of that mesh before, hmm i can think of a few uses for it..now where you get that from? lol..tell a sista so i can get some.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

wow.... this is awesome, love it! I am so happy you had a fabulous Christmas my sweet friend.

Beebeebabs said...

Thank you and I hope you enjoyed your Christmas as well. Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year. Such a beautiful project I never thought a Bic pen could look soooo beautiful thanks for sharing!!!

2 Ducky said...

Pardon me while I remove my sunglasses.Thats some bling you got goin' on there! My kind of pen! Love it! Thanks for checking on me. Hope all is well with you too. I miss coming here. Struggling a bit but I'll make it through. :) And will try to get back here more often. Hugs to you Audrey.

Jani Lewis said...

Beautiful pen. Love all that bling.

Monique Barr said...

WOW

Brigit said...

Hi Audrey, I popped over to see how your Christmas was and saw this pen, I love it!! Who would have thought it was a regular bic pen, where do you get the diamond looking mesh from, I may try some of these what a wonderful gift!!

Lisa said...

Wow!!!! This is spectacular!! I would feel like a rock star using this pen!! LOVE it :)

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

lisa808 said...

Blingalicious pen!