Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A little mid-week project

You got to love Wednesdays...halfway through the week and for me the deal is a little sweeter, I get out of work early. Getting out early is nice, you can schedule appointments (last week it was the dentist for me) Anyway today nothing was on the agenda so I came up to my scraproom intending on cleaning up all the stuff that was strewn about from my last round of creating. I had leftover kit stuff and I had pulled out some other papers too. Instead I finally decided to repurpose an older project. Actually this was a Make and Take from my very first CHA a few years ago. We made them at the Melissa Frances booth. It originally had a very soft pastel stripe paper and lace trim around it, with a stamped tag, a few rubons, etc. I loved the concept of the container...but truly they were not my colors. I used it as is for a few years, but when I moved into my new space last fall, I ripped everything off of the metal jar...and it just sat there on my desk. I've been using it to hold glue dots, glue sticks, and my Tombow adhesive.
As some of you know I have avocado/sagey walls, dark brown espresso colored floors, a khaki chair and cabinets, my accent colors in the room are cranberry and a burnt orange. All this pulled from the striped valance that I used as my inspiration.

Today was the day to make the container fit the colors of my room....

and to think just about everything here on the container had made it out onto my work area in the past week or two. (I actually had pulled my paper holder full of Jillibean Soup pattern papers during an earlier project ) It is a mixture of papers from one of their older lines and a new piece, but I think it works perfectly in my new space.

Got to go finish dinner, Dan will be home soon. I hope to settle in with a new book I picked up today on my lunch hour. Will let you know in a few days what I think.


scrappysue said...

This turned out so cute Jen; love the colours of your room too!

Lisa Cole said...

Love it Jen! I plan on redoing my can too as soon as I move - yours is a great inspiration :)