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Monday, February 28, 2011

Re-use and Make Do - Spring Is On It's Way

We had gorgeous weather this weekend.  Highs were in the mid 80's and lows were in the 50's.  Ahhhh...Spring is here in Florida.  But typical of  Florida the chill isn't really gone we've got a cool front coming and that means the temperatures plummet back into the 69-71 range.  Yeah, I know don't hate me because y'all be laughing come June when are temps are closer to 100 and we can't walk outside for 6 months.

But while it was feelin' nice I did get a little Spring crafting done.  I've had the old wall tin sittin' in the shed for years so it was due some respect.  Here's the before.
And now for the after.  Ta-da.....
And it didn't cost me a thing.  Yippee!!  First I freshened it up by sponging a little fresh paint on the tin.  Then I went to Graphics Fairy, where I printed out this cute Fresh Strawberries label.  If you haven't ever been over to Graphics Fairy, you don't know what you're missing.  Karen is so sweet and generously shares tons of vintage and graphic images with her readers. I didn't have any color ink in my printer but I didn't let that stop me. 
I just used some colored chalk and gave it a light vintage feel.  Then went over the whole label with a sponge & a ink pad.  The flowers I gathered around the house.  Now the porch is starting to brighten up.  I probably do need to buy some Spring/Summer flowers.  These are a little Fallish but hey you have to go with what's on hand sometimes.
 Thanks Karen!!!
What did you do this weekend?  I'd love to hear about it!
Hugs....Tracy :)
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  1. Wow, you are so creative! I would have just tossed it. Great job!

  2. I love what you created. I'm out of printer ink myself and just ordered some. I hate it that ink costs so darn much!!