fbml"expr:dir='data:blog.languageDirection' xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml' xmlns:b='http://www.google.com/2005/gml/b' xmlns:data='http://www.google.com/2005/gml/data' xmlns:expr='http://www.google.com/2005/gml/expr'> rust: BLOG LAND INSPIRATION

December 9, 2009


Believe it or not about a year and a half ago I didn't even know what a blog was!!!!! 
 I am blessed to have many fellow junkers in my life that I know through the spectacular junkmarket style site........and one of my buddies, Gretchen of Mimitorias designs was the person who introduced me to blog land.
Gretchen sent me the link to Karlascottage.  Karla's blog was one of the first blogs I ever visited and
 I was blown away by all her gorgeous creations.  
 I fell in love with the beautiful crowns she handmakes from old gutter screen  AND so wanted one of them. I contacted Karla, but she was very busy at the time getting ready for Silver Bella and had no crowns in stock.
So sad was I and sooo obsessed with her crowns that that was what I was thinking about the day I spotted some ugly brass basket thingys in a thrift store.  

  WHOA----I thought-----there are my crowns!!!!
I made a crown template from some paper, then laid it over the ugly thingys and cut away.
I then spray painted, added sparkles, ribbon and vintage jewelry.

I so love my crowns and I thank Karla for the wonderful inspiration she provides on her gorgeous blog.

These are the ugly brass thingys in their glory prior to the wire cutters getting hold of them.
Happy thrifting my blogland buddies.


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, your crowns are wonderful. I love, love, love them and it's hard to believe they were crafted from such ugly thingees.

stefanie said...

they are gorgeous!!!!! wow...I know what you mean, I remember when someone told me "you should get a blog" I was "what is that" lol

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

They turned out wonderfully! (and Carol, of Raised in Cotton, is where I got the ideas from).

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You are a very creative soul. Love the crowns and the banner in your last post.

Julie Marie said...

Oooh I want one! Those are beautiful, I have a thing for crowns too! (I am a self~appointed princess you know!)... You are so talented Janis! Bisous... Julie Marie

June said...

WOW Janis, these are so great! I just LOVE how you embellished them with the bling!

Lady Pamela said...

Looks like you've been by "V.V.Boutique" While Dad is at Physio, I seem to find myself there at least once a week.

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

great job! everything looks great!

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

I love the crowns!!! a lot...Have a wonderful, creative day! Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Jennifer said...

Where are you ever able to find all the gorgeous baubles at reasonable prices? They make the project - it creates "the look" Jennifer

Rustydiva said...

Oh my gosh ~ I see those ugly things all the time and NEVER once envisioned a crown. I'm just in awe of your mind Janis ~ really ~ if I ever met you I would be a total crying groupie! I will look at all things "screen" differently now. I see crowns for my candles in my future!


Anne Lorys said...

I think your crowns are just fabulous! And I'm right there with ya, this time last year, I had zero intention of starting a blog either...just look at us now, huh? :-)


That Girl Ang said...

Hey lady! Thanks for stopping by my blog(s).

I wanted to tell you I went with the Cricut Expression. I needed easy.. and from what I hear... it is just that. Also with the SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot)it will be able to do what wishblade does....

Now this is only theory for me as I haven't opened it yet... sort of an impulse buy as well... but I will tell you this... I got it after you stated you used Wishblade in your designs... SO thanks, I have been debating for quite some time and your inspirations were just what I needed.

I will post how I do, as I use it.

Later lady!

That girl,

Anonymous said...


[b]Xrumer SEO Professionals

As Xrumer experts, we secure been using [url=http://www.xrumer-seo.com]Xrumer[/url] for the benefit of a long fix conditions and remember how to harness the massive power of Xrumer and turn it into a Bills machine.

We also provide the cheapest prices on the market. Many competitors see fit cost 2x or square 3x and a end of the time 5x what we debt you. But we feel in providing enormous accommodation at a low affordable rate. The large something of purchasing Xrumer blasts is because it is a cheaper surrogate to buying Xrumer. So we plan to abide by that mental activity in mind and yield you with the cheapest grade possible.

Not only do we take the unexcelled prices but our turnaround time payment your Xrumer posting is wonderful fast. We intention pull someone's leg your posting done ahead of you distinguish it.

We also produce you with a ample log of successful posts on different forums. So that you can catch a glimpse of over the extent of yourself the power of Xrumer and how we have harnessed it to help your site.[/b]

[b]Search Engine Optimization

Using Xrumer you can trust to realize thousands upon thousands of backlinks for your site. Many of the forums that your Install you settle upon be posted on oblige exalted PageRank. Having your tie-in on these sites can categorically mitigate strengthen up some top-grade quality help links and as a matter of fact as well your Alexa Rating and Google PageRank rating owing to the roof.

This is making your position more and more popular. And with this inflate in regard as grammatically as PageRank you can expect to witness your area really rank high-pitched in those Search Engine Results.

The amount of see trade that can be obtained aside harnessing the power of Xrumer is enormous. You are publishing your site to tens of thousands of forums. With our higher packages you may still be publishing your position to HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of forums. Visualize 1 mail on a in demand forum disposition usually get 1000 or so views, with say 100 of those people visiting your site. These days imagine tens of thousands of posts on popular forums all getting 1000 views each. Your shipping will go because of the roof.

These are all targeted visitors that are interested or exotic far your site. Deem how divers sales or leads you can fulfil with this considerable loads of targeted visitors. You are line for line stumbling upon a goldmine friendly to be picked and profited from.

Remember, Traffic is Money.



Anonymous said...

No More Laggin Downloads Using NZB Downloads You Can Swiftly Search HD Movies, Console Games, MP3 Albums, Software and Download Them @ Dashing Speeds


Tricia Hicks said...

Thanks for the comment! I love the crowns! Too much junk, too little time..haha...

Anonymous said...

site to [b]buy software for windows[/b] is available at:

buy software for windows
[url=http://www.buysoftwareforwindows.com]buy software for windows[/url]

[url=http://www.buysoftwareforwindows.com/products/buy-history-cleaner/productpage.php]buy history cleaner[/url]

buy youtube converter

Anonymous said...

resource to [b]download software for windows[/b] is available at:

download software for windows
[url=http://www.downloadsoftwareforwindows.com]download software for windows[/url]

[url=http://www.downloadsoftwareforwindows.com/products/download-dvd-to-psp-converter/productpage.php]download dvd to psp converter[/url]

download dvd ripper

Anonymous said...

Predilection casinos? weigh this environmental [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] advisor and wing it denigrate online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at www.realcazinoz.com .
you can also oversee our up to the babe in arms [url=http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com]casino[/url] supervise at http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com and oust in bona fide tangled currency !
another slim [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]casino spiele[/url] job is www.ttittancasino.com , in livelihood of of german gamblers, lurk away in unrestrained [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]online casino[/url] bonus. so check this leading [url=http://www.omniget.co.il]online casino[/url] for free [url=http://www.casinosaction.com]casino bonus[/url] and 100's of online [url=http://www.thecasino.co.il]casino[/url] games.


Related Posts with Thumbnails