Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Prettie Wednesday - Trash to Treasure

German Phrase of the Day: Mit-Mach-Muehle = Made with trash. This is actually the name of a program on the children's station here in Germany, and my daughter loves it! She hates to throw ANYTHING away, and is always coming up with new things she can "craft" with the treasures she finds. No wonder our house is always a mess!!

ETA: I just NOW (about 4 hours after posting this!) realized that today is TUESDAY, not Wednesday!! Guess I got a little ahead of myself, sorry Prettie girls!!

2 weeks ago Jules challenged us all to rescue some trash and turn it into a treasure. Now I know, you're going to say what I used isn't all that original, but right now, almost EVERYTHING in our house qualifies as trash...we're in major purge mode right now! So, in going through some items in my craft room I came across these old coasters from Chili's which I never used, and was about to toss into the recycle bin. Instead, I thought I'd make something fun to send to Jules.

I wanted to make a "Sophia for all Seasons" wall hanging...and it turns out there really is a Sophia for all seasons! I used some SU! Designer Prints paper in Apricot Appeal, Real Red, Old Olive and Buckaroo Blue to cover the coasters, and stamped my Sophia's onto Stamper's Select White to color them with Prisma pencils. I used my SU! jumbo eyelets and some white taffeta ribbon to attach the coasters together. Seriously, the thing that took the longest was coloring all these adorable little girls in! I think this could be a cute wall hanging for a little girl's room...too bad I don't have that great SU! set with all the seasons...would have been perfect! I have included close-ups of each of the 4 panels if you would like to see a more detailed view of the images. I hope you like it Jules!

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Rainy Day Friends, Soakin Up the Sun, Off to School, Snowflake Kisses by Paper Pretties ,

Prints Designer Paper from SU!

Ink: Brilliance black, apricot appeal, real red, old olive, buckaroo blue

Acc: prismacolor pencils, OMS, blending stumps, coluzzle, sponge, large eyelets, white taffeta ribbon



  1. OMGoodness this is simply adorable!! I LOVE it and my girls will too!! How cute - I never would have thought of the 4 season thing but it's wonderful!! Great job Jana!! :)

  2. What a great idea Jana - this is so cute!!

  3. Wow Jana! This is fabulous! Your coloring is just breathtaking! :D Julie is one lucky girl! :)

  4. What a fantastic idea!! This is adorable!!

  5. What an adorable idea Jana!!! The colors and the way you hung the coasters...love it!!!

  6. OH WOW! Jana, this is utterly ADORABLE! I love the seasons of Sophia! So clever, I tell ya

  7. This is fabulous, Jana! What a treasure!

  8. This is so fantastic Jana!!!! I love it!!

  9. So very creative, Jana! Cute stuff! Love the idea of Sophia for four seasons!

  10. this rocks!!! can't wait to try it!!!!

  11. Oh this is really cool. I love your wall hanging... fantastic!


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