Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sandy Souvenirs and WOYWW 84

It's a late WOYWW post for me. I did take a picture of my workdesk, but my battery was flatlined and apparently didn't register the picture ... then I forgot I had to retake it ... so this week it'll just be a project I've been working on.

It's snowing like mad today, so I'm making beachy souvenirs as gifts just to balance things out. I have a bit of a compulsion to collect a bag of sand at every beach I go to, unless it's a national park, then I just take pictures of the sand. So I used some clear glass ornaments, put in some sand and sea glass and wrote the name of the beach and the year we were there with a copic pen.

The boxes are made with a cut from the Wrap It Up Cartridge and decorated with squares of paper from a K&Co. beach pad. After the first four, I learned it was way easier to put the decorative paper on before the box was assembled lol.


If you'd like to see what other crafty folks have on their workspace, hop over to Julia's Stamping Ground, or better yet, join in the fun :D.

14 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

What a cute idea!!!

BTW, I wouldn't dare want people to see what's on my workspace -- YIKES!!!

Rhonda said...

What a great idea! Are you going to put the bulb into that cool box? Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW! #11

——>Katie Bolinger said...

what a great idea but how do you insure that the sand will not fall out if the ornament accidentally tips? Is their some sort of extra cover at the top?

Ohhh Snap said...

I used some clear Inkessentials Glossy Accents to cover the little holes at the top and sides. So far so good, touch wood :D.

Ohhh Snap said...

Rhonda, yes I meant to say the box is for the ornament.

Marjo said...

Very creative wonderful idea! Thanks so much for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo #22. Happy WOYWW

S said...

Cool idea. Thanks for sharing.

Tracey Brossart said...

Pretty creative project and very cute idea!

Thanks for the peek! :D

♥Tracey♥...ƸӜƷ

Susan Allan said...

I love the idea that you love sand so much. It is a brilliant idea to incorporate it into your art! Then you will always have those memories to hand.
Sue xx 67

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah, I collect little amounts of sand too - but I'm not nice enough to give them away! Great idea.

Nicky said...

Lovely idea and a great way to keep memories - thanks for sharing ~ Nicky 45

okienurse said...

What a great idea! Good way to keep 'life'organized. Thanks for sharing.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I have a little bag of sand from Huntingdon Beach CA that I used in my projects too! Love the box you have made. Thanks for sharing. No. 29

Kezzy said...

What a fab idea they both look fantastic.