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Key Wall Decor

I’ve had a thing for keys lately. Especially old skeleton keys. A couple of months ago I hit the key jackpot on a creative excursion to Hobby Lobby. This key wall decor will go perfectly on my “key to my heart” collage wall.Key wall decor

  • I started with this cool chipboard key.
  • Then i used my rub-on metallics. With my fingers I rubbed on six different colors to create depth and an aged look.
  • You can also use a cloth or sponge applicators.
  • Don’t forget to cover the edges and inside the circles.
  • I used a make up sponge to get into the small nooks and crannies.
  • These rub-on metallics don’t really dry. So be sure to cover with a artist’s fixative!

This is not a complicated project, nor a terribly time consuming one. But it was fun to make and I love the finished product! Now to figure out where to hang it.Key Wall Decor - After

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Most Inspirational Blogs of 2011

This is my last 2011 recap post, I promise.  I almost skipped it, but I couldn’t not take a few minutes to share my list of my most inspirational blogs.

Your Homebased Mom

Chocolate on my Cranium

Booking Mama

Celebrations at Home

Chef Tess Bakeresse

Small Fry & Co.

Travelin Oma

Creating Keepsakes

Joy the Baker

Little Birdie Secrets

Monzanita Arts and Crafts

Somewhat Simple

Your Cup of Cake

My inspiration is as varied as my interests!  If any of these are new to you, I hope you check them out.  What blogs are on your most inspirational list?

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Summer Bucket List

We’ve been brainstorming for the last couple of weeks, deciding what kind of fun activities we want to accomplish this summer.  I was surprised that our list had a slow start, but now it’s looking very healthy.
I made a pretty list and we’ll put a sticker by the ones we accomplish.  I probably should have done a little more research because one of our ideas was to go to an exhibit at the Center for Creative Photography at the U of A; but they are remodeling.  No exhibits until late August. 
What’s on your summer bucket list?
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