Friday, September 16, 2011

Its a Hop!!! at Paper Issues Blog Hop!!!. Love Recycled? Check out this Altered Shabby Window

Drum roll please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Announcing the winner to my first blog hop... 

Its Celeste!!! 
 Thanks so much for participating in the Paper Issues Blog Hop and Hopping into my Blog with some love.  Congratulations!!! I sent you an email to get your address so I can send you goodies to you this week!!! 

In case you were wondering here is the list on Paper Issues of all the winners:
click HERE!

Ladies I want to thank you for coming to my blog and participating in the Super fun and creative Paper Issues Blog Hop!!!  The blog hop is officially closed on my page and I will announce the winner here in just a few short hours!!!    Its been so much fun...I still am trying to catch up and view all your blogs and follow you as well.  When I announce the winner I will need to get your info so I can mail you this prize package lickity split... 

Its time to Hop at the Paper Issues Blog Hop!  I am so excited to be a part of Paper Issues blog hop. Its the first time I have ever done anything like this, and I get to do it with such a creative group of gals..There are so many great projects for you to be inspired by and enjoy at the Paper Issues blog hop. Also don't forget all the great prizes you can win! You should have hopped here from  Shellye McDaniel    and your next hop should be Peg Hewitt's: see link below after you have scrolled down. Since the theme this month is "Tree Hugger", I  thought how fun would it be to use a re-claimed, re-purposed , recycled item. My Project is an "Altered Window Project" for you to enjoy and perhaps create for yourself!. 
                                       Here is the blog hop prize for my blog:
 cute Stampin Up papers, Making Memories alphabet stickers, 3 strips of  friendly plastic, 2 sheets of thank you rub ons, Cloud chipboard alphabet, Heidi Swapp Flower, 2 wooden items to alter. 2 full rolls of American Craft Ribbon. 1 yard of American Craft Happy Birthday ribbon,  Making Memories purple frame, thank you confetti, ribbon tape, Die cuts with a view adhesive ribbon,  Thank U Mini booklet/card. 3 sprays of pearl/tulle, (pink, purple, black)

To qualify for this Fun Spread of Goodies, you must leave a comment about the altered window project, and become a follower of this blog..I will draw a name from a hat of all those that participate on my blog and announce the winner Monday!

For the hop I chose to do a recycled window project. I love things that are shabby, vintage and re-purposed.
My neighbor replaced all his windows and was about to throw these out..Then I stopped him...and begged him to let me have them. My sweet husband put the wood box on with old fence panels. We added two towel hooks. I plan to add a towel bar at the bottom of the window at a later date. We are about to move so I will wait til then to get it all mounted against a pretty background paint color. 

I knew I wanted to make scrapbook pages to fit inside the window of our times in Galveston Island. I think it will go great with a beachy/cottage theme don't you?

This is the front view
There is a missing window pane. I don't know If I will put something there. I will have to wait and see how it looks when I hang it in the new place.  I've been thinking to add maybe a narrow shadowbox within the missing pane, or perhaps a shelf...Hubby suggested a mirror..I guess I will have to wait and see 'til we get moved! 
To create this look you will need:
shabby old window, old fence panels, wood screws, towel hooks, Shells, glue gun, Fish netting, wide brush,   acrylic paint dry brushed on.. chipboard alphabets. sand paper.  I simply dry brushed a little white paint, soft teal paint, a little brown paint and gave it a good sanding on the edges.  Just add embellishment and scrapbook pages and hardware and your done!!! 

I wish the lighting were better!!! 
close up of the wooden fence panel window box, side view and of the chipboard Sea Letters. 

For Close ups of the scrapbook pages in the Shabby Window click Here and here..

Visit the Paper Issues Etsy store and get 25% off!  Just use the code HOP25.  

To see all of the Paper Issues Creative Team projects in all the categories go to the Paper Issues blog

 I'm so glad you stopped by  - now hop on to Peg Hewitts blog!!! 


  1. This came out beautifully, Lana! I love it! Fabulous paint work and I am loving the netting! I love all of the little details you included.

  2. :) thanks So much Chrissy!!! Thanks for everything;)

  3. GORGEOUS project Lana - I love all the little details. (New follower here too - don't enter me in your giveaway - it looks amazing!)

  4. What a wonderful way to capture your family's memories! Very beautifully done. I am a huge vintage window lover myself! I use them in tons of my projects! TFS!

  5. new follower - wow!!! :) this is beautiful!!
    n xox

  6. Gorgeous! Tried to become a follower...isn't working, but I do come and check out your wonderful work often. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Amazing project - I love the idea of using an old window!! Your embellishments and colors are beautiful!!!!
    don't enter me in the drawing; just stopping by.
    Fellow DT member

  8. That is really cute! Now I'm gonna keep my eye out for for an old window..

  9. I just love your window. It reminds me so much of my beach vacations. The shells, the colors, I can almost smell the salty sea breezes. Thank you for sharing.

    Im also a new follower.

  10. This is amazing!! Love the old wood with the touches of paint you added!

  11. HOW LONG DID THAT TAKE YOU? It is priceless. What a gorgeous project, thanks so much for the inspiration.

  12. <3 this project sooo much!
    thanks for linking me up next too :-)

  13. Gorgeous project! I love the netting!

  14. Hi Lana. I can't tell you how cool I think this is! I love the empty pane just as it is with the black fish net. I love the sea washed look of everything. Just gorgeous.

    And I saw your profile. Can not believe your a grandmother of 8 - wow, I bet know one knows that if you don't tell.

    And you giveaway is really generous. Thanks for letting me enter. I'm your newest follower.

    OOO's....Tracy :)

  15. Simply incredible work dear Lana! You are no. 1 in my book for your altered work...breath taking!

  16. This is an amazing project. Follows the old saying one man's trash is another's treasure. Appreciate your sharing this great idea. And what a fantastic giveaway - would love to win! Peggie

  17. WoW! Your project is so stunning! I love everything about it! I'm a new follower. Thanks for sharing!

  18. I am a new follower.... And BOY OH BOY and I glad I found your blog.... Oh WOWZERS.... such a fabulous project.... I absolutley love it....
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  19. I love the way you did your window. It's beautiful! I have a spare room that I was thinking of doin up with a beach theme since we live near the Gulf Coast of FL. OMG, all the items in the stores don't compare to your creativity. LOVE It!

  20. This is amazing - love the details! Esp the netting! Don't add me for the giveaway!

  21. Lana!! It's gorgeous! I love those colors!! Such a beautiful project!!! =)

  22. Awesome window! Love the details in each pane.

  23. This is fabulous--I think the mirror is a great idea. I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  24. This is beautiful Lana! Every time I see old windows on the side on somebody's junk pile, I get this urge to pick them up but I never do because I don't know what to do with them! This is wonderful inspiration - now hopefully I will run across some again :) I am a new follower of your cute blog and can't wait to spend more time here. By the way, I like the mirror idea too.

  25. Seriously gorgeous! I'm so impressed!

  26. This is just SO cool Lana! LOVE it! So creative! I think a mirror would look great in it. I've added myself as a follower (no need to add me to the giveaway)

  27. Lana, I love this! Don't add me but thanks for the inspiration! I just picked up an old window at a garage sale so this is timely for me.

  28. WOW! This is absolutely breathtaking!! I would have never thought of putting scrapbook pages in a window...I LOVE it!

    I'm a new follower, and I peeked around a little...I used to be married to a firefighter/EMT SS and we lived in Texas and used to go to Galveston for long weekends with the kids on occassion...CRAZY!!(That was about a million year ago though!)

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  29. Love, love your window pane! It's simply gorgeous!

  30. Thanks for entering my cupcake giveaway Lana. And thanks for sharing it with your friend too.
    You comments on my blog just left me feeling on top of the world. Your such a sweetheart. I just know we're going to make great friends.

    Have a blessed week!!! OX's...Tracy :)


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