Tuesday, September 28, 2010

White Wednesday Halloween

I'm still working on some projects for the craft show this weekend.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute!  Here's one of my latest projects.

Sitting in my studio was this stack of old books without their covers.
  I also had some old cabinet cards that I've been wanting to alter.
So I decided to combine the two and came up with these.
The books gave me more room to add embellishments and since they stand upright they make a fun addition to a tabletop display (OK.....this isn't the best tabletop display but my kitchen table had the best light)
I also repurposed these two wood canisters that I bought at a garage sale for 75 cents.

Before:

After:
Only a few more nights to finish projects.  I've been up to my ears in paper and glue!

I'm linking with Kathleen @ Faded Charm for White Wednesday (or in my case today: white, orange and black Wednesday).  To see what other whites are being featured just link back to Kathleen's blog.

Happy White Wednesday.

Jane

47 comments:

  1. Jane you really have the most clever crafts!! Love the books.

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  2. The books are fab!
    Totally a great idea, love it!
    You are going to have the best booth by far at the show, wish I could stop by
    Amy

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  3. I wish I could attend the craft show this weekend! I would probably buy you out. I love what you did to the canisters.

    Good Luck at the craft show. I know you will do well.

    Have a wonderful evening.
    Gail

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  4. "If you've got it...haunt it" made me laugh out loud. Those spooky cabinet cards on books are great. The first one does kind of resemble the Wicked Witch of the West.

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  5. Oh these are FUN, Jane! I burst out laughing at "If you've got it...haunt it", too! Can't wait to hear all about the sale!!

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  6. Oh my gosh Jane, I love them!!! You put the funnest spin on the holiday, I like the whimsical side of Halloween. I agree with everyone else, you are going to have a fabulous booth, and I really wish I could come and see you! I don't really think working the Tues. before the show is waiting til the last minute, I will confess that when I have been in shows I have worked until wee hours of the morning before the show... with just one more idea...!
    Your creations will sell like crazy! Can't wait to see more! Theresa xoxo

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  7. I'm off to look for some old buttons.

    I bought the biggest elmers glue they make ... today

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  8. Those are adorable Halloween projects!! Love em.

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  9. These are SUPER adorable - I love "if you've got it - haunt it"!

    Chelsea

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  10. Cute! Love the use of the old books and so charming with the vintage photos. Love these!

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  11. I didn't realize the show was this weekend. You should do great - everything you make is so unique.

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  12. I'd love to be able to see your display at the craft show! Everything is fabulous!
    xoxo
    Donna

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  13. So Cute!!! Wish I lived closer so I could come buy things from you at the craft sale. Good luck!

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  14. What fantastic Halloween art!! I wish I was able to go too, what fun!!!
    Love the "if you've got it, haunt it"!!!! That is really a great way to use those cabinet cards!! Have fun!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  15. Those books are awesome!! I love it! The cannisters look really nice too! What Halloween fun, hope your craft fair is fun.
    Sherry

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  16. Cuuuutee! Take lots of pictures, I repeat take lots of pictures. lol
    XoXO

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  17. Jane, I am once again just delighted upon visiting you! What fun projects. They are fun and whimsical and so uniquely you! Love them all!

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  18. Such cute HALLOWEEN projects!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  19. Love what you did with the books and cabinet cards, I'd love to be at the craft show!
    xo,
    Debra

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  20. oooh, that last lady is spooky...you are going to do so good, make sure you take pictures of your booth!

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  21. Hi Jane,
    Love what you did with books and cabinet cards, now I know what to do with mine which are still languishing in a drawer!
    How I wish I could stop by your table at the craft show and pick up those canisters!
    Maggie.

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  22. Your space must be full of happy buyers!! These are adorable Jane!!

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  23. haha,, you've picked the perfect pictures for your altered books... those women look so sour and drab... in a frightening sort of way.. Fabulous creations... and so imaginative... we'll all be ripping the covers off our books now!!

    Thanks so much for your kind comments my way... that trinket box has been re-arranged a few times already since I bought it.. Have a great week xxx Julie

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  24. I'd buy these isn a heartbeat-I usually don't like crafty things, but when they're paired with old things like this-I really, really like them-you've done a great job-I love all the details!

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  25. Those are wonderful! I am going to try altering books too. I love the way they look. Thanks for stopping by.
    Sherry

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  26. Jane,
    I'm not sure where you find all the time in your day to create these great projects! Do you ever get to sleep? I'm sure your booth will be the hit of the craft fair!
    Dee Dee

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  27. You are SO creative Jane! Love the goodies that you made. I have been working on crafty things too, but really have been slacking a little as well. Need to get moving. You have inspired me.
    Happy WW!
    Blessings~

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  28. Jane, I wish you a great sale,
    thise creations are all , so wonderfull-love those books, with old "sauer" women-and the cannisters are fantastic, too.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  29. Your sale is going to be a smashing success. The canisters are amazing. hugs♥olive

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  30. Love the book redo, that is a great idea. You are a very creative lady, good luck on the sale.

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  31. I love your projects! I was just reading your bio and can't believe you have a full time J-O-B! How on earth do you find the time to be so creative!
    Lindy

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  32. Hi Jane, wonderful projects as always. Do you ever run out of ideas? I hope not! Happy WW

    Rebecca

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  33. Oh Jane!! Thanks for that great laugh I had with this post this morning! those poor women!! If they only knew whawt their pictures would turn into. Let's hope with a new hairstyle and a little makeup we might not see witch potential in them! Still laughing!!! hahahaha

    Donna

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  34. LiKing the keys and cans!
    and your photo remakes are tooo funny!
    great sense of humour showing there girl!
    just to let you know your comment at FHC had quite the impact & i've written a post in response.. THANK YOU !!

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  35. So cute, Jane!
    You are so stinkin' talented. :-)

    Have a wonderful Thursday!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  36. Your talent and creativity always amaze me. You come up with such great ideas, these included!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  37. Hi Jane!

    I wanted to let you know that I have featured this post as one of my September bookmarks -- "Bookmarked on the Boardwalk". Feel free to stop by, take a look at your project as well as the others, and grab a button! You will find it HERE:

    http://wwwbobbypinsboardwalk.blogspot.com/2010/10/septembers-boardwalk-bookmarks.html.

    Congrats on a fabulous project!

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  38. Oh I want, I want I want! Every one of these items are sooooooooooooo fabulous! I love the books! I love the containers! I MUST MAKE THESE!
    Thank you for the amazing inspiration!

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  39. Jane, these are great, you made me smile today! I am also loving your coffee filter pumpkin from a few posts ago. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

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  40. I love what you did to the "naked" books. So clever and funny too. I saw some over the weekend just wrapped with an old xloth measurin tape. Would be perfect for my sewing rooom.

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  41. OH. MY. GOSH. You are SO creative!! I love your book makeovers, they're amazing! And the canisters are beautiful...love the papers you chose!!

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  42. Another great project Jane! Love your spooky books!

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  43. Missed you last Wednesday! Your Halloween books are amazing!!!!! I have some cabinet cards that I would have liked to alter... what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Monica.

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  44. Jane, these are great! Hahaha. Love how you transformed these pictures. The people look pretty crabby, too, so how apropos! I saw this done once with a large vintage portrait. It's really a great idea! And those cans, so much better. Very cute!

    Lani

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  45. Hi again!
    I bookmarked this post because I just love the uniqueness of the items, and I know my readers would love it too.
    I would like to feature this post on my blog with your permission.
    Thank you!
    http://sistersallys.blogspot.com

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