Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cape Cod Blog Hop Time!

Today's hop is all about May's Cape Cod collection. This kit couldn't be MORE perfect for the project I wanted to make my dad for Father's Day. Dad and Mom LOVE lighthouses. Their family room is lighthouse-themed, and whenever they travel, they visit as many lighthouses as they can. This altered mirror will be a great addition to their home!

I started out with a MALMA Framed Mirror from Ikea. (Don't you just love Ikea? So many fun things at such good prices! Each visit results in a few "extra" items in my cart that I just KNOW will come in handy "some day".) The patchwork design covering the raw wood frame was created using the same technique I used to make the photo album cover in a previous post. Before gluing the pieces to the frame with Bookbinding Glue, I inked the edges with India ink. Finally, a few final touches: a handful of mini seashells, a small corked bottle (love those!) and a few other doo-dads from my stash.

(Sorry for the not-so-great picture...have you ever tried to photograph a mirror? It ain't easy.)

The "Father" quote from the Cape Cod Greeting UM stamp sheet is the perfect sentiment for Father's Day. Do you think he'll like it?

So, that's enough about me, because there's a whole lot more creativity for you to explore! Here's a list of all today's hoppers, just in case you get lost:

Club Scrap Creates (you are here)
Pat Huntoon: The Technique Trail
Julie Heyer: Cape Cod Scrapper
Roni Johnson: Ink Stains with Roni
Deb Charlesworth Lift Bridge Cards andCrafts
Deb Weller: Deb Duz Scrappin
Jill Pechauer: Jill P's Place
Tricia Morris The Efficient Crafter
Hetty Sanders: Craft Chaos
Kay Williamson: Kay's Keepsakes
Cathy Gray: The Artful Gamut
Anne Marie Healey: Artfully Balanced
Anne Hunter: Crzymom's Tidbits
Jen Rodgers: Scrap Happy Sisters
Debby Hernandez: Masculine Inspirations
Janet Moran: Dishing with Janet

Your first stop is Pat Huntoon's blog. I just know she'll have something awesome to show us...enjoy!

Creatively yours,


  1. That is such a wonderful gift, Karen! And you know dad's always love what DD's make!

  2. Really great idea Karen!! I might need to case it for Father's Day. I just postponed a trip to Ikea so it may just need to go back on the agenda!

  3. Karen, I am in love with your altered mirror! I love IKEA and just wish my nearest store wasn't so far away. Maybe that is a good thing ;) LOL Anyway, thanks for starting us off and your Dad is going to love it!

  4. Fabulous. I do so enjoy all that you do.

  5. Great project Karen. I love the patchwork technique.

  6. This is super Karen...I really like this!!!


  7. Awesome! They are going to LOVE it! Bring it in to the office, I've gotta see it in "real life"!

  8. Love the frame Karen! That patchwork is awesome. Makes me want to see what I have at my house and cover it with paper.

  9. It looks beautiful. I love these mirrors. Now a way to personalize it. Such a cool idea.

  10. Karen, love this mirror. I see you have the same Swedish disease I have. Everything in that store looks like something that belongs in my home. I really like the patchwork effect of your mirror. Would love to see your parents' family room.

  11. Wonderful project, really love the color blocking.

  12. Oh your Dad is going to love it:) Great fun idea!!

  13. O this is fab! Thanks for posting! :0) --@KrisHopes

  14. Love the altered mirror Karen! Thank you for sharing a wonderful project.

  15. What a great idea!

  16. Lov it Karen! Great gift idea

  17. Really cool idea, I love the end result, great gift idea for someone who loves being near the water

  18. I keep wanting to make a frame like this - you are definitely inspiring me to add (yet another!) project to my to-do list!


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