It has taken a while for me to figure out what I wanted to place inside this former cigar box.  It started out with the tought of being a catch-all on the night stand… Nah, did not like it.  Then I thought it could hold pictures… nope, still not right.  So I tossed it in on the shelf and came back to it almost 2 years later.

While going through pattern paperin preparation for a quick card making session when I thought hmmm, I could make it a stationary set. 

Bellow  is what I came up with and I am not sure who I am gowing to bestow it upon.

I used texture paste to give the raised effects in the fluer de lis.  Hambly rubons, Clearsnap ink, Piggy Tales paper, 45o Quick Dry by Helmar.  Stamped and embossed with Clearsnap ink and added some hard to see accents with Clearsnaps new product called SMOOCH.  I used it on the clay and on various cards.



About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website http://365daysofcrafts.com Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at gmail.com
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2 Responses to Time

  1. Kim says:

    Niki, that set is just too cool! You did a great job. Tell us more about the Smooch – you need a whole blog post on it!

  2. Debz says:

    Stopping in from the UBP. I love your cigar box idea! This blog party is such a great way to meet new people. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week.
    Pop over and say hi sometime. Blessings!

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