Wednesday, February 6

Spazzy Love

I don't decorate for all holidays.
I actually don't know many people who jazz up their places for every holiday.
But I do the big ones...Christmas...St. Patrick's day....
I try not to pass along my disdain for certain things on to the kid, so I play along with society.
I send treats to school for holidays I wish would disappear from my calendar.
And I hang a little something on the door for each occasion.

This little number has been in my collection for a few years and I've never really liked it.
I think I bought it because it was $2 at the Michaels.
Each year I put it up and shudder.
Ugh...glitter....Ugh...love....Ugh...cheesy

And then it came to me a couple days ago...
Hello Simone...alter it!

It's not like I don't own just a few supplies that could easily be used to alter this little sign.
I don't really know why I didn't think of it sooner.
So I whipped out my Creative Imagination rubon skulls and such and went to town.
Now, if you have one of these little signs from the craft stores, the paint on them is very slick, so when you are applying the rubons, it requires a lot of patience and care.
But they worked perfectly and now the little sign that used to give me hives just looking at it is the thing that makes me smile when I come home each day.
It's still Valentiney...but in my own special way.

Lesson learned: Just because you don't LOVE something, it can always be altered so that you do!

23 comments:

Allison said...

If only your "Lesson Learned" wasn't true of men! Great altered item Simone!

Kristi S said...

I love this!! Great idea to grunge it up a bit with the skulls!

Rochelle W said...

I love this!! Skulls Rock!!

Crafty Connie said...

LOL!!! Only you could think to alter your VD sign.

Donna said...

surprisingly, I like your version better! great idea to make it your own

Mimi said...

Bwahahahahahahaha! I like the pirate theme.

Katie Skiff said...

THat is more like you Simone!! Great job!!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

OK...Simone....YOU WIN!!!!....Thank you sooooo much for posting the BUST YOUR GUT with Laughter AWARD for today..... well, there is no real award...but, if there was...YOU WOULD WIN...hands down!...or should I say CrossBones down!???...I Love your twisted view on reality!!...and today...I REALLY needed that laugh...Bwahahahahahahahaha!(thanks to Mim, for helping me spell!)

Greta said...

i hate v-day too!! that is something i would have totally done...love it and you know i am lovin the skull and the danger...bwhahahaah

ScrapFairy said...

ohh I love what you did for this. way better I must say. I have abox of stuff for vday, but just get tired of decorating for every season so I to don't do all Christmas, easter and fall that's about it for me.

elizabeth said...

super cute!

i though am one that likes vday!

Paula said...

Great take on the holiday, Simone. There used to be a song, "love stinks". My friend and I used to sing it all the time. Your sign reminds me of it. Thanks for the laugh.

Melissa said...

Way to make it your own Simone!

Many Blessings,
M.

glo.riah said...

look at you rocking the skulls!!

love it!!

Rita said...

You are too funny girl! I'm sorry I sent you a girly card, (did you get it by the way?)I just wasn't paying attention, what was I thinking! I will know better from now on...skull card & Hard Rock for you next year...or will your taste change? I think not!!! Hehehe!!!

lorrietori said...

Love it! You're so funny!

malieta said...

Very cool Simone..I love the skulls!
malieta:)

Kathy said...

omg, this is great!!!!! I love how you altered it. Thanks for putting a smile on my face.

Kat said...

That looks awesome. I lurve it :)

Cricket said...

totally freakin' awesome Simone!!

smiles,

Michelle said...

Oh yeah...WAY better!

** Isa ** said...

I so love this!!! I'm skulls and cherry mad!!!!

Hugs xxx

Gina said...

'love' it.. great advice :O)

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