Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine Pink Saturday, Altered Tins and Freebies!

The dog ate my homework!
Well, actually, Blogger ate my blog post!
Last Pink Saturday, I posted about my altered tins,
Friday it was there on my blog...
and Saturday it wasn't! Gone!
In truth, it was probably something I did wasn't me!

So, I will do a quick recap, plus more Valentine goodies!
I made this tin for Wendy for her
Hearts and Flowers Valentine Tin Swap.

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The heart is the bottom half of an Altoid tin.
Yes! I knew they made special heart-shaped tins for Valentine's Day,
and I searched for weeks trying to locate them!
I lined the inside rim with Tim Holtz tissue tape.
I then glued on some pretty background paper and onto that
a crepe paper yoyo edged with vintage silver glass glitter.
Also glass glittered the rim of the tin.
Adorable image from Debrina Pratt and butterfly wings from Paper Whimsy.
Made a cupcake with chipboard from Maya Road.
Glued on a glitter heart and xoxoxo.
Outside rim edged with Tim Holtz tissue tape,
then I glued red ruffled satin ribbon on top of that.

And voila the very lovely tin that Wendy made for me!

Doesn't it look cute hanging on the Eiffel Tower?
Thank you, Wendy, I ♥love♥ it!!

I was having so much fun making valentines
that I found it hard to stop! I made this LOVE banner

for a special little 5 year old, my niece!
The banner fits inside the box,
which is an altered Russell Stover candy box.
My friend Marti had the idea for her altered tin,
and I wanted to put a "juvenile" spin on it.

And since I was into the kiddie valentine thing,
I made this altered Altoid tin:

And inside I tucked in some bon bons made of buttons:

I was just loving working with all that RED!

Here's a couple of kiddie valentine freebies for you...

Click to enlarge, right click and save!

Thanks for stopping by...
You may like to stop by Pink Saturday
for more pink and red inspiration!

Have a great weekend!



Maggie said...

Hi Lorraine,
I'm always thrilled by your altered art creations, and inspired too.
My Pink Saturday post this week mentions you and some of the vintage valentines that you have shared, come over if you get the chance.

lynn said...

those are so beautiful lorraine.. i love the bonbons.. how adorable .. what a lucky recipient to get one of those boxes and tins.. thanks for sharing
big ladybug hugs
lynn l

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS and Valentine's Day!

So love these tins!!!


Pat said...

You've been a busy Valentine - love the tins - such a great idea - and made with style and grace!

Jeanie said...

I don't know which of these is cuter! The altered art is perfect! Happy PS and ValDay, too!

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Really fun and lovely work. Thx for sharing. I think my favorite might be the bon bons.

hearts and flowers to you


1CardCreator said...

Love the tins Lorraine, yours and Wendys, they are so detailed! The banner looks like such fun too. Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for stopping by early to mine.

Mary Brockway said...

Love, love, LOVE that sweet little banner!!! So perfectly SWEET! TFS, Lorraine :-)

Marti McClure said...

Lorraine, I love your tin, and Wendy's too! And the tin you made for your neice is adorable. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Very cute, Lorraine, I do remember seeing those last week and i didn't realize that Altoid tins came in heart shaped, that is cool! Love the banner to insert too. Great idea! Hugs and Happy Valentines Day!

Ann said...

The altered tins are awesome. Beautiful, beautiful work. The banner is to cute too. I really enjoy altered work.
happy valentines day.

Cat & Cricket said...

Lorraine~ Your work is amazing!! I can never get anything to come out I guess that's why I collect and make bundles for all you artists!!
Have a wonderful weekend..

kay Ellen said...

Happy Valentine's Day and PS!!
Wonderful all the mixed media charming ART!!

Kay Ellen

Teena said...

these tins are simply lovely, you're very talented! Happy Valentine's Day <3

kitty said...

What beautiful art you do, Lorraine! I love seeing what you do. Happy PS.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Lorraine Sweetie...
I love your Valentine Sweet gifts. How precious is your altered tin. It is priceless. Thank you for sharing. Love the little wings. Your recipient is SO lucky. It is beautiful.

I also love the little box made for your niece. Those bon bons are just precious. Your imagination for this creation was just perfect. Perfect to a "T".

Love your vintage Valentine shares as well. Thank you for sharing, as I have so enjoyed myself this evening. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Sarah said...

Lorraine, I saw you first post. You have been a busy bee! Your altered art pieces are charming.
Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Sarah

Sylvia said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day ! Your work is beautiful and charming ; you are a true talent !

Sunny said...

Hi Lorraine! Following you!...girl genius! Love your way of recreating new purpose for things too great to toss! sunny109

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day Lorraine, You Valentine's and your banner are really cute. I love the idea of storing the banner in the heart shaped box and very sweet keepsake. Joyous Wishes, Linda

My Crafty Little Page said...

Oh my gosh - I love your work. Beautiful Valentines and I'll have to come back to see what you receive. xo Nancy

NanE said...

Happy PINK Saturday! WOW, I love all of your creations, they are gorgeous! I just started following your PIN boards, check mine out if you get a chance, I have about 7 boards just for vintage images. Have a great weekend, Nan

Sally Lee by the Sea, LLC said...

What a sweet post and delightful blog you have. Happy Pink Saturday!!!


chubskulit said...

Fabulous post for Valentine's day!
Travels and Wandering, one of the many things we love. Have a great weekend.

sonya said...

Hi Lorraine,
Love your tins. So cute! Nothing like vintage valentines! Thank you for sharing with us.
Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day!;)

Michele said...

so many beautiful chamring valentines! i love it. xo

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Your creations are beautiful. Thank you for the Valentine's too.

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Pink Saturday,


Dru said...

Just beautiful! I didn't know they made Altoid tins in a heart shape ~ now I too will be on the hunt! Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Pink Saturday to you...

Antiques And Teacups said...

I LOVE your altered tins! You are all so talented! We love Altoids...didn't know they did a heart shaped tin. My favorites are the ones covered in dark chocolate! Love the vintage valentines! Happy PS!

LV said...

Those are gorgeous valentines. You did an excellent job. I wish these people that messes with our computers would find something else to do.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Lorraine,
Your creations are adorable! Love all the hearts and the bon bons are so very whimsical. Happy Valentines Pink Saturday weekend.


Mari said...

Hi Lorraine,I'm loving your valentines items all are sooo beautiful, my fav is the tin heart, simply gorgeous ;)


Suzann said...

i love all your Valentine cuteness!!

Thank you for sharing!! So creative
Happy Pink Saturday!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and creative and sugar-free bonbons!!! Happy Pink Valentine Saturday, Lorraine.

myric andreasen said...

Loving your sweet creations! Have a lovely Valentine's day :)


paintedlady89 said...

I love this~ You really have inspired me. I want to make some of those valentines!
Well at least the banner!
Would love to spend the day altering with you!
Thank you for the valentines!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What gorgeous Valentines!! The first one is a wonderful work of art and I love the vintage feel of the others. Happy Valentines Day!

Lisa Balazs said...

Oh my how adorable! I love the Altoids tins. I just did a search and oh my gosh I found a few but not sure I'm willing to pay the price I found them for. I don't know though, maybe I will ;)

Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, LisaKay
Belles Roses Romantiques

Daniella said...

I love your creations!! They came out awesome!

Grace said...

Lorraine thank you so much for leaving me a comment and so I can come visit you on your adorable blog! I love all the pretty hearts and the banner is too stinkin sweet! Happy Pink Valentine Saturday! Grace xoox

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Lorraine,

Your Valentine crafts are lovely!! You've done a wonderful job on them. I probably need to exercise my creativity muscle a little more often. :)

Thanks for your visit and for your kind comments. Happy Pink Saturday!


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, your pieces are exquisite and "over the top" gorgeous!!! XO Cindy
Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Self Sagacity said...

So cool, I love that. I would do something like that one day.

Kathleen said...

Hi Lorraine,
I bet your little niece will love her Valentine!
I am so glad you came to visit so I could meet you!

Shirl said...

Happy Pink Saturday, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Love your post this week. How cute! Your valentine creations are adorable! So much inspiration on your blog.
Hugs, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh, I love those tins! You are so talented, but I probably told you that before! Love your banner, too. Happpy Valentines Day to you.

Terry said...

Everything is so pretty! The vintage valentines bring back such sweet memories. Thank you!

The Tablescaper said...

So MANY pretties! Why don't you link your post to Seasonal Sundays?

- The Tablescaper

Queen Of Dreamsz Art and Collections said...

Hi Lorraine,

I had so much fun looking at your really created some beauties. And I love the vintage Valentine images....thanks so much for sharing these.

Thanks so much for popping in for a visit for Pink Saturday. I love meeting other bloggers and seeing what their creative world holds.

Have a wonderful day and Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Steph ♥

Jann Olson said...

Hi Lorraine,
Your altoid tin is the second post I have seen on a blog. I absolutely loved them. Sure wish I would have seen that swap. I have a large chocolate box that I think needs to be altered. Maybe not this year, but I will attempt it next. You have such a marvelous talent. Now off to read your previous post. Just caught a glimpse and it looks amazing!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Lorraine!

Happy Pink Saturday to you! I have to say that this is sooo cute! Absolutely loved what you did and I'm sure your little niece will LOVE it! :) Wishing you a beautiful evening.


Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Oh I adore those tins!! I love to alter, and my hubby used a band saw to saw an unwanted library book into a heart shape for. I can't wait to alter it! Happy Valentine's Day and thank you for your visit.

Loretta said...

Lorraine, you always have soooo many comments but I have to leave yet another as I so enjoy your posts and
This is no exception! Your Valentines a re amazing!
Happy Valentines day!

The Tablescaper said...

I'm so happy that you decided to join Seasonal Sundays. Hope you'll be here next week too!

- The Tablescaper

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Lorraine,
Thank you for your visit!
I am happy to join you as a new follower!
What beautiful altered tins!
Just gorgeous...
All the Best,

Nicole Blean said...

Your Valentine's are so lovely! Thanks for stopping by. Happy V-day! ~Nicole

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How pretty this all is and I love your blog and the pretty.

Happy Valentine's day.

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Lorraine,
I loved yr heart Altoids tin! Beautiful...The banner is lovely too. What gorgeous creations. I will have to go look at more! take care, gerri

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Love all of them! So inspirational! Happy Belated Valentine's Day!


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