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E-Team in Action–Configurations..Cowboy Style

2010 November 30

It's already November 30th, wow where does the time go? I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. I am happy to say that I am feeling almost normal, whatever that is.

Ok, are you guys ready to check out the E-Team? You're gonna LOVE it!




The call went out and the E-Team answered.

The Mission?

 Tim Holtz Idea-ology Configurations



I will not lie – when Daisy assigned us our mission, I was quaking in my boots.  As much as I love altered art, I am not one to save little objects or trinkets and have never created displays to feature stuff like that.  So when I received my goody box from Daisy, I stared at these little boxes for quite a while.  Let me just tell you that I loved (loved I tell you) playing with these boxes.  (I’ll never, ever throw any little object away).  But before I show you my project, the rest of the E-Team has created wonderful and stunning art work featuring  these Tim Holtz Idea-ology Configurations

To add to the blog hop fun, eclectic Paperie is going to choose two winners who will each receive a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Configurations of his/her choice plus lots of paper crafting goodies to enjoy with it.  

To be eligible, simply visit a participating blog listed below and publish a comment!  Each blog listed below will accept comments for the next 48 hours, starting at 8am(EST) today! One comment per person per blog, please! 

Two winners will be chosen and posted on the eclectic Paperie blog on Friday, Dec 3rd.

The E-Team:

Daisy Sparks, eP blog

Broni Holcombe

Linda Duke

Linda Ledbetter

Micki Harper (you are here)

Sherry Cheever

Starla Nelson

Still with me?  Good.  Without further ado…..

Like I said earlier, I really was apprehensive about this project.  Lots of ideas (and you’ll see some awe inspiring projects when you visit the rest of the gang), but I had no trinkets….. or as Suze Weinberg likes to say “Stuffs”.   First of, the Deputy badge and the spur is from my hubby’s stash.  Yes, he does cowboy shoots and collects anything cowboy.  Considering I didn’t have much “stuff” to start with, sure is a lot there now.

Here is a neat little tip.  I was under strict orders not to permanently adhere the US Marshall badge – so no glue, glaze or foam.  Since the badge has a pin back, I had some of the packaging foam that comes in various craft packages like brads.  I glued that to the wall and then was able to pin the badge into the foam to keep it secured.Cowboy-Configurations trash to treasure tip 2


See the anchor that the Memo Pins are inserted in?  It’s a piece of packaging foam covered with paper, then distressed.  Worked perfectly for those Memo Pins.

Cowboy-Configurations trash to treasure tip

The great thing about doing a distressed – cowboy theme, I didn’t have to worry about paint or glue mishaps, gotta love that Laughing out loud  Here’s another look.

This project fits several challenges out there this week:

Thank you so much for stopping by and again, I can’t tell you how much fun this project was.  I hope it inspires you to step outside your comfort zone to create.  I did and I had a blast.


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117 Responses
  1. SusanK permalink
    December 1, 2010

    Clever!  This would be a neat way to save things from your childhood!

  2. December 1, 2010

    HOLY COW!!  I am speechless!  Just – wow!!  WOW!  Your effort is so apparently – just fantastic work!  WOWOWOW!   :) Thoroughly *thankful* that you chose to Challenge Yourself and share your work with us at StampInsanity!! (:

  3. laurensmom22 permalink
    December 1, 2010

    Your project is absolutely amazing!  Love that you used items from your husband's collection so we have a masculine example.  Great, great work.  I'm sure you'll husband will treasure it forever.

  4. Elizabeth permalink
    December 1, 2010

    great project, this would be a great masculine gift.  Make me want to try the same with a sports theme.. 

  5. Shirley Lee permalink
    December 1, 2010

    Very creative box and love your theme. I have been so inspired by this blog hop. Hope Tim visits your sites to see all the creativity. Happy December 1!
    Shirley L.

  6. December 1, 2010

    I love the use of all the packaging for blocks to stick the memo pins in. This blog hop has be filled with such great ideas!

  7. Gail S permalink
    December 1, 2010

    Very creative. I love all the tips for the blocke etc. Sure is helpful.

  8. December 1, 2010

    wow! for someone that didn't have any 'stuffs' you did a fantastic job filling this! I love the idea of just a full width wise without the little boxes -fantastic

  9. December 1, 2010

    How cool is this?!  Love the layout and detail.  TFS!
    Kris, Wadsworth, OH

  10. Beth w permalink
    December 1, 2010

    This is truly fantastic-with 4 sons and 2 grandsons it is something I could make they would actually enjoy. Love the tip about the stick pins!

  11. December 1, 2010

    What a neat idea.  Love all the cowboy "stuff" and the creativity that produced some of it.  Really cute…Thanks!!   

  12. December 1, 2010

    YeeHaw! living in Idaho this is right up my alley!

  13. December 2, 2010

    This is so cool!  A cowboy box is so perfect for a guy theme. It looks awesome!

  14. December 2, 2010

    Fabulous keepsakes display. Love it! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

  15. Karen S. Ohio permalink
    December 2, 2010

    Love the cowboy theme! This looks like it belongs in the old West!

  16. Rainmac permalink
    December 4, 2010

    Oh my goodness, this is amazing, so much detail and texture here! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for my Texture challenge, good luck xxx

  17. December 5, 2010

    Wow, awesome!
    Thank You for joining us at <a
    href="">Mami Doodles</a>

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