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Remember The Now

How awesome is the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge! Fun enough to play again! 
 
I LOVE all the techniques, using my Ranger stuff and all my Sizzix stuff!  Not to mention all my TH papers and goodies!  For this project I'm using the retro metal TV by Prima.  My daughter LOVES this TV and has been eyeing it for the last month as it's been sitting in my craft room. She graduates next week and this is her Grad gift from me. 
I didn't want this Retro TV to look too Graduation like.
I love my new tattered curvy banners die!  Isn't it adorable how it fits here.  The #hashtags stamp is a perfect fit!
I attached an old metal button to the TV.  Then the chevron frameworks die, cut with cork.  How could I not love these dies when they first came out.
 
I went a little rust crazy.  The TV comes with painted rust spots.  But I went for the real thing.  Including rusting the Idea-Ology piece!

 
These letterpress letters are a favorite.  I used some distress paint to ink them.


For the inside of the TV I used various paper stash goodies to layer.  I picked up this vintage car, sanded and added rust.


The Mini Trophy is so freakin cute.  Here, I've added pumice stone glitter to the trophy and the tip of the tattered pinecone flower.  Tied off with some crinkle ribbon.


I think I have about 4 packs of these wordbands!  I rusted the ends too!


Yesterday I bought the new Sizzix Armor dies, HERE.  I was hoping to layer the big one on the inside but it was a fraction too big.  The little ones are perfect in rusty hinge distress glitter.  Missing spots when glittering is perfect for the ink to adhere.  Creating a grungy look!


Love it!


I wasn't sure my theme for this project.  But in the end I pulled together the look I wanted.  My daughter loves all things vintage, she loves to write and she loves this TV. 
 
Thanks for checking out my daughter's grad gift.  Be sure to check out the CC3 challenged #2.  And get the Book to follow along...that's a lot of techniques!
 
I'll also be playing with
 Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge, Travel
 Simon Says Monday Challenge, Botanical
Craft Hoarders Anonymous, Metal or Glass
 
Thanks for all the love and comments!  You guys are the BEST!!!!
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  1. I love the look of your blog...vintage goodness! This altered old tv is wonderful...a mecca of layers and love the sparkly accents! So cool! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CC3Challenge!!!

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  2. Your piece is just full of surprises. Everywhere you look there is something of interest! You certainly caught my attention here. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  3. Now this is so fun! and vintage! and orginal! Loved what you did with your vintage tv...really caught my eye! Thanks for playing along in our CC3C!

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  4. Very cool vintage work! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  5. Oh Nikki this is just fabulous, your daughter is so going to love this!! Amazing detail and very clever use of those glitters!!

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  6. oh WOW, this is amazing....luv all the vintage details! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  7. This is AH-MAZING! It looks so lovely and old and junky. You did a fantastic job. Your daughter is going to treasure this.

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  8. Spectactular!! Love your curious compendium/graduation gift! I'll bet your daughter is going to love and cherish it as well!! Love all of the intricate detail and the work you put it into this! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  9. COOL! AWESOME! AMAZING! I WANT ONE!!! Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

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  10. This is awesome!!! I am sure that your daughter will love it!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders!!

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  11. What an original projext with just the right amount of glitter! Love it!

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  12. Awesome, Amazing, All the above comments, I want...will PM you my address...lol, but really Nicole this is amazing..thanks for sharing with us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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  13. Awesome project! Your daughter is going to love it. I love the touches of glitter and the painted retro tv is so cool! Thanks for joining us at CHACB.

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  14. I love all the rusty elements you added to this fabby TV/grad gift. It's just like going on a treasure hunt looking for all the goodies you included. The whole idea is just fresh and fun. I really enjoyed visiting your blog! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  15. Absolutely amazing! The details, so many to see I had to look again. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  16. Just wonderful! Love all the details....very inspiring! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Hoarders!

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  17. No pun intended, but you nailed the metal. Like mother, like daughter. You both love the vintage look, and she is going to be the envy of her friends when she gets her graduation gift. You have put so many loving details (especially the rust) into this, that she'll enjoy looking at it for years. What a touching gift to mark a milestone in her life. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  18. awesome work!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  19. This is a gorgeous tribute to the past and present! I love all the retro details, yet you've emphasized how important it is to "remember the now." What a great idea to combine elements and pieces from all different eras for this visual masterpiece! It was so fun to look at each and every component of this and I smiled at your attention to detail throughout. I liked so many things about it, but especially love the car! And just for the record, I don't think you can ever have too much rust! Thanks for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  20. Nice project. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  21. Have I mentioned I love this!
    Jess

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  22. Seriously?! This is awesome and beyond! You never cease to amaze me! Well done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  23. Congrats on being chosen as a favorite in Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #8! Your project is just beautiful!

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