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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's A Hello Birthday Paint Can

Hi everyone! I'm excited to have a fun new project to show you, today.  I've been dying to post this for everyone to see, but had to wait till the recipient received it, since it was a birthday gift. Are you ready to see something different from me?! How about checking out this altered paint can that I made for my friend, Sheila, for her birthday?! She loves hello Kitty, so I knew it was perfect for her!

I bought an empty paint can from Home Depot and covered it with scrapbook papers in polka dots and stripes.  The color theme is red, white and blue.  I used Hello Kitty stickers, as well as some Hello Kitty digital clip art, colored with Promatkers, to decorate the can.  The middle of the can has a band of red glittered ribbon. I've used sparkly shiny ribbon pieces in red, white and blue, to tie on the handles.

To decorate this paint can, I incorporated the themes of Birthday, Girlie and Friendship to make the perfect gift for a wonderful friend. It also reminds me of my childhood, since I loved Hello Kitty as a child. I'd have loved to have received this, as a kid, wouldn't you?!

I filled the can with lots of Hello Kitty goodies for Sheila, including a Hello Kitty watch! 

Front Of Can:

Back Of Can:

I am entering this altered Hello Kitty Birthday/Friendship paint can in the following challenges:

Challenge #59 Anything Goes at Whimsy Inspirations
RCC81 Celebrations (Birthday) at The Ribbon Carousel
Challenge #50 For The Girls at Creatalicious
Challenge #72 Red White and Blue + Ribbon at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Challenge #107 Childhood (Loved Hello Kitty as a kid!) at Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #43 Ribbons at Emerald Faeries
TSG209 Circles (Polka Dots) at There She Goes Clear Stamps
Favorite Color Combo (Red, White and Blue) at House Of Gilli
Challenge #146 Use Sentiments at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #90 Anything Goes at Paper Make Up Stamps
Linky Party #142 at Make It Monday
Cute at Digi Sketch Challenge
PTT#122 Anything Goes at Party Time Tuesdays
Challenge #15 Anything But A Card at Hotshot Crafts
Challenge #68 Red, White And Blue at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #104 Anything Goes at Wags n Whiskers
Challenge #230 Furry Friends (Hello Kitty) at One Stop Craft Challenge
Challenge #212 Red, White And Blue at Cupcake Inspirations
Inspired By: Anything Goes at Creative Inspirations Paint
Off The Edge at Come And Get It Challenges
Challenge #57 Animals (Hello Kitty) at Dream Valley Challenges
Challenge #44 Here Come The Girls at The Squirrel And The Fox
Challenge #21 Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
Anything Goes With Ribbon at Crafty Ribbons
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Tie A Ribbon at Divas By Design
Challenge 200 Ribbon Lace or Twine at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #36 Anything But A Card at Can You Digi It
Challenge #55 Celebrate (birthday) at LEJ Designs
Challenge #59 Photo Inspiration (Polka Dots) at (PIN)spirational Challenges
Challenge #175 I've Been Framed at Corrosive Challenge


  1. Wow, this is so nice! A fabulous b'day gift that is both pretty and utilitarian! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Owner

  2. Adorable project...my girls (and I) would love it...we're such huge Hello Kitty fans! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Good luck,
    Rene :D

  3. Awesome altered project! So cute! Stopped over from MIM and ty for leaving a sweet comment on my blog too! :)
    xx Tracey xx

  4. That's a fab idea, love it. xx

  5. What a fun project! I bet she loved it. I love the attention to detail and the colors. I also love the ribbons on the handle. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. Fabulous project! Love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing with us at Wags n Whiskers and 613 Avenue Create. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    - Jenn DT

  7. Wow wow wow!!!! I bet she was so thrilled to receive this. My best friend is a Hello Kitty enthusiast (to say the least)....thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Awww, cute, cute, cute! What a great idea! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox

    love Mags B x

  9. Thank you for showing us your art work. Lovely project. Join us again at Come and Get it. Judy

  10. Wow what a terrific present. Just love the fun colour and design

  11. Cute idea, love the ribbon on the handle!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Red, White, and Blue' Challenge #68!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  12. Great project with so cute images! Thanks for joining us at Digi Sketch Challenge this week!

  13. A fantastic creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges, hope to see you next time :-) Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to stop by and enter :-) http://www.sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/

  14. Fabulous project...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  15. This is wonderful. Such a great design, fabulous detailing and the Hello Kitty images have been coloured beautifully
    Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  16. Too cute! Love how you used the colors from this week's Cupcake Inspirations! Hope you'll join us again for our next challenge!!

  17. This is perfect for our current challenge “Red, White and Blue” at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  18. Wow a gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us over at Pins{pirational} Challenges xxxxx

  19. What a cute project. I love this can. Thanks for joining us at the CYDI? Challenge.

  20. Wow, this looks fab, love it... pity you spelt my name wrong though hee hee hee, I would love this as a gift, stunning xx Thanks for joining in at LEJ Designs xx

  21. This is a great birthday gift Sweetie x
    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

  22. Wow, you have been busy. Thank you for playing along with us at PFP this week & good luck. Jane x

  23. What a super fun project! LOVE the great colors and the darling images you've used! Thanks for joining us at CYDI! :)

  24. Great project, bet your friend loved it. Thank you for joining us at Pinspirational Challenges. Come back next week!

  25. Awesome!!! Thanks for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

    A Little Bit O' Paper

  26. Thanks for playing with us this week at {Pin}spirational Challenges.
    Anat (tshupile)

  27. Adorable! I know a couple of people who would love this!

    Thanks for playing with us at CYDI?

  28. Great idea. Your project is super cute. Thank you for sharing and entering your card in the Whimsy challenge anything goes.

  29. This is too cute!! Love Hello Kitty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Also, if you have time, please Make a Card for Maddy! And there is a fab Giveaway too!


  30. Oh my Sammi...this is tooo dern cute!!! What a wonderful prezzie and I am sure will be treasured by the birthday girl!! Thanks for sharing and joining in the fun challenge at Creatalicious!!

  31. Great creation, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen