Sunday, January 25, 2009

Altered Compact Swap

Hi Everyone! It's Miz Carla (the hyper DT gal) and I'm super excited to tell you about a fun swap I'm hosting. We are going to be altering compacts--yep we're gonna take plain old used (or new with the makeup removed) compacts and glamming them up DIVA style! I wanna see lots of girlie colors and **BLING** When our friends see us whipping these beauties out to make sure we don't have lipstick on our teeth they are gonna be *SO* J E A L O U S! Don't forget to "art up" the inside of the compact (where the make-up was)'ll be surprised what you can fit in that small space!

Here are the details....

Sign up? Please sign up for this swap by leaving a comment here with your email address. I'll contact you and we'll be good to go.

Due Date? Compacts need to be in my hands by March 31, 2009.

Postage? Please mail your compacts along with 2.00 (U.S. participants) 0r 3.00 (Overseas participants. Wrap your compacts in bubble wrap to keep them safe. I will reuse your envelopes and bubble wrap to send back your returns. I'll swap these babies swapped out and on their way to you within a day or two of the swap's closing. Please send your compacts to....

Carla Naron
P.O. Box 1327
Glenmora, LA 71433

If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to email me

********************a few helpful hints****************************

1. Sand compact lightly before painting or gluing on papers.
2. Spray paint rocks for this project.
3. If you do spray paint the inside--tape over the mirror--we want to keep these functional.
4. When using paint or glue on your compact--place a piece of wax paper between the top and bottom parts (when closed) or else you might paint or glue it shut.
5. If you don't have a compact run down to your local dollar store and purchase a cheapie pressed powder. You can scrape the powder out w/ a butter knife and run the compact through the dishwasher.

If you have some of the lovely paper imagery design goodies we'd love for you to use them (there are some fabulous new sheets on the site that would be PERFECT for this project) .

We'll be sure to show you off properly around here too :D so come on gals--sign up now!!!

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9 friends said:

Lori Roberts said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Moniqui said...

So cute! I am joining!

MizCarla said...

Thank You Lori! and YAY Moniqui--I'm so glad you are playing!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Found some compacts at a discount store yesterday, and am ready to play.

AngieHallHaviland said...

CARLA!! BLING BLING CUTE CUTE!! Love this!! I'll have to give it a try soon....and drum up the courage to play along....looks like fun!!

Linda Cain said...

Great job!

Prpldy said...

Great compact! Love your artwork!

The Desert Mermaid said...

I saw this an would like to join in. This looks like fun!


Cheryl said...

This looks wonderful. I am a new member so I will just watch for a while and drool!