Thursday, December 30, 2010

An altered desk drawer organizer for a friend

I am really excited about how this latest project turned out!  I took a regular desk organizer (something like this),
only this one only had 6 spaces in it.  I spray painted it black (it was clear), and got to work!

I wanted to make a special gift for a dear friend of mine.  We went to college together, she was in my wedding, we have known each other for about 10 years.  We always exchange gifts, and I wanted to make her something instead of simply buying something in a store.  This way she can keep it forever!  And think of me!  LOL!

So, here's the project as a whole:

      She is a teacher, so I made a blackboard.  I drew the flag, apple and computer.  You can't see it, but I did stamp 0's and 1's from MFT's Who's That Geek Guy.  I guess w/ the lead pencil, the camera and computer just couldn't tell it apart.
        She is a runner, as well as a cross country and track coach.  I drew the shoe, based on a shoe I found on the Dick's Sporting Goods website.  The tree is from MFT's Sheltering Tree & Leaf Trio.  I also used SU! circle punches to add to the tree.  I sponged all edges on leaves, circles and tree.  The grass is from MFT's Fresh Cut Grass.
 She loves sports, especially football and basketball.  She played basketball in high school, and coached it for a while after she became a teacher.  Since we live in Pittsburgh, I HAD to add a Terrible Towel!  We both went to Robert Morris University, so I had to put that pennant up.  She and her family are huge Penn State fans, and her sister went to both Penn State and Pitt, so I put those two pennants up as well.
 She LOVES the beach, like I do!  The surfboards are from Verve's Relax set.  The tiki torches are from Hampton Art's Luau set.  The sun is MFT's Die-namics Sunshine.  Paper is from Linen Closet (DCWV).
 This was a fun one to do!  She has two kittens, and she loves to read.  The ball of yarn is actually a small bell that I wrapped w/ thread.  The kittens are from Kitchen Sink Stamps Kittens and Pup.  The girl reading is from MFT's WTG Well Read.  I drew the lamp, floor boards and art work on the wall.
And of course, she is a great friend of mine!  These two girls are from SU!'s Lively Little Ones.  Paper is SU!.  I found the quote online.  It says: A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.  By Douglas Pagels.  I thought this quote was really great for something like this!

And that's it!  My friend absolutely LOVES it and is taking it in to her classroom to hang on the wall!

Have a great day!


  1. you are a special friend to do this!!! love ya!

  2. Shut Up! This is incredible! I have no doubt that your friend loved it . . . she's lucky to have you as a friend. Happy New Year, Sweets!


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