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June 13, 2010

A Celebration, A Prize and A Celebrity!

Have you noticed some changes on our website and blog lately?  We have undergone a bit of a makeover and have invited a special guest to celebrate with us!  Mark Montano of Style, TLC and We2 Television, author of "The Big Ass Book of Crafts" and "The Big Ass Book of Home Decor," and a well known artist has joined us for a special blog celebration!


We sent Mark some paper from our "A Proper Gentleman" collection to see what he could do with it.  It was funny because the initial response I got from Mark was, "I am not a scrapbooker," with which I quickly replied, "That is good, we are not just a scrapbooking company!"   

Once Mark received the paper, he was on the look out for something to upcyle and alter for us.  He ran across this abandoned wood box on the side of the road he couldn't help himself, he had to have it.  He took it back to to his studio to get started on it.  

Here is a picture of how it looked when it made it home:


Once he added some shelves, it was ready for some Mark lovin'..... check out the labels on the jars!.


 And the final outcome:

 Mark you did an incredible job with the papers, thank you for sharing your talents with us and being a part of the launch of our new website and blog makeover!   And I still cant get that story out of my head of you crafting in your boxers...sorry ladies that is a story I cannot share here!

Best of all, blog followers, check out what Mark is going to give away to one person who comments on this post!   His brand new book, "The Big Ass Book of Home Decor!  

You must comment by July 1st in order to have a chance to win this awesome prize!



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Love the new look and that altered piece is fantabulous!

I met Mark & have the BBOC so I would love to win this one!

He did a fantastic job on the challenge. Great shelf... function & style

omgosh how amazing is that shelf? See, you just have to think outside the box!! Looks amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

this looks so cool!

how cool! love mark's project! it's awesome! thanks for sharing :)! have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

so Amazing. I have something similar maybe I will do something similar

Mark, YOU and your project are amazing! Thank you for celebrating with us in your
trade'MARK' GRAND style!!!

Way to go Mark! I love what you came up with. Nice to have a man's point of view.

Elaine Allen

very cool! I just finished Mark's Home Decor book and moving on to read his Craft book...both from my local library It would be fabulous to actually own one of his books!! Thanks for the chance

Woo Hoo! Go Mark! Loved the make over!

What a Wonderful Idea,
I would love to get my scrapbooking altered artist hands on those books for sure.!!!!
So Mark - If your watching- I watch you all the time, (not in that creepy stalker kind of way though) Love your non scrapbook creations and your Home Decorating skills....okay enough of this, if you ever want to drop in, my house is available for a full make over..LOL!!

I love Mark! I want that shelf box...I wish I could find cool stuff like that on the side of the road ;)

Very cool shelf!

What a totally awesome way to use that great paper! Super great, Mark.

Mark Montano is DA BOMB!!!

What a cool makeover. :)

Thanks for the opportunity to win! This is so cool! Thanks for the idea ;)

so cool :) Good job Mark!

How utterly fabulous is this?!! That is an awesome upcycle and a yummy way to use that paper line.

Can I tell you how much I loveeeee the new blog?! Awesome!!!

great idea with graphic shelf. love it... cool

Love your style - always have, always will. This is yet another fabulous project from one talented guy!

Very nice! Fabulous Graphic 45 inspiration and beyond...

Love the roadside altered box. Great idea!

That shelf turned out beautifully!

I love Mark's stuff and this is another great one!!

What an interesting box before, what
a fabulous home decor piece after.

Wow! What a wonderful job he did with this challenge! Love it!

... and Mark said he couldn't scrapbook! ;-) Scrapping on the page is only PART of what we scrappers do!!! This project is FANTASTIC and has given me an idea for a new project! Thanks, Mark!

Wow! Great makeover Mark...love your creative style!

I am DROOLING over this! Who would have thought to do a large project with the papers?! It's over the top COOL!

You have just inspired me to redo my craft cupboard.

This is so awesome. And what a good sport he was to play with the papers! I love those jars. I'm stealing that fabo I dea!

Oh WOW!!! I love what he did with A Perfect Gentleman.
I want that book BAD!!!!

WOW ! ! What a GREAT job and what a GREAT idea. . . . .now I just have to find a box like that on the side of a road. . . . Would love to win the book!

OMGosh! I just love what Mark did with that box! I've never considered doing that, but now...watch out boxes and bookshelves... you will not be allowed to be boring any more, LOL!

Oo cool - I saw these this week on Mark's blog. Love it!

Awesome work, Mark! Love it!

that box turned out great!~ now i wanna do that to one of my old bookshelves!

great project!!

Wat a incredibly talented makeover!

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