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January 10th, 2010 in member junk     
chippingcharm Laurel Putman, contributor
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All the junk-crafters essentials...sheet music, hinges, scrabble letters, keys and dominoes...
I wanted to be able to add and re-arrange so I used mostly double stick tape and glue dots to secure the pictures and sheet music.  However I did use Gorilla Super Glue to adhere the scrabble letters.  The keys and assorted bobbles are just tucked in here and there...
Here it hangs in my guestroom...surrounded by other family pictures in frames.
I decorated little mini clothes pins with keys and buttons to hold some additonal photos on this old stamp holder just so...
Just had to share a close up of this silly picture of my maternal grandparents...its one of my favorites!
All the junk-crafters essentials...sheet music, hinges, scrabble letters, keys and dominoes...

All the "junk-crafters" essentials...sheet music, hinges, scrabble letters, keys and dominoes...

I love, love, love pictures!!!  I especially love old black and white pictures.  I have always had them in little frames ALL OVER over my home.  In the last couple of years I've been attempting to simplify my decorating and "de-clutter".  So...many of my treasured pictures had been tucked away in a bin in my basement.  Then one day I stumbled onto this old Type Tray and I knew it was just what I needed to get those special photos back out and on display for my family to enjoy...

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Laurel Putman
posted in: member junk, family room, picture holder, frame, great room, office, type tray, photo collage

Comments (25)

CottageElements writes: Laurel, welcome, welcome, welcome! It's great to have you on board. You are one creative girl, and a great addition! I've seen these printers boxes and never really known quite what to do with them. You've really classed them up. Looks great!

Lani Posted: 10:45 pm on January 12th
SnowmanHill writes: Congrats Laurel, your projects are always wonderful!

:-) Posted: 9:55 pm on January 12th
JodiG writes: I love this. Memorabilia is a box with style. Can't wait to see more... Posted: 9:47 pm on January 12th
Fasterpastor writes: How cool is this! But who's the cute little guy in the middle? Posted: 5:01 pm on January 12th
Prior writes: Since the beginning of my coming to this web site I could see your sweetness coming through in your encouraging comments to everyone. Congrats, Lezlee Posted: 6:53 pm on January 11th
CleverThinker writes: Congrats Laurel!! I've enjoyed perusing your contributions to the site and it seems like this is a just reward for you! Love the type tray photo classy and comfortable!!

I bet if the rest of your gest room looks like this, it's hard to get them to go home!!!

Larry Posted: 1:42 pm on January 11th
itsnotjunk2me writes: Laurel, I MUST agree with everyone that your posts have ALWAYS been contributor quality. I too LOVE your style, very inspiring as well. Thanks for SO many wonderful ideas! CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES for another great year of posting! You GO girl. ~judi ;) Posted: 11:06 am on January 11th
RustyDiva writes: Wow ~ I thought you already were a contributor!!!! Congratulations! Your posts have always been contributor quality so I guess I just your stuff girlie (always have) and can't wait to see more for the new year!

Kenda Posted: 10:11 am on January 11th
chippingcharm writes: Thanks everyone for your kind words and encouragement...I feel very honored and excited about this new opportunity! I guess the moral of the story is...don't be afraid to join in on the fun :)
Allielou53...thanks for all the great pictures and cool treasures you've past my way Aunt Alice :) creative junking friend Traci...your turn :)
Wishing all my JMS friends rich blessings and amazing junk in 2010! Laurel Posted: 8:26 am on January 11th
writes: Welcome Laurel!
Love this project and look forward to seeing more.

All the best,

Jenny K Posted: 12:32 am on January 11th
beyondjunk writes: I was with you when you purchased this treasure and am excited to see it posted as your first(of many)contributor projects...Conratulations!!! Posted: 12:14 am on January 11th
shabbychick writes: Laurel,

CONGRATULATIONS! You've been an important part of the JMS family, with as Jim said "your inspiring chipping charm"... I love your style and creative ideas as well.

This project is so cute - family pics and bits and pieces of junk (that can be changed out too) - how cool!! Love it!

Happy New Year...wishing you lots of great junk!

Kathy Posted: 10:02 pm on January 10th
junkermidge writes: Laurel, love this project. Great way to show off some special photos, and of course I love all the little junk trinkets. And Congrats on being named a contributor. You certainly deserve it, you always have such great projects. I look forward to seeing what you come up with in 2010.
Midge Posted: 8:23 pm on January 10th
NebraskaJunker writes: Congrats Laurel!!! I was so excited to see "Contributor" next to your name! You will fit right in here with all the other awesome contributors. Love this project. I too love old black and white family pics. This is a great idea on how to display them in a new fun way. Keep up the good work!! Posted: 6:28 pm on January 10th
LuAnn writes: Laurel: Congrats on becoming the newest contributor. What a way to start the new year. Your project is great. Love all the nooks and crannies.

LuAnn Posted: 4:28 pm on January 10th
alicemom writes: Laurel,
Big congrats! I am tickled for you 'cause your projects are wonderful and inspiring. The printers tray is such a clever idea. I have 2 in my closet taking up space...........not any more!
smiles, alice Posted: 3:43 pm on January 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Well congratulations, Little Lady, and what a beautiful project this is! I'm excited to see what else you share with us in 2010!
(Love your grandparents' sense of humor, too!) Posted: 3:40 pm on January 10th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: Laurel,
Well I guess I'm kinda in the Bashful form on what other people can do,so its encouraging to me on this sight for I know I don't have the talent that most do but I know I can decorate , so as I look at your sight and what you did with them old pictures,the Lord has been showing me that I also have a gift for things and good be doing some things. I like the way Sue encourages people to do things.You have a gift of your own Laurel and that even encorages me also.I just ask God to Bless you today because we all need encouraging.Robert. Posted: 3:03 pm on January 10th
RichManJunkMan writes: What a great way to display your photos, cool old stuff and positive messages! I will be on the lookout for a type tray. Posted: 1:52 pm on January 10th
oldnews writes: Congrtulations Laurel! We always LOVE your posts so it is absolutely no surprise that you now have contributor status! I always look forward to whatever you have to share with us and this one is no exception! What a great way to get those pictures off the shelves and mantle! LOVE it! Marie Posted: 12:21 pm on January 10th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Laurel,
Love what you have done with your old printers tray....I have one of these as well filled with black and whites and it has always been one of my most prize possessions.
Congrats on becoming a is well deserved...your projects are always gorgeous and inspiring. Here's to lots of junking fun in 2010!!!
xojanis Posted: 12:16 pm on January 10th
bluebucket writes: Congratulations on becoming a contributor. I always admire your projects. This is so cute and clever.
doreen Posted: 11:44 am on January 10th
JunkArchitect writes:

Laurel, congratulations on becoming a contributor! Your posts have all been beautifully put together with your inspiring “chipping charm” style.
I looked back at your very first post and this is what you had to say...“I have been a JMS member for a long time now but I am just now getting the courage to post something.” Well your courage paid off with one beautiful project after another, including this current one, and I know many more to come.

Thanks for inspiring all of us.

Posted: 10:56 am on January 10th
NDJunkGirl writes: Hey girl! Congrats on the new contributor status! I am not surprised in the least bit; I have loved your style and your creativity of junk ideas ever since your very first post!

Of course this post is no exception! I am very sentimental when it comes to displaying pictures of past and present family members. I love this idea and I know you'll keep posting great ideas for us all to enjoy!

Andrea Posted: 10:40 am on January 10th
suewhitney writes: Hi All,

It's a new year and we have a new contributor. It with great pleasure that I introduce JUNKMARKET Style's newest contributor, Chipping Charm or Laurel Putnam. Laurel has been a member of the site since it was re-vamped and re-introduced in 2008. During this time she has been sharing her creativity, unique style, and beautiful projects with all of us. I am delighted to have her on board as a contributor and I'm sure you all will be too. Welcome, Laurel and thanks so much for all you do!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:12 am on January 10th
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