Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Scraps N' Strings: Picture Plaques with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic + Giveaway

Scraps N' Strings: Picture Plaques with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic + Giveaway

I hope I win!! Dimensional magic looks so cool!!

Aprons are Fun part 2

Like I said, I have a bunch of nieces.  This apron was for my Cheeky Monkey.  Different than my previous one.  The colors and patterns reminded me of her.  Again, just followed the pattern.

Wreath Challenged

I am a crafter.  I love flowers.  I love wreaths.  All three things should add up to a beautiful thing called a wreath, but a las I CAN'T DO WREATHS!!  I have tried and tried to make them.  I refuse to pay for them, when I KNOW I can make them cheaper.  My self esteem gets shattered every time I attempt my fate at making wreaths.  Years of feeling like a crafting failure have plagued me. "How can I make my door pretty?" I would always ask myself.
My solution came while taking a walk last fall.  A house in our neighborhood had a hanging basket full of flowers on her door.  It was beautiful.  I even whipped out my cell phone to take a picture I was so inspired.  This I can do!  My self esteem and hopes of a beautiful fall door were back.  I rushed to Michaels and Hobby Lobby to search for baskets and flowers on sale.  From that point on I have only had my metal basket(if you can call it that) and seasonal flowers on my door.  This spring and summer I did wild flowers.  Oh, I loved my door, and actually was a little sad to take them down.  But my favorite of all seasons, FALL, is back and so I have pulled out my fall flowers from the attic and placed them in their rightful place.  My front door.  Ahhhh, I love fall decorating.  If you are like me and are wreath challenged, try this idea out.  Happy Harvesting!!


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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Vinyl monogramed frame

I bought this frame from a friend's yard sale.  It originally had an abstract type picture in it, but I bought it for the frame.  I have had this since the summer and wanted to personalized it for our living room.  I bought a HUGE "M" from Joanns years ago and was going to put it  in the middle of it, but once I discovered using vinyl on glass I knew that was what I was going to do.  I glued the glass down with an epoxy glue.  Hope you enjoy it and make one for you home smaller or bigger.


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Friday, September 3, 2010

Random Thoughts


I know this has nothing to do with anything about crafting, but maybe I can squeeze it into the reviving category.  I went to the gym to take my cardio dance class-hence the revival part-and I thought, "the music isn't quite moving me today."  Strange.  I love to sing while I dance, joke around with my friend Jill.  Nope just didn't feel it.  I didn't even want to try to make my big gluteous maximus look good while dancing to a Sean Kingston song.  I did get into a song towards the end of class and again thought, "Man I wish I could rap."  I can't rap and because I can't rap I can't sing along to the song.  Or rap along.  It has just been one of those days where I think, where has the joy gone today?  Maybe I should just stick with crafting.  I guess you can't have it all.  I hope today you are not in need of a revival and have accomplished all you set out to do. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Name Tag Zipper Pull

I thought my oldest was too old to get his back pack embroidered with his name on it so I came up with this zipper pull.  I used our old pool passes from last summer, mod podge, scrap paper, and an image of a saxophone player from online.


I put Mod Podge on the entire thing before putting down paper.
A second layer of paper and his name went down.  Mod Podged over both layers.

He will be playing sax this year so I cut this clip art out and layered it with black.


Drilled a new hole and used a key ring to put it on his bag.  Hopefully it's cooler than embroidery.  ; )





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