Friday, August 23, 2013

Practical Scrappers And Paper Secrets ( WOOD) BLOG HOP!!

 Welcome to the Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Paper Secrets' designer Rochelle Spears.  If you are one of my followers and just happen to be passing through to see what I've been up to, make sure you head all the way back to Practical Scrappers so you don't miss anything!  We are so excited to have you here today!  For this blog hop we are featuring the Ten Things Team from Practical Scrappers and members from the Design Team at Paper Secrets. Our topic for this hop is a fun, trendy one that will definitely catch your attention: wood! We have a collection of wood goodies from Paper Secrets to give away and you can get all the details on that below, but first here's the list for the hop!

Blog Hop List

Here's what you can win from Paper Secrets!

Here are my wood projects:

First up are these wooden clothespin magnets.  Now, some of you may be wondering why I am into the Christmas season already ( when I haven't even sent my kids back to school yet), but it is crunch time here at the end of the summer before I go back to work so I am busy getting ready for holiday craft fairs.  These little snowmen magnets I saw on Pinterest.  I decided I was going to made them to spice up my price signs for some of my hanging items.  Just gave them a spray paint, painted on some faces with acrylic paint, inked the sided with some brown chalking ink, gave him some cheeks with pink chalking ink, and tore up some scrap holiday material for the scarves.

Here I have two sets of tile coasters.  All these are some 16 cent white 4"x 4" ceramic tiles (purchased from my local LOWES--Home Depot carries them as well) that I used some scrap sheets of holiday paper (and the snowman face is a print out of a digi image).  I just used some Mod Podge to adhere then layered a 4 coats of Mod Podge on top and sealed with the a coat of the Mod Podge clear acrylic sealer.

Here's an up close of my wood embellishments...

I used some white wooden snowflakes (that I have no idea where I got) and added some crystal stickles and bling to. The little snowman face is actually a mini wooden clothespin that I picked up an entire bag of 100 different holiday mini clothespins for $1.

Not that you you've seen my projects here's how you can get entered to win some fabulous prizes:
I have a small package of mixed Crate Paper goodies from past collections as I've been trying to clean out my stash so I put this kits together:

All you have to do is 1 little step...
1.) Leave me a comment answering this...I've been busy preparing for the Christmas craft fairs I've participated in for four years now and there is nothing I love to hear feedback at those fairs.

  What kind of items do you like to buy when you go to a holiday craft fair?

and the GRAND PRIZE from Paper Secrets!

You can do any or all of the following 
1) Be a follower here at Practical Scrappers
2) Be a follower at the Paper Secrets Blog
5) Leave us a comment here telling us which of those you did :)

You have until 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, August 25th to enter.  A winner will be announced early next week for the GRAND PRIZE on Practical Scrappers .  My RAK winner will be announced sometime in the afternoon on MONDAY, August 26th!

Thanks for stopping in!  Now hop on over to my friend Lee-Anne to check out her project!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

No More Pencils In MY HOUSE!!

Today over at Practical Scrappers we are featuring our frugal finds challenge.  This month's challenge was pencils. Guess what?  There aren't any extra ones laying around my house anymore :)

I glue some pencils around a plastic baby cup.  Tied some red ribbon around it.  To finish it all off, I altered a little wooden clothespin  to create a detachable magnet.  Perfect for those back to school gifts for you child's teachers!

Make sure you head over to Practical Scrappers and check out how the other designers were inspired to use pencils!

Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, August 12, 2013


Sharing a project today over at Practical Scrappers with the On-Trend Team featuring our highlighted topic of Sunbursts! Make sure you stop in and check out how our ladies are just bursting with inspiration!


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