Monday, March 26, 2012

Craft Quickies: Magnet board from old art canvas

If you are anything like me you don't have a lot of time for crafting. Between kids, my busy Etsy shop and keeping up with everything else, I don't get a lot of time to craft. So, when I saw The Country Chic Cottage's call for 15 minute projects I answered her call!
I made this magnet board all with things I've had lying around. Not only fast but also uses up some stash!

Here's what you'll need:
hot glue
magnets (at least 2)
 I had an old art canvas laying around and magnets I made with my rosettes. I have tons and tons of fabric. 
First step is to cover the canvas with the fabric.
 Lay the canvas on top of the fabric. Trim to about three inches all the way around.
Cut out the corners.
 Fold fabric up and glue down all the way around.
 Next is displaying your artwork.
 I used four magnets. One in front and one in back to hold on my daughter's masterpieces! We learned about Jackson Pollock (left) and Henri Matisse (right).
Now they are displayed on our wall and can be changed. 
I love the rosette magnets and have been hoping to get some in the shop but haven't had a chance too. Someday soon...

I hope you find 15 minutes to craft something today! I will be sharing a couple other crafts this week here that only took me 15 minutes so I hope you'll find some inspiration.


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Inspire Me Monday: Happy Spring!

 Hello friends! Happy Spring! 
Check out all these lovely spring projects.

Thanks for linking up!


Friday, March 23, 2012

Giveaway with Modern Buttercup

My shop has a new look from Modern Buttercup
Check out my new banner.
Pretty great!

Modern Buttercup has some of the best Etsy shop banner designs that I have EVER seen! I love them all!

If you don't have an Etsy shop don't worry! She does buttons and bloggy stuff too! 
One winner will a custom design button and blog signature! 
I'm excited today because I'm use Rafflecopter for this giveaway. Enter below!
Good Luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway winner!!

The winner of the giveaway for $50 at the Macrame Project is 

Trish a Mom on Time Out!



Monday, March 19, 2012

Blogs to Love

I'd like to introduce you to Rebecca of Busy Modern Family.
Medical Saleswoman, Mother, Wife, and jack of many trades, Rebecca Dunmire invites you to become a part of the Busy Modern Family network.  You will find resources on travel, entertaining, party planning, photography, career and family life.  From one Busy Modern Family to another, find ways to successfully manage it all.

In her latest post she highlights some beautiful new Spring Fashions for little girls many of them Etsy Sellers. Check out this post and let her know what you think!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Inspire Me Monday: For the Kids

My blogger looks different to me and apparently when I typed in the title and got distracted and moved on a didn't get back to the post until several hours later, it published. Sorry about that. I'm here. Feeling much better than last week. Thanks for the wonderful comments and support! Love my readers!
Here are a few great projects from last week and all are crafts for kids.
 Super cute matching game from Small Fine Print.

I love Quiet Books and wish I had the time in patience to make one. They are wonderful and this one from Naptime Creations is no exception.

What a great idea from Crafty Journal. My kiddos would love this Easter Egg Busy Bag.
Thanks so much for linking!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Giveaway: $50 to Macrame Project

The Macrame Project has a very special giveaway for my readers today.

The Macrame Project is giving all the proceeds back to the community that makes the bracelets. Fantastic! 
Today they are giving away $50 to their shop! Amazing!
Here is what they have to offer. 

To Enter:
Let's make it simple. Sign up for their feedburner here
Go to their page and enter your email on the right.  
You'll receive all their great information and product announcements.
If you would like to follow on Facebook or Twitter for extra entries that would be great too!
Leave me a comment here with what you did and make sure to leave contact info too. (Otherwise I can't contact you!!)
Good Luck! Winner will be announced on Wednesday March 21st!


Etsy Seller Round Up #1

Take a look at these great shops!

Meg from Made By Meg says...I work two part-time jobs, so I'm pretty busy already, but I love to knit and sew and create just about anything so I make an effort to find time to craft something every day.
She creates...Right now I'm knitting and making coasters for my Etsy shop, but I do plan on getting into more sewing projects once the weather gets warmer. I also cross stitch, but that's mainly for myself.

The Dorothy Days says...The Dorothy Days is a vintage and handmade shop based in England. I sell beautiful vintage English teacups, handmade gift tags, vintage jewellery, handmade made earrings and much more. I believe that buying vintage is recycling at its best with the added bonus of owning beautiful items from days gone by. Granny Dorothy's era was one etiquette, elegance and refinement and here is your chance to own and enjoy objects from such a time. Please take a little look around my shop and I hope that you shall like what you find.
I sell beautiful vintage teacups trios and sets from England. They are all in great condition and I specialise in the 50's era. I also sell handmade gift tags including large heart gift tags and tea cup tags. I recently have been creating handmade earrings in vintage styles. There are some wonderful designs including pin up girls, birds and floral designs.

Meredith from Wild Woman Beads says..."
I'm a happy designer/creator of elegant, inspirational and whimsical artisan jewelry. I'm semi-retired from the mental health field, enjoying pleasant days working to make something beautiful for someone every day. I'm the mom to adult children, a nana, a dog lover, gardener, photographer and pursue many other artistic genres. My goal is to support women of all ages to feel beautiful every day. 
She creates...
Unique, colorful, artisan necklaces, bracelets and earrings using lampwork beads, fiber beads, some natural stones, sterling silver and gold-filled or vermeil materials.

Learn how to be featured here.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight on Bonita Bellita

Take a look at the beautiful accessories offered at Bonita Bellita.

I love this...I need this...

So pretty...

Go visit Bonita Bellita today!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March Linky Follower Fest

Welcome to The Show Some Love 

Linky Follower Fest Blog Hop!

Let's meet the lovely ladies who host this Hop:
Kristine @ The Foley Fam
Christine @ The DIY Dreamer

What  is a “Blog Hop?”
a fun way to link up your blog in the section
below this post and get more traffic and readers.  It’s a fantastic way
to meet new readers and new friends. This hop is a Linky Follower
specific hop.  If you do not have the widget on your blog yet, you can
get it HERE.

The rules of the hop are:
Follow your hosts
– by following the hosts it guarantees a follow back from all of us. 
Leave us a comment letting us know you are a new follower and reader –
we’d LOVE to hear from you and get to know YOU
better. Make sure you have signed up for Linky Followers and follow the
blogs using this widget.  That is the only requirement, but feel free
to follow the blogs using any other follow widget (ie: Blog Lovin,
Email, GFC etc.)
The hosts are the first 6 blogs linked up in capital letters in the linky section.

follow a few others in the hop and leave them a comment saying you came
from the Show Some Love Linky Follower Fest Blog Hop.  You never know
what new friends you will come across and meet. 
Thanks for joining us and we hope you have a great time!

Feel free to grab the linky photo if you wish to the help us spread the word!




Monday, March 12, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight on Plumeria by Debi Dean

Take a look at these beautiful personalized hand stamped necklaces from Plumeria by Debi Dean. 

Wouldn't these be just perfect for Mother's Day? Love them!
Here's a few of my favorites from Plumeria.

Love the Hunger Games! Love this piece! Love! More than anything!

Click on the pics to see the items in Etsy please! And make sure you go and like her Facebook page. She has coupon codes and other deals listed there.

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