Friday, October 29, 2010

Stuff To Scrap Specials

Just wanted to give you a heads up on some fun deals over at Stuff to Scrap taking place today and tomorrow.

Scraps-N-Pieces has all of their travel kits on sale for a whopping $2.00 each. You can't beat that! Click on the flyer to snag a few for yourself.
You can also get this Fall Sampler Quick Page Set for FREE!! Click on the preview to snag it.
Here's the Halloween Party happening at Stuff to Scrap. Click on preview to head to Stuff to Scrap to go Trick or Treating!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Two Fabulous New Digital Products

I have two fabulous new products to show you today. The first is by Scrapmuss Designs Lost Kingdom. Once again Maria has outdone her self with this kit. The colors are magnificent, and the kit is wonderful to work with! Here's what I did with it:


Here's the kit preview:


Fabulous, don't you think?! You can click on the preview to snag this beauty. Their is an alpha you can get for free if you purchase this kit before the 29th of October. Plus, it's 20% off right now. Smokin' Deal!!

The next thing I want to show you is Piece It 5 Templates by Scrappy Cocoa. Super duper great templates. You'll certainly want to snag these. Take a look:


Here's the preview:

You know you want them. Click on the preview to snag them. Right now they are 25% off at GingerScraps. Yet another smokin' deal!

Have a great Monday!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Family Home Evening Board Tutorial

Finally the steps on making your very own Family Home Evening Board. It's only taken me forever. Sorry about that!

Supplies Needed:

Paint, brush, glue stick, contact paper
or laminating sheets, decoupage,
MDF or Wood Board, 11x14 FHE Print

Step 1: Download the 11 x 14 FHE Print HERE. Open it up into a photo editing software (Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, etc...).

Step 2: Add names and picture of your family members onto the tags and have developed as an 11 x 14 print from wherever you desire. I did mine at Costco for a whopping $2.99.


Step 3: Have a piece of wood cut to 15" x 7". I used MDF Board.

Step 4: Paint your board the color you desire using Acrylic Paint. I painted the whole top of my board not thinking that you wouldn't see the middle of the board. So, you really only need to paint in 1" all the way around the board, the sides, and the back if you want. Let dry and repeat if you need another coat of paint on it.

Step 5: While the paint is drying, laminate or use clear contact paper to cover your tags to make them more durable. I used contact paper.

Step 6: Punch holes in the designated are of each tag.


Step 7: Using an Elmer's Glue Stick, glue the Family Home Evening print onto your board. Then, using your paint brush and decoupage, paint a nice thin layer of the decoupage over the entire top surface of your board. I did the sides as well. It will look white, but will dry clear. Let dry 15-20 minutes or as instructed on the bottle of decoupage. Repeat 2-3 times so that you have a good thick protective covering on top of the board and print.


Step 8: Once your board is completely dry. Screw in your hooks below each assignment (prayer, song, scripture, etc....). I just used some cheap screw in hooks that I got from Wal-Mart for like $.97. The only problem with the kind I used is that it was a little harder to screw them in. Might be easier if you drill a small hole into the board and then screw them in.

Step 9: I bought some super strong magnets from my craft store and put onto the back of my board so it can hang on my refrigerator. But, you could drill a hole in each of the top corners and thread some ribbon through it so you can hang it on the wall, or you could put in a picture hanger on the back of the board to hang on the wall. Totally your preference.

Step 10: Finished!!

I LOVE my board and have had lots of compliments on it from people who have seen it! It has a few steps as part of the process, but it really didn't take long. Waiting for the paint and decoupage to dry was the longest part of the process. Other than that, super duper easy and dang cute if I do say so myself.

Holler if this doesn't make sense and you need additional instruction or clarification. Leave me a comment if this was helpful and or you plan on making one! Enjoy!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Beauty Within

Scrapmuss Designs has teamed up with AnnaBV Designs to bring you a beautiful kit Beauty Within. It's absolutely beautiful and packed full with elements that you'll adore. Here's a look at a layout I made using this lovely kit.

This is my sweet 13 year old who constantly amazes me with her fabulous personality, her drive to learn, the wonderful friend that she is to others, and how confident she is. To me she is beautiful inside and out! Yes, I am partial, but if you knew her, you'd totally see what I see. One day I want to be more like her. She's amazing!


Here's a glance at the kit. Beautiful, right!!?! Click on the preview to grab this lovely kit. You'll also be able to see some beautiful layouts using this kit. Have a beautiful weekend. I really am trying to get the FHE tutorial completed. I have company coming this week. I just have to get some things done around the house in preparation for their arrival. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Smell My Feet Collab

It's getting chilly outside here in Florida (okay, so it warms up quite nicely by the afternoon), it must be Halloween time. So lovin' this time of year.

Scrappy Cocoa, Let Me Scrapbook, and LigthingBug Designs has a sweet new collab out called Smell My Feet. Absolutely a darling Halloween kit! I did something a little different with this kit. I made a Halloween door hanger to greet my guests when they come to my front door. Take a look:


And here it is on my front door. I printed it as an 8x10, had hubby cut me some wood that was 9x11. Painted it black, distressed the edges, decoupaged my print to the board, drilled a couple of holes in it, and then strung some twine through the holes so it could hang. That easy! I must say I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out!


Take a gander at the kit preview. You know you want it! Click on the preview to snag this frightening kit!


On a side note, someone requested the directions on how I made my FHE Board. In the next couple of days I hope to have that tutorial available.

Friday, October 1, 2010

LDS Blog Train--Family Home Evening

So excited for this months LDS Blog Train. Family Home Evening. I LOVE how this turned out and I think you will too. Take a look:

Click on preview to download

But, don't go just yet, I have a hybrid Family Home Evening Chart for you to download and make. I love the vinyl FHE charts, I'm sure you've seen them. I LOVE how this turned out as it's more colorful. Hope you like it to. Click on the preview to download the file to make your own. Basic instructions are included, but leave me a comment if you want a step by step tutorial. I am sure I can help you out with that! One thing I love about this FHE Board is that I can hide the spare tags behind each other on the hooks. Brilliant!


Take a look at some of the other fun kits (move your mouse over the different areas of the preview to peak at the other kits):



I'd love to hear what you think of this sweet kit and project, so leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts! Now onto your next stop.

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