DIY…Christmas Chalkboard

DIY…Christmas Chalkboard

Christmas in July…

Last week it was so hot that when I went out at 9:00 in the evening to water my flowers it

was hard to breath.  It was so hot that our unheated pool felt like bath water.

Summer’s in full swing and vacation (for me) is fast approaching.

And with all the things I could or should be doing, I felt like making a Christmas Chalkboard.

It’s not too early?  Is it?

The Christmas Chalkboard is really easy to make…

and would be a wonderful gift for those of you thinking ahead.

And if you’d like…you could make it a two sided chalkboard and really get creative.

       

Here’s how I made the Christmas Chalkboard…  

Enabler Alert!

Just in case you didn’t know.  Sizzix is having a Christmas in July Sale.  (#AD)

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Sharing the Adornit Love…

As my time as an Adornit Ambassador comes to a close at the end of this month…

I wanted to make them a card to let them know how I feel.

Working with them the last few months has been a fun and positive experience.

That is why I wanted to share the same opportunity with you.

As the old ambassadors leave they are looking for new ambassadors.

It could be you?

Check out the information on the Adornit Instagram page.

Thanks Adornit for the opportunity to work with your wonderful products.

FYI…the card was made with Adornit’s Flamingo Fever Collection.)

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A Gnome Hello

The sun is shining…it’s a perfect day for a Gnome Hello.

My sweet little gnome was made using a page from my Gnome Life Mini Coloring Book*.

I water colored the images using my dye inkpads.

Tip…I apply the ink onto a piece of acetate and pick up the ink with my Water Brush*.

Here’s what I used: to make the card…    (*amazon affiliate link)

  • Gnome Life Mini Coloring Book*
  • 22737 Art Play Paintables-Occasions (ADORNit)
  • 22747 Art Play Paintables-Wish on Stars (ADORNit)
  • 22496 Mustard Pixie Dots 12” x 12” paper (ADORNit)
  • 22487 Gray Pixie Dots 12” x 12” paper (ADORNit)
  • Cardstock:  White, Blue Metallic
  • Mini White Brads*
  • Water Brush* or Paintbrush
  • Various Inkpads

The Gnome Hello card was sponsored by Adornit.

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My Americana Crafternoon…

Yesterday, I had an amazing time with a few of my crafty friends thanks to an opportunity to

host an Americana Soiree from Adornit.

The weather was beautiful for a get together and I decided to hold our Americana Crafternoon

in my Garage/Party Room.  A couple degrees cooler would have made it perfect, but, no one

complained.

We crafted and talked…  (and made some really cool projects)

Even my little buddy stopped by at the end and helped me finish one of my projects.

And the best part for me…

because everything was pre-kitted and ready to go, I even got to sit down and make something.

I had a wonderful time.  Thanks ladies for coming over and crafting with me.

Next time, I’ll remember to take a group picture.

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How to make a Floral Chalkboard

My husband asked what I was doing up in my workroom all afternoon. 

I said “just playing”.

Sometimes when inspiration strikes, you just have to create PLAY.

It makes me Happy!

Here’s what I was doing…

I think the Floral Chalkboard makes a fun decorative piece and is really easy to make.

To make the Floral Chalkboard you’ll need…               (*affiliate link)

Directions:

  1. Apply an even coat of Mod Podge over the larger wood shape.  Lay decorative scrapbook paper over shape and smooth with your hand.
  2. Using an x-acto knife and cutting mat, cut excess paper away from the wood shape.
  3. Rub Vintage Photo ink onto the outside edges of the wood shape using the ink blending tool.
  4.  Paint the smaller wood shape with black chalkboard paint.  Add small white dots around the outside of the wood shape with the white paint marker.
  5. Stencil the words be Happy onto the chalkboard with white acrylic paint.
  6. Cut a few flower shapes using the second sheet of scrapbook paper.  Apply a thin coat of mod podge to the back of the flowers and glue to the front of the chalkboard.  Add decorative pearl embellishments to the inside of the flowers.
  7. Glue chalkboard to the front of the floral base using quick grip glue.
  8. Drill two holes on the top of the chalkboard and add twine for hanging.

This Chalkboard was sponsored by ADORNit as part of being an ADORNit “it girl” ambassador.

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I love my Calendar Girls

I love, I love, I love my calendar girl.

You ever get a song stuck in your head?  (over and over again)

When I finished up with these samples last night, I couldn’t get that song out of my head.

For those of you not old enough to remember the song Calendar Girl by Neil Sedaka,

I suggest you “google” it.  Then you’ll have it rolling around your head just like me.

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It all started with the Calendar Girls Mini Coloring Book* from ADORNit.

I simply water colored the image using a variety of inks from ink pads and a waterbrush.

(It makes me feel like an artist)

The mini coloring books are now available on Amazon*.

And… if you use the code MINIBOOK (all caps) you will be able to buy 2 and get 1 free!  

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ADORNit: “Embrace Each Day” card

A bright and cheerful card for all you Moms out there.

It doesn’t matter if put your feet up, take a walk, plant those flowers or hug those little ones…

What ever you need to do to embrace the day.  (fyi…I plan on doing all the above)

Happy Mother’s Day.

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This card was sponsored by ADORNit as part of being an ADORNit “it girl” ambassador.

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