Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Get Your Craft on Thursday and the winner is....

Who's ready to Get their Craft on Thursday????  I know I am!  But of course we need a winner!  Last week Fancy Pants by Jamee sponsored the GIVE-A-WAY!  The winner won a $20.00 gift certificate to her ETSY shop!

I wrote everyone who entered names down and Emily drew the winner!!!


And the winner is.....................


Scrappy Gifts...... 

She said: I'd get any of her boy tops especially love the tie ones or maybe I'd get something customized with some Wii characters or computer game characters. 
Scrappy Gifts please email me and I will hook you up with Fancy Pants by Jamee!

Now Let's get the party started!!!  Let's Get Your Craft on Thursday!!!

I did want to thank everyone for joining my party! Y'all are the best and y'all totally ROCK!!!!

But first the rules:  ya! blah blah blah!!!

RULES are very simple: Link to a specific blog post and not just your blog and don't forget to visit other participants and leave a comment. Please make sure you grab my cute button above (the code is on the right of my side bar), so everyone will know where to link to. This week let's comment to the person who has linked ahead of you! If you are the first to link comment to me, if you are the 2nd person comment to the person above of you which would be 1, and so on. Let's show the love. We all love comments!


Get your craft on Thurs.

Now who's ready to Get Your Craft On Thursday??? I'm ready to be amazed again this week!

Since everyone loved the new link I think I'm going to keep it!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Decor with Lynette's L.A.M.

I'm joining Lynette at Lynette's L.AM. Blog for her Easter Decor Day! 



Easter Decor Day
 

 
Please stop by Lynette's to see all the other particpants!

 
Welcome come on in!  I'm glad you stopped by!

 
Here's my mantle all ready for Easter! 

 
Close up of the Easter blocks. 

 
I made some tassels.  The one on the right is the first one I made!  The one on the left is the 2nd!  I love making tassels. 

 
I put these cute salt/pepper shakers on my mantle!  I thought they would look good there.  Thanks Jessica from Me and My Bucket!

 
Here are my sunflowers!  If you would like to know how to make these go HERE!

 
Here's another table all ready for Easter!

 
My favorite Egg Topiaries!

 
A cloche with eggs and my candle stick and bowl with eggs!

 

 

 

 
I hope you enjoyed your visit!  I'm glad you came by! 

 
Don't forget to visit Lynette's L.A.M Blog to see all the other particpants.
 
Don't forget to enter my GIVE-A-WAY HERE!  It's sponsored by Fancy Pants by Jamee.  I'll announce the winner at my Get Your Craft on Thursday Party!  Please join me for another great party!
 
 

If you would like to do a guest post on my blog while I'm on Spring Break please email me at lifeaslori@yahoo.com.  I have a few more days that need to be filled.

Need a little help from my Friends!

Hello My Friends,

I need your help!  Next week will be Spring Break for us!  And we are going to the beach!  It's suppose to be in the 80's and I can't wait!

If any of you would like to do a guest post on my blog next week starting Monday, April 5 until Saturday, April 10th please let me know!

You can leave me a comment or you can email me at lifeaslori@yahoo.com.

Thank you in advance for helping me out!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway sponsored by Fancy Pants by Jamee.  Go HERE to enter!  I'll announce the winner this Thursday, April 1st at Get Your Craft on Thursday Party!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Are you still looking for more great Spring/Easter ideas?

Come take a look at some other wonderful Spring/Easter ideas!  Easter is right around the corner, so if you still need some more ideas come take a look!  You can still join the Spring/Easter party HERE!

Come take a look at Growing Your Grass Greener - Simple Easter Centerpiece


Strictly Homemade - Easter Decorations 2010


The Greentiques Solution - Handmade Easter Eggs


Come join the Spring/Easter party HERE!

Don't forget to enter my GIVE-A-WAY HERE!  It's sponsored by Fancy Pants by Jamee!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Showcase Saturday from Get Your Craft On Thursday Party!

Thank you ladies for another great party!

Here are few projects that caught my eye!

Sorry I'm so late, but I've been working on this!  Details to come!


What do you think I'm doing with this pile of wood????


Look at this beautiful Sunburst mirror!  Go see how Stephanie Lynn from Under The Table & Dreaming made this.  Isn't it lovely?



This was once an Ugly Ol` Cabinet, but not anymore.  Stop by The Painted Hive!

You have to stop by Finding Fabulous and see how Jane re-did this mirror! 

Please stop by the PARTY and see all of the other fabulous particpants.  You can also enter my Give-A-WAY at the party.  It's sponsored by Fancy Pants by Jamee.


Don't forget you can still join the Spring/Easter Party HERE!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Goodwill and the $ Store!

A month ago I went to Goodwill and I found 2 candle sticks for $1.00, and a glass bowl (if you will).  The glass bowl was $2.00.  

I used my Gorilla glue and attached the candle stick and bowl.  Sorry I didn't take any photos of the before.


I put some Easter grass in my bowl and then some eggs!



I put some sparkly eggs in and I'm all done!  Quick, easy, and really cute!
I have one candle stick left, but I haven't figured out what to do with it yet. But give me sometime and I'll figure something out!


I made two of these candle sticks and vases for a giveaway and I thought they turned out super cute, so I made one for myself!


I love them all!


Don't forget to enter my giveaway HEREIt's sponsored by Fancy Pants by Jamee!
You can Click HERE to join my Spring/Easter party until April 4th.

More Spring/Easter ideas come take a look!

Let's take a look at more Spring/Easter ideas.  You ladies are so talented!


Birds of a feather at Anything Goes Here

Sparkly Easter Eggs at Embellished Bayou

Spring Has Sprung at The House that Jade Built


With Spring/Easter coming soon, it’s time to have a party! I decided to throw a Spring/Easter party to help motivate me and others with some easy craft ideas! Isn't this going to be fun? I think so that is why I decided to have another party! Y’all all know I love parties. I’ll keep the party going until Easter, April 4th, and showcase some of your wonderful creations until Easter! So link any of your Spring/Easter projects you are working on, or that are finished! I can’t wait to see them!
Please make sure you link to my Spring/Easter party HERE!

The more particpants we have the more I'll showcase!
Don't forget to link your Spring/Easter creations now until April 4th and help inspire us!

Just click HERE to join the party!

Don't foreget to enter my GIVE-A-WAY just click HERE

If your idea has been featured here please grab the I was featured button if you would like!

Blog swap with Cheri ~It's So Very Cheri~ and a GIVE-A-WAY!

Hello ladies and any gents out there. It is a pleasure to be here today. Lori and I planned this weeks ago and then I ended up moving my blog to its own site and I was knee deep in the move and she was sweet enough to reschedule. I think she was secretly afraid I might do a playdough craft and that wouldn't be too impressive.
So you already know I moved my blog -- you can find me at itssoverycheri, all week long. If you used to follow me, you need to RE-SIGN UP. Google won't let you take your followers with you. What are they going to do with MY FOLLOWERS--seriously, I don't know, but you are no longer getting my updates until you follow me at the new place.. If you have never been to my blog I would love to have you come over and join in on all the fun. Here is my busy weekly blog schedule:
On top of all of that, I am a Mom and wife to a hubby who has gone back to school. I home school our 2 oldest boys, next year my little guy, who just turned 5 will start home schooling and then I will just be chasing the Princess around. And I have recently been asked to write on a blog as a monthly guest, once a month.
Last week my sweet sister and family were here for Spring Break. My kids sure enjoyed their cousins.
Miss G4 was in GIRL heaven with the extra girls in the house.
We currently reside in Florida. I am so sorry for all the snow many of you have dealt with all winter long. We used to be from the Mid-West but for now we enjoy this.
I am a DIY gal and always have been. When I was little I would make crafts and put them in my wagon and go around the neighborhood, knocking on doors, selling my crafts. That was the beginning of my sales training--before I had kiddos I was a sales trainer for a company.
So I know you have heard enough about me and are wanting to see a project right?
Well I have a really cute, fun one for you.
It all started when I created my Pottery Barn Lamp Knock Off
They had this lamp but it was a little pricey
Isn’t it so cute?
I was in Goodwill one day and saw a lamp and immediately thought about the Pottery Barn lamp.
This is how my lamp turned out --at first
Pretty close and pretty cute, if I say so myself.
I decided it needed a little more tissue paper and I wanted it to be a little different color so I worked on it some more.
The lampshade that came with it was a little too short but rather than go out and buy a new one I knew I could work with the short one, recover it and make it a little longer.
I started out with some of my canvas material. I am working on a couple of other projects with this. I bought a huge sheet of it for I think $30. I am working on slip covers for 4 chairs, my lampshade project today and I am doing a painted rug--all for $30 and this project took a minimal amount of the material. I would guess it cost a couple of dollars in material.
I had also picked up some of this darker material. I love the color. It looks like linen but is the color of burlap and you don't have all of that nasty burlap everywhere. OK I said it, I don't like the feel of burlap, it looks darling but seriously in a couple of years we are going to look back and laugh at ourselves for decorating with burlap.
The LOVELY too small lamp shade.
You begin rolling the lampshade around the material. Don't mark it till you know you have enough room to cover the entire thing. Then slowly roll it. Hold onto the lampshade with one hand--the one you don't write with and with the other hand mark both the top of the lamp and the bottom, as you roll it.
When you are all done you will have a arch type shape. Normally I would iron the piece before hand but this piece of fabric is huge so it was pressed afterwards.
I took my cut piece outside and sprayed it really good with my adhesive spray.
I THOUGHT I had rolled the lampshade all the way around but when I started applying it --with the adhesive already on it. I got around to the front and my material was a little short. This is where the plan changed for my lampshade.
I cut a couple of extra pieces and added them in, then sewed on some buttons.
I measured around the bottom of the lampshade and then multiplied that number by 4 and ripped strips of material 3 inches wide. I sewed them all together and then ran a thread up the middle and gathered it all up.
I attached it around the bottom. then ripped a little more material and made a double bow.
Trim out the top with seam binding.




I just love it and hope you have enjoyed the Tutorial and my project.
thanks so much Lori.

Thanks Cheri for stopping over and showing us all how to make the beautiful lamp!

Don't forget to enter my GIVE-A-WAY for a chance to win a $20.00 gift certicate to Fancy Pants by Jamee.

  You can still join Get Your Craft On Thursday party.  The party is still rocking, so don't forget to go HERE and join in the fun!  Don't forget to join my Spring/Easter party.  I'll showcase a few until April 4th.  You can go to that PARTY HERE!

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