24 April 2010

Saturday is Crafty Day [#1]




I'm so excited that you are joining me for my first ever blog party! I can't wait to see all the fabulous things you've come up with this week.

I thought I'd kick the party off by sharing something that I've been working on.

Kyle and I (and lots of volunteers) have been painting a duplex this week for a woman in our church that is moving in today with her three girls [you can read more about it here]. I really wanted to make the place look a bit more like home for her and her girls, so I made monograms for each of the bedroom doors.

 I cut four pieces of cardboard for--one each for mom and the girls. Since we painted the rooms a creamy color, I went with a brown, green, and blue theme. I painted the cardboard a dark brown.



Next I used coordinating scrapbook paper and cut out their initials. An X-acto knife worked perfect. I used Mod Podge to glue the letters to the cardboard.

[yes I know it spells bean...that's funny]

When the letters were dry, I covered the whole thing in Mod Podge.


To cover the ugly edges, I wrapped them with pearls-on-a-string [yes, that's the technical term].

[yes, those are my kitty's feet]


I added a bit of ribbon...


and there you have it!


Now I want to see what you've been up to! Recipes, crafts, furniture, whatever. I'd love it if you linked up!
Please make sure to post the "Saturday is Crafty Day" button on your blog [found in my side bar]. Also, try to visit other crafty folks' blogs. We all love comments! I'll be sharing some of my favorites next week!




33 comments:

  1. Cute idea! I'm sure they'll love it. It's those little touches that make a home:)

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  2. Great use of those pearls! I have a bunch of that left from our wedding I haven't known what to do with--thanks!

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  3. These are cute and more importantly, it was really sweet of you to do that for her and her family. THanks for inviting me to your party! :-)

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  4. Sorry I don't have anything new.

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  5. What a welcoming addition to moving into a new home! Great job...I can't believe you cut those letters by hand. They look like a cricut job!

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  6. Laura,
    Thanks for hosting.

    blessings and smiles,

    barbara jean

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  7. Great idea and what a nice thing your doing for that family!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment and for inviting me to participate in your party. I just set up my link. I'm looking forward to seeing all of the crafts at the party.

    :) Michelle

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  9. Oh I love this craft! I am so into using cardboard we always seem to have so much of it laying around!

    :) Michelle

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  10. Laura, Thanks for your visit today and for inviting me to join your blog party. I've added you to my blogroll. Let the party begin!!!

    Susan

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  11. Thanks for inviting me to join your blog party, can't wait to see what everyone brings. I must say your skills with an exacto knife far surpass mine. Well done on your project. Rhianna

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  12. Thanks for commenting on my door :) and letting me know about your linky party! I'm lovin the pearls on a string as a border...Happy Saturday :)

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  13. Thanks for the invite. I love craft parties! :)
    God's blessings on your day,
    Sarah :D

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  14. Thanks for stopping by to comment on my blog and for the invitation to your party. Have a beautiful day!

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  15. Thanks for the invite and for hosting the party!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by and inviting me to your craft party. Those are such cute door hangers, what an awesome use for cardboard!

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  17. I love how your signs turned out, and that they were made with cardboard! :) Thanks for linking up to Saturday Spotlights!

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  18. Thanks for swinging by! Keep me posted on your parties! I'm looking forward to following along on your ride!

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  19. Thank you for the invite. I love me a good linky party! I'm looking forward to exploring your blog more!

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  20. Thank you so much for hosting!

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  21. Hi Laura,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the invitation to your party. It seems to be a big success! I linked up the project that you commented on, but also one of my favorites. I hope 2 is ok.. :)
    I love how your signs turned out! Please let me know if you party again! I'll be here!
    Sharon

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  22. The letters turned out pretty. I love the pearls all around the border. I wasn't able to link up until now- but it's never too late to party! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

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  23. Love your letters and I'm sure they will too.

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  24. That looks great! Thanks for linking up to check me out saturday www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  25. Hi! I am your newest follower from MM! Glad to have found your blog. Enjoy your week and feel free to stop by anytime at www.miamamiah.com or www.justjewelrybyjessica.com

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  26. Cute, cute, cute! I know they will be pleased. Happy NTT. Be blessed. Cindy

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  27. Very cute! I'll have to add your party to my weekly list!

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  28. Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse's Follow Me Friday. I am your newest follower. Love this craft!

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  29. Very cute--I love the beads around the edges. Thanks for linking up!

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  30. Your monograms are so great and what a nice kind thing for you to do for those sweet children!


    Thanks for Hookin' Up with me at my first link party!

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  31. Very cool!

    I'm hoping over to join your party...

    Thanks for joining Get your Craft on Thursday. Please join me again for another great party.

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