HINT: Check back tomorrow to meet Jocelyn's friend.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
HINT: Check back tomorrow to meet Jocelyn's friend.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
HINT: Check back tomorrow for a Happy Day.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
1. Write it down.
2. Pick only a few.
3. Look at them often.
I am going to add:
4. Be specific.
5. Keep track.
I made this book to help me keep track of my goals this year. I chose to use papers, ribbons & epoxy stickers from the En Route collection as a reminder that life is a journey and goals keep us heading in the right direction. I am going to write each goal on the front, then use the inside to track my progress. Do you have any tips or goal ideas to share?
P.S. Don't worry we will start the sneak peeks TOMORROW!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
These coupons were made using the click-n-prints from January's club kit available to club members only. Happy 3rd Thursday!
I think I'll try filling the stockings now - have a great day everyone.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
We had dinner with some friends tonight and, of course, it involved dancing! There's no better way of fitting in extra dessert than daggy dancing around the backyard. One of the tunes was Last Christmas by Wham! which made me ask if they had Wham Rap. They couldn't remember it - can you believe it - so here it is for their education and your enjoyment.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Congratulations Tina! Now all you need to do is send your mailing address to us at seiblog(at)shopsei(dot)com to claim your WinterSong goodies.
Friday, December 18, 2009
This banner is simple to make, really. I simply painted wood banner pieces (from a local craft store) with red acrylic paint and then dry brushed them with silver. I cut out letters in my own funky handwriting and Mod Podged them to the banner pieces – 20 minutes later I coated the whole banner with Podge. After all was dry, I used this tutorial from Mod Podge Rocks! reader Theresa to make flower embellishments with brads. Glue those on with craft glue, string onto a ribbon and you are good to go!
Thank you so much for having me this week. Have a wonderful holiday season and please enjoy your winter celebrations. For inspiration and to visit me, swing by Mod Podge Rocks! any time. I post a new Mod Podge project nearly every day. Thanks again and I can’t wait to see you soon!
Readers, which post was your favorite this week? Leave a comment answering this question and you will be entered into a giveaway to win some of the WinterSong products Amy used throughout the week. Just leave your comment by Sunday December 20th at midnight and we will announce the winner Monday. Be sure to check back next week to see if you are the winner because if we don't hear from the winner by December 28th we will pick a new winner!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
One of the best birthdays I ever had was a photo shoot with my best friend, Cody. We bought 80’s sweaters from the thrift store and dressed up, taking photos up and down the street in front of our apartment. It was silly, it was fun and it was something I’ll never forget. Lesson? Don’t forget to document those fun and silly times – they WILL inspire you later. Here’s a few photos from that shoot, and in typical Seattle fashion – no snow.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Back to the scrapbooking page. Keep in mind that although you can’t see it, I have painted the snowflakes running down the right side (punched with my Martha Stewart snowflake punch) with Silver Glitter Mod Podge. It adds the perfect glimmery touch.
One last note – the “I Can Has Snow?” saying is a spin off of my favorite animal blog, I Can Has Cheezburger. If you haven’t been there, go and be prepared to laugh your socks off. Animals in funny positions with captions . . . it doesn’t get much better.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Speaking of gifts, I’d like to share with you a gift guide I put together. If you are a weirdo who likes blue, you may like all of these. If you are a blogger, making a gift guide is a great idea for your readers – I personally love gift guides! If you are neither a weirdo who likes blue nor a blogger, putting together a gift guide is still purposeful. You may find your next cool craft idea!
Japanese Chapeau Animal Mug from Fred Flare, $26
Block Clock by George Nelson from All Modern, $335
Gap Rugby Striped Sweater, $54.50
Red Heart Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn, $4.99 per skein
Mochimochiland Elves in Snow Cross-Stitch Pattern, $5
Just Hello Kitty Necklace from Zales, $150
Urban Outfitters Velvet Poof Pillow, $28 (and it’s not blue!)
Monday, December 14, 2009
I worked at a construction company for a few months long ago (one of my many interesting jobs), and the woman who did the accounting was a friend of my family. Christie and I used to do this exercise first thing in the morning – we would write down five things we were thankful for. It was a great way to start the day, a great way to get re-inspired if you need it. Here are my five.
1. My dogs.
These two crazy weirdos, also known as pugs, run my apartment (which I call Mod Podge Command Central). If they could, they would put me in a maid outfit and make me serve them food constantly. I’ve never met two living creatures who were more food motivated – or more loving. Their snuggle snorts might be loud to some, but they are joy to me. Thanks Roxie and Nellie.
2. Bold colors and patterns.
I like loud clothes – there’s really no other way to say it. If it’s bright and especially if it’s blue, then I want it. If you aren’t really a loud person, I totally understand. But every once awhile, try a bold striped pair of socks under those jeans with your tennis shoes. It’s kind of fun and liberating.
3. Other creative people.
First, I have to thank the Mod Podge Rocks! readers for all of their support – for, over the last year, helping my baby blog grow into what it has today. I get inspired every day by you, so thank you. Secondly, I am thankful for creative people in general, specially those people who think of things that I don’t. To capture those things I see, those ideas that stretch my imagination, I keep an inspiration book. If I see something I like (for instance, the picture above), I cut it out and paste it into the book. I also past in patterns, color chips, words . . . anything else that motivates me. When I’m short of ideas, I flip through. If you don’t have a book like this, get one today! They are fun to put together and can get the creative juices flowing in a pinch.
It sounds weird, but they are honestly what started me on this crazy, crafty ride. I played for hours with my great-grandmother’s button collection when I was young. I don’t think it’s possible for a kid to have more fun – sorting by color, by size. I really believe it’s made me the creative person that I am today.
5. Winter birthdays.
I am a January baby, born at 6:18 p.m. in Bellevue, Washington just outside of Seattle (see little me above). My mom always had a funny tradition when my four brothers and I were young – it wasn’t officially our birthdays until the time that we were born hit on the clock. We would have so much fun checking the clock. . . “Is it time yet Mom?” Luckily none of us were born in the middle of the night, right? I’m so excited about my upcoming winter birthday that I’ve actually devoted all of the projects I’ve done for SEI to winter celebrations. Keep reading over the next few days to see what I’ve got cooked up.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
He came and sang at the end of our row of seats and once I had recovered from the shock of being 8 foot away from him I snapped a couple of pics. (hands were shaking so sorry about the quality).
My mom taught me to sew at a young age, perpetuating the creative gene. I’ve been knitting since I was 15 and decoupaging for only two years. I love making things!
I love polka dots and stripes and wear one or the other every single day.
I really enjoy talking to people and learning what motivates and inspires them. Meeting creative people is honestly my favorite part of running my blog.
Blue is my favorite color, and it makes me happy to wear it. My days are better in blue.
I love to write; it’s how I express myself (besides crafting) and I find it to be therapeutic.
I come from a bigger family. I’m the oldest and have four younger brothers – and because of that I’m a bit of a tomboy. I love fast cars and action movies!
I’m known amongst friends for a large sock and shoe collection in wild colors. Move over Imelda. . .
Friday, December 11, 2009
To encourage you, we would like to challenge you to scrapbook 1 page each month in 2010. To help you accomplish this, each month (on or before the 12th) we will post a FREE monthly calendar download and a single-page scrapbook layout. Simply create the layout, print off the calendar page & slip them into a sheet protector. Then you will have a calendar to display with your own photos. Plus, next December you will have twelve great layouts completed to represent the year!
To make it even easier for you, we will have all the items you need to create the layout listed with a link to the items on our website. Now that you have a plan to stay caught-up, all you need to do is check the blog each month & take lot's of pictures!
WinterSong assortment pack
We hope you had as much fun with the 12 Days of Christmas as we had creating the projects. Don't worry, the fun doesn't end now. Check back tomorrow to see who is this month's guest blogger. Next week will be another special week for the blog!