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An Organizing Challenge: Project Pretty

An Organizing Challenge: Project Pretty: Random fact you may not know about me.... I am competitive. Just ask the hubs. We play card and board games frequently and it always gets heated...



And if he ever seems doubtful about my abilities or ideas {not that he ever would be, ha}, I always reply with, "Is that a challenge?!" Sometimes, that challenge is just what this competitive girl needs to light that fire and just do it already.



Where am I going with all this?



I mentioned that I want this blog to be full of big and small projects. Since we are working on renovating our lower level, it seems like we have been tackling a lot more large scale items. I miss working on the little things. Covering soup cans and cardboard boxes, painting, mod podging.... I miss it all like crazy.



So, I am challenging myself, and asking you to join me!







Boxes, canisters, trays and bins beware... you are getting some LOVE!



Let's make some pretty storage. I am not talking about whipping out the ol' DYMO label maker here. Extra mile, make it fab storage. Here are some ideas for you....



Chalkboard labels are way cooler than traditional labels. And versatile....



You can DIY them:






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Find some on Etsy:






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Or just paint an entire piece of furniture:






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Finding some pretty paper and covering leftover food packaging is always no fail:






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Or cover an entire cabinet or bookshelf!






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Or line some drawers:






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Why not try labeling with vinyl decals or mod podge? So stinkin' cute!






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Know how to sew? You could whip up some lovely DIY bins?







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How about labeling your pantry belongings? Or anything really!







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Like to paint? Spray paint a frame and use it as a dry erase board?






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Maybe paint some stripes on boring storage boxes or magazine files?






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Paint an outdated tray and line it with pretty paper or fabric?






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The opportunities and ideas are endless!



Next week Friday will be share day! I will host a "project pretty" link party so we can all sit and smile at all of the lovey transformations together! I think this will be my most favorite link party EVER!



If you fear you don't have a creative bone in your body, this is even for you. You. Can. Do. It! I know it. Covering something with paper is simple. Just try it, you may surprise yourself. If not, you can always find super fab options and ideas on Etsy... it's totally OK.



So who is excited and going to participate with me!? What super pretty projects do you have up your sleeves? It can small or grand, there are no limits really, just that it's pretty and somewhat organizing related. What other ideas do you have for those with a creative mental block?






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Dwell on Joy: French {Onion} Dip Sandwich

 
Dwell on Joy: French {Onion} Dip Sandwich: After having family and town and eating massive amounts of indulgent foods, it was time to dial it back a bit. That's why last nig...

April's Homemaking: Baked Turkey Wontons






April's Homemaking: Baked Turkey Wontons: I really love Wontons and Spring Rolls, but, because of my shellfish and sesame allergies I hesitate to eat them at restaurants. Just like...

Nate's ABC's/Boots

Nate's ABC's/Boots:
Welcome to Bitten By the Bug2 and our weekly challenge. It's Carole, and I am the hostess for the week. I asked the design team to create from Nate's ABC's and to use the garden boot cut. There are many boots on other cartridges: Create a Critter, Everyday Paper Dolls, Freshly Picked, and there are boots that can be decorated with the garden theme. I picked this cut because we are so anxious for Spring to arrive. You do not need to have the selected cartridge. Please join in on our challenge, upload your boot project through Mr. Linky, link back to the specific card on your blog and give BBTB2 a mention. Please make your project a new creation.




Carole Lowe Beath


shelly bobrowski~3 birds on parade


Jeri-Freshly Picked













Envirotex Lite And The Dollar Store Butterfly


Last year she made a necklace that featured a butterfly I glazed with Envirotex Lite. I found another one on a recent trip to the dollar store and decided to make a second piece.

The butterfly is made with feathers and appears to be hand painted. I am so surprised that this only cost $1.
When I brushed on a glaze of Envirotex Lite resin the paint really popped. I let this side of the butterfly cure for 24 hours.
Then I painted on a glaze layer to the back side. This will make my butterfly much stronger and I neglected to do that the first time I made a resin butterfly.
When the backside was cured I applied a third glaze, just to the front side. My butterfly is very strong now!


This necklace is a showstopper!
If you want to read more about other items I have glazed with resin check out this post.

Envirotex Lite And The Dollar Store Butterfly

Envirotex Lite And The Dollar Store Butterfly:
Last year I made a necklace that featured a butterfly I glazed with Envirotex Lite. I found another one on a recent trip to the dollar store and decided to make a second piece.

The butterfly is made with feathers and appears to be hand painted. I am so surprised that this only cost $1.
When I brushed on a glaze of Envirotex Lite resin the paint really popped. I let this side of the butterfly cure for 24 hours.
Then I painted on a glaze layer to the back side. This will make my butterfly much stronger and I neglected to do that the first time I made a resin butterfly.
When the backside was cured I applied a third glaze, just to the front side. My butterfly is very strong now!


This necklace is a showstopper!
If you want to read more about other items I have glazed with resin check out this post.

Flowers Made From Jean Material - Video


Nina & Nazri's Biz: Felt flowers

Nina & Nazri's Biz: Felt flowers: This is how turqoise & pink felt flowers look like... softie & I just luv it... ♥ ♥ ♥ Pinkie Material : of course felt.. :)) Size : 6" ...

Poetry And Other Materials On This Site Can Be Freely Used For Christian Bible Centered Non-Profit Ministries And must Remain Unchanged In Any Way. All Other Purposes Are With Permission Only. You May Make Requests At "treasurebox18@yahoo.com" All my poems with stories are both real and fictional designed to illustrate a biblical truth. All Rights Reserved. Please Include Site Name And Link Back To This Blog. Thank-You.

Felt Flowers

We are the NFL Group! - Joan Clostner

Posted at the request of Joan Clostner

Susan, My friend, Joyce helped me with this page, but I don’t know where or how to post it. I just hoped someone would catch fire and help us learn to talk once again without using the disgusting things that seem to be so prevalent at school and in the movies.



We are the NFL Group!
(No Foul Language)
Change your life and take control,
by joining the NFL group.
Our Motto:
God’s bit on my tongue.
God’s word in my mind.
God’s love in my heart.
Scriptures for each.

No fee to join, no reports to give, no dues.
~ Just Blessing after Blessing ~
If you don’t feel better after one month of success, you didn’t lose a thing!
If you have a testimony to give, send to Jody: jody@ptsi.net
Don't forget to tell God … and your neighbor.
Give God glory in your speech!
Let your friends notice.
Improve your adjectives and descriptive language.
Help your body make endorphins!
Makes you feel good inside.
God smiles.
Love you,
Joan


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