Friday, March 30, 2012

Get a Beautiful Lawn with the Scotts® Snap® Spreader

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

We usually have a pretty nice and lush lawn although it doesn't start out that way each year. We usually start out with a dormant lawn .

Here is a picture I took of our lawn today. Needs quite a bit of help. My husband used to do landscaping and he swears by Scotts ® products. I’m so excited about the new Scotts® Snap® Spreader System it will be making our life much easier this spring. I can’t wait to get a nice beautiful lawn without all the mess that we are used to trying to get it fertilized. Torn bags, not knowing if we are using the proper setting to get the correct amount on and all the other headaches!

So what is different with the Scotts® Snap® Spreader System than the other fertilizing options?


-No mess, no guess spreader system
-The Snap Pac connects directly to the Snap Spreader – no cutting, no opening and no pouring from heavy bags – no spilling or waste! 
The system auto-sets the proper flow rate. No Spreader settings required! It also has a unique Edge Guard feature that keeps product where you want it…. on the lawn!  (with the other spreaders it is always all over our sidewalks and the surrounding areas).
-When you’re done, the Snap Pac self-seals upon removal making it easy to store – No more half empty bags on the garage floor.

Your Grass is Alive…and the single most important thing you can do for it is feed it. And Now its easier to do so with Scotts® Snap® Spreader System! Now you can get a beautiful lawn without the mess and guesswork. All you have to do is just Snap, Lock and Go! Get a great lawn in a ---- Snap®!
I know I can’t wait to try it out!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cardboard & Burlap Letter

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So I have been wanting to buy a paper mache P and decorate for a while, but I haven't seen one that I have liked. Of course there are NO stores where I live that sell them so that is part of the problem. You guys that are lucky enough to live near a Micheal's, Joann's, Hobby Lobby or any craft store for that matter are soooo lucky! I can't just run out and grab whatever I want. I have to wait until I go on a trip or order items off the Internet but then I have to pay shipping and wait of course and when I want to make something I want to do it then not two weeks from that time. Any way way off track there, sorry!

Post image for DIY Paper Mache Letter:<BR>Better than any you could buy at the store

So I made my own! Only thing is I was to impatient to wait on paper mache drying. (I guess patience isn't a virtue I posses)! So I just did the cardboard letter and then glued burlap and twine on it and added a rolled rosette and felt leaves. I free handed the P so it's not perfect but that works for me!

I hung it up by my Twigs & Rosette Wreath.

So What do you think? I like how it turned out. Only problem....I now have to make and M my kids last name start with M and they want one for them as well, so off to make another!

Check out the parties I link to.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Weaved Spring Boxes

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Recently I was chosen to participate in a craft challenge from Scribble Shop along with several other bloggers. Scribble Shop is an online craft store with over 75,000 products.We were sent a box of supplies and told to think of it as the Iron Chef of crafting.

This is what was in the box they sent me.

Supplies from the box:


Other Supplies used:

pencils
mirror

To start out I stamped dot's all over the scrapbook paper using the Pastel Stamp Pad and the eraser of a couple pencils. I also used Craft Paints and  the Colored Pencils to stencil on some of the designs with the Stencil.

Fold the paper in half and horizontally, and unfold.

Fold the side up to the middle fold, repeat with all four sides.
Fold the corner diagonally so that it pulls the sides together to form a box shape.

Repeat with each of the corners. Your paper should like the one above.
Cut 4 slits in each four sides of your paper. Don't cut the corners though. These don't need to be exact, just eyeball about the same length apart


Weave three  Popsicle Stick in each side and secure in place with Mod Podge.

Here is what you should have so far.

Cut out your corner piece leaving a flap on one side and cutting off the other flap.
(I left both flaps on for the first box and it didn't work as well).

Trim off the excess paper above the Popsicle sticks and glue each flap to the back side of the box to form your box shape. Mod Podge inside and out of your box.

Using a Glue gun glue and a glue gun glue Glass Gems to the corners on the bottom of the box.

Cut two 12 inch by 1 ½ inch strip of colored cardstock and fold in half both lengthwise and width wise.

Mod Podge these pieces around the top of the box. Mod podge the box inside and out.

Add Glass Gems, Dress It Up Embellishments, and Raffia painted with craft paint and tied in a bow around the box.


I cut a piece of cardboard from a empty cereal box and a matching piece of cardstock and Mod Podged it inside of the box for added stability.

Painted the frame with craft paint and stenciled on a design with craft paint. Added a Motivation Rub On Quote and glued on a Popsicle stick rose.

The finished set!
So what do you think? Did I rise to the challenge?
What would you have made with the supplies?
This was fun but most definitely a challenge!

You can get most of the supplies used in this tutorial at the Scribble Shop. And from now until April 30th you can receive 15% your entire purchase just use the code MEMAKEDO.

A Big Thanks to the Scribble Shop for Sponsoring this challenge! Make sure to stay up to date with the Scribble Shop on Facebook, Twitter and Google.

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with ScribbleShop.com and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Reader's take on the Milk Jug Washer Necklace

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So I got an email of from a reader who did a spin on my Milk Jug Washer Necklace. I love her take on it and wanted to share.

This Adorable Necklace was made by Shannon from Rock Paper Scissors Create. I love how she used t-shirt scraps to make it and the rose adds the cutest touch!

Thanks Shannon for sharing!

If anyone else makes anything from any of my tutorials I would really love to see it.



Friday, March 16, 2012

Milk Jug Washer Necklace

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Sorry I'm so late at getting this post up but life sort of got in the way!

Did you guess what these little gems were made of though???? Not that you don't know now from the title.

We had a few guesses and they were pretty close but not quite right. And I did make a Necklace out of them.
Dawn had suggested"In assorted sizes and colours these could make a great wall hanging ".
If any one has the patients to do that, that would look really neat! I don't know if I will every get around to doing it, but if anyone does I would really love to see it.


Milk Jug Washers (that's what I am calling them).

I have seen all these really cool washer necklaces lately that are wrapped in embroidery thread. I really love them all. Check out all these cool ones I found.
Wrapped Washer Necklace
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(This one is crocheted, I will be trying this next).

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Pretty ha? Well I didn't want to have the weight of the washers. Mostly though I'm cheap and didn't want to have to go buy a bunch when I could make some out of plastic and they would be lighter too! I used yarn and not embroidery thread as well because I had the colors I wanted in the yarn.

So let's get started making some...


Here is what you need to make the washers and the necklace

clean empty milk jug (of course you could use other plastic objects)
sharp pointy edge scissors
yarn
yarn needle
permanent marker
Round objects the size you want your washers to be the size of the middle.
(If you already have washers you could use them to trace,this would be the easiest.
Not pictured:
Jump rings.
Necklace chain

Cut your milk jug into flat pieces. Draw on you 'washer's with permanent marker using your circular objects.


To cut the middle out I cut across the inside circle several times then cut out the middle. This makes it easier to cut.


Start wrapping your yarn around your "washer".


If you run out of yarn use a yarn needle to weave the yarn between the yarn and the "washer" and pull tight to secure. Cut of the excess yarn. Do this when your washer is completely covered to finish it off as well.


Arrange your wrapped "washers" how you would like them for a necklace.


Using matching yarn, starting on one side of your arrangement start wrapping around two "washers" at a time to secure together. Weave in the ends of your yarn.


Continue to your next "washer" and do the same.


Keep doing this until your arrangement is all securely joined together.


Add Jump rings to both sides of your arrangement.


Add a chain and your done!

I made "Mini Me" one as well her's I just placed one on top of another added a charm on top and used matching yarn for the chain which holds all the layers together.

So what do you think? Does it pass as a "Washer Necklace"?

I love it! My "Mini Me" saw hers waiting on the table and was so excited!

These would make fun inexpensive gifts as well.

If you make one let me know, I would love to see it!

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