Friday, July 31, 2009

Mod Podge Mania and a surprise!

Are you ready? Well I hope so, because I have had quite the time putting MPM together this month! The project I had in mind was a bust. I hope to have it done for next month, but it's a little bit more project than I had time to do, and my Monkey has been sick, so trying to actually accomplish something with her clinging to me, and crying for me to hold her was a little difficult. Last night I finally had to throw in the towel on that project (for now).

Then I came up with another project, and it was quite simple, and relatively quick. But I have now spent the last 2 hours trying to load my pictures! For some reason my computer is having difficulty reading my new memory card. I'm not sure if it's the computer, or the card!

I decided to put one of my old frames to good use, you know the ones that haven't hung in your house for ages, but it's a good frame, so you don't want to just throw it out! I did a quick spray paint job on the frame - I love Rustoleum Espresso Brown!




Then I took some fabric that I picked up at Walmart - only $.87 for 1/3 yard!


I put my handy-dandy Cricut cutter to work on some dark brown cardstock...


And...VOILA!


What I did: I cut my letters and flowers, then arranged them how I wanted them to look. Then I mod podged the cardstock onto the back of the glass piece for the frame, making sure to place them backward, so they would read properly when viewed from the front side of the glass. After my letters and flowers were in place, I slathered on another layer of Mod Podge, placed my fabric piece over the letters, and spread more Mod Podge over the back. I let it dry then secured the glass into the frame with a little hot glue. I finished it off with a brown tulle "hanger".

So what do ya think? Do you want me to give it to you? I will...well at least to one of you!

Here's how to enter! First, you must leave a comment, specifying that you'd like to be entered into the giveaway - this will give you one entry. If you'd like another entry, just follow me! For one more chance to win, blog about my giveaway and link back to this post! Easy peasy!

Now it's your turn to show us what you've got! You may link up an old post, or create a new one, sharing a fabulous Mod Podge project with us. PLEASE link back here in your post so others can find the party! Last...if you want to share an idea from someone else, just make sure to give credit where credit is due...thanks!

Let the inspiration begin!




Clarification: You do NOT have to link up a project to be entered into the giveaway, and you do NOT have to enter the giveaway to link up your project! Just clarify in your comment if you are entering the giveaway...thanks!

41 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Xazmin, it is SO cute!! We have the same Cricut machine (I think--mine's the old, small one). I actually just used mine yesterday for the first time in AGES! I LOVE the tulle you used. :)

I have my "announcement" up this morning.

Also, hope it's okay, but I linked to you yesterday for my Thrifty Thursday post...they needed a link for REAL hair bows. ;) ;)

Tanielle said...

I love how this turned out!!! Pick me to win!!:-) It turned out adorable, and too fun that you are giving it away!

Mod Podge Amy said...

My favorite DAY EVER! I love that cute little frame you did. Talented Ms. Xazmin!!! :D

Kelli said...

On the glass!!!! I would have never thought of that. What a cute sign.

Jenny said...

I would so love a Cricut machine. Someday maybe :)

jennykate77 said...

I LOVE what you made...so adorable and totally crafty (just like you☺)! I would love love love to win. You're making me envy you and your Cricut machine! I so want one of those!

Sare said...

OH MY CUTE!!!! You are an absolute STAR!!! I wan in!! AND I FOLLOW YOU! (that always sounds to me like I'm admitting to being a stalker...I follow you...LOL!!)

Annie said...

Very cute!! I linked up and would love to be in the contest! I love the sign you made.


Dreaming of a cricut....sigh.

GRAMEE said...

oh my this will go so well with my new redo on my bedroom.. you know you did brown just for me!! you know it!
i am entering!

GRAMEE said...

i am your follower.. i will follow you anywhere.. where would you like me to follow you!

GRAMEE said...

hey girlfriend..i just blogged your giveaway!

Keith & Stephanie said...

I'm really excited about following your blog. I would LOVE to be entered into this giveaway!! I will be a married woman in less than 22 days. This would be perfect for our house :)
GREAT inexpensive project!!

Shawn said...

Once again I'm left feeling craft challenged!

Jessica said...

I love it and I want to be entered in the giveaway! :) Great job!

J.J. said...

You are so creative!!! I thought about you last night as I planned out a mod podge project! It is too big for this month. But perhaps I will have it ready for next month!

Michele said...

OMG, it's awesome and I would love to be entered into your giveaway!

Have a wonderful weekend...hugz,
Michele

Craftify It! said...

VERY CUTE IDEA! Would love to win that for my home!

This is my 1st time stopping by, but will definitely be back! I just started a blog to track my projects and just put up a mod podge clock idea! http://craftifyit.blogspot.com/

Jenny-Jenny said...

Wow! Nice job!

Joy For Your Journey said...

Oh, so cute!! I got a cricut for Christmas and it is still sitting in the box waiting for its unveiling. I think you have inspired me now though!!

Vivienne said...

LOVE IT!!!!! You are so clever!

I don't have a project this time, but will have one for next month's MPM.
:)

Katie said...

very cute, I'd love to win it and hang it in my house!

MiMi said...

I'm TRYING to get mine done! Oh man, you read my mind though, I was thinking, I WANT THAT!!! I wanna win i wanna win i wanna win....I do that to Tanielle too, one of you HAS to let me win then right?
Macey

COUNTRY MOM said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog, and always enjoy finding new blogs. I would love to be entered in the giveaway. Hope you have a great weekend. Blessings,

shortmama said...

ooohhh ooohhh pick me pick me!!! I love how it turned out, I have got to get me a cricut!

shortmama said...

And I follow of course!

Dawn said...

That's beautiful! You go girl!!!

A fellow Cricut girl!

Lynn said...

Now WHY didn't I know about this challenge?I am the Mod Podge queen!
Following you now.

Lynn said...

Oh!
Forgot...
Very clever use of color AND M. P.

Emmy said...

So beautiful!! I want to win!

Emmy said...

I now follow your blog, so cute!

Ronda said...

I love your blog! Great ideas and inspiration :) Thanks!

Mammatalk said...

Now, that's cute!

Kado! said...

I love it...very cute!

san said...

I posted about a birthday gift made with modpodge on my blog and one of my subscribers said I ought to post a link to my project, since it was kind of unique. go to http://the4rsRamblings.blogspot.com to see my July Birthday Extravaganza, and I will also link on my next post to your site. I made my 79 year old dad a pill case with each of his grandchildren, and great grandchildren's pic on it, and of course his favorite, shitzu dog Sammy. Stop by to see another great project!

Myztic@FunWithMama said...

great job on your website.. thanks for the inspiration..

Melissa said...

I love it and of course I want to win it.

Sorry I am so late. I have been sick again.

Me and My Family said...

You are so creative. I love seeing all your fabulous things that you come up with. I would love to win one of your creations!

Me and My Family said...

I also follow your blog. How could I resist?!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

This is so cute. I love your creativity. I want a Cricut....I scrapbook..and want to make cards....just for my friends and family....so I NEED one!

Emily said...

Here's my mod-podge project: I made this awesome frame collage from wedding cards (would also work well with school papers, birthday cards, baby shower cards or other sentimental papers): http://candycalamity.blogspot.com/2009/07/trashion-card-collage-frame-tutorial.html

jenjen said...

Hi Xazmin --

Sorry I am so late, but I finally got my project done. Had a little meltdown that slowed me down.

Thanks for letting me link up so late!

XOXO
Jen