My Hubby made it back (I say with huge smile on my face), which means that my giveaway is coming to an end. June 24th is the last day to enter. Winner will be drawn and announced on Monday. Don't miss your chance to win some goodies! Click the image below to enter!
I am getting ready to work on a scrapbook layout for my daughter's softball photos. She loves softball and gets better at every game. We are having pics taken very soon and I wanted to get a head start on the layout for them. Thought I would share the bat and ball file I created for it. I hope to finish the mit and helmet files soon. When I'm all done I will share those as well.
To download this free svg file click the following link: BALLBAT
Now, before you go, check out my "Hubby is Away" Giveaway by click the image below!
I created these social media buttons for my new blog design, and wanted to share them with all of you today. Simply right click on the image you want and click "Save Picture As" to save anywhere on your hard drive. Images are 100 x 100px in PNG format. ENJOY!!
A LITTLE REMINDER:
Get in on my "Hubby's Away Giveaway" by clicking the image below.
I have been MIA from the blogiverse lately. I have been spending as much time as possible with my wonderful hubby. He recently had to go to California for some training before he is deployed to Afghanistan. He will only be gone for about six weeks for the training but it will seem like forever. I was sitting around, thinking WAY to much, and I said to myself, "Self, what could I do to have some blogging fun, and keep my mind off the very near deployment?" And Self answered back, "GIVEAWAY!" No, I really didn't talk to myself, but give me a couple more days alone with these kids and I just might start.
Anyhoo, on to my giveaway. This giveaway will end June 24th and the winner will be announced on June 25th. The items included in the giveaway are listed below.
Martha Stewart PUNCH AROUND THE PAGE (DOILY GARDEN TRIM)
Tim Holtz SANDING GRIP AND REFILL
Tim Holtz GRUNGE BLOCKS
To be eligible for this giveaway, please do the following:
* You MUST be a follower of the Short 'N Scrappy Blog. Leave a comment on this post to let me know you are a follower, along with an email address so I can contact you if you win.
For a BONUS entries:
* Post about this giveaway anywhere you choose (Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest etc....) and link back to this post. Leave a comment for each post here , along with a link to your post/page. Make sure you add your email address in your comment for these entries as well.
Here's a Giveaway Photo for you to share to make it even easier for you.
Today I want to share my latest project with you. I decided to create some wall art. This was a fun project that you all should try it. I purchased two 20" x 24" canvas boards from a local yard sale for $10.00. I needed to create something to coordinate with my daughter's "shabby chic" bedroom decor. These boards were the perfect size to hang on the large, bare wall above her bed. First I found a fabulous background design from Far Far Hill. They have so many wonderful freebies! I printed my background paper out on 8.5" x 11" copy paper. I then applied an even coat of Mod Podge to back of the paper with a foam brush. Place the paper on the canvas boards while smoothing out any bubbles. A few wrinkles are fine but try to get those pesky bubbles out.
Here is what they looked like after I got the paper on. Make sure you let the glue on the bottom dry well before applying a coat of glue on top. The topcoat of glue was still wet in this photo. You can see the "overlaps" pretty good while the glue is wet but when it dries they will fade drastically.
I wanted to paint branches on these boards so I purchased some acrylic paint from the local craft store. I picked out a medium brown for the main branch color and then a color that was just a couple of shades lighter as the "highlight" color. I am in no way a painter, so I know if I can do this, you could too! I put the boards next to each other and started painting. I then added the flowers and birds with the Mod Podge in the same way I did the background.
Aren't these birds adorable!! I downloaded these free svg files from MTCSCAL E-FILES. I then scanned a section of my daughters bedding and used the image to print out some patterned scrapbook paper. I just used plain white scrapbook paper and cut it down to a printable size. I used my LYNX to cut the birds and flowers. I chalked the edges of my cuts, busted out the Mod Podge again and VIOLA! These coordinate with her bedroom perfectly and take up lots of bare wall space.
I am so glad you came by to see what I've been up to lately. I hope to be doing some paper projects soon. I know that I haven't been doing many paper projects lately, but that is only because I am trying to get my house somewhat decorated and organized. We moved into this house in August and I am just now getting around to decorating. I have lots of project to do around my house, but I will keep you all posted on what I am up to. I am sure I will be ready for another giveaway when it comes time to clean and organize my craft supplies....wink, wink.