Saturday, June 4, 2011

'All Jacked Up in June" Blog Hop


Thank you all for joining us today. I am very excited to be hosting my very first blog hop. This hop is a lot like me...short and sweet (I guess that depends on who you talk too..he he)! Grab a cocktail or coffee, depending on your timezone, and enjoy the fabulous projects created by some super creative's 5 o'clock somewhere, after all!!
The theme for this hop was inspired by the term 'All Jacked Up'. So I decided to highlight projects that included altered "jacked up" items, use of "jacked up" scrap items, and of course, the fabulous cocktail themed projects.

I decided to do an altered 'Jacked Up' item for my first project. I was totally inspired by a free paint sample I received and a $6.00 DCWV stack (Mango Frost) that I got on sale at TJ Maxx. I just loved the colors in the paper stack and when I received my paint sample, I immediately started working on this project. Here is the paint sample:

New Grass Green. I loved it the second I opened it.

This is a picture of my very "Jacked Up" frame. I got it from my MIL. I had some old farmhouse print or something to that effect but I pitched it a long time ago. I have just been waiting to find a project for this frame. As you can see the mirror has had some sort of acid removal in the center and was barely hanging on there.

I was worried that the paint would cover the "embossing" on the wooden frame but it came out really well. Still loving the green!!

And ... drumroll please....This is my finished project. I finally created a frame piece with the name of my blog for my craftroom....uhumm....I mean craft area. I'm still waiting for that genie to grant my third and final wish for the craft room.

 I LOVED doing this project and I am so happy to share it with you today.

Now on to some blog candy. I am giving away a complete set of Cri-Kits gels pens with a holder to one lucky hopper.

To be eligible for this candy, you must do the following:
  • Become a follower of my blog
  • Like me on Facebook

  • And leave a comment on my post as well as on ALL the other blogs included in this hop. Please don't forget to leave a way to contact you in case you win!
The hop will end June 5th at midnight EST. I will announce the winner of the hop on Monday, June 6th. Good Luck to you all.

Your next stop is the amazing Janice at Enjoy the hop!!

Here is the complete lineup, just in case you get "jacked up" and lose your way:

  1. Patti  ~ - YOU ARE HERE
  2. Janice ~
  3. Michelle ~
  4. Karel ~
  5. Jamie ~
  6. Lynda ~
  7. Katie O. ~
  8. Katie W. ~
  9. Bridgette ~
  10. Jessica ~
  11. Rebecca ~
  12. Yvette ~
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katieo said...

Pattie I love how your green mirror turned out. Can't wait to see everyones projects

Jessica Bashaw said...

Beautiful project Patti! I love it! Can you make me one? hehe

Unknown said...

I love the way you fixed up the frame.
It took me a while to dedicate a room just for scrapping but I am so glad I did. Now instead of hauling tons of stuff into the living room, i just turn on the tv and scrap to my hearts content.
Good luck on getting one

1SquirrelyGirl said...

That turned out really well! I am not so brave with paint.

Cre8tiveVet said...

your project turned out beautiful! Thanks for letting me be a part of this blog hop. It was such a fun project to make. -Yvette

Janie said...

I love seeing things put to good use. Way to go. Very creative. And I love to green too.


Lisa said...

This turned out so beautifully! I love that grass green color! Awesome!

Naomi L said...

That green is amazing. I can't wait to see the rest of the fabulous projects. contact info:

Unknown said...

What a neat idea to update an old mirror. Love it.

Misty said...

Awesome project! That is a very pretty green! And don't feel bad, most of my crafting is done on my small kitchen table with supplies Everywhere!
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Christina said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing.
shewhodreamz at gmail do com

Crafting Misfit said...

You did a great job! Thanks for hosting this project too! I had fun creating for it!

You should enter your project over at Getting Cricky, we are doing a banner challenge this week ;)

Getting Cricky DTM

Pammejo said...

Love, love your frame, I love altered work and you did a fabulous job. I am a follower and "like" you a lot! :)

Pat P said...

I Love the green you used. Great project...maybe I will get brave. Pat P,

tiffany said...

oh my goodness, I LOVE your mirror!! I'm going to go searching at yard sales for one that I can jack up too!

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Unknown said...

What a great project! I love that green, as well! I know this is going to be a wonderful hop--thanks so much, Patti! karelj

Kristin Courtney said...

Thnaks for the chance! Your mirror project turned out very pretty! I love the banner across the front.
girlfree2fly at

Cathie w said...

wow thats was awesome...thansk for shareing..'aint jacked anymore"...


ShersL84bed said...

Very cute and clever. I love garage saling, so this is the perfect kind of thing to look for. my son loves this green too, his whole room is that color.

Smiles Sher

ShersL84bed said...

Great project, nice way to alter an older item to make it look new and loved.

Smiles Sher

Kathryn said...


The Mirror is so great. I need to do something like that. I just need to find a Heart Shaped Wood Mirror frame. TFS


Michelle said...

Patti this is fantastic... I love what you did with the frame... I have two very old windows from a farmhouse that I would love to do something with.

I am sooooo hoping that I am the lucky one who wins those pens... I've been dying to try them out. I've seen they before and they look really neat.


Michelle said...

ooops I almost forgot to let you know that I am already a fan of yours... even thought you should know that.

I've liked you on facebook but, I'm going to go and give you a shout out over there anyways... Can't wait to see what everyones else has done.

mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot .com

Michelle said...

I just finished the hop I ran into one problem for some reason I couldn't leave a comment on the one blog and I think it's because blogger was making me signin using my name and blog address and it was still coming up anonoymous... I don't know ... It was driving me crazy.
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

Lynda said...


I love how this frame turned out! You did an awesome job! You have been an awesome host and I'm so glad to be so lucky to have been a part of your first blog hop!!! I'm off to see everyone's projects! Thanks again!

rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

Laurie said...

Great altered frame and that color green is so cute! Your newest follower here and I would love it if you stopped by my blog sometime.

thekolbes said...

WOW this is totally awesome. Love it and I also like that green. I am already a follower and like you on facebook
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

joydee1963 said...

Love your project,love that green!I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Janice said...

I will blink and wish us both a craftroom!!!! Maybe in your new place.

Love the sign...


Unknown said...

I am following you via Networked Blogs & I tried to follow you via google friend connect but it wouldn't allow me...there was some error. I am also following you on facebook. (Michelle Hull)

i can be reached at

SugarGem said...

The frame turned out great

Lisa R. said...

Cool mirror project! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! This turned out so it! already a follower here and on Facebook!

Kate said...

Cool Project. Thank you for joining us at SP and Company limealicious Challenge Blog Hop. Good Luck


Misty Olsen said...

Hey Patti,

I am just now getting around to our blog hop :o) Blogger has finally started working :o)

Anywho your project is amazing~~~I just love the re~vamped frames!!

Anonymous said...

How cute is your frame... love it..

thanks for playing with us SP and company limealicious challenge blog hop..


Jennifer Rzasa said...

This is such a cool project...I've never seen anything like it before! I'm so happy you could play along with our SP and Co blog hop challenge!

Stephanie said...

Love this frame! So creative! Thanks so much for joining our SP & Company Blog Hop!

Tenny Kusuma said...

Love this project :D Turned out so beautiful. TFS and playing along with SPandCompany Blog Hop Challenge.

Emily said...

Love your project! Thank you for joining our hop. :)

{Chrissie} said...

What a creative idea! The frame s fantastic!