Friday, July 30, 2010

Something Exciting is Coming....Get your Pjs on!

 Google Image from here.

It's a given, I LOVE me some shopping. But my most favorite shopping ever is done right here from my laptop. I love sitting in my Pjs with my coffee, surfing the net for that next great find while the kiddos snooze it up. It's my me time and I love it. Last year I did 90% of my Holiday shopping right here in this very seat I sit in and it was Awesome. ( just look at how happy the above lady is )

What do I shop for? Everything from home decor to vintage goodies, and things for the kiddos, a variety of things and guess what? Now I get to share my love of shopping with you, Coming August 10th you can shop with me in my own little virtual shop right here on the big wide net thanks to Open Sky. That's right my lovelies, I'm going to share my favorite shops and finds with you and you'll be able to get them all in my little shop. I'm so excited!! My shop will be a lot of items for around the home, all my favorites with a mix of others as well. Products I love and want to share with you.

With Open Sky you have the ability to buy a product that someone you know ( we go way back, right? ) and trust has recommended to you!!! Open Sky was recently featured on Good Morning America, you can check the video out here. So come back August 10th with your Pjs on, your favorite drink ( iced coffee yummm ), and you can shop with me!

Around here I am the Go to Gal for everyone, if they are looking for it they come to me. No seriously. When I shop for something I search and I google and I search some more until I have found the best deal, the best shop, and exactly what I am looking for. I love it and now I get to put all my hard work to good use and share it with you.

If you haven't heard of Open Sky you must head on over there here and check it out, you can learn more about opening your own shop and even becoming a supplier. That's right you can even apply to become a supplier or a seller for Open Sky to!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fun with Glue Dots!

I signed up through a Twittermoms contest here to receive a package of Glue Dots products to play with. I have yet to do any actual scrapbook layouts or scrapbooking for that matter so I wanted to come up with something else using their products. I also wanted to include the little guy as he loves crafting right along side of Mom! You can head over here and learn more about this contest which sadly I am last minute and it's ending in about 15 minutes but you can still sign up for Twittermoms as their are always great contests going on like this one. Also I recommend heading over here to the Glue Dots facebook page to learn some great ways to use Glue Dots as well as stay up to date with their products.

 Glue Dots are fabulous for many reasons, they are so many uses for them!! Glue Dots bond instantly to a wide variety of surfaces including: Paper/photos, Metal, Wood, Plastic, Textiles/Fibers, Plastic, Foam, and more! These are Great for the kids to craft with and best of all they are Non toxic and Acid free!

Alright, let's get Crafty!!!

So Cameron ( my son ) and I decided to make some pinwheels, they were a bit girly for him but he also worked on his own little project which I will show you as well.

First you take a square piece of scrapbook paper, cut it diagonally starting at each corner going to the middle leaving about an inch or two uncut.

Then put apply a glue dot to the center of your paper and fold on corner in, continue to do this until your pinwheel is complete. Applying a Glue Dot each layer.

I used buttons that had wire prongs on the back, stuck it through the middle of my pinwheel, then applied another dot to the back of the stick and wrapped the wire around it.

Then I took an old cardboard container I had, wrapped it in paper, and added some ric rak at the top, filled in with floral foam and stuck my pinwheels in it.

 These are great to make for birthday party centerpieces, holidays, and they are super quick and simple to make. Pinwheels are on of the very first crafts I made on this blog. :)

That's it!!! Super easy and I think they are cute!! These are really fun to make with the kidlets, he had a blast helping!! Thanks Glue Dots for providing such great products!!

Oops, almost forgot my son made this out of a pampers tub, it's a mailbox for me to leave him notes everyday :) He used glue dots and papers, and rub ons for it.

I started out with this originally, I used beadboard wallpaper to mat the picture using Glue Dots of course, then I trimmed it in black ric rak, added some buttons. Cute concept but mine didn't turn out how I wanted, Booo, so I will definitely try this again soon.

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