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October 10, 2011

Hybrid Projects, Sneak Peek & Giveaway

I'm here today to give you a sneak peek, like normal, but I'm also going to show you some hybrid projects I worked on over the weekend.

First the hybrid projects & then the sneak peek & giveaway. I've been seeing all these really cute decorated pumpkins on pinterest & so I thought that this year I would actually try to do something more creative with my pumpkins rather then just setting them on the steps by my doorway. I thought it would be cool to take some of my digi-supplies, print some stuff out & mod podge them to my pumpkins.

This is what you see when you walk in my front door. I used the alpha from All Hallows Eve from Chelle's Creations. It was the perfect alpha for what I wanted to do.
I just printed out the letters W-E-L-C-O-M-E, cut them out & used mod podge to paste them on the pumpkin. I think if I had to do it over again I might shrink the alpha a little bit so you can see the whole word, WELCOME, when you walk in the door. Oh well...there's always next year.


Then I also decorated some smaller pumpkins. I used a retired kit from Tracie Stroud for the little decorations on those pumpkins...but seriously you could mod podge anything from your digi-supplies onto pumpkins, just make sure it's not too tiny to cut out. Forgive me for my poor dying plant there in the picture but I have to have something green in my house even if I can't keep it alive. I try, really I do.

 
Now onto my next project.  We have a plain, white bench down in our basement that our girls sit at when they are doing their schoolwork (or playing) on the computer. It's a long bench so they can all three sit on it.  Anyway, this white bench has been staring at me for several months, saying, "Do something, I'm soooo boring & plain."  So, again, I saw some ideas on pinterest (can you tell that I love pinterest) showing how people have used Mod Podge & scrapbook paper to fix up old bookcases & such. I thought that would be perfect for this bench. So I went searching for the perfect paper. I finally found some over at Scrap Matters, it's from the paper pack called Dandelion Dream by dream BIG designs. I printed out about 5 sheets on normal paper & then just mod podged them to the top of the bench. Seriously, it was soooo easy. The Mod Podge did discolor the paper a bit. I don't know if it was the cheapo paper or just that I used paper I printed myself. I don't know if it would be different if you went & bought traditional paper. Either way, it still looked nice. At least I think it does.  


I had to make them get off the bench so I could take a picture.


Finally time for the sneak peek. I have something hybrid for you this week. What a coincidence? Now, don't worry, if you don't really do hybrid I'll have some new 12x12 templates for you next week & they are awesome. One of my faves yet. Back to this week though. These new hybrid templates are going to be awesome....especially great for the holidays. That's all I'm going to say.

If you want a chance to win them, just leave me a comment here letting me know if you've done a DIY project lately & what it was. I LOVE hearing about other peoples projects. I think that's why I like pinterest so much. You have until 11pm EST on Wednesday 10/12/11 & I'll announce the winner here in the comments & then on my facebook page on Wednesday night.







14 comments:

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Gosh I really haven't done any DIY projects lately!!! But I do love those pumpkins !! I also do make some small hybrid projects and I love those. I'm not that grand at things so I guess it scares me to do anything bigger.

Linda said...

My most recent was a birthday card with fold outs--don't know if that counts or not!

Leslie said...

My DIY projects tend to be birthday cards. I love taking a picture of the child whose birthday party my children are attending and putting their shining little face right on the card. The kids love it! If it's a themed party, I try to put them in the theme. I love digital scrapping because it gives me such power! :D

cush464 said...

My most recent DIY project was a wedding shower towel cake (kitchen theme) and matching recipe box. Thanks for the chance to win your new surprise.

lmjrocko said...

Thanks for the chance!

sts2000 said...

I repainted my bathroom with bolder colors than I'm used to - but they are growing on me.

Thanks for the opportunity.

teresaj said...

I love incorporating my Cricut with scrapbooking and have been making wooden blocks painted and covered in scrapbook paper with vinyl lettering. This is so much fun.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [10 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Jennifer Prescott said...

It's been a busy summer. I haven't really done any DIY projects this summer for myself. I have plans to make a fall wreath though. Thanks for the chance to win!

Scrappin Gramma said...

we make time for DIY/hybrid projects, our 2 yr old grand daughter loves gluing the hybrid stuff and giving mommy/daddy prizes

mischalaneous (at S.O.) said...

Oooo! Just LOVE the bench! And the WELCOME pumpkin. You're amazing...

So the sn-peeaky looks like there might be some envies involved- WOOOT!

THANKS for the chance to win!

Jenn (jk703) said...

Those look awesome Liz!!!!

Sarah said...

I'm learning to love my sewing machine, and I recently made a baby blanket for a friend. I have a long list of other DIY projects I'd *like* to do, but I never seem to get to any of them. :(

Love that bench you podged. So cute! Thanks, as always, for your great giveaways!

Scrapping With Liz said...

Thank you all so much for commenting. You guys have given me some ideas. Lik Leslie said, digi-scrapping gives us power to do so many more personalized hybrid type projects. Isn't it great?

Onto tonight's winner. Drum roll please......

sts2000 you are tonights winner. So please send me a message so I can get you a coupon code for my new envelope templates.

Thanks everyone for playing along. There will be another chance to win next week.

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