Thursday, April 15, 2010

Every Crafty Endeavor has stopped by to say Hello!

Hey Make it Sparkly Fans!! I am excited to be here today and have a fun project for you! My name is Amanda and I am the creative mind behind “Every Crafty Endeavor.” I am married to a dashingly handsome, hard-working man named Spencer and we have a little boy named Quinn! I work part time as a writer on a marketing team for an Engineering Company and craft in my “spare time.” I have been a “mommy blogger” for a couple years – and started Every Crafty Endeavor to showcase some crafty ideas that I have done. I love to craft and cook and I have lots of fun ideas and tutorials that I love to share. I am constantly thinking about things to cook, make or sew, accessories that pop, ways to decorate my home and things to photograph.

When you stop by and visit me you will find projects and recipes like:

Today I would like to do a tutorial about how I made Glazed Wall Art for my bathroom.

But really - you can use it in any room!

I needed something so fun for the walls and I wanted a lot of color

to make the room pop a little.

First: Gather your supplies!

You will need:

  • 12x12 scrapbook Paper

  • 12x12 Plywood

  • "Pour-On" Glaze

  • Spray Adhesive

  • Glue Gun

  • Ribbon

  • Plastic Cups

Second: Spray the back of your paper with the adhesive

and glue them to the plywood.

(hint:) I had my hubby cut up a sheet of plywood in advance.

We found it in the lumber section at Home Depot and

one small sheet made 8 12x12 pieces.

I am making some without the glaze for my spare bedroom.

Third: Cover your table and set the wood up on plastic cups.

Make sure your cups are all they way underneath the wood,

so if you do happen to drip a little, it doesn't stick to the cups.

Fourth: Mix and Mix and Mix your Pour-On.

This is the same stuff you use for the Glazed Washer Necklaces.

Fifth: Pour it onto your paper and spread it evenly around.

I used the back of a plastic spoon, but you can use a Popsicle stick too.

(Hint:) The glaze will turn your paper a little bit see-through -Sixth: Let them dry for a day or two.

it's not big deal unless the back has really funky designs on it.

Most scrapbook paper has a plain color or white back which work better

than those with dots or other things.

Three of my papers had little designs on the back - Two looked really awesome!

One - went in the garbage.

Seventh: Flip your art work over and measure 6 inches to find the middle.

Eighth: Hot glue your ribbon on the back.

Ninth: Hang them up and enjoy!!

When you have a minute, please stop by and say hello and see what other crafts I have been working on. I am always looking for new ladies to blog swap with and fun crafty ideas for my Friday Favorites.
Thanks Kelly!! It has been fun!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hello friends!

Hello sweet people!

Have you ever had so much crap pile up on you that you feel like you are just stuck? That has been me for the last couple of weeks! I have felt so overwhelmed with...

homeschooling...and the end of the year rush

a conference for was awesome, fantastic, refreshing, inspiring, and tiring!

teenager troubles.....pretty serious one, plus the normal headaches

an 8 year old......who has decided he has learned all he is going to this year, and would much rather play outside

my new diet and exercise!.......whoo hoo........ 6 pounds down, a whole bunch to go!

financial nastiness......blech!

I have not crafted a single thing! It is such a bummer, so I logged on tonight to see what has been up thinking most of you all had probably deserted me and I was so shocked to find out that NO, ya all are still here, plus 2 new followers! Yeah!

And since I am overwhelmed maybe some of you have been too, so I am leaving the stamp set give-away open until Saturday night! Click here to enter!

Thank you all for sticking with me!