Archives for May 2012

We Have a Winner

Mod Podge Rocks

Cher!!  The winner has been notified and has 48 hours to respond with her mailing address.  Thanks to everyone who entered, and to Plaid Crafts and Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks!

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Thrifty Thursday Week 77

Welcome to Thrifty Thursday!!!

If you are new, we are thrilled to have you.  Take a look around at the awesome projects, and share your own.  If you are back, thank you for visiting again.  You are what makes this an inspiring DIY/craft project round-up!


How it Works: No giveaways, shop or links to your main blog, please. That way we know when we come to Thrifty Thursday, we will only encounter DIY projects and not end up sifting through a bunch of other links. Entries not related, or to main blog pages/shops/giveaways will be deleted.
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*A few projects from the previous week’s linky will be spotlighted, so let them know they ROCK!
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*Please visit the at least the 2 blogs above you and shower them with comment love.
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*Have fun and be inspired!
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Paper Butterfly Wreath My friend Carolyn at Homework came up with this great security envelope butterfly wreath to bust her abundant paper supply.  My favorite thing about it, besides that it is beautiful, is that she used a pool noodle for the wreath form.  Genius.  Styrofoam forms are expensive.  No more!

Glitter Mason Jar DIY

Check out this lovely DIY glitter mason jar tutorial at 2Crafty4MySkirt.

Get Paid to Shop Online With MyPoints

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of MyPoints for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

MyPoints Rewards

If you are like me, you whip out that drug/grocery store rewards card everytime you check out, eager for the gas or shopping points gained with each transaction.  If only I could get those rewards for all of the shopping I do online!  That is where MyPoints comes in.  I just signed up for this and am excited to share with you the Great Offers and Deals at MyPoints.

Registration was simple and quick.  I used Facebook to sign up and just entered my zip code to finish.  Now what?  I started with the coupons section, and was impressed.  Not only do you get a huge variety of coupons to choose from, for things you buy anway, but you get 10 points credited to your MyPoints account for every coupon you print and redeem!  Earn 25 Bonus Points when you print and redeem 10 or more coupons.  I will definitely be racking up points via couponinig. 

This is just one of many ways you earn points, which you can redeem for gift cards, PayPal credit, Facebook credit, travel miles and more.  Other ways to earn include completing email offers, taking market research surveys, shopping online at the MyPoints website, playing MyPoints branded online games and other online activities.

Shopping at places I already shop gets me points!  Purchasing from Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic earns 8 MyPoints per dollar spent.  Um, for me that will add up fast!  Walmart, Target, Nordstrom, Kohl's are just a few of the other participating retailers.  Not only do you get points for shopping there, you get great coupons and discounts, such as 30% off of furniture at Target!

Target Coupons via MyPoints

You can also use the power of social media networks to earn more Points by getting your friends to join MyPoints. When they become MyPoints members you receive 750 points and 10% of all the eligible Points your friends earn is credited to you as Bonus Points.

Take advantage of current special offers going on at MyPoints, such as earning double points for purchases made in the first 30 days of membership, earning points for purchasing gift cards from your favorite retailers and more!

Save Money at MyPoints and check out their Awesome Daily Deals.  If you shop online like I do, and clip coupons, MyPoints is for you!  You will get points for doing what you already do, that you can redeem as gift cards to your favorite retailers, cash deposits to your PayPal account, travel miles for you dream vacation and more! 

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DIY: Paper Rose Decorative Spheres

Paper Rose Spheres

Today’s project is simple, but time consuming and worth every minute!  I was inspired by my friend Suzy’s gorgeous quilled flower topiaries to create some paper flower spheres of my own.   If you missed the inspiration over at the Sitcom, be sure and visit the link for how Suzy created these:

Quilled Paper Flower Topiaries

I was initially going the topiary route, but decided I like them as decorative spheres.  For the roses, I used Kraft Core cardstock (thank you Amy from Plucking Daisies for turning me onto my now favorite paper) in shades of orange and book pages.  I cut the rose shapes with my Sizzix 3D flowers rose die, rolled them into the flower shape and adhered them to the spheres with straight pins.  For the orange sphere, I just used plain straight pins and for the book page rose sphere I used pins with pearls on top.

Here is a great video demonstrating the Sizzix 3D rose die:

Paper Rose Spheres Topiary

I love how they turned out!!  It took me about a week of rolling roses and pinning to complete these two.

Paper flower topiary DIY

Want that subway art printable and DIY canvas print tutorial?

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are inspired!!

Staree: A Newly Launched Monetization Opportunity From Izea

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of IZEA for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am excited to share with you a cool new photo/video sharing service called Staree, from the folks at Izea.  It provides a way for publishers to earn some extra cash with their photos and videos.  If you take a lot of photos for your blog, this is a great monetization tool for that content.

Here is how it works:

Go to to apply to be part of the program. It is a cinch.  I applied by connecting my Facebook account and filling in a few pieces of information.  Connecting via twitter is also an option. 

Once you are accepted, you will use Staree as your photo and video app to share your photo to Twitter and/or Facebook and earn money!   Earnings are based on the amount of traffic generated by you content and you can track them at 

Here is the user interface:


Take great photos, and you may receive offers from advertisers to use their products in your shots!

To find out more, including which celebrities have jumped on board, read this Staree press release and see if Staree is a good fit for you!


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50+ Washi Tape Projects to Make

Washi Tape CraftsThis week’s 50+ is all about washi tape.  You  all are doing some amazing things with it.  Below you will find some great decor inspiration, and even how to make your own printed paper tape!  Enjoy.

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Subway Art

Beautiful Subway Art

This print is now hanging in my stepdaughter’s bedroom and she loves it!  I made it in Photoshop and you can download the full res 11×14 at Printable Decor; Be Beautiful Subway Art Printable.  I had mine printed on regular paper at Staples for less than $1, and put it in a frame I had on hand.

Be Beautiful Printable

Magazine Page Rose Bracelet

Magazine Page Rose Bracelet

Last week I showed you a ring I made from magazine pages cut with Sizzix 3D rose die.  For this project, I took the same roses I used in the magazine page rose ring tutorial, and adhered them to a bracelet blank.  Easy. cheap, green and cute!

Recycled Paper crafts

Magazine Page Crafts

50+ Decoupage Projects to Make

[pinit]Decoupage Project Ideas


It is a decoupage kind of week around here, with the awesome Mod Podge Giveaway going on, and some upcoming projects in the works with Mod Podge by Plaid and Wal-Mart.  Keep an eye out!  I have been scouring creative land for inspiration and in the process, compiled this list of some of my favorite decoupage projects.  Break out the Mod Podge and decoupage those surfaces!

Mod Podge Rocks Book and Product Giveaway

Mod Podge Rocks Giveaway

THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED!!  I told you this was coming, and here it is.  Amy Anderson, of Mod Podge Rocks the blog, has channeled her creative gifts into Mod Podge Rocks, the book!!!


Be very excited, because this book is packed full of 40 decoupage projects with great instructions and how to photos that will inspire you to put your Plaid Mod Podge supplies to use.  What’s that?  You have no Mod Podge supplies?  Win an amazing Mod Podge prize pack, including Amy’s amazing book and the following:

  • Mod Podge Starter Pack
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • Mod Podge Tee Shirt
  • Mod Podge Original
  • 3 NEW Mod Podge Podgeable Paper Books
  • NEW Mod Podge Podgeable ShapesModPodgeRocks

 To Enter:

Leave a separate comment after this post for each of the following (Each counts as 1 entry):

Follow SBLC on Facebook

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Tweet the giveaway and share the link to your tweet in your comment (this can be done daily for an extra entry per day through Wednesday).

Share the giveaway on your FB page and share the link in your comment below

Deadline for entry is 5/30/12 at midnight EST.  Winner Will be announced 5/31/12.  GOOD LUCK!

Disclosure:  I received Mod Podge Rocks the book and the products to giveaway.  All opinions are mine!