Creative Blogs That Have My Heart

There are so many amazing, inspiring craft blogs to visit.  I am sure I have only come across a small percentage of what is out there, and still I don't get to frequent the ones I love as much as I would if there were three of me.  Today I am taking the time to share with you a few of my favorites.

Mod Podge Rocks

Mod Podge Rocks Blog

This is one of the very first blogs I came across when I first got crafty.  I am as amazed with it now as I was back then.  Amy Anderson keeps the inspiration coming with great tutorials and features, as well as everything you could ever want to know about Mod Podge.  You could revamp everything you own with the decoupage projects she shares.  Not only that, but she couldn't be any sweeter, more helpful or more adorable, and may just have the cutest pug on the block.

Mod Podge Rocks!: Decoupage Your World

Amy came out with a fantastic book, detailing over 40 projects for you to try.  Maybe you remember me going on about it here.  These projects are doable for the novice to the master crafter, and are sure to impress your friends!

30 Minute Crafts

Sometimes I will spend days on a project, weeks even.  Other times, I really want some instant gratification with a quick finished project.  That is when I head to 30 Minute Crafts.

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Carolina shares projects that take 30, 15, even 10 minutes to create.  In her words; "Though I love intricate, detailed crafts – I don’t always have the time. 30 Minute Crafts give me the satisfaction of creating something, without the huge time commitment."

You don't want to miss this site!  Find the perfect project for your next group craft night or last minute handmade gift.

The V Spot

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I am a sucker for a great repurpose.  Vivienne is a genius in this area.  I will never forget when she made a fire pit from a washer drum.

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Vivienne shares great projects, has a thing for pumpkins, and will have you laughing and crying.  She is a gorgeous lady, one of my favorite people I've never met!

Go be inspired!  There are tons more favorites I will be sharing with you in the future.  I would love to hear about where you go for inspiration too.

50+ DIY Lights, Lanterns & Luminaries

50+ DIY Luminaries

This week's 50+ brings you inspiration for DIY illumination of all kinds.  From lanterns, to string lights to interesting lamps, decorative lighting is such a powerful way to create ambiance for whatever the occasion.  I hope you enjoy these ideas, and are moved to light up your world.

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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!!! ModPodgeRocks 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

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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!

Thrifty Thursday Week 76



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!

LINKY STUFF:

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. Other stuff: *Please add a text link or my button to your post! *A few projects from the previous week’s linky will be spotlighted, so let them know they ROCK! *By submitting your project to Thrifty Thursday, you are giving SBLC/Decor 2 Adore{able} the right to feature the project with a photo, brief description and link back to you for full scoop. *Please visit the at least the 2 blogs above you and shower them with comment love. *Leave me a comment and let me know you were here. I love hearing from you. *Have fun and be inspired! *My friend Nikki knows how to throw a great party too. Be there… thrifty decorating 019 button 3 Thrifty Thursday Week 75

Features:

Shelf Repurposed to tv console

Katie at Creatively Living was in repurposed an $8 Goodwill shelf into this handy dandy t.v. console.  Lovely, functional and cheap... score.

Dip dyed fabric garlandAt Uncommon Designs Online, learn how to create this dip dyed fabric garland with Tulip's easy tie dye line.  Burlap and ombre in the same project = love.

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Thrifty Thursday Week 73



Welcome to Thrifty Thursday!!!

There are so many amazing projects from you all, it is hard to pick just a few to feature.  I love it!

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!

LINKY STUFF:

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. Other stuff: *Please add a text link or my button to your post! *A few projects from the previous week’s linky will be spotlighted, so let them know they ROCK! *Please visit the at least the 2 blogs above you and shower them with comment love. *Leave me a comment and let me know you were here. I love hearing from you. *Have fun and be inspired! *My friend Nikki knows how to throw a great party too. Be there… thrifty decorating 019 button 3 Thrifty Thursday Week 72

Features:

Chore printables

Nicole at Shabby Beach Nest made this brilliant "I'm Bored" jar, free printables and all.  I love it!!

Martha Stewart Mother's Day Craft

This Martha Stewart Mother's Day project by AKA Designs is fantastic, don't you think?  I want it.

DIY Pencil Vase

At I Should Be Mopping the Floor, learn to make this cute pencil vase, and fill it with flowers for a sweet Mother's Day gift!

Thrifty Thursday Week 69

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Welcome to Thrifty Thursday Week 69!  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!

LINKY STUFF:

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. Other stuff: *Please add a text link or my button to your post! *A few projects from the previous week’s linky will be spotlighted, so let them know they ROCK! *Please visit the at least the 2 blogs above you and shower them with comment love. *Leave me a comment and let me know you were here. I love hearing from you. *Have fun and be inspired! *My friend Nikki knows how to throw a great party too. Be there…

FEATURES:

Leather Flower DIY

Melly Sews submitted this rich leather flower belt... I want!  You will find a link to her full tutorial.  This project is Sizzix compatible, I am thinking.  It looks like chocolate, don't you think?

Door Makeover

Artsy Vava revamped a boring door for $4.  I love that she just drew faux boards right on the door.

  MIxed Media Canvas

Check out this mixed media canvas art by Tamara at Etcetorize.  Makes me wanna invade my scrappy stash and create my own version!

PARTY!!

 

Thrifty Thursday Week 68

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LINKY STUFF:

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. Other stuff: *Please add a text link or my button to your post! *A few projects from the previous week’s linky will be spotlighted, so let them know they ROCK! *Please visit the at least the 2 blogs above you and shower them with comment love. *Leave me a comment and let me know you were here. I love hearing from you. *Have fun and be inspired! *My friend Nikki knows how to throw a great party too. Be there… thrifty decorating 019 button 3 Thrift Thursday Week 67

FEATURES:

Fabric rose tutorialSJ at Homemaker on a Dime made these gorgeous fabric roses, and wait until you see the model.  Too cute!

DIY Stenciled CurtainsStencil your very own damask curtains with Becca at From Gardeners to Bergers!

Mod Podge and paper braceletIt is no secret that I love Carolyn's Homework.  Check out her Mod Podge and paper charm bracelet tutorial!

PARTY!!

50+ Doily Project Ideas

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I am completely amazed by what people do with doilies.  I have used them as stencils in mixed media pieces, and to texturize polymer clay, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.  This week's 50+ is full of gorgeous doily home decor, some crazy purple doily clogs and much more.  Enjoy!!

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Thrift Thursday Week 67

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LINKY STUFF:

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. Other stuff: *Please add a text link or my button to your post! *A few projects from the previous week’s linky will be spotlighted, so let them know they ROCK! *Please visit the at least the 2 blogs above you and shower them with comment love. *Leave me a comment and let me know you were here. I love hearing from you. *Have fun and be inspired! *My friend Nikki knows how to throw a great party too. Be there… thrifty decorating 019 button 3 Thrifty Thursday Week 66

FEATURES:

Spring Wall Art DIY

I am digging this simple stencil spring art DIY by The Latest Find.  Fantastic colors, and cute arrangement on the wall shelf with the flower.

Polymer Clay Rose Necklace TutorialHaute to Sew shared this beautiful polymer clay rose tutorial.

Free Photoshop Doodle Frames

Laura at Digiart Cafe generously shared these awesome doodle frame photoshop brushes for free download.  I am all over that.

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Z Gallerie Finds

Z Gallerie Mirror I had the opportunity to check out Z Gallerie in person a couple of weeks ago.  My phone camera was busy!  Interior decorating is not my gift, so I love soaking in the display settings for fantastic arrangement ideas that I would never come up with on my own.

Z Gallerie Ruffle Pillow

A few things that caught my eye are; luscious black ornate mirror ($399), ruffle pillows, yummy color pallets, fabric designs, numbered accessories, distressed frames, lotus flowers...

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Z Gallerie Bedding

Quatrefoil always does it for me!

Quatrefoil pattern

What are your favorite design trends?  Are you sick of chevron and quatrefoil yet?  Not I!