Saturday, April 2, 2011

Gotta Have Friends Blog Hop

~ Hello Everyone ~
Welcome to my BLOG-AVERSARY HOP and LINKING PARTY! WOO HOO !! I'm so excited you're here to join the party!

This blog hop is all about BLOGGING FRIENDS, the dear ones we've made and the new ones we'd love to make! Making FRIENDS has been the best part of blogging for me, I've literally made 100's of FRIENDS since starting my blog a year ago and I TRULY APPRECIATE everyone of you! 

So let's get this PARTY started....

  I've been wanting to make something like this for some time now, and I thought today's hop would be the perfect opportunity.
and AFTER...
Here's how I put it together...
Trace and cut out your designer paper to fit your wood piece. It doesn't have to be perfect, you will sand the edges down later.
Paint your wood piece to coordinate with your designer paper.
 Lay an even coat of Mod Podge on the wood and carefully position your paper on the wood. Smooth out any wrinkles. VERY IMPORTANT: Do NOT apply a top coat of Mod Podge if your paper is very thin, like mine. It will wrinkle ALOT! If you must have top coat, wait until your piece is completely dry or better yet, do a test piece. Cardstock should be ok.

  Once dry, sand down any edges so the paper is flush with your wood for a nice clean edge. 

Do a dry run of how you want to position your vinyl. I cut the words a part a pit to better fit and center my plaque.

Mark and drill the holes. 
Apply your vinyl saying, then attach your knobs! 
Wouldn't this make a great gift for a friend ? It would be great to hang in a bedroom, walk in closet or dressing area and used to store necklaces, scarfs, etc.
EAD Designs "Friends Vinyl Sayings"
Pre-Cut Wood Plaque from Joann’s
Cream Acrylic Paint
Any Patterned Paper
Mod Podge- matte
Craft Brushes
3 Cabinet Knobs
Hope you liked it ! Now unto some BLOG CANDY! 
How about  THREE !!!

# 1 : A set of MPS Stamps!

# 2 The vinyl design I used for my project! 
# 3 A little something to help you get ready for Spring ! 

 Here's how to enter ...

1. leave a comment with your contact info on this post
2. be a follower ~ I appreciate everyone of you !
*** please note, due to shipping I can only accept USA and Canada entries***

I submitted this project to one of my fav websites...
Tip Junkie handmade projects

   Now lets get HOPPING ! I have assembled a blog line up of some of my ubber talented crafty friends. They have some awesome PROJECTS and CANDY for you! You won't want to miss a stop! 
Once you've visited and commented on their blogs... I INVITE YOU to join the FUN and return here to link up your latest project at the bottom of this post! 
THEN promise to visit and comment on at least 2 NEW BLOGS you haven't seen before! Sounds FUN RIGHT! It will be GREAT WAY for you to make new FRIENDS :) If you link up, it will count as another chance to win my BLOG CANDY!

 BUT WAIT...I have a Trivia question for you !
My blogging journey actually began two years ago while I was doing some research on the Cricut machine that I was thinking about purchasing. Well, I happen to stumble across a super fun blog that was chock full of ideas and how to vidoes! I couldn't get enough and I was HOOKED! One year later, I began my own blog.
Can you GUESS, who was the FIRST BLOG I ever visited ?
HINT- she's a special guest today in the line up! I am so honored and happy that she is joining me for my blog anniversary! Leave me another comment with your guess and if you're right, it will count as yet another entry for my awesome BLOG CANDY! Good Luck!

Have fun HOPPING and LINKING!  

Click the button below to visit your next stop, the amazing TRACY ! and THANK YOU ALL for CELEBRATING me!

Here's the line up, just in case you get lost along the way...
Theresa @
Ruthie @
Robyn @
Raven @
Mari @
Mary @
Liz @
Libby @
Kassidy @
Julie @
Jin @
Jenny @
Gaby @
Cristi @

Note : Last stop for linking will be my blog again
Alex @ 

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