Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tutorial: Make a Dry Erase Board for Under $5!

     Nothing keeps me organized like a list, but the OCD side of me has to make a new list as I cross things off, cause who likes a messy list?  The result is 17 little scraps of paper a day.  Well, no more!  Yesterday when I was at Walmart, I swiped a $3 picture frame from their cheapie section, and went to town.  Here's what I made and how I did it.

 Here is the junky frame to start.

 I painted two coats of craft grade acrylic paint (the kind that costs less than a buck at Michael's), and sanded some areas for a shabby chic distressed look.  Here is a close-up of the distressing.

I then cut a piece of coordinating scrapbook paper and placed it in the frame.

The finished product!  As my tasks are completed, I simply wipe them off the board!

Frame $3
Dry erase markers (set of 2) $1.47
Paper and paint (I had on hand)

1 Hour

Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Items In New Shop

     Just wanted to show you some goodies that are being placed in my new shop, the Vintage Scrap Company this week.  Vintage Scrap specializes in vintage goodies, and items that will give your crafts a vintage feel. Stay tuned for more!

 Set of vintage doilies

 Square scallops punched from a Nancy Drew book

 Vintage bingo cards

 Bingo pieces

Don't forget to enter The Jensen Family Circus giveaway for a free stationery item from Dragonfly Papers!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Blog Giveaway Bonanza!

     If you missed the giveaway featured here the last couple of weeks, don't fret because you have another chance!  That's right, it's another blog giveaway!!  My friend Kristy, of the Jensen Family Circus is hosting a giveaway from my shop, Dragonfly Papers, on her blog.  Kristy is the mom of two sweet little boys, and shares her daily routines, struggles, and funny stories.  She also has great recipe ideas and book reviews.  Kristy is a woman of God, and shares her insight on God's word and will in her life.  It's a great read, so you should check it out!
     The giveaway will run for the next two weeks.  Simply follow the directions on her post to enter up to three times.  If chosen, you will win whatever item you would like from my shop!  Here are some ideas:

Good luck!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Giveaway Winner!!

Congratulations to Kristy, who won the Nancy Drew journal and her choice of note cards from our shop, Dragonfly Papers!  Please email me at with your address and desired note card set.  Thanks for participating, everyone!