Welcome to the NCDemo Blog Hop! We do this on the last Sunday of every month, so be sure to come back! I know you will love all the Mother’s Day ideas we have for you this month!
Mother’s Day is coming and since my Mom is no longer with us, I usually plan for my own day. I normally just tell my kids what I want and then they get it…….this year I made my OWN Mother’s Day gift!
My story starts with a conversation I had with my 16 y/o daughter. Me: I’m tired of emptying the dishwasher, when it’s your chore!?
Her: I don’t know when it’s clean or dirty!
Me: Well, how about I make a sign saying whether it’s clean or dirty?
Her: Yeah, that would work!
So, the very next day I went to work! I definitely want her to do her chores, and I had an idea in my head already!!
I LOVE Paper Pumpkin! It’s a cool kit that has everything needed to make something crafty!
Here is a picture of the box for April:
This was what was inside! Sara gave us a special gift this month…..Watercolor Pencils, with a great brush to use!
Now, here is everything that was in the box!! Can you believe how much is in that box!!??
Paper Pumpkin comes every month, and it is always a delicious surprise!! It always comes with an ink spot, stamp set and everything needed to have a fun filled afternoon! And if you go to Pinterest you will find TONS of ideas! Go ahead, do a search for Paper Pumpkin, April 2017. There are soooooo many ideas, you can pick as many as you want, or you can follow the directions in the Paper Pumpkin box and make what they planned! Every month it is like getting a Birthday gift in your mailbox! If you are interested, and don’t have a demonstrator for Stampin’ Up! I would love to be yours! You can order this to come every month, or you can just get one and test it out! But, if you are like me…..you won’t want to miss even one!
Continuing my story! I want my daughter to have NO EXCUSES to empty the dishwasher so I made a magnetic sign to put on the front so she will know when it is ready for her to empty it! Now, this doesn’t mean that I won’t STILL have to remind her, BUT she won’t have any excuses! heehee
This is what I made:
When the dishes are CLEAN, the clean is on top so you can read it, when it’s dirty, it’s the other way around:
To make this, I stamped the word Clean from an old alphabet set I have, and stamped it on the Watercolor paper from the kit (totally blank piece) using Versamark and clear Embossing Powder. You can’t see it since it’s totally clear, but when you go to color over them the Clear EP keeps the color off! I then used the pencils to scribble across the watercolor paper in stripes, even over the words. I made sure that I got a good coverage and then went over the pencil with the watercolor brush to make it soft and to have a nice progression between the colors.
I stamped the splotch image all over the Water colored paper, staying away from the ‘Clean’ I stamped. Then I used one flap from the envelopes that are inside the kit over the piece I stamped and colored, it’s so pretty with the black splotches on it! The flowers in the kit are sooooo pretty! They are sparkly on both sides, but one side is smooth, this is the side I placed a dimensional (ALSO in the kit!) The leaves are in the kit, and go perfect with the flowers!
Have I convinced you yet that Paper Pumpkin is great??!! My hope is this sign will make my daughter empty the dishwasher!! LOL I’m not holding my breath!
I now have this Stinkin’ Cute sign on my dishwasher, and I had fun making it! Win/Win!
Don’t forget I have Blog Candy!! Drawing is on May 15th. Everytime you post a comment on ANY post on my blog or post a comment on my Facebook page, you will be put in a drawing to maybe win this:
A California Girl living in North Carolina