Back To School… 283 Days Until Summer

Back to school here in the Duffner home is a mixed emotional day.  Happy for the little ones, sad inside for me because my oldest is going into Middle School.  I will miss them terribly, but am able to work more.  Here is the Back to School project for this year.   It is a mini clipboard with a notepad that has the list of how many days until summer.

Along with this I wanted to give them the more traditional gift of an apple but as you know me I have to twist that up too!  I bagged a red apple on top of raffia and put caramel dipping sauce on top and tied it with a raffia ribbon.  Supper easy and fun to put together with the kiddos!  I hope the teachers like it as much as we do.

Celebrate The Season Finally Of Craft Wars With A Contest

Tune in Tuesday night for the last two episodes of Craft Wars on TLC. During the 11/10c show….Steve will be making a special appearance. 🙂  Get the scoop here.

Be sure to come “Like” me on Facebook for more happy design!

Craft Wars on TLC
Aug 21, 2012
8/7c pm – Blinded by the Light
11/10c pm – Pilgrim Plumbing (Steve’s show)

To celebrate we are hosting a giant giveaway!  This grand-prize package is worth $800.00 and it is loaded with tons of supplies to get your creative juices flowing!  We have 5 bonus prizes too!  They are worth more than $150.00  Some of the Craft Wars vets caught wind of the giveaway and they have contributed some amazing fun items to the party!  I LOVE it and them.  Without all the talented and creative contestants we would have no show.  They make the show possible.

To Enter:
Leave a comment here telling me what project you plan to do next. Make sure you leave contact info!
More Additional Entries:
Between now and Tuesday….The following Craft Wars Vets will be posting about the show.  Leave a comment on their CRAFT WARS posts to enter.  Not all the posts are live yet…so keep checking back to enter.  A comment counts as an entry!

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter (Margot Potter)

HandMAKE My Day (Andrea Currie)

All Things Luci Rae(Traci Remley)
Lisa Liza Lou (Lisa Fulmer)
Ten Seconds Studio (Megan Darrow)
Liddy B. and Me!(Cheryl Burchett)
radmegan (Megan Andersen)
Foo Foo La La (Pattye Duffner)
Mindful Making (Marylena Sevigney)
Cathie Filian (Steve and Cathie)
Good LUCK!! 
Have a peek at the Grand-Prize loot!
Have a peek at the Bonus-Prize loot! Over $155 goodies!!

Bonus-Prize Handmade Knitting Forks by Megan Andersen

Bonus-Prize  Button Necklace Kit by Nikki In Stitches

Bonus-Prize  VerDay Paint and Patina Kit by Ten Second Studios

Bonus-Prize  Special Edition Craft Wars Dog Tags by Andrea Currie

Bonus-Prize  Distressing Paint Kit by Foo Foo LA LA
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The important stuff…

Cathie Filian be drawing the grand-prize winner and the winner of the bonus prizes at 5pm on August 22, 2012 (Cathie’s birthday!).  We will collect all the names from the various blog posts, twitter and facebook.  They will be entered into a random generator.  The first name chosen will be the grand-prize winner.
We will send emails to all the winners and the goodies will be shipped to them.
**This contest is not sponsored by TLC or Craft Wars** This contest is just to celebrate the season coming to an end.  All items provided are being provided by Cathie.
Thanks Cathie for doing this… so much fun!!!

Lighting Made

With last weeks Craft Wars Home Decor inspired I was wishing Angela and I had that theme… It would have been way easier than what we had.  Of course I would say that right???  Here is a collection of lighting fixtures I have in my shop or have already sold.  But I hope this brings some inspiration to your next Craft project…

Speaking of Craft Wars…. drum roll please????  Angela and I’s episode is soon!!!  Set your DVR and grab some Kettle Korn.

Please visit some other Craft Wars Vets and their home inspired projects.

Andrea’s Zipper Pillow

Cheryl’s day bed makeover

Margot’s Twister lampshade