Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Finish - Pinterest anyone?

It's the last day of February - do you think that maybe I should take down my Valentine's wreath?  I took this photo when we had the blizzard conditions.  Our front door is set back and usually my wreaths are safe from the weather.  People always ask where I got the heart shaped wreath, didn't come as a heart shape.  I simply bought a round pink hydrangea wreath and squished it into a heart - quick and easy to do!

I have something a little different to share today.  Some of my blogging friends have participated in a Pinterest challenge over at the blog Young House Love.  The challenge is to actually do a project that is inspired by something that you have pinned on Pinterest - to follow through on the inspiration rather than just accumulating ideas on your boards.

Here are some of the fun projects that my friends have shared - I'll link to their blog posts with each description and you can check out the hundreds (566 as of last night!) of other Pinterest challenge projects on Young House Love HERE.

I learned about the challenge from the fabulous Monica Bradford of Scrap Inspired.  Monica made Disney autograph books for her two boys using a basic two-up 4 x 6 photo album.  She has lots of photos showing all of the pages of the albums on her blog HERE (click the "home" tab to go to her blog).  I have to confess I feel a bit behind the times - some of the Disney characters were new to me!

If you love to go to the Disney parks and want an easy way to scrap your photos from your trips you might be interested in Monica's Disney Album in a Snap class.  Monica's site is full of all sorts of inspiration and if you sign up for her newsletter she'll send you a list of inspiration sources that will certainly get you ready to move ahead with your projects.   Monica offers several other classes - click HERE to see the full list.

Beth at Scrapping Wonders used cookie sheets to make a magnet board and a chalkboard.  She made these magnets to go along with the boards - aren't they pretty?  You can see all of the details about her project on her blog HERE.  Beth also has lots of great tips about scrapping your phone photos and she reviews a phone app related to photo editing or crafting every week.

Debbie at Scrap-Me-Quick Designs did a cute project using zebra Cricut cuts as tags for baby shower gift bags.  You can see her project HERE.  Debbie loves die cutting of all types and runs a group on Facebook called Crafty Cut Ups - if you are a Facebook user you can find her group HERE.

Kristie at Artful Adventures also made a magnet board - hers is a more formal framed board.  I love the way she used buttons for the magnets and the paper she used to cover her board is just lovely!  You can see the details about her project HERE.  Kristie has started a podcast series called "Everyday Artist" where she interviews women from many walks of life who create art.  She also has lots of great projects - check out her chalkboard style scrapbook page.

Geezee at Messtaken Identity made an interesting mask using tulle and fabric paint.  On her blog she gives the link to the post with the directions she used to make it.  Geezeee explores ways to reuse things you might otherwise throw away for crafty purposes.  She offers kits for monthly Virtual Upcycling Parties
Cara at shared a recipe from her Pinterest board title "Yum!"  She made pesto and cheese stuffed chicken - and then made a digital scrapbook page to record her results.  You can see her page HERE.  Cara teaches Cricut and Cameo classes at My Creative Classroom (see her classes HERE).  Her new love is digital scrapping.  She is starting a beginner digital scrapping class called "Ba Da Bing" - easy peasy digital scrapbooking using Photoshop Elements 11.  The class launches March 1st and you can check it out HERE.

Are you a "pinner" or a "doer"?  If you have lots of projects that you'd like to try maybe this weekend would be a good time to choose one and do it.

I have been busy with paperwork for my Dad's estate and I wasn't able to get a project together to participate in the challenge this time but I understand that Young House Love organizes this challenge four times a year.  I may have time to look through my Pinterest ideas and try a project for the next one.  I hope you have fun checking out these projects - if you get through the over 500 links you will be incredibly inspired - and exhausted!

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  1. Wow, Diane what a nice way to roundup such wonderful projects. Thanks for your kind mention of my project as well.

  2. Thanks for sharing this Diane. Wish I was gonna be home this weekend I actually have a fairly empty(1) pin board labeled "how I did it" just for these sorts of things. I'm still pinning. LOL


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