Sunday, November 18, 2012

Practical Scrappers Frugal Finds: Paper Plates

Today over at Practical Scrappers, the ladies are showing us some creative ways to use paper plates in the ever popular, Frugal Finds feature!

I'm a self-acknowledged cheap-o so if I can find a use for something I already have in the house or can easily pick up at a dollar store, I'm excited.  Luckily for me, I found (and saved) a large stack of paper plates  from our move!

My project is VERY easy and could be revamped for any holiday. How cute would a Christmas wreath be wrapped in garland?!

Since the leaves are finally turning here in North Carolina, I went with a fall theme for this simple project.  First, I cut out the center of a paper plate, just leaving the outer ring.  Then, I wrapped and taped (on the back) twine all the way around.  Because the ridge of the plate is curved, it gave the illusion that my wreath was round!  Then, I hot glued the buttons, foliage, and sentiment.  Easy peasy.

Now hop on over to Practical Scrappers to see the other creative ways the ladies used their Frugal Find, paper plates :-)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Go Fish: Home Decor Challenge

Hello crafty guys and gals!  It's time again over at the Go Fish Challenge to show us your creativity!

This challenge is all about home decor.  Use whatever supplies you like and get creative with your stash :-)

Here's my take on Home Decor.  Both of these picture frames were from my local Goodwill, and I thought they could use some sprucing up.  The dark brown frame was already beautiful, so I created a little love note to my husband :-)  The quote is actually from our wedding song!

The other frame, was white with baby ducks painted around it.  Cute, but not really adult enough to go with my other frame :-)  For this project, I used a piece of scrapbook paper and cut it to fit the outside of the frame.  Then I simply Mod Podged  the paper down and then put another layer over the top to create the smooth finish.

I can't wait to see what you create!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's been pretty quiet over here at Paper Pie.... :-)

And I wanted to let everyone in on why I've been missing a bit from the blog world these last few weeks.  On top of moving across the country and FINALLY digging out my craft supplies, we have this....


We could not be more excited!!!!!!!!!!!!  

This is our first and we found out right before we packed out the house.   I have been holding in our excitement until we could finally start telling the world...our little one is due in May :-)

I'm starting to feel a bit more human as well, and am now off the couch and no longer so sick.  I'm feeling more creative and I'm back to the craft room this afternoon!  

Thanks for sharing in our big news and I look forward to getting back in the craft game now that the second trimester is finally here!!  :-)


Sunday, November 4, 2012

UnstampaBelles Challenge: Monochrome

It's November...can you believe it??  We're already past Halloween and cruising right into Christmas.  We're still unpacking in our new place (and making sloooow progress).   But I'm excited to say that the craft room is at least out of boxes :-)

Good timing too, because it's already time for another challenge over at the Unstampabelles!  This month, the theme is Monochrome.  The other designers have given us some really beautiful inspirations pieces as well.  We can't wait to see your creative take on this challenge, and remember...No Stamps :-)  Really stretch that stash, ladies!!

This month's challenge is also sponsored by:

And the winner gets a $25 gift certificate!  So exciting!!

So, please swing by the Unstampabelles Challenge and show us your own gorgeous (stamp-free) monochrome project!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Go Fish! Color Challenge

Just in time for fall, Go Fish! is bringing a Autumn themed color challenge to you!  I hope you're able to pop over and show us your fabulous fall inspiration :-)

My craft room is still a disaster, but I was able to dig some things out of my boxes to create this card :-)  It's a modern take on a fall Thankful card.  I will be most thankful when I finally get my craft space organized and user friendly again!  It's true that you never know how much stuff you have until you move!

Hope to see you over at the Go Fish Challenge!