Monday, September 15, 2008

Ready? Set? Leave a comment!

This last spring I was asked to take over the "crafts" at our Mom's group, GEMS, at our church. At first I was like........."Um......not really crafty ya'll!" =)

But, I prayed about it and God showed me that this was going to be a much needed LEARNING experience on organization, planning and getting creative!! =)


So, I took on this big task!


All summer I have been planning, googling and getting ideas from all over!


Well, two weeks ago we had our first meeting and it went great! I think the ladies really enjoyed the whole meeting!


Since you all who read this are from all over the world, I'd love to invite you to our GEMS group, but I'm quite sure you probably wouldn't be able to make it! BUT, I'd like to give you the chance each month to win what we've made!

However if you are in the Charlotte area and would like to come, e-mail me for more info!


This month we made a RUB A DUB DUB Plaque! It will be perfect for any bathroom and is super cute! This idea was actually thought up in the midst of Hobby Lobby with the Kennyboo tearing up that store! It was a quick, easy and cute idea! I'm ALL about easy!!

To do this project yourself you will need:

1 piece of craft board or plywood cut to the right size. This is what we did since we had 60 women to do this for!

Ribbon

A Stencil, stencil brush and stencil paint

Semi gloss paint to paint the solid color of the plaque

Any embellishment's of your choice! We used crystals in the bubbles!

Directions:

Paint the wood with the semi gloss paint and allow to dry a couple of hours. It may take two or three coats. Then take the stencil of your choice and lay it on the plaque and stencil it it. Allow it to dry too or it could very easily rub off (learned that the hard way!). Then embellish away! Use sparkles, feathers, glitter, paint pens or whatever you want to make your plaque look oh so cute! Finally add the ribbon as your "hook". The tying the ribbon part was the hardest for some ladies but it's just like learning to tie a shoe, it takes some practice! =) Then you all done!

Here is what it will look like:



And here is mine in our little bitty bathroom:


So enter your name away! I will wait until Friday to announce the winner. You can enter as many times as you'd like! I'll be doing the Random generator so you will see it's not my pick!! =)

ps- You do NOT have to have a blog to win!! Just make sure you leave your e-mail in the comments. You can do an anonymous comment, it's very easy! Just click on the little thing that says comments and start!

30 comments:

Weeksie50 said...

Oh, I love it. It is way to cute..
I would love to win this..

Oh, I stumbled onto your blog from another..

Just thought I would say Hi.

Becky

Alisun said...

Way cool I am so not creative!

Sharon Brumfield said...

How neat to have this type of group get together.
You did a great job!
What a cute giveaway.....don't you love doing this?
I would love to get this...and when I get a house....I promise to put it up. :)

Drama Mama said...

Cute-
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amyb said...

That is really, really cute!! And will look soooooooo good in my guest bath! I'm not going to say that I never win anything because I don't want to be negative, but, I'm just sayin' I NEVER win anything, especially when a generator is involved, ha ha!

Did you get your book?

On Purpose said...

This is adorable Nicki...very impressed...by what you call a lack of "craftiness"

Cindy said...

So very cute!
I know just where I would put it.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

Blessings for your day.
Cindy

Joyful said...

Oh Nicki, it is SO CUTE!!!!

Thanks for not only hosting this give-away, but giving us directions in case we don't win!!!

Have a great day,
Joy

Faith said...

How Cute!!! I love it, and I know you will do great at this job...you ARE crafty! This is fun, fun!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

So cute! You seem pretty crafty to me:)

Chatty Kelly said...

Well, of course I'm in! Thanks for the give away! And for visiting my blog!

Irritable Mother said...

I do love give-aways. Thanks for telling me about this one!
And my bathroom could use a "cute" touch.
By the way, if you ever need a speaker for your GEMS group, I know this irritable mother who's being transformed by Jesus, and she just loves to talk to other moms...*grin*

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

cute cute cute - want it!!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

How adorable! Today is my first visit and lucky me! I love giveaways. :) I look forward to coming back and reading more. But for now I must go becasue time is short as a mommy of 3 boys under 6. :)

Runner Mom said...

Hey! What a cute idea! Please do add my name to your giveaway!

I just read your previous post--wow! I really needed to hear that. God led my to this blog today for a reason--and it was your earlier post, my friend. Thanks for your insight and depth.

Many blessings,
Susan

Valarie said...

That's just too cute not to try to win. Just think, pick my name and you'll save shipping charges too!! hahaaha

Love ya girl.
Val

My Army Brats and Me said...

very cute!
Cindy

Sarah Martin said...

too cute!!!! thanks for letting me know...

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Just found your blog tonight, cute project, there is a group called MOMents that does something similar and have done some neat projects. YOu might want to check it out too. I also admire your willingness to be obedient to God's call. Blessings! Jackie

nanatrish said...

Looks very cute, Nikki. Please put me in the drawing. You go girl

Alene said...

You are crafty! This is so cute. What a fun thing to do.

I'd love to win. Who wouldn't? ha

Tracy at Our Journey said...

That is really cute....looks like you are crafty to me ;o}

MiMi said...

How cute is that!

Monica said...

That is soo adorable & chic!


dreamofpink@bellsouth.net

Sharon Brumfield said...

It is me again!
Why not? :)

Amy L Brooke said...

I'm back! Thanks for checking on me. I'll try to fill in the blanks soon.

Amy

Anonymous said...

You always seem to come up with the coolest things. Love it!!

Stephanie

Teri said...

You did a great job! I love it! You are so very crafty! God just wants you to do it so he can use that talent you have! Miss ya bunches!

Love ya,
Teri

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