Mod Podge Place Mat

 Hi Everyone!
    When I was asked if I wanted to participate in a blog hop sponsored by Plaid,  I didn't hesitate to say Yes as they have such wonderful products I use on a daily basis!
Plus Mod Podge is celebrating 50 years of amazing product!
Wow, right? Happy Birthday Mod Podge! Here's to 50 more years!

To top of the celebration, the Designer Crafts Connection page is sponsoring this fantastic prize pack!
Two lucky winners will receive everything you see above for all their creative projects.
In order to be eligible to win, we ask you to comment on their page and then enter for the giveaway. 

For the celebration,  I was given some Super Gloss medium  Mod Podge and some Decoupage brushes.

 I knew exactly what I wanted to create and set right to work!
I gathered up my supplies of:
A brush set for using with Mod Podge
Mod Podge Super Gloss
Brightly colored tissue papers
Clear vinyl (from any fabric supply store)
Pens, scissors and a shape to trace.
My project idea was to make a fun place mat to give life to our boring lazy susan.

So traced the lazy suzan onto the clear vinyl and cut out 1" from the traced line.

 I tore irregular pieces of the tissue paper and organized by color. I adhered the tissue paper to the vinyl with the Mod Podge. I started with the color yellow, then pink, green and finished with orange, especially around the place mat edges. 
 I left this alone to cure over night then flipped the mat over and cut off the black lined edges.
 I think its looks pretty and definitely matches my kitchen!
The nice thing about this is that you can customize it to match any season and the vinyl makes for easy cleanups from spilled food and drinks. 
Here's alternative variation I made for summer and family bar-b-ques. Before I adhered my strips of tissue paper, I placed some star confetti onto the mat.

See more projects here!


Easy Neck Pillow tutorial

Looking for a easy yet practical gift? How about these monogrammed neck pillows?
See my tutorial here.


Having fun with Emojis!

How cute is this? For School, summer camp, camping and more. See how you can your backpack here!


Sugar Skull ATC's

Happy National Crafting month!
The Sin City Stamps Inspiration team and members of the Face Book Fan group have come together to show you some fun and inspirational idea's you can make with our stamps!

After you have checked out my quick ATC tutorial, be sure to visit the Sin City Blog for more idea's and enter for a chance to win one of many crafting prizes!
Enjoy and good luck!

Sugar Skull Stamp Set
Dandelion Burst Background Stamp
Artist Trading Card  Rubber stamps
Patterned or painted cardstock cut into 2.5" x 3.5" pieces.= ATC's
White cardstock
Black ink
Acrylic block for stamping
Watercolors or pens for coloring
Foam tape and adhesive

 Stamp the ATC's  with the dandelion stamp.

Stamp the sugar skulls onto white cardstock, color in and cut out.
Stamp the back of the cards with a ATC stamp.

Adhere the embellishments with adhesive and the skulls with foam tape.

Have fun trading!




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