Showing posts from May 1, 2011

Would Love It If You Could Vote...

Hi Everyone...we have exciting news in our family. My 8 year old niece, Lindsey, has made it to the finals of the nationwide contest for Doodle 4 Google. Woo Hoo for Lindsey!!
Doodle 4 Google is a competition for K-12 students to draw and redesign Google’s homepage logo for the world to see.  One winner will receive a $15,000 college scholarship and $25,000 technology grant for their school.  For more info, see the Doodle 4 Google's Home page here.

The theme for the competition is "what I'd like to do someday".
The artwork below is what Lindsey drew for the competition. She wants to be an artist in the future and she is certainly on her way...Great job Lindsey!!
Lindsey is one of 40 nation wide finalist in 4 age groups. She was chosen out of 107,000 entries. She is in the age group K-3 and her artwork is in Region 1...Lindsey Coffua from Connecticut.
The voting starts now through May 13th. She has already won a trip to the Google office in New York for the awards ceremon…

Thoughts on Thursdays...

I love "doing" the laundry...the part I don't like is putting it away!

Have a great Thursday,

Tool Time Tuesday...Cork Message Can

Another Tuesday is here and I have a quick project that is a great recycling idea too.
A pen, pencil or ruler holder, but doubles as a message board!

I used a tall metal can and a roll of thin cork I found at the dollar store. Oatmeal containers work great too, but the metal holds up better over time. They also sell the rolls of cork at the office supply stores, but it can be pricey. Walmart is inexpensive too.

I also hot glued some cute buttons to larger tacks for a cute little addition to the message board.

Here's the left over cork that I had from another project. It breaks easily, because it's thin, so be careful.

This is how thin mine is. You may need to put 2 layers on the can so the push pins can go in. Just depends on how thin your cork is.

Measure the height of your can...mine is just shy of 7 inches tall. I think this may be a pineapple juice can, but I'm not sure.

and then wrap the tape measure around the can for the circumference.

Mark the measurements on the cork and …

Don't Be a Lurker, Anonymous or a No Reply Anymore...

Welcome to another feature of my Blog Buddy Series.

Blog Buddy posts have helpful tips and hints for blog writers and blog readers too. This particular post is for blog READERS. We all start out "reading" our favorite blogs. We love stopping by each day to get our fill of all things creative. We love to be inspired, read stories and stay connected with the blogging world. However, there are easy ways to be a blog reader and make your blogging experience a breeze.

I have had many emails asking for help in this area, so I thought I would do a post on the easiest way I know how to be JUST a blog READER.

A blogging friend Sharon had emailed in early April. In short, her letter said she was a faithful blog reader, but wasn't sure which ID to chose when she left a comment. She has read about "lurkers" and "anonymous", but those terms hurt her feelings. She asked if blog writers only want other blog writers to comment.

For me, I love comments from everyone, whe…

Sew Darn Crafty Party...Week 12

Show off your projects on Sew Darn Crafty every Sunday and all week long!!

I'm a little late posting the Sunday party. I spent the weekend with my sister and niece in Boston for my sister's birthday!! We had a wonderful day of shopping and a great dinner at The Elephant Walk restaurant. 

Now let's see what YOU'VE been up to this past week...join in on the party. It's fun and easy to do!!

Sew Darn Crafty is all about YOU!! Show off your projects, share a tutorial, show us your vacation pictures, share a family favorite recipe...share anything. Not only does linking inspire us all, it also brings lots of new people to your blog for a visit. Clickhere for past parties and lots of inspiration
Easy steps to join in on the fun...
link up to the specific project post, not your whole blog. Makes it easier to link right to that post and not  search through all your whole blog. To find the http address to a specific post, just click on the Title of your as many project…