11.29.2011

12 Days of Holiday DIY

12 Days of Holiday DIY Party
begins on tomorrow...12/1/11
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December will be a happening month (isn't it always?)!
The DIY CLUB will be having it's monthly contest party
BUT
The DIY Club is also doing a fun holiday event-
The 12 Days of Holiday DIY.
Each day the party will take place at a different blog.

Got that... 

12 days

12 blogs

12 color-themed parties

One winner of paint awesomeness from Dutch Boy and Krylon!

12 Days of Holiday DIY
THE LINKS FOR EACH COLOR OPEN ON THE DAYS SPECIFIED

Dec. 1st ~ GREEN ~ The Design Confidential

Dec. 2nd ~ WHITE ~ Domestically Speaking

Dec. 3rd ~ BLUE/PURPLE ~ Fireflies &JellyBeans

Dec. 4th ~ SILVER ~ Freckled Laundry

Dec. 5th ~ GRAY ~ Primitive & Proper

Dec. 6th ~ SPARKLE/GLITTER ~ A Girl and a Glue Gun

Dec. 7th ~ MIRROR/CLEAR ~ The DIY Show Off

Dec. 8th ~ EARTH TONES ~ Making the World Cuter

Dec. 9th ~ RED ~ It's So Very Cheri

Dec. 10th ~ GOLD ~ 504 Main

Dec. 11th ~ CHALKBOARD ~ WhisperWood Cottage

Dec. 12th ~ MULTI-COLOR ~ The DIY Club

Get those projects ready and head over to enter starting Dec 1. 

HOW TO ENTER the 12 Days of Holiday Paint Party and Giveaway:
THIS DOES NOT START UNTIL 12/1/11
1. Each of the 12 parties (AS SHOWN UP ON THAT GRAPHIC UP THERE) is open for one week from the time they open.
2. Link up one or more project tutorials that correspond to the color/finish for each party.
3. You may link up multiple projects to multiple parties...as long as it fits the color criteria!
4. Be sure to include the party button in each post that you link up.
RULES TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN:
1. Must be an original project tutorial created by you.
2. Must involve the use of paint.
3. Must involve the color or finish indicated for each party.
4. Must have the party button in each linked post.
  • After all of the parties are closed (last party closes on December 18), we will post a TOP 12 finalist list here at the DIY Club on DEC 20.
  • The winner will be announced on Dec 21.
  • One winner will win 2 gallons of Dutch Boy paint and 6 cans of Krylon spray paint.

DON'T FORGET...
THE PURDY PAINTBRUSH GIVEAWAY IS STILL HAPPENING!
IT'S PURDY AWESOME...GO CHECK IT OUT HERE! YOU MUST ENTER ON THIS GIVEAWAY POST.

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Purdy Paintbrush GIVEAWAY!

I have 2 AWESOME things
to tell you about today...
One is a
Purdy Paint Brush Set GIVEAWAY
that starts NOW! 
The other is a Holiday DIY Party that begins on 12/1/11.
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PURDY PAINTBRUSH GIVE-A-WAY
A good quality paint brush makes a HUGE difference in your DIY Projects, and maybe you will end up with a little holiday DIY gift for yourself!
5 blogs (listed below) are EACH giving away a set of Purdy Paintbrushes.
We will be giving away 6 brush sets.
(2 on The DIY Club.)

You can enter every day from Nov 29 - Dec12
on all 5 sites.

HOW TO ENTER
OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS

1 entry- MANDATORY: Leave a comment saying
"You are Purdy Awesome!"

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:
You can do any of the following letting people know about the give-a-way each day that you enter. :
A - blog post
B - twitter post
C - facebook post

***Be sure to tag me so I know you did it!
Facebook Page (504Main)
Twitter (504Main)

LEAVE ONE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY.
You can enter on each site -
that is a whole lotta chances!

Winners will be announced on each site.
Nov 29 - Dec 12
504 Main (that is HERE!)

Here is the sneak peek of a
FUN Paint-Inspired Holiday DIY Party
that begins on 12/1/11.
I will fill ya in on all the details tomorrow...just get you painted projects (new or old) ready and link up on the day/days that fit your project!
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The 12 Days of Holiday DIY.
Each day the party will take place at a different blog.

Got that... 

12 days...12 blogs...12 color-themed parties...One winner

Get those projects ready and head over to enter starting Dec 1. 

Projects must be paint related.
(like I mentioned more details  tomorrow!)

So enter to win those Purdy Brushes and get your paint projects ready!
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DISCLOSURE: VIEW MY FULL DISCLOSURE POLICY BY CLICKING ON DISCLOSURE IN THE TOP NAVIGATION BAR. I WAS SUPPLIED WITH ONE SET OF PURDY PAINTBRUSHES FOR THIS GIVEAWAY.

11.27.2011

DIY! Game Night Typography Table Runner

Hold on to your seat people...
this is NOT a holiday craft
(it could be an awesome gift though!).
Around here, one of our big social activities is Game Night.
We generally do this a 2-3 times a month with 2 other couples.
he kids all get along and look forward to our get-togethers,
the adults all love hanging out with each other,
and there is always good food and good fun!
I was thinking it would be fun to have some decor that I could use every time it is my turn to host...and then I received 2 products - stencils and canvas place mats - from The DIY Club that, at least in my mind, seemed to go together like chocolate and peanut butter.
I actually loved this project so much I made 2 projects using the same ideas and principles. You can see my place mats over at The DIY Club!





DIY Club
Here is the Table runner DIY!

Supplies
  • Canvas Corp Table Runner
  • DecoArt Americana Stencils, 5" Stencil Font Alphabet. They have other sizes and styles too...as well as other designs if you don't want "words."
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic in Ebony*
  • DecoArt Fabric Painting Medium*
  • *NOTE: You can use So Soft Fabric Paint in Lamp Black in lieu of the Americana Acrylic/Fabric Painting Medium.
  • Fabric Stencil Brush...I used a foam pouncer
  • Paper Towels
  • Plate or bowl for mixing paint
DIY IT!
1. Wash the runner and press it prior to painting.
2. Determine your words/wording, and measure or make a template to ensure it fits.
3. Layout the words for placement - I used the stencils and a sheet of blank paper/pen to write the words and then laid them out.
4. To keep my words straight, I measured up from the hem of the runner and them placed a line of tape. I lined up the top edge of the stencil with the tape and it kept everything straight and even.

5. Mix paint and fabric medium together.
6. Place stencil (first letter) on runner and using the pouncer apply paint to the stencil/letter. (see this step - this is when I realized I needed that guideline with the tape and then step 3 was "born.")

7. For subsequent letters, you may need to clean the used stencils (the stencils come on multiple sheets, so it just depends on on which letters you are using). I kept paper towels handy to blot the front and back of the stencils before placing my next letters.

8. You may also need to let the paint dry slightly before moving on to the next letter. I simply let it dry slightly (because the paint is not super-wet after applying it) and them laid paper towels under the stencil.
9. Continue with your letters until you are finished - I added a quick dab of the pouncer between my words to show separation.
10. Let dry for 48 hours.
11. Heat set the design -  using the correct iron setting for the fabric, cover design with cloth and press.
12. My runner has been washed after painting as well...I LOVE IT!

I think I created a fun little runner that is simple
and pretty much sums up what we do:
*Eat*Drink Play*

We mostly play dominoes or catch phrase!
So what is your favorite game?
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11.24.2011

Tickled Pink No. 75

Happy Weekend!
Hi all!
Hope you all had a GREAT Thanksgiving or
are enjoying finishing up your Thanksgiving!

I am not sure where I am or what I am doing -
I scheduled this post just in case I ran off to Hawaii or Disneyland or Europe or something...or I am hiding in my bedroom with some really "bad" Lifetime movies!
Because I am scheduling this, I have not had time to do the FEATURES. I will post those sometime over the weekend!
See ya soon!

I know I am not the only busy lady or man out there..
I know I have been awful at returning emails and comments.
I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone
who links up, reads, and visits. I truly appreciate it.

I LOVE the ease of sharing links on Facebook, so this is how I will make my way through Tickled Pink links. I will now get more active with that!

So, go on over and LIKE 504 Main on Facebook!
I am also inviting you to share your
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Please no giveaways or etsy shops or "please follow" messages,
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Have a GREAT weekend!
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11.21.2011

Make An Ornament Advent Calendar

I posted this little project last year...
about 5 days before Christmas...
A little late for starting an advent calendar, eh?
So, this year, I am so "on it"...here is is again!
Right before Thanksgiving!

Maybe a little project to play with this weekend?
I have made a few little updates/tweaks.
Ornament Advent Calendar by 504 Main

11.17.2011

Tickled Pink No. 74

Happy Weekend!
Hey All!
Happy almost Thanksgiving!
What are you doing for T-Day? 
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I have been sick again!!!!
Gee...could my body be telling me to S-L-O-W D-O-W-N.
I think so! 
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Then my son had part 3 of his state report due...
much encouragement and supervision required!
So ready for a few days off and hubby being home!
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I try not to ask for a lot...
and I usually do not get involved in contests...
BUT I DID, SO PRETTY PLEASE
head over to the BHG Live Better Facebook Page
check out the Harvest tables.
And if you feel so inclined tell them I sent ya and like my little ole table!
IF we (all of us 504 Main readers) send the most traffic, the guess what?
THERE WILL BE A $100 GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY HERE!
Fee free to tweet or Facebook this too use this link:
 http://on.fb.me/utHezF

Here is the full post for my table if you want to check it out! 
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Check out the I Made This Challenge
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FEATURES
Loving this book page bunting from Cheap Chic Home. I adore the old fashioned Santas!
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Clever ways to hide and give money from Style Baggage

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More to think about when using Pinterest from The Mominizer

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Some new Christmas Traditions perhaps...check out what The Pless Press has in mind.

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Grateful for Books and the written word at I am a Mother Seeking... 

A Mother Seeking
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Chocolate Chip Toffee from Just Sew Sassy! YUM!
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Coal Cookies! Love this idea from More Style Than Cash!

I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone
who links up, reads, and visits. I truly appreciate it.

So, go on over and LIKE 504 Main on Facebook!
I share more features there throughout the week.
I am also inviting you to share your
link on my FaceBook wall.

Please no giveaways or etsy shops or "please follow" messages,
but whatever you link up here, feel free to share the link on my Facebook Wall.
(be sensible peeps...I reserve the right to DELETE!)
If I feature you on Facebook or twitter, be sure to grab a button HERE!

Have a GREAT weekend!
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A craft...a recipe...a tip...a party...a short story...a  poem...
a  fashion find...a  favorite product...your favorite  post...
whatever makes  your blog  fabulous!
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11.16.2011

Too Cute! Lifestyle Crafts Just for You Release

I just about squealed when I saw Lifestyle Crafts new Just For You release!
The selection of dies in this grouping is amazingly cute! Too stinkin' cute!

Last week I had a few ladies over to craft (and one if them is uber paper crafting lady!) and I pulled the dies out and my Epic 6 and we all got to play.

Let me tell ya, the hit of the party was the Bakery Boxes! We were all just brainstorming about the many, many ways to use these boxes, from spools of thread for a quilting get together to the perfect packaging for some homemade truffles or fudge to a new twist on our family's (anti)traditional Christmas Scavenger hunt!
I was just thinking that it is getting a little over the top and costly to continue to buy 10 extra gifts for each kid for this hunt (you can read all about this extravaganza here), but that I love the tradition so much and the kids would be crushed is Santa did not leave them a treasure map...so I saw the bakery boxes and thought....a few coins, or a dollar bill or a simple gift certificate for an ice cream would not break the bank.

So, yep, I am making a few and leaving them out for Santa to fill? Diamond earrings would also fit nicely in there...maybe I will make one or two for myself?
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Then, there are the rosettes. I am still swooning over these guys. I pretty much love rosettes and if I could I would probably have a rosette wall in my house (hmmm....now there's an idea!).

Here's a "Santa Stop Here" piece using the Rosettes and the High Rise alphabet.

These dies make it EASY to make a rosette - a perfect cut and perfect perforations for folding. I am in heaven! So, since I am ornament obsessed, I had to make an ornament! I made some ornaments a while back using the Epic 6...
so yes for real, a tutorial is coming on them!
And I have a BIG idea in mind as well...working on it (For real! I always say I am working on it and I am...there just is not enough time in the day!). Just think about how these cuties will look on a new version of the Birthday Chandelier!
My sweet girl on a personalized ornament using a rosette (there is a super cute scalloped edge rosette too!) and the Oh Happy Day alphabet!
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Now don't forget, Lifestyle Crafts dies work in ALL manual die cutters!
 AND
This week head on over to the Lifestyle Crafts Facebook Page, like them, and then head back to THE LIFESTYLE CRAFTS BLOG and tell you did and I sent ya...and you are entered to win an iPad2! Nice, eh!

As always use the code "504main" to get 20% off your purchase! Woo-whoo!
Have you started crafting for Christmas yet?
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