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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

September 26, 2008

Fall Crow Plaque



Hello again...Today is Show and Tell Friday. Be sure to visit http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/. You won't be disappointed! There are so many gals with great ideas I am having to make a file just to keep track of everything. I keep reading about you all (we in California get stuck on ya'll, but I love it!) using Modge Podge. I had never used it before but I am now hooked!!! Just call me 'sticky fingers'....


I took a plaque, spray painted the edges in black and then covered it with the MP and then paper. Took it outside to dry...103 degrees, went quick...
Then I trimmed the paper around the edges...


Then I added plain cream cardstock with the word thankful on it, I inked the edges for a little extra look....let it dry...added the crow.
When it was dry I hot glued a stick on to the plaque to make it look like the crow was standing on it. I love it!


I need more modge Podge
I put the plaque in my laundry room up on the shelf so I can look at it when I am folding (gazillion clothes) things and working!!!
The crow is a free template I found herehttp://stampington.com/.


Look at all their free templates, they have quite a few!
Thank you so much for stopping by...



Blessings,


Debbie
PS If anyone could please tell me how to get my links and button back up to the right instead of down at the bottom I would really appreciate it. I copied and dragged and re -gadgeted, tried to move them but to no avail. On my layout page it looks fine but if you will notice my links and buttons are down by Southern Texas...not sure why!


26 comments:

Darlene said...

Morning Debbie,

I absolutely LOVE this project you did....I will have to put it in my to-do folder. I love EVERYTHING about it from the colors to the crow just everything...GREAT!!!

CozyGirl said...

Wow ~ I love that plaque! How neat ~I've never tried doing anything like that. You did a great job!
Janae

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love it Debbie...I also love crows too! Great job on it, it looks like something you would buy in a store, if you know what I mean. Putting it in your laundry room is a great idea, you get to look at it often, love the idea of the stick. Now I'm off to visit that template site, thanks for the tip!
Rondell

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Debbie, what a GREAT project, I love it and will have to try that. The colors would be perfect for in my laundry room as well and I just love the crow on it.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Have a wonderful day,
Tam

Sarah Taylor said...

Ok Debbie...you may have just caused me to become obsessed with Modge Podge! lol
What a fantastic project! I love everything about it!

simple~needs said...

i love it!! thats great!!

Georgia Girl said...

Debbie love this project along with the others ones you have done and shared with your readers. Hey I got an old broke shovel so I am going to paint it this weekend...yippy I am copying something you did.

Also went to that site for the templates. Love pulling those off and putting them in my file for later use.

Robin Beck said...

Wonderful, wonderful plaque! I love it and love how you added the stick!
BTW-I just click and drag my buttons to where they need to be??? Hope you get it figured out.
Have a great weekend!
Robin~♥

Neabear said...

What a great project! A decorated laundry room. Wow! I don't have enough space to have a decorated laundry room. Well, I have a little I guess. I don't know how to fix your page other than to try to drag everything north somehow. Hope you are able to fix that.

onlymehere said...

I told my daughter to come visit you. You do some of the most fun things! I wish I knew how to help on your technical stuff but I'm so lost on that stuff. I have to ask my kids and they get so frustrated with me! Love this project.

Jeanette said...

I love your sign! Thanks for sharing your cute ideas. Where did you get the writing for the word "Thankful"?

Ms. Tee said...

what a really cute sign! I might do this, too. I just love that. Have a great weekend. :)

Leslie said...

That is really cute! I like how you used different style of letters :)

Have a great weekend.

Leslie

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Yet another wonderful, wonderful project, Debbie! You've really got some great ideas...

Happy Friday!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

That is so cool looking! I love that creation! I tell you...you're one creative gal! That's another great idea for me to print off! Thanks! It looks great!

Have a great weekend!
Tammy

Unknown said...

Hi Debbie,
I think your project turned out great! I really like it...bet lots of bloggers will want to copy you!
Diane

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

OH boy girl - another great idea! LOVE it and thanks so much for the link too!!

Kelli said...

Your plaque is gorgeous! You did a great job!
~Kelli

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

You are OUT OF CONTROL on this one. Loved everything about it. Thanks for all the great info you shared too. That black twig was a stroke of genious.
I made a tall black Halloween tree for my house recently. Come take a peek. I think it's the third post down. : )
Happy Fall,
M.L.

Mimi Sue said...

That thing turned out so darn cute. I'm thinking I might have to make one too. What can you come up with for Christmas? Mimi

Tina said...

What an awesome job. I love all the stuff you're doing. Hope you're having a great weekend.
Tina

Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

I just love your plaque...it looks wonderful on your shelf.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Debbie...I love your plaque...I have a question...did you use sticker letters or different fonts and printed it...I love that look, but haven't figured out how to do it! Thanks

nancy said...

This is very nice. I appreciate the tutorial aspect of the post. Thank you for sharing your techniques.
Nancy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Debbie, I LOVE how your plaque turned out! Can you tell me how you "ink" the edges?

Thanks!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Nancy Sabina said...

All I'm getting from this post is guilt over the fact that your laundry room is decorated cute. The only thing my laundry room is decorated with is dirty socks!

Just teasing - that is a beautiful plaque. I love Mod Podge.