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New Year, New Opportunities

For those of you who have been visiting regularly, you have seen the Mystery Kits.  As no one ever ordered a kit to play along I have decided that a 6 month run was a good attempt.  So, in the New Year say ‘Goodbye’ to the Mystery Kit Contest.

Does that mean there will be no contests?  Nope, we’ll try something new, different, exciting, ENERGIZING!  and even more importantly FREE STUFF!!  Who doesn’t like free stuff?  So, here is what I have in mind…….We’ll have a scavenger hunt!  You will find a link posted on this blog that will lead you to another site.  It could be a scrapbook site, it could be a craft site, it could be something on Pinterest, maybe even a gardening site, who knows???  That link will show how an item available from Home and Garden Welcome could be used.  All you have to do is find that product, and come back here and comment with what that item is.  No purchase necessary!!!

We will do this scavenger hunt once weekly.  All those who have correctly found the product/item will be entered into a drawing for a FREE GIFT!  The drawing will be held monthly, and at this time next year everyone who answered correctly will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE drawing!  I don’t yet know what that drawing will be, but I promise you it will be GRAND!  So, with no further ado, I’d like to send you on your first ‘hunt’.




And just in case you don’t know yet, here is one final hint!


All that is left for YOU to do is to comment with your answer!  Don’t over think and have fun!

Only comments posted by midnight January 5th will be entered into the giveaway!

Happy New Year!



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Latest Project

A while ago a good friend of mine gave me some little metal lunch boxes that I had no idea whatI was going to do with them.  Well, mid-August in Michigan can mean that weather patterns change and we have a few days that get a fall-like feel.  That got me thinking about the next big holiday coming up (one that we really celebrate, that is).  Not Labor Day but Halloween!  Thank you Craft Wars for giving me the inspiration.  Looking at one of the little lunch box and the paints I had out on my desk I decided to make an altered album from the lunch box.

Here is the box before:

And here it is after I got to work on it.  I am not sure as of yet if this will be an art class or not.  Let me know if you would like to have step-by-step lessons on how to create your own.







Tucked inside is a mini album ready to add pictures.


The pages area all made from my perennial favorite – chipboard layered and folded together then decorated with scrapbooking paper and paint.  The cover of the album is a spooky headstone that holds a tag hidden in the back.  The final ‘page’ of the album holds a little surprise for those brave enough to reach the deepest part of your album.  It is an adorable pop-up bat silhouetted against a harvest moon.

I hope this inspires you to create something fun. Shop for all your crafting supplies at Home and Garden Welcome.

Happy Crafting


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