Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's time for a "Wishy Washi" Blog Hop!

"Wishy Washi" is our newest theme at Paper Issues! In celebration of the newest theme, several of the design team girls have put together a showcase of projects showing off their "wishy washi" side. :) Why wishy washi? Because Freckled Fawn is sponsoring a fabulous giveaway! They are giving away a $25 gift certificate to their online store! Loaded with the most unique and whimsical washi tapes on the market, I know you will jump at the chance to win such a fantastic prize!

For my featured project, I have created a magnetic dart board that will service double duty over the next few weeks. My son, Sam will be turning 5 this Thursday and we have a huge circus/carnival birthday party planned for him. With his party quickly approaching, I need to get on the ball (no pun intended) and start preparing. What's a carnival without tons of games? Going through my tremendous stash of junk I can't seem to let go of, I remembered purchasing this dartboard 8 years ago and have never put it to use. Let me start by telling you that this metal board was super cool, except for the fact that it was a "truth or dare" dartboard! Are you kidding me? I can only imagine a group of teenagers getting a hold of this! I decided to "repurpose" the board to not only act as a perfect carnival game but also as a gift for Sam to proudly display and play with in his room. (not as truth or dare, but as darts!)

Going with carnival colors, I painted everything in aqua, black and kept the red circle on the outer edge. Tapering down some big vintage numbers washi tape, I created the inner circle. I love the look, it almost has a roulette wheel feel to it. Radiating out for visual interest, I added more numbers washi tape and the super cool red pointed finger tape from Freckled Fawn's Post Office Set. I am sure you are wondering about that elephant on the ball? It is an image from Norma Cornes I purchased at Dreamstime.com. Talk about great photography! Printing it on photo paper and fussy cutting around it, I glued it to the center for the perfect focal point of the piece. I added a few stamped images here and there, and created a magnet out of this amazing cast iron vintage #5 to represent Sam's special birthday. I made it as a magnet so that it can be removed while playing with the darts. :)

Finishing it up last night, Sam came over and saw the finished product. He disappeared into the other room and came back with his little coin pouch. He told me that he wanted to give me his $ for making this for him, and that he loved it. That is a moment I will never forget. Talk about the best compliment for a mama. I love you my little Sam. :)

Back to business! As I mentioned earlier, this is a blog hop! I am at the tail end of the hop, so if you haven't already visited all the other showcased projects, please be sure to check them all out!

1. Christina H- http://christinaheeren.blogspot.com/
2. Patricia http://www.roebuck-adventures.blogspot.com/
3. Audrey http://audreysreflection.blogspot.com/
4. Missy http://www.missygener.com/
5. Amy B http://www.curlyqmosaics.blogspot.com/

Are you ready to see what you can win? Aren't these tapes delish? Be sure to check out Paper Issues for all the details about how you can win! Not only follow Paper Issues, but following my blog as well is very much appreciated!

Lastly, don't forget to visit Paper Issues for all your scrapbooking needs! Just enter CURLYQ for a 20% discount! Have a great day! Off to do more party planning! :)
Amy

36 comments:

~amy~ said...

Such thee awesome project!!

Patricia said...

What a unique project! thanks for sharing it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are AMAZING!! I am ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE with this!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the elephant and the ball.. and loving that it's for darts for his party!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Wow! This is sooo cool!

Shellye McDaniel said...

Totally cool!!! WOWEE...great job!

ScrapMyWay said...

Sam is the MAN!!! Those are special moments and they will last forever in your heart. Great project and I'm a new follower.
TFS, hope you can stop by and say HI!
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Choup72 said...

so cool!!!! love it!

Suzanne Bier said...

Such a creative way to use washi tape! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Nathalie said...

You are one creative mama!!! What an awesome idea and so well executed!!! Bravo!!! Love your little man's reaction too :D

soapHOUSEmama said...

Are you kidding me???? This is SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Stephanie U said...

What a cute project!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOOOVE this! I love that elephant! Creative!!!

julie said...

what an awesome idea!!

Izzy Anderson said...

This is ALL kinds of fun. GREAT project. So creative. Love it.

Sarah said...

This is so awesome! I'd pay you for it, too! :) Have a fun party!

Christina said...

I love this project! Awesome Job!

Triza said...

WOW!! with washi ...amazing very different idea...a game board.

Melissa said...

What a fun project, I absolutely love it!

Kate Vickers said...

That's really cool! I love it!

Angel said...

WOW! this project is so unique! thanks for sharing

LisaM said...

Cool project!

Scarlett said...

Aww how totally sweet your boy loved his present soo much!! I can't blame him - that is one spectacular dart board!! I love this idea and may just have to try a version of it for my tween and teen - I think they'd have some good times playing too! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Cassie Box said...

This is so seriously amazing. I am in awe. <3 You are up on PI right now and I pinned it!

Rachael Funnell said...

FAN FAB U LAS Magnetic dart board...
LOOKS FAB... x

Angel said...

Psssttt, hope to see your washi iphone cover soon! :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Soooo outside the box.... LOVE it!

Alicia said...

What a super creative idea! I love it!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness, WOW! I can see why little Sam wanted to pay you for this amazing gift! This is SO, SO cool, Amy!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

oh,mine! so adorable! perfect for his party.

Gretchen said...

this is just the coolest creation ever!!

Leah Ann Gast said...

So Awesome!!!

Sandy said...

Ok - this is SO cool! You are a very neat mom to make this for your 5 year old. Happy Birthday to him!

Lucy Newton said...

What a fun and cool way to use your washi!!!

WillieburgScrapper said...

This is such a fantastic project!!! LOVE the colors! LOVE the festive, cheerful look of this and how it can literally be a great gift for anyone. Best use of washi tape hands down. I would consider sending a variation of this to the Cavallini blog for possible publication- it's that amazing! CONGRATS on your first publication credit! I'm having a hard time believing it's your first- every project you make should be published- they are always wonderfully colorful and inventive. Yes I think it's ok to show you particular project page on your blog to publicize the magazine- just make sure to name the full title and maybe provide a link. I showed the cover of mine because I don't have an issue in hand yet but I've done both. :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my, what a fun, creative, one-of-a-kind project! Love it!!

Briana Johnson said...

"Get on the ball," lol, that was funny. I love stopping by here and seeing what kind of cool creative things you've been up to. Another fabulous idea, Amy, really cool and fabulous execution as always. Wishy washi, such a cute name for your blog hop!