Thursday, September 23, 2010

Oh MY Magnets!

Well, I probably left ya hangin' this week, huh? Seems that my days never go as planned. *sigh* I wish I had a quarter for every time I get interrupted to help with potty duties, to hook up a wagon to a tractor or to break up a little scuffle....*sigh*! While I've been a stay at home mom or work from home mom for a year and 3 months now, it is truly the most difficult, frustrating job I've ever had. Yet, on the same hand, it's the most rewarding. So, I won't complain, but I just can't stick with a schedule to save my life. I even have my schedule posted on the refrigerator, broken down hour by hour.....I just get interrupted too many times, then am, where am I going with this? Well, it's the reason this little project has taken me so long to complete, photograph and blog. Didn't help that my batteries were dead in my camera, as were my back up batteries. *sigh*

So, you wanna see the gem?

Hmmmm - What exactly is this??? Well, it's magnetic, can be used as a memo board. Could be used to display photos...they make acrylic photo holders w/ magnets on the back that would work ever so well. I'll be using mine as a memo board tho. Let's take a closer look, shall we?

See there - I've duded up a pad of sticky notes. Cuz, sticky notes are a necessity at our house, but they are quite boring! I also decorated a clothespin - they are quickly becoming my new fave accessory. I also used them on these bags. For more fun, I cut out some leafy magnets with the Big Shot and some of the new Magnet Sheets. Those magnets sheets cut like butter when using the Big Shot! And how adorable? I think some cute little packages of magnets would be super fun gifts for those hard to buy for people.....

Isn't that clothespin cute. It's there to hold whatever your heart desires - coupons, messages, name it. I think the whole thing is pretty darn cool. But, hold on, that's not it! No - really, there is more! Are you ready?

It's reversible! Check out the back side:

More adorable than the other! Again, I'm using mine as a memo board, so, another SUPER cute note pad. I added the "postcard" to this side for two reasons - 1) Will decided to glue a pumpkin on here, and when I pulled it off, it damaged the paper and 2)It needed some interest. While I love this patterned paper, it doesn't get your eyes moving around the page like the other paper.

Isn't that notepad sweet? The bow is attached to the pad with a paper clip, and then there is the clippy at the bottom to attach... whatever! And I couldn't do without a clothespin!

I did put Mod Podge on this side so that it wouldn't get too abused looking. I think I need a new jar of the stuff tho - normally it doesn't streak when it dries, and this time it kinda did. I did learn a lesson about Mod Podge and Craft Ink. The two do not work well together. I had stamped my snowflakes in Whisper White Craft Ink, and even tho they were very dry, they smeared when I used the Mod Podge. Next time I'll heat emboss with white ep instead!
So - what do you think? I'd really like to hear! Leave me comments - thoughts, suggestions, opinions....what ever!!!!!


Andrea Beasley said...

hi there... following you from SC!
Andrea Beasley -

Laura Love said...

Hi there! Very neat project! I love the dual sided holiday themes!I'm now following your blog courtesy of Stampin' Connection & would love for you to stop by my blog & become a follower of mine...Thanks!
Great blog!

heather said...

I like that you made it reversible ! I'm now following you, #248 on the list from SC