Wednesday, July 20, 2011

American Pickers with a linking party!

My sister called me last week to ask if I’m watching this show, American Pickers  by two guys Mike and Frank. I watched and fell in luv with the show, it’s a bit on the quirky side. My sister knows how I luv going junking, but these two takes it to a whole different level, by going straight to the source instead of going to a reseller like Goodwill or Salvation Army. It gets your adrenaline going to see all the amazing treasures they discover what makes this show so kewl is the fact they share the history of the beginning of the items, they make learning fun.
It’s similar to the linking party you get the same adrenaline waiting to see what treasures are shared every Wednesdays and sure enough there’s always an awesome tutorial that teach you something kewl…
I was totally surprised by this awesome tutorial on using Gesso to get a stone effect. This memo board tutorial, or this modge podge canvas.
I am still waiting to hear from followers #5126, 5130, #5175,#5200.



Congrats to all the ladies and here’s your badge for your blog…

Please click on the pictures to visit their blogs!

Shelley’s fantastic Necktie shirt tutorial

Tone’s gorgeous layout 

Alyssa  beautiful necklace!

I may never eat food again because of this recipe :)

Magnolia’s gorgeous redo!
Got a project that should be getting  attention?

Welcome to our weekly linking party, where you get to showcase
your art for free!

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Well, it's where you get to feature your creations just by linking them here. Yep ... that's it. Simple right?  Just a few rules to follow:
  1. Be a follower if you are not one already. Grab our badge on the right --------> for your blog while you're at it. Link any projects YOU have created.
  2. No giveaway linking please. There's no limit to how many items you can link. Link parties are all about linking. So visit a few of the other links to discover new friends and link, link, link.  This is FREE advertising for your projects!
Please be kind and link back to this party on your posts. Invite  your friends on Facebook or Twitter about the party, the more the merrier!



Sandee Shanabrough

Sandee’s beautiful butterfly cuttlebug card with the gorgeous lace accent!

1. Cut out Cuttlebug Butterfly from sheet of Core'dinations cardstock.  Add to card base.
2. Turn butterfly over to the other side and emboss with butterfly embossing folder.  Attach to butterfly opening.
3. Use Beacon 3-in-1 glue to attach lace, 'gathering' the lace as you glue it to the card.
4. Attach ribbon and bow with 3-in1 glue, hiding the glue seam.
5. Add rhinestones to card and butterfly.  Larger rhinestones are from Want2Scrap.

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Ellen sosnoski

Luv the colour scheme of this card, and fun cheery way to say thank you!

Maggie Lamarre
My mother is the type of person who made her own soaps and lotions using readily available food containers. She also made her own scented oil from our Eucalyptus tree.
Once she was done making her scented soaps, she would decorate them with anything available. She would use whatever she had on hand, from the comic section in the newspaper to old lace from a table cloth and she would always use a large supply of wax.

Supply List:
Medium: Encaustikits "Plaster"; Paper: Gaspari "Paper Napkin: Damask"; Embellishments: Want2Scrap "Rhinestones: 72 mm clear", Misc: Brush, soap

Let's begin!
  • Melt the Encaustikits. I melted clear and rustic. Decoupage the napkin. Place on the soap.
  • Dip the brush in the Encaustikits, brush on the soaps. Alternating the colours for each soap.

  • Let it cool, add rhinestone to the damask, repeat the process for the other soap.

Voila! A quick an easy way to give a gift or to add a unique touch to a hallway bathroom, or guest bathroom.
Here's the finish set!

Have a fantastic week,
Don’t forget to sign up to be follower we are looking for #5200 if it’s you email me at


Shelley said...

Eeee!!! What a lovely suprise to visit your blog and see that you featured me! Thank you so much :D

Lisa said...

My husband loves that show! He doesn't have the patience to go thrifting with me, but I love it!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Thanks for hosting, and for mentioning my "stone tutorial".

Carly said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!!! I posted a link to my post of 7 Healthy Meals for 300 Calories (using just 16 ingredients total), but didn't name the meals included... so here they are:
Turkey, Mushroom & Cheese Panini
Bean Salad
Cumin Quinoa w. Beans & Pepper
Whole Wheat Cheesy Quesadillas
Berry Balsamic Salad
Personal Pizzas
Red Pepper & Mushroom Salad


Latin Coupon Queen said...

What amazing talent. Thks for sharing and for ur ur time.

HAve a great day.

donatella said...

thanks so much for hosting!

Emily said...

Thank you for hosting! I was excited to come back here and link up, but how do I know what number of follower we were?

Thanks, Emily @

Joyful Baker said...

Thanks so much for the feature! Love your blog!

luvmyshihtzus said...

I've seen that show a few times Maggie and really enjoy it. It looks like fun to go junking. They find some awesome stuff! I'm loving the projects you are featuring! Gorgeous work! There so many creative and talented people out there.

Sarah C said...

Thank you so so much for finding my little card and inviting me to link up. What a lovely collection!!! Love your blog. How fun!!

Shelly said...

Hi Maggie,

Thanks for sharing the link to the link party- I've posted mine in and amongst the other great work :O)

Thanks a lot

Shelly @Evelyn Mae

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Thanks for the invite to share my work here, Maggie.
What a great resource to share and find inspiration! I've had a quick browse and have already found a few blogs I love and will now folllow. Great work everyone!

suzARTe said...

Maggie,thanks so much for letting me know about Passionately artistic. I think link parties are such a fantastic idea and I will be taking part regularly, you might all get sick off me :)

suzARTe said...

btw, I haven't been able to become a follower as yet, the follower widget has disappeared for the moment, I will come back later on and join up

bligu said...

Maggie, thanks a lot for inviting me to the linking party. What a nice collection!

Helen Tilbury said...

Hi Maggie! Thanks so much for inviting me to join your linking party!! What a great idea!!! Thanks too for being persistent 'til I finally got around to doing it :) Wasn't too sure of how it all worked before - sorry! So I have joined as a follower in your sidebar & linked up my mixed media background tutorial/layout and also grabbed your badge to put in my sidebar BUT {help!} just letting you know that your badge is too big for my sidebar so is sticking out the edge somewhat...I did click "shrink to fit" already so if you have any ideas for me I'd love to know if there was a way I could get it to fit in or a smaller badge I could grab - thanks!

Donna Gelineau said...

Thanks for inviting me to join your link party. I am a new follower now.

Laurie said...

What a beautiful, inspiring blog you have here!!! WOW! Thanks so much for inviting me over to link up - I linked both my tiered organizers today. I am a new follower and pleased as punch to be one :) Best wishes to you for a blessed week and thanks for hosting!
Love Laurie

Nancy @ dream it ... build it! said...

Oh, I'm sooo happy you stopped by on my blog, commented and invited me to join this party! You have a wonderful blog and I'm excited to follow it!!

dogsmom said...

You will hve to watch for a new show coming soon. I forget which network as I no longer have tv service. It is called Sister Pickers, a female version of Mike & Frank.

Hani@Craftionary said...

Thanks so much for inviting me to your awesome party... I always participate in your party weekly but this week I'm taking off as it's our vacation week and my husband and I have this deal of no blogging... I will be back next week.. :) take care

Jenn Erickson said...

Maggie, thank you so much for inviting me to link up!

Jenn/Rook No. 17

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Thanks so much for inviting me to link up. What a fantastic party and those features are amazing!

Brandi said...

Hi Maggie! your decorated soaps are beautiful. they would make really nice gifts.

cgl1539 said...

Thank you Maggie for inviting me here and your sweet comment on my blog. What a fabulous blog, I cannot wait to check out everyones projects. I love crafting but most of all I love checking out how people make their projects.

Curtains In My Tree said...

Thanks Maggie

for inviting me over to your party to play. It was sooooooooo fun


maryps said...

Lovely creations! Would you mind sharing the link to Alyssa's necklace? Thank you...

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