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How To’sday | Altered Dry Erase Boards

Howdy How To’sday! I’m so over the moon thrilled about today’s project by Nancy Roth. I’m truly a horrid home decorator and her altered dry erase board project looks like something that even I could accomplish with ease! It would truly make my home just a little more organized and cuter! What’s not to love about that?

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I am a fan of meal planning. It cuts down on food prep time if you know that all the ingredients are in your house. Also, you don’t have to spend several minutes with the fridge open trying to figure out what to make with what you have left.

My solution was planning out a week’s worth of meals on a dry erase board…scrapbook style!

The supplies for this project are minimal. You’ll need a photo frame with glass (I got this one on clearance at Michaels for $2), printed paper, cardstock or stickers, adhesive and a dry erase pen.

First, adhere your patterned paper to the frame backing. If you have a 12 x 12 frame or smaller, one piece of paper will do. I used an 11 x 14 frame, so I needed 2 different pieces to cover the backing.

Next, create and adhere labels to suit the purpose of your board using your die-cutting machine or stickers. For my meal planner, I used my die-cut machine to create the days of the week.

Frame your creation, and embellish as desired.

You’re done! Not only is it useful, but it is a piece of art on your wall! Make sure you use a dry-erase marker on the glass, and it will wipe right off!

Don’t want to plan meals? No problem. This project can be modified to suit any purpose.

I made one for my 4 year old to keep track of his chores:

And this one is for general lists, notes or reminders:

It was a quick, fun and inexpensive project. I hope you enjoy making your own and find it as useful as I do!

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Thanks so much Nancy! I can’t wait to make these and think I’ll even make a few as Christmas gifts.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for not only the first sketch in our Opal Club series, but two amazing layouts from our October guest sketcher!

Have a great day!

Bella Blvd | Monday Card Madness #52

We have something pretty fantastic to offer you today, another new addition to the amazing ScrapbookSteals lineup, this time Bella Blvd.

I honestly loved working with today’s product.

When I was creating it was my son’s birthday, so I decided to use the “Super Stud” collection and make him a birthday card. Yeah! I’m on top of at least one aspect of his birthday. ;)

I had so much fun with that collection that I decided to make my husband a card to tell him how proud I am of him and his current training for a 50K race that he will be running in a few weeks. I figured a little note of encouragement can go a long way during these last weeks of high mileage training. Simply put, he is kind of awesome.

I couldn’t help myself and had to dabble a little in the other collections that are being offered today. Here are the cards that I made with the Flirty and Plastino collections.

And lastly here is a card that I made with the Hello Beautiful kit.

I honestly can’t wait to put those papers to use on a layout. So. Much. Fun!

Don’t forget the challenge to send out joy! Put your lovely creations to work by touching someones day. I know I’ve got a lovely stack of cards that I plan on sending out this week. I can’t wait!

If you missed the details on our current card swap, here they are:

  • This particular swap is a holiday-themed swap.
  • Create 10 cards following a Christmas, Holiday or Winter theme. (*Please leave me a note if you have a preference of Christmas or Holiday cards and I will do my best to sort accordingly).
  • All cards must include envelopes.
  • Cards must be received at the Scrapbook Steals warehouse by November 7, 2011. (Scrapbook Steals, Attn: Card Swap, 2181 California Ave., #400, SLC, UT  84045)
  • Once your cards have gone postal, be sure to send an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com letting me know they are on their way.
  • Lastly wait patiently for 10 amazing creations by different artists to find their way back to your door!

Have a great day and be sure to check in tomorrow for a brilliant tutorial. One which I can’t wait to make!