projects, projects, and more projects

Just as I was starting to think that creating another site for all of my projects was a bad idea, I changed my mind, again. I keep flip-flopping, which is why I wouldn't make a good candidate for presidency (besides, I hate politics...). We have a lot of family and friends that visit this site just to see pictures of Will and to hear of our adventures. So I started thinking of making yet another blog, as a record of all of my projects and ideas (so I don't forget), so as to not tangle up this site with them. I mean, this is supposed to be about our family, even though I claim it as my journal. So my à la made would be mainly for me, since I like to organize everything into categories anyway. I've even thought of another blog of all my dream-home ideas, a portfolio of sorts. We'll see about that one. Anyway, the reason I tell you all this is because I have another project to share, and I've got two more in the works and I have dozens of plans for others (that I'm afraid of forgetting) and when they're completed, then this here SummersCamp weblog will be overwhelmed with Beth's "Crap" and not about our family...

Anyway, I haven't made my mind up yet, but I do have a secret/private blog that I am working on (designing, etc.) and it's just a question of whether or not to make it public (especially since it's nothing fancy)... we'll see. But enough of all the blabbering, here's what I wanted to show you. So, cute little miss talented Shelly B. issued a challenge of sorts; or at least that's how I took it, for fun you know :) She had a really cute Valentine Idea to transform a metal stand from Target's dollar section. I wanted to give it a try and I'm always up for a project to occupy myself with... so I found a different metal stand (they didn't have the one she used) and turned it into this:

*A love note (or message) board!*

All of the paper used is from Basic Grey (love them!) and the letter transfers are the same ones I used on Will's ABC blocks. The metal frame was originally red, and came with three plastic heart magnets. Here are some close ups and more details (for those of you who are interested):

The little family picture in the background is a favorite and has been featured on this site and in our family newsletter... if you can't tell, it's a favorite (and the most recent)! Oh, and I used some sticker paper that I got (to use for the aforementioned blocks, but then I found the gorgeous transfers) to help stiffen and preserve the little pic. Digi-scrap credits: Shabby Princess.

And here is our other famous and quite possibly over-used picture of our hands (Brad's holding mine, holding/forcing Will's hand). I love this picture, as though you can't tell, and have it framed in our house. It's a treasure to me. This is another close up of one of the three heart magnets that came with the stand, and which I jazzed up a bit. I'll probably make something out of the other one that I didn't use... Digi-scrap credits: Margarete Antonio & Shabby Princess.

And here's a zoomed in picture of the cute little magnets I made (they did not come with the stand), along with my note to Brad. I had some extra after those farm animal magnets, so I simply cut out the paper and stamped them. I've decided that my favorite things to scrap up are magnets and wood (still in love with and proud of my ornaments). Believe me, the ideas are swirling, twirling and a-whirling, as the possibilities are endless!


  1. I think that you should definitely make the project blog accessible. I love to see the crafty things that you do! You are so creative!

  2. Shelly B.1:11 PM

    AWESOME Beth! I LOVE it! I'm so happy you took me up on my challenge! Email me your address so I can send your TREAT! Woo woo!

  3. Love it. I would also love to see your craft page.

  4. Ashley H.1:41 PM

    Love the project. IIt turned out great.

  5. B, nice job on that! It will be so fun to see that around the house! Cute cute cute!

    I actually looked for these metal stands last time I was at Target and couldn't find them! I was bummed. I see tremendous potential...and only for a buck! Woohoo!

  6. Pretty cute! Why don't you make some of those things for me???? Don't I deserve a little tiny something for providing you with your basic "crapping" tools??

  7. Serioulsy!?! Why don't you sell this stuff? This is so cute! You'll have to tell me how to make this. You def. need to make your project blog-I'd love to see it!


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