Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SHOW & TELL: Nature Sun Prints {Martha Stewart Living} & a Giveaway

MD109213_FINAL_ART_23_reducedSummertime creativity is always better outdoors. The sun, the abundance of nature, the sun! This project featured in Martha Stewart Living is the perfect summer project. Head outdoors and make some beautiful nature sun prints.

MD109213_GATHERING_93_reducedHalf the fun is collecting the natural elements to use in your prints. Ferns are a favorite of mine. The intricate leaves look beautiful no matter how you use them. I’ve pressed ferns and used them in a variety of crafts. But the sky is the limit with these sun prints. Use your imagine and collect interesting things.

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MD109213_MAKING_39 reducedLook how gorgeous this simple sun print is. I’m thinking a gallery wall filled with these would be amazing!  For detailed instructions on how to make a sunprint, visit the Martha Stewart website.
All the above photos by photographer Jennifer Causey.

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There’s more inspiration in the July/August issue of Martha Stewart Living, available at newsstands and for iPad now.


And now for the giveaway!

I’m so excited to offer you this giveaway. The nice people at Martha Stewart Living are offering a lucky homework reader the new Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint and Cut and Fold Punch. Check out the creative inspiration using the chalkboard paint.I don’t have an example to show you of the Cut and Fold Punch but I know it’s going to be fantastic!

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Thank you so much for stopping by.
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P.S.
Did you know that I have another blog called DETAILS? It’s a gallery style blog where I feature great content that inspires me. Feel free to submit your projects to DETAILS.  Click over  and use the handy super-easy submission form under the submission tab.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 165 & a Brown Bag Wreath

Brown Bag Wreath (8)[2]FROM MY ARCHIVES | Brown Bag Bay Leaf Wreath

Hooray – it’s Tuesday. Welcome to The Inspiration Board. I’m so happy you’re here and willing to share your creativity. If you’re new to homework, leave me a comment and let me know so that I can connect with you. Have you been busy creating or are you soaking in the warm summer days? August is just around the corner and this is when the back-to-school panic sets in. Are you ready? I know I still have a lot of organizing to do before we pack up my big guy and say goodbye at his new college.

Well, let’s get the creative party started. I know I’m ready.

Monday, July 28, 2014

NOTIONS: Twine Wrapped Inspiration Clip Holder

Twine Wrapped Clip Holder | homework

I actually wasn’t sure what to call this project. It’s a piece of wood with twine wrapped around it and paper clips. Let’s go with Twine Wrapped Clip Holder.



Friday, July 25, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Spotlight 164 plus More Inspiration

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week and are heading into an even better weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by this week and sharing your creativity on The Inspiration Board. In case you missed anything here, here’s what I shared:

Plus, I have THREE amazing giveaways going on right now!

Can you believe it? Enter for a chance to win!

And now for the projects in the Spotlight this week…

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GOOD TASTE: A Rainbow of Granita Recipes

1-Granita Round Up


Every July 11th or 7/11, the 7-Eleven Convenience Stores give away free Slurpees. Have you ever had a Slurpee? They’re a frozen, icy, sugary beverage that tastes so good on a hot day. I didn’t get my free Slurpee this year which made me sad. So I started thinking about how I could easily make something similar. Have you heard of Granita? It’s a fancy Slurpee! Doesn’t Granita sound better than Slurpee? Actually, a Granita is better than a Slurpee and as I was checking out granita ideas, I realized that you can pretty much make them in a rainbow of colors and flavors.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DRESS CODE: Coach Sunglasses and Phone Wristlet Giveaway

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Welcome to the Back to School Coach Sweepstakes

Organized by Mom to Bed by 8 & MPM Network Bloggers.

Coach Bridget Sunglasses combine bold styling with unexpected touches of color in a luxurious modern design. An enameled Coach lozenge accents each temple piece, while gradient lenses offer broad-spectrum UV protection. Perfect for those bright early mornings!

The Coach Legacy Phone Wristlet is a custom-woven signature jacquard and glove-tanned leather combine to give this compact accessory a striking signature look. Finished with a wrist strap and a Coach logo medallion at the snap closure, it keeps a phone and other small essentials safely tucked away. Signature fabric with leather trim. Snap closure. Wrist strap attached. Small enough to tuck away and get on the go.


One reader will receive Coach Bridget Sunglasses & Coach Legacy Phone Wristlet In Signature Fabric.


BLOOM: Fresh Flowers and a Giveaway

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Over the years, I used countless flowers in my posts here at homework. I’ve created all types of faux flowers and used fresh flowers either as the star of a post or as part of the styling for a post. These are just a few of the times, I included flowers in my photos.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Inspiration Board: Creative Party 164 & a Granny Square Birdhouse

Granny Square Crocheted Birdhouse via homework | carolynshomework.com From my archives | Anthro knock off: Granny Square Birdhouse
 
Hello everyone! I’m so happy that you are here to join me for The Inspiration Board. I’ve been hosting this link party for over 3 years look forward to it every single week. If you’re new here, leave me a comment and let me know so that I can connect with you. For those of you who have been coming around for awhile, I’m so grateful! So, what have you been working on? Summer is whizzing by. Are you getting ready with back-to-school projects? Or thinking ahead to the fall season? I’ve been busy getting my son ready for move-in day for college. I think I’m going to need a group hug when he leaves…

But for now, on to the creative party. Are you ready to share your amazing creativity?

Monday, July 21, 2014

ETCETERAS: How to Galvanize and Rust a Tin



There are many methods to age metal. Depending on the type of metal and the look you want, you can turn your new metal objects into super rusty pieces, chippy, a patina finish or the look of galvanized metal. I was going for the galvanized metal look and ended up with galvanized metal with rust.