Thursday, May 31, 2012

Under 300 Followers Blog Hop #4

Happy Thursday Pink Hippos! It's time for another EXCITING edition of the Pink Hippo Under 300 Followers Blog Hop cohosted by

the Amazing Amanda @

Manic Mother

and the Lovely Lelanie @

We hope you are enjoying finding fun new blogs to follow like this weeks's featured guest :

My name is Jen and I blog over at The Crafting Fiend. I've been blogging for just over a year. I started my blog because I thought my facebook friends were getting tired of seeing more pictures of the things I was making than pictures of the family.

I've been married for 5 1/2 years I love shoes, and my husband thankfully knows to not waste money buying me flowers and to save it up for a pair of shoes instead.

and we have a gorgeous 22 month old - who loves to run and play and help me in the kitchen.
and we have another little girl due This coming September (and yes, I am looking for guest posters that month - mid- end... )

Most of my crafting is related to my girl (and soon to be girls). My blogging follows no schedule currently because the only schedule I keep is breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, snack, supper, snack, and snack again a time or two. (can you tell I'm pregnant? lol)
I have a few patterns up on my blog for free under the tutorials tab

I love to sew my kid clothing and pink is my favourite colour. 
And that is a little bit about me and my blog! I Hope you'll check it out :)
Thank- you so much Amie for asking me to do a feature!
Now onto our Hop!
The rules are simple:
Follow me and my cohosts and Jenna our featured guest Jen @
 The Crafting Fiend

Link up your homepage
Grab a button and spread the word
hop button
Mix and mingle and make some new friends!
I can't wait to make some new bloggy friends, too!
Oh yeah and let me know you are following and we will follow you back!

Pinkapotamus and Friends!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Children's Book Name Sign

Seriously.. I make Waaaaay too mny name signs.. but hey it's what I love to do!  So this one was a bit different cause one of my Bff's little guys is turning 2 and he just got a new Lightning McQueen big boy bed room.  Obviously NO boy's room is complete without a cute name sign.. so here is my latest version..made from a Cars book!
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I made it with a book that I purchased and then I painted the background and Mod Podged the cut up pieces of the book onto the plaque.  My apologies to any librians that I have offended in creating this sign. 
I tried to get all of the characters into the background and have it match up pretty closely. 
I also painted the letters so that they would have the lightning bolt across them and the white background.
Hope Jake and his Mommy love it!
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Monday, May 28, 2012

Pink Hippo Party # 80

Happy Memorial Day Pink Hippos!  I hope you spend the day celebrating, watching parades and having a BIG BBQ!  I know I will!
Here are this week's features!
First up is Kristi from  with this Awesome Dollar Store oganization of her measuring cups and spoons!  Do you think she would come to my house?
Next up is the Johnson Family from with this A-mazing dresser transformation.. this the Before and After!

Then we have Kayla from with this GOR-geous painted planter.. (p.s. she's a med student who crafts in her spare time!)

 Next we have Jen from  who made this BEA-utiful Modcloth Knockoff green dress.. wish I could shop in HER closet!
And last but not least is Tara from  who made these awesome baseball pendants and sooo much more for her son's coaches!  I would coach her adorable little guy anytime!

Oh and Please, PLEase, PLEASE head over and vote for my Fabric Flowers
on this week's votation at
Ladies grab your featured button.. and let's get this party started!
Want to be featured next.. link up, be a FOLLOWER, grab a button and share the LOVE!
Pink Hippo Party


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Silliness #2

In honor of Memorial Day I will be marching in the Parade with my Girl Scout Troop.  As you watch the parades this weekend I ask that you Please remember to thank a VET and that also behind every banner is a Crazy mother who stayed up all night to make it!
Here is mine..
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Of course I had alot of help from my Junior Friends!
And here is last year's Banner~
Happy Memorial Day!
I am off to the parade and BBQ's!
I am sharing with


Friday, May 25, 2012

Birdie for my Bathroom

So the hubby was complaining last night that he made me a BEAUtiful new bathroom..
and that I have done NOTHING to decorate it and make it look Pretty!
So while we were at Marshalls, I saw this cute bird painting..
and of course rather than buying it I snapped a quick picture and figured that I could paint it myself.   And then I did! See!
Obviously it is a bit different.. but I don't want to complete steal someone else's work.. it was a wonderful inspiration though!
Here's how I made it.. in case you like my little birdie too.
I started with my canvas and some magazine pages.
Then I tore them into pieces and Mod Podged them onto the canvas.
It looked like this when it was completely covered.
While the Mod Podge dried I drew the shape of the bird and the branch.
Then I cut it out.
Next I traced a frame that had fancy edges.
Then I cut out the center to make a sweet border.
Once the magazined canvas was dry, I painted it with red, black and blue.
Then I Mod Podged my birdie, branch and border.
Last I added a cute scroll to the top as per the request of the Hubby.
Here's how it will look in the bathroom someday when it gets hung up.
Now I just have to get the hubby to make me a frame for it!
Happy Friday!
I am sharing with these awesome parties

Liz Marie Blog
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