It’s Tuesday Morning! It’s a lamp shade.

Good morning Tuesday Morning fans,

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I am in the process of helping my best friend redecorate her new house.   We are going room by room. Currently we are working on the living room.  Since we are on a budget I am doing some recycling, some DIY projects, and tons of painting. So if we can reuse something she currently has, we are going to bring it new life by just updating it.

One of my favorite things to make over is a lamp.   Since she currently has 2 small table lamps in the living room already, all we did to those was update the paint color and add new burlap shades from Tuesday Morning.   Living rooms need a lot of light,  so for the 3rd lamp I found the perfect floor lamp from Tuesday Morning.  The lamp is the perfect size, shape, and color.. but we didn’t like the shade.

Easy fix. Buy the lamp from Tuesday Morning and just give the shade a make over.

Here is the lamp shade before.

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This is the shade that came with the floor lamp from Tuesday Morning… love the lamp. I just updated the shade.

Here is the lamp shade after.

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The shade is back on the lamp and looks great in my best friends living room. I will now make a pillow cover to match the shade.

Did you know Tuesday Morning has a huge selection of lamps, lampshades.. and yes fabric?    So stop by and pick up the perfect fabric to create your own no sew easy fabric tie lamp shade.
You can find a variety of tie ideas all over the web. The direction of your ties has a lot to do with the style of the shade.  Check out my Pinterest boards for some ideas.  I have thousands of ideas I have pinned.

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First take everything off of the lamp shade. Start pulling all the fabrics you want for the shade.

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I used 8 different fabrics for my shade. I randomly tie them to each end. You can use as many patterns as you want.

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Here is the lamp from Tuesday Morning. So next time you purchase a lamp that comes w/ a shade, remember you can always change the style of the shade.

Looking for new inspiration and a few more of my DIY projects check out some of these links.

Here is my Pinterest boards.
Here is my Instagram account.
Here is my Twitter account.
Here is the Tuesday Morning Twitter account.
Here is the Tuesday Morning Facebook account.

 

Well it’s Tuesday Morning, gotta run to the store to see what new things came in.

Sunday Fun-day Give-A-Way Day!

It’s been a while since I sponsored a giveaway and since I have a few companies that wanted to add to the giveaway I thought it was time.

There will be lots of steps to this giveaway since I want to thank a few pages for adding to the prize package but it will be worth it.

Check out this wonderful prize package.

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Here is what each sponsor has added to the giveaway.
Love My Tapes: Roll of pink polka dot fabric tape, Roll of lace tape, Adhesive, 2 rolls of Washi tape.
Love My Fabrics: 3 samples of their new Fabrics, perfect for your mixed media/paper crafts projects.
Design Team Calls: Glitz Design Whatnots, Studio Calico cameras, Crate Paper Vellum Shapes, Simple Stories badges.
Scrap Challenge: Pink Paislee Borders, Webster’s pages hot air balloon charms, Heidi Swapp Tags, Teresa Collins Album kit.
Scrap It Girl: Maya Road House Trinkets, Maya Road Trim, Prima Tags, Queen & Co woodies, Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers, Mambi Stickers, Bella Blvd Feathers, Um Wow Butterflies, &  Misc. do dads.

By The Way, Love My Fabrics is a brand new company.  They are the sister company to Love My Tapes.  They will be announcing their 1st design team call tomorrow.

Please share this giveaway with your friends.. Thank you!

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Favorite Things Friday! Fall Collections!

Do you have a favorite Fall or Halloween Collection that you are hording?   Do you buy the same collection every year since you can’t get enough of it?

I have a favorite Halloween Collection that I use for a few card classes that I teach every year.  The customers love the Halloween cards we make from this collection.

My Favorite Fall or Halloween Collection is the Thrilling Collection from Authentique.

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Here is a look at a few other collections some of my designers picked as their favorites.

Leave a comment letting us know what your favorite fall or Halloween collection is.

It’s Tuesday Morning! Pumpkin time.

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Today’s craft project using Tuesday Morning’s orange, green, & brown cardstock is this paper rosette pumpkin.

This paper pumpkin idea has been around for years.   You can find many variations of it all over pinterest, blogs, websites, etc…

I have no idea who came up with the original design.. but they are a paper genius!

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This rosettes can be made using many different products
Here are a few different tools you can use to create the rosettes.

Martha Stewart Score Board
Scor-Pal
Basic Paper trimmer w/ the score tool instead of a blade
Basic Paper trimmer w/ a bone folder
Ribbons and Rosettes Cricut Cartridge
Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Tim Holtz Rosette Dies work for smaller rosettes
or the good old fashion fan folding technique using your fingers

Of course I am sure there are many other things you can use to create a rosette.. this is just a list of ways I personally make rosettes.

Which ever way you decide to make your rosettes you will get the same effect as long as you have multiple sizes of rosettes.  Layer any way you want.

My stem was created by rolling brown cardstock.  I have also made them by using sticks or rolled burlap.  Add real burlap, twine, sticks, or rope for more textures.

Mine is inked w/ vintage photo distress ink and finished off with a spray or two of glimmer mists

Get creative make it as big or small as you want.  Stock up on orange cardstock from Tuesday morning.  You can get 25 sheets for $1.99 that is a deal you can’t beat.

Here is another pictures of some of their holiday paper craft products you can stock up on .

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Holiday Paper Crafts @Tuesday Morning stores.

See ya next Tuesday with another project using Tuesday Morning’s Products.
Hope you had a great Tuesday Morning.

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