Friday, April 13, 2012

Some {Fix-Its} & an Award!

 Has your moss turned from a lovely green, to an unattractive shade of brown?
I've noticed that when sheet moss is exposed to heat, or even over time, it will turn on you!

My French Flower baskets (you can find that post here),...after only 2 weeks, the sheet moss that I had attached to the baskets, turned BROWN! couldn't even see the moss because it was the same color as the baskets.  

So, do I have a solution for you!!  A decorator friend told me about this amazing product.  It's actually a spray paint intended for florals.
 I found it several years ago at Michael's or Hobby Lobby.

I used a paper plate as a shield, so the spray wouldn't get on the basket, and spritzed away. Now that moss is PERMANENTLY GREEN!
The first picture shows the "after" color of the moss on the basket!

The other "fix-it" I have to share today, is for those ModPodge Sheetmusic Placemats I made for my Easter table. You can find that post here.

I was errked discovered that the ModPodge finish can be a tiny bit tacky,
and can "stick" to things or each other, which was the case with the
 placemats I wasn't using, and had stacked in a drawer.
Solution...???   Clear sealer!!  Now this one is made by ModPodge, but you can use any clear spray sealer that you may have in your garage.  Spray a coat on each side, and your problem is solved!

Now, on to the award!
When I started this blog, it was mainly for me to document my ideas and projects as well as motivation for me to get some things finished that have been on my "list" of to-do's.

My surprise has been the friendships that have begun, the creativity and humor of so many talented women, and the inspirational posts I get the privilege of reading by some extremely mature, wise and Godly women!

The encouragement I get from my followers and the sweet comments that are left,
 are truly my award!

I was honored and so very humbled to be chosen by these gals...
Suzie @ Suzie Homecaker  Lori @ The Stonybrook House
 and Amber @ Snippets of Design
to receive the Liebster Blog award.
 Thank you Suzie, Lori and Amber!!!

Thank you for reading my blog....and I hope to inspire you to not only make beautiful things, but to be the BEAUTIFUL person God created you to be!

According to Google:
"The origins of the Liebster Blog Award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany.  Liebster means favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.  Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to three to five more blogs of note."

I am passing the award on to these LOVELY ladies who are doing awesome things over at their blogs.  Check them out...they've got talent!!

Kristin @ A Vintage Fairy

To accept this blog award you must:

1. Link back to the person who awarded it to you.
2. Post the award to your blog
3. Give the award to 3-5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
4. Leave a comment on the 3-5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.

Congrats ladies....and keep blogging!!
Happy Weekend everyone!


  1. I love floral paint. I use it on my dried hydrangeas because they never retain their color as I would like. yes, Mod Podge will stick to itself...I also learned that the hard way! Good info!
    Blessings, Lorraine

  2. Janis-Thank you. Thank you. I am honored, and find it cool that I get such recognition on a 13th (a very lucky day for me!) I will accept and post about it Monday. Is that little graphic the button for the honor? Here's to our new blogging relationship! Kristin

  3. Janis, congrats on your well-deserved award! I have truly enjoyed your blog!! Thanks for the tip on the floral spray! I want to get some preserved boxwood wreaths; but, I have heard that they may still turn brown over time. This will be good to preserve that nice green color. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Congrats on the Liebster award! I love the fix-it for sticky issues with anything mod-podged. I made a bunch of those coasters, but all the cups stuck to them, and they stuck to each other! I'm going to buy some this week and fix that!!


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