Thursday, April 7, 2011

Welcome to National No Housework Day!

Welcome to the National No Housework Day Online Blog hop! If you have arrived not knowing until now about the hop, no problem...just go back to If It's Groovy where this hop starts and work your way through. You may find games, prizes, projects and how do-you-dos along the path :) We would appreciate it if you sign up to keep in touch with us by "following" and would love your comments!

Perhaps you arrived here from Red Car Productions, Great! Hope you enjoyed that stop and the others so far!!!

We celebrate this national holiday by scrapping today and into the weekend with projects that remind us of housework or getting away from it!!! Take the day off, put up your feet and let's hop!

So in honor of this day, I made a 'No Housework' or 'Rainy Day' bank. I used a plastic container that I bought, which had nuts in it.
I then decided what papers and embellishments I wanted to use to decorate the outside of the container.


This technique, can be used for altering many items, such as a crystal light container which can be turned into a dog treat container or a concentrate orange juice container can be turned into a pen/pencil holder. Some of the materials I used for this project are: We R Memory Keepers Paper: Grandmas Kitchen-Pen Pals, Busy Bursts and Dippity dots, misc flowers, Making Memories leather frame, a tag, glue dots, misc ribbon.

So if you want to make your version of a 'No Housework Day Bank' please leave a link to your picture in the comments, but to win the PRIZE, just sign up to follow my blog and leave a comment!  The prize is a small spa gift set which includes: bath salts, spa socks, nail kit and a back massager!

All prizes will be announced on Monday 4/11.  Check back here for this blogs winner or If It's Groovy.


Thanks for your visit, please head over to see Paper Universe Enjoy!

39 comments:

  1. This looks great. I have to try that myself. I put it on my TO DO LIST.
    Thanks for the inspiration. Oh, and btw I am a follower now.

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  2. what a great idea... this is something fun to do with my daughter... thanks for idea!!! I'm a follower!!! I hope you have a super-fantastic-wonderful no housework day!!!
    {{hugs}} Michelle

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  3. Your bank came out beautiful!

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  4. So nice to see one of my future kats on the hop! Love your bank too cute!

    Enjoying hopping today!
    Laura

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  5. Hey Becky, Happy NHD!!!

    Your bank turned out awesome! Hoping that it fills up fast and that you head to the closest scrappy store with your cashola :)

    Enjoy the hop!
    Deb♥

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  6. I love that you recycled something and made a useful purpose for it!

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  7. Love that little jar! So so cute!

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  8. Great idea!!! Love the bank!!!

    I am a follower....

    sm_67646@yahoo.com

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  9. Great job recycling!!! So cute!

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  10. I've tried using banks, but raid them before I have a chance to use them for anything worthwhile (grin).

    And I am new to your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and say hi!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  11. So cute, will try to do something like that. I have so many things I've kept to alter "someday" lol...maybe today is that day!

    (marcinegranza@charter.net)

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  12. Love your little jar! Such a great idea! I'm now a follower!

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  13. Your altered jar is so adorable! Great way to recycle! :))

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  14. Great idea!:) Just became a follower:)

    Kaitlin
    angel1694@comcast.net

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  15. Aren't altered containers just so much fun? Your is beautiful! I'm in this hop, too--and a new follower. You can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or www.kareljcreations.com

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  16. Great job altering these projects, they look fabulous! I became a follower!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Great project!

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  18. Great job on your altered jar!!

    New follower :)

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

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  19. Yah! Putting my feet up and blog hopping today. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win :)
    Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  20. I love your idea, It's great. I am a new follower and thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy, just what you need for a weekend of no cleaning.

    Marcy S.
    m.serrano at live dot com
    http://marcyscreativecrafts.blogspot.com/

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  21. New follower! I love decorating containers! I use them all the time for scrappy stuff and for my little girls room. You know little girls find lot's of trinkets to keep ! :)

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  22. I'm from Colombia and my name is lucila ortega, flowers and ribbons I made ​​an old sewing meter here is my work in my country do not celebrate this day, but it would be great
    lucila_ortega@hotmail.com

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  23. Trying to figure out why some of the blogs are getting more hits than others..how bout you? I adore your NUT JAR makeover! Great idea! What did you do on the lid to make it look like TIN? Or is it just the way the photo looks??

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  24. Really great idea of altering/recicling a jar and yours can great I love the colors =)
    I alter a pringles can the other day..you want to see here ---> http://ununiversodepapel.blogspot.com/2011/03/tarro-alterado-alter-can.html
    Thanks for the cance to win this candy and i just become a follower

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  25. Good job recycling and altering!! I am a fiskateer too!! Would love for you to stop by my blog!! Following you!

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  26. I am now a follower of your great blog!!! Thanks for hopping with us!!

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  27. Great little project Becky! I am now a new follower and I love this hop! Donna Woods Fiskateer 6036

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  28. Thank you for sharing!!

    vegeater@gmail.com

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  29. How lucky that there were peanuts in that jar when you bought it :-) You did a wonderful job altering it! I have a few containers I have done myself. Thanks for being a part of the hop!

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  30. great job on the jar. I like taking things like this and making something else out of it. good job!

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  31. I am big fan of jars.. and now I am a fan of u too!

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  32. Love your bank! I'm going to have to do something like this with the kids! Following your blog now...

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  33. Cute bank- we should pay ourselves for doing house work- think of the craft stuff we could buy- guilt free!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  34. Great idea, I love re purposing items, especially something like making a money jar!

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