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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Black Friday - hooray!

We had such a great time on Black Friday - pre crack of dawn shopping with Dana and my niece Maria. We were at Kohl's at 3:45am - the store opened at 4am - we walked in, got what we wanted and were on our way to AC Moore for 5am opening - and this is so cute - two men where there buying Cricuts for their wives - I helped!! There will be two extremely happy scrapbookers come Christmas morning...and two guys who have amassed a huge number of good hubby points....I picked out 4 cartridges for each of them and the housing and blade to cut chipboard and a spare mat and of course, some vinyl!! We grabbed our stuff and then were off to Toys R Us, Michael's, Target, Bath and Body Works, Bed, Bath and Beyond and a quick bite at Panera...finsihing off at Marshall's. It was a lot of fun and laughs and we were home by 10:30am! I started decorating and putting the tree up- Cara and Jami both came over with their kids....I wiped out at 10pm.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Altered Clipboard

Welcome to the AC Bailey Jingle Bell Hop! With the holidays literally around the corner, the AC Bailey Design Team has decided to help Santa (and you) out this year with some fun and easy projects to help make the holiday gift season a bit easier. And just like Santa, we've also gotten some extra help this year and asked some additional elves to help out and post some of their cool projects too! And if that isn't enough help...we've also arranged for some early Black Friday sales just in case you need some products to get the projects completed.
So come out and meet our "Elves"...check out their projects...leave a comment on their blogs and be eligible for a prize - upload some of your completed projects from any of the tutorials into the ACBailey gallery and be eligible for another prize! Projects need to be completed and uploaded into the galleryby Tuesday, November 24th at Midnight Eastern to be eligible for a prize.

If you are new to my site, I hope you take the chance to look around and find a bit of inspiration. I have not been a great blogger lately - the day job sometimes requires a lot of major effort and that eats into my fun time. I am going into my third year with ACBailey and I can't say enough good things about the company, the products available and the great gals and talent on our forum. After you've checked out my tutorial for an Altered Clip Board, be sure to click the link that will take you to Connie, who has a great project for you on her blog.

Altered Clip Board – a Great Gift for Teachers and Coaches

I make a few of these every year for teachers and coaches and they are always a big hit!


Clip Board for an Office Supply Store

Mod Podge Matte

Foam Brushes

Patterned Paper of your choice (you need at least 2 full sheets – one each for front and back and a bit for the inch that the paper doesn’t cover)






Threading Water Punch


Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card

Because these are so wonderful personalized for the receiver - I just pit a link to where you can find these products.

A few notes before you start – Sometimes when using Mod Podge, air bubbles can occur under the paper – in order to avoid that, I seal the clip board with a coat of Mod Podge, and then when it is dry I paint the Mod Podge on again and then adhere the paper making sure to press down hard. The heavier double sided papers seem to work the best and automatically coordinate.


  1. Seal the Clip Board with a coat of Mod Podge and thoroughly dry.
  2. Measure your paper and cut using the Clip Board as a guide.
  3. Coat one side of the Clip Board with Mod Podge and adhere paper making sure to press down hard to avoid any bubbles. Using craft knife, trim where necessary. Repeat for side 2.
  4. As you can see, the paper is just a bit too short, so you will need a coordinating paper to cover this area. I used what was left from cutting the width and edged it with a Fiskars Threading Water Punch. Adhere with Mod Podge to the back of the Clip Board.
  5. For the front of the Clip Board, where the clip is, just run your paper to the edge of the clip and using your fingernail “score” and cut about ½ inch, then using your fingernail “score” the angle of clip and then cut. Once you have made the cut adhere with Mod Podge – better larger than smaller – you can always trim. Repeat this step for the other side of the clip.
  6. Trim any excess papers and ink the edges, if desired.
  7. Paint a thin coat of Mod Podge on the back of the covered Clip Board. When dry, repeat on the other side – I usually just hold the clip open til it dries – it only takes a few minutes.
  8. Now the fun part – embellish using chipboard, buttons, stickers, sayings – whatever goes with your design…just remember not to put any lumpy stuff on the front of the Clip Board where it would be used to write. Put a flower or chipboard embellishment on the front of the clip and personalize with the name on the back. I tie ribbons in the hole and leave a long ribbon to hold a pen.
  9. Once all your embellishing is done and adhered well, paint a thin coat of Mod Podge over everything – front and back. Let dry and repeat.
  10. Add ribbons to clip If desired, the Clip Board can be sprayed with clear acrylic for extra protection.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Jingle Bell Hop and a Pre- Black Friday sale!!

AC Bailey Designs Jingle Bell (Blog) Hop!

November 20th thru 22nd

AC Bailey Blog

With the holidays literally around the corner, the AC Bailey Design Team has decided to help Santa (and you!) out this year with some fun and easy projects to help make the Holiday gift giving season a bit easier!

Just like Santa, we've gotten some extra help this year and asked some of our "local" ACB Elves to help out and share some of their favorite Christmas Projects and Gifts, too! AND... we've arranged for some early Black Friday sales just in case you need some products to get your projects completed ;)

So, come on over, meet our Elves and check out their fun and easy Christmas project tutorials.

Leave a comment on their blogs and be eligible for a prize - upload some of your completed projects from any of the tutorials and be eligible for another prize! (all comments and uploads must be posted by 12am EST 11/23)

so, if that wasn't cool enough....there's this!

AC Bailey Designs Sale

November 20th thru the 27th
Enjoy Black Friday ALL week!!
Take 40% off ALL
American Crafts
Cosmo Cricket
Staz on inks
Bulk Buttons and Ribbons
and EVERYTHING in the While Supplies Last Section!
*Offer not valid for Albums.*In stock items only.*One coupon per customer, cannot be combined with any other coupons.*
Discount will be taken from the price shown in your cart.
Use code BLACK to get your discount.AND...
Buy a Gift Certificate and get another for half the amount FREE!
Buy a $10 GC and get a $5 one, FREE!
Buy a $100 GC and get a $50 one, FREE!
*Limit 1 per customer*
Free GC cannot be used until after DEC. 1st*Additional GC Code will be sent separately to the Buyers email address provided with the order.

Time to stock up!!! I love a good sale-see ya there!!!!!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Boo not Moo

The DT over at ACBailey hosted a Midnite Madness and everyone needed to create a project using the following poem---
so clear off those tables and turn on your light because you will need to be able to choose some Cardstock as Black as Night .......
now take a clue from the spirits all wispy and slight and add to that Black some Ghostly White .......
when those two things are done, it will be time for a bit more fun....
dig deep into your button stash and make up some pumpkins that cannot be smashed
and now's the time for a little Trick or Treat!! Add a bit of ribbon, oh so neat!
Ghosts and Goblins parading around, dressed as cute as can be,
Time to dress up your layout with some bright, shiny bling,
and be
one step closer to creating something
As the bell tolls twelve, many screams will be had if you don't find a place to fit at least three brads!
Now look at your project and what do you see?
A mad composition, thanks to the DT!

I used the ACBailey October Goodies KOTM - there are a few left - and today is FREE SHIPPING! Just click on my link and it will take you right to the store!