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Thursday, June 24, 2010

SISTER IN THE BLOGGERETTE SORORITY...


Let me tell you this is going to be a really FUN EVENT, going on right now, in Blogland...
A SORORITY.....
isn't that great ?
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KAREN is hosting this on her delightful blog,
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As in ALL sororities...there is a thing we've all heard of that is connected to a SORORITY....
RUSH
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I was in a hurry to get my post up and ready for today's RUSH....
but please know that YOU CAN JOIN IN AT ANYTIME....
Just stop over at KAREN'S and join the fun....
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We had to do TWO things for RUSH...
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#1. we had to take the ADORABLE photo on the above button
and make something CREATIVE with it..
OH DEAR...
I am SO not creative but....I wanted to join this BLOGGERETTE SORORITY sooooo bad !!
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SOOO, I thought and thought and thought some more...
"WHAT can I do that will be GOOD enough that THEY won't toss me out on my olden ear??"
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THEN...I saw my large, thrifted WHITE platter, surrounded by the
BEST black and white checked border....
UH HUH.....I LIKE IT..
I just printed up that cute photo on PHOTO PAPER
and glued it to my platter...NOW...I KNOW this doesn't REALLY qualify as a CRAFT, but....
IT IS SO CUTE, I CAN'T STAND IT...
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It really does look much cuter than I ever imagined,
sitting all SASSY there on my dining room HUTCH...

I left enough room AROUND the precious photo for SNACKS..so those cutie potooties would show...

So cute to serve COOKIES on....

BUT....now I need to paint it with SOMEthing to protect the photo...
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I have NOT A CLUE as to what to use but...
HOBBY LOBBY will know.....right ?

Aren't these girls just the cutest !!!
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THIS is the way I will use it most of the time...
Just displayed ....
I can already tell that it is going to be a piece that makes me smile....:))
I guess it doesn't take much to make me smile, hu !!
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I just can't wait to see what all the other SISTERS did with their photo...
It will be a lot of fun to see, so be sure to swing by them all...
KAREN has the list posted right there on her SIDEBAR...
There's going to be a lot of blogging activities going on in this SORORITY...
So PLEASE go over and join up...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING OVER TO SEE ME TODAY....


oh, yeah...
the SECOND thing we had to do was show our project with a photo of our silly self....!!
AIN'T LIFE GRAND !!
;>)
I TELL YA...I am having so much fun blogging...
I JUST LOVE IT ...EVERY BIT OF IT !!

66 comments:

Twice as Nice said...

Give yourself some credit BJ, that was a wonderful idea you came up with. You're more creative than you thought. I think you might be able to put some hodge podge glue over it but I'm not sure if you can use it for food if you do. There are a lot of talented bloggers out there (I'm not one of them) and I'm sure they will know what to do.

ritad said...

Cover your photo with Mod Podge, you can get it at Hobby Lobby or Michael's. Give it several coats, let it dry between coats. You "done" good girl!

sissie said...

Oh BJ! How cute. This is so much fun looking at all the lovely things that the Bloggerette Sisters are creating. You have given all of us a great idea with your sweet platter. And, you are creative, very creative.

Look cute too in your photo.

hugs
Sissie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how fun. Now I would never in a million years thought of that. Your platter is just the greatest thing. I love it and I love the pic of you holding it. What a clever and creative idea. Love, love, love it. Glad to be your sorority sister. Hugs, Marty

Queenmothermamaw said...

BJ I can't believe you said your are not creative. This is perfect. I bet we all feel like outs is not as good as another, but it takes us all to make a sisterhood, and what fun.
QMM

Julie Harward said...

bj...this is really cute and I think you did an awesome job, cute as anything I have seen! Have fun with it all :D

Blondie's Journal said...

This is SO cute, BJ. You did yourself proud!! This party sounds like so much fun, but I am so bad creatively. I am just enjoying seeing what everyone has done!

Have a great weekend! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Rebecca said...

Well girlfriend...of all the sistas I must say this is the MOST original creation I've seen so far! I LOVE IT!

YOU ROCK!

Love to you~

Rebecca PS: You don't look like you've been married no 50 years to me!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Just love it, BJ. Very clever.

Happy day, sister!!!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Not creative? What are you talking about girl?....that plate is charming. I love it! And just might copy that idea for a gift I need to do. Hi BJ! I don't get over here near enough but happy to be here now. Have a sweet weekend! xo Lynn @ thevintagenest

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

BJ...that is a brillant idea. I love it. Mod podge will seal it...or you could get some clear sealant...I get spray kind from Walmart in the paint section....just a thought. Have a great weekend sister!

ewenique said...

Hwllo sister, I'm Margaret! That plate is adorable! I see from the comments every one has told you about Modpodge, but you can also just put some plain old white glue over the photo and remember to wipe off any that gets on the plate or it will leave a haze.

shannon i olson said...

Great job!!! Love the plate.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Hello, sister!! What an absolutely fabulous idea! I LOVE it! So unique!

I love seeing what everyone is creating and making new friends!!!

xxoo

Sherry said...

Your platter is very cute! That was a great idea. It looks great in your hutch.
Sherry

Roberta said...

Wow...BJ you are the bomb...shell that is! I just love that platter and I might have to grab your idea for something for my mum! She'd love to serve sweets to her sisters if I put their photo on a plate like yours ;) btw...there are photo decals that you can buy and insert into your printer that you then adhere in the oven and they are dishwasher safe after you are all done...oh yeah! Just google "ceramicware decals" and you can find a link I'm sure. So glad to see what another Sister has done and see you on Pink Saturday, fondly, Roberta
http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That sure is a craft in my book BJ!
I love that idea, it turned out just so sweet!
And the photo of you is so cute too!

Cindy

Theresa said...

Love it and I would have bet you would have something to eat with your creation:) It is gorgeous BJ and so are you! Have a sweet evening! HUGS!

Shelia said...

You cute thing you! I love your idea of putting the photo on the platter! You did good, sistah! :)
Love your smiling little face too! This is going to be fun.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Liz said...

WELL! If that isn't crafty I just don't know what is!! I love it! :)

Good job sister!

~Liz

Ann said...

Love the plate idea. I think you did something pretty unique. Love it. Can't wait for all the sorority house parties.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

OH my gosh BJ...this is absolutely the BEST yet! And, I'm trying to visit all this morning if I can. What an excellent finished project.

My 'framed work for initiation/rush' is now posted---scroll down below the flower photos! Do come by if you have time today, I'd love to have you visit with me.

Hootin' Anni's SHADES OF SUMMER

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my goodness BJ! That was so incredible, I would never have thought of that, you have an awesome imagination and are so clever! Love it!

Have a happy day!

Nancy

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Well, BJ, this is so clever! I am sure Hobby Lobby will have something for you to preserve the image with so you can use it over and over.....those peaches looked mighty yummy!
Sista Jil
xo

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

How CUTE!
You gave me an idea for my mom's birthday!
A picture of her in her youth on a plate for her brunch!
THANKS!
Yes, I was on RMS, and I remember YOU, too!!
You do not look your age--you are beautiful!
Blessings to you as you make your home!
~me

dana said...

When you came to visit me last night...I was still madly working away on my post (glad you got to see my new umbrella on my porch, however!!)! I'm up and ready for you to visit, Sister BJ!!

I LOVE the platter idea....I would have NEVER thought of it!! I think the Mod Podge idea will probably work to cover your picture and protect it!! I think we should push to get commemorative dishes made, don't you? With all of the tablescapers out there in BlogLand....it could be a hit!!

You were very creative....and I'm proud of your!! L, Dana

KC Mom said...

That turned out darling!!! I need to get my creativity on and make something!!
Did you get your photo covered yet???

Beverly said...

I think it was a very clever idea, and it looks great. And, it looks even better when being held by your beautiful self.♥

Babydoll1962 Kreativ Ecke said...

Wonderful Idea, Nice to be your new sister.
Love from germany
Doris

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

You are so creative! I'd never think of doing something like that.

And you continue to daily have one of the cutest and nicest blogs in "Pretty Blog Land." You're just amazing.

I mean that stuff. I'm not just 'buttering-you-up.' ,-) I can't go and pop down there to TX, to be 'paid off' for nice words, now can I? So I mean them.

Hugssssssssssssssssssssssssss...

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Great idea! Who would have thought? I love it.

zandra said...

Hi, from New Jersey! Wow, what a great take on the photo. What a clever idea, love it. Can't wait for the rest of the upcoming events. Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

Heather said...

that is so cute! Good job! I was going to suggest Mod podge also. Too fun! Stopping by from SITS!

Whimsey Creations said...

I surely DO think that qualifies as a craft BJ! What a great idea. I hope that I look as beautiful when I'm in my 70s as you do. Love that picture of you and your dh on your 50th! Oh and I joined as a follower so I'll be looking for my chocolate LOLOLOL So nice to meet you.

Kim said...

Hello Sorority Sister! I love what you did with the picture and your blog is beautiful. Hugs!

Kathleen Grace said...

Hey sweet BJ, I think you rplatter is pure and utter fabulosity:>) I am unaware of any product you could use to protect the photo from food though, if you find one I hope you will share what it is. Have a great weekend!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hello,
molto bello questo piatto stile vintage.
Le figure mi sono piaciute.
Grazie della visita.
Buona giornata :-))

Sherrie said...

Hello BJ,
So nice to meet you. Your plate is adorable. But I appreciate you giving me my laugh for today. Regarding your earrings still fitting. Too funny :0)

Adrienne said...

I love your idea! It's great! Your plate turned out just right. And I love the picture of you, my friend.
~Adrienne~

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

I love your idea....and it is definitely "sassy"...and I can tell you are too.....absolutely love it....I'm your newest fan!
oxjana

debbie said...

HAPPY RUSH DAY BJ MY SISTER,
WHAT AN AWESOME JOB. THAT IS REALLY UNIQUE.
I AM SO ELATED YOU CAN STILL FIT IN THE EARRINGS THAT YOU COULD IN HIGH SCHOOL...HA..HA
HUGS AND BLESSINGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

OH dear girl this is sooooo stinking cute!
I'm now off to find a B&W photo, some glue and a platter:)
Love it!
Terry

Vintage Sandy said...

BJ...loved your idea something completely different very creative thanks, for stoppping by my blog hope you'll come back often this is such a good way to meet & make new frends!!
Hugs!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Oh my gosh that is sooooo creative! I love it and you did a fabulous job! Thanks for visiting and following. I am already a follower of yours!

In the sisterhood,
Jacalyn

JEANNE said...

Hi BJ, love your very original idea for the Bloggerette sisters. I have been so busy with the grands I didn't know anything about it. Sigh! Not much time this week for much. The platter looks awesome and it would make me smile too. I'm glad you had fun with this meme.

Happy days to you sister friend.
Love, Jeanne

Lisa said...

How great! I love your platter! Very original!! What a fun time!!
Hugs, Lisa

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, that is adorable! You did a super job, and this is super cute!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Nancy's Notes said...

BJ, you are an awesome lady with an awesome idea!! It's just way too cute!

Your new sista!

Nancy

Kathy said...

Fabulous idea BJ.
You got it goin on Sista!
and really enjoyed the rolo recipe above...trying that one Sista!
You had a ball on that trip of yours didn't you.
Love seeing your pictures... keep em comming!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Anitra Cameron said...

How lovely to meet you! And of course that's a craft, a really great one! You make me want to go find a platter with a checkered border so i can do it, too.

I often coat things with Duraclear. The faces I paint on my Coffee Pot People and Teakettle Characters last years out in the weather with that stuff on them.

Off now to do the Follow thing. =oD

sewingseeds4U said...

Love the plate, BJ. It looks wonderful in your tablescape.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Now that was a sweeeet idea! I'm following you so please send chocolate. :))
(())

Cassandra said...

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me! WOW I love that plate! How creative, SO CUTE! Love it!

Andi's English Attic said...

Hi BJ. That's a really cute idea and the plate border goes so well with the pic. xx

Lisa said...

OMG! I love your platter! I'm totally stealing that idea.:)

Mieke said...

Nice to meet you new sister! You made a gorgeous plate. Such a creative idea you had :)

Beansieleigh said...

Hi BJ.. Gosh your plate is beautiful!!! I LOVE it!.. I am so disappointed, as I never could find anyone to simply print the photo out for me so that I could make something with it! My daughter totally forgot, as her last week of teaching was full of crazy schedules and final exams. So I wrote to Karen, explaining my dilemma, and I haven't heard anything back from her yet. I'm hoping I'll be forgiven if I can at least make something late?? Dear Daughter thinks maybe she can get her boyfriend to help me hook up my printer, since it just never got done since the move back in OCTOBER... At least I won't need one for Barb's Rooster Party! I'm looking forward to that one too!... Hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

Beth said...

Love your plate, BJ! It is just adorable. And as usual the goodies look great too! Have a great week!!!
Blessings, Beth

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Honey, it isn't just cute - - - it is AWESOME!!! I've been down the ENTIRE list from the top to you and YOU are the ONLY one who made a platter!!!!

Your line at the top about still fitting into your hs earrings cracked me up!!! My kind of humor

Keetha from The Eclectic Company

imaginationlane said...

You rock, BJ..and you're absolutely right..we sisters do have to stick together! Of course, I'm going to follow your blog and come back often. I'm so glad you stopped by my place and brightened up my day.

Your platter is brilliant! That checkerboard border is the perfect complement to the five beauties. I love picking up thrift store treasures...one never know when they'll come in handy.And I love the picture of you with it...

I must say it's also nice to have a sister who's closer to my age than my grown children's. LOL

Lovely to meet you...

Lynette

imaginationlane said...

You rock, BJ..and you're absolutely right..we sisters do have to stick together! Of course, I'm going to follow your blog and come back often.
I'm so glad you stopped by my place and brightened up my day.

Your platter is brilliant! That checkerboard border is the perfect complement to the five beauties. I love picking up thrift store treasures...one never know when they'll come in handy. Great shot of you holding it, too.

I must say it's also nice to have a sister who's closer to my age than my grown children's. LOL

Lovely to meet you...

Lynette

JoAnne said...

What a great idea BJ! I'm so happy to have such a clever sister.
xoJoAnne

Our Back Porch said...

Hello there Sista. You did a great job on your R*U*S*H project!! That platter is the cutest thing!!! I am so excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N we will have!

Blessings from your Back Porch Sista,
Rebecca
from...
{Our Back Porch in Tennessee}

Lululiz said...

It is a great idea, I haven't seen anybody else doing the same, so your platter is unique!

DeeDee said...

wow BJ..I just love your plate..what an original idea....and so very useful to

so nice to meet another sorority sister...

DeeDee
http://deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com

porter place cottage said...

Hello there Sista. Love your R*U*S*H project!! I'm excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N to come! Love your plate, so you really are creative! Sorry it's taken me so long to get here but trying to visit each and everyone!
Terrie