Friday, March 15, 2013


Welcome back to the Pimp-Out/Showcase Hop!!!
Brought to you by Deezy Does It!

This "Weekly" Pimp-Out/Showcase Hop is to gain new followers as well as bring more traffic to your blog and at the same time receive greater exposure.  It is also a great way to meet other bloggers, exchange ideas, get great tips and learn new techniques all while showing your "art".

Before we begin, there are just a few simple rules to the hop.
1. Follow the Host: 

2. Follow the showcased blogger: Clueless Crafter
3. Link up your blog at Deezy Does It! using Linky Tools to gain new followers.
4. Visit at least 3 blogs from the linked up list below and leave a comment.  Let them know you came from the Weekly "Pimp-Out/Showcase" Hop and inform them you are a follower so they can return the favor.

~Please remember that if someone from the hop follows you, be sure to return the favor~

This week's Pimp-Out/Showcase belongs to Jennifer from Clueless Crafter

Hi, my name is Jennifer and I have been crafting for a long time! Apparently since 1969! That’s when I got a copy of Miss Patch’s Learn to Sew by Hand at a book fair in school. Not sure that I made anything out of it, I but I still have that book!

My maternal grandmother taught me how to crochet a chain stitch many moons ago and then I advanced to granny squares. I still have the hook she taught me with and it is my favorite one to use. (As you can tell, I never get rid of anything!)

I have been scrap-booking since about 2000. I still do some sewing and am crocheting more. Lately I like to look at something and decide what else I can do with it before tossing it out in the trash! I love re-purposing items! 

Recently, I have discovered 3d paper crafting items and love to create them! I am also hooked on painting, not pictures but things! 

The project I created for the Pimp-Out/Showcase hop is an altered canvas. I painted the edges of the canvas with basic acrylic paints. (I only did the edges and a little onto the top so that there wasn’t that bright white showing. This step is optional.) While that dried, I painted a few other things as I was bored (but hey, I got another project done!) 

When the paint was dried, I painted modge podge on the entire top and sides of the canvas. I used a simple sponge brush. (and yes while that was drying I modge podged the other project). I think I ended up with a good 2-3 coats on the canvas.
When it was thoroughly dried, I lightly misted the back of my scrap-book paper.  (Someone suggested this hint as it allows the paper to adhere to the canvas a bit better).  Again, I modge podged the paper onto the canvas, allowing time to dry in between coats.

While it was drying, I remembered I had this awesome Claddah paper piecing that I have had for years. I think I got it from when I was active in a yahoo scrap book group. (no Facebook in those days!) I thought it went well so I chose that for the corner piece.

The embellishments at the tops are just jeweled shamrocks that have been in my stash.  I created the banner by modge podging a piece of scrapbook paper and cutting out diamonds. I have huge stash of embroidery floss (are you really surprised by this?) so I braided the colors of the Irish flag and used that to hang the banner that says “Slainte’) It’s an Irish greeting of well wishes! 

I hope you like my project. I think my total cost might have been $2.50! I had everything on hand except the canvas. I have been trying to pick them up on sale so I have them when something inspires me! I was happy that I was able to use some products from my unbelievably large stash! Seriously, if you need it, I probably have it!

Thanks to Wanda from Deezy Does It! for spotlighting me!


ScrappyDew Creations is sponsoring the blog candy for this week's Pimp-Out/Showcase.  Up for grabs in this week's give-a-way we have a $20 gift code.

ScrappyDew Creations family is a military familiy.  Anywhere the Army sends them is where they call home. ScrappyDew Creations is about sharing information and educating you on how to use specific scrap-booking software to allow to cut not only their designs but how you can create your own.  At you will find not only great scrap-booking ideas but wonderful products as well. 

Currently they're working on Paper Piecing Products that are available for digital download in multiple cuttable formats. All of their products that are sold on the ScrappyDew Creations website are of great quality for that perfect cut.  Feel free to browse their store and check out the many Free Tutorials in Video and Text Format.
To qualify for this week's "give-a-way" be sure to follow all the steps below:1. You must be or become a new follower of Deezy Does It! and the spotlighted blogger, Clueless Crafter.
2. Leave a comment under the Pimp-Out/Showcase post at Deezy Does It! titled "Pimpin' Is Eezy! (Clueless Crafter) (one comment per person).
3. Go and like ScrappyDew Creations' Fan Page on Facebook.
4. Post a comment on the ScrappyDew Creations' Fan Page saying that you are coming from the Clueless Crafter's Pimp-Out/Showcase post.

You are welcomed to "like" the Deezy Does It! Facebook Page to keep up with the up-coming Pimp-Outs/Showcases.

Each week we will showcase a "blog"!  If you are interested in being "Pimped-Out/Showcased", please contact Deezy for an available date.  All submissions need to be in by Wednesday, a week before your scheduled Pimp-Out/Showcase post date, 8pm est.

You may also contact Deezy if you're interested in sponsoring a "give-a-way " for a "Pimp-Out/Showcase" hop!

Be sure to come back on Wednesday for winner announcement.

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  1. Jennifer, this project looks great! Very talented! New follower from

    Dorothy :)

  2. looking good Beautiful. Awesome talent

  3. Thumbs up Jenn!! From Dizzy Does it!!

  4. This is cool!! Coming by from Deezy does it, new follower, thanks for coming to my blog

  5. Oops, I did it again.... hehehe!
    Jenn, Thanks for letting me pimp you out.
    XX XO,

  6. :) A follower stopping by from Deezys Pimped Out Showcase! I LOVE the canvas!!

  7. Congratulations on being the showcased blogger. You did an awesome job with your project. I am a new Follower of your Blog. Have a good day.
    Judy - Judy H-J's Thoughts

  8. Hi there, I am pretty sure I am a follower :) Great project!
    <3 Pam

  9. congratulations to An'Jenic G.! and thanks to scrappy dew for sponsoring!! hope everyone enjoyed my showcase

  10. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Please come check it out
    xx xo