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Monday, May 3, 2010

Just CaLL me MoDge!

 I have to tell you all I have never been much into crafting.  In fact I think I have always sucked at every attempt I have ever made.  But lately here in blog land everywhere I turn there is inspiration.  I have seen this Mod podge all over the place. And since discovering Amy from Mod Podge rocks, I have been getting so much  more inspiration.  Not really knowing what it was and what to do with it, I decided to buy me a bottle and experiment. 
Well today was a bitter sweet for me, and I will tell you why.  I have a lot of Elle Decor magazines that a dear German friend of mine gave me before she had to move back to Germany.  Her and I where very close as where our boys.  I miss them so very much everyday. It has been a almost a year that they have been gone, and not a day goes by that I do not think of them.   
As I was sitting at my table Mo podgeing away with all her magazines she gave me, I no sooner get finished and my door bell rings.  I go to the door, and it is my friends Husband.....yes he was in the States on business and he said he just could not be here and not stop in.  
WOW, I was shocked and told him what I was just doing. Now, I will say I am expecting him tomorrow for dinner, but I was not expecting him today.  We both choked up a bit, reminiscing of our times together and how close are boys where.  I showed him my project and I told him to please tell Elke what I was doing....
Now let me say....I love MOD PODGE! it was such a fun and easy project.  I already had the terra cotta pots, all else I needed was my herbs.  Ran over to Walmart and picked up three herbs I thought we would is my finished little project.  I thought these would be cute for Mother's day gifts, teacher gifts or just a nice to have you as a friend gift.  Even party favors with name tags...the possibilities are endless I will be making more this week.
I even made the cutest little tags using mini craft clothes pins, and then I made my own labels
This picture was taken the night before my friends where moving back to Germany.  Elke had been crying for a solid Month straight, it was very emotional. I miss you Elke and family!~XXX000
A big thank you as always to our lovely hosts for all these wonderful linky parties.  I enjoy your comments and will be sure to come and visit you.

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Blogger Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

I ♥ those pots! I need to make myself some...they are so pretty! and those labels are too cute :)

May 2, 2010 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

You have gone Mod Podge whacky...I love it! The pots are darling...I love how you have an idea and just do it! I tend to stew on thing so long that I forget what I was doing in the first place...pitiful;)!

The chalkboard behind your sink is green is my favorite family room sofa is even that color...LOVE IT!

Great projects!

May 2, 2010 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

Those are fantastically cool. I've been wanting to grow some herbs in my house and that is such a fun way to do it! I really might have to try something like that. Thank you for the inspiration!!

May 2, 2010 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Viki said...

Wow, you did a really good job. I once bought a book on how to modge podge but haven't done it yet LOL. I better look for it.

May 2, 2010 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger One Photo said...

Love the pots. Sorry you miss your friend so - you'll just have to make a trip to Germany!

May 2, 2010 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Debbie, your pots are so you! They look great! Congratulations - you are now a true crafter!

May 2, 2010 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger eileeninmd said...

Love the modge podge pots. Great post. I hope you and your friend will be able to get together again.

May 2, 2010 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Bobbi Ann said...

Great mosaic and photos! Hope you have a lovely new week!

May 2, 2010 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I haven't done Mod Podge crafts for years but had a great time when I used to do it.
Your pots turned out very nice. Thanks for sharing about your friend.

May 2, 2010 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Those pots look like something from a high end gift shop. I love love love them! Hope you don't mind me copying your idea.....

May 2, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Deb, those look so cute. I think I see modge podge in my future!! I haven't ever used it either. Those look really good.

May 2, 2010 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

It is so sad when a good friend moves away. Just not fair.

Now modge podge queen. Paint and podge what will she do next! If you like monograms you can use it on those cocktail napkins with your initial and the paper part fades away and just leave the monogram.

Just thinkin'

May 2, 2010 at 9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have fallen in love with Modge Podge too. I have known how to do it for a long time, but due to blogging have found so many new ideas. Love your pots. I have done gourds and place mats with quilt pieces. Great mosaic. Blessings

May 2, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Snap said...

Wonderful post. For someone who doesn't think she is crafty, you did a marvelous job and had fun, too, I think! I love the pots and the little tags are great! Well done!

May 2, 2010 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Love Mod Podge! Your pots are so cute! You did an awesome job and I would call you very crafty!

May 2, 2010 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Oh, I LOVE your project -- sooo cute! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

May 2, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger debi9kids said...

Hi! I saw you signed up for the Tuesday Blog Party. Are you donating one of these lovely pots?

May 2, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger {oc cottage} said...

So cute! It's addicting, huh?

m ^..^

May 2, 2010 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Meri said...

So cute! Don't think I'll try making any, but yours are adorable. Doesn't it just break your heart when a dear, dear friend moves away?

May 2, 2010 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Debbie this is such a cute idea! As you said they would make lovely gifts for many occasions.

Elke is going to be excited to see you were thinking about her on your blog ..that was such a sweet photo of you both. Do you keep in touch online?

Happy Mosaic Monday!

♥ Pat

May 2, 2010 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger mrs. c said...

I just bought glossy and matte mod podge at Hobby Lobby on Saturday. I am getting the fever too! Love your idea, it is useful and cute. I bet your friend reads your blog and feels like she back at your kitchen table chatting!

May 2, 2010 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Those pots look professional...what a great idea...thanks for the inspiration, I've never used the Mod podge either and I think I'll try it!!!!

May 2, 2010 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

How cute! Sorry, your friend had to move. Have a great week.

May 2, 2010 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

The pots turned out great!!! I LOVE the one with butterflies on it!!!

May 2, 2010 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

I understand how you feel about your friends moving away, Debbie. My friend is also moving to Alaska and it's been making me sad. Your pots are so pretty. Good job! and great idea to put herbs on them. Love all your labels too....Christine

May 2, 2010 at 11:39 PM  
Blogger Love Of Quilts said...

Great pots...great mosaic...great idea.Trish

May 3, 2010 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger helenabelle said...

I like how you transfomed the flower did a great job. I like the words on the top of the one and I love how you used clothespins as a stake and holder for the tags, very cute!
Thanks for sharing~
The Tattered Tassel

May 3, 2010 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Those are too cute!! I bought some modge podge to make coasters for the grandparents from Jemma, but didn't get around to it. Maybe we should start making them now and break open the bottle! Too cute! I know you miss your friend. You should plan a trip to see her. Germany is wonderful!!!

May 3, 2010 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

I just had to re-follow you! I wasn't on your follower list! How crazy is that? I think I was one of your first followers! Oh well, I am back in the game with the cool kids! Speaking of that... have you ever read the book Nineteen Minutes? Just thinking of your high schooler and what these kids go through whether they are popular or not. I think we are going to move to a deserted island when Jemma becomes a teen!

May 3, 2010 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

You have a green thumb and I love how made the pots.. looks really nice!

May 3, 2010 at 12:54 AM  
Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your pots are soooo CUTE! My daughters use this stuff all the time...maybe I will give it a try!


May 3, 2010 at 1:24 AM  
Blogger Eden said...

Those posts are really cute. What a great idea and the labels are pretty.

May 3, 2010 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

What pretty pots and so great for herbs and I love the labels as well!

May 3, 2010 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Aww Debbie! Makes me want to cry too! Those are the sweetest little pots. I have a big container of Modge Podge just waiting for more ideas to use with it! Thanks!!! Oh, and I really love your cute little herb signs they are adorable! Your so creative!

May 3, 2010 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Those pots are so cute! i too have a bunch of Modge podge projects planned.

May 3, 2010 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Love the pots. I have a jar of poggy downstairs. I can see a project coming on. Thanks for sharing. Valerie

May 3, 2010 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Becky K. said... special. I'll bet Elke will be just thrilled that you took time and made such a meaningful project and post from her magazines.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

May 3, 2010 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger SmilingSally said...

I saw just a tiny bit of blue. Happy Blue Monday.

May 3, 2010 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Two of my closest friends are from Germany and I've found them to be some of the kindest and most hospitable people on the planet. I hope the happy memories outweigh the sadness caused by the miles between you.

May 3, 2010 at 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Debbie those are just to cute and what a perfect spot for them too!! Great Job, Martina

May 3, 2010 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Chicago Chic said...

What a fun project, it looks amazing! I don't really find much time for crafts either, but this one looks easy and so pretty! I will have to try it sometime for sure. How emotional about your friend - I can definitely relate as I am about to leave some of the best friends ever here in Rome for the summer. Hopefully you and your friends can visit often!

Happy Monday to you!

May 3, 2010 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Bird said...

WOW! Them pots are special, huh?!

I love it! I have recently discovered Modge Podge, 'cause here in France we can get it, so I use decoupage glue. Thanks for sharing and thank you for linking up to my Party Link Party! :)

Hope to see you on Sunday for the Show Off!

Thanks again,

Oh, and there's a GIVEAWAY going on tomorrow worth $53! Don't miss it! :)

May 3, 2010 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Mod Podge, huh? Well, now you have me intrigued. I will have to run out and get some of that stuff and give it a try. Your pots are just lovely. I love how the wording turned out...what a cute idea!

Another item I REALLY like is that chalkboard by your sink, great idea!

You are so pretty and I'm sorry your good friend had to move. ((Hugs)) ~Liz

P.S. Thank you for your sweet comment on my're the best! =)

May 3, 2010 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Oh Debbie, you've got my mind running with Modge Podge! The kids will love this project. Thanks for the idea..

May 3, 2010 at 10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For not being crafty, you sure figured out how to be a great crafter! I love those herb pots. They are adorable.

May 3, 2010 at 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Begoluna said...

Dear MoDge,

WOW! I love them all!! They look sooo cute! And they are in the perfect spot. Very decorative and useful! And unique!

I would like to Mojgd Podj (OK, I cannot spell it, and I cannot even pronounce it!) :-D those wooden letters they sell at craft stores.

You're sooo talented!! :-)

May 3, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love the pots and they seem t be absolutely YOU from whatever little I could make out by reading your blog.

Thanks for visiting my blog.You helped me get over the Monday morning blues.:-)

May 3, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

I Mod Podged some flower photo's onto a little table back in the
90's but haven't done anything since then. You have inspired me tho! Your little pots are just adorable!!!

May 3, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Menopausal New Mom said...

Your fresh herbs look adorable!!! Would definitely inspire me to cook!

And I can't wait to see our cute button on one of your green posts :)

May 3, 2010 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Mod Podge is the bomb! I'm your newest follower :)

May 3, 2010 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Lara Harris said...

LOVE these! How creative & pretty!

May 3, 2010 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Marice said...

wow those pots are fabulous! :) you did such a great job!

May 3, 2010 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I love your pots they are so whimsical...

May 3, 2010 at 2:29 PM  
Anonymous Liz said...

Those pots are so cool! You did a great job. :)

Happy MYM.

Liz @ MLC

May 3, 2010 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger linda said...

oh my Debbie i love them they are the cuteist thing i ever saw i want to try this and mabey find bird pics from birdes and blooms mag.You should take them to birds of a feather gift shop i bet they would love to put them in their store .well now iam off looking around the house for all my terra cotta pots:)

May 3, 2010 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger Lara Harris said...

Forgot to mention I am having an art giveaway as a part of the Cottage Charm Month-Long Giveaway Extravaganza! Be sure to stop on by!:)

May 3, 2010 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger carissa said...

your modging is fantastic!!! i love it! i need to plant something just so i can modge up some pots! : )

May 3, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Blair McLeod said...

oh i love all of it!! great job. i'm so jealous & hope i can pull of something even remotely as cute.

p.s. I have a new silver earring giveaway I think you might like!

May 3, 2010 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger cheeky rose said...

Great idea for you pots, even plants needs a nice place to grow

May 3, 2010 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

The pots are adorable, MoDge!
But what is even more sweet, is the love you have for your friend, Elke.
It is amazing that her husband shows up just as you are thinking of her.
Coincidence? I think not.
Friendships are the Modge Podge of life- they hold us all together- HEY, I just made that up- that's pretty good *wink.
Blessings to you as you make your home!

May 3, 2010 at 5:19 PM  
Anonymous Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, very cute. I have ben a big Modge podge fan since I was kid! Love the stuff!

May 3, 2010 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Kim, USA said...

Wow that is really pretty. Gonna look for modge podge too and try to do crafting. Happy Monday!

BlueMonday~Blue socks

May 3, 2010 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Marla said...

deb, your pots are super cute! Also love the chalk board in the bright green. Smiles, Marla

May 3, 2010 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Roeshel said...

How cute! I think they're awesome! Love the pots and the labels are such a nice touch! :) Thanks so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade!


May 3, 2010 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Your pots are great! I'm participating in the Tuesday Blog Party too and I thought I'd go follow all the blogs of everyone participating! Feel free to swing by mine :) Have a great week!

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins

May 3, 2010 at 10:07 PM  
Anonymous Kelee Katillac said...



May 3, 2010 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Janet Metzger, Artist said...

Well done..I love your new pots! Might have to make some for my kitchen windowsill ..;-) Thanks for sharing.

May 3, 2010 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

So, so cute! Great project!

May 3, 2010 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Very fun - those pots are delightful!

May 3, 2010 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger Vicki/Jake said...

I love MP too...GREAT ideas Debbie~

May 3, 2010 at 11:39 PM  
Blogger scrapwordsmom said...

These pots are DARLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 4, 2010 at 12:02 AM  
Blogger Annie Jeffries said...

For a gal who self-described "sucks" at the crafting arts, you sure have done a great job here. I would say that you and Modge-Podge are a modge - errr - match made in heaven.

May 4, 2010 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger Tussy said...

Beautiful pot work :)

My Mellow Yellow Monday
My Ruby Tuesday

May 4, 2010 at 1:58 AM  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

These turn out super cute! I think your very crafty! Love the printss you used. Fabulous job! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again Sunday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

May 4, 2010 at 2:30 AM  
Blogger Ruth H. said...

Ah, what a sweet story! I clicked on your linky immediately when I saw the word "German", because I love Germany! We lived in Munich for a year and traveled all over...I want to go back! Anyway, the herb pots are delightful. What a great idea!

May 4, 2010 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Juniper said...

Aw, I'm sure you'll miss your friend :(

I love your project, though! As usual :)

May 4, 2010 at 7:34 AM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

Those are Awesome! I think "I" could even make them, and that's something! LOL Thank you for sharing & what a great & true friend you are Debbie!!! I wish I lived near you!! :-)

May 4, 2010 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

What cute pots! Oh, the possibilities.....

May 4, 2010 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

That Mod Podge stuff is great. I've used it for years!! Love your projects Deb!

May 4, 2010 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger HollyC said...

Welcome to the Mod Podge world! You're going to do great here! LOL!! Your pots are wonderful and I love the herb signs. I've got to try some of these pots...maybe for my Mom for Mother's day!!

May 4, 2010 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

they came out really cute, you're a pro! I love the pictures you used. I love Modge Podge too. Your friends sounds like she's pretty awesome.

May 4, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, The herb pots came out beautiful. I can't believe that anything you would attempt to do would not come out fabulous! For someone who didn't think you are very crafty, you did an awesome job.
Love, love, love it!

May 4, 2010 at 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww- the picture with your friend is beautiful! Good friends are such a treasure, aren't they?

Love your pots. One thought that came to my mind- you surely don't want to wet them when you water the herbs. Love the world saving part!

May 4, 2010 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Great job! I love those pots! Makes me want to try my hand at that! Debbie, I started my own blog! If you have a chance to stop by it is at the link below and Kim was my 1st follower!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

May 4, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger natural selection said...

An excellent way to recycle magazines your a genius!

May 4, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

What a wonderful idea.....I love pots so that would really spruce up the boring ones. Thanks for sharing.
Hopped over from the bragfest.

May 4, 2010 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Holly Lefevre said...

You are not crafty...HA! Spray paint and ModPodge..what else do you need to know. Did you see all the varieties of ModPodge...I have a collection.

May 5, 2010 at 1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those pots turned out great! I love the story too -- you were on the same wave length and didn't even know it! Well done and thank you for linking to the Boardwalk Bragfest, Debbie (I mean, "Mod"ge)

May 5, 2010 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

looooove them! I actually tried Mod Podge for the first time last night and with clay pots, but mine didn't turn out nearly as cute as yours!

New follower, glad I found you :)
-Ann Marie

May 5, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

Love those posts! I am intrigued by Mod Podge myself and have never tried it~ may have just inspired some crafting!

May 6, 2010 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Those pots are so cute! Thanks for the idea! I love Mod Podge it is amazing stuff.

February 26, 2011 at 1:09 PM  

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