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Monday, March 5, 2012

Guess What!

I got some great news over the weekend, and today I get to share with you.  I was picked to be a contestant on season 4 of American Crafter at Naptime Crafters.  I'm more than a little excited about it!

I'm up against some tough competition, but I'll get to show you my first project on Friday when voting opens.  Wish me luck!

It was my duct tape boots that landed me my spot. A few of you were curious how they'd hold up (I was too) so I thought I'd provide a little update.

I've worn them several times since they got their makeover, and I'm happy to say they're doing quite well!  There are a couple of places where the tape is getting a little worn, but because of the pattern, it's not noticeable when I'm wearing them.  They're still not headed to the trash yet.  Cool, right?

Wanna know something else cool?  The lovely folks at Shurtec (makers of Duck Tape and Frog Tape as well!) happened upon my made-over boots, loved them, and sent me a whole box of duct tape goodies to play with!

One of my sisters was visiting last weekend and brought this bag with her.  Let's just say it's seen better days, and really, anyone visiting my house should know they're not safe from me trying out a project on them.

The corners were showing some wear, and the straps were kind of hanging on by some threads.  I reinforced them with some black tape and then covered the whole strap and each corner section with zebra tape.


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  1. that bag looks so cute! Duct tape really can do wonders!!


  2. Gorgeous save! Love the zebra tape you chose, good thinking!

  3. Wow amazing job on the purse and I love the boots

  4. Congrats on American Crafter. I follow along each time. I'll have to watch for you!

  5. That is SO cool that you got a box of duck tape to play with! Love the boots and the purse makeover. Good luck on the crafting contest!

  6. Steph, you Rock!! Good luck with the contest.

  7. I'm excited to stumble across your blog! I'm a pacific northwest crafter myself. I'm going to go follow you, right now!

  8. My brother LOVES duct tape and actually gets new colors/types for gifts sometimes. Love the boots, and what a clever idea for the purse! It wasn't uncommon where I grew up to see people using duct tape on just about anything that was beginning to fall apart.
    I have lived in the Pacific NW my whole life, and love it! Glad I stumbled across your blog, and I'm a new follower!:)

  9. great idea! Thanks for sharing! Totally did not know you did some duck tape boots - I just posted about mine last night!!!! Except, I wasn't super happy about the "sticky-ness" of the tape so they probably won't send me a whole box of goodies... boooo. :( Maybe I could delete that part and cross my fingers that they'll happen upon me too! haha. Anyways, glad yours are holding up well and since this about the purse - I love it!!! and if you care, here's my boots: http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2012/03/zebra-duck-duct-tape-boots.html

  10. Oooo, great idea! Plus, I'm in American Crafter, too! Thanks for sharing at Cutesy Monday!


    P.S. Have you entered the uVinyl onesie giveaway yet? I'd love for you to enter!!

  11. I wish I had saved my threadbare bag! This is such a great way to give a bag new life. I usually use my bags until my family is embarrassed for me. Now I can make them last a bit longer!

  12. This is so fun. I'd never think to do something that cute or creative. I'd still be carrying around the old purse. Cute stuff.

  13. Congrats on being a contestant on American Crafter.. you are going to rock it! And I just adore your duct tape mania.. such a great product and it made both of your items look A-mazing! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

  14. What a smarty you are!! I love the duct tape purse. I am almost excited for my purse to give out so I can give it a try. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday, and good luck in American Crafter.

    1. Hi again. I am featuring your purse at our party tomorrow it is so clever! Thanks for partying with us.:)

  15. This is a fabulous idea. Popped over from the Link It Up Thursday party and feature on Seven Alive.