DIY Wire Wrapped Tree Suncatcher and Giveaway!

Happy Earth Day!  In celebration of the day, I’m working with Artterro’s Deluxe Bubble Wand Kit and making a pretty wire wrapped tree suncatcher with an Earth Day theme.  And what better way to celebrate the day than to create with one of Artterro’s fun, eco-friendly craft kits and even give a kit away!  Interested?

wire wrapped tree sun catcher

The craft kits from Artterro are not only all-inclusive, but contain high quality materials that are sure to inspire. Each kit challenges you or your child to create something amazing.  The end result is something that you and your children can cherish for years to come!

And to go along with the Earth Day theme, Artterro has come out with Super Eco, Vibrant New Packaging!

  • A sturdier box you can reuse to store art materials (also a bonus project!)
  • No more petroleum-based plastic bags!
  • Biodegradable bead bags
  • A big glossy band with detailed images of all sorts of artwork
  • An inner tray to protect the beautiful materials
  • 100% PCW recycled paper packaging
  • Recycled bands printed w/ soy ink & green energy

And….new and improved kits with more supplies and lots of great ideas!  If you have never visited Artterro’s website, you really need to check them out! I love the variety of kits and love the fact that these are craft kits that you won’t see just anywhere.

So let’s check out the Bubble Wand Kit…

Bend high-quality copper wire into fun shapes and adorn with beads and marbles to construct two beautiful, sturdy wands. Perfect for blowing giant bubbles and casting magic spells! There are tons of great ideas in this kit, you can create a wand,  brighten a garden or add whimsy to a potted plant!  Or…you can make a wire wrapped suncatcher like I did!

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2014 Photography Challenge- Black and White

Do you love photography?  Then, the Sitcom Photography Challenge is for you!  Each week is a new theme!  Challenge yourself to take a great photo using the theme of the week as a guideline and share it with all the Sitcom readers!  You share your great photo and we all get to enjoy it!  A win-win situation!   It’s a great way to learn new things about our digital cameras, have fun with photography and share great photos!

Last week, our challenge was “Spring”.  Oh, the colors!  You all out-did yourselves last week!  There were some amazingly beautiful photos!   Click here to see the great photos submitted last week!   I updated that post all week long, so be sure to check out the new photos!

This week our theme is: “Black and White”

photography challenge black and white

This week we have been challenged with taking a photo and converting it to black and white using the free software at  The best photos to convert to black and white are those that have good contrast.  I used a photo that I took of a seagull on Tybee Island beach a few months ago.  I think pulling the color from this particular photo actually made it more interesting.

This photo was taken with my Canon SX30IS, and edited with the free software at

So how did you do?

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Do you have a thing about Reality TV too?

sitcom dog with tv

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Beamly. The opinions and text are all mine. Some folks ask me why I call this website The Sitcom. Well, a lot of it has to do with the fact that my life is a sitcom. Between cooking catastrophes, dog craziness, two daughters, one […]

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How to make Foil Covered Easter Eggs!

foil covered easter eggs

My current contribution to the website, “Another Cent Saved” is a fast and fun way to decorate Easter eggs!  I am a huge fan of egg decorating as you probably already guessed from my Ukrainian Eggs.  Making Ukrainian eggs is time consuming and takes tons of practice. But there are other ways to make pretty eggs! […]

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Easy to make DIY Purse Organizer!

diy purse organizer

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and U by Kotex but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #UbyKotex” I had gone to Walmart the other day with the hubby in tow to pick up a few things.  Unfortunately, when I get in the craft […]

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Will your dog do most anything for a treat?

dog staring

This post brought to you by Triad Retail Media. All opinions are 100% mine. Ever wonder what your dogs are doing when you aren’t at home?  I will be in the middle of my work day and it will suddenly occur to me that maybe I should check on them.  Too bad about the lack […]

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2014 Photography Challenge- Spring!

photography challenge spring tulips

Love to share photos?  Then the Sitcom Photography Challenge is for you!  Each week is a new theme!  Challenge yourself to take a great photo using the theme of the week as a guideline and share it with all the Sitcom readers!   It’s a great way to learn new things about our digital cameras, have fun […]

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Reader projects inspired by Suzy’s Sitcom!

batiks gone wild reader quilt

I love it when I get mail from readers with photos of their amazing projects inspired by the Sitcom!  Over the past few weeks, I received quite a few and wanted to share them with you.  We have a beautiful quilt, inspired by my Batiks Gone Wild Quilt Pattern, Faux Stained glass created by a […]

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My secret to making a good impression…or not

name tag dork

The SNAP Conference will be happening again at the end of this month.  This year I cannot attend due to a certain RV that I need to pay for, but I had the opportunity to attend the huge blogger convention last year. Located in Salt Lake City, the conference draws creative bloggers from all over […]

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Decoupage Photograph Plates- cool wall decor!

diy photo plate wall art

This post was sponsored by Home Made Simple TV Have you ever watched Home Made Simple TV? It is a new show featured on the OWN network. This past week, I watched the show and saw a project that I wanted to try for my mother’s upcoming birthday. How about a wall of photo plates? […]

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