It’s finally here! The Scrapbook Steals blog hop!
Please feel free to check out my site and offer any feedback while you are here. I have created three projects for this hop with the generous supply of Prima Flowers that Scrapbook Steals sent over. This was a fun product to work with. They are thicker than I expected and some of them even have a textured finish. I didn’t get to pick the color and I have not worked with yellow as much as other colors so that was a nice change. After I edited my pics and loaded them here I realized I paired it with black or grey on every project. I guess I really like that color combo, lol!
This was a gift I made for a young lady who just moved out of her parents home. I used a simple frame and some chalkboard vinyl. First I removed the glass to apply the self-adhesive chalkboard vinyl directly onto the front side of the glass. Then I put the glass back in and added the flowers and bling. She can use it for memos, grocery list, or even a menu planner.
The final touch, I included a votive size candle holder to hold the chalk.
The candle holder was pretty easy to decorate with washi tape, a Prima flower and a bling. It is the prefect size to hold the chalk!
I love how some of these flowers have the slightest hint of print. The variety in colors and sizes was amazing to work with.
As you can see in this picture above some of these flowers have a sort of texture on the top. I have been known to add gesso to my flowers, but these didn’t need any!
My next project is a bookmark. It was seriously too easy to make and took less than 10 mins!
I took a yellow paperclip (I randomly had ONE in my paper clip box! What are the odds?), added a stack of about five of the flowers in different sizes and patterns and two buttons. You will want to attach the flower cluster to the single loop side of the paper clip so that the double looped side will slide on and off the paper.
I used an epoxy sticker to dress up the back side and give it a finished look.
I love how it looks sitting in my journal!
My last project is a going away card. Bittersweet…
The sentiment tag is made with yellow paper, a transparency with a white swirl print and a label maker.
I am seriously in love with using office products and this label maker has been a LOT of fun!
I used a ton of the flowers to sort of frame the sentiment tag and give this card some color.
I layered some of the flowers for more dimension and interest. I also used black blings in the middle of the cluster and faded them out to a grey and finally a clear bling.
The butterflies seemed to just fit and added some shine. I just happened to have a little scrap of silvery paper in my scrap drawer and it was just enough to make two of these little guys.
The glitter border strip is stapled on. See, I do like using office supplies in my crafting, lol! I like the contrast of the blingy glitter with the industrial staple.
Thanks again Scrapbook Steals for letting me participate in this blog hop. I hope all of my visitors today enjoyed looking thru my projects. In case you missed it here is the blog hop list:
Akiha’s Momma Scraps! – Charissa Miller – www.akihasmommascraps.com
Scrap Happens – Catherine Povec – http://tybearsmom.blogspot.com/
Grand Diva’s Creative Corner – Brenda Ragsdale – http://granddivasscrappyplace.blogspot.com/
Scrapbookista – Abigail Stoops – You are here
the “Divine” hand – Candice Elliott – http://truedivinehand.blogspot.com/
The other sink – Abbey Colbert – http://theothersink.blogspot.com/
Mama’s Sanity – Kristina MacKeen – http://mamasanity.blogspot.com/
Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a $20 gift code! I would specifically like you to leave me a comment telling me which of the three projects above that you liked better and why, and tell me who is cooler, Christian Bale as Batman or Liam Neeson’s character in Taken. =) You have til midnight Sunday February 3rd, 2013 to enter.