Friday, January 10, 2014

Scrappin' Our Stash Blog Hop

Welcome to the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop 
where we are Scrapping our Stash. You should have arrived here from Jessica Arrant.  If you are just popping in to see what I've been up to, head on back to Practical Scrappers so you don't miss anything along the way!  If you came here looking for my ribbon project details from Practical Scrappers well then, scroll on down to the next post!

CHA is this weekend and that means the industry is putting out all kinds of fabulous new product.  So what better time to kick off our new monthly series of Scrapping our Stash!  A special shout out to the sponsor of today's hop: Kiwi Lane Designs!

Kiwi Lane Designs creates templates that help take the frustration out of scrapbooking!  And one lucky winner today will get a border set and an accessory set from Kiwi Lane.  We are big fans of Kiwi Lane Designs and in fact have several members of our design team who either currently or in the past have been a part of their design team!  Details on how you can win this prize are at the bottom of this post!

  We recognize that this is a huge list for the blog hop and would love for you to visit as many as you can...but we are not making that mandatory to qualify for the prize here.  That said, many of the designers are offering prizes of their own so we do recommend seeing what you can get in on :).
Here' the full blog hop in case you get lost along the way!
Practical Scrappers Blog Hop List
Practical Scrappers
Kerri Yarus You Are Here
Lisa Peeples *****Go Here Next

Now, how to get in on that prize! You can do any or all of the following for up to three entries! 
1) Become a follower here
2) Become a fan on our facebook page
3) Become a fan on the Kiwi Lane facebook page and make sure to tell them we sent ya!

Here's my stash project...I started out with some scraps from my Creative Memories Delight Shopper Diva papers and stickers, some vellum I bought in 2007, pom pom trim that is 4 years old; some Basic Grey opaline designer half pearls (pink), some Studio 118 large pearls, an old wine class, and battery operated candle.

Isn't it just the cutest little tea light!!

 upclose of the lamp shade...

 my wine glass with candle...NOTE DO NOT USE A REAL CANDLE!

 the lamp base is covered with 2 small packs of the opaline swirl pearls.

all the angles of lampshade showing off the different stickers, the embossing I did with my Cuttlebug using D'vine Swirls and my butterfly die and embossing combo, and yes three more packs of opaline pearls with a touch of some pink bling on the butterflies.

Thanks for stopping should now be hopping over to my talented friend Lisa Peeples!

Who Says It's Too Early For Next Christmas?

I'm up today over at Practical Scrappers sharing my idea on how to use up some of that ribbon.  Here's is a 4 and 1/2 ft ribbon and fabric garland I created.  You'll probably see me selling these next year at all my holiday fairs ( I went a little crazy buying material after Christmas when it was clearanced out ).  I started with some 4 ply 72lb jute cord as my base.  Created slip knots at each end.  Then I took my material for this one I just tore it into 1" x 6" strips ( you could cut them all with pinking shears or scissors depends on the effect).  Then just tie away.
To finish it off, I created some cinnamon dough ornaments ( the recipe is below ) and painted some gingerbread men and squiggles on hearts .  Here's a close up of my ornaments.  I tied them on with some coordinating checkered ribbon scraps.

Cinnamon Dough Recipe
1 1/8 Cup of Flour
3/4 Cup of ground cinnamon
1 Cup of Salt
1 Cup of Water
1 Tbsp Ground Nutmeg
1Tbsp ground Cloves

Mix dry ingredients with water to form a smooth stiff dough.  Divide into three or four portions. Place each section between two sheets of wax paper and roll to 1/4 and 3/8 inches thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out. While dough is till soft use a straw to put a hole in the top of each ornament for the ribbon to go through.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Paint with acrylic paints ( I chose not to use a clear coat of varnish because I did no want them shiney).

Thanks for stopping in!


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