Monday, April 22, 2013

More Blog Hopping Fun! 100 Proof Press & Hydrangea Hippo....

(SPOILER ALERT - Ma, if you don't want to see your card for Mother's Day, you better not poke around on this post)

I'm really having fun getting back in my craft room.  When there's a blog hop to do, you have to craft it up!  So this is the 100 Proof Press and Hydrangea Hippo Hop - it's even fun to say, right?  You should have just been over at Irit's blog, and from here you will visit Holly (if you need a complete list of the hop you can find that here).  And 100 Proof Press and Hydrangea Hippo are both offering prizes, so  be sure you visit the sponsor's blogs as well.

We got a bag of goodies from Hydrangea Hippo- this place if full of paper kits, tutorials, and other fun paper crafting supplies (I had to get me some vintage ballerinas).  I embellished a burlap bag, a muslin bag, and made a card for the hop.

 here's a card for my mom, and a matching gift bag

(stamps used:  spring bouquet &  honeycomb
flower & lace are from HH)
(again the spring bouquet and honeycomb:  buttons,  lace, bag, and twine are from HH)

My creativity seems to flow more easily when I have someone in mind while I'm working on a project.  My sister just celebrated her birthday and I was able to incorporate my gift ideas with the hop!  She makes cards with a typewriter and just started selling them at craft shows, and I thought she could use a vendor's/crafter's apron, and the muslin gift bag turned out to be the perfect wrapping for her apron.
Happy Birthday Gift Bag with ATC sewn on

(again I used that honeycomb as a background, typewriter, & happy birthday stamp
the bag, ribbon, glitter, flower, leaves, and trim are from HH)
Here's the bag with the apron packaged and ready to go!
Custom Apron for my crafty little sister - although this photo doesn't show it, I did use a little bit of lace along the top seam from the Hydrangea Hippo Goodie Bag

Sew, thanks for stopping by my little lilly pad on the hop, and I hope you're enjoying the other stops as well.  Next stop is at Holly's blog.  And don't forget to leave a trail of you comments along the way.  Happy Hopping!

Friday, April 5, 2013

100 Proof Press and Genuinely Jane Studios Hopping Together...

 Hi there - if you are following along with the 100 Proof Press and GJS blog hop you are right in the middle of it!  Your last stop should have been at Irit's blog, and your next stop will be over to Emily's.  But for now you're here... I altered two books for this hop.  I wasn't quite sure what my themes were going to be until I got started.  Here's the gear book... it quickly turned into a book of gears and quotes from daVinci (yet the cover is Galileo).
GJS gear book, da Vinci hand, arch sketch background

old age, number set
gears and eyes
I didn't realize until I started writing this post how similar my books look, yet the sentiment and inspiration that I used to create them were totally different (guess the yellow paint was still on my table).  This the my house book.  The theme on this developed a little too late, so I didn't get to include all of my ideas.  The large number "460" is the street address from my grandparents' house, and I  started filling the book with thoughts and photos stemming from that place.  The cover has my grandfather's grade school pictures on it. The other "pages" I stamped up some quotes I like.

sprout stamp and film strip and  small hand pointing

sprout, number set
Thanks for stopping by.  I really enjoyed using the Genuinely Jane books, once I got started I didn't want to stop not even to let the paint dry!  Be sure to leave a comment here because one lucky visitor will win one of these stamps from 100 Proof Press...  Happy Hopping - Next stop is at  Emily's blog....  And if you need to start at the top of the blog visit the 100 Proof Press Blog.

comment to enter to win this stamp!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Blog Hop Friday April 5th with 100 Proof Press & Genuinely Jane Studios

Somehow I cyberly  bumped into a cool lady who also happens to own a crafty business.  And we decided our products work nicely together so we're putting on a blog hop.  The 100 Proof  Press design team (and myself) are going to team up with the gals at Genuinely Jane Studios.  I seriously love the GJS books - I even put a few up on the 100 Proof Press site.  These books just call out to be altered and stamped.  While they'll be some really lovely projects in the hop (we're talking lots of projects and ideas), I'm just going to share the cover of one of the albums I crafted up.  The birdie album with my favorite "The Way of Life" Stamp.  I've also been into using the "Large Corner Design" all over the place.
(don't forget the lil' owl queen!)
So if you're into altered art, visiting blogs full of great projects, and winning prizes, you should join us on Friday!  Hoot hoot!