Friday, November 18, 2011

Hopping through the Holiday Day 1

Welcome to the "Hopping Through The Holidays" Blog Hop. Come hop along with the design team members of Creative Kuts and Scrapping Bug Designs November 19th and 20th. You will see some awesome projects using both Creative Kuts and Scrapping Bug Designs paper piecing patterns. We’re super excited to be doing this hop together! Our design team members will be showcasing their amazing creations they have created especially for this hop. This hop will feature projects for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our intentions of doing this hop is to show each and everyone of you all the wonderful projects you can create using Creative Kuts and Scrapping Bug Designs paper piecings. We hope to give you some great ideas and inspiration through out this amazing blog hop.

Creative Kuts and Scrapping Bug Designs are offering an AMAZING couple of grand prizes also. Creative Kuts will be awarding one lucky winner a $100.00 Cash for their grand prize. Scrapping Bug Designs will be offering one lucky winner a $100.00 in free files. How about that?? Isn’t that awesome!!

To be eligible to win these wonderful grand prizes you MUST:

1) Go through the entire blog hop (both days) and leave a comment on EVERYONE'S post.

2) Become a FOLLOWER of everyone's blog (both days).

3) Visit Creative Kuts Store (you will need to do this to meet the last requirement)

4) Visit Scrapping Bug Designs Store (you will need to do this to meet the last requirement)

5.) At the end of each day you will end at Creative Kuts and Scrapping Bug Designs blogs. You will need to leave them a comment stating you have made it through the entire hop and you will also need to leave in your comment what is your favorite pattern set in their store.

Be sure to hop through the entire hop both days to be eligible for the grand prizes, as well as all the other blog candy throughout! We hope you all enjoy this hop and find a lot of great ideas, inspiration, and most of all have loads of fun

Here is the Complete line up in case you get lost along the way. For Day 1

Linn Cloninger Linn's Scrap Shack (You are Here)
Cynthia Franco-Guerrero ~Luv2scrao-Luv2scrao
Julie Warren ~ Julies Creative Pieces
Lisa Graves ~ BLJ Graves
Bonnie Guess~ Scrap-n-Away
Eva Laney ~ Eva's Scraps n Cards
Gina Long ~ C90 Designs
Lynne ~ Her Craftiness
Creative Kuts Blog

We have all been so excited about this Hop and now we can show you are Holiday projects.
Now for my first project.  I created a Center piece just perfect for that Thanksgiving dinner next week.
I used Creative Kuts file Flower Designs Collection 1.  The file includes 6 different flowers and leaves for all of them  in this collection. You can find  tutorials on Creative Kuts Blog and here on mine as well on how to create your own flowers. The Glass vase I purchased at Michaels and as you can  see I made various flowers in fall colors and sizes with leaves.  I used the hot glue gun to adhere to the glass.  I added a few fall berries for filler among the flowers and then added nuts and pine cones the base.

Here are a few close ups of some of the roses.

For my second project I made a Christmas wreath center piece. 
I used the Poinsettia Flower. It can also be hung on the wall in a small area as well,  very versatile. 
I used Gingham wire ribbon and tied it all around the wreath. In doing this it adds some extra color and will increase the size of your project. I added white berries to give a little more contrast. 

In this picture I have displayed with a normal tall,wide pillar candle.

In this next picture I have taken a vase and filled it with the gem pebbles you can get at any craft store ( I got mine from Wal-Mart lol) and used three tapered candles and made them different heights just by bury them at different depths in the gems.

This third picture I have hung it on the Wall for an additional enhancement to the Christmas decor. 

 I hope you enjoyed my projects. Make sure you leave a comment and become a follower. Remember the requirements to be eligible for the grand prize!!

Your next stop is:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Winner is .......

The winner of the $10.00 Gift certificate to the Creative Kuts Store is 
 Lori Comeau.
   Please contact/email, and in the reference please put Blog candy for Linns Scrap Shack.

Thank you Lori and all of the wonderful People that followed along with the Hop. We enjoyed making the projects for the hop and reading all of your lovely and encouraging comments. Make sure you come back on the 19th of November for our next Blog hop. 
I will look for you there!!!