Friday, November 18, 2011

Hopping Through The Holidays Blog Hop





If you are looking for the Dandylicous Blogiversary Blog Hop
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)
(http://www.creativekuts.com/)

4) Visit Scrapping Bug Designs Store (you will need to do this to meet the last requirement)
(http://scrappingbugdesigns.com/)

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 lineup in case you get lost along the way.

  1. Linn Cloninger ~ http://www.linnsscrapshack.blogspot.com
  2. Jane McKinney~ http://janettarosedesigns.blogspot.com
  3. Cynthia Franco-Guerrero ~ http://luv2scrap-luv2scrap.blogspot.com
  4. Pam Pease ~ http://www.geezypeaseypapercrafting.blogspot.com
  5. Julie Warren ~ http://www.juliescreativepieces.blogspot.com/
  6. Lisa Graves ~ http://www.bljgraves.blogspot.com
  7. Bonnie Guess~http://scrap-n-away.blogspot.com
  8. Paula Wells ~ http://www.owlbescrappin.com
  9. Eva Laney ~ http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com   You are here now
10. Linda - http://linda-scrappinwmn.blogspot.com/
11. Gina Long ~ http://c90designs.blogspot.com
12. Denise~ http://wolffdesigns.blogspot.com/
13. Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
14. Scrapping Bug Designs Blog ~ http://scrappingbugdesigns.blogspot.com
15. Creative Kuts Blog ~ http://www.creativekuts.blogspot.com

For my First Project, I will be starting with Fall.  I made a video so that I may show you all of the details of this fun project. 

I used the Creative Kuts File Falling For You.  You can find it in the CK store by clicking  Here.  For the patterned papers I used the Fall Paper Kit from Oriental Trading CO, only the Papers were used from this kit.  The Solid papers are all Bazzill.  The Ribbon to make my bow and inside accents was from Recollections.  The boys face is stamped with a peachy Keen face stamp from the everyday character face assoertment.  The big leaves on the top of the box are embossed with D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder and all of the small leaves are embossed with Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug folder.  I used only the leaf accent spots on the folder so I could only emboss five or six at a time...lol.  This ended up taking awhile!!!  The Fonts I used were from Kates ABC's and the box itself is from svgcuts.

My Second Project today is one of my favorite things to make.  This Bottle light is Beautiful either lit up or not.
Pointsettia Bottle, Daylight - No Lights
Pointsettia Bottle, Daylight - Lights On
Pointsettia Bottle, Lit Up In the Dark
I used the Creative Kuts Pointsettia Etching File  You can find it in the CK store by clicking HERE.
I first used Armor etch over the stencil to etch the bottle.  Now normally you would wash the etching cream off to remove when your etching time is up, but I wanted to try something new and so I carefully wiped off the cream with a wet paper towel until it was all off, so that I didn't raise the edges of the stencil.  I then took my Tim Holtz alcohol inks and a small paint brush and began coloring the etching in.  I used Red Pepper for the Petals, Oregano for the leaves and Mushroom for the center.  I did several coats of each.  After it was completly dry I removed the Pointsettia Etching stencil and then I added gold stickles to the center.   The bottom part is simply a Holiday candle ring I bought at Michaels.  The Bow is made with my Bowdabra mini.  It is a wire edged ribbon by believe also bought from Michaels.  I added in some Holiday red and white cording by Celebrate it and added some cute little jingle bells to the ends.  Normally I make my bottle lights with a plug in style Christmas light strand but this time I used a strand of battery powered lights, which give off a softer glow.  After adding the lights, I dropped in clear glass pebbles and it pushed the lights down and adds the perfect accent lighting and glow to the bottle when lit.




I also have some Blog candy for you today.
Make sure you are a follower here and at Creative Kuts Blog
and leave a comment about my projects and good luck!!!
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if it is giving you any trouble.
 


Now, Go Check out the Wonderful Projects Linda has in store for you next. 

Don't forget to come back for Tomorrow's Line up too which I will be posting in the morning for you.


Have a Wonderful Day!!!
Eva :0)

60 comments:

scrap-n-away said...

Great video Eva! The box turned out adorable. I can't wait to try your second project. I've done the glass etching but I've never tried to color it. What a great idea!TFS!
Bonnie

LUV2SCRAP said...

Very pretty I love the explosion box wasn't expecting to see the little guy in there (0:

Michelle said...

gorgeous as always Eva :-) love both of them

MaryEllen said...

Fantastic projects !!! was surprised to find the tree inside your box and such a pretty bottle

The Crafty Dream said...

Love the video Eva, good job and i also love your second project!! Thanks for sharing!!

I am your follower, please follow me!!
www.thecraftydream.blogspot.com

Gaby

LinnsScrapShack said...

You know I love both of your projects. They are both so Awesome!!!

Melissakc1 said...

beautiful
Melissakc1@yahoo.com

Creative Kuts said...

Amazing projects. Thank you for all your hard work. I am so lucky to have you as one of my creative team members. Thank you

Helena Lane said...

Your pieces are beautiful and the bottle light is awesome. Haven't done etching yet but hope to try it one day. Keep up the great work! Thanks for sharing.

Janet's Planet said...

awesome job! TFS! I'm going to try the etching now.

sdelong1228 said...

good job on the video! great projects, love the bottle
already a follower
sdelong1228@gmail.com

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Great projects, Eva. Love the video.

Jane said...

Beautiful projects Eva!

Cathie w said...

very cute love it....TFS!!

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Nancie said...

Love your projects your explosion box is beautiful!

Nancie
scooby71099@msn.com
www.alittlepieceofmebynancie.blogspot.com

JaniceA said...

Beautiful projects, thank you for the video. janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Kandi's Kreations said...

very cute explosion box.

ReinasMomma said...

Great projects! I love explosion boxes! Thanks for sharing! New follower. chrisbrown1973@hotmail.com

Jennifer F. said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the explosion box. You did an amazing job =)

Julie's Creative Pieces said...

Wonder projects Eva, Love the etched bottle.

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

YOur explosion box is amazing--so beautiful.

Mrs. Sassy Crafter (Fabi) said...

Eva you did wonderful! I love everything =0)

Sherry said...

I love your projects, especially the bottle! Keep up the beautiful work!

Lisa said...

your projects are adorable. nice job on the video. Glad to be on the same team. TFS. new follower.

C90designs GL said...

What beautiful projects!!!

lindaplus3 said...

i love both projects,,, light is amazing,,, ty for sharing your video... Happy Thanksgiving
:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

IRUNINCIRCLES said...

Holy Rusted Metal Batman! That explosion box is FABULOUS! Very inspirational! New follower...and I'll be back soon! Shannon_Corbin@live.com

Sue said...

my oh my!!! what talent!! Love the explosion box as well as your bottle light... dont know where you get your ideas from!!! STunning!! Greetings from Swakopmund Namibia AFRICA :-)

scrappin4mykids said...

I love both your projects! They both look amazing! Great job and I really liked your video, too! Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us and for the great inspiration! I am a new follower!
~Angie
scrappin4mykids@yahoo.com
www.capzscrapzcreationz.blogspot.com

Edwina said...

Wow!!!! Your projects are fabulous! I love the Fall Photo box! All the detail is wonderful! I like that you decorated the inside. It is like a decoration inside a decoration, plus a mini photo album. Incredible! I love the Christmas decoration too. poinsettias are part of Christmas and I love items with them. Thanks for sharing your great projects. I am a follower of your blog and creative Kuts. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

DIANA L. said...

Great Projects Thanks for the goodie giveaway.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Trisha said...

Wow, the etched poinsetta bottle is lovely. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

mjhuntsman@msn.com said...

I love your projects. You did a lot of work!! Thanks for the video.

Jani said...

OMGoodnes! Eva you rock! I LOVE this explosion box. Especially the little tree and the boy leaning against it. AWESOME project and video.

Wolff Designs said...

Love all your projects.

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Eva! Love the box (especially...lol) and the bottle!!! Both are really great projects and you did a great job! You also do a great video; I've got to do one one of these days but they say it takes a long time for them to download, and I don't know if I'd have the patience... heee-heee!

Thanks for stopping by earlier, and also for inviting me to see your beautiful projects!!!

Hugs!

P.S. I think I even have time to check out more projects... yeah!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

P.S. I forgot to mention that you have me ready to now go and check out the inside of one of my Splenda packages... lol!!! How clever of you!

Mary D said...

Just love your projects. The explosion box is adorable. Makes a great family tree. Think I'll try adding family names on the leaves and then to have pics of family in the box makes a great gift. Thanks for sharing

Mary D said...

Forgot to say Thanks for the video of your project.

Marji said...

Beautiful projects, I really like the bottle! I am a new follower.

Lisa said...

Oh Wow, Eva, both of these projects are so fabulous!!! The explosion box is so absolutely beautiful! You did a great job with it and with the video! And the bottle light is amazing! I am definitely going to have to make one of those!! Thanks so much for the inspiration - your projects are awesome!! :D

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Jean said...

I love both of your projects, but I think the box is my favorite.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

You really out did yourself on these amazing projects! Great work!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Lisa Rhodes Lamer said...

great video....

momof5 said...

I love your projects especially the poinsetta bottle.

Sher said...

your projects are awesome -love them all ---the video is GREAT!! thank you :)

starry43 said...

love your projects that poinsettia light is very elegant. I too love poinsettias thanks for sharing

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Wow! love both of these wonderful projects and need to step out and try both! :) became a follower and look forward to seeing more of you! :) TFS
Kari

Tracey Geneau said...

Great Work.. :)

Honeybearz Designs said...

You did great on the video Eva love the explosion box. Beautiful etching on the poinsettia. Thank you so much for sharing.
Lisa
http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
honeybearz2007@gmail.com

Karen said...

awesome work

Scrapping Bug Designs said...

cool bottle!!! :)

Debc06 said...

Love the bottle lite. TFS. I am a new follower for you.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

tluiz said...

I like how you folded the corner pieces of the box in. The directions I found said to cut them out. Love the lid with the items popping up so much. ~SBD DT

Sheridon Graves said...

Such beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

Love the idea!!!!



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starry43 said...

Back for day two. This poinsettia light is one of my favorites I love it.

Liz said...

that box is fantastic, I am definetely trying one and the etched bottle is gorgeous

http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

Texas JennyWren said...

Your table scape is most amazing!! I am going to have to try doing glass etching. Those poinsettas are so beautiful
txjennywren.blogspot.com

Sarah Forhan said...

I love the poinsettia bottle, too cute! Your Bowdabra Bow on top is perfect! I will be sure to share your blog link with our Bowdabra readers and poinsettia bottle tablescape on our Bowdabra Pinterest page. :-)

Great job! ~ Sarah Forhan Bowdabrablog.com Designer