Friday, May 20, 2011

Vacation Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!  I hope you're having a great day and enjoying the Vacation Blog Hop so far.  You should have come to my blog from Jill's

Instead of a traditional project incorporating pictures, I stepped out on a limb and did something out of my comfort zone.

Our vacations usually involve water of some sort, the beach or lake.  My project is a swimsuit made of mostly paper. 

I did cut up a bra I bought awhile back that was very uncomfortable and used it for the form of the top.   The skirt/bottoms, I used wrapping paper and traced around a pair of my swimsuit bottoms to get the base.  I taped the front and back panels together.

The roses are crepe paper streamers.  I cut the streamers in half length-wise and then did lots of rolling and twisting.  I actually covered the entire front and back of the skirt in these silly flowers.  I didn't count to see how many I actually made, but just to give you an idea there are over 100 on each "cup" of the top.  If I remember correctly, I used two rolls each of red and white streamers and just started on a third white one.  I attached them with hot glue or glue dots.  If I do another, I'll probably use kraft paper, like the mailing kind on a roll for the base.  The wrapping paper I used is pretty light-weight.

We are very fortunate to have a sponsor for this hop. Betty from Simply Betty Stamps is offering up these fun stamps! So to qualify for these stamps you have to do the following:

<img src="">

1) If you are not a follower of my blog, please do so.

2) Leave a comment on my blog AND on every blog along the hop.

3) On Monday, 5/23 @ 10 AM CST, Nancy at will pick THREE winners and each will receive one of these fun stamps.

Next on the hop is Nadia.  Enjoy the other projects and don't forget to comment for a chance to win a fun stamp!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Blog Candy Winners!

Sorry, I'm late in getting this post up.  I do want to congratulate the blog candy winners from Jenn's Birthday Blog Hop. 

Someone also asked if they could "scraplift" one of my projects.  Please, feel free to scraplift away!  I'm very flattered and honored at the thought of someone wanting to scraplift.

Melissa - Very nice project, great job! My best birthday gift had to be getting my new cartridges I wanted last year!

Jill/TheScrapoholic - This is so gorgeous! I remember going to someone b-day party and there were a bunch of games and one was bobbin for apples and I lost one of my top tooth while bobbin but got the apple while loosing the tooth!

And, I added one more, just because it was so sweet I teared up when I read it!

Christine - Wow! I would love to make these flowers for my scrapbook room but don't know if I am talented enough to do it! Just beautiful. Ok here is another "favorite birthday story" when my son Brian was in kindergarden, my 30th birhday was fast approaching and he asked me about birthday parties I had as a little girl. I told him I had never had a birthday party because I was from a family of 14 children so we just got a cake after dinner on our birthdays and that was it. This really seemed to upset Brian...on the day of my birthday, Brian walked into the house with 5 of his little boy friends, they were all yelling surprise! surprise! Brian had a surprise party for me! I broke out the cake & ice-cream that my husband had bought the night before and I recieved clumsly wrapped gifts of toy cars, trucks & sea shells (we live near the beach) we played games and it was indeed the best birthday party I have ever had!