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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop Day 2

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.  I've recently gone from working in a retail setting to an 8-5 Monday-Friday job.  This is my third weekend in a row I haven't had to work and boy am I relishing them!  I feel so blessed to be able to enjoy time with my family on the weekends now.

For Day 2 of the blog hop I again used the "pocket parts" and repurposed them.  The supplies I used are:  Big Kick Die Floral Frames Framelits (Stampin' Up!), repurposed book pages, Glue Glider Pro by Glue Arts, tissue paper.


Using the Floral Frames Framelits, I cut several different sizes of the flowers out.  I wadded them up and spread them back out to give them a little extra "body".  Then I layered them until I liked the way they looked.  I'm thinking I'd like to make a Christmas wreath out of them.  They'd also be great to use on cards or gifts.  Lots of possibilities!

Here's the entire hop line-up so you can see all of the wonderful projects and get those creative juices flowing early for your Christmas projects.  Thanks Nicolette for hosting another fun blog hop.  I've enjoyed participating and seeing the other projects.

Nicolette- www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
April - http://curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
LeslieRahye ~ http://leslierahye.blogspot.com
Jackie- http://jackiesscrapping.blogspot.com

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas flowers.  Have a great Sunday!!!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop

I don't know what the weather is like where you live, but it's hotter than blazes here in Oklahoma. We actually had the hottest day on record today at 109 degrees here in Oklahoma City. Now I love summertime, but 109 is a little too warm even for me.
It was nice to think about an occasion that we normally celebrate with cooler temperatures. I started a new job a little over a week ago at a law office. One of the tasks I was given was updating the books in the library. When I was finished I had a lot of "pocket parts". Instead of throwing them away I figured out a way to repurpose them. For this project I used: Sizzix Bigz die scalloped circles, Sizzix Big Kick, Glitter Blast Cherry Bomb, cream tulle, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive and the pocket parts.


Now, for the how to part.  First I took the pocket parts and cut out LOTS of scalloped circles using the Sizzix Big Kick and scalloped circle Bigz Die (retired from Stampin' Up!).  Next, I wadded them up and opened them back up to give them some "body".  I then stacked them in groups of five and folded in half.  I glued the individual pieces together in each group of five and then glued the groups together until I had the ornament.  Using a very long toothpick, I stuffed the ends of the tulle down the middle and tied a bow at the bottom.   Next, I took it outside and sprayed with Glitter Blast Cherry Bomb.  My mom has a nice red glittery spot in her front lawn right now! 

For the next one I'll find a dowel rod or something to hold it with while I glitter it up instead of spraying the tulle. 

I hope you enjoyed my repurposed pocket part ornament.  Thanks for checking out my project.  Please come back tomorrow to see what I've come up with for day two!

Here's the entire blog hop line up so you can check out some other nifty Christmas projects.
Nicolette- www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
April - http://curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
LeslieRahye ~ http://leslierahye.blogspot.com
Jackie- http://jackiesscrapping.blogspot.com