Friday, January 7, 2011

Flaunt It Friday's Hello Kitty Blog Hop!!! TODAY!! Plus my first ever BLOG CANDY!!!

Hi!  I'm so excited to be part of my first ever blog hop, and also to be part of the Flaunt It Friday's Design team.  If you hopped here from Amanda's Blog, then you are on the right track!  The hop begins on the Flaunt It Friday's blog, where you can see the showcase pieces by all 30 design team members.  You can also upload your own project there.

Project #1:

For our first project, design team members were asked to create a project from the airplane cut on p. 65 of Hello Kitty Greetings.  My  "Bag-o-lope" project is below:

Front 

Back

For this project, begin with a plain 5" x 7" envelope, sealed.


Next, cut off the top with a decorative scissor.


Then score at 1" on sides and bottom.  Use a bone folder to make creases.


Open envelope, use forefinger and thumb to reinforce creases on sides and bottom, bringing bottom sides to points.


Crease bottom points into triangles, pull back toward center, and adhere to bottom


Cut all layers of airplane cut at 3 1/2" and adhere together.  Add Stickles and Slick Paint.  Adhere to piece of cardstock cut at 2 7/8" x 4 3/4".   Cut strawberry shape using blackout feature.  Color with Martha Stewart Glitter Paint Pens.  Adhere to white cardstock cut to above dimensions using "Action Wobble" or other spring.  Hand write sentiment with MS Pastel Paint Pens.


Adhere to bag, one on each side.  Punch holes 1/2" from top of bag, fill with goodies (mine has tea bags in it), and tie with pink ribbon.  This is a gift for our school psychologist, an angel sent from heaven if ever there was one.

Project #2

For our second project, we were asked to use any other cut from HKG and make another project.  Since my sister, Lena, is one of my favorite people--and the world's greatest Hello Kitty fan--I decided to create something to give to her.  She lives far 1200 miles away from me, and I don't get to see her much. She is an acting and music coach, plus full-time college student, amazing mom, fabulous daughter, and lover of Christ.  I admire her so much because she left a very successful career in finance to follow her dream of being a performer and coach.  She is awesome!


Beautiful, right?
The project is below.


I started with an 11"x14" canvas painted pale pink.  Then I cut 20 squares of various black, white, and pink patterned papers and cardstock in 2 1/2"x 2 1/2" squares and adhered these to the canvas with mod podge, spacing as evenly as possible.  Kitty and all of her layers are cut at 7" from p. 30, then adhered together and to the board using ATG adhesive. Flower is accented with rhinestones.  Chipboard letters cut at 3" with Plantin Schoolbook using the multicut function on expression, blade depth max, speed medium.  (A bit of advice--use blades that are a bit too dull to cut paper--don't use your new blades on chipboard--it dulls them QUICK!  I also use one mat for chipboard only.)  Then spread Easy-Tac glue over letters, cover in glitter, and adhere to board with Elmer's glue dots.  Be liberal with the glue, as it is easy to get it too thin, then you have some spots with "thin" coverage glitter coverage.  

BLOG CANDY!!!!

This is my first time giving away blog candy, and I live in a very rural area where it is hard to find good scrapbooking supplies.  I usually order online, but I didn't have time to get something in...so I did my best locally, and this is what I came up with.  Four packages of heirloom scrapbook stickers.  I think they are really pretty and would look fabulous in one of those fancy and old fashioned heirloom books.


In order to win this blog candy, become a follower of my blog and leave a comment below.  I will draw a random winner on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. MST.  Please make sure you leave me a way to notify you.  I will post an update with the winner on Tuesday evening.  The winner will have till Friday, Jan. 14 to confirm a shipping address.  

In order to qualify for the Flaunt It Friday's Grand Prize Blog Candy, the Love Always Stamp Set by Pink by Design, you need to leave a comment on EACH DT member's post.  You will have all weekend to complete the hop.  The winner will be selected on Monday or Tuesday.  

*Thank you soooooo much for looking at my FIRST EVER design team work!  I appreciate all my blog and crafting friends so very much--this hobby keeps me sane!*

Your next stop is Celeste.  Check out her amazing project here.

Jen










81 comments:

  1. Both you project are too cute...I love how you made that bag out of the envelope..and your sis will just love that canvas..soo pretty love the glitter.. thanx for the tips, the inspiration and chance to win..:)

    nicolle at nicollelovesscrapbooking dot com

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  2. Cute projects. Thanks for sharing
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

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  3. Love your projects.
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  4. Your projects are wonderful!!! Great job on your first DT!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I became a new follower!
    Hugs, GiGi
    booger1 at tds.net

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  5. Fantastic projects! I am seeing so many projects that I want to try..thanks for sharing the tutorial! Happy to be on team with you! Just became a follower!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com

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  6. I love your projects, Jen! The canvas is beautiful! Your sister is going to love it!

    I am a follower!
    ~Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether@gmail.com

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  7. Your sis must be in HEAVEN. What an incredible (and absolutely gorgeous) gift! Love your cute bag too :)

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  8. Great projects. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. What a lucky friend you have. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  9. What a fantastic bag and that canvas is beautiful! Your sister will love it!

    Stacey
    staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

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  10. Super cute and great Tuto !

    Have a great Friday ;-)
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  11. Love the bagalope idea! A great way to pass someone special some little treats!
    And I am sure your very talented and busy sister will be so pleased with her canvas! So pretty!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

    http://scrappingsomememories.blogspot.com/

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  12. Wow what a super cute project. kschlu1 at gmail dot com

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  13. Great job on the challenge! Welcome to the team!!! I didn't know I wasn't following but now I am!

    See you next week! HUGS

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  14. Great Job!

    I am having a cricut cart give away. Check out my blog for details:)

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  15. fantastic job, I love what you did for your sister! TFS

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  16. Wow, those are sooo cute! The card looks great, thanks for the idea!
    steph4575@msn.com

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  17. Super cute projects, the canvas work is beautiful!
    I would like to make something like this soon.

    thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win:)

    elainer@cinci.rr.com

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  18. Very cute projects! Love your layout!

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  19. Great projects. Thanks for sharing. I am now a follower.
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  20. Cute bag and amazing canvas. Thanks for sharing. I am a follower.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  21. I loved your tutorial on the "Bag-o-lope". This project goes on my list, thanks for sharing it with us. ☺
    Your sister is going to love her project that you made her. It's so very cute!
    You did a great job on your first DT work! reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  22. I have never made a Bag o lope - I will have to try to make one :) I am thrilled to be on the FIF DT with you and to have found your blog. Your projects are very creative! TFS

    michelle

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  23. Such cute projects!

    Jessie G.
    goodjessie at hotmail dot com

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  24. I love your projects - the tutorial is great! Thank you for sharing!

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  25. These are both great as well as a wonderful step-by-step. TFS!!
    kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  26. GREAT projects and directions! So glad I found you - I'm your newest follower and would love you to come visit my blog.

    Patti Ross
    rossfam@wildblue.net
    www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

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  27. Wonderful projects! I love what you have made for your sister!!

    Following! :)
    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  28. I LOVE your canvas - what a great idea. I am a new follower and fellow design team member - I cannot wait to continue being a team member with you!
    Jenny Kozar

    jlkozar AT comcast DOT net

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  29. Lovely creations! So sweet to make something for your sister. I am following you now and look forward to the inspiration. Stacy H-W
    http://scrapwithstacy.blogspot.com

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  30. Congratulations on your very first Blog Hop. I will be doing my first later this month. Exciting isn't it? Your projects are adorable. Your sister will flip over her canvas. It's beautiful. I'm a new follower. Can't wait to see your future creations!
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  31. Great projects!!! Just adorable. Your sister will love her gift. I'm a new follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
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    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  32. Very nice. Your sister is gonna love it.

    VinDeeLoo
    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

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  33. I lOVE that canvas sign....the bling letters are fabulous!!! really great job!!

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  34. Great projects. I am sure your sister will love her canvas.

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  35. Wow, Jen that card you made up is something else, I"m starting to get a lot of ideas from all you ladies, great projects.

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  36. Your projects and your post are both fabulous! I love that you showed step by step how to do the bag-0-lope. I forgot about making those and couldn't remember how. Thanks! And you are so sweet to your sister. I bet she just adores you. I love the idea of a canvas and the background being 20 cut squares - I'd probably get them all misaligned. LOL Your canvas looks great! :)

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  37. Very cute

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  38. Jen I love these projects! I am so going to have to try the envelope bag its super cute! I am like you but I have 2 wonderful sisters that I admire so much! I am the oldest but they are the ones that I look up to! I love the canvas it is beautiful! I am so glad to be on this fabulous design team with you.
    I hope you have a fabulous glittery day!
    ~Carley
    http://the-real-icarley.blogspot.com

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  39. Great projects! I LOVE the canvas you made for your sister! She will love it!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. Awww...these are so cute! She will love the canvas...I do!!! TFS!
    hugs,
    joni

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  41. Oh, these are so cute. I love how happy they are.

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  42. I just love the bag-o-lope! I will be trying one of those! So love the canvas! What a great way to honor your sister. Bet she's proud of you, too!! You have awesome talent also!!! So glad to be on this design team with such wonderful and talented ladies!! :)

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  43. Congrat's on your first ever Blog Hop and look forward to seeinf alot more of you!!! Very nice thing you did for your sis!! Love the colors! I am a new follower and hope to see more of you inspirational creations!!!

    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    Rexann

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  44. Thank you for your sweet comment. I'm so glad you are on the team! :)

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  45. Love your projects!!! I'm excited to be on the team w/ you!

    Pam
    simply-pam.blogspot.com

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  46. Great projects. The canvas was a neat idea!
    cau0617 at yahoo dot com

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  47. I love the patchwork. The leopard print is my fav. mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

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  48. This projects came out adorable perfect for a valentines bag. I also love the patch work on your 2nd project! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Contact Info: incase I am lucky enough to win that amazing blog candy!
    Email: arebori0204@gmail.com
    New Blog: www.scraptillyadrop.blogspot.com
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  49. Having painted several paintings, the canvas project is phenomenal :) Thanks for sharing your time and talents. I am so glad to be a follower.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com

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  50. I really like the projects you made. The bagalope is something I have never tried, and your canvas is beautiful. I am sure your sister will love it.

    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    Jan
    jan.schmeckpeper@yahoo.com

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  51. I was like what the heck is a bagalope?! Cute idea, and great little tutorial. Love the blinged out canvas for your sister.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  52. Great projects. I have never made one of the envelope packs. Thanks for the tutorial I will have to try it. Your canvas is just beautiful. Your sister will love it. I am brand new to blogging and just posted my first card. Hope to be as good as all you talented ladies out there.

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  53. Very cute! The envelop bag is a new one for me. TFS

    Darlene

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  54. Very cute projects. The envelope goody bag is a great idea for showers. TFS mary3mom at yahoodotcom

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  55. Cute projects, thanks for sharing these ideas.

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  56. WOW!!! Jen you did a great job! :) I'm so happy to be a part of the DT with you! You're style is amazing, I love it!! TFS! :)

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  57. GREAT job!

    http://jmecreations.blogspot.com/

    jlowery19@gmail.com

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  58. I really like your canvas for Lena--I am sure she will love it!

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  59. Forgot to leave my addy: mwhitmore1@comcast.net

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  60. The card for your sister came out very nice. I like the color scheme. Dawn RI
    abosoffit at hotmail dot com

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  61. What a great idea bagalops Your designs are super cute . your sister will surely love this.
    http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

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  62. Awe, I love your projects! Great job. Thanks for sharing them with us and for being in this FUN blog hop!

    Great blog candy too!

    becky.mayhewlear@gmail.com

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  63. Hi Jen,
    great projects. Love the bag and how cute is the l.o.
    I love how you used the diff types of patterned paper for the background!!
    So happy to be joining you on this hop!!

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  64. Hi jen, I have an award for you on my blog!

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  65. Hi, great job on your first blog hop!!! Your projects are really cute! I love the bag-o-lope. Very cute Hello Kitty cuts on both projects. Your sister is going to love her gift. Thanks for the chance to win! -Nicole primpedinpaper@gmail.com

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  66. These projects are stunning! Your sister is beautiful and she sounds like a special person with a wonderful sister who loves her very much! I am happy to become a follower on your blog as I love everything I browsed on your blog! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  67. I really love that second project. It's just exceptional! My kind of colors and sparkle for sure. :0) Thanks for the chance to win! I am a new follower. If you get a chance, please check out my blog. I love new friends. :0) http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

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  68. Thanks for sharing your projects. Both are awesome and you have a new follower! AJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. Both projects are really cute especially the bag from an envelope, this is not something I have seen before.
    Kim xXx

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  70. Cute projects. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.

    Mandy
    mjbaker at earthlink dot net

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  71. I love your canvas! I'm sure your sister will love it!

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  72. Great creations, TFS. Canvas crafting is one of the mediums I've been wanting to try. CyndiU cureta2 at yahoo dot com

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  73. Jen,

    I love your projects!!! :) And thank you for the detailed instructions! My new craft room is going to be pink, black, & white...I might have to scrap lift your awesome canvas!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  74. Love your ideas tfs!! Congrats on ur first blog hop!! :)

    lmlandrum2007 at hotmail dot com

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  75. Your projects came out so beautiful! Thank for being on the hop and on our DT!

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  76. Both projects are great but I just LOVE the canvas!!! Such a great creative idea!!

    Thanks for coming by and leaving me a comment!

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  77. I love the bag/envelope idea! The wall hanging is so pretty, too!

    Lisa
    prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

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  78. Hi Jen

    I LOVE LOVE your projects, the Hello Kitty Canvas is amazing!
    I am a new follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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