Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Time for a Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone and Welcome to my blog! I'm so excited to join the hop for the first time this month and I hope you enjoy my project. If you have come here from Tamytha's Blog then you're on the right track!  If you've just begun to hop, don't worry; it goes in a big circle so its all right to start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can see the full list on Kathleen's Blog.

  December's stamp of the month is such an easy set to work with and very versatile, so I'm sure you'll find alot of inspiration as you travel the hop.  It's called Amore (D1445) and is available the entire month of December at a discount, or even FREE with a qualifying purchase.  So be sure to grab this set on my website and come on back to create some of the artwork you see on the hop for yourself!! 

Without further ado; on to my projects !!!

Project 1:  a single page layout inspired by a quilt pattern I had in my stash that I intend on using in my Valentine's Day album.. I have one page for every year my DH and I have been together and celebrated Valentine's together, so this set just seemed to be too perfect to get my layout done for 2011 :)  Tutorial pics will be on the end of the post if you would like to see how I did it!
Supplies:  CTMH Magnifique paper pack, D1445 Amore, microtip scissors, foam dots, chcoclate and Pacifica ink, CTMH copper photo hangers, and organza ribbon.  Tags are cut from Colonial White cs.

Project 2: A special wall hanging I'm giving to one of my nieces for Christmas.  She LOVES peacocks, the strut, the flashy flambouyance of it all, so it was just the thing to make a teenage girl happy..LOL ~ an "ultra WOW" way for her to display a picture on her wall - (shown here out of the frame so I wouldn't get the horrible glare from the glass)
CTMH wall display in framed shadow box

Crepe paper flowers accented with mocha gems, shimmer brads and copper flowers.

Supplies used to make crepe paper flowers: Glue gun and gluesticks, white crepe paper, Pacifica and Sky reinkers, rubbing alcohol, water, small glass dish, and microwave to dry.

Supplies used on the layout: Z1349 SHIMMER Designer Brads, Z1331 Foundry Flourishes, Z1333 Mocha Opaques
Chocolate and Pacifica ink pads, Magnifique paper pack, Exacto knife, sanding block, Amore stamp set, Cutterpede scallop edge blade and paper trimmer, Tombow adhesive for paper, and Liquid Glass Adhesive for metal accents.

Now "Hop" on over to Vickie's blog to see her work and continue on the hop .....or hang out here for a minute to view the tutorial on how to make the Spiraling Log Cabin quilt page.  Either way, I hope you've enjoyed being here with me and feel free to leave comments or questions !

Luv, HUGZ, and *Glitta*    ~ Angel

Spiraling Log Cabin Pattern Tutorial

Spiraling Log Cabin Quilt Pattern (Tutorial)

Take a sheet of white 12x12 paper and using a pencil and ruler divide the paper into 4 6x6 boxes.  Then divide each box into 1/2 inch grids.

Choose dark pattern strips for the outside and light pattern strips for the inside of the grids.
(I used Magnifique papers cut into 1/2" x 12" strips and alternated using either the front of the paper with the darker design or the back of the paper with light designs - cutting them down to size as I went along so it is truly random -- Just one more reason to love our double sided papers you just cut the strips and flip them to the side you like!! )

Here is one box completed:

Here's the template:

And here's the finished page  before I added my stamped pocket and tags. (You'll notice the far top left square is smaller than the others in my version, I did this intentionally so that my little sentiment would fit snug in that box on the finished layout :)  

 Have a great week and Happy Craftin' !   ~~Angel

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