Paper Issues Blog Hop and my Top Secret Project reveal

19 Mar

Thank you for joining me on this special day, Paper Issues 1st Blog Hop.

We are starting our new challenge over on the Blog.  This challenge starts today, and goes through April 2, 2011.

The theme of the challenge is My Favorite Things.

Here was the teaser I gave of my project.

The digital layout shown below, I had previously done and focuses on things I adore.

It includes a couple of my favorite scrappy things, polka dots being my all time favorite thing in the world.

The other must have,favorite thing, for my paper crafting is bright, bold colors.

In my opinion, no one does bright and bold better than October Afternoon.

I am crazy about EVERYTHING they make!

My current favorite line, an older line of theirs, is Cheery Hill.

Ooh, just looking at it makes my happy.

Lastly, since I was about 17 or so, I have just been the BIGGEST FAN, EVER, of Mary Engelbreit.

She is one of My Favorite Things!

I have combined most of My Favorite Things into today’s project.

Without further ado, I give you my bottle cap wall hanging.

This is made from the Cherry Hill line.

I took a lot of pictures trying to capture all the detail I put into this, but I thought it might be a bit much to list each picture.

So I made this photo collage on PHOTOVISI, free.

I will show a couple of my favorite pictures to explain the detail.

You can see I used one of my favorite Mary Engelbreit phrases.

“Bloom where you are planted”

I made my tiny banners from the CHEERY LYNN PENNANT die.

Yes, I made all the adorable details on the pennants.

I spiraled tiny shreds of paper for my cheery and flower leaves.

See those little paper beads?  I lifted that idea of my good friend Jamie Lynn Cripps over on BITS OF PAPER.

Here is the link to her flower, that features these beads.  Go HERE.

She also has a freebie Word Art download I used for part of the “BLOOM” phrase.

The flowers and apples I have done are a special technique I do, maybe I will have to do my own tutorial on them;)

I love to use bits and pieces of paper that have the brand names in them.

Can you see part of OCTOBER AFTERNOON’s name in the flower petals?

Love it!

Here is a last side view to see all the wonderful layering and detail.

To get an idea of how small this project is, here are some pictures of my little one with it in her hands.

She is 4, small & petite, so you can hopefully get a feel for the scale of this project.

Now, I just need to keep her from wanting to hold it and squish them apples!!

Thank you for getting through this post with me.  Talking about My Favorite things is easy to do I have learned.

Now on with the BLOG HOP.

Some of the DT girls have some RAK’s, so be sure to visit all the participating blogs.

Our fearless leader has this kit for ONE lucky blog hopper!


Paper Issues Blog Hop Giveaway

The Requirements to win this are pretty simple:

“Don’t forget Paper Issues is also providing a wonderful box full of Crate Paper goodies to the lucky reader who links up a FAVORITE THINGS project,

follows this site or friends us on Facebook starting Saturday, the 19th of March, and each of you will get you an extra entry.”

The Hop starts at the PAPER ISSUES HOME blog.  Go there if you get lost at all!!

From my BLOG, you will hop on over to:

Jocelyn Petcholan


Have a great day and thanks for joining all of us!


30 Responses to “Paper Issues Blog Hop and my Top Secret Project reveal”

  1. Michelle H. March 19, 2011 at 6:22 am #

    I LOVE your MR bottlecap project- it’s WONDERFUL!!!!! The little rolled up paper bits- the banners INSIDE- just AWESOME!! You rocked with this fab blog entry too- perfect!

  2. Jamie March 19, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    LOVE IT!

  3. Celina Matthews March 19, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    Oh, the Cherry Hill Line is so pretty and I love what you have done with that giant bottlecap! Very creative and original!

  4. cg March 19, 2011 at 6:48 am #

    My goodness, that’s gorgeous! So much tiny detail!

    • kate blue March 19, 2011 at 8:21 am #

      wow, what intricate work! you will definitely have to do a floral tutorial…love all the cherries and yeah, i’m thinking I may be mary e inspired too for an upcoming project; I’ll have to get over to my local Hallmark store and sneak a picture!

  5. Jackie March 19, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    Wow, such detail on the bottle cap! It’s wonderful! I’m working on one right now 😉 ~jackie (PI)

  6. Krystina March 19, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    Those apples are so cute. I have one of these bottle caps so you have definitely given me some ideas on what to do with it! Thanks.

  7. Dawners March 19, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    Jeannie – Your bottle cap project is awesome! Totally LOVE it! WTG!
    PS – that is one of the all time best lines -Cherry Hill!

  8. Zarah March 19, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    Wow, that’s SO coooooool!
    /Zarah (PI)

  9. Aimee K March 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Loving the paper beads and what a cool project!!! love it!!

  10. Kristy March 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    AWESOME!!!! I got some of those and couldn’t think of anything and you blew me away! And btw, Cherry Hill is AWESOME!

  11. Sabrina March 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    So cute! Love all the little details!

  12. gretchen March 19, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    fabulous! both projects! fabulous!!

  13. Jacque March 20, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    These projects ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Misty March 20, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    W0W! I thought it was the size of a dinner plate till I saw it in the hands of your DD! Simply amazed at the detail.

    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  15. alwayscharlie March 20, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    I am totally impressed with all the layering and detail and fabulousness of this project!
    smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

  16. Bunnyfreak March 20, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    What a detailed little project. It is so adorable.

  17. Lowri McNabb March 20, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    Wonderful project! Love the bright colours and all the details are fantastic.
    Great job!
    Lowri 🙂

  18. Cassie March 21, 2011 at 8:07 am #

    Oh!!! It is SO fabulous!! I love it!! The Cherry Hill is also one of my faves!! This project gives me so much inspiration…I can’t wait to make something with my MR Bottle Cap!!

  19. Amy Baldwin March 21, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    This is definitely an absolute favorite for me! I LOVE the colors, the papers, the pennants, the adorable bottle cap! I need to purchase some of those caps. LOVE!

  20. Mandy Starner March 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    what a great little project! i love all the paper flowers!!

  21. Joan Umano March 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    Oh be still my heart! This bottlecap project is beyond stunning! Your flowers are unbelievable…such fine detail!!! WOWZERS!

  22. nitasha g March 21, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    love, love, love your bottlecap! OA, the details, the colors…just gorgeous!

  23. Tracey March 22, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    wow that is one awsome project, it’s fantastic I love the colours and the flowers and banner. That’s one large bottlecap would love to see the bottle lol I would love to have a go at this project and love to have a go at making the flowers.

  24. Tina M March 23, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    What a great blog, I am a new follower and your projects are great. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  25. Damaris Rios March 23, 2011 at 3:34 am #

    Wow..that BC is BEAUTIFUL. YOu have some amazing details on there. I love paper…flowers and my FAV tool is my cutterpede trimmer..can not live without that!!!

  26. Melissa Cobbs March 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    I love the giant bottle cap!! And the paper beads are awesome!!

  27. March 24, 2011 at 3:43 am #

    YOu rocked the Cherry hill, what fabulous projects

  28. Esther Turner March 30, 2011 at 5:32 am #

    Wow – so many details in such a small place without looking overwhelming! Great job!!!
    ~ Thanks, Esther T
    esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

  29. Cebelica April 1, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    Absolutely gorgeous!


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